We have received lots of strong application for Accelerator Cohort 2. After carefully reviewing them all, the Accelerator Team invited the shortlisted startups to the Pitch Day on 16th and 17th August, where the teams pitched in front to a selection panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors from the region.
The selection panel for Pitch Day included the Phandeeyar Accelerator team, local and regional investors, and startup ecosystem builders: Rita Nguyen, Founder and CEO of Jzoo, Theta Aye, Director at KBZ Securities and partner at Theta Capital, as well as Jes Kaliebe Petersen, CEO of Phandeeyar, and João Dutra, Phandeeyar Accelerator’s new Director, and Soe Thiha, our entrepreneur-in-residence and Startup Coach.
We also had a special guest panelist join us on for this exciting event: Vishal Harnal, a General Partner at 500 Startups. Vishal leads and scales 500 Startups’ investments and operations in South-East Asia. 500 Startups, stationed at Silicon Valley, is a global venture capital seed fund that searches for talented and passionate startups, and has invested in over 1,700 technology startups across 60 countries including Grab and Udemy.
The shortlisted startups will be invited for extended interview and will be one-step closer to being selected for Phandeeyar Accelerator.