SLINGSHOT 2020 – Startup Competition

Applications call for SLINGSHOT 2020 – Startup Competition

While applying, all startups will have the opportunity to participate in a bonus challenge for solutions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Participants, who wish to be considered for this challenge should submit a presentation deck that answers the question: How does your solution “Create the New Normal”? (PDF presentation, up to 3 slides in English only)

Taking the “New Normal” to refer to the post-COVID-19 era, how can your solution help businesses, organizations, and communities recover, rebound, and recharge in the new normal? Up to 5 startups will be shortlisted for this award. The results will be announced on 19 October 2020, 1700H (GMT+8).

Deepening Phase

  • Shortlisted startups from each of the 5 sectors will be asked to submit a 2-minute video introducing their business, elevator pitch style!
  • Selection Phase: Projects will be reviewed by a jury panel of investors and corporates who will select the ~20 startups from each sector to move to the SLINGSHOT 2020 Virtual Finals.
  • The results will be announced on 9 November 2020. Up to 500 shortlisted startups will also have the opportunity to participate in co-innovation opportunities with corporates via our co-innovation platform.

Selection Criteria

  • Regardless of your business area, all startups are welcome to apply in any categories stated in the Slingshot 2020 Competition:
  • Digital solutions, Consumer products & services
  • FoodTech & AgriTech
  • HealthTech, BioTech & MedTech
  • Manufacturing, Logistics & Transportation
  • Urban Solutions, Sustainability & Energy

Awards Benefits

  • One Grand Winner (overall)
  • $200,000 Startup SG grant and S$10,000 cash prize by L’Oreal
  • Top 10 Sector Winners (2 per Challenge Sector)
  • $50,000 Startup SG grant
  • Top 100 Global Startups
  • An invitation to the Virtual Semi-Finals as part of SFF x SWITCH 2020.
  • EntrePass (working visa for foreign entrepreneurs in Singapore) [International applicants only].
  • Access to corporates, investors, and mentor networks.

Top 500 startups

  • An opportunity to participate in the corporate innovation platform and connect with corporates innovation players to embark on co-innovation projects and win up to S$30,000 StartupSG Grant prizes.

The winner of “Creating the New Normal” award will receive:

  • $50,000 Startup SG Grant.
  • $10,000 cash prize sponsored by L’Oréal.

Last date : September 7,2020.

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