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"Southeast Asia's First
Corporate AI Accelerator"


“RISE.AI”, Southeast Asia’s First Corporate AI Accelerator program that will bring in 30 best-in-class AI startups from all over the world to Southeast Asia. Startups will work intensively with the top corporates in Southeast Asia for 9 weeks. Unlike other accelerators, RISE.AI is an outcome-driven innovation platform that focuses on delivering real tangible business results to the corporates rather than incubating early-stage startups. This “Growth Accelerator program” aims to plug your startup’s solutions to the leading corporates in Southeast Asia and help you scale internationally.







  • April 1, 2019
  • Open for application
  • April 24, 2019
  • Roadshow in Seoul, South Korea
  • MAY
  • May 3, 2019
  • Roadshow in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 9, 2019
  • Roadshow in Tokyo, Japan
  • May 15, 2019
  • Roadshow in Beijing, China
  • May 17, 2019
  • Roadshow in Hangzhou, China
  • May 22, 2019
  • Roadshow in Hong Kong
  • May 24, 2019
  • Roadshow in Shenzhen, China
  • May 29, 2019
  • Roadshow in Singapore
  • May 31, 2019
  • Roadshow in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • JUNE
  • June 12, 2019
  • Roadshow in Bangkok, Thailand
  • June 20, 2019
  • End of Online application
  • June 24, 2019
  • 60 Finalists Announcement
  • July
  • July 8, 2019
  • 30 Finalists Announcement
  • July 26, 2019
  • RISE.AI Bootcamp Starts
  • September 26, 2019
  • RISE.AI Demo Day


• An AI startup who has a minimum viable product
• A team that is ready to expand internationally
• Apply by clicking on “Apply Now” on www.riseaccel.com/ai untill June 20, 2019
• Choose a city to pitch at from the participating cities where RISE is hosting a roadshow (see the timeline for more details)
• You will be contacted via email if you are shortlisted to pitch at the roadshow audition. The roadshow audition is only limited to 15 teams per country. If you do not wish to join the roadshow audition, you are still eligible to apply to the program
• The 30 finalists will be announced on July 8, 2019 and will be invited to join our growth accelerator program in Bangkok from July to September
• The program will take place on the 22nd floor, Amarin Plaza, RISE. Located right in the center of Bangkok’s business district. Startups can travel by taking the public Skytrain to Chitlom station (exit 6)
• We recommend having 1-2 person through the entire duration of the program to get the best out of the program
• RISE will be providing a small budget for accommodation for the duration of stay in Thailand. Selected teams are responsible to find their own accommodation which is suitable to them with the support from RISE
• We do not take equity from any startups in this program, hence there will be no funding provided during the program



496-502 Amarin Plaza Bldg.
22nd Floor, Ploenchit Road,
Lumpini, Pathumwan, BKK 10330
(+66) 2 256 9918