*** Deadline extension notice: Apply until the 5th of June *** We are very impressed with the number and quality of the startups that have submitted the application already. Having said that, due to a large number of startups still working on their application and to maximize the opportunity for the community, we will be extending the deadline until the 5th of June! Go Ignite is proud to announce the “Second Go Ignite Global Call” which has been launched by the start-up innovation arms of Singtel (Singtel Innov8), Orange (Orange Fab), Deutsche Telekom (hub:raum) and Telefónica (Telefónica Open Future). This is a unique opportunity for growth stage start-ups looking to develop their businesses and gain exclusive visibility across the 4 telcos which add up more than 1.2Bn clients altogether across Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. This specific call is looking for innovative solutions from the start-up community in the areas of: 1) Consumer Experience AI: Artificial Intelligence solutions which bring consumer experiences to the next level whether it is in the form of personalized customer support or enabling a new form of consumer interaction. 2) Connected Homes: Innovation and technologies in the consumer home space by introducing new experiences in the space of Smart Living or Connectivity which could be from a software or hardware angle. 3) IoT Security: Technologies and solutions that helps to secure Internet-of-Things networks and devices (Car, Cities, Industrial, Smart Homes, Smart Cities, etc). Selected startups will have access to a 6 months program. Throughout this six months period, the startups will be provided business development opportunities in each of the geographies the alliance members operate in. Benefits include a two-day workshop, a private pitch session as well as invitations to start-up showcases.
ObjectivesThe SECOND GO IGNITE GLOBAL CALL is an exclusive and unique opportunity for international technology and innovative startups and offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to gain the global visibility needed to get their businesses to the next level. We are looking for up to 5 startups in the growth stage with a ready product that can be taken to market in the geographies the alliance members have operations in, with differentiated technology or disruptive innovation. We look for experienced entrepreneurs commitment to their ideas and projects.
HistoryGo Ignite Global call aims at catalysing the growth of eligible start-ups and launching them beyond their respective home markets. Selected start-ups will have the benefit of tapping into the resources and networks of the four leading communication companies. This includes market insights, introductions to partners, the use of co-working spaces and access to the companies’ operating businesses. Selected start-ups may also have the opportunity to gain access to the operators’ collective mobile customer base of over one billion people across four continents.
Orange Fab: https://orangefab.com/
Telefónica Open Future_: https://www.openfuture.org/