Start

We help startups at every stage of their business growth – from START, SCALE to SOAR, as well as helping corporate to SCOUT.
At different stages, our programmes are designed to help them maximise their potential so they can succeed.

For programmes under START, it is designed for early-stage startups to grow their business beyond ideas.

 

Click on the programmes below to explore more!

 

NOTE: As of 10th April 2018, ACE WILL NOT be accepting rolling applications as an Accredited Mentor Partner for StartupSG Founder.
Startups are required to apply through BACECAMP

About StartupSG Founder

As part of the StartupSG scheme, Startup SG Founder aims to provide mentorship support and startup capital grant to first-time entrepreneurs with innovative business concepts. The scheme provides up to $30,000 by matching $3 to every $1 raised by the entrepreneur. Enterprise Singapore will fund startups through Accredited Mentor Partners (‘AMPs’). AMPs will select applicants based on the uniqueness of business concept, feasibility of business model, strength of management team, and potential market value. Upon successful application, the AMP will assist the startups with advice, learning programs and networking contacts. ACE has been identified as one of the AMPs for the Startup SG Founder.

Eligibility Criteria

 

Main applicant(s) must:

  • Be a first-time entrepreneur & Singaporean Citizen / PR

  • Hold more than 30% equity

  • Be a key decision maker and commit full time to the company upon acceptance of grant

In addition, the Startup Company must:

  • Be operating within six (6) months of incorporation at the point of application

  • Have minimum 51% Singaporean Citizen/ PR shareholding

  • Have business activities conducted wholly or mainly in Singapore

  • Have not received funding for the proposed business idea from another government organisation

  • Not be in areas such as cafes, nightclubs, lounges, bars, foot reflexology, massage parlours, beauty salons, gambling, prostitution, social escort, etc.

 

Application Process

Find out about the grant

Attend ACE Public Briefing which is
conducted on the 1st Friday of every
month. Register at
eventnook.com/event/acesharing

Programme

Shortlisted startups will be invited to
join the BACECAMP and work on their
grant application

Apply to BACECAMP

Apply at
bacecamp.ace.org.sg

Panel Evaluation

At the end of BACECAMP, promising startups will be invited to pitch to ACE’s evaluation panel. The panel will recommend startups to Enterprise Singapore

Find out more information on StartupSG Founder here. For enquiries and further assistance, please email amp@ace.org.sg.