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Top 72 Startup Accelerators & Incubators in Singapore


Running a business is no simple task and there’s a lot more to learn besides just how to move products. Managing your finances, employees, and logistics can be overwhelming.


If you haven’t yet, you should consider joining a startup incubator or accelerator. Incubators and accelerators are designed to help young businesses smooth out their starts and hasten their development.


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Joining an incubator or accelerator greatly increases your chances of running a successful business. Startups that have successfully taken advantage of accelerator programs include such big names like Grab, Lazada, and MyRepublic.


Some programs are free, usually run by non-profits or government institutions, but others might require you to pay or claim equity in your company in exchange for their services. Be aware of these costs.

You’ll find a comprehensive list of all incubator and accelerator programs in Singapore below, along with a short overview of how they run so you can decide which ones are most applicable to you. The accelerators in this list have been subdivided into applicability for startups in their ‘launch’ or ‘growth’ stages.






WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STARTUP INCUBATOR AND AN ACCELERATOR?

An incubator helps you build your startup, meaning they’re focused primarily on education and inspiration. Most startups that engage with incubators are young and looking to round out their ideas, educate themselves on business best practices. Some might have launched and are still looking to firm up the foundation of their business.


Regardless of where you find yourself in that process, an incubator will help you lay the right foundation to start your business. Depending on the incubator you engage with, they provide a variety of services that may include:

  • Networking opportunities or platforms

  • Mentorship

  • Educational programs

  • Investment/funding opportunities

  • Access to industry-specific tools or equipment

Incubators are generally open-ended, and their key purpose is to help you build the groundwork for your business, whether that means fleshing out your ideas, finding collaborative partners or mentorship or seeking funding. An accelerator, however, is geared towards businesses that have already been established to some degree - your groundwork has been laid, you’ve launched or will soon launch your business, and you’re looking to grow your business. Accelerators focus on scalability, looking to rapidly increase your customer acquisition on the assumption that you already have proof of concept. They’re focused, compact programs where you’ll work with a mentor and a group of peers to educate yourself on best business practices through learning-by-doing. They’ll teach you skills to help your business adapt to change, show you common pitfalls to avoid, and are packed with information that could take you years to figure out on your own. Accelerators are active, short-term learning experiences that culminate in a ‘graduation’. There are specific skillsets and habits they aim to teach and instil by the end of the program.





FULL LIST OF STARTUP INCUBATORS AND ACCELERATORS IN SINGAPORE




Ideation Stage Startup Incubators in Singapore


If you’ve got a seed of an idea and need to workshop it more through brainstorming or just bouncing it off some other people, these are the startup incubators that will get you started. They’ll help you clarify your vision, refine your products and services, find funding, and get going with basic business practices.



Full list of ideation stage startup incubators in Singapore:







  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: Monthly membership


As its name suggests, CoFoundersLab primarily seeks to help entrepreneurs find co-founders to take on board. Their platform is specifically designed for collaborating with peers, but you can also find mentors and investors.


  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs without an idea / Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea & seeking cofounders / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: No

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic, Female-specific

  • Duration: Annual membership


CRIB is a platform that seeks to empower women entrepreneurs by providing networking, business matching, and professional development opportunities. They’re a comprehensive incubator specifically for women-run startups.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: -


This incubator primarily functions as a founder and co-founder matching service. You can publish a profile as either a founder or co-founder and find someone who complements you and an idea that inspires you. On top of that, if you successfully find a co-founder on Founders Nation, they provide a completely free perks package with services like financial and legal advice.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: Annual membership


An exclusive network for founders in the tech space. Joining Founders Network gives you access to their user forums, archives, skill-building opportunities, and networking opportunities with investors. They offer different plans with different pricing schemes so you don’t have to pay for services that you won’t use.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Cybersecurity

  • Duration: -


Standing for Innovation Cybersecurity Ecosystem at Block71, ICE71 is a cybersecurity innovation hub. They run ICE71 Inspire, an incubator program open to all individuals keen on founding a startup focused on cybersecurity.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Deep Technology

  • Duration: -


JCS Venture Lab is a corporate incubator where passionate entrepreneurs and professionals meet partners with resources to build upon business ideas. Closing the gap in the startup ecosystem, JCS Venture Lab matches you and your talent with the right business partners to explore opportunities and develop new tech ventures.


