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First class of startups announced for JFDI-Innov8 startup bootcamp

They hail from 12 different countries, from places like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Come 26th January, these startups will start on their 100-day race to develop their product and build a business around it. They were picked to participate in the JFDI-Innov8 2012 Bootcamp, a tech startup accelerator program, from over 300 applicants and 1,000 participants at the six Startup Weekend events held last year.

The official launch will be held on 27th January (Friday) at Plugin@Blk71.

Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) is a Singapore company dedicated to turning ideas into sustainable businesses. SingTel Innov8, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SingTel Group, is a venture capital fund. The startup bootcamp is the first Southeast Asian member of the global TechStars network, which consists of startup accelerators.

Here’s the list of startups:

Fill8 from Thailand is a social commerce application for mobile.

Flocations is a travel discovery service that has been featured on the BBC and SGE. Based in Singapore, its founders hail from France, Canada and Singapore. They love to travel and are scratching their own itch.

Gradeful is a Singaporean startup creating a mobile app to help parents, students, and teachers work better together.

Hobby Mash, the top team at Startup Weekend Manila, is building a web app to connect communities of shared interest together.

Jobs Bolega was chosen from Airtel Startup Weekend Gurgaon. This team is building a voice based social network aimed at blue-collar workers throughout Southeast Asia.

Kark Mobile Education won 1st place at Telkomsel Startup Bootcamp in Jakarta. They are an established mobile gaming company and will be exploring new directions in educational games.

Ontheroad makes a mobile app for traveling sales professionals. The founding duo hail from New Zealand.

Rocket Science Concepts consists of a Dutch trio who are building a collaborative travel application to help friends decide where to go together. In fact, they used the app to decide to come to Singapore.

Qryo are a team of geeks from the Philippines. They will be building apps based on QR codes with the aim of revolutionizing the future of print.

TribeHired is a referral recruiting application founded by a Malaysian.

Wildby puts toys on the cloud. The founders, based in Singapore, have deep experience in robotics and design.

For more information, visit JFDI.Asia

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