blueprint accelerator recruits ten new tech startups
16 July, 2015
blueprint today announced the names of the new tech startups selected to join its popular accelerator programme backed by Swire Properties. The ten successful startups and their business-to-business (B2B) solutions span a variety of industries including retail, education, fin-tech and commercial property. They will enjoy six months of free workspace, mentorship support, connections to capital and market testing opportunities to elevate their business. blueprints approach remains unique in that it does not request equity in return for its assistance, setting it apart from other incubator programmes in the market.
blueprint are pleased to congratulate:
Around: Connecting people and the shops they love
Bindo: The one-stop retail technology and commerce solution connecting local stores to their customers.
Fundity: Reinventing consumer finance
Hiring Screen: Recruitment meets rocket science
IronFly: Real-time visual analytics and trading systems
IvySpace: Connecting China's youth with Ivy League tutors and mentors
LuxTNT: A revolutionary fashion technician
ParkLU: Enabling collaborations between top fashion/lifestyle brands and China's social media influencers
PopScout: Book retail spaces for your pop-up shop as easily as a hotel room
Talkpush: Simulates phone interviews to shortlist the best talent
"blueprints programme has again unearthed a talent pool of global tech startups at the forefront of innovation,said Don Taylor, Director, Office, Swire Properties. "Their product knowledge,agility and readiness are inspiring. Weve selected a fine group of startup companies which will grow in business acumen and competitiveness under blueprints mentorship."
Initial success of blueprints accelerator can be measured in the advancements made by the participating startups from the programmes first round. From fundraising to customer growth and even team development, blueprints first round of startups have made huge strides during their six month acceleration, said Hilary Szymujko, Head of blueprint. "Our teams have received international recognition, including BrandPit's Best ICT Startup Gold Award win and Easyship who competed regionally to take top honors at Singapores recent Startup Arena contest at Tech in Asia 2015.Others are testing other use-cases for their prototypes, extending their once industry-specific offerings to broader markets. We measure blueprints success by the success of the startups in our programme, and its a winning formula said Szymujko.
The ten successful startups participating in blueprints second round of acceleration moved their businesses into blueprint's tech hub in Taikoo Place in early July. In line with this date, international accelerator and pre-seed investor Seedcamp also visited Hong Kong as part of an ongoing partnership with blueprint, and delivered intensive training to the new blueprint startups during their first week of acceleration.