Generative AI
Accelerate Cohort 2024

Demo Day @ Innofest
29th May, 1:30PM
Singapore Expo

NUS Enterprise - Microsoft Generative AI Programme

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About the programme

The Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Accelerate programme, champions the advancement of early-stage generative AI start-ups in Asia. Organised by NUS Enterprise through its flagship global start-up development platform BLOCK71, in collaboration with industry leader Microsoft, it provides a dynamic launchpad. Through curated curriculum, events and collaborative spaces, we foster an environment where the immense potential of generative AI applications is explored.

A pioneering programme, we seek to identify promising Pre-Seed to Pre-A start-ups using generative AI models that have compelling use case validation and help to accelerate their growth in reaching their next technology and/or business milestone with an 8-week programme and 16-week support in our Southeast Asian ecosystem.

Meet the Gen AI 2024 cohort

Company Description

Ara has developed AI-powered debt resolution software designed
to enhance individuals' financial well-being while simultaneously
lowering our clients' operational and capital expenditures.

Product Description

Our AI-driven software engages debtors via messaging platforms,
negotiating full repayment or debt restructuring. Rules-based
automation ensures compliance with client SLAs, offering tailored
repayment plans. Debtors can pay directly through our platform,
expediting funds to the client.


Company Description

Addlly AI app is a comprehensive suite of workflow tools,
leveraging Gen AI for end-to-end content creation without prompt

Product Description

Addlly AI’s suite of tools include a 1-click blog writer, SEO Co-Pilot
writer, Social Media post generator, AI Image generator, Press
Release Creator, Newsletter writer, E-commerce writer and Ad copy
writer, designed to streamline the content creation cycle.


Company Description

We are on a mission to give people more options towards their
health, and well-being, and unlock their true potential using DNA

Product Description

We are developing a smart DNA-Tech platform that allows
consumers to find reliable wellness solutions online, and use their
DNA reports (if they have done one) to find compatible solutions, as
well as unlock predictive insights on their health, personality,
fitness, nutrition, career, etc using AI.


Company Description

HealthBridgeAI harnesses the power of Generative AI to create a
seamless bridge between doctors and patients, leading to improved
patient outcomes through personalised healthcare.

Product Description

At HealthBridgeAI, we've developed JarvisMD, a Generative AI
powered clinical assistant for doctors, and AIVAH, a Generative AI
powered health assistant for patients. Together, they connect
seamlessly to reduce administrative burden and prevent doctor
burnout, cut patient wait times, and provide 24/7 trusted health
advice, improving patient access and care.


Company Description

FollowTrade is a social trading app that facilitates easy sharing and
following of investment journeys among families and friends.

Product Description

ChatLearning is a gamified messaging app designed for peer
learning within groups. Its features includes Gen AI-assisted
evaluation, Collaborative peer learning, and Gamifying individual
and group Merit.


Company Description

Lalia Private Limited is an NUS-funded Edutech start-up focused on
empowering learners to create their own educational paths based
on their interests.

Product Description

Lingosnap transforms everyday moments into language learning
opportunities. Simply snap a picture of any object, and Lingosnap
instantly provides translations of related words, phrases, or
sentences. With its real-time and experiential approach, Lingosnap
seamlessly integrates language learning into your daily life, making
the process more enjoyable and the information more memorable.


Company Description

Ledgerowl is a tech SaaS company assisting businesses with their
accounting and back office needs. We firmly believe that traditional
accounting can be done in a modern and more efficient way using

Product Description

Ledgerowl’s Pevita is an AI-powered platform to automate tasks
involved in bookkeeping – ranging from data collection, data entry,
and reconciliation to the classification of transactions.


Company Description

Seasoned Co-Founders (e.g., one of the first employees at Yelp)
with a proven track record of launching and scaling successful
products (e.g., growing user bases up to 100M). Backed by a
leading VC, our mission is to empower users to work more
efficiently, freeing up time for more value-added tasks.

