Background and Challenges
Startups are cash-strapped, so ABL.INK team members mentor startups thanks to grant programs or equity sharing agreements. HATCH! grants are from UNDP, SEATTI, HiVOS, and the governments of Vietnam, Finland, Sweden, United States, Australia, UK, Korea, Malaysia, and Switzerland.
Each company is subjected to the same rigor as commercial clients. Research informs strategy; and strategy informs creative. Some founders we advised didn’t take our advice. It keeps our teams thinking and engaged with future leaders, and future leading companies (we hope!).
Time will tell. A few of these have received angel or venture capital investment. All of these are continue to operate. Support your local startups today!