List of Startup Accelerators and Incubators for Singapore

List of Startup Accelerators and Incubators for Singapore
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Singapore brings a wealth of expertise, funding opportunities and market access that is beneficial for every fast growing startups. Plus, the city-state is certainly not short on quality startups accelerators and incubators.

Here’s a list of Accelerators and Incubators that will help passionate entrepreneurs take their projects and ventures to the next level.

(Let us know anytime if we forget any important Singapore based accelerator or incubator)


Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore

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startup-bootcamp-squareStartupbootcamp Fintech is an accelerator focused on financial innovation, providing funding, mentorship, office space and access to a global network of investors and venture capitalists, for up to 10 selected startups per year.

The three-month program provides the selected startups with the opportunity of collaborating with over 200 mentors, partners and investors to build world-class products.


Life.SREDA InspirAsia

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inspirasiaRussian investment firm LifeSREDA.VC moved its headquarters from Moscow to Singapore and launched a fintech accelerator programme called InspirAsia.

InspirAsia facilitates startups to become a part of global fintech ecosystem. They also help to better understand the prospects of the company and implement it more efficiently.


Fatfish MediaLab

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Fatfish MediaLab

Fatfish partners with entrepreneurs to facilitate building Internet ventures with the potential to scale globally through its proprietary process “Seed-to-Exit”. The company focusses on digital ideas with a proven business model and is the first Internet venture accelerator to list on the Australian Securities Exchange. The company has a significant pipeline of opportunities at various stages of development and is targeting growth in emerging markets, particularly in Southeast Asia.

 

FocusTech Ventures

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FocusTech Ventures

FocusTech Ventures support founders that seek to solve real world problems and improve crucial workflows of and pervasive inefficiencies in major enterprise industries such as energy, finance, education, manufacturing and healthcare.

FocusTech seeks for unique solutions solving hard problems in sizable markets, with potential to grow and dominate product categories.


East Ventures

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East Ventures is an early stage fund focusing on consumer web and mobile startups, based in Singapore, Jakarta and Tokyo. Apart from financial assistance, it also nurtures the ecosystem through its Ventures Night events in Jakarta and Bandung and also through its 100-day accelerator program, East Ventures Alpha.

 

Jungle Ventures

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jungle-venturesJungle is a Singapore-based venture firm that funds and helps startups scale across Asia Pacific. The firm invests in all early stages of startups and has investments in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other hotbeds of entrepreneurial activity in Asia.

WaveMaker Labs

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Wavemaker Labs

WaveMaker Labs is an approved technology incubator under the Singaporean government’s National Research Foundation (NRF). Under the Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS), WaveMaker enjoys a 5.6x leverage on its investment capital with the NRF providing up to S$500,000 per startup on top of the S$89,000 that WaveMaker invests per company.

 

The Singapore FinTech Consortium

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the-singapore-fintech-consortiumThe Singapore FinTech Consortium is a cross-industry initiative, structured as a commercial venture. They act as a platform neutral organization and are designed to facilitate collaboration between all market participants and stakeholders in the FinTech eco-system.

DBS HotSpot Pre-Accelerator

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DBS HotSpot Pre-AcceleratorDBS HotSpot is designed to take very early stage startups from their concept to launch. Our focus is a balanced approach of getting your product developed with you, training you in the skill sets for sustained execution, fundraising, developing early corporate partnerships and also access to high network individuals in our banking clientele as your potential angel investors. Our mentors include successful entrepreneurs, investors and senior corporate executives that are actively looking for partnerships.

 

The Open Vault at OCBC

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the-open-vault-at-ocbcThe OCBC FinTech Accelerator, powered by NEST, is a mentor-driven programme designed to help entrepreneurs build the financial technology companies of the future, faster and more efficiently. Through a combination of guidance from the OCBC Mentors, NEST expertise and the validation of insights through the OCBC data sandbox, the programme seeks to groom 8 successful startups through the full-time 12-week programme kicking off in May 2016.

The FinLab

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The FinLab accelerates the development of disruptive FinTech start-ups changing our world today. Through our deep expertise and broad experience in the financial industry and the venture capital ecosystem, we provide start-ups with valuable insights and a strong infrastructure to propel their businesses to the next level. A joint venture between Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB), our wide connections in ASEAN, Greater China, Europe and the United States provide our start-ups an unparalleled access to the global market for growth and expansion.

