India: American technology major Nvidia has launched the Nvidia Inception programme in India, in recognition of the country’s budding innovation ecosystem in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
India: Myntra, the country’s largest fashion ecommerce company, is reviving an incubation programme aimed at providing 10 small brands with technical, design and financial support, targeting about $500 million worth of business from them in the next five years.
India: ‘If we don’t disrupt ourselves, someone else will’. This is the ideology behind the Target Accelerator Program – a four-month engagement program – where selected startups get to work with the business teams at Target to develop, scale, and test their products in a live retail environment.
India: Bosch India has launched its first accelerator program for startups called ‘discover, nurture and align- DNA.’ The 18 week program offers startups the opportunity of gaining access to Bosch’s working environment.
Singapore: NTUC Income has announced that nine start-ups which will participate in its equity-free accelerator programme, ‘Income Future Starter, powered by TAG.PASS’.
Singapore: LumenLab, MetLife’s Singapore-based innovation centre, announced the launch of Collab – a three-month program that supports “product ready” start-ups as they tackle the business needs of tomorrow.
Singapore: Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei, has entered into a partnership with NUS Enterprise, to launch its first IoT focused accelerator, known as i5Lab, in Singapore.
Hong Kong: As SuperCharger FinTech accelerator 2.0 kicked off at Hong Kong FinTech Week, eight finalists that were announced included startups in the areas of wealth management, RegTech, artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and blockchain.
India: Startup incubator T-Hub has teamed up with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) to launch an accelerator programme for agri-tech startups in order to increase incomes of small farmers and to promote entrepreneurship in agriculture through the utilisation of ICT.
Hong Kong: Seven startups showcased innovative solutions to hundreds of potential investors at DBS Accelerator, the collaborative initiative between DBS Bank (Hong Kong) and Nest, the Hong Kong-based startup incubator.
Australia: EarthCheck opened the nation’s first Tourism Entrepreneurs Accelerator Program for tourism start-ups at the newly established The Capital co-working space in Brisbane.