Month: March 2017

Zone Startups launches accelerator program for international startups

India: Zone Startups officially launched Gateway91, a soft landing program that will work with international startups and growth stage companies looking at entering the Indian market.

KPMG’s Energise accelerator program graduates 12 startups

Australia: Three of Australia’s most promising energy, mining and natural resources startups have taken home awards at KPMG Australia’s Energise accelerator program graduation night.

LG opens its Business Innovation Centre in Singapore, with the latest in display tech

Singapore: LG has opened its Asia Business Innovation Centre in Singapore, which showcases its range of digital signage solutions to business clients.

StarHub launches new innovation centre named Hubtricity

Singapore: StarHub has opened a 58,000 square feet innovation centre and converged operations cockpit named Hubtricity. The new facility acts as a foundation to accelerate service innovation and co-creation with partners and customers.

DTAC Accelerate opens Batch 5 for applications from start-ups

Thailand: DTAC ACCELERATE’S Batch 5, which is now open for applications, introduces a new track in search of heavyweight start-ups with global potential.

Qantas partners Slingshot to launch 1st startup accelerator program

Australia: Qantas has launched a new start-up accelerator Avro, seeking start-ups to work with the airline on its innovation agenda.

Infiniti and Nest® launch “Infiniti Accelerator 2.0” focused on IoT

Hong Kong: Infiniti and Nest, announced that the second “Infiniti Accelerator,” a 12-week startup development program, is now open for applications from around the world.

YES Bank chooses 12 startups for its fintech accelerator’s inaugural batch

India: YES Bank selected 12 startups for its inaugral fintech business accelerator programme. The startups have been working on fintech transactions, lending, cyber security, risk intelligence, big data, analytics and more.

Japan’s NTT Data picks Deep Tech startup as winner of its Open Innovation Contest

Japan: NTT DATA, a global IT service provider, announced today that it selected Barcelona-based Social Coin as the winner of the Open Innovation Business Contest 5.0 during the contest’s Grand Finale.

SproutX closes AU$10M AgTech venture capital fund for startups in it’s accelerator

Australia: The SproutX Venture Capital Fund, to be managed by Artesian Venture Partners, will invest in agtech startups accepted into SproutX’s accelerator programs over the next four years.

Bangkok Bank partners Nest to launch a FinTech accelerator ‘InnoHub’

Thailand: Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited announced its international FinTech accelerator program, Bangkok Bank InnoHub in partnership with corporate innovation partner Nest.

Indian Govt to launch networking platform for start-ups

India: Indian Govt.’s launching new platform called Virtual Start-up Hub to connect start-ups with investors, incubators and other service providers in the vicinity