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Started in 2009, ideasinc evolved from a business plan competition for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, to a start-up accelerator program which is open to every youth in Singapore. ideasinc strives to be a major partner in the nation's effort to promote and develop an entrepreneurial environment to bring about significant economic and social development in Singapore through home-grown enterprises.


A 9-month long start-up accelerator programme. ideasinc invests time and resources to go in very early and help pre-seed stage ideas get off the ground. ideasinc is a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to validate their business ideas, obtain quality entrepreneurship education, develop their business model, benefit from mentorship by experts with good domain knowledge and rich industrial experience, and finally, the chance to pitch for cash awards, business grants and equity investments, provided by ideasinc partners.



Cash Awards:

Most Tech-Driven Startup ​​– S$10,000.00

Most Innovative Startup – S$10,000.00

Most Socially Responsible Startup – S$10,000.00


Grant Opportunities:

StartupSG Founder – S$30,000.00

raiSE VentureForGood Youth Grant - S$20,000.00

NTU CoLab4Good Grant - S$10,000.00


Venture Capital Partners:

Govin Holdings

Gree Ventures

iGlobal Partners

Invention Capital

Jungle Ventures

KK Fund


SEGNEL Ventures

Spaze Ventures

Stream Global

Tenshi Peak Venture

TNB Ventures

TNF Ventures

YSS Capital


Best of all, being a non-profit programme, ideasinc does not take equity in your business, nor own the intellectual property of your product. All we want is to help you get quality education and turn your business ideas into marketable solutions and products. 


How it works?

1. Submit your business executive summary

2. Top 40 teams will be announced 

3. They will go through entrepreneurship-focused workshops 

4. Pitch to our panel of judges and investors 

5. Top 10 teams will be selected 

6. Finalists will continue to develop their business idea and attend our workshops 

7. The Demo Day. An exclusive pitching session with our partnering investors for funding opportunities 


 To find out more, visit the ideasinc website at, or email us at

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*Click here to apply for ideasinc 2018 here, open for application from 1 February 2018 to 31 March 2018*

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 Updated on 12 March 2018.​