South-East Asia’s first dedicated HR Tech accelerator launches in Singapore

Singapore 24 Jun 2020: The Workplace Accelerator –  South East Asia’s first dedicated accelerator to HR Tech start-ups has now opened for applications online.

The programme defines HR Tech as companies working on any of 5 key categories that include Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Productivity and Collaboration, HR & Admin and Workforce Management.

Prior to Covid-19, 70% of companies across Southeast Asia were looking to spend more on HR Tech according to industry reports.  It is believed this demand will only increase post Covid-19, given the acceleration of remote working and increased need for digital tools in the workplace.

Given the level of governmental support and funds made available for digitisation of the workplace as well as upskilling and reskilling workers across the region, the Workplace Accelerator is not alone in seeing the need for change.

The 12-week programme offers extensive support through hands on expert advisors who will work directly with the participants throughout the programme on each core area of their business.  The programme also provides access to a network of 50+ HR leaders acting as mentors as well as providing the companies with real world feedback and market access. 

The Workplace Accelerator is bringing together a network of business angel and venture capital investors to support the start-ups with financing and aims to create the next regional champions.

With the support of a highly experienced team, the Workplace Accelerator’s Founder &’s CEO, Daniel Callaghan, believes that:

“HR Tech has the power to be a force for good and help fight many battles to create a better and more enjoyable working world for all.  With 55% of the population in Southeast Asia now a millennial or younger, they are both expecting and demanding a digital experience at work.  The Workplace accelerator has the potential to help the region’s early stage ventures shape how the world’s fastest growing markets work.”

Other key partners in the HR Tech ecosystem are providing support to the start-ups of the Workplace Accelerator, including:

  • Malaysia’s Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC),
  • Veremark, the global background screening platform,
  • Unifier Ventures , the pan-continental venture fund,
  • Chapman V  A HR Focused investor and innovator-,
  • Vantage Capital Partners, a leading investment advisory focused on technology start-ups in Southeast Asia,
  • HRTechTank, a global HR Tech roadshow organiser
  • – a leading marketplace and advisory for HR Tech,
  • – a leading marketing tech and data provider for fast-growing HR Tech companies

Applications to the programme are now open at

About The Workplace Accelerator: 

The Workplace accelerator is APAC’s first dedicated HRTech focused programme specifically for businesses wanting to grow across Southeast Asia.  Entrepreneurs are supported by +50 advisors and mentors with expertise across HR, Technology, and venture building.  The accelerator provides participants with the hand on expertise and support to fuel their growth with the aim of becoming the category champions.

Entrepreneurs and start-ups can apply at  (cohort 1) until the end of July 2020 with the programme due to start on 8th October.

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