  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs without an idea

  • Need to have an idea: No

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 3 months


500 Ignition Singapore is an incubator that offers aspiring entrepeneurs a space to share ideas and form dynamic teams. The program is open to people with minimal business experience, enabling them to find co-founders with complementary skills and develop technological business solutions for diverse industries. You will have the opportunity to conduct rapid experiments and market tests and gain feedback from a panel of expert judges.


  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Blockchain

  • Duration: 4 months

ZILHive is a multi-phase blockchain incubator that supports passionate individuals to venture into the tech space, build powerful teams, and connect with global leaders. Incubatees can participate in other initiatives that provide access to grants, accelerators, and investors through their interconnected ecosystems.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: Annual / Quarterly membership

Meet Incubator specializes in providing funding assistance to early-stage tech startups throughout Asia Pacific. The program features winning pitch deck templates, 1-on-1 pitch deck reviews, pitching and funding masterclasses, and a guaranteed meeting with a VC partner/director.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs without an idea

  • Need to have an idea: No

  • Focus: Agri-Food

  • Duration: 3 months


Grow's 12-week program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators looking to impact the global food system. Dedicated to agrifoodtech, Grow provides a community, support, and a professional network to help individuals become first-time agrifoodtech founders.


  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 1 month

Primarily geared towards mid-career professionals and career-switchers, First Stop is a 1-month online program designed to boost your technology business idea. Powered by Startup-O, a global venture platform, First Stop accelerates the transition from idea to startup for aspiring entrepreneurs. Their program included e-learning courses from planning to pitching, idea validation by expert evaluation, smart diagnostics, and connection to resources.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Aquaculture

  • Duration: 1 month


Hatch Innovation Studio is an equity-free program for you to develop your aquaculture and alternative seafood innovations into viable businesses. Their program consists of value proposition and business model development, product testing, customer discovery, marketing, and fundraising.


F10 Global Incubation

  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: FinTech

  • Duration: 5 months


F10 Global hosts a 5-month incubation program where startups from any industry can receive individual coaching, test their products, and learn other tools to help run your business successfully. The incubator culminates in an opportunity to receive pre-seed investment in exchange for equity.






Launch Stage Accelerators in Singapore


Once you’ve finalized your product and are ready to turn it into a real business, you’ll be in the launch stage. You’ll start real development of your product, launch your company, and begin collecting your first customer feedback. This is basically when you finally get proof of concept that people want what you’re selling. This is a collection of both incubators and accelerators, so make sure you’re applying to a program that’s relevant to you. You can find out more by looking at the individual program requirements.

Full list of launch stage startup accelerators in Singapore:
















  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea & seeking cofounders / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 15 weeks


Founder Institute was designed explicitly with pre-seed startups in mind, providing an extensive network of international mentors, lifetime support, and access to seed funding. You can apply as a solopreneur, a duo, or a small team.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 1-3 years


In collaboration with Singtel Innov8 and the Media Development Authority of Singapore, NUS Enterprise established Block71 as a central tech startup incubator. If you’re accepted as a member, you’ll gain access to a network of mentors, investment opportunities, and NUS’s patented research technology.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: No

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 6 months


Entrepreneur First has a 6-month foundational incubator for startups. They’ll provide a free stipend for your living expenses while you work with other startup founders to form a team (if you want a team), solidify your ideas, test your business, and seek investment. EF is geared toward but not exclusive to tech companies.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Agri-Food

  • Duration: -


Innovate 360 runs an incubator program for food-based companies in Singapore. Members of their program have access to mentorship, funding, and collaborative opportunities similar to other incubators, but Innovate 360 further provides facilities for research, testing, and production so you can test your recipes in a professional kitchen with professional equipment.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 5 years


As the innovation and enterprise company of NanyangTechnological University,

NTUitive offers complete incubation support, a variety of acceleration

programs, and multiple grant schemes.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 1 year


A collaborative program between Ngee Ann, Singapore, and Temasek Polytechnics in Singapore, Pollinate runs an incubator that supports the entrepreneurial aspirations of current students and graduates. Their program is neither industry nor stage-specific and focuses primarily on networking and community building.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Energy

  • Duration:


Shell runs a 3-month accelerator program geared toward younger startups invested in clean energy solutions. They offer mentorship and networking opportunities with experts, workshops, and opportunities to showcase your startup and earn investment.





