JFDI.Asia unveils 8 teams for first Bootcamp in 2013; each gets USD 20K investment
February 6, 2013 by Terence LEE
JFDI.Asia, Singapore’s most prominent startup accelerator, has announced the eight startups that will join its first bootcamp, which will start on 21 February. The teams will receive a SGD 25K (USD 20K) investment right away.
Below are the eight teams:
AskAbt, from India, have a platform to manage real-time crowdsourced queries
Collabspot, from France and Philippines, have a novel approach to Customer Relationship Management
DayTripR, from Singapore and New Zealand, have an online data collection utility
DocTree, from Singapore and India, have software for medical practice management
Duable Chinese, from the USA, make Chinese language learning fun and effective
My Fitness Wallet, from Singapore, are working on health and wellness
JFDI has left open the possibility that one or two more teams may join the bootcamp before it begins.
In this batch, about 30 percent of participants are Singapore citizens or permanent residents. 10 percent of the entrepreneurs are women, double of last year but still small. A total of 262 teams applied, which meant a successful application rate of 3 percent.
Rejected teams were given detailed feedback and advice on how to increase their chances for subsequent openings. JFDI will run its 100-day bootcamps twice a year.
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