PayPal Incubator

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PayPal Incubator

PayPal will provide over 9 months:
-Prime co-working space at PayPal’s Singapore Technology Center located at Suntec City.
-Structured learning conducted by experts in the FinTech industry. Finance and technology topics such as risk, compliance, core payment network, channel partnering etc., will be covered in the curriculum.
-Coaching and mentorship by PayPal executives and external business/technical subject matter experts.
-Access to talent from within and outside PayPal.
-Access to funding through PayPal’s network and VC connections.
-An environment which promotes collaboration and innovation, where startups can grow and feed off each other’s energy, creativity and support.

Rockstart

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Rockstart offers a 150-days accelerator program for startups to fine-tune their businesses and prepare for global scaling. The 2016 Web & Mobile program is set to start in September, with a focus on international scalability. The program will be held in 3 locations: Singapore, Amsterdam (NL) and Bogota (CO).

Chinaccelerator

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Backed by SOSV, The Accelerator VC, a US$250m AUM venture fund, Chinaccelerator offers extensive support for startups including seed funding, mentorship, and legal assistance and help startups to grow and succeed. Their early stage seed funding program targets exclusively startups focusing on web and other emerging technologies. They are looking for: Stellar teams, Globally innovative ideas, still at seed level or disruptive biz models.

InnoTribe Startup Challenge

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Launched in 2011, Innotribe Startup Challenge’s mission was to bring visibility to activities at the edges of our ecosystem, highlighting the importance of these new emerging companies called startups and their revolutionary way to think and work. Over the years, the Startup Challenge has become one of the leading global startup competitions, connecting the financial services industry with more than 650 FinTech startups around the world and reaching over 4,000 audience members through global showcases and networking events.

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator /(Hong Kong)

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Strategically located in Hong Kong, SuperCharger is the first FinTech accelerator program dedicated to both start up and more established tech companies aiming to capture the Asian growth market. The program leverages on Hong Kong’s traditional strength as Asia’s finance and technology gateway.

UNFRAMED

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UNFRAMED is the first social impact startup incubator, by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, in Asia. Uniquely positioned at the intersection of Community, Technology & Entrepreneurship, UNFRAMED leverages the most comprehensive cross-sector ecosystem to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs, and help them build great startups with clear social impact.

Muru-D

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muru-D is a leading international corporate-backed accelerators. Our unique differences are a) 6 month program provides enough runway and continuity to REALLY grow the business b) we have access to world-class advisors and supporting businesses from our global network and c) the fulltime leadership team at muru-D Singapore all have startup experience as well as strong C-Suite networks within the MNC community d) we have a network of partnerships with other accelerators around the world and our graduating teams pre-qualify for other programs like 500 startups.

Citi Ventures Accelerate

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Citi has a global network of labs that drives innovation throughout our businesses. Located across the U.S., Ireland, Israel and Singapore, Citi Innovation Labs are pioneering and testing disruptive new solutions for our customers. Citi Ventures oversees this global network of labs and manages an internal Acceleration Fund to promote rapid experimentation and discovery, particularly around the most disruptive business models and emerging technologies such as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, wearables, the Internet of Things, next-generation commerce and authentication.

FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong)

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Facilitated by Accenture, the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific is a 12-week mentoring accelerator and incubator program. The Lab brings together leading financial services institutions, angel investors and venture capital firms to provide start ups with the opportunity to work with future customers, perfect propositions, gain insights to the banking industry and build strong relationships.

Mastercard Start Path

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Mastercard Start Path is designed to meet your needs with a dedicated team that moves fast to ensure nothing delays your path to success. The program enables companies to gain access to MasterCard’s global ecosystem and to break new markets through relationships with MasterCard and our customers.

Bank Innovation INV

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Bank Innovation INV is a revolutionary fintech accelerator that will cultivate financial services startups around the world. INV seeks startups that target any and all facets of the fintech ecosystem. They work with partners and members to create the best possibe startups, technologies and financial services products.

AIRmaker

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AIRmaker is an IoT-focused cross-border accelerator programme that connects start-ups with two of Asia’s most vibrant innovation ecosystems, Singapore and Shenzhen. We tap into the resources of our 3 investors, namely Ascendas-Singbridge, Infocomm Investments and Runyang Group to support IoT start-ups from business validation, product sourcing, manufacturing, up to distribution and expansion.

