Congratulations to our PhD student, Janos Barberis (supervisor: Douglas Arner), whose accelerator Supercharger, has made Crunchbase's Top 100 Startup Accelerators ("100 Startup Accelerators Around the World You Need to Know About", 8 Aug 2019). According to Crunchbase's Jeremy Brown, "accelerators enable ambitious individuals to increase their chances of building a successful business" and "[s]ome of the most well-known tech companies in the world, including several unicorns, went through startup accelerators at some point in their existence". Supercharger was one of three Hong Kong accelerators listed and described as follows:
The SuperCharger is a FinTech accelerator program dedicated to both startups and more established global companies aiming to capture the Asian growth market. They are sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Chinese online giant Baidu, and coworking space operator TusPark Global Network, which has produced 19 IPOs through its accelerator programs.Barberis founded Supercharger in 2016 and its mission is "to find, train and scale the next generation of change-makers by accelerating the pace of change of business and developing human capital."