Meet the 3 SEA startups attending MedTech Innovator’s programme

The story: MedTech Innovator, an accelerator of medical device companies, in partnership with Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), today announced the 20 companies selected to participate in its Asia Pacific Accelerator programme.

Who are they?:

Active Needle – Abingdon, UK
Adiuvo Diagnostics – Chennai, India
Biorithm – Singapore
BrainSightAI – Bangalore, India
Huinno – Seoul, South Korea
MedCorp Technologies – Hawthorn, Australia
Miraqules – Bhubaneswar, India
Navi Medical Technologies – Melbourne, Australia
Nayam Innovations – Mumbai, India
Nitium Technology – Selangor, Malaysia
Oncophenomics – Hyderabad, India
Opharmic Technology – Hong Kong
PB & B – Lausanne, Switzerland
PLIMES – Tsukuba, Japan
Pluss Advanced Technologies – Gurugram, India
Sonic Incytes Medical – Vancouver, Canada
SpineGuide Technologies – Shoreview, Minn. US
UpperMed – Singapore
VPIX Medical – Daejeon, South Korea
ZuoYuan Medical – Hangzhou, China

Each of the chosen companies will receive high-profile visibility to healthcare investors, stakeholders and decision-makers, as well as customised mentorship through one-on-one matching with corporate partners to help with commercialisation throughout Asia Pacific.

New incubation programme for SEA’s plastic waste startups launched

The story: Entrepreneurial support organisations across South and Southeast Asia are rolling out PXCC (Plastics X Circularity Curriculum), a programme in the region designed to fast-track startups that apply a circular economy approach to plastic waste management.

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Developed by The Incubation Network, The Circulate Initiative, and Sagana, it is the first-ever curriculum on circular plastic waste management for pre-seed and seed-stage startups in South and Southeast Asia.

15 entrepreneurial support organisations across South and Southeast Asia have committed to pilot PXCC, exploring opportunities to roll it out in their programs.

To support the implementation of PXCC, organisations will receive tools such as a fundraising guide, sample pitch deck, and lesson plans, to turn learning into action.

There are 31 sub-modules across  nine learning domains that can be delivered with mentorship and cross-learning from industry experts within The Incubation Network, as bite-sized on-demand learning, or in personalised lessons where entrepreneurs can focus on topics that align with their solutions.

The curriculum content and supporting materials were developed with input from entrepreneurial support organizations SocialAlpha and StartUpX, and have already been piloted by five entrepreneurs under the guidance of The Incubation Network.

Golden Gate Ventures makes Angela Toy a partner for portfolio growth

The story: Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital fund in Southeast Asia founded by Silicon Valley natives, has announced the appointment of Angela Toy as Partner for Portfolio Growth.

The new role: In the new role, Toy will focus on Golden Gate’s platform strategy, working closely with its portfolio companies to sharpen their growth strategy, especially in the areas of talent, business development and fund-raising – three critical areas that will help entrepreneurs scale quickly and maintain their growth.

Who is Toy?: At Golden Gate, Toy started as employee number two and has been instrumental in guiding portfolio companies and the firm’s global network to help founders get the right mix of support and helping founders eliminate roadblocks in their growth path. She now builds on this track record to develop the Golden Gate Ventures’ Portfolio Growth strategy powered by a decade’s worth of data and insights from the firm.

Image Credit: PXCC

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