For Accelerators, Investors, Mentors & Founders

For the first time ever, the GAN APAC meetup will bring together accelerators and their key partners across the Asia Pacific region to connect, network and learn from one another. The event will take place over a day and an evening on Friday 26 July 2013 and is an invitation-only event for the top technology accelerator programs in the Asia Pacific Region.

The Global Accelerator Network (GAN) has grown to become an invitation-only group of 53 top accelerators from around the world. This free event is hosted by JFDI.Asia in Singapore. The aim is to inspire a dialogue between influential members of the Asia Pacific accelerator community about ways to cooperate, collaborate and elevate accelerators in this region.

Delegates will have the opportunity to network informally when they arrive, then GAN staff will lead a discussion on practical aspects of promoting accelerator programs and selecting teams. Over lunch, entrepreneur and investor Hian Goh will share his experience of building and exiting from The Asian Food Channel, becoming an investor and how he feels accelerators are essential to the APAC startup ecosystem. During the afternoon, GAN staff will lead three discussions as we are joined by mentors and investors of accelerators: sharing experience of briefing and using mentors effectively across the many cultures of Asia, exploring business models to make accelerators financially sustainable, and the relationship between accelerators, startups and investors. The day will end with an informal networking session over dinner and a 'reverse pitch' where local investors pitch to founders and accelerators.

Friday, July 26th 2013 at 9am

JFDI Accelerator

JFDI.Asia is a community of people who practice, finance and teach innovation. We believe that innovation need not be a mystery and entrepreneurship should not be painful or lonely. Both can be learned, working with peers and guided by mentors.

Join Us!

The day is organized into 3 cumulative sessions designed to speak to the interests of each attendee group. The meetup culminates with a mini demo day and networking event for all attendees. Please follow the link to the RSVP with which you identify. The password to RSVP is JFDIAsia.


Managing Directors, Program Managers and accelerator staff.

Investors and Mentors

Mentors and Investors working with accelerator programs.


Startup teams enrolled in or alumni of accelerator programs.