JFDI Asia celebrates its fifth birthday and debuts its fiftieth startup among twelve new businesses launching today

19/01/15 11:37 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

JFDI Asia celebrates its fifth birthday and debuts its fiftieth startup among twelve new businesses launching today. 


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Applications open for Accelerate 2015A

30/12/14 17:00 / Filed Under News / 2 Comments

Building the platforms, products and services for tomorrow's conncted world

JFDI.Asia was Southeast Asia’s first Startup Accelerator. With five years of experience accelerating more than 50 companies from around the world, we are now looking for innovative startup teams to join us for our next flagship 100-day Accelerate program beginning in March 2015. 

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Why TradeGecko joined the JFDI Accelerate Program

29/12/14 08:30 / Filed Under Community / 0 Comments


It was just back in 2012, that Cameron Priest and his TradeGecko co-founders would pack their bags and leave the lives they had in New Zealand behind, to take a chance on their dream of potentially building a billion dollar business by joining the pioneer batch of JFDI.Asia’s Accelerate Program in Singapore.

Fast forward two years, and after a great deal of hard work - they’ve successfully built up a customer base in over 90 countries, with the TradeGecko platform having helped facilitate transactions worth over USD850 million to date.

TradeGecko has arguably already carved out a spot for itself today, as a leading global player in the inventory and order management space for the wholesale and retail industry. But their success today was little more than a dream (and an idea), just a few short years back.

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JFDI.Asia and Glints launch the JFDI Fellowship

09/12/14 07:00 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

JFDI.Asia and Glints launch the JFDI Fellowship to offer young people hands-on entrepreneurial education.

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How Startups can get VC funding in Asia

27/11/14 08:00 / Filed Under Interviews / 0 Comments

Is VC funding right for me? Can my startup get funded in Singapore? Will I have to give up control?

August Man magazine interviewed Meng recently. In this excerpt, he answers those questions and more.

Bonus download: "Meng's Map of the Money".

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JFDI.Asia moves downstream- more mature startups in Accelerate Program

26/11/14 18:52 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

Singapore, 11 November 2014—Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia Pte Ltd) today revealed details of the 12 Singapore-based startup businesses joining its fifth 100-day accelerator program. Compared with previous programs, the latest cohort includes companies on average at a significantly later stage of maturity. The move marks a shift for JFDI downstream towards later stage startup support.


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JFDI.Asia and Idea-Lab.kz bring Kazakh startups to enter global market

26/11/14 18:46 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

SINGAPORE, 17 November 2014 – Today, Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI), Asia’s leading startup accelerator announces new initiative with Idea-Lab.kz to bring Kazakh startups into the global market through the “Kazakhstan Go Global” program. The five Kazakh teams started the program by completing the 21-day JFDI Discover program and are selected for a month-long acceleration program in Singapore starting 17 November.

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Norwegian Startups in Asia for month-long accelerator program

26/11/14 18:45 / Filed Under Events / 0 Comments

14 November 2014, Singapore JFDI.Asia and Innovation Norway are bringing six Norwegian teams to Singapore through a month-long acceleration program called TINC Asia. The program is designed to  give participants greater insight and familiarity with Asian business, culture, preferences and expectations, to enable faster growth into the region, with lesser risk. TINC Asia startups will be based in the JFDI Innovation Campus in upcoming weeks from 17 November and will go through mentoring, pitching and customer discovery sessions in Singapore.

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Pitching to VCs: To be invested - or not to be

17/11/14 18:08 / Filed Under Startup Science / 0 Comments

Venture capitalists and other investors scour the planet looking for startup diamonds hidden deep in mounds of gravel. Access to these investors is one of the main reasons startups join an accelerator program.

JFDI's Peter Browne describes how you can polish your startup business and shine at a pitching competition, demo day or in an elevator.

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The Asian Angle on How to Start a Startup: Episode 3, Paul Graham

03/10/14 07:14 / 0 Comments

Like many others, we've been watching How to Start a Startup in a small study group, following the videos every week as they come out.


But we aren't in Silicon Valley. We're in Singapore, halfway across the world. Does Y Combinator's weekly dose of concentrated startup advice, originally designed for a Stanford audience, make sense in Southeast Asia?

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