Application deadline:  Aug 1, 2021


ABOUT the SLINGSHOT Startup Competition

Enterprise Singapore is the Singapore government agency championing enterprise development. We also support the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and Startups.

We attract global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in Singapore. Today, Singapore is a leading global trading hub with a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters. We are also home to many global enterprises, Startups and investors that operate in Singapore’s robust pro-enterprise environment.

We build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards. Renowned for our dedication to quality and innovation, Singapore companies make ideal business partners.

With our global network in over 35 locations spanning many developed and emerging markets, we connect businesses with relevant Singapore companies for their business expansion.


Calling all startups: Asia’s most exciting deep tech pitching competition is back!

This is your chance to anchor yourself in Singapore – one of the world’s top innovation nodes – and compete for over S$1.1M (US$800,000) in attractive prizes!

In our fifth edition, we are looking for startups in four emerging challenge sectors to showcase your game-changing solutions and products. Make the pitch of a lifetime to a global audience of major investors, industry leaders, and thought leaders! 

Shortlisted startups will be given the opportunity to develop corporate partnerships and join us at Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology 2021 (SWITCH 2021).

Our challenge sectors:

  1. Digital Technologies
  2. Health and Wellness
  3. Smart Cities
  4. Sustainability

SLINGSHOT Startup Competition

SLINGSHOT Startup Competition Prizes

Grand Winner Grand Prize: ~US$150,000

Top 10 Startups: ~US$37,000

Top 100 Startups: 

  • An exclusive invitation to compete at SLINGSHOT 2021’s Virtual Finals, held as part of SWITCH
  • 1 x complimentary Digital Premium Pass to SWITCH 2021
  • 1 complimentary SWITCH 2021 exhibition booth to showcase your innovative products and services
  • Support for EntrePass, the working visa for foreign entrepreneurs in Singapore [International applicants only]
  • Participation in SLINGSHOT 100: Gear Up, a three-day curated workshop with one-to-one mentoring, valuable networking opportunities, and connections to Southeast Asia’s vibrant tech ecosystem.

Top 1,000 Startups: 

  • The chance to participate in the SLINGSHOT Corporate Challenge, connect with innovation-ready corporates, and embark on co-innovation projects to win up to S$30,000 in Startup SG grant prizes.
  • Participation in SLINGSHOT 1,000: Disrupt, a three-day series of masterclasses and workshops. Gain insights into sector-specific trends and challenges, pitch your innovative ideas to corporates looking for solutions, and explore co-innovation opportunities!


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