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!

 

Youth Entrepreneurship

The push to develop entrepreneurship in Singapore and promoting an entrepreneurial culture has been given an even greater focus amidst the needs for innovation and value creation in challenging times ahead. At ACE, we believe that an entrepreneurial culture should be inculcated at a young age by exposing our youths to the Singapore Startup ecosystem as well as getting them involved in the ecosystem. To this end, we have different programmes and communities which our youths can participate in and learn more about youth entrepreneurship outside their school curriculums.

Learning Journey Programme

 

ACE conducts learning journey programmes for schools with the following aims:

  • To expose students to Singapore’s entrepreneurship ecosystem

  • To promote an understanding of the critical role startups play in our economy

Students will hear about the various ways Singapore supports startups, from the building of infrastructure to providing funding and resources. A guided tour of the JTC LaunchPad@one-north will allow students to get a glimpse into the office spaces of startups and incubators, as well as appreciate how these facilities and programmes enable the cross-pollination of ideas and make the LaunchPad a vibrant place for startups.

All tours are conducted in English and are approximately 60-90 minutes long.

To register for our Learning Journey programme, get in touch with us at info@ace.org.sg.

 

EDGE (Empower, Develop and Groom Entrepreneurs)

EDGE comprises of student representatives from various Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) who are keenly involved in the entrepreneurial scene. Launched in March 2016, EDGE is the youth wing of ACE which aims to rally the schools together to promote youth entrepreneurship and empower aspiring young entrepreneurs on a national level through knowledge-sharing events.

 

Mission

To be the go-to community for youth entrepreneurs in Singapore, by creating an effective ecosystem this empowers and nurtures youths to become entrepreneurs.

Vision

To promote awareness of and henceforth inspire youth entrepreneurship on a national level. This is achieved by sharing knowledge and experiences through events, activities, workshops, and tapping on current resources available.

 

Keen to do your part for youth entrepreneurship? Join us as an EDGE member now.

 

LaunchPad Journalist

The LaunchPad Journalist is a community of influencers for the startup ecosystem. It is an exclusive membership for youths who have keen interest to create content, such as conducting interviews, creating videos, doing event photography and coverage. In return, you get to form invaluable networks with founders, investors and other members (suggest to replace members of key players/enablers), meet fellow like-minded entrepreneurial individuals as well as learn more about the startup ecosystem. If you think you have what it takes to become an influencer, join us now! For more information and application details, visit ace.org.sg/publications-media/launchpad-journalist

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have a keen interest in entrepreneurship
  • Possess journalistic skillsets (interviewing, good writing skillsets, photography)
  • Able to commit to at least 6 writing assignments (such as interview, event coverage, article writing)

 

National Youth Entrepreneurship Award (NYEA)

 

The NYEA is an annual national award organised by EDGE, supported by ACE and Quest Ventures The Award aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding students who have displayed entrepreneurial qualities and recognises their contributions to the startup ecosystem. There are three award groups, namely open category, university and post-secondary.
 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants up to the age of 28 as of 1 January 2018 are eligible to participate in the Post-Secondary and University Category. Applicants up to the age of 35 as of 1 January 2018 are eligible to participate in the Open Category.
  • Applicants are not required to own a business entity.
  • All applications from the post-secondary and university category are to be endorsed by a staff from the school’s Enterprise Centre / Professor from the school before submission.

For more information and application details, visit http://www.nyeawards.com


Internship Opportunities

To seed early interest in entrepreneurship, ACE helps students gain exposure to the startup community through internship matching between students and technology-based local startups. Alternatively, you may also join ACE as an intern to get a bird’s eye view of the startup ecosystem.

 

For internship opportunities at ACE, send us your areas of interest and resume at info@ace.org.sg

For internship opportunities at a technology-based local startups, find out more at ace.org.sg/startupsgtalent


Volunteering Opportunities

Keen to join us as a volunteer at our events, such as BACECAMP, ACE Market Access Programme and NYEA? Write in to us at info@ace.org.sg to find out more!