Singapore-based accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) has announced the 10 startup teams in its latest class. Modeled after TechStars, JFDI.Asia looks for founding teams who are ready to take their startups from concept to early-stage investment in 100 days.
JFDI.Asia is the first Southeast Asia member of the Global Accelerator Network, which was founded by TechStars’ co-founders to create a standardized model for mentorship-based seed-stage accelerators. The 10 teams in its new cohort, who will start working with JFDI.Asia today, were chosen from 321 applicants. The program is open to applicants from around the world and the 30 founders in the current cohort represent Vietnam, the U.S., France, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Canada and the Philippines in addition to Singapore. Teams that complete the program will present to over 100 early-stage investors at JFDI.Asia’s next Demo Day.
JFDI.Asia was founded in 2010 by Hugh Mason and Wong Meng Weng and focuses on tech businesses targeted toward markets in Asia. The program provides each of its startup teams with $11,700 in cash, as well as mentoring, technical infrastructure and working space, in exchange for a minority equity stake.
The latest batch includes:
enMarkit is a social commerce-based payment and marketing startup that enables individuals and businesses to sell products and services across different online and mobile platforms
Healint is a behavior analytics platform that helps patients and their families make healthcare decisions.
Lifebox JSC‘s iOS and Android mobile app allows colleagues to collaborate on field reports in real-time instead of emailing files back and forth.
MOLOME uses photo-sharing to help increase user engagement for brands.
Skimbl is a feedback system for multi-venue food and hospitality businesses.
Qwikwire’s payment service is targeted toward e-commerce companies that want to break into emerging markets
TapTalents makes tools that enable enterprises to develop data analytics-driven mobile business apps for field-based knowledge workers.
Vault Dragon bills itself as the “Dropbox for your physical stuff” and offers secure, on-demand storage that can be managed through Web and mobile apps.
Visual-Marks is visual storytelling platform that provides an immersive writing, styling and reading experience.
ZhenXin creates healthcare products, including medication reminders and pharmacy validation services, that bridge the gap between pharmaceutical companies and patients in emerging markets.
Original news: http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/28/singaporean-accelerator-jfdi-asias-latest-intake-brings-together-entrepreneurs-from-9-countries/