muvee moves office and its incubator program, BASE goes 2.0
September 10, 2012 by Gwendolyn Regina T
10-year-old muvee is one of Singapore’s pride and joys in the technology space. Having invented automatic video editing back in 2000 back in a research and development lab, the company was spun off two years later by a bunch of musicians and photographers and today counts nearly 60 staff across Singapore, San Francisco, Tokyo and Seoul with its products having been bundled by camera, storage and PC partners that include HP, Seagate, Sony, Olympus, Nikon and Nokia.
Since 2007, muvee has also hosted other entrepreneurs at its office in Singapore under the BASE @ muvee program. BASE is at once an incubator and co-working space that gives BASE entrepreneurs access to muvee’s collective knowledge and experience across many different spheres. When muvee’s founder and CEO, Terence Swee is back in Singapore (where he lives half the time, with the other in San Francisco), you can also tap his brain.
“From cloud architecture and memory management on mobile chipsets to international taxation and labor laws in Korea, you will find someone who can give you advice or point you in the right direction.” – BASE @ muvee
No, you will not be asked to run errands or make coffee for the muvee team. BASE @ muvee is founded on three principles:
(1) You do not work for us, and we do not work for you.
(2) muvee cannot invest in you.
(3) There will be no IP Sharing.
More on the BASE philosophy here.
This November, BASE is going version 2.0.
muvee is moving to the startup and VC-office hub at Blk 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent and will be upgrading its BASE program to include additional activities:
- Knowledge Sharing Sessions: talks that range from technical subjects like configuration management, and memory management in embedded systems, to business issues like negotiation, setting up an office in the Bay Area, etc.
- Ad-Hoc Meet and Pitch: networking sessions with senior members of some of muvee’s global customer base that includes HTC and LG.
- Silicon Valley Safari: meet companies and people in the Bay Area, be introduced by muvee’s CEO himself! (“Only serious startups with highly-curated agendas and real products need apply.”)
If you’re interested in being a part of BASE, contact muvee.
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Gwendolyn Regina T - Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Gwen is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of SGE. Previously, she was a partner of early stage technology investment firm, Thymos Capital and she has had two exits, one of which is iHipo. She is also an investor in Padlet, a Y-Combinator startup. Gwen also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Singapore Innovation & Productivity Institute, Steering Commmittee for the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards 2013, and Board of Advisors for Social Media Week 2013. A frequent public speaker, mentor and judge at various startup bootcamps, events and competitions, Gwen loves meeting founders, developers, designers and scientists across all ages. An alumnus of the National University of Singapore and its University Scholars Programme, Gwen also spent some time in Silicon Valley and is a graduate of the NUS-Stanford University overseas college programme. She is also a mentor at Polish tech startup incubator Gamma Rebels, the Singapore curator for US-headquartered StartupDigest and the Singapore Ambassador for the Sandbox Network - the leading global network of innovators under 30. Gwen has also been a Worldwide Judge for Imagine Cup - the premier student technology competition helmed by Microsoft. She has also spoken in Hong Kong at one of its largest youth conferences, MaD Asia, and was recently in Austria to help envision the future of the country's economy in 2032 on invitation from an Austrian governmental organization. Gwen speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, travelling, dance and adventure sports. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Gwendolyn Regina T