Start your first job at a startup, not a corporate.

Working for a newly minted company can be very different from working for an established, well-known organization. It’s true that joining a startup can be a fun, smart, and even life-changing experience. While not all startups have the presence and ambience (or the budgets) of sexy industry giants (Google and the likes), and not all […]

Why the Avengers would make a bad startup team.

Remember the Avengers? A set of Earth’s mightiest heroes coming together to save the world. Ring a bell? Just like a startup, that is most usually a few talented, driven people coming together to do something about a problem they have perceived. Although the Avengers franchise has a happy ending, the way they get there […]

Stop glamorising startups with fancy labels – Let’s focus on real metrics 

Throughout the years, we’ve seen and heard startups being labelled with terms that often come from the animal kingdom (one might be a mythical creature). Labels like unicorns and camels seem to have shot up and gained interest over the years. We all love our labels— they sound good, make for a great short-cut to convey […]

Get your company to innovate like Canva.

Innovation is the process of coming up with ideas that creates value for your customers. As the world becomes increasingly competitive, corporate innovation is crucial not only for a company to grow, but also to sustain itself as it allows companies to adopt new technologies, and keep up with the changes in the market.  So […]

The era of virtual accelerators. Are you prepared for it?

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of society.  With respect to the dimensions of development, what we are experiencing is a paradigm shift in the evolution of humanity. The core aspects of our identities, as well as how we work, learn and engage with society is advancing.  According to MaGIC’s recent survey: less than 3% of […]

Startup Weekend Singapore: 750 global participants from 43 countries and a united spirit to tackle COVID-19 from home

Over 54 hours between 24 to 26 April, more than 750 participants came together virtually to pitch their ideas, form teams, develop their prototypes, and receive guidance from startup mentors. All this without anyone leaving their homes, as participants, mentors, judges, and even the organisers powered through the entire event and connected with one another […]

My opinion on 9 online tools that we use at StartupX

I have read tons of articles that list down a huge number of resources that are supposed to help us work from home efficiently. This makes sense since most of us are working from home now. What didn’t appear as often was an opinion with regards to the tools that were being featured.

45 startup resources and opportunities for women

Here at StartupX, we want women to be empowered, fight bias, challenge stereotypes and improve situations.

Early-stage Startups: 4 Tips About Accelerator Programmes

Early-stage Startups: 4 Tips About Accelerator Programmes

To maximise your takeaways from any accelerator programme, you must first understand what you want as an early-stage startup. This is crucial because if you are unsure of your goals, you will likely find a mismatch in expectations.

4 ways to boost your preparation for a startup pitching competition

The process can be daunting for people who are new to this field.

These Tech Upstarts Want to Make the World a Better Place

Nobody forgets the helping hand that gave them their start. For these startups that are solving problems for social good, two of our employees are paying it forward as their mentors at The Start, a new pre-accelerator programme.

How to get into a pre-accelerator programme

For people who are in the very early stages of their startup journey, a pre-accelerator can be great.

From Kickoff to Demo Day — An inside look at what went on during The Start Pre-Accelerator Programme

“Let’s start from the beginning. Three months before demo day, we kickstarted our inaugural pre-accelerator programme called The Start, in an effort to fill a gap in the market.”

Winner, winner: Early Stage

Singapore’s StaffAny became one of the ten early stage startups to graduate from The Start’s pre-accelerator program this week.

The lessons I learnt from being in The Start Pre-accelerator

I’m the co-founder of The Kint Story, an online platform dedicated to rebranding second-hand clothing so that they’re no longer seen as second best.