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ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator Roadshow in Manila


Accelerating Asia is coming to The Philippines.

Accelerating Asia is coming to Manila to recruit for our next cohort of startups for our ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator.

Join us for this one night in your city to pitch your startup to our team for a chance to skip the application process and get your startup shortlisted to our Top 50 interview stage. We’re looking for startups with a focus on developing smart cities solutions.

Join the ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator team at this event and receive:

✅ Insider information on what we’re looking for in a startup

✅ How to apply

✅ The opportunity to pitch your startup to our team and receive feedback

✅ Networking, food and drinks after the event

**Note: this is event is for startup founders only.

**Please rsvp via Eventbrite to apply to attend this event.


✅ Only select startups will be invited to participate in the Pitch Competition.

✅ Startup will have 1 minute to pitch to the ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator team.

✅ Please provide the URL link to your pitch deck on our Eventbrite page to register for this competition. The ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator Team will confirm if you will be participating in the pitch session.


✅ 6pm - 630pm: Arrival & Registration

✅ 630pm - 7pm: Accelerating Asia and ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator Presentation

✅ 7pm - 730pm: Pitch Competition

✅ 730pm to 830pm - Networking

**Note: this is event is for startup founders only. Please contact if you are not a startup founder.

About the ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator:

The ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator (ASCA) is a startup accelerator program supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Accelerating Asia.

ASCA aims to provide startups from ASEAN countries with the opportunity and resources to take things to the next level. Two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, according to the United Nations. This will put immense pressure on cities to provide everyday essentials like clean air, affordable and safe public transport, and reliable infrastructure. There is still a lot of work to be done and we believe startups are uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges cities face today and in the future.

The ASCA program is split into two parts starting with a three-month program in Singapore, following by four months of remote support, a Demo Day and access to Accelerating Asia’s regional mentor and investor network.

The program offers:

✅ Up to S$40,000 equity free investment

✅ Access to top quality mentors, investors and founders

✅ Access to the dedicated ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator team including an Entrepreneur in Residence who will work closely with startups during the program

✅ Office space in downtown Singapore during the program

✅ Benefits from companies that support us including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Hubspot, Strip and more

🔴 Applications for ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator Cohort 1 are now open! Please apply: