HONG KONG & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnLearn, a leading Hong Kong-based innovation platform driving early- and growth-stage learning technology and talent development ventures, today announced the launch of The UnLearn Innovator Program. The groundbreaking initiative will promote trans-pacific technology ventures focused on human capital development. UnLearn has partnered with GSVlabs, a global innovation center based in Silicon Valley, to launch the program.
It is the first cross-border accelerator program focused on learning solutions and workforce development technology, connecting the Hong Kong and Asia region with a Silicon Valley partner. It will combine UnLearn’s expertise and network with the GSVlabs platform, which accelerates startups and connects corporations to exponential technologies, business models, and entrepreneurs.
“We are excited to support UnLearn as it drives trans-pacific collaboration and accelerates innovative learning and talent technologies," said Marlon Evans, the CEO of GSVlabs, “UnLearn offers a promising program because of its unique approach. Providing the innovation infrastructure to accelerate forward-thinking programs like this is a core objective of GSVlabs.”
Vince Chan, Founder and CEO of UnLearn, added, “We are thrilled to build a partnership with GSVlabs and connect to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem in general. Innovations in learning and talent development must be multi-cultural at the core in order to become scalable, useful, and sustainable for all. GSVlabs shares this vision.”
The UnLearn Innovator Program is a 3-month program designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs develop, execute, and scale their businesses. It will include marketing services, geographic expansion opportunities, and network benefits for entrepreneurs on both sides of the Pacific.
Key highlights of the program include:
- Access to an extensive network of mentors and investors from Asia and Silicon Valley;
- Fundraising opportunities at exclusive investor and Demo Day events in Hong Kong and Silicon Valley;
- Connection to essential service providers for marketing, product development, and business services;
- Introduction to potential distributors and corporate partners in Asia;
- Intensive bootcamp at GSVlabs to get immersed into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and build a lifelong network of fellow learning and talent technology entrepreneurs and mentors.
Additional program details will be announced in the coming weeks. The inaugural cohort will be open to entrepreneurs and innovators around the globe. The program is currently scheduled to launch in mid-2017.
UnLearn is the first cross-border innovation acceleration platform, connecting the Hong Kong and Asia region with a Silicon Valley partner, dedicated to driving globally-focused early- and growth-stage learning technology and workforce development ventures. It is founded by Vince Chan, a Hong Kong native, former credit fund manager at TCW Asset Management, Yale and Chicago Booth MBA alumna, educator, columnist and book writer in China.
GSVlabs is a premium global innovation platform for startups, corporations, and lifelong learners seeking innovation and growth. GSVlabs aims to solve society's largest challenges through coaching, connectivity, and access to capital. A highly curated, immersive experience brings together the brightest minds from all over the Global Silicon Valley. Its Silicon Valley campus houses 170 startups and partners, and connects leaders, luminaries, and change makers across key verticals including EdTech, Big Data, Sustainability, Entertainment and Mobile. GSVlabs also houses three accelerators including ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women, Core Labs Game Accelerator, and GSVlabs' Pioneer Accelerator with Google Launchpad.