Singapore is widely known as one of the top hubs for business and culture in Asia. Part of its reputation stems from the city-state being rated both as one of the best places to conduct business globally and as one of the most competitive places to do business. With great global connectivity, and easy access to top quality talent, research organisations, as well as other supporting infrastructure and stakeholders, Singapore is the ideal place for startups to grow their business.


Singapore’s strategic geographical location is a gateway to the high-growth markets of Southeast Asia, China and India. Singapore is home to unicorns such as Grab, Lazada, Sea Group and Razer, who have all made Singapore their headquarters for the Asia Pacific region.


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  • E-Commerce
  • FinTech
  • Logistics
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EverComm is an energy startup founded by NTU graduates. The company provides end-to-end energy management solutions for enterprise, which includes energy data collection, data migration, data analysis and insights reporting.


AngelCentral is one of the fastest growing angel investment networks in Singapore & Southeast Asia. The company organises regular angel investment workshops, curated startup pitch sessions and provide syndication services.


X0PA AI is the leading SAAS hiring and talent acquisition platform for companies who choose to make a difference with great people at greater competition. X0PA AI shapes the AI talent management structure of corporate and enterprise-level organisations, changing the way they think about growth: with talent and teamwork at the centre.

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I was on GEIP from March to August 2020. I interned with a startup called X0PA Ai, which developed a platform to scale the recruitment process for companies. During my internship, I had the chance to work with colleagues from other X0PA offices in London and India.
Through the GEIP Startup Challenge I had a chance to further develop my business idea for TableTalk, a card game I developed with my team to help people facilitate conversations about the important questions in life. We pitched and secured a grant from The Sandbox. We went on Kickstarter to seek additional funding from backers. We received over $11,000 from the Kickstarter campaign, giving us the resources to move into card production!

Isaiah Chia
Intern at X0PA AI


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