Singapore Startup Challenge: Live Semi Final Pitching for S$100K

  • 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 1st December, 2018 [Saturday]
  • ound, 29A Cuppage Road Singapore 229456


We are pleased to work with various startup partners (Block On, Dsion, Founders Space, Temasek Polytechnics Launchpad, Found, Startup-O, Block Ventures, AlphaXLab & SBM) from Singapore, Korea & Silicon Valley to make this event possible.

If you are looking for incubation & mentorship chance with Silicon Valley-based Incubator or just networking with Entrepreneurs, Startups Founders, Angel Investors & VCs from Singapore, this is the event you shouldn’t miss.

We are still accepting submission for Startup up to 30th Nov 5 PM for Competition and Incubation & Mentorship chance with Silicon Valley-based Incubator!


1st Cash Prize – S$15,000

2nd Cash Prize – S$3,000

3rd Cash Prize – S$2,000

3x S$10000 Incubation Fund – S$30000

1x S$20000 MVP Fund – S$20000

SG Entrepreneur Grant – S$30000

*S$100,000 is sum of cash winning prizes, incubation fund, MVP fund & Grant. SG Entrepreneur Grant is subjected to approval and it is applicable to 1st timer for Singaporean & PR only.


Apart from winning prizes, there may be additional investment in exchange for equity from the following investors.

2Block On Capital

JJ Venture

Nuclear Block Venture

Found Venture

Merkle Tree


Spike Ventures

Castor Ventures

Treasury Consulting

FutureLabs Venture

Novum Capital

Tembusu Blockchain Fund

WB Fleming

Protege Ventures

GREE Ventures (TBC)

More Investors/VCs will be added in soon.

+++ SCHEDULE +++

11:00 – 12:00 -> Registration & Light Snacks

12:00 – 12:10 -> Opening Speech by Emcee

12:10 – 12:20 -> Intro by Jongpil Seo, CEO of Dsion

12:20 – 12:30 -> Keynote by Jagdish, Chairman of Block On

12:30 – 13:30 -> Startups Pitching x 5 Teams (5 mins Pitching & 5 mins Q&A for Each Team)

13:30 – 14:15 -> Break – High Tea Buffet + Networking

14:15 – 15:15 -> Startups Pitching x 5 Teams (5 mins Pitching & 5 mins Q&A for Each Team)

15:15 – 15:35 -> Main Sponsor Dsion Keynote

15:35 – 16:00 -> Panel Discussion – What do Investors/VCs look out for during Seed Funding?

16:00 – 16:30 -> Feedback + Prize Giving + Photo Taking (3 Winners, People’s Choice & Investor’s Choice)

16:30 – 17:00 -> Lucky Draw Announcement

17:00 – 18:00 -> Casual Networking with Drinks

+++ THE JUDGES +++

Anuj Jain, CEO of Startup-O

Anuj is the co-founder & CEO of Startup-O which is South East Asia’s leading online platform for startup assessments, investment & venture building. He is driven by the vision of democratising innovation by enabling authentic entrepreneurs to succeed with a ‘Fast & Fair’ connect to strategic capital & global networks. Anuj has rich ‘Go To Market’ knowhow across 14 Asian markets from ‘Japan to Jakarta’. He gained a wealth of experience in his career spanning across major consumer product MNCs like Procter & Gamble, Glaxo SmithKline Beecham, WIPRO, BIC. He is a strong contributor to Singapore & SEA startup ecosystem since2013, and as such, has a deep understanding of pain areas for both startups and investors. He led scaling of an F&B SaaS platform in the region that helped in its series B funding and his weekends were spent in training 150+ startup founders through a structured startup boot camp and mentored many others before he co-founded Startup-O in early 2016. A strong proponent of the ‘Pay it Forward’ philosophy, he actively shares his knowledge and experience with brave entrepreneurs and investors alike. Originally from India, he is living in Singapore with his family since 2002.

Jackson Kwa – Co-founder & MD of TechSociety Group

Jackson represented Singapore at the EO GSEA as the National Champion, and was recognized as the top youth entrepreneur in Singapore. His Code4ASEAN program was supported by Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiatives (YSEALI). He was also one of the top 5 Venture Capitalist apprentices and was attached to Red Dot Ventures in a TV reality show – Tyro.VC. Some of his clients and partners include U.S. Department of State, NTUC and Grab. Earlier this year, Jackson became the winner of the inaugural Singapore Valley Awards (SVA), selected by prominent China entrepreneurs such as Alibaba co-founders to acquire deeper knowledge of the market and entrepreneurship in practice over at their HQ in Hangzhou China. He most recently started an e-commerce startup to help SEA merchants to enhance online distribution channels and sell effectively to China’s consumer market.

Felix Lee – COO Of SCash Technologies, Founder. MENTOR of Catalyst Connector

Corporate wise, executive with an entrepreneurial dimension, having over 35 years of proven experience in events, technology, advertising, interactive theme parks/museums, community branding and dialogue, game creation, social apps, augmented reality, robotics, LBS and mobile applications. Felix adds a strong leaning of creative and innovative twists to technology, constantly seeking partners to expand borders. He is a certified Sales Professional for IBM Websphere and Red Hat, and has a private mandate to alleviate the healthcare burden via early detection and intervention, therapy for autism afflicted, augmented visualization of cancer, EOL choices, EEG diagnosis, and telemedicine, with a new experience ambassador portfolio.

