Companies thinking of entering the US market for a long time but afraid of taking such a risk may find iSTART@SV Programme a timely fit.
Organized by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), iSTART@Silicon Valley (SV) Programme is an initiative targeted at providing guidance and assistance to Singapore-based start-ups wishing to venture into the US market, specifically Silicon Valley. Start-ups will gain access to valuable resources such as consultations, incubators, and accelerators that have established a firm presence in US’s entrepreneurial scene. A customised schedule tailored for start-ups comes equipped with educational tools such as workshops and events to guide start-ups in understanding market dynamics, and devise business strategies catered to the US market. Start-ups can also expect to have networking opportunities with potential US-based customers, investors and partners. Read more
After successfully concluding their iStart@Silicon Valley initiative early this year, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has taken entrepreneurs’ feedback into account and is launching another similar programme but this time targeted at an Asian country.
With iStart@Vietnam, ICT entrepreneurs can aim to increase their connections in the country for their technology businesses. In summary, iStart aims to (1) increase business viability and growth in overseas markets, (2) enhance entrepreneurial capabilities and (3) train developers, where it focuses on ICT start-ups. For a more detailed explanation of what iStart is, check this post.
During the programme of iStart@SV, 9 selected companies went to Silicon Valley over the 3 months programme, with a total of 4 weeks spent in there. Doors of opportunities were opened, mentors were introduced, and key industry partners were connected. One of the companies who joined iStart@SV was Little Lives, new social playground for kids. Read more