The Covid-19 epidemic is now a global issue and everyone is affected one way or the other. As most of us are remote working and in-person events are on hold, we want to continue to share some of the insights and sessions that we usually do for our founders with the wider startup ecosystem so that we can help and support entrepreneurs around the world.
Being a startup founder can be difficult at the best of times. Adding the stress and impact of a pandemic, crisis or recession, especially now, with the human tragedy of the Covid-19 doesn’t make it easier.
There several ways in which entrepreneurs build their businesses and in recent years, quite a few startup ecosystem players have entered the journey in order to support Entrepreneurs in their endeavor. Antler, a startup generator and early-stage VC has brought a unique approach for aspiring entrepreneurs by creating a program that allows them to find their co-founding team, define their business idea and an opportunity to receive an investment all in 11 weeks. Check out the feature on #BBC Africa as we welcome our second cohort of the Nairobi program to #buildnextwaveoftech in the next 11 weeks.
Women make up 50% of the population but only 11% of capital is invested in female-led companies, even though data shows that diverse teams perform better. Antler wants to enable more women to launch and lead companies. Click to read the startup stories of 5 female founders and why they decided to become entrepreneurs.
There has never been a better time to start a technology-enabled business, given how much low-cost and high-quality existing tech infrastructure can be used, the digital business opportunity in Southeast Asia with exponential growth in smartphone usage and most importantly, localised problems that need to be solved in many parts of this region on a large scale.
ScientiCore is a data broker platform that enables users to share or trade scientific assets. In the process, all stakeholders of the research ecosystem are connected with one another. This startup is the solution to one significant problem: 85% of researchers don’t share their data. Read more on how ScientiCore stops scientists from inefficiently re-inventing the wheel and how it simultaneously brings people together for the benefit of all.
Enlight Ed’s tutoring application Émilie helps students practice problem solving tasks. Find out how the idea took form during the Antler Amsterdam program, what challenges the founders had to master and in what ways Émilie surpasses its competition.
Data has become a key part of our everyday lives. Corporations use it to show us more effective ads, improve their product performance based on our usage, or to just gather as much information as possible to pass on to third parties. The Antler-birthed startup LabelFuse has made it its mission to improve accuracy, enhance efficiency and reduce costs involved in the process of real-time image labeling powered by AI.
In a global partnership, Antler is taking part in the Annual Investment Committee (AIM) Dubai summit in March. 6 Antler locations will hold a local startup pitch competition calling on all our portfolio companies in specific sectors.