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Meet the last three teams in our series – they are Dharma, uHoo and Biorithm.

Many of us are often seated at work, spending the bulk of our time sitting. Darma provides a smart cushion, to help individuals sit healthier, smarter and reduce issues such as back pain and headaches. Learn more at: http://www.darma.co

uHoo has developed an indoor air quality sensor to help consumers prevent asthma and rhinitis amongst other respiratory conditions by better understanding the air they’re breathing. Learn more about uHoo: https://uhooair.com/

Biorithm’s vision is to provide consumers with a doctor’s assistant in their pockets. They’re helping doctors monitor larger populations in order to administer timely, effective treatments. Learn more here: http://www.bio-rithm.com/

This week we meet JustMove and Vault Dragon HealthCare

JustMove’s personalised fitness tracking app makes healthy living fun, and also helps companies and insurance corporations lower claims and increase consumer engagement. Download the app here: http://www.justmoveapp.com/

Vault Dragon Healthcare is a secure cloud platform where patient records can be stored and easily accessible by the patients themselves, speeding up the treatment process. Learn more at : http://vaultdragonhealthcare.com/

Next in the meet the teams series are Team 8 and iWithin.

Team8 is a connectable watch for kids (aged 6-12 years old), providing a gamified solution to combat obesity and promote healthy habits. With the watch and online app, kids can create superhero teams and complete challenges to gain more points. Visit: http://the-odysseus.com/ to learn more!

There are billions of people in the world struggling with stress. iWithin provides an conversational avatar solution that interfaces with consumers to help them understand and manage stress. You find out more about iWithin here: http://www.iwithin.com/

Learn more about Smartmissimo, a startup in the AIA/Konica Minolta accelerator cohort, and their product, Powerdot, which helps activate and target specific muscles in your workout. This is the first in an eight-part series introducing the eight teams participating in the programme.

The learn more about Smartmissimo and the PowerDot, click here.

Speaker Session with Sundeep Sahni about “Execution” Sahni has a lot of hands on experience when it comes to startups. He was previously the co-founder and Managing Director of Lazada Indonesia, a successful e-commerce platform, and is currently Vice President of New Initiatives at Ola, which is the Uber of India. If you want to learn about how to compete with existing tech giants such as Uber, Sahni is your man. Uber is currently operational in only 26 cities around India, compared to Ola’s 102 cities.[1]

Sahni covered a myriad of topics including: celebrating wins, marketing, competitive advantage, technology (what he calls the “only thing that is long term”), team recruitment /Team building & measuring a business.

Here are some words of wisdom he shared:

“Hire slowly, fire quickly – go with your gut or push the person to prove themselves”

”Measure your business: have 3 to 5 measurable KPIs daily pushed to your team”

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Lunch at the Tower Club with the heads of AIA. The teams had lunch with Keng Hooi Ng, Regional CEO of AIA, and Patrick Teow, CEO of AIA Singapore, at the prestigious Tower Club located in the heart of Singapore’s business district. The group discussed the future of HealthCare and their solutions whilst overlooking the city.

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Clinic #2 on “Clinical Insights and Needs” from Dr. Anthony Tang from the agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star). A*Star is “Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, they collaborate with their partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society[2]

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[1] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Ubers-new-friends-Recruiters-who-earn-lakhs-in-referrals/articleshow/52613104.cms

[2] https://www.a-star.edu.sg/

Nest Hong Kong in Singapore: There are always heated debates between who is better: Hong Kong or Singapore? We think that both cities are at their best when they work together. This week a number of members from the Hong Kong Nest team -Lawrence Morgan (CEO), Karen Arndt (COO) and Jess Cheung (Global Brand Strategy)- flew over to meet with the cohort as well as collaborate with the Singapore Team.

Lawrence gave a speaker session on business strategy, during which he shared a motivational  Ted talk from Simon Sinek about how great leaders inspire action. Simon’s core belief: to start with the question “why?”

He also challenged the founders with his favorite brain teaser to emphasize the importance of lateral thinking. If you are up for testing out you ability to think outside the box, try it out yourself here.

