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What is Startup SG Tech?
Do you have an idea to develop breakthrough technology or thinking of start up a business in technology in Singapore? Then the Startup SG Tech grant is what you need to kick start your business.
Founded in 2017, Startup SG Tech supports the local development of proprietary technology solutions with early-stage funding for the successful applicants.
Companies may apply for Proof Of Concept (POC) or Proof Of Value (POV) grants depending on the stage of development of the technology/concept. A POC project is a tech solution at the conceptualization stage, you need to clearly explain and prove the concept behind the technology solution. While POV project is a tested concept, which need to carry out development of a prototype, and demonstrate its’ commercial merit.
The Startup SG Tech scheme will include share subscription rights of 50% of the awarded grant amount to EnterpriseSG or its selected nominee, up to 49% of the total shareholding of the company. This share subscription rights will take effect when a qualifying equity financing round take place.
The grants will be awarded upon the completion of each milestone and cap for POC will remain at $250,000 and POV at $500,000.
How to apply for Startup SG Tech?
The procedure involves a three-stage application. In the first stage, a summary of the project is submitted to Enterprise Singapore. If after the initial review the project is found to be eligible, a more detailed application has to be submitted in the second stage. Shortlisted applicants from the second stage are invited to present their proposals to a final evaluation panel comprising industry experts. The decision of the evaluation panel is final.
There are 3 stages to the application process for Startup SG Tech:
Once again, if you are offered the grant, bear in mind that the grant will carry an equity component where you will be required to increase your paid-up capital by an additional 10% and 20% for the POC and POV grants respectively.
For projects that pass all three stages, it takes approximately three months from the date of the second Stage’s submission to receiving Offer letter of the Startup SG Tech grant.
After registering the interest, it takes approximately three months, for all three stages of evaluation, before the letter of offer of the grant is received.
Who is eligible for this grant?
In order to apply for this grant, companies must meet the following requirements:
The product or solution that your company plans to offer must:
Additionally, your project should fall under one of the following 9 categories:
We can help apply for Startup SG Tech
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With over 7 years of continued success in helping companies implement & secure grant funding for grant-supportable projects, you can count on us to be your best partner toward not only Startup SG Tech Grant, but also to achieve ultimate success in your business.
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Launching a new venture whether arising from an already existing business or a completely new concept is not a walk in the park. Hence, the Economic Development Board, actively promotes the Corporate Venture Launchpad 2.0 (“CVL 2.0”), encouraging qualified and Singapore-based companies to consider seeking new ventures opportunities.
This program specifically targets established corporates, regional family businesses and high growth companies to build new ventures quickly and effectively, create new growth and revenue streams, and join a growing corporate venturing movement.
New venture launching will tap the support and expertise of pre-selected venture studios. The EDB-identified venture studios will showcase its venture-building experience, methodologies and multidisciplinary talent from start to finish, enabling participating companies to thrive and succeed.
To qualify for the program, check the following criteria:
The program also demands the participating companies to hire full-time employees serving as venture leads and the new venture should be headquartered in Singapore.
Tranches to succeed
The Corporate Venture Launchpad 2.0 (CVL 2.0) program is divided into two tranches.
The first tranche is known as Concept Validation Sprints which covers the infancy stage of a venture. It puts emphasis on the corporate venturing goals of the company. In this stage, the new venture undergoes scrutiny by industry experts guided by researched-based validation processes.
In the second tranche called Venture Build and Launch, the product or service to be offered to the market is unveiled. New ventures which have successfully completed tranche 1 and considered as high-potential projects advance to the second tranche.
The leader of the band
As mentioned above, the launching of new ventures will be facilitated and guided by dynamic venture studios. Six venture studios are tasked to assist new ventures from ideation, incubation to building of new ventures. They will provide relevant and industry-based capability building offerings, methodologies, people and resources.
These venture studios were selected based on three criteria such as venture-building expertise, track record, and level of commitment. To get more information about the six venture studios, check this.
Every year–new companies emerge in the market–offering varying products and services. In Singapore through EDB, new venture launching is wholeheartedly supported by its government through Corporate Venture Launchpad 2.0 (“CVL 2.0”) program. From its infancy stage to the official launching phase, EDB will provide support for participating companies seeking new business ventures in Singapore.