New Year, Same Promise, Exciting Developments

The old year is closing, the new one is coming. We thought now would be the right time to reflect on 2017 and give you a taste of what is yet to come. As you know, our goal is to become the go-to platform for families in search of solutions adapted to their developmental differences. We’ll continue to pursue this goal.

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Photo credit: Aaron Burden

2017: Developing Community and Awareness

Those of you who’ve followed us from the beginning know Irisada is still young. As the online platform grew, we also wanted to get to know our community better. So just under two years ago, we opened a Facebook page.  This year we worked on strengthening our community of followers and pursuing socially responsible goals.

We held several fun giveaways, including Hua Hee card games to help fight against dementia and Senseez Pillows for kids with sensory needs. We also held a fundraiser to give back to the community when we launched T-Jacket (a vest that helps autistic children relax by simulating a hug) on Irisada.

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Part of our aim is also to build awareness around a wide range of conditions and explore the kinds of products and anecdotal tips that help families live fuller lives. Over the past six months, we focused on different conditions, striving to share tips from other parents in similar situations. Here’s a quick recap in case you’ve missed some of them:

2018: Same Promise, Exciting Developments

With already more than 300 products available for a range of conditions and abilities, we’ll be continuing to find the best solutions for your families. We’ll expand product ranges and cater to new conditions, including those linked to mobility and the elderly, to give you more choice.

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As for our community, we’ll be actively discussing specific points in our specialised Facebook groups. One such group is already running (The Discussion Group for Solutions and Tools for Special Needs), feel free to join, and we welcome suggestions for groups you’d like to see set up.

In terms of blog articles, we’ll be delving deeper into some of the conditions already mentioned, reach out to us if you have specific topic suggestions.

We look forward to the coming year with you. Keep following us on Facebook and Instagram. Get in touch with comments and suggestions. And of course, send us product ideas or reviews. You are the reason Irisada exists, you’re part of our story!

Last but not least: Happy New Year and thanks for following our adventures!

Singtel Future Makers Incubation Journey Thus Far

We haven’t really been sharing much of the incubation journey so far so here are some pics.

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This is during the Community Event whereby Andrew Buay, the VP of Singtel Group CSR gives some pointers about getting corporate engagement for social enterprises. There was a sign interpreter and live captioning. If only all events had such accessibility options, this world will be such a better place wouldn’t it?

 

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That is Janice and Tara working on further refining their value to their customers at the Product Development workshop. Lotsa good tips to further improve the brand name and offering of Irisada to our customers!

Once again, thanks to Singtel for this opportunity and Unframed for the coaching

In the Press

We got mentioned…

On SingTel’s News Release

https://www.singtel.com/about-us/news-releases/singtel-future-makers-names-seven-wining-singapore-social-impact-start-ups.html

and E27

https://e27.co/revealed-7-singtel-future-makers-winners-set-create-greater-social-impact-20161011/?utm_source=e27+Main+List&utm_campaign=b48cb90e08-20160922_e27+Daily+Digest_Opti&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_44098c195f-b48cb90e08-40155669&mc_cid=b48cb90e08&mc_eid=1cc1c107fb