  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 4 months


BIG is an incubator program meant for entrepreneurs looking to build a startup. It’s a heavily education-based program with a support system and community. Startups under BIG also receive 1-on-1 guidance and access to equity-free grants.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: -


Spaze runs an incubator program that accepts startups from a range of industries. They provide seed funding and a mentorship program in exchange for a small equity stake.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 1 year


This program accepts startups from all industries. Run in conjunction with NUS Enterprise, the Startup SG Founder Program provides monthly living stipends, structured training sessions with NUS faculty, networking events, and more, culminating in how to make your pitch to investors successfully.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 3 months


StartupX runs a variety of programs and is not stage-specific. They work with startups through the entire process, from finding co-founders, developing an idea, launching, all the way through to scaling your enterprise. As such, they have a variety of both incubators and accelerators.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Media

  • Duration: 4 months


An incubator for media startups, Vikingcubator runs a 4-month program with mentorship, workspaces, and investment opportunities.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 14 weeks


Accelerating Asia is a 100-day custom accelerator for young startups that have already launched. They provide up to $250k in investment alongside a customized program centered around educational opportunities.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Maritime

  • Duration: 3 months


This aptly named accelerator seeks out startups that yearn to revolutionize the maritime merchant industry. As a program participant, you’ll not only gain access to typical funding and mentoring opportunities, but also the rare chance to test and showcase your tech on an actual vessel from their fleet of containerships and dry bulk and tanker vessels.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 6 months


Startups in the Antler accelerator see opportunities to seek cofounders and investments, learn from industry experts, use leading sights and tools, and take advantage of their community of founders and global support network.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Edutech

  • Duration: 10 weeks


Supported by Enterprise Singapore, EduSpaze is an accelerator geared toward education technology startups. It’s a 100-day educational program where participants will be funded up to $500k in exchange for an equity stake, and gain access to a global community.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Agri-Food

  • Duration: 3 months


Grow is a comprehensive non-stage specific company that features both an incubator and accelerator program for agrifoodtech startups. Their accelerator program aims to fast-track regional agrifoodtech startups specifically working on technologies related to Singapore’s food security agenda.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sustainability

  • Duration: 10 weeks


Hyperspark by HyperX is a 10-week-long incubator (pre-accelerator) program applicable to startups with sustainability-focused innovations. It’s meant to help you build your business model, create your product, and find your niche with the help of industry leaders.





  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 3 months


FSF is a group of founders who now want to support new startups in any industry. They invest US$150K in a cohort twice a year and then work with those founders as mentors for 3 months. Entrants then present their businesses for a second round of funding.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 14 weeks


JFDI runs both a pre-accelerator and accelerator program – called JFDI Discover and JFDI Accelerate respectively – that are open to startups from any industry. JFDI Discover breaks down setting up a business into actionable steps to help you set up your first business.





  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Fintech

  • Duration: 1-3 months


Mbanq LABS runs an accelerator program for FinTech startups. As part of their 1-3 month program, members get access to office space, mentoring, business essentials support, and chances to pitch their ideas to investors.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 2 years


Meant for any startups of any size in any industry looking to scale up to a large market, Oracle runs an incubator that provides support for growing businesses. Program participants see discounts on cloud services for their business, migration and technical support, mentoring opportunities, a virtual curriculum, and Oracle-exclusive events and customer base access.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Maritime

  • Duration: 6 weeks


PIER71’s program is unique, to say the least. To even qualify for their accelerator, startups in the maritime industry participate in their Smart Port Challenge and qualify as a finalist. There, you’ll participate in PIER71 Accelerate, a 6-week program with a personal mentor where you’ll be coached for success and present pitches to investors.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Tourism

  • Duration: 4 months


An equity-free program run by the Singapore Tourism Board, this accelerator runs for 6 weeks. During that time, selected companies receive 1-on-1 mentoring about the tourism industry and how to scale a business successfully. The program culminates in a Demo Day with investment opportunities.





