#SGGlobal 2020 Startup Program: Accelerate Startups Announced!

Jamilah Tawfiq Morrar
Startup Grind
Published in
4 min readFeb 3, 2020


Only 1 week left until Startup Grind’s 10th Anniversary Global Conference! After months of anticipation, we are thrilled to finally announce to you this year’s Accelerate startups!

What does it mean for these startups to be on Accelerate?

Accelerate is Startup Grind’s invite-only community designed to give the most promising startups from our global network, the education, connections and exposure they need to accelerate their growth. Only startups already accepted to exhibit as part of the Startup Program at one of our flagship Conferences are able to apply. That means these startups are in the top 1.35% of 4,000 applications! So, what do they get…?

At Conference, in addition to curated partner, mentor & investor meetings, main stage pitches & panel slots, the startups are given access to the Accelerate Summit — an invite-only pre-Conference day of learning and networking for Accelerate founders. At this year’s Summit, they will be able to learn directly from hyper-growth CEO coaches from RHR International, investment partners from the likes of Shasta Ventures, Defy Ventures, Backstage Capital & Expa, top-level executives from corporates & unicorns such as Facebook, Oracle, Disney, Gainsight, SurveyMonkey, Branch Metrics and more…

Post-Conference, they are onboarded to our remote Accelerate Community, where our support continues. Read here for more information…

This year’s companies at a glance

These 54 companies are from 19 countries, including the USA, UK, Germany, Singapore & Ukraine. They were selected from 4,000 total applicants from 133 countries based on how they fared across a variety of criteria, including unique market insight, traction/product potential, market size/potential, founding team experience, competitive moats (e.g. network, patents, etc.), market timing and more.

Below are 2 charts that will also help you to get a feel for how the cohort looks as a whole.

Let’s see who made it…

Check out the 2020 Accelerate Startups to watch out for at the Conference here

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The Startup Program Then… And Now!

Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs, educating, inspiring and connecting each other across 130+ countries. The Startup Program is Startup Grind’s gateway to finding the most disruptive ideas and creative entrepreneurs from around the world. In the first six months of 2019 alone, we sourced, vetted and supported 309 startups from across 57 countries and 33 industries.

For last year’s 107 top-tier Accelerate startups, we ran dozens of webinars in 2019, organised over 500 investor & partner meetings and enabled coverage in some of the top online tech media outlets like Forbes, TNW & Yahoo as well as many regional offline media outlets.

Across the Grind and Growth Programs, our Accelerate Community is now 161 startups strong. We are constantly looking to grow our Startup Program and Accelerate members, so we encourage YOU to apply for an opportunity to join our next Conference in September 2020 in London.

As for now, we will leave you with a glimpse of some of the top startups that you will meet for yourself at Global 2020:



AXDRAFT helps lawyers draft documents 10x faster and delegate more to business teams. Backed by Y Combinator


DUCKT — Grind


World’s first universal plug & play micro mobility charging solution


Evolve Energy — Grind


Using Machine Learning to save customers 50% on their electricity costs while reducing the true carbon footprint by even more

United States

Humn.ai — Grind


Event-triggered variable price insurance coverage for fleets and drivers

United Kingdom



Increase is a fin-tech company that builds technological solutions to empower business of all sizes in Latin America




Jamilah Tawfiq Morrar
Startup Grind

Senior Partnerships Manager @StartupGrind

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