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
To assist your startup with incorporation in the target market
To learn and obtain feedback from experienced business leaders and successful entrepreneurs
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
Opportunity to pitch to our network of angel investors and venture capitalists for funding
Be connected to key stakeholders in the startup ecosystem (e.g. corporate, investors, incubators, accelerators, government associations)
Embark On Your Expansion Journey
Kickstart your market expansion journey through our series of Market Insights Workshops and a week of Country Immersion
Sharing by country and market experts on business landscape and ways of market entry in various
Country Immersion Track
Participate in a 3-day market immersion trip to an overseas market for targeted in-market business connections and mentorship
Programme Fees: SGD8,000 per startup
(Up to 2 pax per startup)
Excluding flights and accommodation
ACE International Centre
67 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #04-16
(For November 2019 Batch)
Ready to Expand into Overseas Markets?
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
Best channel to learn about Singapore and Southeast Asia Accelerators!
- Irene Sung, Founder