At first, they were among 5,000 start-up hopefuls. Then, they were shortlisted to a group of 100. Being among that chosen cohort, both Leon Farrant and Dr Reza Katal rubbed shoulders a few times while searching for a prospective co-founder. But over 14 weeks in a six-month programme organised by talent investor Entrepreneur First (EF), the duo realised they kept coming back to each other.

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