The accelerator has support from Enterprise Singapore and is partnered with a few well-known corporations
A new accelerator is in town! Tribe Accelerator, which is focussed on blockchain startups, is backed by a venture capitalist firm and supported by a local government agency and various corporates.
The accelerator, launched on Wednesday, March 27 at an event in Singapore, is part of TRIVE Ventures, an early-stage VC in Singapore. It is supported by Enterprise Singapore, a government agency, and includes corporate partners like BMW, Intel, Nielsen and PwC Singapore’s Venture Hub.
“We are very excited to welcome our first class of companies. Over the next four months, they will have a great opportunity to develop their ideas on our platform,” said Yi Ming Ng, Managing Partner of Tribe Accelerator.
The basics on the 10 companies participating are as follows (remember, they all working on integrating blockchain-built products):
sgCarMart — The largest online car marketplace in Singapore.
TADA — A young ride-hailing startup that is trying to compete with Grab
WhatsHalal — A startup trying to streamline farm-to-table food processes for halal food.
MightyJaxx — The team is trying to build a platform for
Limestone Network — A startup that is powering a smartcity development project in Phomn Penh
Digix — A company that is digitising traditional asset classes, notably finding success in gold
Chorus Mobility — This startup is working on a product to build the technology architecture behind autonomous vehicles.
TEMCO — A supply-chain company that wants to help verify expensive goods on second-hand marketplaces
Halo — Halo wants to build an alternative cloud storage platform that gives users full ownership over data
Accrue — The company has built tools for event analytics and easy-to-use algorithm development
Now, let’s take a look at some photos from the event!
Tribe Accelerator launch event
Startup launch events are an excellent opportunity to meet knew people and catch up with close friends.
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency supporting the programme.
Edwin Chow, the Enterprise Singapore Assistant CEO for Innovation and Enterprise, was the keynote speaker.
Chistopher Quek, of TRIVE Ventures, poses for a picture with the WhatsHalal team.
Quek and Chow posing with an ummmmmmmm, another Chow? While we are not entirely sure what is happening here, this picture is too good not to post.
Representatives from Enterprise Singapore pose for a photo.
Ryan Chew (Middle), a Managing Partner at Tribe Accelerator, poses with two guests.
Representatives from PwC, SMBC and SG Innovate pose for a photo.
Hanging out with some food, drinks and good company.
Elmo is looking a bit worse for wear after his surgery.
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