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.
Submissions can be sent anytime from the 3rd of July to the 4th of August. As long as you have met all the requirements, why not apply? Aspiring applicants have until 6.00 pm of the 4th of August to register!
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.
There is no payment for registration to join SAP 2023.
However, selected startups that are qualified to participate in the Final Demo Day during the Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention (SDEC) 2023 are required to pay RM3,000 to exhibit and set up a booth during the SDEC event, and top winners stand a chance to participate in the international outreach expedition.
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!
All tech startups that meet the criteria 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, the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and innovative solutions, as well as on Smart City and e-Commerce technologies.
However, A.I Driven, Sustainability impact centered, Healthtech, Agritech & Biotech startups will be given more consideration during the application process.However, Agritech, Greentech, Smart City, Fintech & Healthtech startups will be given more consideration during the application process.
Startups must be:
1. Incorporated in Malaysia.
2. An early-stage (pre-seed or seed) startup established in less than 3 years.
3. Have an 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
Yes. However, do take note that only one application will be selected in the event of multiple applications.
The 30 shortlisted companies will be notified via email and SMS.
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