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ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator Roadshow in Singapore


Accelerating Asia is coming to Singapore.

Accelerating Asia is coming to Singapore to recruit for our next cohort of startups for our ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator.

Join us for this one night in your city to pitch your startup to our team for a chance to skip the application process and get your startup shortlisted to our Top 50 interview stage. We’re looking for startups with a focus on developing smart cities solutions.

Join the ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator team at this event and receive:

✅ Insider information on what we’re looking for in a startup

✅ How to apply

✅ The opportunity to pitch your startup to our team and receive feedback

✅ Networking, food and drinks after the event

**Note: this is event is for startup founders only.


✅ Startups will have 1 minute to pitch to the ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator team.

✅ Arrive and Register for the Pitch Competition on the day

✅ The winner of the Pitch Competition will go through to the Top 50 interview stage

✅ To enter the Pitch Competition, startups must arrive by 6pm to register


✅ 5pm - 5.30pm: Arrival & Registration

✅ 5:30pm - 6.30pm: Masterclass by Nesh Sooriyan-Larsen (more info below)

✅ 6.30pm - 7pm: Pitch Competition

✅ 7pm to 8pm - Networking

**Note: this is event is for startup founders only. Please contact if you are not a startup founder.

About the Masterclass:

"How to raise $1.4million in 30 days” is a breakdown of the perfect storm of elements that lead to a pre-product company raising $1.4M in 30 days. Nesh Sooriyan, our Entrepreneur in Residence be openly sharing elements and insights on early stage capital raising that are often held in experience though seldom spoken about.

About the ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator:

The ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator (ASCA) is a startup accelerator program supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Accelerating Asia.

ASCA aims to provide startups from ASEAN countries with the opportunity and resources to take things to the next level. Two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, according to the United Nations. This will put immense pressure on cities to provide everyday essentials like clean air, affordable and safe public transport, and reliable infrastructure. There is still a lot of work to be done and we believe startups are uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges cities face today and in the future.

The ASCA program is split into two parts starting with a three-month program in Singapore, following by four months of remote support, a Demo Day and access to Accelerating Asia’s regional mentor and investor network.

The program offers:

✅ Up to S$40,000 equity free investment

✅ Access to top quality mentors, investors and founders

✅ Access to the dedicated ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator team including an Entrepreneur in Residence who will work closely with startups during the program

✅ Office space in downtown Singapore during the program

✅ Benefits from companies that support us including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Hubspot, Stripe and more

🔴 Applications for ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator Cohort 1 are now open!