SINGAPORE, 11 SEPTEMBER 2018 — Startup generator Antler is now midway through its first-ever program in Singapore and today it announces its expansion to Europe. With its mission of turning the world’s best talent into great founders of fast-growing companies, Antler is now announcing its second location, the Nordics. With operations in Oslo and Stockholm, applications are now open for the cohort based in Stockholm starting in January 2019.
Beginning in July 2018, the inaugural cohort in Singapore kicked off with a strong selection of 62 founders from 22 countries globally. Each founder received hands-on, individual coaching sessions to refine and validate their ideas. There are now 10-15 companies formed in the HR Tech, Robotics, PropTech, Fintech and Automotive space.
“Stockholm has the second most unicorns per capita in the world, after Silicon Valley, and is home to startup successes like Spotify, Klarna and King. It’s the perfect next location for Antler”, says Magnus Grimeland, founder and CEO, Antler.
“We started Antler because we believe the world needs more talented people spending time on building companies that tackle big and small problems around the globe. To that effect, our team has worked meticulously with each of our founders and designed the program to help them actualise these ideas. We are excited for what is to come moving forward”, said Jussi Salovaara, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Southeast Asia, Antler.
These teams out of the Singapore cohort will focus on developing tech-enabled CRM solutions for real estate agencies, smarter and more holistic recruitment marketplace, human-in-the-loop robotics software and more. These aspirations are reflective of the burgeoning tech ecosystem, and the demand to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems with technology. Each company will work on refining and building their ideas further for the next three months in the lead up to Antler’s demo day.
"Being part of Antler’s first cohort is one of my best decisions in life. I have received a tremendous amount of learning and support. I feel Antler offers a truly holistic ecosystem for any startup builder”, says Ranggaswara Prasetya, founder and part of Antler’s first cohort.
Startup generator Antler turns the world’s best talent into great founders of fast-growing companies. Antler selects the most passionate aspiring entrepreneurs, helps them find the right co-founder and connects them to a mentor network of fitting business and academic subject matter experts worldwide. Funding is also provided from day one to support founders building businesses they will own and run, and that can positively impact local and global economies. Antler was started in 2017 in Singapore by McKinsey, Google, Spotify, Harvard, MIT and Stanford alumni who went on to found successful enterprises around the world. To find out more, head to https://antler.co/
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