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ideasinc 2018

Feb 1 - Oct 21 | Singapore
ideasinc invests time and resources to go in very early and help pre-seed stage ideas get off the ground.

About this Program

Started in 2009, ideasinc evolved from a business plan competition for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, to a start-up accelerator program which is open to every youth in Singapore. ideasinc strives to be a major partner in the nation's effort to promote and develop an entrepreneurial environment to bring about significant economic and social development in Singapore through home-grown enterprises.

A 9-month long start-up accelerator programme. ideasinc invests time and resources to go in very early and help pre-seed stage ideas get off the ground. ideasinc is a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to validate their business ideas, obtain quality entrepreneurship education, develop their business model, benefit from mentorship by experts with good domain knowledge and rich industrial experience, and finally, the chance to pitch to SPRING Singapore and our partnering investors for funding.

Cash Awards:
Most Tech-Driven Startup – S$10,000.00
Most Innovative Startup – S$10,000.00
Most Socially Impactful Startup – S$10,000.00

Grant Opportunities:
StartupSG Founder Grant – S$30,000.00
raiSE VentureForGood Youth Grant - S$20,000.00
NTU CoLab4Good Grant - S$10,000.00

Equity Funding Opportunities:
Govin Holdings Award
Gree Ventures Award
iGlobal Partners Award
Invention Capital Award
Jungle Ventures Award
KK Fund Award
rodVENTURE Award
SEGNEL Ventures Award
Spaze Ventures Award
Stream Global Award
Tenshi Peak Venture Award
TNB Ventures Award
TNF Ventures Award
YSS Capital Award

Best of all, being a non-profit programme, ideasinc does not take equity in your business, nor own the intellectual property of your product. All we want is to help you get quality education and turn your business ideas into marketable solutions and products.

How it works?
1. Submit your pitch deck (max 20 slides)
2. Top teams will be announced
3. They will go through entrepreneurship-focused workshops
4. Top 30 teams will be selected
4. Pitch to our panel of judges
5. Top 10 teams will be selected
6. Finalists will continue to develop their business idea and attend our workshops
7. The Demo Day. An exclusive pitching session with our partnering investors for funding opportunities

*** Submission Period: 1 February 2018 to 31 March 2018 ***
*** Maximum 20 slides in your pitch deck, everything after will be disregarded ***

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