Ground Zero 2020 is over. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

Do keep a lookout for our upcoming events!


In light of the Covid-19 situation, NES presents an online rendition of our annual event for tertiary entrepreneurs.

Event details

Ground Zero is an annual event held for aspiring tertiary entrepreneurs. We welcome participants from tertiary institutions who want to challenge their business acumen and solve exciting business challenges. 

This year, with the support of our platinum sponsors IMDA, AWS, Lark and Ovo, we invite you to embark on a life-changing summer experience with us. Gain access to experienced mentors, and receive tailored feedback and guidance as they guide you through the process of bringing your concepts to life.

9 May

10 May

8 May

  • Online opening address

  • Release of 3 challenge statements

  • Q&A with challenge statement providers

  • Ideation mentoring sessions

  • Online business-related mentoring sessions  

  • 9am submission

  • Release of 9 finalist teams

  • Online pitching to judges


With 3 unique challenge statements to choose from, there will be a total of 9 finalists.


Attractive cash benefits and prizes of over 70k to be won:

3x 1st place: $2,500
3x 2nd place: $1,000
3x 3rd place:

+ All finalists will receive additional $5,000 worth of promotional AWS credits on top of the cash prize and incubation support.

Experience the thrill of being an entrepreneur. 



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