Isaac Timothy T - Product Manager & Resident Contributing Writer
Sometimes writer, sometimes programmer, full time behind-the-scenes guy, Isaac is responsible for keeping SGE running and ensuring the success of SGE's projects. While not working on SGE, he is running his own start-up. He plays football and is eagerly awaiting the day he can support Singapore at the World Cup.
This Saturday, on the 18th of August 2012, a bunch of folks will be gathering at the National Youth Council Building for an un-conference to discuss a topic that’s more taboo than sex in Singapore society.
It’s about Failure.
If you have a thought-provoking, fresh, or radical idea on failure, join us! We’d love for you to participate in – or better still – lead a discussion on it.
The un-conference will be divided into AM and PM sessions, which you can choose from, with a common lunch break in between. If you would like to join us, let us know. Since we are keeping the group small, spots will be confirmed via email.
We already have three topics for the breakout sessions:
1. How do organizations and groups (as opposed to individuals) cope with failure, and how do we make them better at coping with failure?
Organized by Battle Ventures, Founders in the Bay (#FIB2012) is an invite-only immersion program for Singapore-based technology startup founders to learn about the burgeoning technology market that is Silicon Valley. The program is conducted over 2 trips (approximately 10-12 days per trip) with the sole mission of making friends, collecting feedback on their products and exploring cross-border market entry opportunities in the US. The result: a lifelong bond with fellow founders on the trip, a wealth of new friends and business contacts in the Bay Area, a stronger appreciation for the cultural and economic ties that bind us globally, and hopefully successful commercial and/or fund raising leads.
A travel stipend will be awarded to each founder selected, they are only picking up to 12 founders per program (maximum).
Singapore is consistently being ranked as one of the easiest places in to do business. And, as a result, new businesses have been sprouting up in recent years. But let’s face it – no office space is flexible enough to meet the constantly changing needs of a company. Many business do not need a fixed office space all the time, and many other have an extra desk or room at times.
How can we create a network of efficiently managed co-working spaces, so that every office can become a co-working space?
Janice Wong, Chef-Owner of 2AM:DESSERTBAR sharing about her works @ Creative Mixer 2.0.
The next Creative Mixer will be happening on the 7th of June 2012. Learn more about the event here.
Chef Janice Wong’s refined and ever-evolving dessert creations began with her studies at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Her creations at 2am:dessertbar are sweet treats to be savoured, and are masterpieces when matched with specialty wine-pairings.
Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Launched in 2011 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five minute platform to pitch their ideas to the world.
The proposals must demonstrate its impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa through entrepreneurship. Read more
Creative Mixer brings together creatives, hackers, entrepreneurs into a single space to redefine creativity.
Eight speakers enlighten us with bite-sized presentations on creativity across diverse fields. Who knows what will happen after, when creatives, entrepreneurs and hackers get together?
We believe in collaboration between entrepreneurs, developers and creatives in design, photography, film, architecture, animation/illustration and writing. Come to be inspired, inspire others, and find the strange common denominators!
100 opinion leaders and professionals in these industries. This thurd edition of Creative Mixer will feature sharings by:
Andreas Schlegel, Coordinator of Media Lab at Lasalle College of the Arts Andy Croll, CTO at ImpulseFlyer Lim Si Ping, Illustrator at Pixel-pastry.com and Artistic Director at Tribal DDB Mike Ng, Penhaligons Singapore Creativity in Luxury Tan Suehli, Type Designer, Kuala Lumpur Cherry Thian, Asian Civilisations Museum Augmented Reality Jasper Yu, Fine Art Photographer
6.00 / 6:30PM Patterns of Trade Exhibition Tour
7:00 – 7:15PM Welcome & Registration
7:15 – 8:15PM Dinner & Networking
8:15 – 9:00PM Sharing Sessions
9:00 – 10:00PM Mix the night awaay!
SPONSORS: Asian Civilisations Museum (Venue Partner), Spizza (Food Sponsor)
When: 7 June 2012 (Thu), 7pm-10pm Where: Asian Civilisations Museum Auditorium Who: 100 Hackers, Entrepreneurs and Creatives from Design, Photography, Film, Architecture, Animation, Illustration How: RSVP at http://creativemixer3.eventbrite.com Registration Fee: $25 + $2 (ticketing) including food, a glass of wine & complimentary museum tour Website: www.creativemixer.co
This June, over a two-week period, UP Singapore, through a unique series of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and ‘Urban Prototyping’ hackathons, aims to bring together the brightest thinkers, entrepreneurs, researchers, government employees, and engaged citizens in Singapore. Together, with a selection of global innovators, the goal is to collaborate and create innovative solutions that will make our cities smarter, more efficient and simply better places to call home.
If you are an individual interested in Big Data, this would be the perfect chance to get access to previously unavailable datasets that will be shared by data partners from both the public and private sectors into the UP Singapore “data sandbox”.
