Slingshot@SWITCH 2017

Level Up Innovation with Technology


SLINGSHOT@SWITCH 2017 powered by Startup SG, an initiative of SPRING Singapore, is partnering with Channel NewsAsia to give promising startups a platform to showcase their technology and business ideas, gain early exposure to investors, corporates, industry leaders, mentors, media, and tech-savvy early adopters.

SLINGSHOT@SWITCH 2017 is looking for the best startups with The Next Big Idea, have a passionate and commercially competent team; the potential to scale globally; and at least a working prototype based on proprietary/technology solutions. A pool of top-tier venture capitalists will shortlist 50 startups to compete at the Qualifying Round on 18 September 2017. In addition, winners from partner competitions, including the Global HIT Challenge (scheduled for 19 September 2017), will be fast-tracked to the Grand Finals on 20 September 2017 at the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH).

Startups will vie for a grand prize of S$200,000 and four prizes each of S$100,000 Startup SG grants respectively, up to 12 months’ free workspace at JTC LaunchPads, and additional funding from the judging panel of investors. On top of that, five startups will be selected to participate in Channel NewsAsia’s Start-UP TV program in Singapore.

About Startup SG

Startup SG represents the shared interests of the startup community and positions Singapore as a leading startup hub. It provides entrepreneurs with a launch pad and a platform to connect them to the global stage, and access to local support initiatives. Please visit for more information and news. 


SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology) is a platform that showcases the best ideas, technology and innovation that the world has to offer. Through a series of events held between 18 -21 September 2017, SWITCH brings together the best minds to create exchanges that will shape our world. At SWITCH, interactions are the coin of the realm; at the end of the day, technology does not shape our future – we do. SWITCH is presented by SGInnovate and supported by the National Research Foundation. For more information, please visit