Singapore welcomes new solutions and ideas from tech entrepreneurs around the world; more than S$1 million worth of prizes to be won
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 May 2019 -
2019 powered by Startup SG, Asia's highly anticipated international
startup pitching competition, is now open for entries.
2018, SLINGSHOT received overwhelming response -- over 1,000 startups spanning 80
countries sent in applications.
by Enterprise Singapore, the government agency driving the
development of startups and enterprises in Singapore, SLINGSHOT 2019 returns
for its third year with six key tracks for participants:
Products & Services, Media & Advertising, Retail & Food Services
ii) FinTech and InsurTech
iii) FoodTech and AgriTech
iv) HealthTech, BioTech and MedTech
v) Manufacturing, Logistics & Transportation
vi) Urban Solutions, Sustainability and Energy
SLINGSHOT offers more than S$1
million worth of prizes for startups to develop and commercialise their ideas.
This includes the grand Startup SG grant prize of S$200,000, and S$50,000
Startup SG grants for the top two winners from each of the six sector tracks.
The prizes also feature other attractive perks and sponsorships including a
S$200,000 investment opportunity from crowdfunding platform FundedHere; three
S$25,000 cash prizes, together with space and skills development, from ST
Engineering; S$25,000 cash prizes each from Danone, L'Oréal, Rolls-Royce;
exhibition booths at SWITCH; up to 18 months of free access to JTC Launchpad workspaces;
three months' access to co-working spaces with Found8; co-innovation,
engagement, or incubation opportunities with Ascott, Philips, and WeAre Group and lots more.
Participating startups stand to connect with leading
global investors and partners
year's SLINGSHOT will offer more matching opportunities between judges (investors,
corporates) and participating startups.
startups will be invited to an exclusive networking dinner and workshop where
they will be matched one-on-one to top investors and industry experts.
grand finale in November, these top 100 startups will get to pitch their ideas to
judges from 60 participating organisations comprising unicorns, tech giants and
investors such as Grab, Mistletoe Inc, Philips, Twitter and more.
grand finale of SLINGSHOT 2019 will take place from
11 to 13 November, during
the week of Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) and Singapore
call for entries will close on 28 June
2019. Interested parties can apply by
submitting an application form on bit.ly/2019SLINGSHOT.
About Enterprise Singapore
Singapore is the Singapore government agency championing enterprise
development. We also support the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading
global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in
Singapore. Today, Singapore is a leading global trading hub with a complete
ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading
clusters. We are also home to many global enterprises, startups and investors
that operate in Singapore's robust pro-enterprise environment.
trust in Singapore's products and services through quality and standards. Renowned
for our dedication to quality and innovation, Singapore companies make ideal
global network in over 35 locations spanning many developed and emerging
markets, we connect businesses with relevant Singapore companies for their
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