WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Founders who are hustlers and action takers
Based in or operating in South East Asia
Tech startups and SMEs looking to digitize
WHAT YOU GET
The #1 reason why startups fail is because there is no market need. We start by making sure what you build is in demand.
We have full time staff in 5 different countries across South East Asia. We have also signed MOUs with leading organisations in the region who will be sharing insights about “doing business locally” with you.
Learn from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs instead of making expensive mistakes. Our Partners and Mentors have all successfully built highly profitable businesses and will help you along this journey.
We bring in the best subject matter experts to provide masterclasses on topics including sales, marketing, human resources, fundraising, legal matters and more.
Prestige & Branding
All companies in our incubator will receive an exclusive interview by an online media platform with viewership across South East Asia.
Meet Ventures will consider exceptional startups for up to USD 50k investment at the end of the program. We will also be introducing startups in the program to angel investors and early stage VCs across the region.
HOW WILL MY 5 MONTHS LOOK LIKE?
End of Month 1
Customer interviews completed. Business Model Canvas completed. Key Performance Indicators defined.
End of Month 2
Website / landing page ready. Sales pitch deck ready. Sales contracts ready.
End of Month 3
Financial models built. Operations plan devised.
End of Month 4
Minimum Viable Product ready. Met with at least 10 target customers. Signed 1 LOI / pilot / sale.
End of Month 5
Fundraising pitch deck ready. Met with at least 10 investors.
These leading investors registered for our Demo Day including:
Tembusu Partners, Plug & Play, Genting Ventures, Insignia Ventures Partners, Qualgro Partners, Gentree Fund, M Venture Partners, iGlobe Partners, Vynn Capital, Elev8 VC, MDI Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Investible, Kejora Capital, XA Network (Google Angels) and more
You can really tell they put the work in and truly care about their startups. They have helped my business grow in a short amount of time!
Dr John Yan, CEO of Inknoe
FINE-TUNE YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY
1-1 Coaching by our Managing Partners
John Lim, MBA
John is an entrepreneur and investor who has managed more than 12 different startup innovation programs. Examples include WingArc Accelerator (Big Data), LongHash Accelerator (Blockchain), CISCO Innovation Program (IoT), IBM-Watson Innovation Program (AI) and more. Many of the startups went on to achieve profitability and multimillion dollar valuations.
Farhan Firdaus, MScTIP
Farhan is a Venture Builder with a proven track record of growing a startup from Seed to Series B as its COO. He was also Head (Venture Building) for an ASEAN-focused investment firm and helped its portfolio companies to achieve more than $1M annual recurring revenue. Till date, Farhan has mentored more than 500 startup founders across the APAC region.
LEARN FROM THE MASTERS
Masterclasses by esteemed speakers:
Jun Meng Heng
Topic : Legal
Partner and Director of Zico Law, a regional law firm with 18 offices and 300 lawyers across South East Asia.
Topic : Technology
Technology Director of Digital Architecture at UST. Former Director of IoT Solution Architecture at Hitachi Vantara. Former Principal Digital Architect at Accenture.
Jie Lun Ong
Topic : Fundraising
Director of Ventures for Plug & Play APAC. Advisor of NUS Angel Ventures. Former Lead of SiTF 123JumpStart Program.
Topic : Online Branding
CEO of Institute of Life. Adjunct Associate Professor at HKUST. LinkedIn Influencer with 3M followers. Former MD at UBS Investment Bank.
Topic : Sales
Sales Account Director at JobKred. Former Regional Account Director at Forrester. Former Enterprise Account Director at Lark (ByteDance)
Topic : Pricing
Jason is a miillionaire serial entrepreneur and angel investor. On the side, Jason also lectures in the business schools of leading universities such as NUS and NTU. He graduated from Cambridge and also holds an MBA from Imperial College London.
Topic : Storytelling
Partner and Creative Lead at HighSparks. Partner at MotionSauce. Forbes 30 under 30. Adjunct Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Topic : Human Resource
CEO of ConnectOne. Singapore Co-Lead of The Culture Collective. Former Group Manager at Procter & Gamble.
Topic : Marketing
CMO at Herbal Ties. Former Marketing Lead at StarWellness. Guest Lecturer at National University of Singapore.