KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 28): Facebook’s Startup Station Singapore, a six-month programme designed for innovative data-focused start-ups, will be going on a regional roadshow in Southeast Asia with Kuala Lumpur as its first stop on the 1st of November.
It is the first data innovation start-up programme in Asia organised by the group in collaboration with the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and powered by venture
building experts Rainmaking Innovations, which has 12 offices around the globe and has launched over 30 ventures.
Throughout November, the roadshow will provide interested start-ups across the region with an opportunity to pitch to industry experts, investors, mentors from Facebook and Rainmaking, and
receive one-on-one advice on their business models and go-to-market strategies. The Kuala Lumpur programme will start with a mentoring session during the day followed by a social event
in the evening, which provides an opportunity for the community to come together and network.
Early to growth stage companies innovating with data are welcome to join the 2019 cohort for the programme, which will kick off in February next year. The companies which have been
selected, will be able to work with Startup Station and Rainmaking to accelerate their growth.
“We are thrilled to be working alongside Facebook and IMDA to help data-focused startups drive business and growth through the programme,” said Sam Hall, managing director and
partner of Rainmaking ASEAN. During the programme, organisers will focus on examining and evaluating each start-up’s business model, provide support where it is needed, and scaling the business in the Southeast Asian region. It will culminate with a Demo Day where each start-up’s development and achievements will be celebrated.
In addition to the mentorship, selected start-ups will get access to a co-working space that connects the innovation community. These chosen ones will also get to be a part of Singapore’s
tech ecosystem, gain exposure to angel investors and venture capitalists in the region and have an opportunity to experiment within a regulatory sandbox through IMDA.
Applications are still open and start-ups which are interested can go to http://bit.ly/SSSRoadshowApplication to sign up before Nov 1.