SWAT Mobility Among the Top 15 Finalists for the Emerging Enterprise Award 2020
SWAT Mobility is one the top 15 finalists honoured at the virtual ceremony for the Emerging Enterprise Award 2020 last night, with the Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in attendance as the guest of honour. The top 15 finalists were selected out of a pool of over 300 companies assessed based on the criteria of business innovation, resilience and sustainability. Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing remarked during the ceremony that the award finalists displayed Singapore's "can-do" spirit and agility in response to challenges.
As an award finalist, SWAT Mobility was featured in The Business Times about how our business has grown despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Jarrold Ong, CEO of SWAT Mobility, also had the opportunity earlier this month to engage in an exclusive radio interview with Bernard Lim at MoneyFM about how we have adapted to Covid-19 and used our technology to digitalise transportation in innovative ways, through meaningful projects benefiting peoples' lives.
The Emerging Enterprise Award is an annual award jointly organised by The Business Times and OCBC. For the last 13 years, the award recognises small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that show strong business innovation, resilience and excellence. It aims to empower startups and SMEs with recognition and resources to boost their growth. The shortlisted companies stand to win from across four award categories: the Emerging Enterprise Award, the Best Innovation Award, the Most Promising Startup Award, and the Sustainability Award. The awards are supported by RSM, MasterCard, Singtel, ACORN, Rajah & Tann Legal Basix, Wavemaker and Enterprise Singapore.
This year, the theme for the Emerging Enterprise Award is innovation, resilience and sustainability. Due to Covid-19, businesses have had to adapt and pivot through innovation and resilience, and refine their business models to be sustainable in the new normal. As one of the top 15 finalists, our business has demonstrated significant innovation and resilience, in developing mobility solutions to cope with different demand patterns and achieving ridership growth despite the tough COVID-19 climate.
In the coming year, we will remain resilient and continue to improve our solutions to help businesses deal with inefficiencies in transportation and create even more significant impact on peoples’ lives through better rides and commutes.