Jack Hua, Myo – BD Director of Block On Capital

Jack is a serial entrepreneur with experiences with creating and building multiple startups. He led his previous startup to achieving half a million in revenue in its 1st year. He exited the company to build his 4th Startup, AlphaXLab. He is also Startup Mentor & Trainer at Found, ACE Startup & Founders Space. He has considerable experience with App & Web Development and mentoring startups from Local Polytechnics & Universities. He also works with multiple Blockchain/ICO projects with Startups/SMEs from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Thailand & Korea as ICO Advisor/Blockchain Architect/CTO/Developer. He currently serve as Business Development Director at Block On Capital and CEO at AlphaXLab.

Zheng Rong – CEO Of Merkle Tree Venture

Zheng Rong (zr) has extensive regional expansion and growth experience. Since launching OCBC Frank card, he has been the driving force behind Kairos Society and DBS Hotspot company Toucan. As the managing partner of Merkle Tree Ventures, he has deep experiences and networks in the blockchain industry. Having been part of multiple blockchain projects he has comprehensive insights and industrial movements in the space.

Rahul Magan – Group CEO of Treasury Consulting

Rahul manages multinational Group having interest in 8 Business Verticals, 44 Business Domains. Treasury Consulting Pte Ltd that owned Intellectual Property (IP) – www.fixedincome.global (World’s first Fixed Income Platform). It serves 75+ Global Clients, 100+ Domestic Clients. Covering Markets like United States, Canadian Financial Markets, European Union, Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), Asia Pacific Financial Markets, Japanese, OPEC, African & Indian Markets. Treasury Consulting awarded amongst Top 50 Internationally Growing Companies in India by IE 20, London Partners during April 2018. Treasury Consulting Pte Ltd managed $ 480 Billion Assets Under Management (AUM) under Private Placement Programs (PPP) Desk covering all Assets Classes like Letter of Credit (L/C), Bank Guarantees (BG), SBG, SBLC, DPLC and respective. Envisaged to have $ 1 Trillion Desk by Dec’19. He also holds more than decade experience as a Group Corporate Treasurer. Awarded amongst Top 20 Corporate Treasurers in 2014 by CFO India Institute. Won several CFO Awards during Corporate Career in EXL, HCL.

Justin – COO Of Nuclear Block Ventures

He graduated from a Double Master Degree in the top #6 school of France & Spain (1 master in International Management and second one in Marketing & Sales). 5 years of experience as an account manager and sales manager in IT SaaS Solution with Oracle (Ireland) & online advertising with Criteo (Barcelona). Sales & Business process Advisor of several ICO in 2017 (Entry Money + Unchainet).


These are our partners for media coverage for the Final Pitching Event.


Block Asia

More media will be added in soon.


$100K Startup Challenge is co-organised by Dsion, Block On Capital, Founders Space, Found, Block Ventures, AlphaXLab & SBM.

Dsion is a blockchain based investment platform that opens the door for safe and secure investments in startups using collective intelligence. For the mission of finding promising startups, Dsion Startup Challenges are held in various regions including Philippines and Singapore.

Block On Capital is Singapore-based Investment firm that invest in deep technology, blockchain & fintech. Block On Portfolio includes both traditional tech & blockchain tech companies. FTAG, one of the Block On Portfolio Companies, partners with Founders Space and heading Singapore Startup Scene by mentoring & incubating Startups in the region.

Founders Space is a leading global incubator and accelerator, based in Silicon Valley. With over 50 partners in 22 countries, we’ve built an international community of startups. Our community includes unicorns such as Instagram, Mashable, Change.org, GettyImage & more.

Found is a network of innovation campuses where ambitious entrepreneurs and corporates find coaching, expertise, and partners to create future-ready solutions. We are a Google partner meaning that we are the landing pad for overseas members of other Google for Startups partners, members, international mentors, Googlers and founders. We will often have the privilege of organising fireside chats, mentoring sessions and other events around their presence.

Block Ventures is a blockchain advisory and investment company. Subsidiary arm Blockchain Investment Group (BIG) is an Asian blockchain investment community that connects startup founders, thought leaders and investors across 7 countries.

AlphaXLab Pte Ltd is Singapore-based Software Development Company founded in 2017 and provides Web/App Development, UI/UX Design, Training & Blockchain/ICO Development. The Team worked with various corporate companies such as Keppel, IRAS, NTUC, Found, ACE startup, Founders Space, BCoin, Digifinex & Block On. It also provide startup mentor-ship to startups from polytechnics & universities and also advice startups from oversea such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Brazil & Israel.

SBM.asia is one of Singapore’s largest entrepreneurial themed business networking group founded since 2002 and have held over 300 business networking and startups pitching events for 5000+ entrepreneurs.