500 Ignition


Transform your idea into a startup in 12 weeks

What Is 500 Ignition Singapore?

A virtual program designed in collaboration with Startup SG to support budding entrepreneurs in Singapore over 12 weeks of world-class programming and mentorship.

This Program is specifically developed to meet the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs looking to find fellow co-founders and launch a startup in Singapore with confidence. 

The Program will be offered at no cost, and eligible participants may receive a stipend.*

*This program is open only to Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents. A stipend will be provided to participants who fulfill the eligibility criteria. Please refer to the eligibility criteria in the FAQ section for further information.

We're Looking for Individuals that:

Are aspiring entrepreneurs with no/minimal business experience looking to become startup founders and form dynamic startup teams.

May have had experience as sole proprietors/small business owners, and now aspire to launch scalable and technology-enabled businesses.

Are based in Singapore. The program is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents.

Seek to provide technology business solutions. The Program will welcome solutions that span across different industries and sectors.

Build a founding team

  • Get to know fellow participants through the team formation portion of the Program
  • Exchange ideas, build community, and develop teams with a shared vision of the future!

World-class programming

  • Develop your customer profile, test and establish product-market fit for your ideas
  • Be guided on how to build a simple Minimum Viable Product and run rapid experiments to test the market.

Coaching and mentorship

  • Receive coaching and dedicated mentorship throughout the Program
  • Craft and perfect your skills to present to key industry players, press, and more at the Program Showcase.

500 Startups’ global network

  • Have the opportunity to gain access to our global network of mentors, startups, ecosystem partners, and more!
Application Process

Applications are open on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is April 23, 2021.


The 500 Ignition Program team will review all applications carefully. We will reach out to schedule an interview if there is a potential fit.


We will respond with a decision prior to launching and will onboard enrolled founders to our community channels.


  • Applications Close – April 23, 2021
  • Program Starts – May 03, 2021
  • Program Ends – July 23, 2021