The JFDI Accelerate Program
JFDI.Asia operates the longest-running, most successful seed accelerator program in South East Asia.
JFDI alumni have raised over S$9M in venture funding; about 60% of our alumni raise seed investments typically in the S$500,000 to S$1M range. Since 2012 JFDI has launched 50 startups from its base in Singapore. Our community of mentors, alumni and investors help to take teams of entrepreneurs from validated idea to investment in 100 days.
Teams accepted into the program will receive an immediate S$50,000 commitment for a fixed 8.88% equity stake, double the investment that JFDI has previously offered, with the promise of an additional S$70k follow-on participation at the seed round for the most successful startups. Reflecting the increasingly international make-up of JFDI’s portfolio, the program will partly be delivered online, giving startups the option to stay close to customers and to extend their runway by basing themselves where expenses are lower than JFDI’s base in Singapore.
The next bootcamp (Accelerate 2015B) is targeted to start in 3rd quarter of 2015. Applications are now open – fill in the form below to start the application process!
validated idea to investment
Help us help you.
In 100 days
JFDI.Asia was first in SE Asia to be accepted into the Global Accelerator Network which was set up by Techstars to share accelerator know-how.
400% - 500%
Independent valuations prove that we increase the value of start-ups 400% to 500% in just100 days.
Saves 1 year
to achieve traction
We cut a year or more off the time it would take an independent business to achieve traction. That’s why we call it an accelerator.
work with some of the best
We also call it a ‘bootcamp’ because it is a life-changing intense experience, like basic military training for entrepreneurs.
Global Accelerator Network
Our mentorship-driven program is part of TechStars' Global Accelerator Network of top 50 programs in the world.
Early Stage Startups
Teams applying to JFDI.Asia range from raw startups with just an idea, to companies that already have significant user numbers and prior investment. The program favours technology businesses that can demonstrate a real connection to Asia. All teams accepted are required to incorporate (or re-incorporate) in Singapore.
Mentors provide feedback and guidance to the entrepreneurs going through an acceleration program, sharing important lessons and insights they have learned through direct personal experience.