SG Digest: Singapore Academy of Law, AgFunder-Rocket Seeder launch accelerators

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The Singapore Academy of Law has opened an accelerator programme targeting legal tech startups while AgFunder & Rocket Seeder have rolled out an agri-food tech accelerator.

Singapore’s SAL launches legal tech accelerator programme

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) has launched the Global Legal Innovation and Digital Entrepreneurship (GLIDE) accelerator programme targeting legal tech startups, The Business Times reported.

The programme is part of SAL’s Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), its strategic initiative to help the legal sector innovate new ways of delivering legal services in the future economy.

GLIDE, a three-month programme, will be open to firms in the legal, compliance, and regulation spaces.

The programme will be open to legaltech startups at any growth stage, both local and international, provided they have a minimum viable product to pilot.

Startups will have to pay a participation fee to join the programme, but this will vary depending on the startups’ eligibility for government grants.

AgFunder & Rocket Seeder launch Singapore’s agri-food tech accelerator 

AgFunder, Silicon Valley-based agrifood tech venture capital platform, and Rocket Seeder, an Australian agrifood accelerator, have launched GROW, a new Singapore based Agri-FoodTech Accelerator after receiving backing from Enterprise Singapore.

According to a statement, the combined expertise of AgFunder and Rocket Seeder aims to make Singapore become recognised as both a regional and global hub for the successful development of advanced agri-food technologies, and agri-food value chain and business model innovations.

GROW will run two, three-month programmes annually incorporating both agtech and foodtech startups.

Each week the programme will run a range of activities tailored to the entrepreneurs’ specific needs and introduce them to mentors and industry experts who will help them accelerate their business.

Leveraging AgFunder’s global network of industry partners and investors, entrepreneurs will enjoy a range of facilities and expertise that they would normally find difficult and/or expensive to access.

“With the concurrent launch of AgFunderNews Asia, GROW and new Singapore-based $50-million AgFunder Asia AgriFood Innovation Fund, we aim to create a vibrant ecosystem that will not only foster innovation developed within the ASEAN region, but also invest in and introduce the most exciting agrifood technologies we are seeing globally,” said Michael Dean, founding partner at AgFunder.