Given the exponentially changing business landscape, early-stage businesses often face diverse challenges. Many feel stuck when it comes to scaling the business to go beyond status quo and face:
• Lack of a comprehensive and structured approach to business strategy, planning, and growth
• Inability to access mentors who can share their experiences and provide fresh perspectives
• Feeling alone without an ecosystem of 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 programme.
The programme consists of online learning, weekly workshops, and a 5-day Boot Camp. Mentors will share their experiences and help you move ahead.
We help founders and leaders sharpen your business models, map growth plans, and be part of a supportive ecosystem of fellow business owners & mentors.
Applications: 23 Mar - 16 Aug 2020
(Early Decision submission by 12 July)
Ampersand Academy (online & offline learning):
01 Sep - 02 Oct
Boot Camp (in-person): 05 - 09 Oct
Note: With the Covid-19 situation, we may change the program format by either having Ampersand Academy entirely online, or postpone the program by a month. We will evaluate the situation in mid June and provide an update then.
Week 1: Orientation and Business Growth Canvas
Week 2: Customers
Week 3: Product-market fit
Week 4: Revenue
Week 5: Marketing and sales
Working sessions with mentors
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.
No fee required for application
Ampersand is run in collaboration with DesignSingapore, so participants pay a subsidised fee of S$985 per person
• 20% off for co-founders (up to 3): S$788 each
Early Decision: Get 15% off if you apply before 12 July 2020
• Founder: S$837 per person
• Co-founders (up to 3): S$670 each
Join us now and upgrade your business