Startup Weekend Singapore 2016
Friday, July 22 - 24, 2016
Friday, July 22 - 24, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
The Hangar - NUS Enterprise - National University of Singapore
21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, 119613
Open Innovation Rocks!
In just 54 hours, participants will form teams, brainstorm, design a product, validate their business idea and pitch in front of experienced judges on Sunday evening. Throughout the weekend, there will be highs and lows, frustrations and moments of triumph, but some people will meet their co-founder at the event, and some teams will even move on to start a company after the event. Win or lose, we are certain that new bonds will be forged, ideas will be tested, limits will be pushed and lives will be changed.
To spice things up, we will be having a few special activities: Pizza & Beer Party on Friday night! On Sat, we will be inviting special mentors and guests down to interact with the teams! On Sunday morning, we will have a local food startup bake some delicious Italian Bread for breakfast!
Startup Weekend has a strong branding in Singapore, given the rise of technology and entrepreneurial spirit lately. Notable success stories coming out of Startup Weekend include Carousell, which started off as SnapSell at Startup Weekend 2012 and has since raised a $6 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital in November 2014.
To be clear, Startup Weekend is for everyone, whether you are working corporate, building your own startup, having a career as a professional clown, a designer, coder or student, everyone can contribute in their own way. Startup Weekend is designed to embrace diversity, creating a conducive environment for anyone to turn their concepts into companies! So give it a go, you'll never know what magic can happen over a weekend!
Bring your friends, form a team, and hack a startup in 54 hours. Event and ticket information can be found here!
Notice: SWSG2016 is strictly a closed event and entry only with permissible tickets. No tickets = no entry. This is strictly enforced. We are very serious on this policy.
- 1st Prize: Communitat - Building a better community experience for apartments.
- 2nd Prize: Sitters - On-demand service for babysitting.
- 3rd Prize: Empath - Creating an empathetic world where people seek and provide help effectively.
- Most Creative Award: CUVAME - A seamless digital insurance chatbot agent.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday July 22nd
Saturday July 23rd
Sunday July 24th
He was the Strategy Director of sgCarMart.com and Business Director of sgCarMart Connect. He also served as a board of director at Conversion Hub Holdings.
He is also the digital advisor to DMAS (Direct Marketing Association Singapore) and Director of SgCarMart Connect and Conversion Hub Marketing. He is a council member at Young Entrepreneurs Association Singapore. He is also a mentor at Angel Gates Advisory and Founder Institute .
He was ranked Top 5 in Asia Pacific PR of the Year 2006 (Weber Shandwick) and has also received ministerial mention on top of being featured in Business Times, Straits Times, Today and Lian He Zao Bao for various achievements. He was a Judge of the 8th Annual Davey Awards.
Principal Consultant for clients including SingTel, Mindef, Philips, Prime Minister Office, Housing Development Board (HDB), MIT-SMART, Bayer HealthCare, Singapore Management University (SMU), National University of Singapore (NUS), National Heritage Board and many others.
Joel graduated with a Magna cum Laude in Business Management. He started his career in the World’s most admired company - General Electric as one of the 11 selected in South East Asia for its prestigious FMP Leadership Program.
On the whole, he oversees design and innovation development for new and established industries, bringing fresh ideas and creative approaches to corporate problems. He is passionate about the power of design to solve any challenge and is excited by the Asia Pacific region and its potential.
Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
Coaches and Mentors
In addition to his responsibilities at Golden Gate Ventures, Justin is a Kauffman Fellow and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD. He is the co-founder of numerous community-building events, including SuperHappyDevHouseSG and WalkAboutSG.
Before Golden Gate Ventures, Justin was previously an Account Manager for Rakuten LinkShare Corporation, based in New York, and managed online e-commerce sales for prominent web-based retailers and service providers. Justin is a New York transplant and fitness fanatic, as well as a huge fan of Chicken Rice and kopi gau.
Co-Founder and CEO at A Better Florist where we are innovating the consumer experience and supply chain in the floral industry in Southeast Asia. People send flowers to make someone’s day, we try to make the process of ordering and receiving flowers as easy as possible – and we enjoy being part of that process. A Better Florist provides a 90 minutes free delivery service with flowers that are fresher and 30% cheaper. We are able to streamline operations through data analytics and with just-in-time management. Since its launch, A Better Florist has been featured in publications including Forbes, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat, Business Times and more. We have been awarded first place in Tech in Asia Singapore, finalist in Tech in Asia Jakarta and a finalist in the Vulcan Post's Most Promising Startup to Look Out For in 2016.
Before A Better Florist, I worked in San Francisco for Google as a Senior Associate for Global Business Strategy, then moved to the Singapore office with a new position as Problem Solver. I am experienced in analytics, market analysis, business analysis, strategy and data optimisation. I also have previous experience in Healthcare, Medical Devices, Energy, Consumer Products, Telecom, Education and Services.
David contributes to the Singapore startup community as a mentor for the SMU BIG Incubator, SUTD Enterprise Center startup incubator, Startup Weekend and as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Startup-O fundraising platform. Some events he has given keynotes and spoken at include SMU-SUTD's Change for Good, Google's Startup Weekend, the SheWorx Collective for female entrepreneurs and SLUSH.
In 2014, David made a successful exit after growing a company 400%, developing a deep competency in strategic turnarounds and product development by applying the Jobs-to-be-Done Framework. In 2015 he completed both the Stanford GSB-NUS Executive Programme in International Management as well as the NUS Strategic Management Programme.
In 2016, he founded RE-PC.org, a social enterprise initiative to broaden the technological familiarity of the children of low-income families. Most recently he has contributed to innovation in business model and innovation for companies such as Samsung, Honestbee and Stacck Inc. He is a co-trustee for a registered charity focusing on poverty and education and is on the advisory board for the SMU Lien Centre for Social Innovation Impact Accelerator.
He is heading the consultancy branch of Growth Hacking Asia in Singapore, an agency that helps startups gain traction, grow, grow more, and build awesome products. Ask him if you need a recommendation for a great restaurant or activity the next time you're in Brussels or Geneva!
She is Mentor at SPH Plug and Play Accelerator program and is enthusiastic to share here experience with rising startups as well as bootstrap startups in Singapore.
In Singapore, Mercedes-Benz is setting up an incubator program which has the aim in providing a speed "car" for young creators to network with the automotive industry, to discuss market fits and get a mature mentor support to develop and grow the young seeds into a great product.
Her motto: To predict your future you have to create it
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Singapore 2016 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Official Apparel Sponsor
Official Food Sponsor
Official Beverage Sponsor
Techstars Startup Weekend Singapore is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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