KL based SmartBite expands its corporate catering service to the Philippines
The story: SmartBite, a corporate catering startup based in Kuala Lumpur, has expanded its service to the Philippines, according to a statement.
More details: SmartBite is an affordable food delivery service for offices. Last year, the company pivoted its model from B2C food delivery in the corporate space to online catering. Some of its regional corporate clients in Malaysia include Zalora, Lazada and General Electrics.
The firm aims to provide companies with the option of providing safer solutions to employees by offering them in-house meals so that they don’t have to go out to eat, during the pandemic.
SGInnovate introduces new initiatives for job opportunities in deep tech
The story: The Singapore government-owned venture firm, SG Innovate, has announced two new talent initiatives for local students, fresh graduates and mid-career professionals, who are looking to enter a career in deeptech.
The initiatives: The first is a virtual talent showcase, called New Frontier: Deep Tech Opportunities and Jobs, where over 30 deeptech companies and startups will be providing apprenticeships and full-time roles. These positions will range from software development to sales and business development.
The second initiative is called Power X Robotics, a full-time nine-month-long deep tech traineeship program which aims to equip Singaporeans with “real-world skills necessary for a new career in the industry”.
To be considered for this programme, candidates must be university graduates with a background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They should also have basic programming skills and at least two years of full-time working experience.
Grab expands services to rural Malaysia
The story: Grab has announced that it will be launching a variety of its services to rural Malaysia. Some of the locations will include Mersing, Segamat, Cameron Highlands, Pantai Remis and Baling.
The plan: The services include GrabCar, GrabFood and GrabMart.
GrabCar will be available in Mersing and Segamat from end September 2020, followed by GrabFood and GrabMart services which will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year.
According to the company, this move is a part of Grab’s ongoing efforts towards contributing towards a digital economy.
Image Credit: SmartBite
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