APAC: Facebook and Microsoft have joined with investment firm Allotrope Partners to launch a finance facility to catalyze investments in renewable energy microgrids.
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.
Malaysia: Sarawak’s Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg has approved an allocation of RM30 million to develop an incubator for local business startups to explore growth opportunities offered by the digital economy.
Malaysia: The Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) launched a new accelerator programme called the Global Accelerator Program (GAP).
Vietnam: CMC Corporation, one of the major technology companies based in Vietnam, on February 26 launched a VND50 billion ($2.2 million) startup fund – the CMC Innovation Fund (CIF).
China: PwC China has launched its Shanghai Innovation Centre located in Xintiandi Shanghai, marking the official start of the Alliance of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation (ASSTI), initiated by the firm.
Thailand: National Innovation Agency (NIA) of Thailand and Israel’s AGW Group (AGW) today announced the launch of SPARK — a global acceleration programme aimed at Thai startups.
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.
Japan: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have stated their intention to expand their Silicon Valley operations with the announcement of a new Digital Innovation Lab and Rep Office.