SWSG MEGA 2018: The Reunion

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018


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SWSG MEGA 2018: The Reunion

Wednesday, December 19, 2018



Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Facebook
9 Straits View, West Tower, Marina One
Singapore, Singapore 018937

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SWSG MEGA 2018: The Reunion

SWSG Post-event: The Reunion! Looking for support available to realise your ideas after Startup Weekend?  We are inviting everyone to the Grand Finale of SWSG2018 to explore new opportunities that you may just need. 

Missed out on networking with potential investors whilst you hustled away at SWSG2018? Join us at the amazing new office of the tech giant, Facebook, for a fun-filled evening where you get to network with our partners, Accredited Mentor Partners (AMP) & potential investors, listen to team pitches and catch-up with your friends from SWSG2018. We are also inviting teams to pitch to our network of partners at The Reunion.

We are also offering the opportunity for teams and alumnis to pitch to our network at The Reunion!

Grab this great opportunity to connect with the Startup Weekend network and community, rewind in the middle of the week over some food and drinks! 

RSVP early; you won't want to miss the GRAND FINALE of SWSG2018!

Register here to pitch: https://swsgthereunion.typeform.com/to/TJdY6G
Deadline for submission: 9 December 2018, 2359hr.


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Agenda:


6:00 pm
Registration + Dinner!
Arrive at the venue, get checked in & catch up with your friends from Startup Weekend.


7:00 pm
Intro by Startup Weekend
Get set up for the evening with a quick introduction and run through of the happenings after Startup Weekend.


7:20 pm
Opening speech
Opening speech by Sandhya Devanathan, Country Director - Singapore, Facebook


7:30 pm
Guest Speakers
To be revealed


7:50 pm
Find out how far the team has progressed
Teams will be coming forward to share about their progress after Startup Weekend


8:30 pm
Networking & Drinks!
Make those last-minute connections before you leave!


9:30 pm
It's a wrap!
See you next year, and happy holidays!



Speakers


Michael Blakey
Managing Partner, Cocoon Capital

According to Michael, your entrepreneurial journey starts young. He paid his way through college in the US by running some of the best music events in the city. Michael loves building things – including companies. And Michael isn’t your typical investor – he’s been in the trenches. He has hustled. And he has succeeded. Michael attributes his atypical journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur-turned-investor to having struggled for years in school, owing to his dyslexia. As a result, he was always on the lookout for ways to succeed outside of school. In turn, it is exactly this kind of differentiation and drive that he looks for in Founders as an investor today.

Since becoming an angel investor in 2000 through Avonmore Developments which he co-founded with his brother, Michael has invested in over 25 companies in the UK and achieved 6 successful exits. He has also invested in 8 early stage companies in Southeast Asia including Anchanto, MyDoc and Nugit under the name of Cub Capital since 2013. Most recently, Michael was named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015’ by the UK Business Angel Association, selected as one of the ‘Maserati 100’ and voted by AngelsNews into the list of ‘Business Angels You Should Know’. These accolades were not attributed to Michael only in recognition of his successful investments, but for the relentless support he gives to the founding and management teams of the companies he invests in as well as his generous contributions over the years towards building the startup and investor ecosystem in the UK.


Sandhya Devanathan
Country Director - Singapore; Regional Lead - Ecomm, Travel & Finserv, Facebook

Sandhya Devanathan is Country Head - Singapore at Facebook where she works with the largest brands and startups on building for the mobile world. She also leads the ecommerce, financial services and travel verticals for Facebook in SEA.

Prior to joining Facebook, Sandhya was a Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank, managing their half-a-billion-dollar revenue retail banking and payments business in Singapore. Sandhya started her career at Citi as a management associate in India and was a founder-member of their innovative digital business team. During her 15-year international career (Singapore, US, the Philippines and India) across Citi and Standard Chartered, Sandhya has managed multiple businesses and spearheaded innovation in consumer banking and payments.

Sandhya is a passionate advocate of women in leadership and diversity at the workplace. She launched the STEM program for 3,000 Singaporean school girls with UN Women, was co-chair of the Women’s Council at Standard Chartered and is actively involved with Women@FB initiatives.

Sandhya has a MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. She is mom to a nine year old boy, who keeps her very busy.


Mark Lim
Managing Director - Digital Technology, Temasek

Currently the Managing Director of Digital Technology at Temasek, Mark empowers Temasek to create more value by enabling and inspiring our people with a culture of scalable innovation and providing them with high quality data and intelligent digital platforms. Leveraging on new development in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Mark is involved in building impactful digital product that creates value in improving business outcome. 

He is also building cross-functional agile tribes and squads focusing on innovation and collaboration through Digital Strategy, User Experience Design, Agile Software Development, Continuous Delivery, Quality Engineering, Cloud Technology, Data Platform, Process Redesign, Data Science and Machine Learning. 



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Singapore is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Joyce
    Tay
  • Durwin
    Ho
  • Raymond
    Doraisamy
  • Ranjitha
    Malarvanan
  • Alexander
    McColl
  • Hussein
    Sulaiman
  • Anji
    Chagaleti
  • Shih Han
    Wong
  • Brandan
    Chen
  • Louis
    Lee
  • Tan
    HuiYing

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