With their diverse business statements on the table, these companies are on a mission to scout for ‘corporate ready startups’ to partner with and accelerate their corporate innovation journey

For startups and entrepreneurs, the road to Echelon 2019 keeps getting better with each milestone announcement.

One of these reasons is FORGE, a business-matching event facilitated by e27. In our previous article we’ve listed down the first batch of corporate partners; this time, we’re adding 7 more to the roster of corporates who are keen on exploring partnership with the right startups.

So without further ado, let’s get to know more about them and their criteria on startups they are keen to meet.

Danone Nutricia Research

The Danone Nutricia Research Center is the research and innovation organisation behind the Specialised Nutrition division of Danone, focussing on Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. They bring health through food to as many people as possible, particularly those who need special care. Science is at the heart of their nutrition and health commitment.

Danone is looking to attract participation for aspiring founders or students, international startups, devs or teams of technologists for its upcoming inaugural D²Hack to tackle the problems of allergens presence, tummy’s bowel activities detection, nutritional status tracking, and microbiome detection in infant development. Startups with Healthtech, Foodtech, or IoT solution that can be adapted for infant wellness are also welcome.

Click here for more information about the D²Hack. Partnership, mentorship, and up to $58,000 in prizes await winning startups.

What they are looking for:

  • Operating geography: Can commit to participate in the Hackathon
  • Industry classification: Agnostic
  • Technology: Healthtech, Foodtech, IoT, Biotech, MedTech, Smart home
  • Business Maturity: Early stage

Interested startups can sign up here to meet Danone Nutricia Research and join their D²Hack Challenge.

UOB Group

UOB BizSmart, UOB suite of cloud-based business solutions, offers a suite of integrated solutions that lets you seamlessly manage multiple core processes such as sales, invoicing, payroll, accounting, and more. Connected to your UOB banking account and facilities, you can access to ready information on your operations and company financials, allowing you to make better informed business decisions and generate better cash flow.

UOB is keen to partner and support tech startups to grow & digitise their business across the ASEAN region by offering a 3-prong approach.

1. Seamless Operations via UOB BizSmart – A cloud-based business solution that lets you seamlessly manage multiple core processes such as sales, invoicing, payroll, accounting and more in a single platform
2. Market Access to Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam via UOB’s banking account and facilities to access ready information on your operations and company financials, allowing you to make better-informed business decisions and generate better cash flow.
3. Business Development opportunities by offering your tech solutions to potential customers from The FinLab’s SBTP and business banking’s clientele at large

What they are looking for:

  • Operating geography: Preferably Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Industry classification: Agnostic
  • Technology: Agnostic (focus on B2B, travel, supply & logistics, food, construction, retail, health/medtech)
  • Business Maturity: Series A and above (Growth Stage) / for SMEs, at least 3 years

Interested startups can sign up here to meet UOB Group.

Asia Pacific Telecom Group (APTG) 5G Accelerator

APTG 5G Accelerator is one of the major Telecom Operators in Taiwan, providing broadband, wireless, and fixed-line telecommunication services. In 2018, APTG launched their inaugural Accelerator Programme together with the Institute for Information Industry (III) from Taiwan, with the goal of ramping up 5G innovation to strengthen Taiwan’s digital industry.

APTG is looking for startups in the ICT, Mobile, IoT, Big Data, and Cloud vertical to accelerate and facilitate the future development of 5G and associated applications in Taiwan.

What they are looking for:

  • Operating geography: Southeast Asia
  • Industry classification: Agnostic
  • Technology: Agnostic (ICT, Mobile, IoT, Big Data, Cloud, 5G preferred)
  • Business Maturity:  Agnostic (mature stage preferred)

Interested startups can sign up here to meet APTG 5G Accelerator.

Bernofarm

Bernofarm, a leading pharmaceutical company in Indonesia, has significantly contributed to the national healthcare development by having a strong product presence across all the hospitals in Indonesia for the past 50 years. Going through major digital and strategic transformation, Bernofarm has pushed boundaries within the industry to increase their productivity and quality.

At FORGE, Bernofarm is keen to meet startups that will increase work productivity and quality by having tech solutions for HR, logistics and supply chain, smart productivity, performance management, and applied AI/ML tech.

What they are looking for:

  • Operating geography: Southeast Asia
  • Industry classification: Agnostic
  • Technology: HR Tech, Logistics tech, supply chain tech, smart productivity, performance management, and applied AI/ML tech
  • Business maturity: Agnostic

Interested startups can sign up here to meet Bernofarm.

Skyscanner

Skyscanner is part of the Ctrip group and is a leading global travel search company, providing free search of flights, hotels, and car hire around the world. Founded in 2003, Skyscanner helps over 80 million people each month to find their travel options. Their highly-rated free mobile app has been downloaded over 80 million times.

Through their proprietary technology and products, they are interested to work with startups to make travel search simple and useful for travelers. 

What they are looking for:

  • Operating geography: Southeast Asia
  • Industry classification: Agnostic
  • Technology: Online retail, Fintech, Travel tech
  • Business maturity: Agnostic (mature stage preferred)  

Interested startups can sign up here to meet Skyscanner.

Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore

Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APB Singapore) is the home of the world-acclaimed Tiger Beer – a Singapore icon born and brewed on local soil since 1932. In addition to Tiger Beer, APB Singapore’s portfolio of beers includes ABC Stout, Anchor Beer, Baron’s Strong Brew, Guinness, Heineken and the range of Archipelago craft beers.

At FORGE, APB Singapore is keen on meeting startups that offer tech solutions for increasing work productivity and quality.

What they are looking for:

  • Operating geography: Singapore
  • Industry classification: Agnostic
  • Technology: eCommerce, Logistics, Manufacturing, Food tech
  • Business maturity: Agnostic (Series A preferred)

Interested startups can sign up here to meet Asia Pacific Breweries.

MACROKIOSK

MACROKIOSK is Asia’s leading digital technology company with a strong global presence. Since 2000, they are at the forefront of delivering Digitalisation Platforms as-a-Service (DPaaS) via innovative digital products and solutions to businesses and individuals to help them embrace the digital economy. The key focus of their solutions is to provide Digitalisation Platforms as-a-Service (DPaaS) in the areas of Notification, Engagement and Payment delivered through MACROKIOSK’s BOLD suite of products.

MACROKIOSK would like to partner with startups to help them grow and scale through their innovative O2O martech tools and digitalised platform.

What they are looking for:

  • Operating geography: All
  • Industry classification: Agnostic
  • Technology: Fintech, Online eCommerce services, System Integration (CRM), Retail
  • Business maturity: Agnostic

Interested startups can sign up here to meet MACROKIOSK.

Business matching meetings will commence during Echelon Asia Summit 2019 at the Singapore Expo on May 23-24. Please note that curated startups will receive a confirmation email from e27. Click here to get your FREE starter ticket.

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