Impact Collective is
100% Community Driven Virtual Program
Why you should apply
Investments and Pilot Project Opportunities
Startups will have great exposure to various investment opportunities throughout the entire program as Impact Collective Fund (run by TheVentures) and its co-investment partners actively seek startups to invest in. In some cases, pilot projects in cooperation with a specific Regional Anchor Partners or specific city could be launched.
Fast Track Investment
No fee nor equity
Community-building, cohort establishment and networking will be a key focus during the entire program.
Inclusive Community-based Judging
4 key elements
Fast track investment starts
SEPT 1 – 5
SEPT 6 – 9
SEP 13 – Nov 7
Impact Session & Theme Session
Office Hours & Homegroup
Nov 8 – 12
Impact Collective Camp
Ecosystem Mapping & Policy Dialogue
MAY 25th – AUG 20th
Fast track Investment Starts
AUG 20 - 31th
SEP 8 - 10th
Impact Collective Camp
MID - NOV
Meet some of the experts and judges
in Impact Collective community
Primavera de Filippi
The Metagovernance Group, Harvard Univ.
A legal scholar, Internet activist and artist, whose work focuses on the blockchain, peer production communities and copyright law. The author of “Blockchain and the Law”
The Metagovernance Group, Oxford Univ.
A mathematician, AI expert, computer scientist, and startup veteran. Working on the governance of virtual worlds.
A partner at GBIC
Currently leading blockchain investments and accelerating robust projects at GBIC. Deeply involved in the FinTech/blockchain industry in Silicon Valley. MBA at Stanford.
Seoul National University Techno Holdings (STH)
An investment associate at STH. MBA at SNU, MS in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Univ.
ASEAN Director, Impact Collective, Edmund Hillary Fellowship Fellow, Obama Fdn. Leader, Co-founder of HUBBA and TechSauce
A mission-driven policy analyst, project manager and storyteller @ World Federation of United Nations Associations
A partner at TheVentures
A serial entrepreneur and smart city / mobility expert.
Founder and CEO of Parking Square (acquired by Kakao).
Director of Kakao Mobility
Enspiral & EHF
Experience in early stage business development, marketing and growth strategy, startup acceleration, coaching and entrepreneurial community development.
Edmund Hillary Fellowship
A global citizen building bridges through entrepreneurship.
Founder & CEO of EHF, a network of global entrepreneurs and investors who are tackling global challenges
Mentor and support founders from the APAC region regularly. Management, leadership and cultural coaching
Founder and coach. Senior Director of Ecosystem Development at Techstars.
An entrepreneur and traveler pondering the bigger questions in life.
A board director at Korbit, Korea’s first cryptocurrency exchange.
Thus Co. Ltd.
Be freedom to create, be passionated to design and be inspired to change the world.
Certified executive coach, Board of director in innovation and Full stack designer.
Love to mingle with various people, talk about the future we can change.
Head of Future Business Initiative at Kakao Corp.
Michael Waitze Media
20 years in global fiance and startup investing. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs.
Founder of Michael Waitze Media and Morphosis Capital Partners
An independent thinker who values truth and a mother of two who believes in love.
Qianhe Capital, Chilton Investment, MBA at Stanford
The Pragmatist Institute
Neuroscientist, Lecturer, VC, PE, Entrepreneur, and Startup Investor
CEO of TravelMax, MBA at Stanford
SNU Bundang Hospital
A psychiatrist @ Seoul National Univ Bundang Hospital. Expertise in genetics, epidemiology, neuroimaging, healthcare big data
ST Invictus Partners Limited
20 years experience as a venture capitalist in Korea, HK, China, with recent focus on inequality issues and climate changes.
Blue Run Korea, KT, SAIF Partners, Softbank Korea, MBA at Stanford
Director at TKN Advisors
A startup investor connecting Korea and India. A mentor/judge at Citypreneurs Program. 10 years experience as a co-founder of several startups in the US and Korea.
Author and speaker on innovation, tech, and sustainable development; advisor to startups, enterprises, and youth.
World Federation of United Nations Associations
Acumula Pte Ltd
A serial entrepreneur and Asian digital veteran, helping to build Asia’s start-up ecosystem over the past 25+ years.
He has deep experience and relationships with founders, investors and accelerators across the region.
An entrepreneur and collective builder, using technology for impact.
She is passionate about building a globally collaborative economy with purpose-driven entrepreneurs and emerging technologies.
Tech Futures Lab
Primary care physician and Edmund Hillary Fellow exploring the best in digital innovation and responsible design, with a dream to democratize well-being.
Integrating the best of cutting edge AI with a human touch.
The Incubation Network
Passionate about systems change and ecosystem building, I design programs and networks that facilitate collaboration among entrepreneurs and organizations with a mission to improve the world.
Fouder of Impact Hub Jakarta
Taisuke Alex Odajima
EDGEof Innovation, LLC
Always want to work on the “Zero to One” process.
Worked with over 20 embassies to support their young startups enter the Japanese market, supporting the startup ecosystem as advisor for the Shibuya district in Tokyo
An international speaker, and technology leader with a passion for bleeding-edge technologies.
An Aerospace Engineer and a portfolio of startup companies and tech projects (two alive, two acquired, many dead) that I built by teaching myself to design and code.
