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Grab opens Accelerator Programme

Grab announced on Wednesday that it has opened a batch of two accelerator programmes for startups, targeting post-seed businesses focusing on agriculture. The accelerator programme, called Grab Ventures Velocity, aims to nurture 3 to 5 post-seed Southeast Asia-based startups that could empower farmers by creating a sustainable fresh food supply chain in the ecosystem. Collected from: Dealstreetasia
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SCA launches Accelerator

Supply Chain Asia, Singapore's non-profit professional body, has initiated SCA-TAP, tech accelerator programme, to inspire innovation in the supply chain industry. The application is open for companies who are less than 5 years old and want to build a flexible and sustainable business model.
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BCA to invest $4.4 million to launch accelerator

The Building and Construction Authority, a Singapore Government Body, has plans to invest $4.4 million to launch an Accelerator Programme with the purpose of commercializing startups. The Built Environment Accelerate to Market Programme (BEAMP) will be supported by Enterprise Singapore which will connect startups to companies in that sector and JTC Corporation which will offer selected buildings and estates to validate
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SPRING organizes its 2nd event in South Asia

SPRING organizes its 2nd event in South Asia with Honourable Minister of Information Communication and Technology of Bangladesh Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP as chief guest at EMK Center, Dhaka on Thursday, 31st January, 2019. The event aimed to educate audience on  women and entrepreneurship, failing forward, design thinking and girl research. Spring is working in 9 countries on a 5-year programme which
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New age WeWork Labs will not take equity in exchange for mentorship

With the goal of helping early-stage entrepreneurs move into the next stage of their startup journey, WeWork officially launched its ‘Labs’ programme in Singapore today, marking its first foray into Southeast Asia. The programme — which cannot be compared to an accelerator or incubator — is a for-pay programme that does not take any equity and works like a bespoke
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Bengaluru is Techstars’ top pick for first city-based accelerator in India

Techstars, a global startup incubator network has chosen Bengaluru to be India’s first city-based accelerator programme. It also plans to launch its ecosystem development programmes to other Indian cities which are lagging behind. Techstars plans to invest $120,000 from its $5 million India corpus into Techstars Bangalore Accelerator, which is set to run from end-January to end-April. Out of over 1,000
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First batch of Hong Kong AI Lab accelerator to be launched by Alibaba and SenseTime

As part of the Hong Kong government’s effort to boost innovation in areas including AI, biotech and fintech, e-commerce giant Ali Baba and Hong Kong’s first unicorn SenseTime established The Hong Kong AI Lab in May. It has now picked seven startups that will receive funding under its accelerator program. The AI lab will provide each of the selected startups
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yher Bangladesh: Celebration of Women Changemakers

Build Bangladesh and ygap Australia and have jointly hosted the pitch day event of the first ever female – led flagship accelerator program named yher Bangladesh – Celebration of Women Changemakers on 6th October 2018 at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh. yher Bangladesh, a women exclusive accelerator program, commenced on the 29th of September 2018 for a week-long group training provided
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Why Join An Accelerator Program?

Accelerator programs are now an integral part of the startup ecosystem. They are fellowship programs that help develop and fund startups and corporate internal teams which usually include mentorship and educational components and culminate in a public pitch event. There are a number of reasons why one should join an accelerator program. Discipline and structure One might have a product, idea or prototype
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GPAccelerator Calls for Applications for 3rd Batch

Grameenphone Accelerator has started to receive applications for the 3rd batch of the program. The GPAccelerator program has been designed to help local tech startups build and grow their businesses fast and robustly. SD ASIA continues as the operating partner of the program for the second year. Ambitious tech startups with MVPs can apply through www.grameenphoneaccelerator.com/apply until 4
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