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EPICENTER ACCELERATE - THE BRIDGE TO EUROPE

Together, let's create a soil for Singapore startups to become some of the biggest exports from their region.

We believe that joining an already existing context of fast growing scale-ups and digitally innovative companies, is the most effective and proven model to reach international growth faster than competition.

We’re therefore proud to open the doors to Epicenter Accelerator, Singapore Center. 

Are you currently building a company in Singapore, promising and fast-growing startups, that the rest of the world needs to see? 

Come to Stockholm. 

The 'unicorn factory'. 

Stockholm produces more billion-dollar companies per capita than any other region in the world after Silicon Valley. Skype, King, Mojang, Klarna, Spotify and iZettle are all unicorns founded in Stockholm. 

A program built on the knowledge of what startups and scale-ups actually need.

We collect some of Singapore’s most promising talent and fastest growing companies to scale up their businesses internationally. 

  • Clarity to reach business goals and how to solve growth limiters
  • A strong growth strategy based on the scale-up’s ambitions
  • 1-1 coaching with a serial scale-up entrepreneur customised to the scale-up’s needs
  • Access to customers, networks of investors, corporates and service providers 
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and inspiration from the outside

    A customised program and support structure, delivered entirely by successful and experienced scale-ups' entrepreneurs.

    • Clarify your business goals and get new perspectives
    • Get access to networks and solve growth challenges
    • Get support to set the right organisational structures and scale faster.

    Welcome to Epicenter Stockholm, the first Digital Innovation House in the Nordics and home to some of Scandinavia’s most innovative companies. Discover our Accelerator Program.

    Online April 20th - May 22nd: applications for Singapore startups.

    Online May 23rd - June 3rd: evaluation process to select 12 startups from Singapore.

    In Singapore August : preparation to scale internationally with the Epicenter Stockholm team.

    Online September & October: coaching for international scaling.

    In Stockholm November: match-making & business time for 12 startups from Singapore, in Stockholm.

    Say hello to the team focusing on your growth

    Ellen Bjerkehag
    Head of Community, Epicenter

    After building Global Woman Club, a community of female entrepreneurs, across 27 locations globally, Ellen joined Epicenter as the Head of Community. 

    She thrives in creating meaningful  connections, hosting conversations and building brands.

    Her mission is to ensure that Epicenter members thrive through connections, active matchmaking, new knowledge, involvement and publicity. She has experience in both speaking and moderating events internationally but her true passion on stage lies in interviewing speakers and moderating panels. She succeeds in giving a voice and a stage to people who change the society to the better.

    Patrick Mesterton
    Co-founder and CEO, Epicenter

    Patrick is the Co-founder & CEO for the entire Epicenter Group, with hubs in 3 Nordic cities (Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo).Patrick has 20+ years of experience of building online businesses, scaling companies internationally, building teams and more.Patrick will be involved in both coaching and one to many sessions, specialised in Lean Startup process for agile business development.

    Marie-Claire Maxwell
    Head of Tech, Business Sweden

    Marie Claire has 20 years of experience from the APAC region as an entrepreneur and consultant, since early .com days to market entry strategies and business matching. She has a strong passion for connecting ecosystems, especially from a tech, startup and talent perspective! Today in her global role driving Business Sweden’s Digital Technology program, she is focusing on scaling the next generation of unicorns and enablers in the immersive, AI, Fintech and 5G space. Impact tech is particularly on her radar, ideas with solutions for the UNSDGs. Putting more women in boardrooms and on stages something she actively works for, Sweden is a frontrunner, but we all need to act and also give them the funding.

    Nicole Cham
    Tech Innovation and Startup Lead, Business Sweden

    Enabling digital transformations and driving innovation growth between large organisations and tech innovators. Lean Entrepreneurship and MVP for international businesses. Managed P&L for regional APAC and Greater China business with 280 million euros annual revenue in my portfolio. Strategic planning and execution, building innovation networks, stakeholder management. Experienced in problem solving, facilitation, roadmap planning and developing digital services.

    Jack Melcher-Claësson
    Head of Accelerate, Epicenter

    Jack runs the structured accelerate programs for startups & scale-ups at Epicenter. Beyond the Nordic Scalers program he's also the guy behind other Epicenter programs in partnership with Google for Startups, Microsoft for Startup as well as international programs like K-Startup Center. The latter providing selected startups from South Korea a platform to have Stockholm and Sweden as a spring board for their global growth journeys, initiated by the Startup Minister and Government of South Korea. Jack is often supporting teams around agility and pivoting, storytelling growth and fundraising.Jack is a serial entrepreneur and prior to Epicenter Jack was the founding partner of Everysport Media Group (former Traveas AB), today a public company listed on a Spotlight Stock Exchange in Stockholm with 100 MSEK in yearly turnover. He's also the founding partner of Hidden VC, Create Communication and one of the initiators of Epicenter Campus.

    Edgar Luczak
    Head of Advisory, Epicenter

    Edgar is heading up our Advisory business, providing Large corps and Scaleups with hands-on entrepreneur experience from building business and ventures, scaling faster and growing internationally.Edgar has proven track record both as a coach and as an entrepreneur, especially around scaling and fast growth strategies.Edgar has 25+ years of experience of building companies and online businesses, both as an entrepreneur and through management consulting. As CEO for Garantum Edgar grew his team from 15 ppl to 250 ppl.

    How to qualify for the program?

    For the 2022 batch of Epicenter Accelerate – Singapore Cohort, we will primarily look for startups connected to these industries/areas: Logistics, FinTech, AI, Retail, PropTech and 5G.

    • Later stage startups, ready to scale
    • Post "seed funding”, with a product/market fit
    • On their way to raise a "series A round” or post series A
    • A yearly turnover of 0.7M - 40M SGD

      We are a dynamic ecosystem that constantly changes in a rapid pace, so we really encourage everyone to apply, even if you don't fit the exact formula as of above

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