Singapore’s Igloohome and Malaysia’s Havson Group won Alibaba Cloud’s First Ever Global Startup Competition

 

The Create@Alibaba Cloud Start-up Contest (CACSC), organised in partnership with Infocomm Investments, is Alibaba Cloud’s first ever global start-up competition, which is aimed at championing start-ups and maximising their potential. 

It is part of Alibaba Cloud’s global start-up program “Create@Alibaba Cloud”, which was launched in Singapore in April this year.

The contest today saw the participation of 12 startups from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. They come from a range of different verticals including virtual reality, e-commerce, Internet of Things, new media, Online to Offline and gaming.

Two teams were selected as the Singapore regional winners:  and they will compete in the global final at the Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference in October 2016. The world champion team will stand to win US$216,000 in cloud resource credits.

The 2 winners of the Singapore regional finals are: 

 

1. IGLOOHOME

It is a home automation company based in Singapore that has created several smart home devices, including the igloohome smart lock. It allows home owners to grant access to visitors remotely via mobile app. Its access solutions have been rolled out in the US, Australia & Thailand.  

 

Anthony Chow, CEO & Co-Founder of iglooHome (right) and his partner
 

 

2. HAVSON GROUP

It is an entertainment technology company based in Malaysia, and their portfolio includes original IP games and free roaming multiplayer VR. It is the first VR game company in Southeast Asia, and its first VR title is scheduled to be released at the end of 2016.

 

The Havson Group Team. (From left to right) Rayson Wong, Kee and Havene Liew. Collectively, they have more about 20 years of experience in the gaming industry. 

 

Both teams will compete in the global final at the Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference in October 2016. The world champion team will stand to win US$216,000 in cloud resource credits.