program

Impact Collective is

100% Community Driven Virtual Program

Why you should apply

1.

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.  

2.

Fast Track Investment
Opportunity

Startups considered ready for immediate investment may be chosen to become part of the Fast Track, where startups receive investments without going through the entire program and competition.

3.

No fee nor equity
required

to join the program. The terms will be shared by the time of investment decision.

4.

Community-driven approach

Community-building, cohort establishment and networking will be a key focus during the entire program.

5.

Inclusive Community-based Judging

People in the community will have influence over which startup receives investment.

6.

Diverse
expert group

Problem-solving on demand. About 100+ Experts from Business, Human skills, Product, Impact field will be readily accessible at all times.

4 key elements

Impact Collective Camp
2-day fully online immersive experience of networking, knowledge-sharing and community building. During the Camp, startup teams will be meeting their regional and industry sector peers, as well as experts and partners of the program, while onboarding onto an amazing community. What's more, you don't have to leave your house or change out of your pyjamas!
Office Hours
Our industry and regional experts as well as social impact experts will help you formulate the best strategy for you to maximize social impacts and business outcomes.
Cross-border Launchbox​
The launchbox is a customized program for startups who want to go abroad. Our Regional Anchor Partners in each country will help you formulate your cross-border expansion strategy.
Community Activity
You will have fun and learn from each other during a series of curated activities. Our community consisting of people from all walks of life who care about social impacts will advocate for you throughout the program and even after the program.

Program Schedule

Applications end SEP 5th

Application Open
Due Diligence
Fast track investment starts

SEP 15 – 20th

Participant Onboarding

SEP 23rd

Welcome Call

SEP 29- 30th

Impact Collective Camp

MID DEC

Final Pitch

Office Hours
Community Activities
Cross-border Program

Program Schedule

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MAY 25th – AUG 20th

Application Open
Due Diligence
Fast track Investment Starts

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AUG 20 - 31th

Participant Onboarding

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SEP 1st

Welcome Call

SEP 8 - 10th

Impact Collective Camp

MID - NOV

Regional Pitch

NOV 27th

Final Pitch

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Office Hours

Community Activities

Cross-boarder Program

Meet some of the experts and judges
in Impact Collective community

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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”

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Joshua Tan

The Metagovernance Group, Oxford Univ.

A mathematician, AI expert, computer scientist, and startup veteran. Working on the governance of virtual worlds.

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Sinhae Lee

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.

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Sungtae Kim

Seoul National University Techno Holdings (STH)

An investment associate at STH. MBA at SNU, MS in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Univ. 

Amarit

Amarit Charoenphan

Techsauce,HUBBA

ASEAN Director, Impact Collective, Edmund Hillary Fellowship Fellow, Obama Fdn. Leader, Co-founder of HUBBA and TechSauce

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Charlotte Arribe

WFUNA

A mission-driven policy analyst, project manager and storyteller @ World Federation of United Nations Associations

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Taesung Kim

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

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Anthony Cabraal

Enspiral & EHF

Experience in early stage business development, marketing and growth strategy, startup acceleration, coaching and entrepreneurial community development.

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Yoseph Ayele

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 

3

Oko Davaasuren

Techstars

Mentor and support founders from the APAC region regularly. Management, leadership and cultural coaching

Founder and coach. Senior Director of Ecosystem Development at Techstars.

2

Tony Lyu

Korbit

An entrepreneur and traveler pondering the bigger questions in life. 

A board director at Korbit, Korea’s first cryptocurrency exchange.

4

Soranun Choochut

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.

6

Joohwan Jung

Kakao corp.

Love to mingle with various people, talk about the future we can change.

Head of Future Business Initiative at Kakao Corp. 

3

Michael Waitze

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

4

Rona Xie

Independent Investor

An independent thinker who values truth and a mother of two who believes in love.

Qianhe Capital, Chilton Investment, MBA at Stanford

1

Malcolm Collins

The Pragmatist Institute

Neuroscientist, Lecturer, VC, PE, Entrepreneur, and Startup Investor

CEO of TravelMax, MBA at Stanford

5

Woojae Myung

SNU Bundang Hospital

A psychiatrist @ Seoul National Univ Bundang Hospital. Expertise in genetics, epidemiology, neuroimaging, healthcare big data

6

Donghyun HAN

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

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Summer Park

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. 

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Joe Lim

WFUNA

Author and speaker on innovation, tech, and sustainable development; advisor to startups, enterprises, and youth.

World Federation of United Nations Associations

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Paul Meyers

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.

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Songyi Lee

Weave

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.

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Reza Jarral

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.

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Stephanie Arrowsmith

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

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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

5

Ben Richardson

Equinox Labs

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.

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Andrew Hoppin

CoverUS

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.

6

Archawat Chareonsilp

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. 

12

Chalinda Abeykoon

Lankan Angel Network

Helping entrepreneurs fine-tune their business model and become investor ready.

An entrepreneurial leader that creates value through strategic interventions.

7

Ed Baker

Self-employed

An entrepreneur and triathlete who loves to help startups grow.

An investor and advisor to various startups including Lime, Zwift, Whoop, GoPeer, and Playbook.

 

 

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Enkhbolor Gantulga

Humuun Co.

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. 

8

Patricia Lim

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.

11

San Baek

Moloco

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. 

6

Audrey Tan

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.

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Wai Kit SI TOU

UNESCAP

An economist who designs incentive systems to align individual interest with sustainable development.

10

Thunder Zhang

NexPCB

Accelerate IOT innovation into great, global business.

Founded NexPCB in Boston, in 2014, accelerated more than 35 countries’ hardware innovators

20

Jacqui Hocking

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.

8

Phil Ceulen

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. 

21

David Galipeau

SDGx Singapore

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.

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Soojin Lim

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.

18

Paul Ark

WeWork Labs

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.

19

Pahrada 'Mameaw' Sapprasert

500 TukTuks

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.

 

9

Jihoon Jeong

EM.Works

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.

12

Lalitha Wemel

Techstars

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.

15

Jeffrey Char

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. 

14

Aldrich Huang

CEO, MADSQUARE

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.

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Mano Huh

Kakao Corp.

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.

7

Nick Martin

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. 

8

Tony Lai

Stanford CodeX Center for Legal Informatics

Entrepreneur-lawyer unleashing collective potential at a human and systems level, through resonance, agency, belonging, and purpose.

 

 

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Joonheui Ahn

CEO, MADSQUARE

A serial entrepreneur with multiple successful businesses and expert in e-commerce and SEA market, connecting Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

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Youngjin Kim

Smilegate

A business expert with 15 years experience at Smilegate, Kakao, Neowiz, Com2us.

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James Park

Neoply

An expert in finance and investment

+30 more judges and experts will be announced in the next few days