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A hit reality series airing on leading regional news network Channel NewsAsia. Learn how venture capitalists work, how deals are negotiated and how acquisitions can be a gamechanger for any start-up, with in-theory learnings on the website brought to life in practical situations via the TV show.

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The Website
A one-stop information portal offering practical resources which are simple, accessible and easily applicable for the potential entrepreneur and new start-uppers. Provide information from business plan writing to doing up your P&L sheet to learning from experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

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Whether you're a business veteran, first-time entrepreneur, aspiring start-upper, fledging innovator or fresh graduate bursting with ideas, you'll be empowered with the knowledge of what goes on the playing field – delivered fresh from the START-UP desk.

Meet the Judges

Eddie Chau

Founding Partner

TNF Ventures

Eddie Chau is known for his business acumen and hands-on approach to business. He has founded and sold two startups, e-Cop and Brandtology. In 2012, he co-founded TNF Ventures with several ICT entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, to incubate early stage ICT start-ups.

Leslie Loh


Red Dot Ventures

Leslie's passion is to nurture entrepreneurs and grow technology startups. He runs Red Dot Ventures, and has invested in more than 20 startups since its inception in 2012. Most recently, Red Dot Ventures bring 3D printers to the mass market...

Meet the Finalists
  • Pheng Huat

    Chen Ning

    Nur Rapika Mesra

    Huang Renzhi

    Gian Javelona
    Orange Apps

    Richard Jones
    Retail Juice

    Gabriel Kang
    Sensory Robotics

    Hiroyuki Kiga


    Vincent Lee

  • John Lim

    Christian Lindman


    Winnie Tang

    Terence Tham

    Tan Wang

    Clement Wong

    Kit Wong
    Artea Tea Company

    Melvin Wong

    Benson Wu
    Xecure Lab

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Featured Videos

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Why did Kit lose to Christian? And how did Christian win Michael Ma of Indochine over exactly? Catch key scenes that didn't make it to air!

Start-UP Episode 2 - The Start Ups Do Their Pitch

Eight startups have made the cut and now both Eddie and Leslie will mentor 4 entrepreneurs each.

Start-UP Episode 1 - The Entrepreneurs meet the Venture Capitalists

2 Venture Capitalists, 20 hopeful entrepreneurs, and over 2 million in seed money on the table.