Reverse Innovation (RI) is an accelerator program focused on FinTech with an aim to source key challenges and needs from partners and seek for startups or innovators to solve them.

Program Overview
Challenge Roadshow
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.
Pre-RI Bootcamp
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.
RI Acceleration
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.
Reverse Innovation Program Prize
40,000,000 KHR
30,000,000 KHR
20,000,000 KHR
Meet the Challenge owners and Their Challenge
Challenge 1
Personal Financial Literacy
Cambodia Microfinance Association
Challenge 2
How to convert all unbanked (OTC) users to bank account holders?
By Wing Bank (Cambodia) Plc.
Challenge 3
Innovative Deposit Solution
By Wing Bank (Cambodia) Plc.
Challenge 4
E-Commerce Channel Manager
By Wing Bank (Cambodia) Plc.
Challenge 5
Cambodia Digital ID
By Bridge Bank
Challenge 6
Personal Finance Solution
By Bridge Bank
Challenge 7
Co-Insurance Administration Marketplace for Insurers/ Insurance Companies
By Cambodia Reinsurance Company “Cambodia Re”
Challenge 8
One-stop Onboarding & Training Solution for Delivery Drivers in Gig Economy
By Techo Startup Center
Selection Criteria
  • A team of at least 3 members with complimentary skill sets.
  • Must be an existing team with working relationship among members at least on 1 project together.
  • Team can be either a legal entity or un-registered startup or group
  • Who are interested in working with a Corporate/ Challenge Owner and building a solution aimed at that challenge.
  • Startups that may have potential solutions for the needs and challenges presented by Challenge Owners
Submit your application via online by 31 August 2023 by 5pm.
First-come first-served basis.