• About ACE

    We are the national startup ecosystem builder

    to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in Singapore

    Roles

    Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) plays a key role in building a dynamic and sustainable startup ecosystem in Singapore. We support startups across all stages and focus on three strategic areas:

    (i) driving co-innovation between startups and enterprises;
    (ii) helping startups to scale and internationalise;
    (iii) building an access hub of connected ecosystems across 16 cities with 25k startups.

    Background

    Launched in 2003 by the Ministry of Trade & Industry and restructured as a private entity in 2014, ACE is supported by the government, under the patronage of Senior Minister of State for Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Trade & Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon. ACE's Board of Directors also comprises of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals immersed in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Stakeholders

    Key stakeholders of ACE include Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), Enterprise Singapore and Ministry of Trade and Industry. Locally, ACE works closely with various ecosystem builders, venture capitalists, business angel networks and accelerators.

  • Focus

    Accelerated

    Co-Innovation

    Enabler

    Driving co-innovation between startups and enterprises

    Avenue for

    Company

    Expansion

    Helping startups to scale and internationalise

    Access Hub for

    Connected

    Ecosystems

    Building a network of connected ecosystems regionally

  • Methodology and Programmes

    ACE supports startups across all stages and plays a key role in building a dynamic and sustainable startup ecosystem in Singapore.

    1

    Ideation

    Conceive problem statement

    2

    Acceleration

    Build minimum viable product

    3

    Incubation

    Develop traction

    4

    Expansion

    Increase market growth

  • Start

    • Startup SG Founder
    • Grant briefings
    • Learning journey
    • Mentorship
    • Co-working space
    • Youth Wing, EDGE

    Scale

    • Corporate innovation
    • Digital transformation exchange
    • SME Talent Programme

    Soar

    • Market access
    • Business matching and targeted connections
    • Startup exchange and business missions
    • Overseas expansion clinics
  • ACE Public Briefing

    Hear more about BACECAMP and other ACE activities

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  • Regional Partners

    Austria

    China

    France

    Japan

    Korea

    Korea

    Korea

    Korea

    Malaysia

    Thailand

    Thailand

    Vietnam