SWSG Masterclass: Startup Fables

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SWSG Masterclass: Startup Fables

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Funan Showsuite
Located at the junction of High Street and Hill Street
Singapore, Singapore

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SWSG Masterclass: Startup Fables

Are you ready yet for Startup Weekend Singapore Mega 2017? Exclusively for event participants only, we have put together an amazing SWSG Masterclass (FREE!!) to help you get all fired up and ready to roll come 29th September!

So you can bet that our second pre-event is not just any pre-event. We’ve put together a great panel of speakers for a very special few to learn tips and tricks for Startup Weekend so that you can get up to speed on the main day!

Oh and did we mention that it will be in one of the coolest places too? We simply can't think of anywhere better to gain actionable insights from experts and be inspired AT THE SAME TIME in a place that champions local creative talents and innovation.
So come down for your Masterclass at the one of the latest and coolest places around: Funan’s new showsuite. Envisioned to be Singapore’s creative intersection where passion meets discovery, it is right in the heart of the Civic & Cultural district.

Lest we forget, we've prepared a great buffet spread and lots of drinks for you. ;) Come get your bellies (and minds) filled at this awesome Masterclass created just for you!

NOTE: SWSG Masterclass is for participants of Startup Weekend Mega Singapore 2017 only. Non-ticket holders will be denied entry to the event. Want to join in the fun? Don't miss out! Find out more about our main event here: go.startupweekend.org/singaporemega

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6:00 pm
Registration + Dinner + Networking
Arrive at the venue, get checked in and enjoy your dinner with new friends!

7:00 pm
Welcome + Agenda
Get ready for an amazing lineup

7:15 pm
Guest Panel
Our guests gets candid and spills the beans over lots of beer

8:00 pm
Startup Course
A special programme just for SWSG

8:15 pm
How to Hack a Hackathon
Legendary Hackathon Extraordinaire Agrim Singh comes to share his tips & tricks!

8:30 pm
The real masterclass starts. Get ready to listen!

9:30 pm
Networking and Goodbyes
Make those last-minute connections before you leave


Teo Ser Luck
Chairman, Nufin Data

Mr Teo Ser Luck was born in 1968. A former student of Rosyth School, Victoria School and Nanyang Junior College, he graduated with a Bachelor in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and began his career as an auditor. He has had regional management, corporate and business experience in multinational companies for more than 10 years. He has assumed positions as Regional Director and Managing Director of multi-national corporations for the Asia Pacific. Ser Luck has also helped to start companies in regional countries. He has worked in Hong Kong, China, Thailand and India. Prior to politics, Ser Luck was heading DHL Express (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Teo Ser Luck was elected Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC in May 2006 and recognised as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007 for his contribution to the business and community services sectors. He also received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from his alma mater (NTU) in the same year. While in the private sector, he has also received accolades as global outstanding manager in business and operational excellence.

Teo Ser Luck was appointed the Minister of State for Trade and Industry on 21 May 2011. He is also Mayor of the North East District Community Development Council.

Royston Tay
GM of Messaging, Zendesk

As one of the founding engineers in Zopim, Royston led the development of the business-facing dashboard in the early years. When the potential of Zopim became clear, he took the reins as CEO and raised seed investment in 2010 to accelerate growth.

By emphasizing the importance of product and customer-centricity, he steered the company to profitability within a year. In March 2014, the success of Zopim culminated in an acquisition by Zendesk, a leader in the cloud-based customer engagement space. Today, as GM of Messaging within Zendesk, he leads a team within a global organization that is passionate about sculpting the future of customer engagement.

Rachel Lim
Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer, Love, Bonito

Rachel Lim is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of the Love, Bonito Group, Singapore’s largest fast fashion retailer known for perfecting the Asian fit for women. Starting at a tender age of 19, her vision has created a strong, yet relatable brand that successfully merges the online and offline retail experience through constant customer engagement as well as impeccable designs at affordable prices.

As the face of the company, Rachel has built Love, Bonito on the foundation of empowering women’s confidence through style, and devotes a big portion of her efforts and time to nurture and connect with the Love, Bonito community. Her deep understanding of customers' needs and preferences has been integral in the branding and sales strategy. Key customer initiatives such as Styling Workshops are always oversubscribed, and have led to greater loyalty and engagement with the Love, Bonito customers.

Presently, Rachel heads product design, brand development, and the community-driven initiatives for the Love, Bonito Group. Apart from overseeing the overall quality, Rachel also works closely with the design team to ensure that each piece retains their signature fit.

With her influence and innate ability to connect with people, Rachel has created a loyal customer base who not only resonate with the brand, but also value their products, and that has been a large reason why Love, Bonito is Singapore’s top women’s fashion label today.

In 2016, Rachel was honoured by Forbes as Asia's 30 under 30 under the “Retail & E-commerce” category.

Adrian Ang
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Hepmil Media Group - SGAG, MGAG, PGAG

While more commonly known as “Xiao Ming” on screen, Adrian is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Hepmil Media Group, a network of technologically driven companies that houses popular digital content brands including SGAG and MGAG that reaches up to 20 million people on a weekly basis with its iconic fun and localised digital content. Other than cracking lame jokes, Adrian's role includes directing the company’s creative output as well as managing the diverse team of creatives under his charge. 

Agrim Singh
Co-founder, HyperValence

Upbeat, articulate and socially savvy, Agrim Singh is an absolute far cry from the stereotypical awkward portrait of a hacker. In fact, he has won so many hackathons that he is now barred from competing in certain events such as Startathon, and is asked to mentor competitors instead. 

One of Agrim’s most savoured wins was clinched at Tech-in-Asia’s startup hackathon in 2014, where his team proposed a virtual pub social sharing platform for Manchester United’s Southeast Asian fanbase. Another memorable win was at Budweiser's Dream Brewery Hackathon in February, where his team built a drunk detector and also pitched for a machine that is able read personalities, choosing to dispense alcohol according to certain profiles.

Durwin Ho
CEO and Co-founder

Durwin is deeply passionate about startups and entrepreneurship, especially in technology, F&B, education , AI and automobiles. Besides running StartupX, an innovation consultancy and his family business in the childcare industry, he is interested in all kinds of tech and businesses. He enjoys joining and organising hackathons, building up the startup ecosystem,  giving back to the community and working on exciting projects.

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  • Durwin
  • Raymond
  • Albert
  • Ranjitha
  • Gail
  • Ke Xin
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  • Alexander
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