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Over 600 free advisory sessions, 38 iJAM.Reload companies, S$6.7m angel funding & government grants approved
Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday in 2015. But with the ever changing economical and technological landscape, what will be Singapore's future in the next 50 years? In order to stay ahead of the curve, Singapore needs a new generation of ICT entrepreneurs to spearhead innovation and spur new economic activity.
And that is our vision: To join promising Singapore-based startups to deliver mobile ICT products that will suit the markets and gain high traction growth to be ready for venture capital. These successful startups will return to the ecosystem and pay it forward to the new startups, which in turn fulfills the vision of a new generation of ICT Entrepreneurs.
Our cause is social first. Silicon Valley was created by the willingness of former entrepreneurs who gave their experiences, time, resources and finances. We believe that only entrepreneurs can advise and nurture another entrepreneur. Our mentors are entrepreneurs holding experiences of success and failures. These lessons are valuable and will be imparted to our incubatees.
There has been too many stories from start-ups where they were asked to give up equity for free advice by mentors, or coerced to pay fees for various services. Eventually these start-ups do not gain the value that was promised. We intend to expose this style of predatory mentorship by offering free advisory and various services.
On the flip side, the Singapore government has been generous in supporting the start-up culture and offers grants to fund ideas. However, there has been too many start-ups who abuse this privilege and only survive to obtain grants. Our mission is to eliminate such behaviour in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, be accountable to Singapore taxpayers and build real profitable companies for the Singapore ecosystem.
Angels Gate Advisory has been of tremendous help in navigating the iJam application process. From initial idea to final pitch before the iJam judges, AGA was there with assistance at every step.
AGA has been helpful in providing insights, experiences and advice on the application process. They've spent good time addressing our concerns and one on one support when necessary.
AGA has been extremely helpful throughout the iJAM application process. They gave us practical opinions and pointed out numerous insightful suggestions on how to improve our proposals. They are very experienced and this has definitely boosted our confidence throughout the process. Most importantly, you can feel their sincerity, enthusiasm, and genuine intention to help out the startups.
Our iJam application through AngelsGate Advisory was a smooth process. We received good feedback on our business plan and the presentation.
Angels Gate Advisory has been utmost supportive and transparent when helping us through our iJAM application. The team provided incisive advice on both our business as well as technological roadmap. They set up meetings and rehearsals with us to help shape and improve on our pitch. Throughout the entire process, they provided us with the honest and constructive feedback which was instrumental in securing the iJAM funding.
AGA was very hands-on in helping us structure our pitch and articulate our project for iJam funding. The follow up meetings and rehearsals were very useful and AGA offered a great deal of assistance based on their prior experience helping other startups. All in all, AGA has been very supportive and encouraging towards local startups.
AGA has been instrumental since Day 1 of our iJAM application process and has been offering insights on how to grow a startup into a successful company. As one of their incubates, PSD2Filter is confident that AGA can take us to greater heights.
With the help of AGA, CultureMatch has been able to secure ijam Tier 1 seed funding. We appreciate AGA's style and the core values underlying their mentoring: from hard truths to reflect on and learn from to giving back to entrepreneurs free of charge. We are thankful for the support and pitch preparation! Thank you Christoper, Kah Wee, Ting Yan and Munirah!
AGA is one of the best incubators I have ever seen so far. They are dedicated to help your business strategy, business model, and pitch deck It is fun to work with AGA.
Light speed and efficient team at AGA. Undeniably the best deal out of all the incubators.
Angles Gate team was meticulous in helping our preparation for our application for iJAM. With AGA regular feedback and improvement, we go into the presentation with confidence, Thanks to the valuable help!
Angels Gate Advisory were very quick to pick up on Watcfy and the potential of the business idea. The entire iJam funding process was explained to us and the ins and outs of making an application. Angels Gate guided us through the application process and providing valuable feedback, both on completing the forms and how best to present the business idea at the IDA Live Review. As a consequence of Angels Gate' assistance, Watcfy received the maximum three ‘yes’ votes from the judges enabling us to receive iJam Tier 1 funding. The guys are professional and go beyond to help!
We appreciate the assistance from AGA in our iJam application. AGA served as the incubation center in the iJam Tier 2 application, helped in the paper work, built connection for us with AGA's shareholders, setup a startup society internally, and supported in the application committee meeting. We believe the help from AGA will contribute all the way in the growth of EmoBridge.
Angel Gate Advisory is instrumental to help Studio 3D Pte. Ltd. secure iJAM Tier-1 funding. Christopher and Kah Wee passionately followed us with us and ensure everything is in place to apply for the fund. Through their guidance, the process is smooth and we are able to set up a start up company with the right ingredient and the right philosophy. I believe we can go far with Angel's Gate guidance and we will continue to work closely with them.
We have a lot of questions to be answered during our application for IJAM. AGA's people answered our questions sincerely and responded very fast. The application for IJAM is not easy but AGA certainly made it easier. The patience from the staffs to help us edit our mistakes during the application certainly help a lot too.
Chris and the team at AGA have been awesome working during our application for iJam Tier-1. From the first application and paperwork, to practice pitch sessions and a very fast and effective follow-up during the whole process. We look forward to working with the team during the next few months and after, one day hopefully in a position to contribute ourselves!
We at Bazoot, have been fortunate to have Angels Gate Advisory as out incubator. From when our business was simply a germ of an idea, they have counseled us and given us sound guidance at every stage. They have helped us receive funding from the MDA iJAM program and we are extremely proud to have AGA as our mentor. Simply a call away, they have always been there for us. We cannot thank the folks at AGA enough.
