August 29, 2013
The Joyful Frog Digital Incubator, or JFDI.Asia, announced the team of 10 international startups chosen to participate in their accelerator program, which kicked off today and runs until December 6. The successful and long-running accelerator, based in Singapore, takes teams of entrepreneurs from idea to investment in 100 days.
JFDI.Asia was the first accelerator in Southeast Asia to be accepted into TechStars’ Global Accelerator Network, and for good reason. They offer startups a $15,000 net cash investment, access to pristine technical facilities, office accommodations, investment mentoring, and introductions to more than 100 active early-stage investors.
Teams that apply to the program range from raw startups to companies with significant user bases and prior investments. The one common thread between all of the startups involved is that they demonstrate a real connection to Asia.
The 10 startups that will innovate in Asia, for Asia, are (founders’ native lands in parentheses):
- enMarkit (India): A social commerce-based payment and marketing startup that enables individuals and businesses to sell products and services across different online and mobile platforms.
- Healint (India and France): A platform for behavioral analytics that helps patients and their families make health care decisions.
- Lifebox (Vietnam): An iOS and Android mobile app that allows colleagues to collaborate on field reports in real time instead of emailing files back and forth.
- MOLOME (Thailand): Their platform uses photo sharing to help increase user engagement for brands.
- Qwikwire (USA and Manila): A feedback system for multi-venue food and hospitality businesses.
- Skimbl (France): A payment platform targeted toward e-commerce companies that want to break into emerging markets.
- TapTalents (Singapore): They create tools for enterprises to develop data analytics-driven mobile business apps for field-based knowledge workers.
- Vault Dragon (Singapore): The “Dropbox for your physical stuff,” offering secure, on-demand storage that can be managed through web and mobile apps.
- Visual-marks (Taiwan): A visual storytelling platform that provides an immersive writing, styling, and reading experience.
- ZhenXin (Canada, Singapore, and Taiwan): They make healthcare products, including medication reminders and pharmacy validation services, which bridge the gap between pharmaceutical companies and patients in emerging markets.
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