Programme Overview

Raising the next generation of Singapore social impact enterprises

Differentiated by a highly customised venture development approach and small cohort size, the TS2 accelerator programme aims to empower bold, innovative impact-driven ventures to develop pathways to sustainable growth. During the 10-week programme, start-up founders and their management teams will work with a rich network of mentors, investors and impact professionals to scale their businesses and amplify their social impact.

TS2 is for technology start-ups that create human-centred social impact in Singapore. Start-ups with varying levels of technological engagement are eligible, ranging from deep tech to light and low tech.



Why join TS2?


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Connect with resources, mentors and subject matter experts in the collective networks of NUS and raiSE.

Participating start-ups looking to expand beyond Singapore will enjoy access to overseas markets and commercial opportunities through the NUS BLOCK71 global platform.

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Our programme combines a carefully-curated structured curriculum with a customised development plan, tailored specifically to the need of each start-up.

Designed with an impact-focused lens, the structured curriculum blends business, leadership and governance components of venture-building.

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TS2 will support selected start-ups with a grant of up to SGD95,000.

To qualify for the grant, the start-up is required to register as a Social Enterprise member of raiSE.

*Subject to Terms and Conditions. Please refer to FAQs.



Programme timeline


January, 2024 - Call for Cohort 1 Applications

10th March, 2024 - Closing date for Applications

Mid-April, 2024 - Notify start-ups selected for Cohort 1

End-April, 2024 - Accelerator programme commences

July, 2024 - TS2 Demo Day






We are calling for technology-based start-ups that create human-centric social impact in Singapore.

  • Social impact is created in Singapore (ie. beneficiaries are in Singapore)
    • Potential to scale impact beyond Singapore would be an added advantage
  • Business is registered in Singapore as a legal entity, excluding Sole Proprietorship and Limited Partnership
  • Founding team of at least two people
  • Minimally has a MVP and completed market validation
  • Eligible start-ups should demonstrate (potential) contribution in one or more of these domains:
    • Inclusive employment opportunities
    • Improving physical and mental health, wellness and safety
    • Increasing financial inclusion and financial security
    • Economic empowerment of marginalised or at-risk groups
    • More equitable access to education opportunities




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NUSE Technology For Sustainable Social Impact - Start-Up Accelerator

NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. We actively promote entrepreneurship and cultivate global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential learning, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach. Our initiatives and global connections support a range of entrepreneurial journeys and foster ecosystem building in new markets. We provide expertise and connections to create successful spin-offs and translate innovations into the marketplace through industry collaboration. These initiatives augment and complement the University’s academic programmes and act as a unique bridge to industry well beyond Singapore's shores.

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BLOCK71 Technology For Sustainable Social Impact - Start-Up Accelerator

BLOCK71 is an initiative by NUS Enterprise in collaborative and strategic partnerships with established corporates and government agencies. It is a technology-focused ecosystem builder and global business connector which catalyses and aggregates the start-up community, as well as spearheads new initiatives and provides mentorship and growth opportunities in local and global markets. BLOCK71 has supported the growth of 1600+ startups since its establishment in 2011 and has developed presence in 6 countries: Singapore, United States, China, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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