The online HUAWEI CLOUD Summit 2020 Singapore concluded earlier today, where global leading ICT provider Huawei called on deep tech companies in Asia Pacific to participate in the Huawei Spark accelerator programme. Centralised in Singapore, the hybrid global startup accelerator programme aims to incubate and accelerate startup growth and build an ecosystem for startups in the region.
Eligible startups will receive Huawei’s mentorship, go-to-market, and ecosystem support, and will also gain access to Huawei’s unique ecosystem of resources through a three-tiered ‘sell-to, sell-with, and sell-through’ model named Spark Fire. Through this model, Huawei could be the first potential client for these startups, and will engage with them as business partners, giving startups access to its wide-ranging enterprise client portfolio globally.
Organised by HUAWEI CLOUD in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and Startup SG, Huawei Spark will be kicked off in Singapore as a startup competition focused on firms with the use of 5G, AI/Machine Learning & Analytics, IoT, Mobile Edge Computing, and Mobile & SaaS Applications, with applications open until 4 October.
Huawei has received more than 200 applications from Singapore startups since applications opened on 10 August, and the final top 2 winners will be fast-tracked to compete as one of the Top 100 global startups at SLINGSHOT 2020, part of SLINGSHOT x SWITCH, and will also be awarded US$125,000 in Cloud Credits, a S$30,000 Startup SG Grant, and admission to the Accelerator tier.
Andy Wei, Managing Director of Singapore HUAWEI CLOUD, said, “HUAWEI CLOUD is committed to building a robust ecosystem for shared success. In Singapore, we will continue to support and enable our partners as well as invest in talent cultivation and joint solution innovation through programmes like Huawei Spark and the AI Lab. By leveraging our collaborative Connectivity + Computing + Cloud synergy, we are able to provide an intelligent, automated, information-driven platform for partners’ content, applications, and algorithms. Together, we will build a thriving ecosystem and usher in a fully connected, intelligent world moving forward.”