Myanmar Digest: New startup programmes from Phandeeyar, Impact Hub Yangon

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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.

The project is held in partnership with USAID, Uber, Wave Money, Telenor Digital and Proximity Designs.

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.

Accelerate2030 is co-initiated by Impact Hub Geneva and the UNDP.

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.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.