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Passing on the Baton from JFDI.Asia

Sep 14, 2016 Wisdom 9 comments

TL;DR: In the 6 years since JFDI started, the global startup ecosystem has evolved and accelerators including JFDI must evolve with it. Meng Wong has won a fellowship at Harvard Law School to spin out a new startup called Legalese from JFDI. Back in Singapore, JFDI has completed its last bootcamp and is now exploring…

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Embrace Iterations and Never Give Up – VCIO on JFDI Discover

Jan 14, 2016 Community, For JFDI Startups, Wisdom 0 comments

Having a good business model and conducting market validation will save a lot of time from corrections, says Andy Heng of JFDI Discover startup VCIO. 1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? We are Team VCIO, comprising of a one-man ex-Business Development Manager founder in…

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Augmented Intelligence For Startups

Nov 19, 2015 For JFDI Startups, Startup Science, Wisdom 0 comments

Augmented intelligence sees computers helping humans to make better decisions. That will be an opportunity for startups in coming decades as deep-learning apps roll out to mCommerce market, predicts JFDI Guest Mentor Dr. Lawrence Lau. Augmented intelligence, while still heavily dependent on narrow artificial assistance, becomes an expert in its own right if you aggregate…

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What Investors Want From Lean Startups

Oct 12, 2015 For JFDI Startups, Insights, Startup Science, Wisdom 0 comments

Luke Skywalker didn’t just roll out of bed one morning and defeat the Emperor. First he faced the deaths of his aunt and uncle. Then he encountered Obi-Wan Kenobi. He trained with Yoda. He battled Darth Vader. Finally he confronted the Emperor. Well, entrepreneurship works the same way. A startup’s journey toward becoming a public…

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How To Think Like A VC by JFDI Mentor Jon Sugihara

Redmart Chief Information Officer Jon Sugihara shared insights in fundraising with the JFDI 2015A Accelerate batch. “First, you need to understand the VC from their point of view,” says Sugihara. “They want a couple of home runs.” These were the things he learned from raising and talking to many venture capitalists through the years, writes Crystal…

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Face your Failures – The Halal Dining Club on JFDI Discover

Sep 21, 2015 Community, True Stories, Wisdom 0 comments

“Failure” happens every day in every startup but Siddika Jaffer of The Halal Dining Club believes that embracing the learning that comes with it is the best way to fix a business model, writes Cui-Lyn Huang 1. How did you hear about JFDI Discover? I was told about JFDI from a friend of mine who…

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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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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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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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9 Points to Navigate VC Fundraising

Aug 11, 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. Frontier Ventures Vice President Pavel Alimov has been in the finance and investing industry for more than 10 years and has invested in several market leading internet companies , writes David Ongchoco In…

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