A coalition of venture capitalists in Singapore (Openspace Ventures, 500 Startups, Cocoon Capital) started a ground-up movement to support the startups during COVID-19. In this time of uncertainty, the biggest power consumers and businesses have is with their wallet. Support Startups provides a single website where startups across Southeast Asia can release their promotional activities and discount codes for customers looking to help buoy the companies they think can use it the most.
The Support Startups initiative needed a very rapid solution to build and release the website within days, on time for a nation-wide press campaign in Singapore. Slash had previously mentored scale ups, Series A companies looking to expand into Southeast Asia, for one of “500 Startups” cohorts. 500 Startups asked if Slash would be willing to support the COVID-19 initiative pro bono. Website: https://supportstartups.com/
Slash leveraged an initial design from Openspace Ventures, improved the design and developed the website within 48h for the initial Singapore release and press campaign.
Later adjustments were made to enable country-specific website instances for Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, based on visitor’s geo location.
The backend is built on a headless Wordpress implementation with the frontend on ReactJS, infrastructure on AWS using serverless technology.