Entrepreneur First

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Entrepreneur First (EF) isn’t a traditional ‘accelerator’. EF supports the best, most ambitious computer scientists and engineers to build deep-technology companies from scratch. You don’t need a team or fixed idea to apply. Over 6 months EF helps you find a co-founder, develop your idea, get customers, and raise funding from top investors. EF alumni companies are worth more than S$600million and their investors include everyone from Y Combinator to Index Ventures.

Joyful Frog Digital Incubator

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The first accelerator in Singapore and with 62 graduates as of 2015, it is undisputedly the accelerator with the largest cohort of entrepreneurs trained. A great success rate where more than 50% of alumni raised S$500,000 or more. Internationally known, it is a place to be for prestige and reputation.

 

3D FinTech Challenge

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As part of the overall 3DEXPERIENCE Lab initiative, Dassault Systèmes´ 3D FinTech Challenge identifies, nurtures and accelerates 7 high performance, start-ups that can potentially transform and reshape the Industry. The 7 week program is an integral element of Dassault Systèmes’ drive to reduce complexity in the face of increasing regulation and to enable customer centric innovation.

The Wells Fargo Startups Accelerator

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The Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator is a hands-on program designed to advance startups that create solutions for enterprise customers – inside and outside the financial industry.

 

Incubator Development Programme (IDP) | SPRING Singapore

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The Incubator Development Programme (IDP) provides up to 70% grant support to incubators and venture accelerators to enhance their capabilities and programmes to better assist innovative start-ups.

TAG.PASS

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TAG.PASS is specially designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage startups develop and test their business models and quickly convert their ideas into winning products in 11 weeks through domain coaching, business mentorship and platforms access.

Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)

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SiTF advocates for the ICM (Information, Communications and Media) industry, helps to accelerate the adoption ICM technology and promotes innovation. SiTF works closely with various stakeholders to promote emerging technologies in areas such as Digital Media, Cloud Computing, Wireless, Security and Governance.

Angel’s Gate Advisory

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Angel’s Gate Advisory (“AGA”) is an appointed iJAM.Reload incubator by the National Research Foundation of Singapore. The mentors are Singaporeans who focus on providing pro-bono advice and building Singapore-based startups which make a difference for Singapore and the world’s economy.

Red Dot Ventures

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Established in 2012, Red Dot Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund focused on Singapore-based high-tech startups. Red Dot Ventures was selected as an official startup incubator under the government of Singapore’s Technology Incubation Scheme, positioning the company as a key pillar in the creation of a competitive entrepreneurial environment that will allow innovative ventures to develop and flourish.

Angel’s Gate Advisory

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Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage VC firm in Southeast Asia with over 30 investments across 7 countries. With Founding Partners in Singapore and San Francisco, the firm helps bridge Silicon Valley and Asia through investment, experience, and relationship building.

Crystal Horse Investments

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Crystal Horse looks for technology companies that can scale in one country and subsequently be able to scale regionally. Based in Singapore and Malaysia, Crystal Horse also invests in great teams in other SEA countries where often the deals are led by other prominent venture capitals.

NTU Ventures

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NTU Ventures Pte Ltd (NTUV) is the commercial arm and technology holding company of the Nanyang Technological University. NTUV supports the University’s mission to promote innovation, cultivate entrepreneurship and facilitate the commercialization of research.

Among the key functions of NTUV is the creation of start-up companies and the eco-system to support Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

SPH Plug and Play

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SPH Plug & Play Accelerator is a Media and Technology-themed accelerator program to be launched in Singapore in 2015 with a goal of investing in promising Start-Ups. SPH Plug and Play brings together all three partners’ unique strengths: SPH’s vast media expertise and resources; IIPL’s network of industry stakeholders including government-linked agencies and research institutes; and Plug and Play’s experience in running multiple themed-accelerators globally.

Ruvento Ventures

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Ruvento Ventures is Singapore-based seed firm making investments in IoT globally. Our portfolio includes Birdi, Prenav, Megabots, Nuelle, Eight, Naked Labs, Boom Aero, Toymail, Vantage Robotics, CleverPet, Toichjet, Creopop, Powerdot.

Clearbridge Accelerator

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Launched in early 2010, Clearbridge Accelerator is a Singapore technology commercialiser and incubator that aims to translate core technologies from the laboratory into commercial innovative products that will result in sustainable and lasting enterprises. CBA focuses on key emerging and disruptive technologies that will make a dramatic impact in tomorrow’s world. Supported by the National Research Foundation’s Technology Incubation Scheme, CBA provides the necessary funding, mentorship, operational and execution discipline to deliver determined and accelerated results.

