The Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) is a Singapore-based, privately-owned company that creates and supports digital businesses, accelerating them from start-up through investment to realizing their value.
JFDI recently partners with SingTel Innov8 (Innov8), the corporate venture arm of the SingTel Group, to bring to Asia Pacific the successful US start-up accelerator programme pioneered by TechStars. This programme will give digital start-ups intensive mentorship from industry experts plus access to mobile markets and investors across Asia.
The startup events in Singapore are moving up fast and furious. Just take a look at what JFDI together with Innov8 are offering in the next 8 months.
Oct 11 to Nov 11 – Startup Weekends will place across different cities in Asia, for Singapore it will be on 14th Oct 2011 to 16th Oct 2011.
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where digital developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startup businesses.
Following that there will be a bootcamp in 2012:
The highlight of the programme is the JFDI-Innov8 2012 Bootcamp (Bootcamp), which is an intensive 100-day event, where teams of developers and entrepreneurs will receive S$15,000 and be guided by accomplished mentors and industry experts to help kick-start their businesses. These teams will also get the opportunity to pitch to international investors.
Finally DEMO DAY will take its place in Apr~May 2012
However the only regret I have now is that I will not be able to attend the Singapore Startup Weekends due to an Overseas Trip 😦 But I will be looking forward to the Bootcamp Session.
Nonetheless, Congratulations to all Entrepreneurs in Asia, our time to party has come. It is time people starts noticing startups in Asia! 🙂