Dream It, Do It

What is ARENA?

UNICON ARENA is a start-up competition where young entrepreneurs pitch their start-up ideas to a panel of industry experts.

ARENA will consist of 2 rounds: Preliminary Round & Final Round. More details will be released soon!

More details can be found in our Info Pack!



2nd Prize

$1000 Cash Prize

1st Prize

$2000 Cash Prize

3rd Prize

$500 Cash Prize

+ Stand a chance to win *SCAPE Incubation Seats, worth up to $8,000

1st Prize

$2000 Cash Prize

2nd Prize

$1000 Cash Prize

3rd Prize

$500 Cash Prize


Registration Opens

Form a team of maximum 5 members. Individual signups are also welcomed!

All ARENA participants may refer to our Info Pack provided above for more details!

Dec 29, 2020

ARENA Workshop: Taking Your Startup to the Next Level

Ready to take your startup to the next level? Or not sure what to do with your startup idea? This Workshop is for you! Learn from Yau Png, a serial entrepreneur, as he shares on the important mindset and steps that entrepreneurs must take to grow their startup and reach the next level!

What You Will Gain:
✅ What is the Entrepreneurial Mindset
✅ Important strategies and steps to take for your startup
✅ Networking & Interaction with the trainer and participants

About the Trainer:
Prior to founding Hoow Foods in 2018, Yau Png has over 8 years of experience in theMedical / life science industry in various commercial roles. A strong believer in creating healthier food options and solutions to the world, Yau Png is a serial entrepreneur having founded 3 previous companies in the Medtech and pharmaceutical sector.

Date: 28 Jan 2021 (Thurs)
Time: 8pm - 9pm
Venue: Zoom (zoom link will be emailed to RSVP-ed attendees 24hrs before the workshop)

Workshop is open to all! Whether you have signed up for ARENA or not, regardless of the stage of your startup, you are welcomed to sign up!

Limited Seats available as we will be keeping the workshop size small to ensure maximum benefit for attendees! Signups for the workshop will close once we reach max capacity! RSVP NOW at bit.ly/arenaworkshop !

Jan 28, 2021

Registration Closes & Video Submission

Pitch deck and video submission for ARENA Preliminary Round

Submission Format

  1. Pitch Deck (minimum of 8 pages, best if you already have your MVP)
  2. Video presentation (maximum of 6 minutes)

Feb 01, 2021

Announcement for Shortlisted Participants for ARENA Finale

The top 6 teams will be announced and invited to participate in ARENA Finale.

Feb 12, 2021

Pitch Deck Submission for ARENA Finale

Submission Format 

  1. Pitch Deck (must include MVP)​

Feb 19, 2021

ARENA Finale

The top 6 teams will be invited down to pitch their start-up idea live to a panel of judges.

In the Final Round, you will need to have your MVP. The duration will be 8 minutes to pitch as well as 5 minutes for Q&A.

Feb 21, 2021


ARENA 2019 helped me start my company (Case 1)

UNICON 2019 helped XX turn his winning idea into reality: through the use of innovation, he (idea)- (we supported him)