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Norwegian Businesses Visiting Singapore Acquire Local Startup, Secure SGD4m Investment Offers and Create New Jobs For Singaporeans

Sep 8, 2015 Press Release 2 comments

Six Norwegian early-stage businesses returned victorious to Norway today from the Tech Incubator (TINC Asia) program operated by Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) and Innovation Norway. An intense three weeks of mentoring and meetings ended with a string of achievements including two of the visiting businesses securing in-principle investment offers totaling SGD4m (USD3m), two Norwegian…

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Three Weeks That Changed A Norwegian Startup Forever, Part 1

Sep 7, 2015 True Stories 0 comments

It took Tor Ivar Vage just three weeks to decide that Singapore would be the next frontier for his successful startup InfoGym. In the first of three blog posts, here’s how the TINC Asia program run by JFDI and Innovation Norway opened up a new future. What a first week! Monday began with an introduction to…

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Mentors are motivation – Shoppes I/O on JFDI Discover

Sep 1, 2015 Community, True Stories, Wisdom 2 comments

Though he’s experienced and determined, Shoppes I/O founder Dean Marc still finds guidance from friends and mentors invaluable, writes Cui-Lyn Huang. 1. First off, how did you hear about JFDI Discover? Initially we had applied to JFDI’s Accelerate 2015B batch, a little ahead of time. We were subsequently endorsed by Huang Chi-Kai, JFDI’s program manager, to partake in the…

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Let your business idea evolve – what the Teach!Mi team learned through JFDI Discover

Sep 1, 2015 Community, Insights, True Stories 0 comments

“Children grow up each in their own way. Your product must evolve too!” That was the lesson learned by Marina Chibirova of Russian startup Teach!Mi, writes Cui-Lyn Huang 1. How did you hear about JFDI Discover? Following our initial success in Russia, an investor recommended we look into the Asian market. We had heard a lot about…

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Next Stop: Series A. JFDI startup OurHealthMate’s Journey After Acceleration

What happens to startups after JFDI? OurHealthMate mapped its journey in an infographic, writes Crystal Neri In June 2013, Abhinav Krishna started his pitch to the crowd on Demo Day with a story. It all began four years earlier when he sent money for his Dad’s health care, only to see that money go into a…

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Trends and Tips To Become A Fundable Startup in Southeast Asia

The value of an accelerator program like JFDI Accelerate comes from its mentors. Their advice counts because they’ve been on the front line themselves. As an entrepreneur and investor in the Southeast Asia Region, Michael Lints has been actively looking for startups solving real problems in the region, writes David Ongchoco Golden Gate Ventures Venture Partner…

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JFDI Invests $350,000 in 7 New Startups

Aug 21, 2015 Community, News, Press Release 0 comments

Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) announced today that it is investing SGD350,000 (USD250,000) into seven new startup businesses joining its JFDI Accelerate program this week. Every startup already has products and prototypes ready for customers and all now seek seed funding and a pathway to growth through the accelerator program. JFDI has invested SGD50,000 into…

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8 Proven Steps To Increase Your Sales

Aug 19, 2015 For JFDI Startups, Insights, Interviews, Resources, Wisdom 0 comments

The value of an accelerator program like JFDI Accelerate comes from its mentors. Their advice counts because they’ve been on the front line themselves. A serial entrepreneur, Jon Sugihara has co-founded 5 startups and has sold his companies both in the US and Asia, writes David Ongchoco RedMart Chief Product Officer Jon Sugihara gave a…

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JFDI and Innovation Norway Offer Six Norwegian Startups a Gateway in Asia to Go Global

Aug 17, 2015 News, Press Release 0 comments

Six high-growth early-stage businesses from Norway arrived in Singapore today to start the Tech Incubator (TINC Asia) program operated by Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) working in partnership with Innovation Norway. TINC Asia offers an intense 3-week mentoring experience that will help the teams align and connect their businesses with Asian markets for distribution and…

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JFDI seeks FinTech startup stars for the UBS Future of Finance Challenge

Aug 13, 2015 Media Coverage, News, Press Release 0 comments

UBS announced this week that JFDI is joining an international network of partners seeking great early-stage FinTech businesses for the UBS Future of Finance Challenge, an open competition for entrepreneurs and technology startups around the world. UBS is looking for innovative and potentially disruptive technological ideas and solutions that will support the transformation of the banking industry….

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