Betatron | Cohort #5 Demo Day - sponsored by AWS
11 Dec 2019 06:30pm - 10:00pm
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Betatron | Cohort #5 Demo Day - sponsored by AWS

11 Dec 2019 06:30pm - 10:00pm

More Events HKEX Connect Hall One Exchange Square 8 Connaught Place, Central Hong Kong Free Event
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About this Event
At the end of every cohort, an invite-only audience of investors, corporate partners, ecosystem builders, and the media gather at our Demo Day to get exclusive access to our startups.

Betatron has invested in eight startups for Cohort #5 with each one receiving up to US$150,000 of investment funding.

Our startups went through a rigorous due diligence process and were carefully selected out of 1,300+ applications. The companies embarked on a personalized and intensive 3-month journey during which their businesses were further validated, refined and accelerated to position them for rapid growth.

Betatron's Cohort #4 Demo Day was over capacity, and attracted 600+ attendees, with the presence of some of the leading Venture Capital firms and family offices in the region.

Drinks and canapés will also be provided.

 

DEMO DAY AGENDA

6.30pm: Registration & Networking

7.00pm: Welcome Speech & Introduction

7.15pm: Company Demos

8.00pm: Food, Drinks & Networking

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 165 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 69 Availability Zones (AZs) within 22 geographic regions, spanning the U.S., Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.

Amazon Web Services provides startups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow. With the AWS Activate program, startups get access to the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS – including credits, training, and support.

They currently have a Portfolio package designed for startups associated with AWS Activate Providers, such as accelerators, incubators, seed/VC funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. The world’s hottest and most successful startups use AWS – including Airbnb, Lyft, and Slack. Join them – and build your business on AWS today.

 

COHORT #5 STARTUPS

BookAirfreight

An online booking platform which connects SMEs with air freight forwarders - making booking air freight as easy as booking flight tickets. Unlike other platforms, they provide instant door-to-door quotations, save businesses at least 20% on the costs, and reduce the booking process from days to seconds.

ExpandCart

A comprehensive, cloud e-commerce platform and is essentially building the “Shopify” designed specifically for the Arabic language and MENA region, as global competitors don’t offer Arabic language functionalities due to the complexities of the language structure. ExpandCart enables individuals and businesses to create a professional online shop in minutes by themselves without the need for any technical experience or assistance, whilst also integrating with marketplaces like Amazon, Alibaba Etsy, Ebay, etc. ExpandCart has already received investment from one of the world’s largest logistics companies, putting them perfectly positioned to scale rapidly across its target market.

Next Billion

Next Billion digitizes offline retail data from independent retail stores across rural emerging markets - a large, untapped market as independent stores make up 90% of FMCG sales in Asia, but brands have limited access to this sales data. Next Billion deploys their free POS platform within rural stores, enabling them to aggregate & analyze large amounts of retail data and provide real-time, flexible, and affordable insights to brands. They incentivize stores to use their platform by paying them for verified data, sharing fair royalties when companies buy their data and leveraging their data to extend credit & insurance. Over the last few years, they’ve successfully operated thousands of rural marketing campaigns in Asia & Africa with 25 leading FMCG brands.

Positive Energy

Positive Energy helps investors connect with vetted small to medium-sized renewable energy developers/projects - streamlining the full investment process with a secure digital platform. The platform offers matchmaking, standardised and digitalised due diligence workflow, 3rd party verification as well as asset management tools - reducing transaction costs & time by 50%. The team brings together a wealth of experience in the energy industry, from Schneider Electric and Royal Dutch Shell.

Sakay

Sakay is a transportation and mapping software that understands informal transport networks. More than 500 million people in the developing world can't use apps to plan trips, because their public transport options (like family-owned and independent jeeps/buses and motorcycle sidecars) are invisible to navigation services like Google Maps. Sakay is the Waze/Citymapper for informal public transit and is being built to be the core infrastructure for navigation and real-time analysis of public transit networks worldwide - generating valuable urban planning and mapping data across Asia’s emerging markets. The team has an eight-year proven record of shipping products and solving problems for Fortune 500 companies, social enterprises and governments. Currently, they have 500,000 users in their first launched city of Manilla, Philippines.

SHIPNEXT

SHIPNEXT is a Digital Automated Shipping Marketplace & Network, that creates an efficient, secure and reliable Cargo-to-Ship matching, freight trading, contracting and documentation flow. Unlike other alternatives, their unique algorithm can process thousands of emails, matching the most suitable transportation solutions with each other in seconds. They have a highly technical and scientific team with over 20 years of experience in the shipping and supply chain industry. The platform connects 85 databases, 5600+ ports, over 25000 ships positions which is 99% of the global map & dry-bulk fleet, and 2600+ users, creating over 4500 freight requests daily.

Toku

Toku is a cloud communication provider that enables smart customer engagement via voice and messaging APIs. As a rapidly growing CPaaS (Communications Platform-as-a-Service) player with the largest range of virtual numbers in Singapore, Toku offers a wide portfolio of services ranging from a core telco offering to next-generation communication features. To date, they have signed up over 50 telecom partners and have large customers including Grab, GoJek, and Twilio.

ZhenHub

ZhenHub is a cloud-based inventory and order management system for eCommerce retailers to automate logistics. The platform enables clients to manage all their inventory and orders from a single online dashboard - eliminating data entry, spreadsheets and emails. The solution integrates sales channels like Shopify and automatically fulfills orders - automating the fulfillment process.

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