Singapore start-ups get help finding partners with new online platform

Minister for Finance and Chairman of the National Research Foundation Heng Swee Keat speaking at the opening of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology on Sept 17, 2018.
Minister for Finance and Chairman of the National Research Foundation Heng Swee Keat speaking at the opening of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology on Sept 17, 2018.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan (second left) and Minister for Finance and Chairman of the National Research Foundation Heng Swee Keat being told about SELENA+, a deep learning system for diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases
Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan (second left) and Minister for Finance and Chairman of the National Research Foundation Heng Swee Keat being told about SELENA+, a deep learning system for diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases, developed by EyRIS Pte Ltd.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - Start-ups, incubators and accelerators, and investors can now find and connect with one another through an online portal called the Startup SG Network, the latest addition to Singapore's Startup SG initiatives, Enterprise Singapore announced on Monday (Sept 17).

Launched at the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (Switch), the national platform allows local players across more than 30 technology sectors to profile themselves and seek partnerships and deal flows. Using the website's search functions, start-ups and multipliers will be able to find suitable partners based on filters and search terms they have entered.

Enterprise Singapore said that the platform will introduce more interactive features powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, such as a chatbot and recommendation engine in later stages of development.

"This will enhance user experience and help participants make higher quality connections," it said.

Interested parties who have registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) can log onto the Startup SG Network at www.startupsg.net to create their company profiles and browse for potential partners.