The Ascend Now Bullpen is a 'Shark-Tank' competition where students from around the world pitch their business to a panel of investors and industry professionals. This Halloween, we had some of our very young entrepreneurs present their scarily good ideas to our panel of renowned judges. Give them candy? We'd rather give them a seed fund and business advice!
Investor in founder-led businesses accross Southeast Asia
Tech Investor and Y Combinator
Technology Investor at the
SoftBank Vision Fund
WINNER OF THE 2021 ASCEND NOW HALLOWEEN BULLPEN
CEO, Moone's Cuisine
A delivery service that serves organic, healthy and delicious food from all around the world.
Moone's win can be attributed to her excellent presentation skills, good problem identification and a very personal story that connects her to her business idea. She is a passionate entrepreneur who will go on to build an amazing business that will change the food industry.
The remaining finalists put up a tough fight, with value propositions all in the field of education. These entrepreneurs deserve massive credit for putting in the grueling hours into figuring out their product-market fit and value proposition.
Founder, AcAdemy of Code
A website that teaches children and youth about the basics of Python coding.
Founder, B&C Edu
A business that provides online lessons designed for kids by kids, taught by engaging teachers.
Founder, Appex Infinity
A Super App which teaches educational courses and awards Appex tokens for completing courses which can be used on our gaming platform!
STRAIGHT FROM THE FILM ROOM
SOME OF THE JUDGE'S COMMENTS
"Looking forward to seeing young entrepreneurs' excitement and dedication in solving the problems that are close to their hearts."