Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


We welcome start-ups and social mission driven enterprises that seeks to leverage Singtel digital connectivity and technological service to drive greater social and business impact.

In particular, we are looking for digital solutions aligned with themes related to Education, Caregiving and Disability Inclusion and suitable or keen to tap on 5G enabled technologies including MEC, AI, AR/VR and Robotics to scale their impact.

We strongly encourage individuals to set up a legally incorporated entities in Singapore as this will better support the aim of scaling start-ups with technological solutions to drive social impact

Yes. You can elaborate in the application form on how your solution will leverage Singtel connectivity and technological service to support the respective themes.

No, but our focus is to create social impact in Singapore, as well as in the region. As long as your start-up has Singapore as one of its focus market and meets the eligibility criteria, you are welcome to apply for the programme.

However, if selected, your team will need to participate in the activities that will take place in Singapore. There will not be additional reimbursements on any travel and accommodation expenses on top of the grant funding provided as part of the programme benefits.

Through our curated programme, start-ups will have the opportunity to work with Singtel technical experts to explore how our digital connectivity solutions can enhance your solutions to create greater impact. In addition, there will be 1:1 mentorship and coaching sessions with subject matter experts to finetune your social business value proposition

Startups will also have access to networking and regional opportunities with our alumni of social impact start-ups, community partners, busines leaders and potential investor to showcase and scale your solutions during the pitch day.

No, Singtel does not take any equity or royalty for the support provided as the aim of Singtel Future Makers is to build the social innovation ecosystem through capacity building of start-ups leveraging Singtel digital connectivity and technology for social good

In line with our commitment to build the social innovation ecosystem, Singtel Future Makers will continue to provide evolutionary closed-loop mentoring, capacity building, networking opportunities, facilitate regional and commercial partnerships for suitable alumni start-up where possible.

Singtel Group Future Makers, our flagship regional social innovation programme is a good example of this commitment. Singtel will select suitable applicants which have the potential to scale regionally to compete and pitch for a collective pool of funding of up to S$150,000 against other social impact organisations from the region who are also participating in the Airtel, AIS, Optus, Globe and Telkomsel innovation programmes.

More details will be confirmed closer to the date. Nonetheless, the programme’s events and activities will be hosted in Singapore and your physical or digital presence is mandatory.

The funding should be used to support the proposal as stated in the application form. 

Each selected start-up is eligible for a total grant amount of up to S$50,000. This comprises an initial amount of S$25,000 to be disbursed at the beginning of the programme upon confirmation of participation.

Subsequent disbursement will be tied to the selected start-up’s progress milestones. Upon joining the programme, Singtel will work with the start-ups to develop mutually agreed funding disbursement milestones based on the scope and timeline of the proposal.

Yes, you can continue to apply for the programme and will be considered for Singtel’s grant. However, you are required to disclose the necessary information of your prior or existing grant in your application, otherwise the application may be void. The funds should not be used for the same purpose.

You will retain ownership of all your IP submitted for the purpose of the programme. However, by participating in the programme, you provide a license to us to (1) use your IP as may be required in our evaluation during the programme and (2) to use your name, logos, trademarks and a description of you and your solution as part of publicity we may carry out for the programme.

Application Process

Start-ups which meet the abovementioned criteria are invited to submit their applications through the Singtel Future Makers website. Shortlisted start-ups will pitch their solutions to a panel composed of Singtel Group colleagues and community partners.

The closing date is on 30 July 2022. Please ensure that all information in your application form is accurate. Late submissions will not be considered.

You will receive a confirmation email upon submission.

All submissions made are considered final. We encourage all applicants to check that all of the required information in the application form has been included before submission.

Candidates are selected on a merit-basis in terms of how they propose to leverage Singtel’s digital connectivity solution to scale social impact.

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