The fastest way to take your IDEA to STARTUP

Accredited Mentor Partner

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.

The fastest way to take your IDEA to STARTUP

FIRST STOP is a unique programme that enables first-time founders with all startup essentials

What is STARTUPSG Founder?

Startup SG Founder provides mentorship and startup capital grant to first-time entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas. Enterprise Singapore will match $3 for every $1 raised by the entrepreneur*.

FIRST STOP is an Accredited Mentor Partner (AMP) that identifies qualifying applicants based on the uniqueness of business concept, the feasibility of business model, strength of management team, and potential market value.

At FIRST STOP, we enable promising ideas and first-time founders through a 3 step engagement model:

1. Insider Secrets to help you prepare the Business models, Elevator Pitch, Full Pitch Deck, Financial Model, Venture Funding landscape and other practical know how to help build the product and traction.

2. Assessments by seasoned mentors with a smart diagnostic report that provides actionable feedback.

3. Connect with Investors, Founders, Enterprise Singapore and Brand partners that are guaranteed to help you ‘Save ‘Time, Money and Heartburn’.

For SG Founder applicants the platform provides

  1. One day Workshop to fine tune Startup Launch Kit
  2. Diagnostic report with actionable feedback
  3. Assessment by Mentors during Grant process
  4. Co working space for a period of 12 months
  5. Potential connect to angel Investors


*Terms and Conditions apply

In Partnership With

Meet the Mentors 

Our panel of seasoned mentors are domain specialists and serial entrepreneurs who have a passion 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

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Startups Funded

$250,000 to $500,000

Seed Capital Provided