This would also be the perfect chance to meet like-minded individuals across a range of disciplines and put your collective skills together to create interesting solutions in the following areas of interest:
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS)
UP Singapore is looking to engage with data analysts, programmers, artists, graphic designers, financiers, academics, students, CEOs, NGOs, urbanists, architects, doctors, entrepreneurs, social workers and anyone else who has the ideas, vision or desire to improve our cities.
UP Singapore will culminate at the 2012 World Cities Summit in Singapore. Leading projects from the weekends will be selected through “crowd voting” and showcased in partnership with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) and the “Data-Centric City for the Future” Pavilion. These projects will also be candidates for further development and fundraising of up to S$250,000.
Spaces in this event are limited, so do pre-register for the event on the UP Singapore website.
UP Singapore: 15th June – 4th July 2012. City Camp:
15-16 June at
NUS University Town, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
8 College Avenue West
Singapore, 138608 Urban Prototyping Weekend:
22-24 June at
NUS University Town, Education Resource Centre
8 College Avenue West
Innervative Learning will revolutionise the instruction of Economics, through the creation of a unique and exciting mobile edu-game app, Econopolis.
Bidmygoods.com is a proposal management platform that allows merchants receive competitive proposals from websites that wish to feature the merchant’s inventory for sale. This platform will therefore allow users to source for finished (excess) goods inventory, just like how alibaba.com exist for primary producers, suppliers and retailers.
CoordSafe provides tracking and risk prevention services to protect elders through their accessory-like device.
Windphony aims to breach the current convention by allowing all composers to self-publish their music scores via Windphony’s digital music score distribution platform.
Zinicat is developing a patentable algorithm to match people to food & food outlets.
Biggest Baddest Parties Inc
BBP is a mobile app akin to the compass of the party world. The app will be a one-stop guide for partygoers, offering information about clubs, drink specials, location based services such as where are the nearest watering holes, cover charges, and redeemable rewards systems.
All ID Asia
All ID offers innovative and comprehensive Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions to industry clients. The flagship solution suite, Pesona comprises 4 basic software engines and portfolio of add-ons for front end applications.
Discarver, a smart car solution, mashes and analyses in-car data with contextual data to generate actionable insights to help drivers reduce unnecessary costs and risks.
NIPTE is an internet platform to provide quality financial information and knowledge at affordable prices to amateur or young traders. The platform is designed as a dedicated platform for experienced traders to teach others of their trading strategies and/or systems. In exchange for information, members have to pay subscription fees.
Greendot Gourmet intends to develop a vegetarian fast food concept that will appeal to youths by repackaging vegetarian cusines prepared at Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant into fast food to be sold at food stalls within tertiary institutions.
ARCSIS is working with the Food Innovation Resource Centre to develop cooking processes which produce healthier and tasty specialty food choices.
Date & Time: 2 May, 10.00am – 2.00pm Venue:
OCBC Conference Room, 50th floor
63 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre East,
Creative Mixer brings together creatives, hackers, entrepreneurs into a single space to redefine creativity. Eight speakers enlighten us with bite-sized presentations on creativity across diverse fields. Who knows what will happen after, when creatives, entrepreneurs and hackers get together?
To increase collaboration between entrepreneurs, developers and creatives. Come to be inspired, inspire others, and find the strange common denominators!
50 Entrepreneurs, Developers & Creatives from Design, Photography, Film, Architecture, Animation/Illustration and Writing.
This second edition of Creative Mixer will feature sharings by:
Janice Wong, 2amLab, Chef-owner of 2am dessert bar Aen Tan, Singapore’s leading UI/UX Designer Francis Chu, inventor & co-founder of ISUDA (bike sharing scheme) Lara Kanga (UK), Publicist Travis Ho, Game Designer of Autumn Dynasty (Touch Dimensions) Oh York Bing, Architect Veerapan Swaminathan, Sustainable Living Lab Sean Lee, Photographer, Winner of the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu 2011 … and a surprise presentation by a Visual Artist.
Starters is new monthly mixer specially catered to social entrepreneurs and change makers! Its not just about talking anymore, its about standing up, going out and taking action.
Put together by the crazy team behind Start Now Volunteerism Advocacy, Starters aims to bring people from all walks of life together to make social change that lasts. We firmly believe that each and everyone one of us has a desire to change something for the better.
But that’s sometimes hard if you are just one person against the world so we want to bring like minded people together and empower you to do something – in the spirit of “start now”!
We plan our events differently!
We kick off the night with the niceties and some drinks before
Jumping straight into “power session” – sharing by anyone in the audience.
Introducing for the first time ever – the “Starters Board” – a pledge board where every participant can pledge different ways they can help any of the speakers – whether by introducing contacts, joining their team, or helping out with a project. This will then be emailed to all of the attendees!
So join us as we kick off the first Starters this March, 28th at 7pm Ice Cold Beer. Special Happy Hour just for us whole night long so no more excuses cause its time to start.
James Norris – Founder of Self Spark
Eleanor Yap – Editor of SALT, Humaneity, Ageless Online