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This year, Channel NewsAsia and Slingshot@SWITCH 2017 finalists take centre stage to pitch. This is the breakthrough you have been waiting for!

Raise your business profile across multiple media platforms, enjoy extensive mentoring by industry veterans and network with potential clients and partners.

Eight startups will be selected to participate in Channel NewsAsia's Start-UP TV Program in Singapore and up to four winners will stand to gain seed funding of up to S$500,000 each.

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SLINGSHOT@SWITCH and Channel NewsAsia Start-UP collaboration

SLINGSHOT@SWITCH 2017 powered by Startup SG, an initiative of SPRING Singapore, is partnering with Channel NewsAsia to give promising startups a platform to showcase their technology and business ideas, gain early exposure to investors, corporates, industry leaders, mentors, media, and tech-savvy early adopters.

We are looking for the best startups with The Next Big Idea, have a passionate and commercially competent team; the potential to scale globally; and at least a working prototype based on proprietary/technology solutions.

A pool of top-tier venture capitalists will shortlist 50 startups to compete at the Qualifying Round on 18 September 2017. Of which, 30 startups1 will be selected for the Grand Finals on 20 September 2017 at the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH).

Startups will vie for a grand prize of S$200,000 and four prizes each of S$100,000 Startup SG grants respectively, up to 12 months free workspace at JTC LaunchPads, and additional funding from the judging panel of investors.

On top of that, five startups will be selected to participate in Channel NewsAsia's Start-UP TV program in Singapore and up to four winners will stand to gain seed funding of up to S$500,000 each.

For enquires, please email slingshot@startupsg.net

About Startup SG

Startup SG represents the shared interests of the startup community and positions Singapore as a leading startup hub. It provides entrepreneurs with a launch pad and a platform to connect them to the global stage, and access to local support initiatives. Please visit www.startupsg.net for more information and news.

About SPRING Singapore

SPRING Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. As the enterprise development agency, SPRING works with partners to help enterprises in financing, capability and management development, technology and innovation, and access to markets. As the national standards and accreditation body, SPRING develops and promotes an internationally-recognised standards and quality assurance infrastructure. SPRING also oversees the safety of general consumer goods in Singapore. Please visit www.spring.gov.sg and www.facebook.com/sgspring for more information and news about SPRING Singapore.

1Out of the top 30, 10 startups from partner competitions of SLINGSHOT@SWITCH powered by Startup SG will be fast-tracked to the Grand Finals on 20 September 2017.