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First Clinic Held by Konica Minolta: The clinic is a series of workshops that address a very specific topic in HealthCare by engaging a expert in the field. The inaugural session was about “Business model innovation for healthcare & grants in Singapore.” and was run by Dr Loke Wai Chiong, one of the accelerator programme’s mentors. Dr. Chiong has a diverse background in the Healthcare world, ranging from being a licensed physician, to HR, consulting, assisting Government organizations, to his current position as Project Director of his own startup Sheares Healthcare management.

If you’re interested in this week’s clinic, check out a recommended lecture from Dr. Loke Wai Chiong here.AIA-KM Clinic Business model innovation for healthcare & grants 2 (2016-05-19)

The startups fight it out: The startup founders got a rare chance to blow off some steam at a Muay Thai lesson. It definitely takes a great deal of fighting spirit to make it as an entrepreneur, and after seeing them throw some real punches, we think they have what it takes!Picture1

uHoo IndieGoGo update: After less than a month, the uHoo team have raised $67,206USD (as of May 31st), supported by 331 backers. The campaign closes in 10 days – so don’t miss your chance to support clean air and grab your first uHoo at a discount here.

A number teams attended InnovFest Unbound this year. The festival is the anchor event of Smart Nation Innovations, a week-long series of events that showcase innovative developments from Asia’s media-tech sphere. During the event, the teams had the opportunity to showcase their startups and present their products to potential investors and partners. Check out the gallery below:

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AIA-KM Team8 @ Innovfest (2016-05-17)

AIA-KM VD Healthcare @ Innovfest 7 (2016-05-17)

 

The inaugural AIA/KM accelerator program just kicked off and we had the pleasure of meeting the eight startups who we will be joining in the trenches for the next 12 weeks. It is a diverse group, hand picked from a pool of 125 applications from 30 countries.  Here’s who is involved:

Smartmissimo, Singapore, Wearable Tech/Muscle Rehab – The startup created the PowerDot, a compact medical grade (Class 2) electrical muscle stimulator, cleared by EU MDD (CE-marked) and US FDA, which can be applied to 14 muscle groups on the body and is a cutting edge way to treat muscle injuries.

Darma Inc., USA, Smart Cushion –Darma is the fitbit for sitting. It is the world’s first “inactivity tracker” – a non invasive smart cushion to monitor your sitting habits and improve your physical and mental health. Darma uses novel sensor technology and algorithms to offer actionable guidance to improve posture, balance sitting time and reduce stress.

Vault Dragon Healthcare, Singapore, EMR – Vault dragon aims to provide a cloud-based, patient-centric platform for users to have secure, real-time access to their health records, and allows them to review and update changes to their biodata. Patients can also communicate with their doctors through the platform, as well as review past test results and prescriptions from any prior visits to their healthcare provider.

uHoo, Singapore, Air Quality Sensor – uHoo is an indoor air quality sensor that understands how the air you breathe affects your health in order to provide you with personalized alerts.

iWithin, Australia, AI/Risk Management/Onboarding – iWithin combines the latest technology and scientific research, with the best of thousands of years of spiritual wisdom, meditation, yoga, nutrition and exercise to create an app and web based platform that gives users their very own pocket guru. The more users that engage with iWithin, the more powerful iWithin becomes at generating antidotes as it utilises self-learning to discover what is most effective for particular issues and types of people.

Team8, Paris, Wearable Tech – Team8 is a connectable watch for kids (6-12 years old) which provides a gamified solution to combat obesity and various unhealthy habits.

Biorithm, Singapore, Remote Diagnostics – Biorithim provides medical signal processing solutions and device design for continuous monitoring purposes with an eye on addressing data security, visualisations and usability.

Just Move, New Delhi, Wellness – Wellness provides SaaS consumer and corporate wellness solutions that deliver instant and long term engagement hooks to drive tangible improvement in health outcomes. It is dynamically delivered via mobile apps and web platforms.

Over the next 12-weeks, eight startups will take part in an intensive programme to help them to rapidly grow and scale their businesses. Each week the teams will learn about a particular aspect of running a successful company through seminars, workshops and one-on-one mentoring. All of which culminates in a Demo Day where they will pitch to a room full of investors and industry experts.  For a sneak peak of what’s to come for these teams, check out the AIA accelerator in Hong Kong where they just held its second demo day event!