Asked on 31 Oct 2019
Must we have an existing, registered business to do so?
What if I have an idea that I would like to test? Are there any programmes and grants available for me to test those?
Hello from ACE!
To add on,
ACE conducts a grant briefing every 1st Friday of the month. Find out more at our next session on 6 Dec - https://ace.org.sg/ace-grant-briefing/
We also have a 4 weeks’ programme called BACE CAMP for early stage startups. We have startups who pivoted halfway during the programme after advice from mentors and partners. You may write to [email protected] to find out more.
*We do recommend our startups for the Startup SG Founder Grant upon successful completion of the BACE CAMP programme
Hope this helps!
17 Nov 2019
Background: founded NodeFlair 1+ year back and received the Startup SG Founder grant (ACE)
1) Yes, you need to register a company before you are able to receive the grant
2) That would depend on your definition of "testing". When we first started, we have a working prototype (or a more polished MVP) and we are able to apply for it as there's some form of validation already.