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.
India: Infosys Ltd has invested an undisclosed amount to pick up a stake in TidalScale, a California-based start-up founded by Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka’s former SAP colleague Ike Nassi.
Vietnam: South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group and Vietnam’s third largest lender BIDV have partnered to run the Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA) along with the initial two co-founders, Dragon Capital and FPT Corporation.
Singapore: German automaker Daimler has collaborated with NUS Enterprise to launch its Startup Autobahn accelerator programme in Singapore, as a part of the Mercedes-Benz producer’s initiative in Germany.
India: With Microsoft Accelerator shifting its focus from early-stage startups to later-stage ones, the average age of its latest batch of 13 startups is 4.5 years, with many of them generating at least $2 million in revenue. And they are all B2B startups.
India: Brigade Group, one of India’s leading real estate developers has announced the launch of its latest initiative – Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program (REAP).
Japan: Tokyo-based Creww, the Japanese startup behind a community platform offering open innovation opportunities to startups, announced today that it has launched the Panasonic Accelerator 2016 program in partnership with the consumer electronics giant and started accepting applications from startups.
India: Microsoft Accelerator and Tata Consultancy Service’s Co-Innovation Network will create an open innovation framework to mentor Indian startups and bring their products to the market.