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Singtel Seeking Innovations in IoT, Big data, Cybersecurity
April 25, 2016 News


Singapore-based operator Singtel is looking for startups working on solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, content delivery, cybersecurity and customer experience spaces to take part in its Go Ignite innovation alliance.

The Go Ignite programme is an initiative of Singtel Innov8, the innovation arm of Singtel, as well as the innovation arms of Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica. Singtel has operations in a total of 20 countries.

It aims to help startups in the Philippines and abroad find business development opportunities, accelerate the commercialisation of their innovations and bring their business outside their home market. Up to five startups will be selected for the programme.

“We are thrilled to see developments like Go Ignite giving Philippine startups a path to penetrating the global market,” said Minette Navarrete, president of Kickstart Ventures, a wholly-owned venture capital firm of Globe Telecom which is also a part of the Singtel Group. “Through the collective resources of these four major global carriers, any startup shortlisted to the top five would have a wealth of opportunities and services to help them accelerate their global growth aspirations.”

Selected startups will benefit from the alliance members’ insights into different markets, introductions to partners, use of co-working spaces, potential investment, coaching, mentoring, invitations to showcases and events, and access to the alliance members’ operating businesses.

“The Go Ignite alliance helps startups succeed in multiple markets by providing them with the right resources that are critical for their commercialisation,” said Edgar Hardless, chief executive officer of Singtel Innov8. “Selected startups can expect access to the alliance’s business units and refine their solutions within a sizeable customer base. Combining our resources together, the Go Ignite programme can give startups a better chance to scale across markets worldwide.”

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