We’re excited to host our next Virtual Demo Day and introduce you to nine new companies from our Singapore cohort on 23rd July.
Since we launched EF’s first-ever virtual Demo Day earlier this year, much of the world has been disrupted and changed. It was certainly a challenging decision for us at the time, but the success of our sixth cohort in Asia has given us the confidence to launch our next cohort virtually as well. We had over 60 funds join us for the subsequent Office Hours to meet our team, and look forward to connecting many more with our seventh cohort.
Our seventh cohort in Singapore met each other for the first time in sunny Bintan, only six months ago – and none of us could have foreseen the changes they would overcome. These new founders and their fledgling companies have reimagined industries ranging from maternal ultrasounds, to waste management. They have launched their businesses, meeting customers and securing contracts over Zoom and not letting lockdowns here or abroad slow them down! One company on the cohort even went as far as setting up their own home-lab (legally, of course!), while social distancing prevented them from accessing the space and equipment they needed.
The team and I are truly proud of these individuals, and the companies they’ve built in these uncertain circumstances. Their grit, focus and discipline have enabled them to begin building valuable, customer-centric solutions — and they’re only at Day One.
Watch this space to hear more about Demo Day and our teams’ pitches.