We know how often early-stage businesses face diverse challenges, especially when we're dealing with a global pandemic. With the ever-changing business landscape, many feel stuck when it comes to scaling their business.
Some problems that are commonly faced:
• Lack of a comprehensive and structured approach to business strategy, planning, and growth
• Difficulty in accessing credible mentors who can share their experiences and provide fresh perspectives
• Lack of support and the feeling of isolation without fellow business owners to bounce ideas around
Ampersand is a Singapore-based accelerator. If you have unleashed the power of design in your products to bring positive impact to the world, and now want to scale your company globally, we want you in our program.
The program consists of online learning, weekly workshops, and a 5-day Boot Camp. Mentors will share their experiences and help you move ahead.
We help sharpen your business models, map growth plans, and be part of a supportive ecosystem of fellow business owners & mentors.
Applications: 23 Mar - 09 Sep 2020
Ampersand Academy: 14 Sep - 16 Oct
Boot Camp Week: 19 - 23 Oct
Note: With the COVID-19 situation, the program will be conducted virtually till health guidelines change to allow in-person meetings.
Week 1: Orientation and Business Growth Canvas
Week 2: Customers and end-users
Week 3: Product-market fit
Week 4: Revenue and financials
Week 5: Branding, marketing, and sales
Guest lectures and working sessions with mentors from a variety of companies across different industries including:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Dentons Rodyk ... and more
Assistance in building connections
Kae Fong has over 15 years of experience in management and brand consulting. He is also an entrepreneur and co-founded a bioinstrumentation, mobile app, and cleantech startup. Having spent time in Silicon Valley, Kae Fong is a believer of how entrepreneurs and disruptive solutions will improve the way we live and save the planet.
Wai Loy is a veteran educator with more than 15 years of experience teaching management, leadership, and communications in tertiary institutions including NUS, Ngee Ann Poly, Singapore Poly, and SMU. Before her academic career, she held general management and learning & development roles in Canada.
Kay is a supply chain expert, and was Chief Strategy Officer of LBC, the biggest logistics company in the Philippines. She subsequently headed their spin-off that focuses on eCommerce logistics, QuadX, giving her unique perspectives from both strategizing for a large corporation and getting a startup off the ground.
Ampersand is run in collaboration with DesignSingapore, so participants are able to pay a subsidised fee. Further subsidies have been added in view of the difficulties faced by participants due to COVID-19.
-- New fees --
Founders: S$690 per person (previously S$985)
Co-founders: S$552 per person (20% off)
Additional need-based financial assistance of between 50% to 90% are also available. Contact us for more information.
Join us now to bring your company to the next level