Singapore as an Accelerator
Singapore has a wealth of expertise funding opportunities, and market access that is beneficial for every growing startup. Below are some accelerators:
Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore
This is a 3-month accelerator program that focuses on providing funds, mentorship, and international networking of up to 10 selected startups.
This is an accelerating program and co-working space customized for mature startups to aid them in scaling: expand the business into new markets , host international partnerships between teams. It also helps in creating product synergy to attract more customers.
Singapore Fintech Bay
This flexible Launchpad offers a dedicated fintech co-working space, with futuristic meeting rooms, acceleration programs, innovation labs, systematic activities, and educational opportunities. It 2 programs, namely the Fintech Talent Program and The Venture Acceleration Platform.
This accelerator operates programs focused on pushing innovative fintech and technology companies’ growth and catalyzing businesses’ digital transformation. The third cycle of this program concentres on facilitating SMEs on their digital transformation, including matching suitable and innovative fintech and technology solutions.
It is a noteworthy community of for-impact entrepreneurs that leverages its centre of learning and programs that ensure the entrepreneurs obtain the relevant skills. Its primary aim is to impact the general business society and to equip them with necessary business skills.
It currently runs two programs: the 3-week Boot Camp Program that turns business ideas and innovative initiative into a genuine business, and a 4-month Accelerator Program, which offers comprehensive support for early-stage social impact startups.
Start Path Global
This is MasterCard’s global program for innovative later-stage startups from all over the world, helping global startups to scale their businesses. It allows companies to gain MasterCard’s global ecosystem and break new markets through connections with MasterCard and its clients.
Entrepreneur First (EF)
EF focuses on IT, engineering, and computer science. The program searches for the best and supports its ambition. Unlike traditional accelerators, its services are differentiated into stages. The program helps entrepreneurs to locate business partners who can help them to operate on their business ideas.
Powered by Ascendas-Swingbridge, AIRmaker provides IoT-focused international accelerator programs. It offers three programs: AIRmaker X, , AIRmaker, and AIRmaker +.
It focuses on Agtech and Foodtech companies. Singapore’s first global agtech and food tech accelerator support early-stage startups and later-stage scale-ups, working in all areas of agtech and food tech and covering the whole value chain.
ICE71 Accelerate Program
It is a 10-weeks program that focuses on cybersecurity startups. It is the region’s first integrated cybersecurity entrepreneurial hub founded by Singtel Innv8.it supports and develops early and growth-stage cybersecurity entrepreneurs and startups from around the world. It aims to strengthen Singapore’s growing cybersecurity ecosystem by attracting and developing competencies and deep technologies to mitigate the rapidly increasing cybersecurity risks.
PIER71 Accelerate Program
This 5 to 8 weeks mentor-led program focuses on maritime startups. It provides access to an extensive network of industry mentors, domain experts, investors, and corporate partners. Each team is paired with an experienced mentor in building, nurturing, and supporting startups. Teams are exposed to weekly masterclasses adapted from the lean startup methodology, networking events, domain-knowledge sharing sessions, and pitching classes.
F10 Accelerator & Incubator
F10 Accelerator & Incubator is the leading collaboration space for fintech in Singapore and Switzerland, emphasizing innovation in the finance industry for a promising future. Its programs promote the successful growth of startups in the fintech, regtech, and insurtech industries. It also gives members of its board of corporate access to the latest ideas and prototypes.
JFDI Asia, TAGPASS, Red Dot Ventures, SPH Plug, and Play, TechCube8, Found, Startup Autobahn Singapore, Shell IdealRefinery, among others.