Calling All Startups Fixing for Southeast Asia
Posted by Thye Yeow Bok, Developer Relations Program Supervisor
In the previous few months, COVID-19 has ushered in an period of profound adjustments to the way in which we stay and work, inflicting companies to rethink methods and product roadmaps. On the forefront of this transformation are startups, stepping as much as resolve for brand new and unexpected challenges as they at all times have completed — with agility, progressive know-how, and resilience.
The Southeast Asia startup ecosystem has at all times been a hotbed for creativity and innovation. This a part of the world has a wealthy historical past of homegrown entrepreneurs armed with options, oftentimes rising their native concepts to world firms. Startups are primed to develop options for the distinctive challenges we face at this time and we’re dedicated to supporting them in that effort.
An accelerator for startups fixing for Southeast Asia
In the present day, I’m thrilled to announce that functions are open for Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia. It is a three month on-line accelerator program for prime potential, early stage tech startups throughout the Southeast Asia area (Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines) and Pakistan. And this 12 months, we’re wanting notably for startups who’re fixing for the challenges we face at this time: whether or not that’s startups taking a look at new healthcare, training, finance or logistics options in mild of social distancing restrictions; utilizing AI , ML or information evaluation in significant methods; or utilizing know-how to make the world extra inclusive for the aged or folks with disabilities.
Beforehand referred to as the Google Launchpad Accelerator, this program continues our longstanding dedication to assist startups resolve particular, technical challenges with Google assist and sources. As a part of the Google for Startups Accelerator, chosen founders define the highest challenges their startup is going through, and are paired with related specialists from Google and the business to resolve these challenges. Collaborating startups obtain deep mentorship on each technical and enterprise challenges in addition to connections to related groups from throughout Google and its community of business companions. Along with mentorship and technical undertaking assist, the accelerator additionally contains deep dives and workshops targeted on product design, buyer acquisition, and management growth for founders.
Purposes are now open by means of July 19th 2020 for startups throughout Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines) and likewise in Pakistan.
We all know that if startups succeed, our communities and economies do, too. We look ahead to working with the subsequent era of founders and innovators who will assist form our financial restoration, and construct a stronger long-term future in Southeast Asia and past.