Uplifting Businesses and Upskilling Talents


The PayPal Innovation Lab collaborates with government agencies, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL), and Trade Associations & Chambers, to help SMEs overcome challenges they may face in the current business environment. We help businesses go digital and use technology effectively. We aim to groom and upskill the next generation which can help transform the businesses.

Business Outreach
FinTech Program
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Business Outreach

Our SME Business Outreach program empowers SMEs with knowledge and best practices on going digital. We partner with Trade Associations & Chambers to run regular learning workshops and seminars on e-commerce, digital and social media marketing to help business owners understand and demystify the online and mobile environment.

PayPal Fintech Program

Talent is a critical component of any businesses and especially for SMEs. As the business environment is ever changing with the introduction of new and disruptive technologies, SMEs need to hire future-ready talent to help them transform their businesses in the digital age.

The PayPal Fintech Program is a unique program that sees PayPal partnering all the Polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to impart Fintech knowledge to the students from these IHL via a train-the-trainer arrangement. PayPal will curate Fintech training materials that are relevant to the IHL curriculum. The materials include Theory, Technical and Practical topics. Students from these IHL will have the opportunity gain practical hands-on experience as interns under the PayPal Fintech Program.

PayPal Fintech Program: What is it?
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PayPal Business Challenge 2016
Since 2012, the PayPal Business Challenge which started in San Jose has enabled small businesses and Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) to draw on the collective knowledge of PayPal employees to solve and overcome their everyday business challenges. Through this program we provide organizations an outside perspective while giving PayPal employees insight to small business operations, allowing us to design products and services that solve real-world issues while driving value for our merchants and business partners.

The Singapore edition of PayPal Business Challenge, named InnoWave Business Challenge started in 2015 and is a 4-month program that provides a platform for PayPal employees from different functions to apply their domain expertise and problem-solving skills to help the businesses and NPO resolve their challenges.

In the InnoWave Business Challenge:
  • Employee volunteers are granted 10% of the working time over 4 months to engage the small businesses or NPOs.
  • Business and NPO owners gain an outside perspective on their business.
  • PayPal employees gain direct exposure to our customers and an opportunity to understand and learn their needs.
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