#sgstartups can now party like TechStars!

Finally sgstartups get notice!With the increasing initiative of Entrepreneurship from the government and the private sector, Singapore Startups can now party like TechStars! through the Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI).

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! 🙂

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