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Startup Ecosystem, Programmes & Grants in Singapore by ACE

Friday, Feb 7, 2020, 09:45 am - 12:00 pm

79 Ayer Rajah Crescent #01-13 (ACE Ideation Centre) S139955 Singapore


Programme Schedule 

1) ACE Public Briefing (Time: 10am-10.40am)

2) SNCF Sharing (Time: 10.40am-11am)

3) A tour conducted by UBE SG (Time: 11am-12pm)

A sharing session by the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) on Singapore's startup ecosystem, programmes and grants.


Topics shared:

  • Overview of startup ecosystem in Singapore
  • ACE programmes: market access, co-innovation, talent matching etc
  • Startup SG programme: focusing on Startup SG Founder and Startup SG Talent (Startup Talent Programme)
  • One-month structured mentoring programme: BACECAMP


Who is this sharing session for?

  • Enterprises and organisations looking to partner ACE and support the startup community
  • Growth-stage startups looking for opportunities to work with enterprises or expand internationally
  • First-time entrepreneurs and early-stage startups looking for mentorship or grants



An intensive one-month structured mentorship programme equipping promising early-stage startups with key insights, best practices and capabilities to start and grow. Apply at




About ACE:

ACE is a national private organisation to drive entrepreneurship and
innovation in Singapore by playing a key role in building a dynamic and
sustainable startup ecosystem in Singapore. ACE supports startups across all stages and focuses on three strategic areas:

  • Driving co-innovation between startups and enterprises
  • Helping startups to scale and internationalise
  • Building an access hub of connected ecosystems across countries

Launched in 2003 by the Ministry of Trade & Industry and restructured as a private entity in 2014, ACE is supported by the government, under the patronage of Senior Minister of State for Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Trade & Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon. ACE's Board of Directors also comprises of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals immersed in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Key stakeholders of ACE include Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), Enterprise Singapore and Ministry of Trade and Industry. Locally, ACE works closely with various ecosystem builders, venture capitalists, business angel networks and accelerators.


2) SNCF is the apex body of Singapore’s Co-operative Movement, and secretariat of the Central Co-operative Fund (CCF). Formed in 1980 with the aim of championing Singapore’s Co-operative Movement, the apex body represents 99% of co-operative members in Singapore through its affiliated co-operatives. Today, the Movement boasts a base of more than 1.4 million members.

SNCF is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). It enjoys co-operative relationship with the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other international and regional bodies.

3) UBE SG will be leading tour around one-North! 

Visit one-north, a vibrant R&D business park that pulsates with creativity. It is also home to Singapore’s very own Silicon Valley – the LaunchPad @ one-north.  Get up close and gain rare insights into this thriving entrepreneurial haven.