On 24 July 2019, TNB Ventures held a workshop titled “What are VCs looking for?” as part of the accelerator workshop series curated for the awarded innovators under the Built Environment Accelerate to Market Programme (BEAMP). As the name suggests, the workshop aimed to shed a light on the process of evaluating startups’ ideas and proposals at typical VC funds. Joe Zhang, Principal at TNB Aura, shared about his experience evaluating hundreds of startups throughout his VC career. The session also welcomed a guest speaker, Mr K.P.Reddy, Managing Partner at Shadow Ventures, a US-based VC fund. The workshop was attended by all 15 BEAMP Cycle I startups, who previously had been awarded grant up to SGD 250,000 to develop and pilot their innovative solutions to address challenges in the built environment sector.