Executive Summary

Over 2400 startups across 100 countries participated in the SLINGSHOT 2019 startup challenge, an initiative of Enterprise Singapore, organised by StartupSG.

Startups pitched their innovative ideas and technologies to international investors, industry leaders, mentors and the media. The finalists got to attend the grand finale, which took place in November 2019, as part of the SWITCH x SFF. The Top 100 Global Startups pitched their most disruptive technologies to a panel of over 120 judges. More than USD 2 million worth of prizes was up for grabs for the winners sponsored by the Startup SG Grant.

6 major themes

Slingshot startup challenge themes


The key objective of this challenge was to empower some of the most promising startups in presenting their innovative ideas and technologies to key decision-makers in the business sector. This challenge not only gave the startups an opportunity for corporate partnerships but increased their exposure to influential investors and industry experts.

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Collaboration between SLINGSHOT and Agorize continues with SLINGSHOT edition 2020. At the same time, sponsors are once again renewing their confidence in us, such as Huawei, which has called on Agorize for its Huawei Spark 2020 challenge.

Agorize has collaborated with industrial leaders, sponsors of SLINGSHOT, to develop in white label the platform of their own challenge. This was for example the case for the “L’Oréal Innovation Runway” or Total.

slingshot startup challenge 2019 results

Zoom on the 2019 Grand Winner

1st prize

Startup SG Grand Winner S$200k FundedHere Investment

This medtech startup company based in Singapore developed a machine learning-based software for early prediction and treatment of heart disease.

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