The event was held at the InterContinenetal Hotel in Bugis in Singapore, on the 16th of April 2014. The event started at 9.30 a.m and lasted until approximately 1p.m just after lunch. There was coffee and tea served as well as lunch and dessert.
Session 1 – Interesting Trends
Session 2 – Funding
Session 3 – Winning Strategies
Session 4 – The Future of E-Commerce
The event was divided into 4 sessions. The first session, titled ‘Interesting Trends’ was discussed by panelist John Fearson, Founder of GHX, Mike Holt, CEO of ConnectedHealth, Grace Sai, Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore and Chia Ling Koh, Partner, ATMD Bird & Bird LLP. Some of the topics talked about in session 1 were what are some of the interesting trends of new startups in South East Asia, how does Singapore compare to some of the startup scenes regionally, whether Singapore will be the next Silicon Valley and what are some of the implications of the growing startup ecosystem in Singapore, for example in terms of BLK 71 startup community, mentor network, founder institute, and co-working spaces.