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NTUC Income programme unveils first batch of startups
NINE startups have been selected to participate in NTUC Income's equity-free accelerator programme Income Future Starter, powered by TAG.PASS.
The accelerator programme, which was open for registration in August, received a total of 190 applications from 20 countries.
The shortlisted startups are:
1. Health2Sync (Taiwan) - Offers a healthcare management platform that revolutionises diabetic care through automated care and analytics;
2. Innoplaylab (Korea) - Provides a robotics solution which serves as a personal household assistant addressing the needs of home security, home automation and interactive communication;
3. NephTech (Singapore) - Offers a device and analytics platform that provides kidney dialysis centres and patients with an evidence-based approach to blood vessel surveillance and management;
4. Anywhere 2 Go (Thailand) - Facilitates communication and motor insurance claims processing between drivers and their insurance companies via its proprietary mobile application, Claim Di;
5. Konolabs (Korea) - Provides smarter and more efficient scheduling through an email and chat-bot interface that is enabled by artificial intelligence;
6. Pear Comms (Singapore) - Offers a one-stop sales engagement CRM application that boosts the efficiency and productivity of sales professionals;
7. ThinkCloud (Taiwan) - Safeguards digital transactions with the "Selfie Video Signature", a revolutionary solution for the authentication of eSignature;
8. PolicyPal (Singapore) - Automates insurance coverage gap analysis by enabling consumers to digitise their organisation and management of their insurance policies simply, transparently and objectively; and
9. Zumata (Singapore) - Builds customer-centric solutions that leverage artificial intelligence.
During the 11-week accelerator programme, each of the nine teams will receive S$28,000 as an equity-free entrepreneur grant, in addition to mentorship from NTUC Income, Infocomm Investments Private Limited (IIPL), Philips and KPMG, among others.
It is reported to be the first programme by an insurer in partnership with IIPL, and will begin on Jan 9, 2017.