Why join


The top two finalists will win the grand prize money of SGD $20,000 each.


The top two finalists will represent Singtel to compete in the Singtel Group-Samsung Regional Mobile App Competition 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia on 8 December 2015.


As Singapore’s largest telco company, startups can take advantage of Singtel’s robust network of customers, supporters and affiliates.



  • 1. What is this about?

    The Singtel Accelerator Challenge is an annual competition to identify promising startups for possible strategic partnerships. It is organized as part of the Singtel Group – Samsung Regional App Competition, where shortlisted apps compete for a chance to win go-to-market support from both regional associates of the Singtel Group and Samsung.

  • 2. What are we looking for?

    The theme is Smart Living. We are looking for startups that make everyday life better and more efficient through innovative use of technology and connectivity. Whether you’re the next Airbnb, Uber or Shopify, your idea impacts lifestyles by making the world a simpler, smarter and more enjoyable experience.

    Here’s a handy cheat sheet of what we’re looking for. Your startup should:

    • Be based in Asia.
    • Have a solution or product compatible with both the Android and iOS platforms.
    • Be currently stealth mode, private beta, or already in the market.
    • Be centred around the focus areas of lifestyle, on-demand economy, smart living and health.
    Think you’ve got the perfect solution? Then Apply Now!

  • 3. Who are you looking for?

    We are looking for developers and startups with apps that are in stealth mode, private beta or already in the market. If you are an individual, a team or a startup and can’t wait to bring your idea to the next level, sign up now!

  • 4. Can I join if I hold an existing grant from another party?

    It is your or your team’s responsibility to verify with your existing grant provider that your participation and/or winning the Singtel Accelerator Competition does not conflict or nullify any terms & conditions set out by your grant provider and related parties.

  • 5. Must I be based in Singapore to register?

    All residents from Asia can register!

  • 6. When is the submission deadline?

    All entries have to be submitted by 28 September 2015, 5pm.
    Individuals/teams who submit incomplete registration forms will be disqualified.

  • 7. How is the selection process like?

    Entries will be judged based on their product and solution, market and business model, revenue model, founders’ resilience and their synergy with Singtel Singapore’s Business Strategy. 10 finalists will be selected to pitch at the finals, Pitch Day on 9 October 2015.

  • 8. When is the finals and what do we need to do?

    Pitch Day will be held on 9 October 2015, 2-6pm.
    Finalists will be given 6 minutes to pitch their ideas, followed by 4 minutes of Q&A. Pitching will be done closed doors, to our panel of judges.

  • 9. I am interested to attend the Singtel OpenPlatform API workshop, can I still attend the workshop if I don’t make it to the top 10?

    Yes! The API workshop is open to all startups, regardless of their performance for the Competition. The workshop will be held on the same day as Pitch Day, 9 October 2015.

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