  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Fintech

  • Duration: 3 months


FinTech startups might be interested in this 4-month-long program that provides funding, collaboration, mentorship, and investment opportunities.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Fintech

  • Duration: -


This accelerator program, powered by UOB and SGInnovate, is for FinTech startups to go digital. They’ll help you identify your needs, find solutions that work for you, and access 1-on-1 support to perfect your plan.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Deep Tech

  • Duration: 4 months


The Tribe Accelerator program aims to jump-start companies that focus on using blockchain to design smarter cities. Program participants receive 1-on-1 support with their business strategy and technology, partnership opportunities, and most importantly, an international Demo Tour at the end of the program.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 13 weeks


A unique corporate innovation accelerator, Collective Campus builds corporate startup partnerships by identifying corporations’ challenges and opportunities and using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to locate and recruit startups & scaleups. With Collective Campus, established companies and startups pool their talent and resources to drive innovation.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 14 weeks


Startup Autobahn facilitates collaboration between technology-focused startups and industry leaders as an open innovation platform. Through tech-focused "Deep Dives", selected startups will develop prototypes and proofs of concept, culminating in an expo to showcase production-ready technology to key networks and stakeholders.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: Customized



The ImpacTech accelerator programs offer end-to-end consulting and mentoring for innovations with positive social, environmental, and economic impacts. With their customized programs, you will gain practical knowledge and effective tools to accelerate learning curves and boost startup growth.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Blockchain

  • Duration: 3 months


As one of the first accelerators in the blockchain space, Longhash connects Web 3.0 founders with an ecosystem of tech developers, founders, and investors to help catapult their companies. Through their 3-months program, you will receive an upfront investment of $200k, one-on-one support, mentorship from leading crypto-founders, and a curriculum across Web 3-native topics.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 3 months


PlugandPlay's industry-specific acceleration programs help startups of all sizes and stages supercharge innovation and transform business. To help your startup gain traction, PlugandPlay nurtures an ecosystem of entrepreneurs with dedicated full-stack teams, an ever-growing network to blue-chip corporations, and in-house venture capitalists.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 4 months


Surge is a 16-week scale-up program where companies selected to participate will receive up to $2million of seed capital, company-building workshops, and experience-sharing sessions with seasoned experts. Propel your startup forward with global immersions trips, growth hacks, and UpSurge; an investor week where you can meet and build relationships with a curated group of top investors.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Blockchain

  • Duration: 6 months


ZILHive Accelerator is a 6-month program tailored for early-stage and mature startups specializing in blockchain solutions. You will receive one-on-one strategic guidance and weekly check-ins, access to partners' networks, and potential post-accelerator financing.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Fintech

  • Duration: 2 years


Powered by F10, the Franklin Templeton Singapore Incubation Program is a two-year program for Fintech startups in Asia Pacific. The program provides a robust incubation curriculum, customized milestone-based programming, and exclusive mentoring by Franklin Templeton, a global leader in asset management and F10, a global startup accelerator. Furthermore, incubatees will also receive US$150,000 in seed funding from Franklin Templeton and become an F10 portfolio company in return for 1% equity.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Manufacturing

  • Duration: 4 months


A*StartCentral is an annual challenge that leads to a 4-month accelerator program for advanced manufacturing startups. Through The Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), the platform brings together enterprises, research institutes, and academia to advance manufacturing innovation and adoption. Their collaboration enables the development of ideas and solutions from lab to market by providing technical expertise, testbeds, machines, and data.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs without an idea / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: No

  • Focus: Social Enterprise

  • Duration: -


Dedicated to eradicating poverty at the base of the pyramid, BOPHub supports the development of social enterprises. Through their Ideation Lab, you will take your first step towards starting your social enterprise by exploring your vision, identifying problem statements, and generating tangible solutions. The acceleration program will further hone your human-centric problem-solving skill to create, deliver, and capture business and social impact.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 1 year