TechCube8

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TechCube8 is a private technology investor and incubator selected by the National Research Foundation (NRF), Singapore to promote entrepreneurship and high-tech R&D in the region. Our mission is to identify and co-invest in high impact, early stage technology platforms and companies with the aim of creating international growth champions.

 

NUS Enterprise

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NUS Enterprise

Established in 2001, NUS Enterprise provides an enterprise dimension to NUS teaching and research that involves the university’s students, staff and alumni. NUS Enterprise augments and complements the University’s academic programmes and nurtures talents to possess an entrepreneurial and global mind-set. We provide experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, comprehensive entrepreneurship support, catalytic entrepreneurship outreach, and being Asia’s thought leader in innovation and enterprise, as well as the bridge to industry for our university.

AccelerAsia

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AccelerAsia provides rapidly growing companies with Business Development activities in Asia and the Middle East regions. With offices in Singapore, Manila, Jakarta and Dubai, a team of highly experienced international business builders and a well established network in the region we have over the years helped dozens of companies take the first steps in these parts of the world.

 

Leo Tech

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Venture Builder – ideas that come from within Leo Tech are turned into products and businesses in their own right. A trending video and social sharing app, tracking tools for homeowners and property investors, a network of fintech products connecting the unbanked and affluent to financial institutions and ecommerce in Myanmar.

Apple Seed Venture Accelerator

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Apple Seed is a Singapore based venture accelerator incubating startups with Go-to-Market, internationalisation, fund raising and management support. The programme supported by SPRING Singapore targets companies with proven track record in innovation and proof-of-value that are poised to take on international markets.

 

Singtel Innov8

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Singtel Innov8

Singtel Innov8 is a corporate venture capital fund with its own set of decision-making, approval and funding processes. It has a fund size of US$250 million, with presence in Singapore, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and other markets.

Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital content services and enablers to enhance customer experience. It works closely with the ecosystem of leading innovators, developers, government agencies, R&D and capital providers to bring cutting-edge technologies and solutions to the various markets the Singtel Group operates in.

The Co-Foundry

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We look for founders who have a compelling vision and an awesome product idea, and will work with you to grow your businesses. If you’ve got an idea, a vision, and are looking to create the next big thing, drop us a line today. Participation is open but selective, with actual terms of engagement varying based on the needs and maturity of the startup.

 

The Innovators Institute

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The Innovators Institute is a professional development centre, peer support network and global expert resource for innovation leaders, professionals and novices.

TNF Ventures

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TNF Ventures is an approved Incubator under the Technology Incubation Scheme by the National Research Foundation (NRF). TNF Ventures is founded by key shareholders comprising of entrepreneurs, senior corporate executives, venture capitalists and IT luminaries of Singapore. TNFV looks to contribute back to Singapore by incubating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

 

NRF Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS)

 

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The Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS) is an initiative under the National Framework for Innovation and Enterprise (NFIE) programme, which was set up in March 2008. Under the TIS scheme, the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore could co-invest up to 85% of investment (up to S$500,000 per company) into a Singapore-based start-up, on recommendation from the Technology Incubator.

IncuVest

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IncuVest is a Singapore-based tech investor and incubator, founded by Ronnie Wee and Natasha Foong. IncuVest is supported by the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and National Research Foundation (NRF) who is a strategic co-investor with IncuVest. IncuVest focuses on early stage tech companies in eCommerce, Mobile, Big Data, Analytics, Gaming, and Social Media.

 

Spaze Ventures / Startup Spaze

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Spaze Ventures is a seed capital firm based in Singapore. Spaze Ventures provides seed capital for pre-launch ideas to seed stage startups. We engage and invest in entrepreneurs and startups in the earliest stage possible. Spaze Ventures focuses on startups in IT, e-commerce, Mobile, FinTech, healthcare and social media. We like high growth technology and we love disruptive innovations even more!

The Hub Singapore Corporate Programs

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The Hub Singapore Corporate Programs

The Hub Singapore is your best partner! As the pioneers in developing and growing the startup ecosystem in Singapore, we have deep relationships with both new and established startups, investors, universities and network partners that we leverage on in order to design and manage your innovation programs at a cost effective and rapid startup pace.

 

The AIA-Konica Minolta Accelerator

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The Digital Health Accelerator, by AIA and Konica Minolta, is a 12-week programme run by specialist team based in Singapore. Up to 8 start-ups will be selected to have their digital health business accelerated in the Singapore start-up ecosystem.

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