Quit your job, start having a bigger impact on the world
Our startup generator program helps you get from 0 to 1 in two phases. The first phase is about team and idea - in this phase you will find your cofounder, develop and validate your business idea. You'll need to be on location for the first phase. It's an intense, but very fun and rewarding ten weeks. After which we invest in some of the companies, who will continue unto our second phase. The next 4 months are about building your MVP and getting traction. In that phase, you can and should be located where it makes most sense for building your company.
Meet your co-founder
We make a big effort in selecting a diverse group of people for our programs from technologists, to experienced operators and second time founders. This allows you to find the right co-founder with a complementary skill set and different experiences from your own.
Grow your network
An intro from the right person can make all the difference. We connect you with door-openers, industry experts and successful entrepreneurs from all over the world.
All participants get an individual grant during the first phase of the program to enable them to focus full-time on building their products. Select teams get a pre-seed investment from Antler and continued support during the second phase of the program.
The first phase of the program is from July to September. The second phase of the program is from October to early January.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
In each program we typically have around 30 different nationalities. On average, the founders have worked for nine years before starting their journey at Antler. In the selection process, we look for an inner drive, a clear spike, and grit.
- Inner drive - You're a self-starter and can motivate yourself and others to join your mission. You set high goals and have proven an ability to achieve them.
- Spike - That strong attribute which enables your skills and experiences to stand out from the crowd. You have deep knowledge in an area where you can form a foundation of your company's competitive advantage.
- Grit - Your source of energy never runs low. You always find a window when the door closes. You have the willingness and ability to keep going when you're faced with obstacles.
Deadline: As soon as possible
Cost/funding for participants:
What you get
- All founders get a stipend of S$3,500 per month the first two and a half months. We invest US$100,000 for a 10% equity stake in each company selected by our investment committee.
- After the investment, companies are required to pay a program fee of US$40,000 to cover the cost of the program. If you don’t get an investment, you don’t pay any program fee to Antler.