Product Description

An AI-powered Personal Assistant designed to streamline your
work: it can help you with daily tasks, such as scheduling meetings,
drafting emails, locating files, summarizing lengthy email or Slack
threads, etc.


Company Description

Pebblely started in January 2023, applying generative image
technologies to help e-commerce businesses create high quality
marketing assets.

Product Description

Pebblely Fashion lets fashion brands turn their flatlay clothing
photos into on-model photos for their catalogue, social media, and
ads. All users have to do is upload a photo of their clothes and
describe the model and background they want. Each image takes
just 20 seconds and costs less than a dollar.


Company Description is a Generative AI startup that aims to make complex
analysis more easily accessible without users learning highly
technical skills

Product Description is a Voice of Customer (VoC) listening tool that is powered
by Generative AI. The software acts as your customer analysis
partner, reducing hours spent on analyzing all your different
sources of customer data from calls, reviews and notes to pick up
key customer insights rapidly so that you can make higher impact
decisions with confidence


Organising partners

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Programme partners (BLOCK71 Southeast Asia partners)

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Why join?

For early-stage Generative AI start-ups, this programme accelerates your journey to the next level. Whether your focus is on business expansion or technological advancements, you can receive tailored support and position your start-up at the forefront of generative AI innovation in the region. This is your exclusive invitation to become a part of our dynamic ecosystem and leverage strategic partnerships that will propel your generative AI start-ups towards its next significant milestones!

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Expert advice on your integration and optimisation needs to build a sustainable technology stack for Generative AI.

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Network of mentors, investors and founders who are passionate about growing Generative AI in the region to journey with you.

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Collaborative work space for you to immerse in Southeast Asia’s start-up ecosystem in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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Up to $150k in Azure credits with access to OpenAI, Office 365 and MS account managed support.

Programme timeline

The Generative AI Accelerate programme unfolds across a strategic timeline designed to propel the growth and potential of early-stage start-ups with existing and early products. The comprehensive journey spans key phases:

  • Application

    Application window is open until 21 Feb 2024

    Look out for live AI events and information sessions to be held in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam between 23 and 30 Jan 2024!

  • Shortlisting

    29 Feb to early March 2024

  • Structured Programme

    8 week programme from 26 Mar to 21 May 2024

    Focused support to accelerate progress towards your next tech and/or business milestone!

  • Ecosystem Support

    Co-working incubation support at BLOCK71 Southeast Asian nodes from end March to end Jul 2024

  • Demo Day

    Showcase of participating start-ups 29th May 2024

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    In order for you to be eligible for the programme:

    • Your start-up must be a legally registered for-profit business entity in Asia.
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be a core part of your solution offering, with existing use case application(s) developed or being developing using Generative AI.
    • You should have an active presence or keen interest in growing your business in Southeast Asia.
    • Your start-up has not gone through a Series A or later funding round.
    • Your start-up must be privately held.
    • Your start-up is not an educational institution, government entity, personal blog, dev shop, consultancy, agency, bitcoin, or crypto mining company.

    About the Organising Partners

    NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach. Its initiatives and global connections support a range of entrepreneurial journeys and foster ecosystem building in new markets. These initiatives augment and complement the University’s academic programmes and act as a unique bridge to industry well beyond Singapore’s shores.

    For more information, please visit

    BLOCK71 is an initiative by NUS Enterprise in collaborative and strategic partnerships with established corporates and government agencies. It is a technology-focused ecosystem builder and global business connector which catalyses and aggregates the start-up community, as well as spearheads new initiatives and provides mentorship and growth opportunities in local and global markets. BLOCK71 has supported the growth of 1600+ startups since its establishment in 2011 and has developed presence in 6 countries: Singapore, United States, China, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.

    Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

    For all enquires regarding the programme, please email Follow BLOCK71 Singapore for latest programme updates!

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