#CrowdChat with Hugh Mason: Accelerating Asia’s Innovation Ecosystem

Written by Priti Ambani

Mar 2, 2013

Asia is currently one of the most exciting and fast-growing hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship in the world. Within this regional ecosystem, the Singapore-based innovation academy JFDI.Asia has built an extraordinary community of practitioners who accelerate, finance, and teach new startups.


UnknownWe are thrilled to have JFDI.Asia cofounder Hugh Mason join us on #Crowdchat March 6, 8pm SGT (7am EST) to talk about how innovation is accelerating in Asia, and explain JFDI.Asia’s role in transforming ideas into valuable young businesses. JFDI.Asia ’s accelerator program has an astoundingly high 60% success rate, taking groups of entrepreneurs from concept to investment in 100 days.

A successful entrepreneur and investor, Hugh has mentored over 300 innovative ideas, people, and companies in his journey to build companies around creative people. In this #Crowdchat we will explore the culture of innovation in Asia and what it takes to thrive as a startup in this region today. As always, we’ll be opening the floor for questions! What would you like to ask Hugh?




Party Details:

What: Hugh Mason: Accelerating Asia’s Innovation Ecosystem
When: Wednesday, March 6th: 8pm SGT | 7am EST | (Check time in your zone)
Where: Twitter hashtag #CrowdChat
Who to Follow/Panelists:@HughMason@lplus@crowdasia@rskemps
Moderators: @Crowdweek
Brand: @JFDIAsia

Some of the Twitter Questions we will be asking:
Q1. JFDI believes innovation is evolving from an art into a science. Is innovation something that can be learned?
Q2. Beyond financing, what are three crucial resources for launching a successful startup in Asia?

We look forward to chatting with Hugh, join us!

About Author

About Author

Priti Ambani

Priti Ambani is the Global Media Director at Crowdsourcing Week, a thought leader and prominent writer on social and environmental enterprises, start-ups and Web 2.0 businesses. As the Director and Managing Editor of Ecopreneurist, Priti has been instrumental in growing the site into a notable social business resource. Specializing in her ability to work with impact organizations from the ground up, Priti has developed successful business and communications strategies for fledgling start-ups, social and environmental enterprises. She also serves as a sustainability consultant at GreenDen consultancy and advises on CSR and the triple bottom line. Priti is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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