In Dec 2009, the NRF selected 7 incubators under the Technology Incubation Scheme to help nurture early stage high-tech start-ups in Singapore. These incubators will also provide mentorship to the start-up companies in their portfolio.
In July 2008, the NRF launched the Early Stage Venture Funding Scheme (ESVF), which seeded 6 VC funds to provide early stage investment for Singapore-based technology start-ups. The ESVFs fund up to $3M across industry verticals, and provide mentorship to early stage start-ups. Please visit the website here.
The Incubator for Disruptive Enterprise and Start-ups (IDEAS) Fund is an incubator fund for early-stage start-up companies. The fund focuses on identifying and guiding through the early stages, start-ups with disruptive innovation potential. About $500,000 to $600,000 is placed on each investment, in companies across a variety of sectors.
fLO is an internationalisation platform for promising start-ups to gain entry into global markets. An initiative by the NUS Enterprise Incubator (NEI), fLO start-ups can gain access to hot-desking opportunities overseas, experienced mentors, funding and NUS Enterprise’s global network.
Accel-X Pte Ltd, is a venture capital fund that invests into early stage technology companies that are highly scalable. Led by Mr Edmund Yong, Accel-X has more than 20 years of investment and portfolio management experience. The fund helps young technology firms to finance their expansion into viable markets, provides further value-add via hands-on mentoring and injection of operational capabilities.