Hong Kong’s Nest Investment Teams Up With AIA to Launch an Accelerator For Wearable Healthcare Startups

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This year has stirred Hong Kong into an accelerator-launching frenzy as many corporates seize the opportunity to enter the tech investment space.

Besides Accenture’s ‘FinTech Innovation Lab’ launching back in June, Swire Properties’ ‘blueprint’ for B2B startups has also arrived on the scene. And now? Pan-Asian life insurance group AIA teams up with investment incubator Nest to create a new accelerator program for wearable tech and healthcare startups.

The 12-week program, which is ‘no strings attached’ and free to startups, will bring on eight companies where they’ll be supported through their business growth and development journey.

“Entrepreneurs often try to develop solutions to problems that are most relevant to their daily lives,” said Simon Squibb – CEO of Nest Investments. “Since healthcare and lifestyle are big on the priority list for people in Asia, we believe startups in this region are particularly well-placed to disrupt the future of industries like healthcare and insurance.”

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Cyberport Partners with Microsoft Ventures for New Accelerator Program with Seed Fund in Hong Kong

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Cyberport, Hong Kong’s ‘creative digital community’ has been drumming up a lot of support for startups in the past while, the latest being a partnership with Microsoft Ventures.

Besides teaming up with a tech giant to give startups an opportunity at global exposure, Cyberport has also announced a complimentary accelerator support programme and is now accepting applications for their seed fund.

We had a chat with Herman Lam, CEO of Cyberport to get his take on the partnership and how it will benefit Hong Kong’s ecosystem.

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