Deadline: July 17, 2023 00:00 CEST
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Eligibility: any international startup with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that can illustrate initial signs of traction and have proprietary technology or solutions.
Location: Singapore


SLINGSHOT invites new and exciting startups with innovative solutions to compete in this year’s competition. Stand a chance to anchor yourself in Singapore – one of the world’s top innovation nodes.

Ready to make the pitch of a lifetime?

Vie for a chance to be part of SLINGSHOT 2023’s Top 50 Global Startups, get immersed in Asia’s leading startup community here in Singapore and win up to S$1.2 million in prizes.

  • Network: meet leading global investors, accelerators and corporates, from regional demo days, deal-mixers, and qualifiers to finals.
  • Immerse: exclusive pitch coaching, corporate site visits, and lab crawls in the vibrant Singapore startup ecosystem.
  • Collaborate: ideate and co-innovate with corporates and homegrown players to fast-track your ideas into the market.
  • Pitch: present to a global audience at the Finals and win up to S$1.2 million worth of grant prizes.

Launch your startup into the world through Singapore!

Showcase your game-changing solutions to a global audience of investors and key industry leaders from five emerging challenge domains, and compete for over S$1.2 million in attractive prizes!

Regardless of your business area, all startups are welcome to apply in any domains stated in the SLINGSHOT 2023 Competition:

  • Transformative Digital Technologies
  • Health and Biomedical
  • Manufacturing, Trade and Connectivity
  • Environment, Energy and Green Technologies
  • Consumer Media, Goods and Services

SLINGSHOT 2023’s Top 50 Global Startups will win a sponsored trip to Singapore to be connected to Asia’s leading startup community. Make the pitch of a lifetime at the SLINGSHOT 2023 Finals, which will be held at Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) 2023.


  • The Grand Winner of SLINGSHOT 2023 will receive a S$200,000 Startup SG Grant Prize and 18 months’ rent-free space at LaunchPad.
  • The 1st Runner-Up will receive a S$150,000 Startup SG Grant Prize, 12 months’ rent-free space at LaunchPad.
  • The 2nd Runner-Up will receive a S$100,000 Startup SG Grant Prize and 6 months’ rent-free space at LaunchPad.
  • The Top 10 Global Startups will each receive a S$50,000 Startup SG Grant Prize.
  • The Top 50 Global Startups will receive a sponsored trip to Singapore to participate in the Physical Immersion programme, an exclusive invitation to compete at SLINGSHOT 2023’s Physical Finals, held as part of SWITCH, 1 complimentary SWITCH 2023 exhibition booth to showcase your innovative products and services, and eligibility for EntrePass, the working visa for foreign entrepreneurs in Singapore.
  • The Top 250 Global Startups will receive the chance to participate in a SLINGSHOT Corporate Mixer to connect with innovation-ready corporates and embark on co-innovation projects with them.

Interested in applying for the SLINGSHOT 2023? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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