There are 4 slots left for Battle Ventures’ Founders in the Bay!
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).
Microsoft announced on 1st March the launch of BizSpark Plus, a program for business investors and startups in Singapore.
This enhanced program allows investors to offer each of their startups up to US$60,000 worth of Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services over a two-year period. Read more
Next week, iAxil will organize “Let’s Do Lunch” with Jeffrey Paine of Battle Ventures. It is a series of cozy-casual lunchtime talks with 20 seats per session for all to share ideas, experience and other concepts. Read more
Entrepreneurs in Singapore generally don’t yak enough, so says Jeffrey Paine, entrepreneur and executive director of angel investing and mentorship firm Battle Ventures.
By that, he meant that rookie entrepreneurs can get over-possessive about their own business ideas when they should be going out there and getting constructive feedback from trusted friends, mentors, advisers, and potential customers.
“Nobody is going to steal your stupid idea,” he told SGE in an email interview. Read more
Exchange ideas, learn what works and what does not, brainstorm with peers, and find partners are the main ideas for Lean Startup Breakfast Singapore Group meetup. Their next meetup will be held next month, 8 July with topic Customer Acquisition. Focusing only on tech startup, the first meetup was held last month, May. This group is organized by Deric Loh of TheEZSuite.com, a joint venture between SingPost and Paypal. Beside him, this meetup also gathers Usman Sheikh from Identifii (on SGE), Herryanto, Royston, and Julian from Zopim (on SGE), Danny Tan from Foound (on SGE), Yan from Flickevents, Jereme Wong, Badi from MOSAIC MediaHouse, and Jeff from Battle Ventures. Read more
India is the world’s second fastest growing economy. Home to more than 1.2 billion people, India is one of the most lucrative emerging markets today. Around 71% of the population is younger than age 35, providing opportunities to tap a young, vibrant emerging demographic that are technologically savvy. In terms of purchasing power, India is the world’s 4th largest economy and it could become the world’s fastest growing economy within the next few years.
This Friday, iAxil, Battle Ventures and MentorSquare present a talk on Business Opportunities and Market Access for India. Read more
If you were excited about the news of Founder Institute coming to Singapore, this update on the mentors for the Singapore programme should excite you even more.
In order for participants to receive world-class support, the people behind Founder Institute Singapore has recruited and continues to recruit Mentors from overseas to augment the team in Singapore! Read more
The Founder Institute is an entrepreneurship training programme “run for founders, by founders”. It was set up last year by Adeo Ressi (TheFunded.com) with the aim of mentoring entrepreneurs by people who have started and run successful startups themselves. Previously only available in the US, The Founder Institute has just expanded its programme internationally in collaboration with local partners. For Founder Institute Singapore, Battle Ventures (venture advisory and investment firm) and Ascendas iAxil (venture accelerator) will work with the Institute’s headquarters in bringing the programme to Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurs. Read more