Phandeeyar, an innovation hub, is launching its Startup Challenge 2017 in Myanmar while Impact Hub Yangon is calling for growth stage impact ventures to apply for a nine month acceleration programme that starts in July.
Phandeeyar opens application for StartUp Challenge 2017
Phandeeyar Accelerator, a tech startup accelerator in Myanmar, will open StartUp Challenge 2017 in Yangon, offering over $25,000 in awards.
The competition will be held from 20 May to 28 May 2017, at Phandeeyar’s innovation lab and applications are due by 17 May 2017.
Winners of the StartUp Challenge will also get the chance for an entry into Phandeeyar’s Pre-Accelerator Program.
“Now is a fantastic time to start a tech business in Myanmar. Myanmar’s connectivity revolution means that there are now tens of millions of people online. There’s a great opportunity to build tech products and services that the country needs. StartUp Challenge 2017 will help aspiring entrepreneurs seize this opportunity,” said David Madden, founder and CEO of Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Lab.
Impact Hub Yangon opens applications for acceleration programme
Impact Hub Yangon is calling growth stage ventures to apply for Accelerate2030, its nine-month programme from July 2017.
The Impact Hub Yangon team has been running a co-working space and workshops and events relating to social enterprise development. Their program model in Yangon is guided by the PACT Incubator program of Impact Hub Singapore. Applications for ventures will close by June 2, 2017 with a national pitching event to be held in mid-June.