EY entrepreneur program 2017

Thinxtra: Finalist of the EY 2017 ‘Accelerating Entrepreneur’ Program

Thinxtra has been recognised by Ernst & Young as a high-growth company and future leader in Asia-Pacific, and as such, Thinxtra’s CEO, Loic Barancourt, was invited to attend the EY’s Accelerating Entrepreneurs program – a program designed to support start-ups and scale-ups to reach their full potential through a series of workshops and networking events.

As described by EY,
EY has launched its Accelerating Entrepreneurs program in Asia-Pacific, which gives high-potential, fast-growth technology start-ups from across the region access to support to help scale their businesses. The group of selected entrepreneurs receives a comprehensive program of one-to-one guidance, networking and insight-sharing including:

  • A dedicated EY service executive to focus on the business issue most critical to their company’s growth acceleration, including participation in an EY Growth NavigatorTMsession to help assess their capabilities to deliver growth plans
  • Ongoing mentoring and support from local EY teams involved in entrepreneurial growth

It also included an all-expenses-paid trip to the EY Strategic Growth Forum® event in Rome last week, which provided:

  • the opportunity to meet and network with industry-relevant attendees from across Asia-Pacific and the world
  • mentoring and coaching from business leaders and EY professionals in attendance at the 2017 Strategic Growth Forum event.

img_9436-copyFor this year, Thinxtra was among 24 high-growth startups finalists in Asia-Pacific which were selected for their innovative technology-based products or services and ambition to scale and accelerate growth internationally.

As Loic commented “The Accelerating Entrepreneurs program will help Thixntra scale our business across borders and accelerate our company’s growth. EY will work with us on the most critical business issues to enable us to reach our full potential as a leading IoT provider in Asia-Pacific.

About the Strategic Growth Forum in Rome, he added ” Great event and great people. The sessions provided profound business insights about sales, future growth, legal and cyber-security in particular, and the venue was … fantastic! Plenty of good ideas to implement.”

Thank you EY for organising such a great event and for selecting us as a finalist.


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems.
Thinxtra’s Sigfox network currently covers 70% of the population in Australia and 87% of the population in New Zealand and will start deployment in Hong Kong early 2017. It will cover 95% of the population of those countries before the end of 2017.
Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives. It is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.
Follow us on Twitter @Thinxtra.

Thinxtra Contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960


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