Free Advisory Clinic

A vibrant startup ecosystem can only succeed if there is a pay-it-forward movement and helping entrepreneurs freely. Over six years in a previous incubator, the TRi5 Ventures team have advised over 600 1-1 free startup advisories and enabled 38 Singapore startups to raise US$5m in seed funding.

We will love to hear from you and do our best to help you, free-of-charge! But remember, make sure you pay-it-forward and help other entrepreneurs. Together, this movement will make the entrepreneurial scene a better place.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We will only conduct our advisory clinics on an appointment basis. We will strictly not entertain walk-ins.

Our Office Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm, GMT +8

For those not based in Singapore, video-conferencing will be used.

We do not sign NDAs. We receive so many plans each week that if we were to sign every NDA request, we would quickly be swamped with legal documents.

Our reputation depends on our professionalism and our ability to maintain the trust of the entrepreneurs with whom we work. We will take care to keep your materials confidential. If you are not agreeable, please do not proceed with the advisory.

Thank you for believing in our philanthropic effort & expressing your goodwill in contributing back to the entrepreneurial community. 

Please send in your request to advisory@tri5.asia and our team will get in touch with you shortly. 

You can write to us at advisory@tri5.asia and our team will get in touch with you shortly. 

How can we help you?

Each advisory session is 1 hour.

What we have advised in our clinics:

  • Business model assessment
  • Product market fit
  • Go-to-market strategies into Southeast Asia
  • Reviewing & improving pitch deck
  • Structuring companies and subsidiaries
  • Accounting structures
  • Hiring strategies
  • Fundraising strategies up to Series A
  • Business continuity considerations
  • Entrepreneur personal development
  • Reviewing business agreements
  • Founder issues (partnership agreement, conflict resolutions etc)
  • Investor relations
  • Review product technologies

What we are unable to do:

  • Provide legal or financial advisory
  • Raising funds for your startup
  • Sell your product to our connections
  • Finding you a CTO
  • Provide advice about marketing strategies outside of South-East Asia
  • IPO and fundraising beyond Series B

*Our advisory is based on our experiences and prior advisories. While we will do our best, we are not liable and responsible for any advice that we give. 

Our mentors from the NEXT50 movement

As part of building the next generation of Singapore founders, the following mentors have committed the time to meet Singapore entrepreneurs for one-off sessions. If you have a particular preference for a mentor, please indicate in the contact form.

John Paul Chen

Managing Director, Saltycustoms

Cherilyn Tan

CEO, Asia Law Network

Tushar Tejuja

Founder, HackerTrail

Kenneth Lou

Co-founder, Seedly

Antony Ma

CTO, PowerData2Go

Jaryl Sim

Founder & CTO, Tinkerbox Studios

Zhi Peng Lee

Founder, Upcode Academy

Dalston Pung

CEO & Co-Founder, Nox Express

Watch the video on the guide to meeting mentors

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