To All Great Student Founders

We're a student-run venture fund backed by established VC partners. We invest in startups where at least one person on the founding team is a student. Our investment committee is run by VC practitioners, student leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. At Protégé, we offer viable student ventures the network support, access to VCs and investment that they need.

Our Vision

We believe that student ventures have amazing potential. Sadly, great Student Founders attempting to bring their startups to the next level are often faced with the challenge of not being able to access the capital they need in the early stage.

Since our inception, we have made it our mission to find and empower promising student startups, whether they’re the ‘next big thing’ or overlooked by many others. Helping to bring these bold student ventures to their next level is a core focus at Protégé. We love to champion young founders who are willing to take the dive for their great ideas.

Think you have what it takes? We do too.

We’re designed to help student ventures go from an early stage to pre-seed (and beyond).

Support Network

For Students, By Students

As students ourselves, we understand what student founders need and will help work through your pitch deck and business model to help you succeed.

Support Network

Exclusive Access


Besides venture funding, student ventures will get exclusive access to our established VC partners and the Kairos Society network.

Run By Students


With value-added services from prominent firms (legal, marketing, HR, tech), we help student ventures to build scalable business right from the start.

Apply to Grow your Startup

If you have a technology-enabled startup with at least one university Student Founder, we'd love to hear more about what you're doing.

After our due diligence, selected startups will pitch their businesses to the Investment Committee, formed by selected Student VCs and Kairos ASEAN representatives. Successful startups will receive S$20,000 - S$50,000 convertible note.

Investment Criteria

  • Early stage technology-enabled company

  • Founded by at least one tertiary student or recent graduate of less than 3 years
  • Incorporated in Singapore

Tell us more about yourself and your business now!