mengwong (mengwong) wrote,

Announcing JFDI

To all startup-minded 31337 hax0rz out there: a pop quiz!

This winter, would you rather be shoveling snow or lying on the beach?

Hint: it is easier to type on your laptop while lying on the beach.

But, you ask, does the beach have wifi?

In Singapore, it does!

It is therefore my pressing duty to share the news that the JFDI–Innov8 2012 Bootcamp, just two months away, is now accepting applications!

We follow in the inspiring footsteps of Y Combinator and TechStars. And we expect 10 to 15 teams to start in January's batch.

We've already recruited winning teams from Startup Weekends from around the region, from Manila, Melbourne, Delhi, and Singapore.

Each team will receive S$15,000 in investment and intensive mentoring. Over the course of 3 months, by hook or by crook, they grow according to Lean Startup principles, building toward an investment of $500,000 to $1,000,000 on Demo Day in early May.

We're now accepting applications from around the world so if your startup would like to spend three months in Singapore, working shoulder-to-shoulder with other passionate, talented geeks, the following link will move appreciably closer to your goal.

A quick point: we are not interested in startups that aim to build the next location-based mobile marketing startup with elements of social gamification. There are harder problems out there: please read our manifesto for more.

Tags: jfdi

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