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FWD Start-Up Studio Pre-Accelerator Programme Cohort 4, Top 8 Finalists Announced

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The Top 8 finalists for the fourth cohort of Pre-Accelerator Programme, Alpha Startups™for Insurtech, were revealed today by FWD Start-Up Studio and 1337 Ventures. 

The pre-accelerator was launched in 2021 to help entrepreneurs in Malaysia ideate, validate and fine-tune their product-market fit and scale their business within the Fintech, Insurtech & Takafultech, and Islamic Fintech industry.  

Over the course of 8-weeks, the Top 8 startups will receive specialised coaching and mentoring from subject matter experts who will provide the tools and solutions to refine their minimum viable product (MVP).  

These startups will also be given the opportunity to network with industry partners and corporates. Here are the 8 startups that have been selected: 

WeHantar is a digital logistics company that aims to further connect ASEAN individuals and businesses by providing an intra-ASEAN door to door (D2D) delivery service for a fixed price up to 75kg per box with high delivery time adherence.

Wahine Capital is a women sensitive platform to kickstart your journey in creating a financially secure future – introducing W, the digital vault.

Web3Gate is a token gating solution that enables token owners and verifiers to safely authenticate ownership of Tokens (ex: NFTs) while eliminating any chance of theft or loss.

NEXFTS enables the real time trading of collectibles by tokenising them into NFTs.

MakeTimePay is a gig employment marketplace for organisations from all industries seeking people of all skillsets and all ranks. Absolutely anyone looking for income can connect with a contract task then use their earned fee as a saving, an investment, to self insure, upskill or spend with a retail loyalty program.

Handibee home warranty is an annual renewable service contract that provides peace of mind and covers repairing or replacing important appliances and systems components that malfunction due to wear and tear.

HappyPreggie is a holistic support and care system for families that offers digital access to expertise from family planning, and pregnancy to parenting, anytime anywhere.

Carpedia is a talent platform that manages the supply of gig workers to logistic players.

The culmination of the Alpha Startups™ for Insurtech Pre-Accelerator Programme will be the Demo Day in January 2023, where the Top 8 will be pitching their start-ups. The top two winners from the Demo Day will each receive a funding of RM150,000 alongside other perks and benefits.

Discover more about FWD Start-up Studio Pre-Accelerator, for more information visit https://fwdstartupstudio.com/pre-accelerator. 

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