Dedicated to early-stage founders.

The Start is a 12-week pre-accelerator programme powered by StartupX in partnership with Temasek. It pools together the best of resources, networks, mentors, and partners into a programme that helps high potential teams refine their ideas and build their prototypes into a full-fledged startup. It’s a high-growth results-driven startup programme for early-stage founders.

Programme participants can expect

  • Series of startup masterclasses and workshops

  • Opportunities to connect with our network of mentors, government agencies & corporates partners

  • Weekly check-ins with dedicated mentors

  • Pitches to investors at Demo Day

Programme Benefits


Collaborative Workspace

3 months co-work space at JustCo with unlimited access 24/7



Hands-on support and coaching mentorship from our awesome and dedicated mentors


MVP Development

Up to $15,000 worth of resources and funding to build your MVP



Startup workshops and masterclasses to help you accelerate your startup growth


Prototype Pilots

Opportunities to pilot with supporting partners and their end users


Startup Ecosystem

Tap into our vast network of successful entrepreneurs, technical experts and investors

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StartupX is an innovation company passionate about growing the early-stage startup ecosystem. The team is deeply ingrained in the startup scene in Southeast Asia and aim to support fellow founders and aspiring entrepreneurs in the tech community. We work alongside startups as they grow and gain traction and support them with our community of mentors, networks and resources to help them get to the next stage.



Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. 

Supported by our network of international offices, Temasek owns a S$308 billion (US$235b, €191b, £167b, RMB1.48t) portfolio as at 31 March 2018, with significant exposure to Singapore and the rest of Asia.

Our investment activities are guided by four investment themes and the long term trends they represent:

  • Transforming Economies;

  • Growing Middle Income Populations; 

  • Deepening Comparative Advantages; and 

  • Emerging Champions. 

We actively seek sustainable solutions to address present and future challenges. Across the three pillars of the Temasek Charter, we recognise the need to do well as an investor; to do right as an institution; and to do good as a steward. 

Temasek has offices in Singapore; and in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., São Paulo and Mexico City in the Americas; London in Europe; Beijing and Shanghai in China; Mumbai in India; and Hanoi in Vietnam. Our strong local presence helps us connect with opportunities on the ground, both within and beyond our direct network of offices. 

For more information on Temasek, please visit www.temasek.com.sg
For the latest Temasek Review, please visit www.temasekreview.com.sg
Connect with us on social media: Facebook (Temasek); Twitter (@Temasek); Instagram (@temasekseen) and LinkedIn (Temasek)


programme partners


Cohort One


 Meet our startups from the first cohort and find out more about their Demo Day here.