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Singapore is the buzzing networking hotspot. Known as a little United Nations, the city-state encompass hundreds of nationalities. The participants to the Singapore Accelerator will participate in a number of networking events with the local community, including the opportunity to pitch their startup to local investors and potential partners. In order to maximize the outcome of these sections, prepare at least 100 business cards.
Italian Founder and Singapore Permanent Resident Mr. Stefano Virgilli is the brain behind the Pitch Academy. Stefano is a multiple times TEDx speaker with a long training career counting over 14 thousand trainees form 40 countries. The Pitch Academy is a process where slides are meant to deliver, but Founder is acting like the icing on the cake. During the Singapore Accelerator, Founders will be exposed to a double-coaching conceptual and experiential delivery of the Pitch Deck to maximize chances of success.
Singapore is the leading hub for fintech investment, however other startup industries have started attracting progressively more investments. Due to the “can do” mindset of the Government, which encourage Founders from all over the world to incorporate in Singapore, the “little red dot” country has become a perfect testing ground for companies entering Southeast Asia. Because of the small population, perfect infrastructure system and state-of-the-art facilities for entrepreneurs, Singapore is the springboard to the rest of the region, with over 650 million people living across 11 countries.
The Singapore Accelerator is designed bring value to Founders. The Mentorship Focus Area has as goal the sustainability of growth for both Founder and Startup. It is an old mantra that investors will invest on people, as the project can be tweaked and changed, but the person behind the idea is the one here to stay. Hence, our Mentorship leaders will guide Founders through the DOs and DONTs of running a startup in Singapore.
A deep dive into rules and regulations. Through the insightful point of view of multiple industry experts, Founders will be exposed to processes and procedures for basic operations in Singapore. We will be navigating Founders though the available Grants Schemes as well as banking and accounting. Industry leaders will be sharing their strategies to best optimize taxation and incentives.
Singapore is a cultural melting pot. Although the majority of the population is of Chinese ethnicity, the presence and coexistence of other races and cultures is remarkable. During the Accelerator program founders will be exposed not only to industry talks, but also day-to-day activities of the Singaporean citizens. The accelerator also features short excursions to touristic attractions in Singapore.