This pre-program engagement aims to outsource and invite Corporates and relevant stakeholders to submit their challenges. It also allows interested startups and innovators to learn more about the Challenges through series of virtual Speed Pitching sessions and in-person Speed Networking meetup.
Reverse Pitch Day & Call for Applications
Reverse Pitch Day marks the official launch of the RI Program. The shortlisted Challenge Owners will present their Challenge in a 5-min pitching format, followed by 10min Q&A session for the audience and the public. Call for Applications will be open till 31 August 2023.
Up to 20 Teams will be shortlisted to join the RI Program in this Pre-RI Bootcamp for 2 weeks. On top of group trainings to be provided by Techo Startup Center, each team will be working with their respective Challenge Owners whose challenges the startup teams select. Challenge Owners will play a role as mentors by providing guidance and support in better understanding the problem statement and in shaping potential solution options to solve the challenge. At the end of the bootcamp, the startup teams will pitch their business/ solution idea to be qualified for next round.
Up to 10 Teams will be qualified to this Round 2: RI Acceleration Phase. The Teams will receive further support in terms of weekly group trainings, 1-on-1 mentoring and other infrastructure support including co-working space, free cloud credits, and access to TSC Startup Support Team and EIR, etc.
Forward Pitch Day
The finalist startup teams will pitch, and a panel of judges will evaluate to find the 3 winning teams to win trophies and cash prizes.
Who Should Join Reverse Innovation
Who are interested in building a solution aimed at corporate challenges or working directly with corporations challenge.
Startups that may have potentital solutions for the needs and challenges presented by leading corporations.