The Social Oven

What is The Social Oven?

It’s a 3D2N camp that aim to foster enthusiasm and increase awareness among students about social enterprise’s impact on Singapore society.

As a nation and as a people, are we not each other’s keeper – the true measure of a society is in the way it aids its underprivileged.

From NUS Entrepreneurship Society (NES) comes The Social Oven, an inaugural 3D2N event that aims to empower and inspire aspiring social innovators of our generation. Organized by the recently established Social Enterprise Division of NES, The Social Oven features prominent local social changemakers as keynote speakers, workshops and an opportunity to kickstart your very own social-based idea.

JOIN US! as we discuss the social issues we face as a nation, equip social innovators with hard skills to build their social enterprise and set our minds onto building a more inclusive society.

Event Highlights

Day 1

Talks by Keynote Speakers
Forum and Discussions with Singapore’s homegrown social entrepreneurs

Day 2

Empathy workshop by Society Staples
Ideation, Validation and Refinement workshop by UNFRAMED
Opportunities for pitching of ideas as a Social Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur

Keynote Speakers


Debra Lam

Co-Founder, Society Staples

Together with Ryan Ng, Debra is the co-founder of Society Staples, a social enterprise focused on building a more inclusive society in which every Person with Disability (PwD) is able to maximize his or her potential and be accepted as integral members of society.


Cai Yinzhou

Founder, Geylang Adventures

Cai Yinzhou is the founder of Geylang Adventures, a social enterprise with a focus on changing social norms and perceptions. They have organized events such as Back Alley Barbers, an initiative that offers free haircuts to migrant workers and the poor.


Anthea Ong

Founder, Hush Tea Bar

Anthea is a social entrepreneur and founder of Hush Tea Bar, a movement that melds together Anthea’s passion for meditation and inclusivity of the deaf. Anthea is also a Chairperson for WINGS, an NGO aimed at empowering ageing women, founder of the Good Food Org and a certified yoga instructor.


Ashwin Subramaniam

Co-Founder, Gone Adventurin’

Ashwin is a social entrepreneur passionate about bringing together brands, sustainability and social change through authentic stories and community engagement. He firmly believes that businesses and brands have a huge business opportunity in tackling some of the pressing social and environmental challenges facing the world today.

Join us!

DATE:  25-27 MAY 2017


Ticket Type Team of 3-5 Individual
EARLY BIRD* $35/pax $40/pax
STANDARD $40/pax $45/pax

Food and accommodation will be provided during the event.

*Early Bird Prices are valid till 15 April 2017 11:59pm

Key Partner

Community Partners