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CANnovate 2021
Devless Heroes

CANnovate 2021 Devless Heroes

Start up your business without coding

Build your community with CAN

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– Devless Heroes is the first
international start-up acceleration program designed for non-technical entrepreneurs who dream of innovation through communities.
– Devless Heroes is the first international start-up acceleration program
designed for non-technical entrepreneurs who dream of innovation through communities.

CANnovate now!

CTO- As-A-Service

Start up your business with CAN without an internal development team. As the most cost-effective CTO, CAN will empower you to build and run a competitive online platform in areas ranging from education through commerce to governance innovation.

Community

This year, we invite startups who are developing community-based innovation:
#Cooperation of decentralized community #Governance innovation of the traditional organization #Community journalism/ media #Participative local community #E-democracy #Responsible & conscious consumption #Community commerce #Community Innovation in Education #Open innovation and more!

How it works

Build your own platform PoC using CAN “plug-n-play” tools

With CAN’s technical consultation and software infrastructure, startups will build their MVP(Minimum Viable Product) and launch it.

Build your
product

10 startups
8-weeks

Startups will validate the market feasibility through PoC(Proof of Concept) with support of our globally renowned mentors.

Prove your
business

10 startups
4-weeks

Top 5 startups will be selected as Devless Heroes and will receive long term tech support from CAN and financial investment opportunities from our partners.

Become a
Devless Hero

5 startups
12-month+

Build your
product

10 startups
8-weeks

Prove your
business

10 startups
4-weeks

Become a
Devless Hero

5 startups
12-month+

With CAN’s technical consultation and software infrastructure, startups will build their MVP(Minimum Viable Product) and launch it.
Startups will validate the market feasibility through PoC(Proof of Concept) with support of our globally renowned mentors.
Top 5 startups will be selected as Devless Heroes and will receive long term tech support from CAN and financial investment opportunities from our partners.

Program Schedule

December

January

February

March

April

May

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

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Call for
applications

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10 selected startups
announcement

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may7_m

Build up
your MVP

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Devless Heroes

dec1

Call for applications

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Announcement of 10 selected startups

feb15

Build up your MVP

may7
midmay

Announcement 5
Devless Heroes
Long-term program

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CryptoBadge

CryptoBadge, a blockchain-based digital badge and certificate, will be awarded to the winners of CANnovate – Devless Heroes 2021, as a token of their unique achievements and experience attained during the program.

Powered by

CAN (Community Alliance Network), as an alliance of startups and developers, collectively provides a comprehensive set of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools for communities, to let a variety of organizations, from traditional companies through nonprofits to virtual organizations, build and run a community without an in-house tech team.
As the first Brandtech partner, Asiance is an advanced model of Digital Agency. Since 2004, Asiance has helped business leaders and world-renowned brands to create maximum brand value through the creative use of technology and make a positive impact on the world.

Investment Partners

TheVentures, an investor and incubator for early-stage startups focusing on technology, community, and impact
Impact Collective, a community-driven investment program focusing on impact-generating startups

Mentors Profiles

Changseong Ho

Founder and CEO, TheVentures Inc.

“As an entrepreneur who has built multiple Internet and mobile companies and as an investor who have invested in +80 companies around the world, I would like to contribute my knowledge and expertise to the Devless Heroes.”
Area of Expertise: Business Strategy, Investment, Software Technology

Jiwon Moon

Founding Partner, TheVentures Inc.

“With the knowledge I obtained from building multiple online services consisting of tens of millions of users, I have developed an insight into the power of community-centric business.”
Area of Expertise: Service Planning, Product Management, User Experience, Investment

Ed Baker

Investor, Self-employed

“I am an investor and advisor to various startups including Lime, Zwift, Whoop, GoPeer, and Playbook. I was the VP of Product and Growth at Uber from 2013-2017. Prior to that, I was the Head of International Growth at Facebook, a company I joined after they acquired a company I started called Friend.ly, which had grown to over 25 million users.”
Area of Expertise: Business Strategy, Marketing & PR, Growth Hacking & Data Science, Product Management, Team & Culture

Daehyun Kim

Partner, TheVentures Inc.

