One of the major highlights of Startup Asia Singapore is where we scour the entire Asian region and pick the top 10 startups to compete in Arena to bring home a prize money of US$10,000 and have their startup's legacy engraved on our Startup Asia Champion Trophy.

As a bonus, we also have three additional prizes from Global Brain, Chevrolet, and Jungle Ventures.

Arena Prize by Global Brain

Invitation to Global Brain’s annual GBAF event with free airline tickets and accommodation for two people from the winning company. Global Brain will also introduce 2 major Japanese corporations who are part of its network to the winning Arena startup.

Arena Prize by Chevrolet: Chevrolet Prize for Ingenuity

The Arena winner will also get a cash prize of US$1,000 from Chevrolet.

Prize by Jungle Ventures

Jungle Ventures is collaborating with Startup Asia Singapore 2014 to bring an Arena finalist on a curated road trip to meet leading VCs, Accelerators and Startup Founders in US, China and India.*

As part of this market exploration and corporate development program start-ups will have dedicated meetings with:

  • Leading Venture Capital Firms including Accel Partners, Intel Capital and Artiman Ventures
  • Accelerators such as US-based AngelPad and US-China focused InnoSpring
  • Office visits to Google, Facebook and Square where start-ups will have advisory sessions with senior leadership including the likes of Gokul Rajaram (Product Engineering Lead at Square, previously Product Management Director, Adsense, Google) amongst others

(*Jungle Ventures will make all the travel arrangements and organize meetings for the Founders of the winning startup to travel to one or all of the markets listed above as part of a regular program it runs for Jungle portfolio. Other Terms and Conditions apply and will be discussed prior to the startup accepting the offer.)

Results will be announced at the end of Startup Asia Singapore.

Note: Startups who haven’t received a reply two weeks after submission are likely considered out. There are hundreds of application so there’s no way for us to reject all of them one by one. We seek your kind understanding.


Arena Judges


Who: We prefer startups which are new, struggling, and unknown but with a brilliant product to demo and pitch at Startup Arena. Startups must not have received funding or have little funding received prior to Startup Arena.

What: Startups will pitch to walk away with USD$10,000 prize money. In this category, the startup with the highest score will win Startup Arena Singapore 2014. There will be four esteemed judges in the judging panel who will judge based on the following criteria:

  • Verbal clarity in pitches

  • Demo/video demonstration

  • Level of innovation

  • Practicality of the product

  • Investing potential of the startup

Rules: Product demo is a must and your pitch has to be done in English. Not to worry though, we will provide a week-by-week training to help you perfect your pitch. Please note that for startups who are accepted, we don’t pay for your airfare and accommodation. But entrance to Startup Asia is free of course.

Submit Your Startup Now

*Deadline for all submissions 31 March 2014.

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