What happens when your app was used to put up listings of tobacco products, an act that is potentially illegal under Singapore law?
That was the dilemma Shen Guyi, co-founder and CEO of LobangClub faced. If you remember, LobangClub is an app that allows users to easily compare and post the price of goods across multiple retail stores to help people find the best deals. We featured the app in September 2011.
So what exactly happened? Read more
Here are some startup news snippets from Philippines, not only in its capital, Manila, but also other startup hubs such as Cebu, General Santos City, Pasay, Quezon City, and many more. Read more
For their business acumen and socially responsible business practices, 60 companies were recognized at the first ever SME1 Asia Awards held on 28th October.
The Awards is organized by APF Group, an entrepreneurship marketing services agency. Their flagship event includes the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards. Read more
Here are some startup news snippets from China, not only in its capital, Beijing, but also other startup hubs such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, and many more. Read more
This is the third article from the “Mistakes made, lessons learnt” series. Check out all the articles here.
Biggest mistake made: Assuming that everyone will think highly of his idea and participate.
Most memorable setback: Having only two clients in the first year of business. Read more
Here is some interesting startup news snippets from Indonesia, not only in its capital, Jakarta, but also other tech startup hubs such as Yogyakarta, Medan, Surabaya, and many more. These listed news are taken from our partner, DailySocial, a leading blog on Indonesia’s tech startup scene. Read more
TiE Singapore will organize their ‘Technology’ Special Interest Group event this Wednesday. Within the 2 hours, there will be a provoking discussion on the topic of “The Dynamics of Startup Financing”. The discussion will be moderated by Hian Goh of Asian Food Channel. James Chan of Neoteny Labs, Darius Cheung of tenCube, Scott Rafer of Lumatic, and Arrif Ziaude are the panelists.
When: Wednesday, 2nd November 2011
Where: Seminar Room @ Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5, SMU Administration Building (Map)
Lion City Startup Brekkie (LCSB) brings together early morning startup folks on a bright Saturday morning. It promises to revive the kindred spirit over a hearty breakfast, a nice cuppa and healthy conversations. This is organized by Jason Ong. Read more
For a one-stop to all events related to or concerning entrepreneurship, certain industry-meets-business forums and seminars in Singapore, check out our Calendar. If not, you can also follow our bite-size updated posts for upcoming events for the week.
Events range from simple get-togethers to full-blown conferences. Get to meet fellow developers, entrepreneurs, startup CEOs & founders, and meet & learn from CEOs of established companies who have seen it all.
Our aim here at SGE is to make it easy for you to pick & choose from the event buffet. Enjoy.
Here are the events for this week. Events are mostly in Singapore (generally 30 minutes drive from anywhere), but we also include key events from around Southeast Asia and beyond. Read more
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Ernst & Young Singapore Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the results of which were announced this week.
It also marks ten years since the Singapore government established an Economic Review Committee to fundamentally review the country’s development strategy, and formulate a blueprint for economic restructuring.
(Photo: The Parliament House. By Kojach)