SINGAPORe launch


We help post-seed / Series A startups from around the world to develop and execute a targeted strategy for expanding in the Southeast Asia market, beginning with Singapore.
This is a 16-week equity-free program designed to accelerate your growth in Southeast Asia through deep market insights, hands-on coaching and exposure to 500's network of partners, experts, and talent. The program serves as a quick and efficient way of validation, helping you discover your target market, build, and execute an expansion plan tailored to the needs of your customers.


Why join us?

Get equipped with insider knowledge through our local market experts.

Access to capital

Be placed in front of the active investors in the region. 


Get access to corporates and local government agencies.


Meet like-minded and passionate founders in the largest innovation community globally. 


Enjoy access to the working space, tools like cloud credits and local talent.

application period

1 Nov 2019  - 2 Jan 2019

Application screening and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. 

1 week: Local Market Intensive
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
The intensive sprint would equip startups with the necessary knowledge and tools to build a hyper localized go-to-market strategy. The week would be packed with: 
  • Download of market insights
  • Mentorship from experts (eg serial entrepreneurs and industry specialists)
  • Build a targeted and localized go-to-market strategy

 15 weeks: immersion in Singapore

17 Feb 2020 – 29 May 2020

The immersion focuses on helping startups execute their go-to-market plan and incorporate in Singapore. This would include:

  • Networking sessions with potential clients and investors in the 500 community

  • Weekly customized workshops to the needs of the startups

  • Weekly check-ins with assigned mentors on strategy execution

PROGRAM Schedule
February 10th - February 14th:

SG Sprint Day 1: Introduction to SEA and Riding the Trend Waves

SG Sprint Day 2: Developing Product-Market Fit in SEA and Channel Creation

SG Sprint Day 3: Snagging Deals through Sales Pitching and Negotiation Techniques

SG Sprint Day 4: Building a Winning Team and Managing Diversity


SG Sprint Day 5: Building A Solid Go-to-market Strategy and Executing Your Plan

 February 17th - May 29th: 

15 Weeks Immersion in Singapore


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This program is operated by 500 Ecosystems Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“500 Startups”). Nothing in the content delivered through this Global Launch program shall constitute or is intended to constitute legal, tax or investment advice or regulated activities. Any bespoke engagement services involving regulated activities will not be with 500 Startups and will be contracted through an affiliate which is appropriately qualified, and may also be subject to the end-client satisfying certain regulatory conditions.

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