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Growing a Business Around Cleantech – Global TREE on JFDI Discover

Nov 9, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

Solar energy could revolutionise the food dehydrating industry, says Samuel Coronado of JFDI Discover startup Global TREE. 1.Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? Our startup is called Global TREE Company. It is composed of 2 very clean-tech engineers from Guatemala – Sam (myself) and Rodrigo – who…

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See a need, fill a need – Instant Edge on JFDI Discover

Nov 3, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

“Keep it lean and only use resource when you need it. It takes a bit of ‘mental calibration’ to get that mindset right,” says Sebastian Voss of JFDI Discover startup Instant Edge. 1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? My business partner Mathias and…

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Starting and running a business are two different games – Blue Wireless on JFDI Discover

Nov 2, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

“Starters have to run it themselves, they just need some guidance and inspiration along the way,” says Ivan Landen of JFDI Discover startup Blue Wireless. 1.Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? I am Ivan Landen, the founder of Blue Wireless. We are aiming…

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Use Passion To Drive Your Startup – Plugged On JFDI Discover

Nov 2, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

“Startups are hard. But they are not impossible. Passion drives the daily grind that it takes for you and your startup idea to succeed,” says RJ Mangubat and JFDI Discover startup team Plugged.   1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? I am RJ…

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JFDI Discover Startup CaptionCube – Helping deaf and hard-of-hearing learners

Oct 26, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

Staying objective and setting priorities as evidence flows in from potential customers were two key learning points for Will Lim Jing Jie and the team at JFDI Discover startup CaptionCube. 1. How did you hear about JFDI Discover? Boon Pang discovered JFDI Discover during one of the weekly Friday night JFDI Open House sessions. We…

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Be Your Own Superhero – HumanPlace on JFDI Discover

Oct 26, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

Robert Hobson of JFDI Startup Human was inspired by ‘becoming aware of what’s possible and that other people are doing great things’, which led him to turn his childhood dream of a sci-fi wonderland, into a reality that can benefit the ill and differently abled. 1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are…

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Prioritising is a priority – BeeZee Services on JFDI Discover

Oct 19, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

Founding a startup often leads to an overwhelming list of tasks which spark a series of questions. Timothy Tjendra from July JFDI Discover startup BeeZee Services shares his team’s biggest challenge. 1. How did you hear about JFDI Discover? Intially we intended on applying to JFDI Accelerate, but were redirected to the JFDI Discover program…

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JFDI Discover startup CancerCare: Better lives for Cancer Patients in Vietnam

Oct 19, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

After dealing with his Mother’s difficult diagnosis, Dang Ngoc Thang and his team set to find a way to reduce medical costs in Vietnam. 1. How did you hear about JFDI Discover? We heard about JFDI through AngelList – an online platform where startups and investors can connect. From there we did more research and…

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JFDI Alumnus taembe.com Closes USD228k Seed Round Led By Swiss Founders Fund

Oct 15, 2015 News 0 comments

taembe.com, Vietnam’s leading online baby retailer and marketplace for third party sellers and second-hand goods for Moms, today announced that it had closed a $228k seed (5 billion VND) funding round led by Swiss Founders Fund.   The round is supported by Binh Tran, former CTO & co-founder of Klout, and Eddie Thai, a local…

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Where to begin on a Big Idea? How JFDI Startup Execuvite got going

Oct 12, 2015 Community, True Stories 0 comments

Dave Osh and James Barwick have a huge vision for their startup Execuvite, now going through the JFDI Accelerate program. But it was JFDI Discover that helped them see the first steps clearly, writes Cui-Lyn Huang 1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? Dave Osh is…

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