Hong Kong’s Betatron Launches Cohort 3 With Ten Startups

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On Thursday 10th May, Betatron held a launch event to introduce the ten new startups in cohort 3. The event was held at naked Hub (Bonham Circus, 40-44 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong).

Programme Director, Erika Cheung, also provided an update on the traction from cohort’s 1 and 2. The four startups in cohort 1 have raised US$1.2M while the seven startups in cohort 2 have raised a collective US$2.7M to date, with several of the startups still in the fundraising process.

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

Betatron Team

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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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