HONG KONG & Kuala Lumpur (June 4th, 2018) – SuperCharger, an Asian-based fintech accelerator program, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with the Holt Fintech Accelerator Program. This acceleration program is based in Montreal and extends the entrepreneurship legacy of Sir Herbert Holt, Quebec’s energy pioneer, who created one of the largest privately owned utilities in the world. Under the terms of the agreement, SuperCharger will support by referring Asian start-ups looking to go to Canada and North America and help Alumni of the Holt program scale in Asia.
Janos Barberis, Founder of SuperCharger said “We are happy to build the Canadian – Asian corridor for FinTech start-ups with the Holt FinTech Accelerator Program. There is a strong link between Canada and Hong Kong which we have witnessed either on the start-up or investment side. Impressed by the quality of the Canadian start-ups we are looking forward to helping their growth plan in Asia but also help the Holt accelerator establish its leadership in Montreal.”
Whilst SuperCharger’s program is designed to support western scale-up enter the Asian market, the Holt program looks at supporting next generation of entrepreneur talents operating in the fintech industry. This reflects the diversity of the start-up eco-system which is built around incubators, FinTech Labs or Accelerators, each providing to entrepreneurs more access to the necessary corporates clients or human capital.
“At Holdun, we are very honoured and humbled to announce this partnership with SuperCharger. By merging our experts and our specialties together, more startups will be able to benefit from our services and our council in their development. This will help make our program the ideal infrastructure to integrate fintech and exponential technologies industries”, says Brendan Holt Dunn, Founder and Managing Partner for the Holt Fintech Accelerator Program.
The Holt Accelerator is currently engaged in a global search for the next 400 rising stars in fintech to take part in the program, and it encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications through the Holt Accelerator website by July 29th for a chance to participate. The company offers participants a unique opportunity to benefit from hands-on help through committed partners, training, world-class mentors, immersion in the fintech environment, board meetings and financial investments.
The Holt Accelerator Program is also the only accelerator offering one of Canada’s largest applied AI solution providers, Stradigi AI, an undeniable resource for all fintechs wishing to get ahead. Everything is thought through to get the best out of the program and unleash the selected startups’ full potential.
SuperCharger is an Asian leading Accelerator Program built in partnership with the public and private sector. They are currently active in Hong Kong and Malaysia. The program provides participating fintech companies with market entry resources, experienced mentorship, and strategic access to industry experts, venture capitalists, and key stakeholders. To date 36 companies have graduates, closed 100+ clients and raised north of US$400m.
The Holt-Dunn family is the direct legacy of Sir Herbert Holt, and one of Montreal’s finest. Their ancestor immigrated to Canada in 1873 and built the Montreal Light, Heat & Power Company, which would later be expropriated and is now known as Hydro-Québec. Business people at heart, members of the family founded or owned over 300 companies locally and internationally. At one time, the family possessed assets accounting for about three billion dollars (equivalent to forty billion dollars in today’s currency). That amount was 10 times larger than the Canadian government’s circulating currency. Sir Herbert Holt was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 1979 and is, to this date, the longest-serving chairman and president of RBC (from 1908 to 1934). His participation was crucial in turning RBC into the country’s largest bank and the third largest in North America.
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