These are the most promising early-stage startups in Singapore to watch out for

08 Mar, 2021

Aligned with the government’s aim to foster a robust enterprise spirit and innovative culture, the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at Singapore Management University (SMU) announced the top 50 startups finalists for its marquee event, the 10th Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition.

e27 featured five finalists including Smart Port Challenge 2018 Finalist, Ship Supplies Direct. Read the full article here.

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: