Collated Resources and Support for Startups

The pandemic has impacted the world in various ways. It is in trying times like this that calls for the community to be more united than ever. ACE, in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore, has collated a list of useful resources for startups, including private and public assistance schemes and pro-bono networks. This site is best viewed on a desktop. 

  • Download your back-to-work toolkit here.
  • For more information on the latest measures and support from the Government, please visit ESG website here
  • For more information on Budget 2020, Supplementary Budget 2020 and Solidarity Package 2020 support that are relevant to startups, please refer to this document.
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*The listing is not to be taken as a form of endorsement or recommendations by ACE and Enterprise Singapore. Companies and startups are reminded to carry out their due diligence when engaging the initiatives and programmes listed below

 

Financing Needs
Company Name Name of Solution Details  Website
Antler Call for startups tackling Covid-19 Antler will invest up to US$500,000 in startups with solutions that tackle COVID-19. Relevant solutions in mitigation, medical equipment, remote health monitoring and digital tools will be considered. Link 
DBS DBS Business Loan with Loan Repayment Insurance DBS Business Loan with Loan Repayment Insurance was the first collateral-free Business Loan in the market with insurance coverage to take care of your loan repayment, on top of your accidental insurance benefits. Link 
Minterest Private Limited Financing for startups and SMEs   The S$8 million SME Help Fund provides short term and low cost borrowing. Minterest’s role is to facilitate the process and review the loan applications on behalf of the SME Help Fund and disburse funds to the approved applicants. Link 
Rentalworks Pte Ltd Covid-19 Support: Mobile Working Laptop Program Under the “SMEs Go Digital” Programme, Rentalworks has developed a Mobile Working Laptop Program eligible for up to 80% of grant application for a business class laptop bundled with Microsoft 365 Business Standard solution. Link 
Singtel Special Pandemic Support Grant for startups Promising startups that tackle social and community challenges posed by COVID-19will be supported from a cash pool of up to $30,000. *Fast-tracked applications for pandemic related solutions open until 18 April 2020. Link 
TNB Aura Special Situations Fund TNB Aura would be supporting tech startups impacted by COVID-19 with ~US$2 million each.The fund serves to aid companies in returning their focus to achieving their targeted milestones. Link 

 

General Tips and Advisories for Startups
Company Name Name of Solution Details  Website
AngelCentral COVID-19 Resources and Packages AngelCentral, founded by Der Shing, Shao-Ning and Teck Moh, has also created a COVID-19-dedicated resource page. They have also committed to having weekly 1-on-1 advisory sessions for startups who need additional support and guidance. Link 
Chris McCann – Proof of Capital
Now is the time to act In this blog post, Chris McCann from Proof of Capital shares on why now is the time to act, tactical tips CEO’s can do now and his viewpoints on the effects across various industries. Link 
Colliers International Real Estate Advice & Actionable Solutions Colliers International has created a microsite to share real estate recommendations to keep businesses informed. Link
Found8 COVID-19 Resources and Packages Found8 has compiled a comprehensive resource package detailing latest updates from WHO, MOH Singapore, resources for startups such as IT communication tools and remote working etc. Link 
GGV Capital
Operational Tactics For Startups GGV Capital consolidated a list of operational resources to help companies as they develop their own internal and external response and policies.  Link 
Grain Traders, Birds of a Feather Consolidated Measures from GOVT for F&B SMEs, SEPs & Individuals This initiative has consolidated governmental measures that can help food and beverage small-medium enterprises, self-employed persons and individuals. Link 
Kimmy Paulino
Startups in the time of COVID-19 In this blog post, Kimmy Paulino shares on the five areas where solutions need re-thinking to move the needle and shares a list of resources for startups, investors and corporates, Link 
Krystel Leal
Tools – Remote Work This platform has consolidated tools for remote work for project and task management, meetings, internal communication etc. Link 
Lim Der Shing Staying financially alive in a crisis In this blog post, Lim Der Shing from Angel Central shares his advice for investors and startups.  Link 
Mentor for Hope Mentor for Hope Mentor for Hope is a first-of-its-kind mentoring and charity fundraising campaign that support startups and the needy in the community through giving back. Link 
Multiple Companies  Best Practices for Founders in the wake of COVID-19 Through the contributions of the community, an online document package on the best practices from startup ecosystem on how to deal with the crisis was consolidated. Link 
SGTech Digital Solutions Package for Companies – ICT Sector Support SGTech and IMDA have rallied the ICT community to offer technology solutions, including discounted offers to help enterprises address the business challenges. Link 
SOSV Startups combatting COVID-19 & lessons from China Info sheet on how startups are helping individuals and businesses combat COVID-19, especially in China, Southeast Asia, and India. Link 
Startup Genome Insights and Articles Startup Genome is producing a series of articles on the impact of COVID-19 with insights and trends observed in the global startup community. Link 
Taylor Vinters Via Legal advice & Insights Taylor Vinters Via has created a dedicated page compiling a series of specially curated insights to help businesses stay up to date with new regulations, budget announcements, and provide useful pointers. Link 
TiE Singapore TiE Weekly Huddles with VCs and CEOs TiE Singapore is organizing Weekly Huddles over Webinars with VCs and CEOs/ Founders to help startups navigate current turbulence. Link 

 

Manpower & Hiring needs
Company Name Name of Solution Details  Website
e2i Job Security Council Resource Kit NTUC’s Job Security Council provides transition support to at-risk or displaced workers with career coaching, skills evaluation, access to training, job-search assistance and job-matching services to improve their employment prospects and match them into new jobs. Link
SEAcosystem
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SEAriously Awesome People List The database at www.SEAcosystem.com helps startup talents that are laid off as a result of COVID-19 match with startups that are still hiring. 23 venture capital firms across Southeast Asia have come together to support the initiative. Link 
Wantedly, Inc. (Singapore) [LIVE] Hiring Freeze Tracker Who’s hiring? To help answer this question, Wantedly is maintaining a list to help support those looking for work. Link 

 

Marketing & Publicity Needs
Company Name Name of Solution Details  Website
500 Startups, Cocoon Capital and Openspace Venture #supportstartups 500 Startups, Openspace Ventures and Cocoon Capital are collating promotional activities that startups are willing to give to their customers under a single mission, #supportstartups. Link 
e27 Does your company provide a service that could be of use to the ecosystem? e27 is working with software partners (both international and local) to provide the e27 community with discounts on softwares and services during this period. Link 
EduSpaze Edtech Support during COVID-19 EduSpaze will like to invite the edtech startups with solutions and technologies catered to the Southeast Asian Region to contribute useful tools and resources. Link 

 

Virtual Networking Platform
Company Name Name of Solution Details  Website
KK Fund Meet your Match Singapore Meet your Match Singapore session is an initiative to match investors to Singapore-based startups. KK Fund and PnP APAC have signed up more than 30 investors. *Application is open from 3rd April, 12pm to 17th April, 12pm) Link 
StartupBlink, Health Innovation Exchange by UNAIDS, Moscow Innovation Agency Coronavirus Innovation Map The Coronavirus Innovation Map is a global directory of hundreds of innovative solutions around the world. The new platforms will allow innovators to connect with those looking for solutions in different categories and geographies. Link 

 

Services & Consultation
Company Name Name of Solution Details Website
CusJo.com Free Digital Covid-19 Contact Tracing Forms For All Companies CusJo.com is providing all businesses in Singapore, a completely free, no strings attached, self-serve, Digital Covid-19 Contact Tracing Form for you to use. This is a decentraliSed solution. Link 
Deskera Deskera Cloud based Accounting/CRM Platform As appointed by Deskera, Ostendo Pte Ltd is offering 3 User subscription of Deskera Books and Sales valued at USD 468/- absolutely free. Link 
FidCorp Services Pte Ltd Free incorporation/ Free one-year corporate secretarial services The limited “SMEs Stay Strong Package” promotion is designed to help new start-ups and SMEs. FidCorp is offering free incorporation for Start-ups (x100) and one-year free Basic Secretary package for SMEs/Start-ups (x50).  Link 
Found8 COVID-19 Business Continuity Co-working Space Package Found8 will be offering flexible membership for a minimum of 2 weeks catered to 2-20 pax office based on availability across locations. There will be friendly rates with commitment flexibility. *This will take place from 5th May 2020 onwards. Link 
Found8 Flexible Team Rooms  Members can now choose the number of days they would like to work, which days of the week and the number of employees Link 
Found8 Virtual Office The products aim at addressing pain points of working remotely by providing remote-tools to support work, access to online curated events, online Found8 community and lifestyle perks. Link 
In.Corp Group Growth Package for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing tech startups In.Corp Group wants you to prepare for #Growth amidst the difficult times. They are offering special promo packages (40% off) till June 2020 to help businesses. Link 
Osome Pte. Ltd. Osome COVID-19 Care Package Quote “COVID-19” when speaking to us and get 16% off all services (up to S$600 in savings off our popular packages). Link 
Payboy Pte. Ltd. COVID-19 Productivity Care Package Enjoy Payboy’s attendance and shift-planning module free for the next 12-months Link 
The FinLab & OFFEO
#ProjectFOC The FinLab and OFFEO are partnering to extend a helping hand to 100 SMEs in Singapore by sponsoring a graphic & video design platform subscription till the end of 2020 Link 

 

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