Eight Mercatus is a full spectrum growth platform comprised of experts in various fields. They are an Accredited Mentor Partner of the Startup SG Founder program, which provides mentorship and a capital grant of S$50,000 for first-time entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas. With their connectivity and market expertise, they will assist you in developing appropriate milestones.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Aquaculture

  • Duration: 4 months


As the world's first sustainable aquaculture accelerator, HATCH aims to catalyze aquaculture and seafood innovations with the least ecological footprint. Through HATCH, you will gain access to a global network of 100+ mentors, discounts for R&D facilities, and visits to three global hubs in Hawaii, Singapore, and Norway. They also provide a US$130,000 funding in return for 8% equity, with potential for follow-on investment.




  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Deep Tech

  • Duration: 1 year


Origgin is a unique Venture Co-Creation (VCC®) platform that builds a startup ecosystem by matching deep-tech seekers with deep-tech providers. Unlike a traditional incubator or accelerator, the VCC® process involves collaboration between researchers and corporations to share resources, co-create deep technology solutions, and address business pain points.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 1 year


Ravel Innovation is another Accredited Mentor Partner of the Startup SG Founder program. During the 12-month program, applicants are assisted in validating their ideas and securing financing through regular check-ins and progress reviews. Participants will also gain access to coworking spaces on their Innovation Campus and perks such as Google for Startups membership.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs without an idea / Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: No

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 2 years


Rooted in research-based methodology, Reapra is a venture builder focused on nurturing founders and building business sustainability. Their Build 80 program is open to aspiring, pre-seed, and seed-stage founders. Reapra assists candidates in their personal development, which include understanding their purpose, enhancing learning capabilities, and increasing management and social skills. A dedicated relationship manager will also aid the founders in establishing a promising business field that resonates with their mission.




  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Agrifood, Medical

  • Duration: -


Trendlines is a startup incubator that focuses on innovations based on strong intellectual property within the agrifood and medical sectors. The Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre (AFIC) and Trendlines Medical Singapore programs offer comprehensive support in technology development, business building, IP advisory, and general administration. Additionally, incubators can access the company's in-house innovation center, Trendlines Labs, along with funding from the Trendlines Agrifood Fund and Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund.



  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 3 months


For first-time entrepreneurs, the SUTD ESG Venture Building offers an environment where they can meet potential co-founders and develop a minimum viable product. Entrepreneurs learn about the building blocks of business ventures throughout the program, such as team-matching, commercializing ideas, market validation, branding, and go-to-market strategies. The assigned mentors are also carefully selected to match the team's ideas and the mentors' domain expertise.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Engineering, Infocomm

  • Duration: 10 weeks


National Lean LaunchPad Programme (LLP) is an initiative that supports engineers and scientists in commercializing their innovations in the engineering and information technology fields. Utilizing Lean methodology, the program focuses on identifying customer problems that the technology can solve and exploring suitable business models to deliver solutions.





  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: 6 months


Muru-D is a tech startup accelerator backed by Telstra that offers a 6-month accelerator program. They provide a flexible structure and curriculum designed specifically to meet the needs of founders. Startups from all stages and industries are accepted, and this inclusion fosters peer support and cross-pollination of ideas and experiences.





Growth Stage Accelerators in Singapore


Once your business has been established and you’re a neighborhood name, it’s time to take things nationwide or even global! You’re finally ready to join a growth stage startup accelerator and you’ve probably been waiting for this moment. It’s time for your business to grow, grow, grow!


Full list of growth stage startup accelerators in Singapore:






  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Duration: Annual membership


SEA Founders is a networking platform specifically for growth-stage tech founders. They specialize in masterclasses and hold annual coaching retreats to prepare businesses for scaling. They also take pride in its founders forum, where founders can share and collaborate to solve problems.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Deep Tech

  • Duration: 23 weeks


Priding itself as both an incubator and accelerator, EthAum focuses on tech startups geared toward machine learning, robotics, artificial intelligence and similar. They’re not stage-specific and will work with you to develop your business in a way that suits your plans, providing access to funding and mentorship along the way.



