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Participate in accelerator programs

Asia Pacific region is home to many international accelerators where Finnish companies can validate their product-market-fit and to create contacts to potential investors, partners and customers.

Accelerator programs

India

Zone Startups

  • Mumbai, India
  • For all startups with tech orientation
  • Application period: continuous
  • Duration of the program: typically four months
  • Go to accelerator's home page

T-Hub 

  • Hyderabad, India
  • For tech startups
  • Application period: continuous
  • Market entry program for international companies: around 9 months, with 1-month readiness and market introduction phase where the founders' presence in India is preferred
  • Go to accelerator's home page

Vietnam

Quang Trung Software City

Hatch! Ventures

Malesia

Distro Dojo (MaGIC)

  • Application period: On batch basis
  • Time and duration of the program: 3 days a week throughout 4 weeks live program

WatchTower and Friends

Finnext Capital / Cyberview Living Lab Accelerator

Nexea Accelerator / iLabs Sunway

Singapore

AirMaker

  • Internet of Things (IoT) with Digital Health and Smart Cities focus
  • AIRmaker is an IoT-focused cross-border accelerator programme that connects start-ups with two of Asia's most vibrant innovation ecosystems, Singapore and Shenzhen
  • Program length: 3 months, including 1 month in Shenzhen, China.
  • Go to accelerator's home page

The FINLAB

  • The FinLab is Singapore's first accelerator to run a business transformation programme for SMEs to innovate and digitalise for growth. They aim to equip owners of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with tools to increase revenues, raise productivity and reach new markets, while leveraging on curated technology solutions to do so.
  • Program duration: 3 months
  • Go to accelerator's home page

Indonesia

Kinara Indonesia

  • Kinara Indonesia is an early-stage Impact Investing firm focuses on providing financial access and scaling-up support to impact businesses in Indonesia. One of the company portfolio is Greeneration Indonesia who has been our good contact here for Business Finland and our Embassy
  • Application period
  • Duration 3 months
  • Go to accelerator's home page

New Energy Nexus

  • New Energy Nexus (NEX) Indonesia Smart Energy Incubation Program provides hands-on business advisory and support services to outstanding startup teams focusing on innovative, smart and clean energy ventures. The program will help smart energy entrepreneurs to, among others, execute their go-to-market strategy, provide access to local and international networks, and connect with potential investors and strategic business partners. 
  • Application period
  • Duration 3 months
  • Go to accelerator's home page

Contact us

India

Jukka Holappa

Commercial Councellor
jukka.holappa (at) businessfinland.fi
+91 72 9000 6574

Malesia

Farid Mohamed

Senior Advisor
mohamed.farid (at) businessfinland.fi
+60 3 2162 8545

Singapore

Riku Mäkelä

Erityisasiantuntija
riku.makela (at) formin.fi
+65 9815 7094

Vietnam

Kinh Pham

Senior Advisor
kinh.pham (at) businessfinland.fi
+84 90 118 1223

Indonesia

Harry Dhavilla

Senior Advisor
harry.dhavilla (at) businessfinland.fi
+62 21 576 1663