SLINGSHOT 2023

Launched in 2017, SLINGSHOT is Asia’s most exciting deep-tech startup competition powered by Startup SG and organized by Agorize. And you can join!

During SLINGSHOT, startups pitch their solutions to corporates, investors and fellow innovators. Winners enter a trajectory of support with grants, office space and networking opportunities. This competition enables and kickstarts innovative corporate-startup partnerships. 

SLINGSHOT is part of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH). This yearly week-long innovation conference attracts innovators from across the globe. Put yourself in front of the crowd by organizing a SLINGSHOT partner competition, as the grand final of this innovation hackathon takes place on the main SWITCH stage in Singapore.

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SLINGSHOT partner competition


Leverage SLINGSHOT’s global competition and the SWITCH platform by organizing a partner competition to scout startups. 

A partner competition is your very own startup competition launched alongside SLINGSHOT. Check out some of the domains to consider and what you’d get out of this unique opportunity. 

Domains to consider

  • Green tech
  • Biomedical solutions
  • Digital transformation
  • Big data
  • Logistics and connectivity
  • Consumer goods

What you'll get out of it

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Identify deep-tech solutions from the global innovation ecosystem that will advance your organization.

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Branding as SLINGSHOT’s partner competition. Leverage SLINGSHOT and SWITCH to attract high-potential startups. 

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Winners of your startup competition will be fast-tracked to the SLINGSHOT Global Top 50 Finale on stage at SWITCH in 2023.

Your winning startups will be eligible for Startup SG prizes and funding.

Some previous partner call for startups

Huawei spark partner comp

Huawei Spark Ignite 
(3-time participant) 

Previous winners received cash prizes, Startup SG grants and Huawei’s support, as mentoring, sales & marketing, $125k worth of Cloud storage – resulting in increased revenue, scalability, POCs and access to VCs.

Seagate Lyve partner competition

SEAGATE LYVE

More than 150 startups participated, with winners being rewarded over $40k in prizes. Next steps for the winners include a sponsored trip to the US to network with Seagate executives and the broader ecosystem. 

SECOM partner comp

SECOM

SECOM received 180 startup applications, resulting in multiple winners. On top of cash and grants, they had the possibility to run pilot tests in the ASEAN innovation center and discuss collaboration opportunities with SECOM.  

Discuss this opportunity with the Agorize team

Our partner competition packages

Basic

$ 39,900
  • Platform included
  • Template program build
  • Run by client
  • Online show by client
  • 20-30 startups scouted

Standard

$ 64,900
  • Platform included
  • Custom program build
  • Run by Agorize
  • Online show by Agorize
  • 80-130 startups scouted

Premium

$ 79,900
  • Platform included
  • Custom program build
  • Run by Agorize
  • Online show by Agorize
  • 200-250 startups scouted

All three packages include additional benefits like: 

  • Your partner competition winner fast-tracked to the SLINGSHOT semi finals.
  • Enterprise Singapore startup grants for your partner competition winner.
  • Brand exposure at SWITCH SG.

Organizations behind SWITCH and SLINGSHOT

Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) and its deep-tech startup competition SLINGSHOT are powered by Enterprise Singapore and their startup hub Startup SG. 


Enterprise Singapore’s aim is to support the development and expansion of enterprises in Singapore. For example by providing a global platform in the form of SWITCH to catalyze meaningful collaboration between different fields and markets.

Startup SG focuses on the startup ecosystem specifically, giving startups access to the Singaporean ecosystem through matchmaking and events like SLINGSHOT. 

 

About us

Agorize is the leading global SaaS platform for enabling organizational transformation through end-to-end innovation management.

Three pillars of our solution: 

  • Innovation and idea management software
  • Global community of 5 million innovators
  • Support of a team of 100+ experts


We help our clients and partners worldwide
crowdsource, evaluate and develop solutions from startups, employees, developers and students. Some of our enterprise clients include Huawei, Seagate Lyve, SECOM, L’Oréal, PepsiCo, Amazon Web Services, BNP Paribas, Bayer, Total Energies, Hitachi and more.