#Asia There is a new B2B SaaS focused accelerator in HK looking for next-gen startups


The programme is designed to find, nurture and accelerate the next-gen innovative startups in B2B or enterprise SaaS and enterprise tech


Amplifi Business Incubation Services Pvt Ltd (Amplifi), a SaaS dedicated accelerator company headquartered in Mumbai, and Paperclip Startup Campus (Paperclip), a Hong Kong-based startup campus, have recently announced the launch of the co-branded B2B SaaS accelerator based in Hong Kong.

Called the Amplifi Paperclip Accelerator, it is a gruelling 3-month long mentorship centric programme for the shortlisted startup founders chosen through a rigorous selection process and will culminate in a demo-day attended by angel investors and seed funds from all over Asia.

The new entity will support select startups with infrastructure, mentors, shared resources, access to potential customers, angels and VCs plus credits from partners & service providers.

Amplifi-Paperclip’s efforts will be supported by InvestHK and Cyberport which has assigned a work space for the startups to use during the course of the programme.

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Applications are already open at this link and the offline & online outreach campaigns are being launched. Applications will close by Aug 31st, 2016.

Amplifi-Paperclip will officially be launched at a networking event on 11th August 2016. The registration by startups for the event will be opened soon.

The event will feature angels, corporate leaders, representatives from Cyberport and other partners. The high point of the event will be a panel discussion hosted by Jeffrey Broer, an entrepreneur and startup mentor.

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From right to left : Mr. Rohinton Bharucha (Director), Mr. Prateek Jain (Asst. Manager – Business & Ops.), Ms. Vasudha Singh (Design Lead), Mr. Sudarshan Narayan (Managing Director), Mr. Amitava Neogi (Director), along with Hong Kong partner Mr. Deepak Madnani (Founder & CEO – PaperclipHK Services Ltd.)

“Amplifi is dedicated to helping innovative B2B SaaS from Asia succeed on a global scale and Paperclip is committed to encourage entrepreneurship in Hong Kong – China. Our similar vision and common goals brought us together. We, at Amplifi, are proud to partner with Paperclip and will endeavour together to create an engaging and enriching ecosystem that will define and develop the next-gen B2B SaaS entrepreneurs in Hong Kong-China and other parts of Asia. And what better way to do this than with the support of key partners like Cyberport and InvestHK among other partners and supporters,” said Sudarshan Narayan, Amplifi Managing Director, in a press statement.

Founded in 2015, Amplifi recently completed their inaugural cohort based out of Bangalore, India and has cohorts starting in 7 Indian cities and in Hong Kong.

PaperclipHK focuses on the lean-startup methodologies and business model canvas tools, designed to validate new ideas quickly.

Founded in 2011, Cyberport is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

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