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Fintech

  • Duration: 2 months


Post-revenue startups gain access to F10 Global’s accelerator program. Over 3 months, participants pilot their products, meet investors 1-on-1, attend masterclasses, and more!




  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Cybersecurity

  • Duration: 6 months


ICE71 Scale is an accelerator program for mature cybersecurity companies to break into the APAC region. They look to help startups grow and enter the market in Singapore and the surrounding region!



  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 5 weeks


This accelerator is designed to help businesses scale. They’ll help you formulate a business plan, rounded out by mentorship and networking, to help you get an edge on your competition.

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Agri-Food

  • Duration: 5 months


GROW’s accelerator program provides USD$200K of cash and investments along with a dedicated program to aggressively grow your company and prepare you for international expansion.



  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Fintech

  • Duration: 6 months


If you’ve at least raised the seed money for your enterprise, you might qualify for Mastercard’s startup accelerator program. Their program is dedicated to scaling businesses that have already tested the waters, found their product viable, and are looking to expand rapidly.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic, Nordic-specific

  • Duration: Annual membership


Nordic Innovation House offers annual memberships to Nordic startups and companies looking to launch and scale in Singapore. Tailored to different industries, Nordic Innovation House helps you reduce your market entry risk by providing mentorship, advisory services, publicity, and community access to Nordic and local experts.



  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: 4 months


The 500 Global Launch Singapore program is designed to support growth-stage startups looking to explore the Southeast Asian market. Masterclasses conducted by industry experts will help startups with their expansion and scaling plans in Singapore. Topics include fundamentals of business expansion, particularly Southeast Asian markets and trends, along with business planning to develop targeted go-to-market strategies.



  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Duration: -


If you are a tech startup looking to scale-up, the Startup-O Edge program helps you develop the critical skills necessary for cross-border business scaling, such as branding, go-to-market strategy, and redomiciling. The program will help you find partners and venture capital networks, navigate foreign regulatory environments, test propositions, build presence, and generate an initial revenue stream in Asia.


  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Water

  • Duration: -


The Imagine H2O Accelerator assists early-stage water startups with resources to solve urgent water challenges and commercialize their innovations in Asia Pacific. Startups are provided with dedicated mentors, tailored training, pilot co-financing awards, on-the-ground support, and network access to help them acquire their first customers.


  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Food Tech

  • Duration: 6 months


Initi-8 is a program designed to accelerate the growth of food-tech startups, jointly launched by Creative Eateries and KK Fund, an F&B management company and a venture capitalist. You can leverage their expertise in developing commercially scalable and export-ready products through access to certified manufacturing facilities, consultation with culinary experts, and guidance in licensing and food-safety regulations.



  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Waste Tech

  • Duration: 3 months


HyperScale is a sustainability accelerator focused on developing innovative solutions to tackle the growing waste problem in Asia. HyperScale funds and nurtures innovations from waste-tech startups to advance and scale their solutions beyond borders with a proprietary curriculum and engagement with the waste ecosystem.

Running a startup can be a tricky business. It’s challenging to navigate between managing your business and planning for expansion, so leaning on the expertise of industry experts can mean the difference between success and failure.


Picking an accelerator that’s right for you can increase your business’s longevity, help you stay afloat through tough times, or even reach an international audience and become a global brand. It’s years of experience compressed into an easy-to-digest package.


If you’re serious about taking your business far, joining a program will significantly improve your chances of making a name for your enterprise.






P/S: We found these gems that we love even though they’re neither incubators nor accelerators:


Primarily a coworking space for tech-invested individuals, HackerspaceSG prides themselves on the community they’ve developed. They provide access to unique technology (like 3D printers), networking opportunities, workshops, and encourage collaboration.


OMG is a little hard to describe, but they basically provide a well-rounded variety of product development and design services. They offer prototyping and consulting services, access to a makerspace, events, and can even help you customize your personal makerspace.




1 Comment


Irich Creativestudio
Irich Creativestudio
Dec 29, 2023

Thanks for the information

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