SINGAPORE: Ampersand

LABS Pre-Accelerator: Spring 2019


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You have an awesome idea – maybe you even have a few customers or the beginnings of a company ... what now?


Now accepting applications for Singapore LABS!

You might have an idea, a vision, a belief in what you can build. But how do get there? What are the first steps? How can you make sure you tackle startup challenges effectively -- so you reach your opportunity?

Building on the wildly innovative and passionate design culture of Singapore, Ampersand an initiative of DesignSingapore, brings Creative Startups LABS to Singaporean creatives for the first time. Ampersand, powered by Creative Startups, is a high intensity Pre-Accelerator to move creative founders from idea or early revenue to business model and a path for growth.

Built around 6 modules and the innovative learning approach Creative Startups is well-known for, participants sprint through a dynamic and challenging program.

During the intensive four-week program, creative founders will learn:

  • minimum viable product,
  • market entry strategy,
  • business model for scale.

Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

Important Dates

  • Applications Close: May 12th, 2019. 11:59 pm Singapore time.
  • Onboarding: May 27th - 31st, 2019
  • Online Classes: June 3rd - June 21st, 2019
  • Deep Dive in Singapore: June 24th - June 28th, 2019.




What is the time commitment for LABS?


At a minimum, expect to spend 2-3 hours in class once a week, plus 5-10 hours completing the online modules. 


What are the details of the in-person class? Do I have to live in Singapore to be eligible?


Courses will meet for roughly 1.5 hour in-person in Singapore each week. Applicants from outside of Singapore are expected to digitally call in to each weekly class and attend the in-person Deep Dive in Singapore. Applicants are responsible for travel and lodging costs for the Deep Dive. 


What is the cost to participate?


It is free to apply for the LABS program. The course fee for accepted startups is $680 Singapore Dollars. 

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