How To Get Into A Top Accelerator

05/03/15 17:34 / Filed Under For JFDI Startups, Insights / 0 Comments

 In a recent talk in Australia, JFDI's Strategic Partnerships Manager, Alena Arens, shared about "How To Get Into A Top Accelerator" with the local startup community. Here are her slides from the talk.

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Lessons from Open Frog: Pivots and Revenues

26/02/15 16:30 / Filed Under Wisdom, Startup Science / 0 Comments

Open Frog is an informal forum where anyone can ask and answer questions, or discuss anything related to innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups. Earlier this month, there was a discussion about the timing and relationships between pivots, investors and revenues.

Pivots and Startups

The idea of a pivot comes from the lean startup methodology. Pivoting is a strategy for iteratively searching for a repeatable and scalable business model. The practice goes against the conventional model of creating and sticking to a conventional multi-year business plan. 

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Why you need a founders' agreement

17/02/15 17:23 / Filed Under Insights / 0 Comments

It's that time of the year when we start offering our Founders' Agreement for the upcoming Accelerate program.

For co-founders everywhere thinking about starting a business, a founders' agreement is essential in detailing the promises made between co-founders and other parties who might be involved. 

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JFDI.Asia opens a new entrepreneur community management centre in Cebu, Philippines

16/02/15 14:00 / Filed Under Media Coverage / 2 Comments

16 February 2015, Cebu, Philippines - Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) today announces the opening of its first international office, in Cebu Philippines. The new office will manage the growing community around JFDI's entrepreneur support programs, fielding enquiries from investors entrepreneurs and mentors around the world who are interested in the Southeast Asia market in addition to delivering the remote startup induction program JFDI Discover worldwide.


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How Scrollback pivoted 10 days before Demo Day and raised US$500,000 in seed funding

05/02/15 15:43 / Filed Under Interviews, Community / 0 Comments

The end of Askabt and Scrollback beginnings, as told by Gaurav Srivastava, Co-founder, Scrollback

“What’s the story behind Scrollback?”, we are often asked. Our answers vary from investors to users to friends, depending on who is asking. If I have to really scroll back to how it all began, this is how the story would pan out: An unexpected Google announcement, two anxious co-founders, a timely pivot, 10 sleepless nights and an impending demo day!

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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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