AGA presents opportunities for entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and challenges. At the pre Early Stage, such opportunity encourages companies like Carmen to take the next step to improve peoples' lives. AGA's willingness to bet on companies with knowledge and resource is a lifeblood to startups. From helping Carmen to better our business plan, improve our pitches to early investors and even giving ideas on our presentations....all these are invaluable and extremely useful for our early stage funding. We thank AGA for the advisories and assistance to catapult ourselves to the next stage.
With AGA, Twinkle has successfully receive funding from MDA IJAM application. Throughout the process, AGA has been actively assisting Twinkle on how we can enhance on our application. AGA has also been following up on us to make sure that we are on track. Whenever we need guidance, they are just a call from us and AGA mentor also cater time for a meet up. We would like to thank AGA for their guidance, especially to Christopher, Kah Wee and Munirah.
"AGA has been very accommodating in helping start-ups obtain the necessary resources in getting the ventures started. At the same time, the incubator provides great advices from both peers and mentors to actively challenge founders to push forward in growing their businesses. This right balance of support and challenge was crucial in helping Routemarkr secure its initial funding. We look forward to leverage on that to grow the start-up even further. "
With their network of experienced mentors and selection of incubating startups, AGA has built an ecosystem that fosters honest feedback, critical review, and keen guidance - crucial components for any company embarking on the road of disruption. Their concept of paying it forward has also created a culture that is hard to replicate.
Angels Gate not only provided us with an opportunity to pitch for the iJam grant but Chris -our mentor- personally gave us guidance on both our business model as well as our innovation. This further boosted our value preposition and his advice was invaluable in helping us secure the iJam funding.
It's been a pleasure to work with AGA, both in applying for i.JAM funding and in their incubation space. Christopher has been a fantastic and selfless advisor and also introduced us to multiple important contacts, for which we're very thankful, and Munirah has provided us very efficient and friendly support. Our fellow incubatees are great to talk to and have shared some very useful knowledge and contacts; it's a brilliant environment to work in. I honestly see little reason to go anywhere besides AGA, especially considering the fact that AGA does not take any equity from founders - they're truly trying to support the local entrepreneurial community.
Our mentors at Angels Gate Advisory have provided us with timely advice, immensely useful to the situations we find ourselves facing. Such ready support from individuals who have successfully taken the path we are now walking is a priceless commodity, greatly appreciated by our team. We look forward to deepening this relationship during the course of this incubation and beyond.
The mentors at Angel Gate Advisory are really awesome. It is truly Entrepreneurs building Entrepreneurs. They have provided great support in our application for ijam funding. Chris (our mentor) has been very patient and sincere in guiding us through the whole process. It is great having them as an incubator. Special thanks to the administrative support given by Munirah.
The iJams scheme has helped Kungfu Math founders to kick start the vision of bringing Singapore math to life and fun to the children. The mentors in AGA have been very helpful to providing useful contacts and timely guidance to see the team through to commercialization and beyond.
The passionate and experienced team at AngelsGate Advisory has been an immense support, mentor and friend to UXArmy since we approached them for iJam Tier-1 funding. Their ability to encourage, critically review every deliverable, provide an open and direct feedback has challenged our assumptions and enabled us to deliver excellence. The results of their commitment, speed and communication skills definitely provide significant value-add to the budding entrepreneurship landscape in Singapore.
Angels Gate Advisory has provided us with great advice and timely support. The mentor has given us precious insights to our target industry and the staff has been very helpful in making the MDA iJam tier 1 process as smooth as possible. We are looking forward to bring our working relationship to the next level.
Angels Gate Advisory has been a valuable partner for the HubQuarters start-ups at *SCAPE. They take a genuine interest in our start-ups and provided advice and motivation which many found useful! They have provided excellent and practical advice to our start-ups and they are able to help the start-ups on issues in which they have experience in such as feasibility, viability, getting funding from investors… They have been a great partner thus far and we strongly recommend any start-ups to seek advice from them!
Angel's Gate Advisory (AGA) has been an amazing partner to ZinCat during the early stages of building our company and technology in it's infancy, to provide the dining and lifestyle industry with deep actionable consumer insights, drawn from all the major sources of online dining information. It's vision to support the Singaporean Startup Ecosystem goes beyond mere access to funds but also draws from its own pool of ready mentors, individuals that have walked the talk or building their own businesses, been in the trenches and happy to share their lessons, experience and expertise to their younger counterparts. The raw synergy between that act as commercial proofs of concepts to bring about initial business, investor interests and exciting strategic partnerships.ZiniCat and AGA has enabled a strong pairing between our incubator/mentors/investors with long term interests in the vision we are building. AGA's support has also allowed us to build a working product, algorithms and technology
We believe only entrepreneurs can build entrepreneurs. Our mentors are all seasoned entrepreneurs with each more than 15 years of business experience.
A government grant is a privilege to Singaporeans and not to be taken as an entitlement. Entrepreneurs should never start from the basis that they can receive government grants in order to start a business. Entrepreneurs should believe in themselves and their passion and to proceed, even if there is no grant.
Like the Silicon Valley culture, we believe in giving back to society. Entrepreneurs who have succeeded should give freely on their time and mentorship advice to budding entrepreneurs. We do not charge for advisory services in the iJAM.Reload Tier-1 program.
We won’t mince our words when dishing out advice to start-ups. Hard truths are necessary to grow a business in the right direction.