SINGAPORE (June 11): Software developer Alok Pathak is taking a leap in his career, moving from medical devices to combating fake news on social media. Pathak spent the last five years developing software for infrared spectrometers at Attonics Systems, a start-up spun out from the National University of Singapore. But now, with the help of talent incubator Antler, he wants to try his hand building a start-up of his own.

Antler is the third talent builder programme to launch in Singapore. While start-up accelerators look for fledgling companies to build, talent incubators look for founders with good ideas. The other talent builders here are London-based Entrepreneur First (EF), which launched its programme here in 2016, and the Singapore Institute of Management’s Platform E, which is planning to sign up 25 individuals this year.

Spearheaded by Magnus Grimeland, the former managing director of start-up builder Rocket Internet and co-founder of e-commerce platform Zalora, Antler will bring together 50 candidates for its first cohort in July. The programme aims to build 10 to 15 startups and is now looking for the talent to found and run them.

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