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If your startup is based outside Asia, feel free to make use of a list of the best startup accelerator programs in Europe, and best startup accelerator programs in the US.

Are you planning to start your venture in Asia? Or, are you a startup owner looking for funding and mentorship?

For your convenience, we reviewed current accelerator programs in the Asia Pacific region and selected the top 10.

To stay up to date with current deadlines, announcements and news check the official websites of the programs.

Top 10 startup accelerator programs in Asia


1. Tribe Accelerator – Singapore

Upcoming deadline: June 15, 2020 | Apply here
Duration: 4 months

We are officially partnered with global leaders in the blockchain ecosystem like BMW, ConsenSys, Intel, Nielsen, R3 and more.

Tribe Accelerator is a blockchain accelerator that works closely with the Singapore Government, championing to be a neutral platform in driving collaboration and growth of the blockchain ecosystem.

It is a product development focused accelerator that provides promising startups with a hyperconnected platform to develop innovative solutions together with our network of global corporations, government agencies and top blockchain companies.


2. Brinc Accelerator – China

Upcoming deadline: March 31, 2021 | Apply here

Brinc accelerator programs, manufacturing services, capital, and community are designed to help founders use technology as a tool to address deep challenges in the world.

Brinc is passionate about enabling founders to focus on building their company and improve how we feel, where we live, what we eat and how we move. Powered by individually tailored programs and dedicated office hours from in-house experts, its customized programs are designed for founders to establish critical early-stage validation and traction.

Brinc invests up to $100,000 USD in exchange for equity of your startup.


3. Open Network Lab Resi-Tech – Japan

Upcoming deadline: June 11, 2020 | Apply here
Duration: 5 months

Open Network Lab Resi-Tech promotes open innovation and assists promising startups in all stages working on products and services that help allow people to enjoy affluent lifestyles.

It leverages the Digital Garage Group’s global network and experience supporting startups in all stages, in collaboration with major, Japanese companies that lead the real estate, construction, and lifeline industries.

For startups that are interested in expanding to Japan or Asia, the Open Network Lab team will serve as a conduit to the Japanese market, the Resi-Tech partner consortium, and the startup ecosystem.


4. JGI Retail Tech Accelerator – India

Upcoming deadline: May 30, 2020 | Apply here
Duration: 6 months

JGI Accelerator is an initiative of JUiNCUBATOR. JGI Accelerator is an intense and immersive programme aimed at accelerating emerging tech startups for high impact growth by compressing years of learning into just a few months of execution.

Built on a strong methodology designed in Silicon Valley and working successfully in different countries. The main goal of the program is to get our startups to launch a pilot project or sign a contract with a corporate customer.


5. SOW Asia – China

Applications revieved on a rolling basis | Apply here

SOW Asia aims to be the trusted partner and investor of choice to social-impact organisations looking to scale their impact in Hong Kong and throughout Asia.

It aims to you to help you find the funds, talent, connections and expertise you need to grow your business. They organize pitch nights for you to showcase your business, where they invite their investor networks (philanthropists, impact investors and angel investors). Where there is alignment, SOW Asia may also invest or co-invest.


6. Novum Global Accelerator – Singapore

Applications revieved on a rolling basis | Apply here
Duration: 3 months

Gain access to extensive resources, experienced mentors and best practices to launching your very own company. During this 3-month accelerator programme, you will be coached to maximize operations and pushed to outperform.

Novum is looking for a coachable, responsible and innovative team of which one of the founders should have a technical background. Your concept solving a real-world problem should fall within one of these areas of blockchain:

  • Financial services, Payment remittance
  • Blockchain Enterprise Solutions
  • Protocols & Infrastructure
  • Decentralised Applications
  • STOs

7. SparkLabs – Korea

The application period will be announced soon

SparkLabs runs mentorship-driven 3-month accelerator program for the seed to early-stage startups that have the potential to expand globally. The program is offered twice a year and has so far operated 13 batches.

SparkLabs aims to help its startups succeed globally, more specifically to secure the next round of funding. It helps startups attract prominent global investors.


8. Shell E4 Accelerator – India

Applications revieved on a rolling basis | Apply here
Duration: 3-8 months

The Shell E4 (Energizing and Enabling Energy Entrepreneurs) programme is open for entrepreneurs, start-ups with innovative business models, technology ideas and products.

The E4 Startup Programme offers tracks for startups at various maturity levels however the start-up should be in post lab PoC (typically TRL level 4-7) with a potential to impact the future of energy.


9. GnB Accelerator – Indonesia

The application period will be announced soon

First global accelerator in Indonesia dedicated to progress and innovation that brings together the people, the funding, and the partners that drive business velocity.

GnB is a collaborative program between Japanese IT company Infocom Corporation and Fenox Venture Capital from Silicon Valley. It is a global network dedicated to progress and innovation that brings together the people, the funding, and the partners that
drive business velocity.


10. Chinaccelerator – China

Upcoming deadline: August 10, 2020 | Apply here
Duration: 3 months

Chinaccelerator is a mentorship-driven program assisting internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China, and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV, which has $700M+ AUM and operates 6 global accelerators.

Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training, and resources from mentors, partners, and investors. The robust and active alumni network continues to support startups long after they complete the Chinaccelerator program.

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