Stephanie SUTANTO - Resident Contributing Writer
Stephanie is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in the University of California, Los Angeles. She hopes to learn more about startups both in Los Angeles and in Southeast Asia, possibly starting one of her own in future. And yes, she prefers sashimi to chocolates and flowers any day. You can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) invites Singapore’s promising mobile companies to join in an exciting mission trip. Held during July 8 – 12 2013, this upcoming opportunity will allow companies to showcase your mobile technology in Silicon Valley, USA. All consumer and enterprise mobile companies are welcome to participate.
The mission trip is centered around the MobileBeat Conference, which will take place July 9 – 10. The MobileBeat Conference is Venturebeat’s 6th annual flagship conference. It brings together the top people in the industry to explore all things mobile—the future of mobile, latest trends and the many opportunities surrounding them. The conference will provide great content and quality networking opportunities. A specialized pool of people from the mobile ecosystem, such as major carrier executives, top device makers, developers, mobile startups, analysts, investors, retailers and the media are expected at this conference. Read more
After a successful run in Japan, South Korean Startup Conference beLAUNCH is currently organizing an Indian edition to be held as part of their annual conference on May 1st and 2nd, 2013. As the flagship event of South Korea tech media beSUCCESS, beLAUNCH is Korea’s biggest startup and technology conference targeting the global technology communities. By holding a special Indian edition, beLAUNCH aims to connect startups from India interested in expanding their reach into the Korean or East Asian market with investors and major telecom firms located in Korea. Indian startups successfully accepted into this conference will subsequently have an opportunity to exhibit their product/service in a startup booth. Read more
DailySocial wants to take you on a road trip with them to discover the next batch of promising software developers, designers, and aspiring tech leaders throughout Indonesia.
Noting the difficulties of reaching out to Indonesia’s top talents, who are mostly located outside the capital city of Jakarta, DailySocial hopes this new initiative, DSCVR (short for Discover), will help overcome this problem.
While it is common to associate batik with Indonesia, a rising number of people are realizing that this large Southeast Asian nation is making waves in the regional technology startup scene.
With over 240 million people, Indonesia boasts a favorable mix of market opportunity, local and foreign talents, and increasing support for technology-focused initiatives. DailySocial is one such team dedicated to this aim. It has run three successful SparxUp Awards that recognized the country’s best and most promising tech startups and has even gone to various cities across the country to seek out and connect local talents.
As the only media event dedicated to the Southeast Asia media industry, the Festival of Media Asia 2013 has returned to Singapore for a second time.
Since its launch in 2011 which saw some 600 attendees from 23 different countries around the world congregate, the Festival of Media Asia 2013 offers a slew of new features for attendees to enjoy including a stronger awards program, the launch of its global Media Accelerator Programme (not to be confused with startup accelerators like JFDI.Asia), alongside an outstanding line-up of speakers from local markets within Asia. Read more
Echelon 2012 was a huge success, having featured some of Asia’s most well-known startups including winner Builk, South Korean App Between, and mobile customer loyalty app Perx. This year, Echelon 2013 will be happening on 17 and 18 June, and is currently on a brand new hunt for the next batch of startups that could possibly take Asia by storm. As long as your startup is incorporated in an Asian country, and your product has not been featured in any of the earlier Echelons, you are definitely most welcome to apply. Read more
Targeted towards aspiring social entrepreneurs aged 26 and below across all nationalities, Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is currently accepting applications for its Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme.
If you believe you have a valuable idea for a social enterprise and want to have an opportunity to make that dream a reality, this programme is for you. Read more
Every company has a beginning. It starts with an innovative idea, conceived by individuals who believe in it, and who go on to make it a reality.
People lament about how it isn’t easy to establish a business. And they’re right. But those who have stayed the course through sheer determination and hard work have reaped the rewards of success and satisfaction. Of course, a little help along the way never hurt.
And for some, that help has been PayPal. As an online payment solution, PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid. PayPal has over 14 years of fraud prevention and risk management experience to keep both buyers and sellers safe online, and has over 117 million active users in 190 markets. It is a one-stop solution for small businesses that accept credit card and PayPal payments in just a few clicks, without sharing financial information. Read more
The 20th installment of the annual South by South West (SXSW) Interactive Festival will take place 8th-12th March 2013 in Austin, Texas. SXSW is unparalleled for its boundless energy and cutting edge content, presented and attended by the largest and most diverse group of digital creatives.
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is planning its Singapore Alley at SXSW Interactive Trade Show 2013 to be held 10th-13th March 2013. Last year, approximately 65,000 attendees were present at the SXSW Interactive Trade Show. IDA is currently accepting applications from Singapore-based startups interested in being showcased at the Singapore Alley. Read more
This is the last day to send in your proposals for MobApp Hunt 2012.
The challenge is currently accepting App Proposals
in any of the following platforms: Android, Blackberry (Java), HTML5 (Mobile Web), iOS, J2ME, Symbian/QT or WP7 by November 15, Thursday 11:59 PM (UTC +8).
A reward of PHP 50,000 (USD 1,215) will be awarded to every App that is accepted and published on or before 21st December, 2012. For an additional incentive, a generous amount of PHP 500,000 (USD 12,151) will be given for two or even five apps with the most number of downloads, number of user adoption/retention, and highest points accumulated during the presentation to the panel / evaluator session. For more details on criteria and eligibility requirements, visit MobApp Hunt 2012 page.
October 31 – Program Kickoff
November 15 – Deadline of App Proposals
November 20 – Announcement of Accepted App Proposals
December 7 – Deadline of Application Submissions (including publishing form and other requirements
December 21- Publication to AppStore Live Launch * (TBA): Presentation to Panel / Evaluator
Submit your App Proposals HERE
About MobApp Hunt:
Initially launched in 2010, Globe Labs – MobApp Hunt is an initiative designed to facilitate the development of mobile applications that have market potential and can be published on Globe MyAppsMall, Google Play, iTunes, BB App World, WP Marketplace or Nokia Philippines Store. For this year, the search is from October 31 to December 21.
Companies thinking of entering the US market for a long time but afraid of taking such a risk may find iSTART@SV Programme a timely fit.
Organized by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), iSTART@Silicon Valley (SV) Programme is an initiative targeted at providing guidance and assistance to Singapore-based start-ups wishing to venture into the US market, specifically Silicon Valley. Start-ups will gain access to valuable resources such as consultations, incubators, and accelerators that have established a firm presence in US’s entrepreneurial scene. A customised schedule tailored for start-ups comes equipped with educational tools such as workshops and events to guide start-ups in understanding market dynamics, and devise business strategies catered to the US market. Start-ups can also expect to have networking opportunities with potential US-based customers, investors and partners. Read more