“As the next pillar of growth for startups around the world, Southeast Asia will be under the spotlight in the future, and I want to help start-ups who do their own business in this market to help them become competitive and grow in the global market.”
Area of Expertise: Platform business, Consumer Service, Southeast Asian market

Malcolm Collins

CEO, The Pragmatist Institute

“I have started companies before both that failed and that didn’t. Gone through accelerators. Been the first investor in a couple of successful startups. And most importantly had to reach out to hundreds of mid-sized companies and go through how they work in detail with their founders”
Area of Expertise: SMEs & Corporate Strategy, Tourism/Travel/Lifestyle, Team & Culture

Simone Collins

CEO, The Pragmatist Institute

“I operate a number of companies, invest in startups, regularly lecture on the topic of management techniques, and am a bestselling author on Kindle. In the past, I worked in VC, PE, cybersecurity, and online content.”
Area of Expertise: Growth Hacking & Data Science, Social Innovations, Marketing & PR

Yongwan Jo

CFO/Board Director, L&P Cosmetic

“I have been working with entrepreneurs across different industries, such as consumer goods(mobile phone, cosmetics) and mobile services, in Korea, China and the US. I would like to help companies grow by leveraging my broad experience and skillset.”
Area of Expertise: Hardware & Software Technology, Finance, Legal & IP, Cosmetics, Sports

& more to join!

Mentors Profiles

Changseong Ho

Founder and CEO, TheVentures Inc.

“As an entrepreneur who has built multiple Internet and mobile companies and as an investor who have invested in +80 companies around the world, I would like to contribute my knowledge and expertise to the Devless Heroes.”
Area of Expertise: Business Strategy, Investment, Software Technology

Jiwon Moon

Founding Partner, TheVentures Inc.

“With the knowledge I obtained from building multiple online services consisting of tens of millions of users, I have developed an insight into the power of community-centric business.”
Area of Expertise: Service Planning, Product Management, User Experience, Investment

Ed Baker

Investor,
Self-employed

“I am an investor and advisor to various startups including Lime, Zwift, Whoop, GoPeer, and Playbook. I was the VP of Product and Growth at Uber from 2013-2017. Prior to that, I was the Head of International Growth at Facebook, a company I joined after they acquired a company I started called Friend.ly, which had grown to over 25 million users.”
Area of Expertise: Business Strategy, Marketing & PR, Growth Hacking & Data Science, Product Management, Team & Culture

Daehyun Kim

Partner, TheVentures Inc.

“As the next pillar of growth for startups around the world, Southeast Asia will be under the spotlight in the future, and I want to help start-ups who do their own business in this market to help them become competitive and grow in the global market.”
Area of Expertise: Platform business, Consumer Service, Southeast Asian market

Malcolm Collins

CEO, The Pragmatist Institute

“I have started companies before both that failed and that didn’t. Gone through accelerators. Been the first investor in a couple of successful startups. And most importantly had to reach out to hundreds of mid-sized companies and go through how they work in detail with their founders”
Area of Expertise: SMEs & Corporate Strategy, Tourism/Travel/Lifestyle, Team & Culture

Simone Collins

CEO, The Pragmatist Institute

“I operate a number of companies, invest in startups, regularly lecture on the topic of management techniques, and am a bestselling author on Kindle. In the past, I worked in VC, PE, cybersecurity, and online content.”
Area of Expertise: Growth Hacking & Data Science, Social Innovations, Marketing & PR

Yongwan Jo

CFO/Board Director, L&P Cosmetic

“I have been working with entrepreneurs across different industries, such as consumer goods(mobile phone, cosmetics) and mobile services, in Korea, China and the US. I would like to help companies grow by leveraging my broad experience and skillset.”
Area of Expertise: Hardware & Software Technology, Finance, Legal & IP, Cosmetics, Sports

& more to join!

FAQ

Q. Who can apply to CANnovate?

If you work in a community-based startup or plan on starting one but have been struggling with heavy development, this program is meant for you! Applications from all over the world are welcomed, as we run an online program without borders.

Q. What do you consider as “community-based projects”?

Any innovative business model that involves community or whose goal is achieved through community such as:
· Community Innovation in Education
· Cooperation of decentralized community
· Governance innovation of the traditional organization
· Journalism/media innovation using community power
· Participative local community
· E-democracy
· Responsible & conscious consumption
· Community commerce
· Community-driven innovation for small-medium businesses
· You name it!

Q. What sort of help will I receive during the program?

The acceleration program is equity-free and cost-free! Build your MVP in 12-weeks without second thoughts. There is no catch and we are here to help your launch.

Q. What are the benefits for the 5 selected Devless Heroes?

For those selected as Devless Heroes and will continue their journey with CAN, we will offer a different cooperation model and the Heroes can choose what suits them the most: equity partner (or revenue share structure) or financial investor.

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