The fastest way to take your Idea to Startup

Are you future ready?

The best time to start is now

Increase in Funding

An estimated 7 billion dollar funding came to Southeast Asia, a fivefold increase between 2012-2016


Evolving ecosystem and enhanced support from government backed initiatives

Displaced Jobs

5 million jobs are going to be displaced due to emerging technologies like AI by 2020

Now is the time

Experts across the world concur that this is the best time to be an entrepreneur

What It Would Cost You to Start Out on Your Own in Singapore

The opportunity cost of missteps are high if you’d start your entrepreneurial journey alone

SGD in Household Expenses per Month

The average monthly household expenses for a family of four.

Months to Get Your Startup Going

Sometimes missteps take even longer due to delays caused by service agencies.

SGD in Estimated Development Costs

Tech development costs usually balloon up due to half-baked launches or unvalidated business ideas.

SGD of Estimated Financial Runway Needed to Get Going

It’s your hard earned money and precious time at stake to get your startup journey going.

Jumpstart Your Business Idea with Us in 30 Days

First Stop a unique online programme which enables
mid career professionals and anyone with an idea to start their own venture. The journey from idea to startup starts here.

Learn the startup essentials

Get startup essentials FAST in 2 weeks. This acclaimed e-learning course will teach you topics ranging from planning your business model to pitching to investors.

Get assessed by global experts

After the e-learning program, you will pitch and interact with global experts. You will be able to validate your idea with smart diagnostics based on expert evaluation.

Connect with resources

Network with our community of investors, founders, and mentors. You will also get access and deals
from our partners that offer products and services required to run a successful startup.

What Startup Founders Have to Say 

Here from Startup Founders who’ve been through the journey.

“It takes thousands of dollars in opportunity costs, missteps and wasted time just to figure out how to get your idea off the ground.”

– Felix Oen, Founder of Kang Healthcare
“Well organized, prompt valuable feedback and a good platform to learn for entrepreneurs!”

– Alop Mehta, Founder of NeedyBee
“This combination of strategic capital and quality network is definitely giving unparalleled benefit for the startups and aspiring founders.”

– Thomas Schickler, CEO of Liquidity Marketplace

In Partnership With

Are You Thinking of Switching Paths? 

First Stop is for anyone who wants to dive into entrepreneurship. If you’re thinking of switching career paths, or have been sitting on the fence with your idea for too long, now’s the time to get started.

Corporate Professional

Bored of the corporate life and wish to kickstart your idea?


Enough managing businesses, it’s time to start out on your own


Make an executive decision to start your business today


With accessible technology, it’s never been so easy to start your own venture

Meet the Experts 

Our panel of experts are domain specialists and serial entrepreneurs who have a passion to nurture the next wave of entrepreneurs

Ramm C.B

Ramm C.B


Dorit Greuber

Dorit Greuber

Co-founder, The Hip and Happening Group

Fred Then

Fred Then

CEO, Tjaara Pte Ltd.

Ujjwal Sarao

Ujjwal Sarao

Founder & CEO, TalentStrat Private Ltd

Nishi Seth

Nishi Seth

Head of Field Marketing - JAPAC, Google

Harjot Singh

Harjot Singh

Chief Strategy Officer, EMEA MCCANN WORLDGROUP

Powered by Startup-O

While Startup-O is enabling promising startups which has ‘Full Time Founders’ & ‘Ready Products’ in the market, we believe our tech-enabled online platform, global expert community & other available resources can help thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs transition from idea to startup … FAST. 


Startups Registered




Startups Funded

$250,000 to $500,000

Seed Capital Provided