ONERHT has launched Rebel Labs at the 8th RHT CABA ASEAN Summit (“the Summit”) becoming one of the first homegrown professional services to launch an accelerator programme to incubate creative ideas and business models.
Rebel Labs will leverage ONERHT’s integrated multidisciplinary platform of professional services, comprising experts from across RHTLaw Asia and the RHT Group of Companies, to help aspiring founders and early-stage entrepreneurs scale their vision into a thriving business.
Presented virtually by RHTLaw Asia, RHT Group of Companies, and the China-ASEAN Business Alliance, the Summit’s theme is “Opportunities and Growth Drivers in ASEAN’s Post-Pandemic Landscape amidst Geopolitical Uncertainties.”
Panellists including Dr Leo Suryadinata, Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, examined macroeconomic growth and risk in the region, new opportunities in the green economy, dispute resolution across China and ASEAN, and the rise of ASEAN’s digital economy.
Speaking at the launch of Rebel Labs, Mr Victor Tay, Group Chief Executive Officer of RHT Consulting Asia, said, “ONERHT through Rebel Labs will take control of the narratives in the disruptive landscape. Entrepreneurs and startups can realise their aspirations through ONERHT’s multidisciplinary platform of professional services to co-create ideas, mould minimal viable products, reconfigure business model, access global markets, raise funds and seek public listing.”
Through Rebel Labs’ strategic partnerships, entrepreneurs and innovators will have access to 18 markets across the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Israel, South Africa, China, and ASEAN member states.
Mr Azman Jaafar, Managing Partner of RHTLaw Asia, said, “It takes fierce determination for aspiring founders to rebel against the status quo, reimagining the future shaped by their vision. To help start-ups in the region, ONERHT is launching Rebel Labs, an accelerator programme to incubate disruptive technologies including legal technology, environmental technologies, and the metaverse.”
RHTLaw Asia’s full legal service capabilities, with presence in 16 jurisdictions through its ASEAN Plus Group, will help aspiring founders overcome the hurdles of regulatory challenges while scaling from ideation to maturity across the region.
During the Summit, Rebel Labs entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with its global partners to offer an integrated offering throughout the start-up lifecycle, from mentoring and fundraising to scaling and listing. These partners include MIW (Israel), Fvtura (Italy, Netherlands, UAE), Founders Foundry (US, UK, South Africa), the China-ASEAN Business Alliance, Singapore Digital Chamber of Commerce and Enjinstarter (metaverse), and The Next Level (entrepreneurship programmes).