In this episode, Hugh Mason, co-founder and CEO of Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) joined us on an interesting discussion on the role of incubators and accelerators in Asia @ Blk 71 (where most startups in Singapore are located with a total valuation of US$1.5B). We traced the story of JFDI, from how they started from the Hackerspace Singapore to the present state where they have incubated and delivered three batches of 100+ startups worth about US$36M all over Asia. In the same podcast, Hugh also shared his perspectives on the business models and business trends of incubators and accelerators across Asia and stories on what works and fails with entrepreneurs within the JFDI network. Hugh also shared his thoughts on how corporations can work with local incubators to jump-start new projects in coping with disruption and also providing a glimpse of what the future entails for JFDI in the next 3-5 years.

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