At the Founder Institute, we believe that great startups can be built anywhere around the world...
According to the Founder Institute’s “Entrepreneur DNA” test, there are talented founders everywhere, and you don’t have to move to Silicon Valley to launch a startup. From evaluating over 20,000 aspiring startup founders from the world, the Founder Institute was able to discover the entrepreneurial strengths in each region. Based on the results, Asia and the Middle East has the the Highest Global Predictive Success Score, specifically in Tel Aviv. And the 2nd Highest Global Fluid Intelligence, specifically in Singapore.
Below are some of the most recognized graduates from the Founder Institute's Asia and the Middle East chapters. The Founder Institute is currently enrolling in Jakarta, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
Appota and Founder Do Tuan Anh: Appota is a mobile content distribution platform that allows developers and game publishers to effectively distribute their content to the Vietnam mobile user population. The company raised an undisclosed series B funding with two investors from Japan and Singapore. It plans to monetize the mobile space in Vietnam’s growing smartphone population. Hanoi Founder Institute Graduate.
Morpheus and Founder Tanya Damm Bokobza: Morpheus is a social platform that connects users to designers to recreate lost items of emotional value. Morpheus participated in Campus Tel Aviv, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, which is a hub for entrepreneurs and developers to acquire training & mentorship opportunities. Tel Aviv Founder Institute Graduate.
ToNext and Founder Akmai Arzhang: ToNext is developing an ecommerce website where shopkeepers can create a profile and add their products which visitors will see, rate and buy the products. In addition, visitors can find the shop location for the products. ToNext has developed customer and shopkeeper relationships, which has secured more than 50 electronic companies to put their products on the website. Kabul Founder Institute Graduate.
Outlife and Founder Diyanat Ali: OutLife is an Adventure and Travel Market Place offering diverse curated and verified adventure and travel experiences online for Groups and Corporate. Diyanat Ali, founder of OutLife, is also the founder of Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC), the largest and most active adventure club in India. Hyderabad Founder Institute Graduate.
reTrusted and Founder Roderick Ruhl: reTrusted helps online merchants achieve post-sale customer interaction by pro-actively asking customers for a merchant and product review after a purchase was made. Kuala Lumpur Founder Institute Graduate.
Pouch and Founders IIya Kravtsov and Tami Abadi: Pouch is a mobile application that allows customers to collect all their paper loyalty cards in one place. The company has had 48 brand partners, more than 200 store partners in Jakarta, and acquired more than 8,000 users since 2012. Jakarta Founder Institute Graduate.
Nutrilens and Founder Ho Yin Cheung: NutriLens helps health conscious users recognize foods from their smartphone photos, so they can make healthier choices. Hong Kong Founder Institute Graduate.
Timeflair and Founder Rodel Mendoza: TimeFlair is an online staffing platform to help SME's get tasks done in 48 hour turn around time guarantee on specific quick tasks (Admin, Online Research and Writing) with their team based approach of Project managers committed to deliver guarantee. TimeFlair hails as one of the 1st batch of startups out of the Founder Institute to successfully incorporate and start operations upon finishing graduation. Manila Founder Institute Graduate.
My Rocket Kid and Founders Phitha Tanpairoj and Alberto Ortiz: My Rocket Kid is a mobile educational application that helps parents get involved in their children’s learning process while kids play fun educational games on their tablets. The company will be releasing an Application on the Apple Store in Spring 2015. Bangkok Founder Institute Graduate.
Yton and Founder Duc Nguyen Quang: Yton provides e-health services. The company raised the largest series A round in Vietnam from SMS, a Japanese healthcare IT company. And the company currently employs more than 100 employees. Ho Chi Minh City Founder Institute Graduate.
Zuosou and Founder 张健 and 建邦 古: Zuosou provides catering services for businesses. The company secured $130,000 in seed capital from Angel Equity. Shenzhen Founder Institute Graduate.
If you also believe that great startups can be built anywhere, then join us for the Global Virtual Demo Day online event on March 19 to see top startups pitch from 4 different countries, or tune in to the "How to Develop Your Startup Ecosystem" webinar on March 25.