GIA Beijing Acceleration Programme

About this programme

The GIA Beijing Acceleration Programme is organised by DayDayUp (DDU) and designed to help Singapore-based technology startups set up, test-bed, commercialise their solutions, and co-innovate with partners in Beijing through a series of highly customised programmes and activities. It will provide participants with access to the Chinese market, including introductions to potential investors, partners, customers, and talent resources.

It consists of two phases:

Phase 1

Preparing you for China (three days in Singapore, followed by four weeks of customised online business meetings)

Preparing participants for an immersion trip to China, DDU will conduct a three-day programme in Singapore to provide participants with preliminary knowledge about the Chinese market. The programme includes lectures by DDU’s experts on doing business in China, as well as 1-to-1 meetings between the participants and the DDU team. In addition to introducing participants to China, the programme aims to understand participants’ needs and curate a customised plan for each of them.

After one-on-one meetings between the participants and DayDayUp team, the team will arrange online customised business meetings with each participant across four weeks, in preparation for the in-market trip to China.

Phase 2

Exploring in-market China opportunities (five days)

In Phase 2 of this programme, DDU will conduct a five-day programme in Beijing, China, which comprises group activities and customised activities aimed to support participants in exploring in-market opportunities in China.

Group activities will include lectures, visits, engagement sessions with key contacts and a Demo Day. Customised activities include 1-to-1 meetings or curated visits based on the needs of the participant. The total programme fee is S$4,800 per startup, after support from EnterpriseSG. To find out more about the programme, please visit www.dduwork.com, or contact Carmen Low, DDU's Head of Community & Growth at carmen.low@dduwork.com.


About DayDayUp

DayDayUp is a technology accelerator focusing on emerging technologies and deep tech innovations. It connects corporates, startups and investors with one another through its programmes.


Key features

  • Accelerate to Market
    Participants will undergo a structured and cohort-based programme that will equip them with crucial and actionable insights on the Chinese business landscape and enable them to improve their go-to-market strategy.
  • 1-to-1 business meetings and mentoring sessions
    Participants will receive mentoring sessions with DDU's entepreneurs-in-residences who have deep industry expertise and networks. Participants will also be connected to potential business clients, partners and investors in-market.
  • Access to DDU's extensive industry network
    Participants will gain operational knowledge and a deeper understanding of China's business culture, ecosystem and regulations through connections to DDU's industry network connections.

Eligibility

  • Company has at least 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) and/or Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership
  • Business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • In the deeptech and innovation space
  • Has validated and competitive product(s)/solution(s)
  • Interested to enter China within the next 12 months, and has sufficient bandwidth to commit to the programme

How to apply

Applications for the upcoming cohort of the GIA Beijing Acceleration Programme in April 2024 – May 2024 are now open. Interested applicants can sign up here, and a representative from DayDayUp will be in contact.

Applications for the April 2024 – May 2024 cohort will close on 8 March 2024, 2359hrs (SGT, GMT+8).

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