Selection Criteria


The application is in two parts:

  1. Online Form this should take you no more than 20 mins to complete.

  2. Video (3 min) that addresses the criteria listed below. Please send any questions to our Program Managers Abena Ofori or Lisian Teh.



Please talk to each point below in your 3 minute video.

This is a set of criteria for early stage founders interested in the MAP Velocity Program. If you intend to apply to the MAP Startup Accelerator, please view criteria here

  • Problem (and plan for social impact) - If your venture addresses a social or environmental issue, how are you doing so in an innovative, transformative, effective way. How do you plan to generate significant social impact.
    • N.B. You have a deep understanding of your social issue and can show evidence of how well you know its complexities. e.g. worked or volunteered for relevant organisations, personally experienced this issue, studied or researched the issue in depth etc.
  • Solution - You have thought through a sustainable and scalable or replicable business model. You may not yet have decided, but will have a clear understanding the options available to you.
  • Market - You have an initial understanding of your venture’s market size and your potential competition
  • Traction - You have some evidence of what stage you're at, your traction or testing of your assumptions and have made progress beyond an idea.
  • Team - Your team is capable, experienced, committed and ready to execute on the startup you describe.


Stage 1

Online Application for MAp

April 17 (by 11:59pm)

Submit a 3-min video and online form that addresses the criteria above 

Stage 2

Round I offers and interviews

May 1 - 5

Video and written applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted for a short interview.

Stage 3

Round II offers and interviews

May 8 - 12

A second wave of interviews and offers will be conducted for eligible candidates.

Stage 4

Final Offers and Interviews

May 12

Final interviews and offers will be given by 12 May 2017 determining the final cohort of Velocity Program participants.

Join the Launch

MAP17 Launch @ The Plaza Ballroom

May 31

Get to know the broader MAP community. Support and mingle with your fellow MAP founders and the broader startup ecosystem


Induction of MAP17 Velocity founders

June 23

MAP17 Velocity Program welcome, briefing and official induction for the successful teams. A must to attend for all selected teams.