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About the Selangor Accelerator Programme (SAP)

Since 2018, the Selangor Accelerator Programme (SAP) has nurtured 120 startups through four cohorts with a record of 41 SAP alumni who have  managed to successfully raise funds.

The SAP benefits tech startups through excellent guidance from well-versed mentors of relevant industries through comprehensive workshops, leading them to become investment-ready.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Early-stage Malaysian tech startup (pre-seed/seed)

  • Registered with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM)

  • Able to field an MVP or a beta version of their product or services

  • Able to commit throughout the 3-month programme

Why Join SAP?

  • No equity and zero fees

  • Collective network of angel investors, government agencies and VCs

  • Accelerate your startup to the next level

  • Exclusive access to industry leaders and veteran entrepreneurs

  • Attractive perks and cash prizes

If you are of the following verticals, we want you!

* If you are disrupting the industry not via these verticals, just click apply because we would love to know more about your groundbreaking idea!



Smart City (smart technologies and data analysis)




SAP Alumni Testimonials

“The value of SAP seems real and likely comes from the intensive learning environment itself, thus meaningfully improve the odds of success for eMLab as in acceleration in reaching business key milestones, such as raising venture capital, being in the right network and gaining customer traction.

We are eternally grateful and thank you for the opportunity and support given and will continue to bring the best of our ability.”

Hasnur Hanafiah


  • Pitch@Selangor 5 champion
  • SMG Innovation Challenge winner 2021
  • Malaysia Impact Hub/Accelerate 2030 – Top 5 finalists

“The overall programme indeed brings us a vast amount of exposure in the ecosystem and aligns us with additional new knowledge to scale up the company globally.

I find the SAP is led by many knowledgeable mentors, willing to nurture and guide startup founders like myself.”

Francis Lui

CEO, NexMindAI

  • Pitch@Selangor 5 (4th place winner)
  • APICTA Awards 2020 (AI Category) – Merit Winner
  • APICTA Awards 2021 (Consumer Technology)  – Winner for Asia Pacific
  • Alibaba Cloud 2021 – Winner
“It was an experiential crash course for those who are hungry to learn the ropes of the entrepreneurial journey, which my team and I have greatly benefited from.

This is not just based on the business acumen that we have attained, especially when it comes to thriving in a digital economy, but the wisdom I have gained from such a supportive network including mentors and peers that I have access to as a participant of the programme.‘’

Dr. Haniza

CEO, GFI Fintech

  • Top 6 winners of Qatar Fintech Hub Accelerator Program 2021
  • Pitch@Selangor 5 (3rd place winner)
  • 1st runner up of She Loves Tech Malaysia 2020
  • Female Economy Bronze Fintech Award 2020

Some of the SAP Alumni

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Selangor Accelerator Programme?

A: The Selangor Accelerator Programme (SAP) is a structured 3-month programme that aims to assist startups in the early stage, defined as startups that have not gone for Series A funding. The SAP wishes to help these budding startups in polishing not only their product and business, but their core team as well, through workshops and mentors that will share knowledge, experience, and advice that will help the teams with their soft skills and pitching styles as well.
The SAP also acts as a gateway for startups to prepare themselves for the final demo day. During the final demo day, the Top 5 will stand a chance to win from a cash prize pool of RM50,000.

When do applications begin?

A: Submissions can be sent anytime from the 10th of May to the 13th of June. As long as you have met all the requirements, why not apply? Aspiring applicants have until 6.00pm of the 13th of June to register!

How do we join the SAP?

A: Please prepare a PDF copy of your startup’s Form 9 (Certificate of Incorporation) or Form D (Certificate of Registration of Business) and include a 5-page pitch deck in PDF format.

Do we need to pay any fees to join?

A: No. In fact, teams will stand a chance to win prizes from the SAP and tap into Selangor government agencies. Subsequently, Top 5 qualified finalists will stand a chance to win from the cash prize pool of RM50,000.
Overall, the benefits and perks given as part of the programme are worth more than RM40,000 (mentorship, pitching clinics, one-to-one office hour consultation, workshops) – and they are all for you!

Who can join the SAP?

A: All tech startups are most welcome to apply, which include startups based on New or Emerging Technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data & Machine Learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and solutions, as well as on Smart City and e-Commerce technologies.
However, Agritech, Greentech, Smart City, Fintech & Healthtech startups will be given more consideration during the application process.

What are the requirements?

A: Startups must be:
1. Incorporated in Malaysia.
2. An early stage (pre-seed or seed) startup established less than 3 years.
3. Have a MVP or Beta version of their offering.
4. Able to commit two members to join the programme (Two co-founders, or the founder and a core member).
5. Able to commit to the 3-month long programme

Are we allowed to submit more than one application?

A: Yes. However, do take note that only one application will be selected in the event of multiple applications.

When/how will we be notified if our company/project makes the shortlist?

A: The 30 shortlisted companies will be notified via email and SMS.

We still have some questions about the SAP. How can we get more details?

A: Feel free to contact us at startup@sidec.com.my. We will get back to you as soon as we can!