• ACE Market Access Programme

    A leading programme to help startups internationalise and expand beyond the local market

  • ACE Market Access Programme

    is a 5-day programme

    to help startups land globally


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    The Programme


    The ACE Market Access Programme is your fast track to advisors, experts and investors who can help with your international expansion.

    Immerse in startup ecosystem hubs to gain deep insights and make valuable connections.

  • Assess Your Business & Target Market

    Understand your target market and having a clear go-to-market strategy are keys for successful market expansion

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    Business Model Advisory

    To support localisation of your business model to address the needs of the target market

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    Market Access Advisory

    To provide your startup with a structured framework for market access

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    MRA Consultancy

    Receive dedicated support to apply for Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) grant to defray your overseas expansion

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    Tax & Compliance Advisory

    To address potential tax and compliance needs when expanding into an overseas market

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    Learn and obtain feedback from experienced and successful startups that landed globally

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    1-1 legal consultations to address legal queries on internationalisation matters

  • Connect With Relevant Organisations & Investors

    Targeted business matching to drive leads and potential deal flows for your startup

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    Networking Opportunities

    Tap onto ACE's vast networks to secure meetings with Corporates and potential customers

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    Corporate Exchange

    Be connected with Corporates and SMEs looking to adopt innovative solutions from startups to transform their businesses

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    Pitch Day

    Get ready to pitch to our global network of angel investors and venture capitalists for funding opportunities

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    Company Visits

    Be connected to key stakeholders in the startup ecosystem (e.g. corporate, investors, incubators, accelerators, governments)

  • Embark On Your Expansion Journey

    Don't know which market to kickstart your market expansion journey?

    Start from our series of Market Insights Workshops to understand opportunties ahead.

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    Market Insights

    Sharing by country and market experts on business landscape and ways of market entry in various

    overseas markets

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    Virtual Immersion

    Participate in a 3-day virtual immersion trip to sense the overseas market to aid in your selection of city to expand into.

  • Benefits

    • Gain Country Insights & Dedicated Business Guidance
    • Connect to Relevant Organisations & Investors
    • ZERO Equity taken
  • Access Programme Details


    Typically 5 Days

    Intake Period

    April, July, November

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Open to startups from all sectors
    • Startups should have a ready product or service and gained traction in the local market

    Upcoming programmes

    - Malaysia

    - Jordan

    - Taiwan

    & much more

  • Timeline

    Application Process


    Call for Application


    Close of Application


    Notification of Selected Startups


    Start of Programme


    End of Programme

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    ACE your location

    Still Deciding where?


    Come and have a conversation with us to help you decide.

  • Ready to Expand into Overseas Markets?

  • FAQs


    Qn: What happens after I submit my application?

    Ans: Startups are evaluated on a rolling basis. Selected startups will be notified on their successful application for the programme.


    Qn: What type of startups are ACE looking for?

    Ans: We are looking for startups that have a ready product and solution, and have gained traction in the local market. The programme supports startups across all industries and sectors. Startups should ideally be looking to expand into the Asia market.


    Qn: What is the commitment required from startups?

    Ans: Startups are required to be based in ACE International Centre and related locations during the programme duration. Free time will be allocated for startups to schedule meetings and to work on their business model.


    Qn: May I have the schedule for the programme?

    Ans: An outline of the programme is available on the website. The daily schedule will be made available to confirmed startups during the programme orientation.

    Administrative Matters

    Qn: Do I need to apply for a visa to participate in the programme?

    Ans: Local Startups do not need to apply for a visa to participate, as long as they comply with Singapore immigration and visa regulations here.


    Qn: Are flights and accommodations covered?

    Ans: Startups are required to arrange for their own flights and accommodations. The amount payable to ACE covers only the programme cost.

    Foreign Startups

    Qn: Do I need to apply for a visa to participate in the Singapore programme?

    Ans: Startups do need to check and apply for a visa to enter Singapore, complying with Singapore immigration and visa regulations here.


    Qn: Where do I setup office here in Singapore?

    Ans: ACE will be able to provide temporary co-working space arrangements in Singapore. Speak with us to find out more.

  • Past Participants

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    Our goal here was to find a reseller or a partner company, and it was good to have a lot of companies here. We also had a mini-seminar during the programme, and ACE had invited many people and helped us publicise the seminar successfully. Personally, this seminar has been a great help in identifying potential markets for our business and finding potential customers.


    - Jinah Park, Manager

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    anect Inc


    I highly recommend ACE Market Access Programme. I was able to gain a lot of knowledge and make connections with Southeast Asian partners through the programme.


    - Ichiro Kimura, President & CEO

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    Let Shine


    ACE has been very supportive for me to renew and localise the business model to fit Singapore and Southeast Asia Market. The programme has also helped me reached out to relevant people to find potential business partners.


    - Hanna Ma, Founder

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    Best channel to learn about Singapore and Southeast Asia Accelerators!


    - Irene Sung, Founder

  • Contact Us

    Connect with us today!

    Email: Alan.yuen@ace.sg, Gretel.chee@ace.sg


    ACE Office: 67 Ayer Rajah Crescent #04-16
    LaunchPad @ one-north
    Singapore 139950