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What's In It For You

We want to accelerate your FinTech startup!

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Our expert mentors from the finance and venture capital industries provide sharp insights to improve your business.


Investors, business partners, government agencies – our broad network means you can connect to the right people!


Helping you go-to-market is our goal: South East Asian markets through UOB, and other global markets through IIPL.


We remain dedicated to pushing the growth of your startup’s business even after the programme is over.


Discover in BASH a thriving startup community and ecosystem found nowhere else in Singapore.

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The Finlab Launchpad

Pitch, Get Feedback, Connect!


We are coming to your city!


10 October 2016
Now 26 Studio
1pm – 6pm

Ho Chi Minh City,
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The FinLab's Batch #1

Meet the 8 startups in our very first acceleration programme!

UOB Mentors

Our UOB mentors all head different business divisions in the bank - they have much industry and consumer knowledge!

Aaron Chiew
Head of Mobile, Payments & Digital Sales
Choo Kee Siong
Head of Enterprise Banking, Commercial Banking
Dennis Khoo
Head of Personal Financial Services (Singapore)
Eddie Khoo
Head of Group Personal Financial Services & Private Banking
Edmund Chew
Cash Product Management, Transaction Banking
Eduard Fabian
Head of Banking Technology Services (Retail & Wholesale Bank)

Community Mentors

Tap on the relevant experience and deep expertise of our community mentors to grow your business!

Alan Hsu Kuan Hua
General Partner, KK Fund
Bala Chandrasekaran
Business Head and Director, Interactive Technology Solutions
Basil Chua
Co-Founder and CEO, AsiaMX
Benjamin Mah
Co-founder & CEO, V-Key; Venture Partner, Venturecraft
Charlie Ill
Investment Director, Red Dot Ventures
Debneel Mukherjee
Managing Partner, Decacorn Capital

Our Tech Partners

Leverage their wide range of products and services to expand and scale!

Frequently Asked Questions


What is The FinLab?

We are an accelerator programme focused on financial technology, also known as FinTech. The partnership with UOB, one of the leading banks in Asia and IIPL, one of the largest venture capital funds in Singapore means we have all that it takes to propel your FinTech ideas into reality.

Does my company have to be incorporated in Singapore?

In order for your team to take advantage of the many follow-on funding and grants available in the country, we strongly recommend you to incorporate your start-up in Singapore.


How many start-ups will you be selecting?

We are looking at up to 10 start-ups per batch and our focus will be on the quality and potential of the start-ups rather than the number of start-ups.

Are there any geographical restrictions for the programme?

No. We welcome all start-ups worldwide as long as the team is able to commit to work in Singapore for the full duration of the programme. We will link you up with the relevant authorities to process your visas and company incorporation.

How is the selection process structured?

There are a total of 3 rounds to the selection process. Upon advancement to the next round, you will be notified on what is required next.

What is the selection criteria based upon? What does it take to get accepted to your accelerator programme?

We are looking for 3 key criteria: 1) the team and its ability to execute, 2) the innovative offering (e.g. does it solve a problem that is worth paying for) and 3) the business model.

What if our start-up is not FinTech-related?

We regret to inform you that it is highly likely that your team may not be selected. For a list of the start-up focus areas we are looking for, please refer to ARE YOU THE ONE? page.


We have a cool idea that we have not started working on as yet. Is my company too early to apply for your accelerator programme?

For us to help you get the most out of the programme, we are looking for start-ups that have at least developed a MVP (Minimal Viable Product). If your idea is still raw, we suggest that you join a pre-acceleration programme (e.g. TAG.PASS) which will take you through the ideation phase and help you firm up your idea. In general, we are looking for start-ups with users, customers and has shown some form of traction.

Do I need a business plan and a mature idea in order to apply?

Simply fill in the online application form to get started. What we require for assessment is simply the fields stated.

I do not have a team as yet. Can I apply as an individual?

Teams are generally preferred. We strongly recommend that you form a team prior to joining us.

We do not need investments now. Would it make sense to join your programme?

What makes The FinLab one of the best programmes around is not the investment. It is the highly-qualified mentors to depend on, strong financial infrastructure and services to tap on, wide connections in ASEAN and Greater China region to leverage on, and our desire to truly provide our customers with the best services, based on data insights and analytics, and through partnerships with the best FinTechs, that make us special.

We have already raised our seed money / not an early stage start-up / already went through another accelerator. Can we still apply?

The programme is open to all companies in the start-up phase (e.g. first 3 years). It is designed to accelerate your start-up to the next level of growth by leveraging on our deep expertise, broad experience, wide connections and valuable resources.

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