2015/07/02
Orange Fab Asia, 3-month startup accelerator program, held a Demo Day in Tokyo on July 1st. Orange Fab Asia aims to help Asian startups from the region to go global with products and services that benefit Orange and its customers. The program is held in Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei and managed by Orange Japan, an innovation center of Orange. In addition to 15 startups in the Spring 2015 season of Orange Fab Asia from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, 3 startups who won a prize at Orange Fab Asia Pitch Competition in Singapore held in May 29th, and 3 startups from Creative Economy & Innovation Center in Korea selected by KT, with which Orange has a partnership in startup acceleration, pitched and showcased their services to the audience from global industries and VCs. The event was also supported by French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan and Business France (French government agency for export and investment). 3 startups recommended by the two organizations joined in the event for demonstration at booths. In total, 24 startups below participated in the Demo Day. Orange Fab Asia in Tokyo: Aquabit Spirals, Capy, Fuller, NAIN, Scentee Orange Fab Asia in Seoul: dot, Frasen, MtoV, NEOFECT, Pied Piper Orange Fab Asia in Taipei: Absolute Technology, docceo, iStaging, jrsys, PowerWoW Technology Pitch Competition in Singapore: 6Estates, Crayon Data, igloohome CEIC(KT): GOQUAL, Ottchil Lab, Video Factory CCIFJ recommends: Anyware Video, Outstanding Technology Business France recommends: IDEAQUEST As the new initiative from the next season, Orange Fab Asia announced to launch Startup Exchange Program with 2 accelerators overseas, NUMA in Paris and Infocomm Investment in Singapore. The program allows Orange Fab Asia startups including from the past seasons would have benefit to use the office space, to have mentoring from these accelerator programs, and to attend various events held in these accelerators. Alternatively, Orange Fab Asia will receive startups from the 2 accelerators in its Tokyo office to provide office space and mentoring. Orange Fab Asia also announced to open calling for applications for Fall 2015 season’s program in Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei. Information session for the program will be held on July 13th at Orange Japan office. Registration for the session is here. IMG_20150701_153602 DSC_7273(001) DSC_7299(001) DSC_6983(001)

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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 155,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2015, including 98,000 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 247 million customers worldwide at 31 March 2015, including 188 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customers’ needs at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks

about Orange Labs Japan/Korea/Taiwan

Orange Labs Japan/Korea/Taiwan, a subsidiary of Orange and created in July 2001, is in the center of the highly innovative Japanese/Korean/Taiwanese ecosystem. The Labs leverages this position to anticipate new trends and deliver differentiating products and services to the Group, inspired by and developed in collaboration with our regional partners.