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.


  • Digital Marketing
  • E-Commerce
  • FinTech
  • Logistics
  • Software



Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
Launched in 2015, it is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and fulfillment support.The company believes online shopping should be accessible, easy and enjoyable. This is the vision Shopee aspires to deliver on the platform, every single day.


The FinLab operates acceleration programs focused on propelling the growth of innovative financial technology (FinTech) and technology companies and catalyses the digital transformation of businesses. Since inception in 2015, The FinLab has run two acceleration cycles for FinTech companies. The third cycle of The FinLab’s programme focuses on helping SMEs on their digital transformation, including matching suitable and innovative FinTech and technology solutions with the needs of SMEs.


Cialfo started in 2016 with one mission: to increase transparency and accessibility of college information. The team is made up of former college counselors, educators, and technology professionals working to change how the world approaches post-secondary education. The platform emerges from the real world experiences of the users they serve, whether they’re a devoted counselor or a steadfast principal.

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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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