Selangor Accelerator Programme

Charge your startup, take it further!

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!


Sustainability impact




About SAP

This intensive 3-month programme will benefit tech startups through excellent guidance from well-versed mentors in the community and comprehensive workshops, uplifting them to investment and expansion-ready levels.


11 workshops, 3 pitching clinics, industries visit, 5 office-hour mentoring sessions, 1 closed-door semifinal and final demo day


Get expert guidance and support to fine-tune your fundraising strategy, connect with potential investors, and secure the funding needed for your startup's growth and expansion.

Comprehensive Workshops

Gain invaluable knowledge and skills through 11 comprehensive workshops, covering key areas like business strategy, product development, marketing, legal considerations, and financial management.

Industry Visit

Immerse yourself in relevant industries with exclusive visits, allowing you to observe established companies, learn from industry experts, identify partnership opportunities, and stay updated on market trends.

Oversea Trip

Explore international markets and ecosystems on an exciting overseas trip, broadening your horizons, fostering cross-cultural learning, and enabling you to connect with global tech players for potential collaborations and expansion prospects.

Programme Timeline


12 June - 2 July

Open Application

3 July -  4 August


7 August - 16 August

Shortlisted Team Announcement & Opening Ceremony

5 September


21 August - 6 October 

Semi Final

7 & 8 October

Demo Day & Showcase at SIBS 2023

22 October

2022 Performance Highlights:

  • Received a total of 225 competitive applications compared to 165 submissions in the year 2021 (up 36.4%)
  • 70% of startups from SAP 2022 top 10 winners got funded!
  • 10% of SAP alumni companies have a valuation of over RM100 million
  • The top 5 startup winners comprise of 2 fintech, 1 biotech, 1 health tech, 1 insurtech, 4 companies out of the top 5 SAP winners got funded within 6 months after completion of SAP 202


Cradle Grant RM500K


Equity Crowdfunding



Cradle Grant


Diet Idea

Angel seed fund



What is the Selangor Accelerator Programme?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?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!

How do we join the SAP?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.

Is there any fees?
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!

Who can join SAP?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.

What are the requirements?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

Are we allowed to submit more than one application?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?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?Feel free to contact us at startup@sidec.com.my. We will get back to you as soon as we can!

Your startup's future starts here!

Contact us:

  • +60 13-363 2810
  • Syazana
  • startup@sidec.com.my

Great move! You’re one step closer to joining the most anticipated convention in Southeast Asia. Kindly select the event which you would like to attend.

Selangor SME Digitalisation Conference

Selangor Fashion Accelerator Demo Day

General Visitor Pass - Livestream & Exhibition

If you wish to attend more than one event listed above, kindly register and get individual passes for each. For any enquiries, kindly contact our persons-in-via email at syazana@sidec.com.my or fadzlyn@sidec.com.my

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