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

    ACE Market Access Programme

  • ACE Market Access Programme

    is a three-weeks structured programme

    to help technology startups internationalise

  • Assess Your Business & Target Market

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

    Business Model Advisory

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

    Market Access Advisory

    To provide your startup with a structured framework for market access

    Tax & Compliance Advisory

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

    Business Incorporation

    To assist your startup with incorporation in the target market

    Mentorship

    To learn and obtain feedback from experienced business leaders and successful entrepreneurs

    Legal Advisory Clinic

    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

    Customised Business Matching

    Tap onto ACE's vast networks to secure 1-1 business meetings

    Digital Transformation Exchange

    Be connected with organisations who are looking to adopt innovative solutions from startups to transform their business

    Pitch Day

    Opportunity to pitch to our network of angel investors and venture capitalists for funding

    Networking Events

    Participate in various networking events for greater immersion into Singapore's startup ecosystem

  • Embark On Your Expansion Journey

    Kickstart your market expansion journey through our series of Market Insights Workshops and a week of Country Immersion

    Market Insights

    Sharing by country and market experts on gaining access into various

    overseas markets

    Country Immersion Track

    Participate in a one-week market immersion trip to an overseas market for targeted in-market business connections and mentorship

  • Benefits

    • Gain Country Insights & Dedicated Business Guidance
    • Assess Business Model & Product-Market Fit
    • Connect to Relevant Organisations & Investors
    • Weekly Check-ins with Account Managers
    • Access to Co-Working space at ACE International Centre
    • No Equity Taken
  • Programme Details

    Duration

    3 weeks

    Intake Period

    January, April, July, October

    Eligibility Criteria

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

    Cost

    Programme Fees: SGD8,000 per startup

    (Up to 2 pax per startup)

    Excluding flights and accommodation

    Programme Location

    ACE International Centre

    67 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #04-16

    Singapore 139950

  • Timeline

    Application Process

    (For January 2019 Batch)

    1

    Call for Applications

    1 November 2018

    2

    Close of Applications

    30 November 2018

    3

    Notification of Selected Startups

    7 December 2018

    4

    Start of Programme

    14 January 2018

    5

    End of Programme

    1 February 2018

  • Ready to Expand into Overseas Markets?

  • FAQs

    Applications

    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.

    Programme

    Qn: What is the commitment required from startups?

    Ans: Startups are required to be based in our ACE International Centre in Singapore and commit to the programme on a full time basis for the entire programme duration. Free time during the programme is also 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: Startups do not need to apply for a visa to participate in the programme, 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 to and during your stay in Singapore. The amount payable to ACE covers only the programme cost.

  • Past Participants

    NEWSJELLY

    Korea

    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

    anect Inc

    Japan

    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

    Let Shine

    Korea

    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

    StyleUp

    Taiwan

    Best channel to learn about Singapore and Southeast Asia Accelerators!

     

    - Irene Sung, Founder

     
  • Contact Us

    ACE International Centre
    67 Ayer Rajah Crescent
    #04-16
    Singapore 139950