Entering a new market can be a daunting task. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has launched a private edition of TechResources.US, a trusted, up-to-date online directory of over 1,500 US-based people, events, organisations and industry verticals in tech to help Singapore infocomm companies interested in the US market.
TechResources.US enables you to:
- Search specifically for tech investors, thought leaders, communities and conferences.
- Find US-based service providers including law, accounting and other localisation firms with experience in helping businesses establish themselves in the US market.
How to access TechResources: Request for a private access code by emailing email@example.com. You will receive info on the registration process and access
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
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
The Location-based Marketing Association (LBMA) has today announced the launch of its Singapore Chapter, which will also serve as the regional hub. Singapore startups Yoose, a hyper-local mobile ad network, and YFind, an indoor positioning solutions provider, are the founding regional members.
The international group is dedicated to promoting research, education and collaborative innovation in the field of location-based marketing. It also hopes to share best practices, establish guidelines, and promote the success of its members, which include retailers, agencies, advertisers, media buyers, service providers, and wireless companies. Read more
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
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is continuing their market entry iStart series of visiting tours with iSTART@Beijing and iSTART@Shanghai.
Through delegation trips to each of these destinations, IDA will engage China-based incubators, investors and companies, to help Singapore-based start-ups enter the Chinese market. They would help participating companies understand market dynamics, and connect with key individuals with the intent of securing customers, investors, and partners through a variety of targeted meetings, events and workshops organised for the delegation. IDA is seeking companies that are keen on China market expansion to join them for the program. Read more
Previously, we’ve written that 2012 could be a big year for Near-field Communication Technology. Today, Singapore has taken a big step towards making it happen.
Gemalto, a global digital security company that is leading an NFC consortium in Singapore, has announced that it is finally ready to launch a slew of NFC-enabled mobile payment services.
The consortium, which consists of Citibank, DBS, EZ-Link, and all three mobile operators in Singapore — M1, SingTel, and StarHub, is supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
If you’re hazy on what NFC is, it is essentially a technology that, among other uses, turns smartphones into mobile wallets. It essentially eliminates the need to bring out physical wallets and credit cards. Read more
Join us in mapping Singapore’s infocomm technology future at Infocomm Technology Roadmap Symposium 2012 : Co-Creating the Future.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is hosting Infocomm Technology Roadmap (ITR), a symposium charting the vision, trends and future developments of the global technology landscape, while seeking to align Singapore’s technological direction with these developments. The event will also provide insights on the emerging technologies and trends in the infocomm industry. Read more
Singapore-based YFind, an indoor positioning company, has raised S$1.5M (US$$1.18M) from Innosight Ventures and Walden International, it announced in a press release.
The company has developed patent-pending technology called YFind Positioning System enables users to find out there exact location in indoor or dense urban environments, with less than three meters accuracy.
The technology is WiFi-based, purportedly low cost, and works on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry. Applications for it include mobile advertising, business intelligence, and asset management. Read more
As part of the series of market access support, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is organising the iSTART@INDONESIA programme. IDA will work together with prominent Indonesia-based incubators/accelerators, to help Singapore-based start-ups enter the Indonesia market. They would be tasked to help participating companies understand market dynamics, and connect with key individuals with the intent of securing customers, investors, and partners – through a variety of targeted meetings, events and workshops organised for the delegation. IDA is seeking companies with a working Product, and the necessary resources (finance & manpower) for expansion into Indonesia to join-us for the programme. Read more