What type of startups does Integration focus on?
We want smart mobility and connectivity focused startups with a passion for innovation and an ability to deliver. We’ve found that both enterprise and consumer startups can benefit from our experts and global reach in the Integration program.
What stage of startups is Integration suited for?
Companies that are through the ideation stage and have a functioning prototype or a product that is looking for validation in a commercial setting. The program is also suited for a revenue-generating startup looking to scale into new high potential markets.
How are the final companies chosen? What are the criteria?
All companies who apply will be considered by the joint INFINITI and Nest vetting committee. The most suitable candidates will progress to a pitch day, where founders will pitch in person or virtually to a panel of judges. From this, the finalists will be selected to join the Integration program. Startups and founders that can demonstrate the potential to work in synergy with INFINITI or help develop Singapore as a ‘Smart Nation’ will receive additional consideration.
What role is INFINITI going to play in Integration and what commitment has been made?
INFINITI is committed to empowering and supporting entrepreneurs and startups. The Integration program will provide an accelerated track towards a potential proof of concept (POC) project with INFINITI. The program culminates with an internal pitch to secure a pilot after refining the proposition and business over eight weeks.
During the Integration program, you will receive mentorship from carefully selected business leaders and entrepreneurs in the business to help you develop your solution, as well as open doors to strategic partners, investors and future customers.
Will all the mentors come from INFINITI itself?
No. Each of the startups will have a dedicated INFINITI mentor, which will be supplemented by mentors from Nest and their network of entrepreneurs, as well as business leaders throughout Asia.
What if my company is not an expert at developing Smart Mobility solutions?
We’re not looking for experts, just creative startups with a vision and inspiring ideas. You’ll get access to INFINITI and Nissan’s experts in the field, as well as business support from Nest. All we ask is that you’re determined and capable of building your own solution, have the drive to make it happen, and are focused on the potential of your startup.