What is APAC Entrepreneur program ?

APAC Entrepreneur program is an intensive program to incubate the entrepreneur who want to make a company and succeed in Asian market by MJS and Golden Gate Ventures.

Practical intensive lessons to learn the curriculum similar to Founder Institute model.

Fund Raising

Investment in the potential startups with excellent technology and business model

Human Connection

Provide the chance to contact Venture Capital and entrepreneur in Asia

Success Tips

Success Knowhow and Advice in Asia Market drives your business growth

Merit of joining APAC Entrepreneur program

Brush up your business plan in a week

Acquire the knowhow to drive your business in Asia

Share and Connect with the classmates in the world

Connect with famous Venture Capital and entrepreneur in Asia Market

Investment opportunity of US $50,000 in excellent business plan


Teacher/Mentor Jeffrey Paine

It's designed to be a sort of business course for people who want to start startups.
Associated reading materials, and assignments will given.

We'll cover how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.
You can't teach everything necessary to succeed in starting a company, but I suspect we can teach a surprising amount.

Jeffrey's Bio

Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology seed fund based in Singapore. Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 70 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for "Greatest Ecosystem Impact" Worldwide (Singapore).

He is currently an investor/advisor to Redmart, Nitrous.io, Tradegecko, Coda Payments, Ayannah, PopApp, Waygo, Noonswoon, Lenddo, Carousell, Spotnews, 99.co, PT Bilna, Angellist, monoco.jp, TheBridge.jp, Darma, Sydney Seed Fund, China Axlr8r, and Startup Chile.

He is a Singapore native and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Investment cases


a Singapore based on line grocer that delivers everyday essentials.


a mobile marketplace , raised US$6mn in Series A funding led by Sequoia in November for expansion into Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan


a Singapore based mobile picture chat application for Asian Market(CEO is a Japanese)


an US based mobile OCR and translation on line and off line. Won SXSW 2014, expands Japanese, Korean and Chinese market




Target candidate

make the business in Asian Market

have potential service or product or idea or business plan

have the intention to realize excellent technology or idea or business plan, and develop service or product aggressively

Application conditions

No restrictions on nationality, age and sex

Lessons in English

Legal qualification of stay in Japan for the lessons

If applicant is under 20 years old, approval of parent is necessary

The program will be held in Shinjuku, Tokyo in the middle of March, 2015

Q & A

Q. How much is the fee ?
200, 000 Japanese Yen. If applicants participate as a group, it will also cost 200,000 Japanese Yen for all members of group.
Q. How to pay ?
A. Credit Card or bank transfer
Q. Installment plan is OK ?
A. No
Q. If planned number of students is not collected, what happens ?
A. It may postpone the start date
Q. What is the category of the business plan ?
A. Any industry is OK, like IT, agriculture, manufacturing, retail, Energy, water, etc
Q. After the lessons, are there any support plan ?
A. Telephone Mentoring service is provided

Application Form