Betatron – Hong Kong’s newest accelerator coming in February [deadline for application: this Friday 16th December 9pm]

Betatron Team

Betatron team

Application deadline: countdown

 

Betatron is Hong Kong’s newest accelerator programme providing both funding and hands-on mentorship to help optimize and scale startups.

The programme will be run bootcamp style with an intensive schedule focused on the startup’s fundamental KPIs and progress.

It will launch on Monday 13th February 2017 and will take on FIVE startups in their first cohort.

We spoke to the Programme Manager for Betatron, Michael Kerr, to learn more about it.

What type of startups are you looking for?

Our mission over the four-month programme is to make your startup a viable and investable business. For this to occur, we are looking for teams with a developed product that we can work with. Again, we only have four months, so each startup needs to assess whether they feel they are at an appropriate stage. Additionally, our goal is to help the Hong Kong startup ecosystem and back local talent. As such, we aren’t limiting applicants to a specific industry or vertical. If you have a promising product – you can apply!

 

What do the startups receive when they get accepted?

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Last Call to Join Zeroth.AI the first AI Accelerator in Asia

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Zeroth.ai is the first accelerator programme for artificial intelligence and machine learning startups across Asia, based out of Hong Kong. Beginning in Nov 7th, 2016, the program will run for 12 weeks, providing financing and access to a global network of AI/ML entrepreneurs, experts, and renowned investors.

Led by Tak Lo, who was the former Director of Techstars London and influential entrepreneur and investor in Asia, Zeroth.ai is proud to announce the joint of seasoned world-class entrepreneurs and investors such as Jaan Tallinn, Co-founder of Skype and the investor of DeepMind, and Thomas Stone, Co-founder of Prediction.io. Zeroth.ai is determined to bring new initiatives and energy to Asia’s AI/ML startup ecosystem.

We asked Tak some questions on why you should be applying to join Zeroth.
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Applications for Swire Properties’ New B2B Accelerator Program ‘Blueprint’ is Now Open for January 2015 Start

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Having just launched their official website for ‘Blueprint,’ the 20,000 square foot and two-floored co-working, accelerator and event space will be based in Cornwall House in TaiKoo Place. Since Swire is a driving force behind many huge commercial and retail property development projects in Hong Kong, it’s exciting news to see them get behind the tech startup community.

As a B2B-focused accelerator, Blueprint sets itself apart from other programs with it’s no-strings attached approach. Although the program offers workspace, mentorship and professional support in the product testing, customer acquisition and fundraising spheres – it does not require any fees or equity in return.

“We are likely the first accelerator programme in Hong Kong that has no strings attached,” said Don Taylor, office director at Swire Properties, in a release. “This project is about injecting a burst of tech-focused creativity and innovation into the already thriving business community at TaiKoo Place. We’re excited to encourage the entrepreneurship culture here in Quarry Bay and to see these startups grow.”

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