The EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs programme is a programme dedicated to supporting high-calibre and high-potential startups in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA region, with the firm’s wide network and deep expertise in various sectors. This year 47 startups have been selected to take part in the programme.
The programme is focused on helping the startups draw strategic plans to meet the more general uncertainties that currently exist across global markets. As it stands entrepreneurs are faced with a host of global economic and geopolitical situations, from the effect of Brexit on the UK and the EU and the rest of the globe to the new US administration and its effect on the regional and global economy, each event creates opportunities and risks for the startup community, to which EY aims to provide guidance.
The programme, which is in its third year, will work with 47 startups from the Asia-Pacific and EMEIA region, the startups have been selected on the basis of their entrepreneurial spirit, leadership qualities, financial performance, strategic direction and innovative thinking. The mentorship programme will connect the startup with the respective areas of expertise within the firm, as well as to networking events at which they are able to connect with others in their respective industry.
Remarking on the programme, Michael Anghie, EY Asia-Pacific Strategic Growth Markets Leader, says that “Today's entrepreneurs serve a powerful purpose. Not only are they pushing the boundaries of innovation but they are also the next generation of world leaders. The EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program has long nurtured the companies of tomorrow and it continues to provide emerging businesses with the leading practices for accelerating their growth.”
Demet Ozdemir, EY EMEIA Growth Markets Leader, adds that “We are living in a period of uncertainty and transition. Today's global business economy requires new innovation and ideas to keep pace with the rapid changes of disruption. The EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program identifies leading start-ups who show an ability to apply new business models and discover new entry points into markets."