Ever wondered how a brilliant business idea is converted into a start-up? You need to get the right product to the right customers, then you have to cobble together an A-team to develop the product. There is also the headache of finding major investors. And what if it turns out these people just want to steal your ideas?

With so much behind-the-scenes work to do, this is where accelerator programmes come in. One such company based here is Accelerating Asia, which has crafted an accelerator programme it believes will help to fast-track growth in post-seed to pre-Series A start-ups, while investing up to $200,000 in each individual company.

The programme is open to start-ups from any country, but they should have some interest in doing business in Singapore or the region.

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