Meet SPC2021 Finalists

13 Sep, 2021

Introducing our Smart Port Challenge 2021 Finalists!

Together with our evaluation panel of industry veterans and maritime corporate partners, we reviewed over 150 applications from start-ups around the world and interviewed an initial shortlist over the last few weeks. The final selection of these 20 start-ups was not an easy task given the number of high quality submissions and we are excited to have them onboard.

Please join us in welcoming them to our ecosystem and follow their progress as they embark on their 7-week  PIER71 Accelerate journey with us. Only the top 10 teams will be pitching “live” at the  SPC2021 Grand Final on 17 Nov so stay tuned!

Shortlisted finalists are enrolled in a two-phase, 12-week programme.

Phase 1: Fit Check - Market Discovery and Validation

Kickstart your journey by diving deep into the heart of your market! In this phase, we'll help you answer the pivotal question: Is there a product-market fit for your solution? Validate your tech, test your assumptions, and find the perfect match for your innovation. A review will be conducted at the end of Phase 1. Only selected participants will advance to Phase 2.

Phase 2: Gap Busters - Navigating New Markets

Now, it's time to bridge the commercial gap. In this phase, you’ll partner with industry veterans who bring sharp business insights to the table. Together, you’ll navigate and conquer markets that may be uncharted territory for your startup.

Although the programme is designed for remote and overseas participants, in-person participation is required for the following events conducted in Singapore: