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Start-ups

We work with Start-ups from all over the world.

In addition to providing access to markets, funding, technology and talent, we are backed by a world-class entrepreneurship education and have a pool of resources to support your ambition in reimagining innovation for the maritime industry.

SMART PORT CHALLENGE

SMART PORT CHALLENGE

An annual innovation competition to address real challenges, or innovation opportunities, put forth by maritime corporates in Singapore. Generally begins with calls for participation in June, and concludes with a Grand Final in November. Selected finalists undergo PIER71 Accelerate and stand a chance to win cash prizes as well as a grant to fast track your product development. This is a great opportunity to gain access to the maritime market, validate your product/solutions, and get them test-bedded and adopted. Find out if you have what it takes to be part of PIER71’s Smart Port Challenge.

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PIER71 ACCELERATE

PIER71 ACCELERATE

The first-of-its-kind in Singapore, PIER71 Accelerate is a market validation and customer discovery programme backed by world-class entrepreneurship education from NUS Enterprise and specifically curated for the maritime industry. As a Smart Port Challenge finalist, you will be enrolled into this exclusive six-week programme in Singapore where you will be paired with a mentor and have access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by industry veterans and domain experts. Receive personal coaching to perfect your pitch in preparation for the final judging process. Get connected to maritime corporates, investors, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, as well as other PIER71 partners.

INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES

INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES

Outside of Smart Port Challenge, we also welcome start-ups to explore and submit ideas for innovation opportunities from our maritime corporate partners throughout the year. PIER71 can make the connection if there is a right fit.

Explore Marketplace

PIER71 EXPLORE

PIER71 Explore is a regular learning series that is open to our wider community. Sessions are casual and interactive, with topics focused on maritime and entrepreneurship. Visit our News & Events page regularly to find out what’s happening or join our mailing list and be the first to know.

LANDING PAD SERVICES

LANDING PAD SERVICES

All finalists of Smart Port Challenge are automatically eligible for a sponsored residency at PIER71’s Landing Pad, a uniquely designed 2,000 square feet hub at BLOCK71, JTC LaunchPad @ One North. We also welcome other tech start-ups with an ambition to reimagine the maritime industry to apply for a sponsored residency, use our meeting space or co-create events with us.

Explore Landing Pad
ONGOING SUPPORT

ONGOING SUPPORT

PIER71 has built up a network of resources that include maritime corporates, global accelerators, investors, venture capitalists, mentors, maritime veterans, serial entrepreneurs, research institutes, institutes of higher learning, government agencies, technology, talent and lots more. Gain access to expert advice and connections by being part of our ecosystem.

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