Rakuten starts 'Accelerator Program' powered by Techstars

Wednesday 13 December 2017 | 11:42 CET | News
Rakuten and Techstars launched Rakuten Accelerator powered by Techstars. The three-month mentorship-driven Rakuten Accelerator aims to provide startup companies from around the world the chance to shape the future of 'Messaging as a platform' for new technologies. It includes initial funding and three months of immersed mentorship. Rakuten Accelerator powered by Techstars will be hosted in Singapore, the location of Rakuten's Asia Regional Head Office. Applications for Rakuten Accelerator powered by Techstars open on 8 January, 2018 and the programme kicks-off in July in Singapore where

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General
Companies: Rakuten Mobile / Viber
Countries: Japan / Singapore / World
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Sony, Daiwa Securities create Innovation Growth Fund in support of startup companies

Published 03 Jul 2019 11:41 CET | Japan
Sony and Daiwa Capital Holdings, a subsidiary of Daiwa Securities, announced the establishment of Innovation Growth Ventures ...

HTC's new Exodus 1 phone available to purchase with Litecoin

Published 06 Dec 2018 11:25 CET | World
HTC announced that its first phone of the Exodus project, the 'Exodus 1', will be available to purchase with the crypto-currency ...

Vive announces third batch of companies selected for VR/AR accelerator programme

Published 01 Dec 2017 15:18 CET | World
Vive X, HTC Vive's global AR/VR accelerator programme, announced its third batch of start-up companies to join its ranks. ...

Mts launches 6th start-up accelerator contest

Published 06 Nov 2017 09:39 CET | Serbia
Telekom Srbija, in cooperation with the SEE ICT partner organization, is organising the "mts start-up acceleration", a program ...

Rakuten unveils Kobo Auro One Limited Edition, with expanded storage

Published 30 Oct 2017 09:34 CET | United States
E-reading services provider Rakuten Kobo has introduced the Kobo Auro One Limited Edition, with 32 GB, or four times, expanded ...

Zain picks 10 finalists for accelerator programme

Published 24 Oct 2017 11:00 CET | Kuwait
Zain Kuwait has announced the names of the finalists who will take part in the second phase of the Zain Great Idea (ZGI) ...

Rakuten launches 'Rakuten NBA Special' subscription

Published 16 Oct 2017 09:44 CET | Japan
Japanese e-commerce platform Rakuten will start accepting registrations for 'Rakuten NBA Special,' a monthly subscription service ...

SK Telecom selects three startups for accelerator programme

Published 28 Sep 2017 08:15 CET | Korea, Republic of
South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced that its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Center (TEAC in Seoul) will host three ...

Rakuten rolls out new branding at Wuaki.tv, Viber

Published 19 Jul 2017 13:29 CET | Europe
Rakuten has renamed its European VoD service Wuaki.TV as Rakuten TV. The company acquired Wauki.TV in 2012. The rebranding is ...

Rakuten launches Rakuten Direct e-commerce subsidiary

Published 12 Jun 2017 13:23 CET | Japan
Japanese e-commerce platform Rakuten has announced that the new company to be formed through the merger of Rakuten's subsidiaries ...