Your Gateway into New Markets

  • About Us

    The Program

    Global Startup Exchange (GSX) is a flexible one-month market access program in Singapore. Designed for startups across various developmental stages, the program seeks to assist startups in their growth and expansion across multiple markets in ASEAN. Startups get the flexibility to be here for either 2 weeks, or more. Demo Day happens at the end of the second week.


    As a participant in the program, you will build knowledge and capabilities to successfully enter and navigate the Singapore and ASEAN markets through valuable mentorships from industry leaders and connections with our global partners. Also, look forward to establishing strong relationships with fellow entrepreneurs, potential partners, customers and government agencies while being part of the BASH community – one of Singapore’s biggest integrated startup facility, where accelerators, investors and entrepreneurs congregate.

    Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd

    SGInnovate is wholly owned by the Singapore government, under the purview of the National Research Foundation with a focus on enabling the entrepreneurial potential of ambitious men and women based in Singapore who believe they can build a start-up. With an emphasis on science and deep-technology, SGInnovate brings together partners from the private sector, institutes of higher learning, and research organisations as part of Singapore’s broader ecosystem of innovation. Through this ecosystem, SGInnovate connects these aspiring entrepreneurs with support for business-plan development, sources of funding, and go-to-market efforts.

  • Benefits

    Market Opportunities

    In Emerging ASEAN Countries

    Meet with potential partners and customers to assess demand in Singapore and ASEAN’s fast growing markets

    Market Insights

    From Serial Entrepreneurs

    Receive mentorship and market insights from domain experts and serial entrepreneurs who have founded and sold tech companies


    By Leading Regional Investors

    Be advised and raise investments from prominent VCs with decades of experience and strong relationships in ASEAN

  • Program


    Week 1

    Eager to explore Singapore but not sure where to start? Fret not, we’ve got it all covered! Our Local Induction Program will get you up to speed on the various national initiatives your startup can leverage on and some of the quirks of life in Singapore.


    Week 2

    Get plugged into the local startup scene at our co-working space where you get to interact with many other ecosystem stakeholders and take part in events hosted at BASH during your stay here. Meet your business mentor who will guide you along the way and a local entrepreneur buddy who will give you great insights into the local industry.


    Week 3

    After achieving a deeper and better understanding of the market opportunities in Singapore and ASEAN, show us what you’ve got! Start building and refining your product to cater to the local markets.


    Week 4

    Now that you have everything pieced together, it’s your time to shine! Pitch to secure partners, customers and investors.

  • Who Should Apply?

    We are looking for startups from any of the following verticals who have established product market fit and demonstrated market traction in their home markets. You should be interested in raising funds and accessing new market opportunities in the ASEAN market.


    Web & Mobile


    Education Technology


    Smart Energy

    Cyber Security


  • Timeline

    Meet Us



    Sri Lanka







    Registration: till Jan 2017

    Selection: 15 Jan 2017

    Announcement of final team selected: 6 Feb 2017

    GSX Program

    Begins: 6 Mar 2017

  • Apply for GSX Now

    If you are looking for market access into ASEAN, contact our regional partners.


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