An open source govtech entrepreneur, former government CIO and angel investor passionate about contributing to ventures that build a more decentralized, egalitarian and democratic planet.
CEO of CoverUS, which aims to drive towards a more efficient and effective US health care system.
Thus Co. Ltd.
Passionate about people and environment. Keen to support sustainable development projects and helping to narrow inequality.
Senior Corporate Leader with over 25 years experience with leading companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Philip Morris.
Lankan Angel Network
Helping entrepreneurs fine-tune their business model and become investor ready.
An entrepreneurial leader that creates value through strategic interventions.
An entrepreneur and triathlete who loves to help startups grow.
An investor and advisor to various startups including Lime, Zwift, Whoop, GoPeer, and Playbook.
Design thinking addict, Innovation junkie, Fond of new perspectives, Mindset adjunct. Food lover. Adventurer. Traveler.
Astute, dynamic, and diligent professional with extensive knowledge in all phases of financial and economics settings.
Circles of Angels
A yogi, dancer and an workaholic that live life to the fullest !
The greatest positive impact is championing, mentoring, guiding, and investing in the SE including empowering the young entrepreneurs to connect and influence the impact ecosystem via technology.
A fearless executor with a lofty dream, a tender heart, and a bad sense of humor.
Leading high-performing teams and develop strategy and processes to unlock growth. Advising multiple social entrepreneurs.
Circles of Angels / PlayMoolah
An aspiring futurist and social entrepreneur who cares about systems solutions to a flourishing life and planet.
Be of service especially in the impact tracking, blockchain technologies space.
Wai Kit SI TOU
An economist who designs incentive systems to align individual interest with sustainable development.
Accelerate IOT innovation into great, global business.
Founded NexPCB in Boston, in 2014, accelerated more than 35 countries’ hardware innovators
VSStory & Komo Collective
Systemic change happens at the speed of love.
After sailing around the world with a UN Global Climate Expedition as a documentary filmmaker from age 17-20. Her vision is for businesses to become the solution for the world’s problems and not the cause. Forbes30U30 and a selected nominee for EY entrepreneur of the year 2020.
Creative Enterprise Australia
Passionate about entrepreneurship communities and ecosystems, startup programs and innovation.
A startup community leader who has worked closely with communities across Belgium, Southeast Asia and Australia. He is passionate about building ecosystems and exploring emerging technologies with early stage founders.
An accidental hybrid technology junkie who has finally found his place.
A floor trader, a corporate executive, a dotcom startup entrepreneur, deep technology researcher, university lecturer and with the United Nations. Currently, Lecturer at the UN Staff College, Director of the Yunus Near Future Lab and Co-Founder of SDGx Singapore.
Fairsquare Lab & Mosaic
An entrepreneur working for an internet service and game portal company since 1999.
Strong understanding of trend services and game contents
Skill set in market insight, new contents analysis & improvement, new service marketing.
Trans-patriate working at the intersection of business, innovation, and sustainability.
Have helped 3 multi-national retailers break into and expand into China and other markets in Asia Pacific, helped build a non-profit organization that has raised US$500,000 in scholarship funds to send nearly 100 Maasai girls in Kenya, and ran Thailand’s largest corporate venture capital fund investing in 10 markets around the world.
Pahrada 'Mameaw' Sapprasert
A foodie Venture Capitalist making impact one at a time.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree 2018 — recognized by Forbes as one of the influential Venture Capitalists in Asia Pacific, and also listed on Generation T 2019 by Asia Tatler as a young leader who shapes Asia’s future.
A writer making the great story becoming reality.
My main interests are intersections of technology and society by serving in various roles including general physician, research scientist, book writer, professor, startup advisor and angel investor.
A coffee lover building thriving startup ecosystems, one founder at a time.
A Regional Director of Community for APAC at Techstars. Since 2015, she has overseen partnerships, programming and startup ecosystems development across the region.
J-Seed Ventures, Inc.
Chocoholic who loves to start companies in order to solve problems.
A serial entrepreneur and investor focusing on renewable energy also a professor at IE Business School (Spain), Doshisha Business School (Japan) and National University of Management (Cambodia) and teach about entrepreneurship and venture financing.
A swimmer with design thinking to debug the world.
Several years of working experiences in the field of legal, business development, and customer experience, and I firmly believe that better user experience will bring joy to your users and diversity will lead you to the success.
A friendly troubleshooter for the business.
Previously a co-founder of Sunnyloft which was acquired by Kakao Corp. in 2013. Have in depth experience in strategy, business development, investments partnerships in Kakao Corp. Also spent some time in SEA region between 2013 and 2015 for Kakao’s overseas effort.
Draper Startup House
Supporting founders around strategy for technology, venture and learning.
A start up founder and worked subsequently in VC, investing in start-ups across South East Asia at early stage. Now advising start-ups from Draper Startup House as a Venture Partner, whilst I grow my new business focusing on technology, venture and learning.
Stanford CodeX Center for Legal Informatics
Entrepreneur-lawyer unleashing collective potential at a human and systems level, through resonance, agency, belonging, and purpose.
A serial entrepreneur with multiple successful businesses and expert in e-commerce and SEA market, connecting Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.
A business expert with 15 years experience at Smilegate, Kakao, Neowiz, Com2us.
An expert in finance and investment