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for hope


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What is Makan For Hope?

Makanforhope is an in-person initiative that continues from Mentorforhope, a mentoring and charity fundraising campaign supported by many venture capital firms in ASEAN and tech industry leaders, as well as Temasek Foundation (through oscar@sg grant) last year. Our host is typically a serial entrepreneur, investor or expert. At each "makan" session, the host will be joined by seven other guests, tech founders and individuals passionate about the tech space for coffee.


Makanforhope is designed to bring together intellectually curious, like-minded folks to learn from the host and to provide the opportunity for our guests to network or help someone out through their own experience or tapping into their network. #weareinittogether

Triple Good!

We aim to do good in three ways:


1) Bring like minded individuals together so that meaningful conversations may initiate

2) Dine at a social enterprise or a cafe/ restaurant which serve a social cause

3) Raise donations for a charity beneficiary. Each guest would pay US$15 for a coffee session or US$20 for a lunch session and 85% is donated to our nominated beneficiary for the month.*

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our past sessions

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Feel free to join us in our cause and use our hashtag #MakanForHope! We are happy to promote others who organise their get-together fulfills the following:

​ Dining at or ordering food from a social enterprise or cafe/ restaurant serving a social cause eg. Farm to table. (examples here and here)

Raising donations for a charity organisation. (No minimum donations, every cent counts!)

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