Category: Accelerators

MetLife Announces 8 startups for “collab” its accelerator program

Singapore: LumenLab, MetLife’s Singapore-based innovation center, today announced that it has selected 8 finalists for its inaugural tech matchmaking program, collab, an open innovation platform matching startups with the right opportunities within MetLife.

New accelerator helps tour and travel tech startups launch in the Mekong region

Thailand: The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

HCF and Slingshot announce most diverse HCF Catalyst cohort yet

Australia: HCF, Australia’s leading not-for-profit health fund and corporate Startup accelerator Slingshot have selected seven Startups and five Scaleups from more than 200 applicants and 45 Pitch Day finalists.

Nasscom ties up with Revvx for IoT startup accelerator

India: Nasscom has tied up with Bangalore-based hardware accelerator Revvx to launch an accelerator that will focus on startups in areas such as IoT, smart gadgets and artificial intelligence.

Cisco LaunchPad Invites Applications From Tech Startups For Second Cohort

India: Startup accelerator, Cisco LaunchPad has invited India-based tech startups focussed on B2B/B2B2C segments to apply for its second cohort.

Oracle expands its Startup Cloud Accelerator program into Singapore, Mumbai & New Delhi

Singapore/India: Post its successful conclusion in Bangalore, Oracle is now expanding the accelerator program to Bristol, Delhi–NCR, Mumbai, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tel Aviv.

Singapore Press Holdings’ start-up accelerator is officially dead

Singapore: SPH Plug and Play, the start-up accelerator of Singapore’s largest newspaper publisher, has officially been declared dead.

Microsoft announces 1st batch joining the new accelerator Shanghai

China: Microsoft announced the 14 market-ready startups selected to join their Shanghai Accelerator program.

NetApp launches accelerator program for startups in data storage space

India: The burgeoning startup scene of India has received another leg-up from one of the most well-known names in the data storage space – NetApp.

YES Bank announces launch of fintech accelerator – ‘YES Fintech’ (YFA)

India: YES Bank has announced to launch a business accelerator program-YES FINTECH (YFA) for fintech startups. The initiative has been taken in association with T-HUB and Anthill Ventures, with LetsTalkPayments (LTP).

Major Defense companies partner Techstars to launch a Defense & Security accelerator in Australia

Australia: Techstars has kicked off its Asia Pacific expansion, choosing Adelaide to launch its first startup accelerator in the region. US -headquartered startup accelerator Techstars has expanded into the Asia-Pacific region, with Adelaide chosen as its first launch location.

SP launches Free Electrons Global Accelerator programme

Singapore: Singapore Power (SP) has launched the Free Electrons Global Accelerator programme, which aims to bring together utilities and startups to innovate and co-create the next generation of ideas and clean energy solutions for the industry.