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Demo Day: JFDI-Innov8 Showcases 11 Startups – and the Singapore Government

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Singapore’s Joyful Frog Digital Incubator held its inaugural demo day on Friday, with frog memorabilia in abundance.

Part of the TechStars’ Global Accelerator Network, the 100-day program offered mentorship, office space, and around $12,000 in funding. It’s a success story for the Singapore government, which is incredibly supportive of startups: the incubator had grants from SPRING Singapore and Singapore’s Media Development Authority and was housed in the government-supported Blk 71, an office building full of other startups and investors.

Here are the 11 demoing startups:

  • ShopSpot: A mobile app where you can buy and sell things in a snap. Like Zaarly.
  • Kark Mobile Education: A tablet game for 4- to 12-year-old kids that uses QR codes.
  • Wildby: An iPhone app with a talking encyclopedia for 5- to 12-year-olds who don’t know how to read. Cofounded by Thomas Tan and Huang Yanying, who both worked on a startup before.
  • Remember: A social network for families to share and store photo memories, similar to FamilyLeaf. (Pivoted from Gradeful.)
  • FamilyKo: An app that helps families stay connected when one of the parents is away on business. Based in the Philippines.
  • Flocations: A travel web app where you can browse cheap flights. While most travel sites require you to pick your destination, Flocations lets you input a budget and explore.
  • Trafflers: A travel site focused on discovering and booking vacations with friends.
  • Fetch Plus: A tool for businesses to manage social media for their local franchises. Located in Singapore, with teams in the United States and Australia.
  • TribeHired: A recruiting platform that uses your social networks to find job candidates.
  • Tradegecko: A supply-chain management platform for independent brands and retailers. Cofounded by Cameron Priest, Bradley Priest, and Carl Thompson.
  • Stubb: A cloud-based document sharing service that lets you print straight to the cloud and uses QR codes to access documents.
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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and positive psychology. Since 2011, she has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact kira@tech.co.

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