The saying goes that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. New Singapore startup Fashfix now wants to apply that concept to women’s fashion.
Launched in October, Fashfix is a web platform that lets women buy, sell, swap, and resell their fashion items. For example, if a user wants to sell a $200 cocktail dress she may never wear again, she can list the item on the website and wait for someone to buy it. Read more
Schmeiden shows off Spyk at Ideas Inc. Plug a smartphone into Spyk, and it instantly becomes a tablet.
Schmeiden emerged as the top startup at Ideas Inc. Business Challenge, winning SGD 200k (USD 163k) in equity funding and a SGD 10k (USD 8.15k) cash prize. The awards were given out at a ceremony on 22 September at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.
Ideas Inc. is an annual elimination-style startup competition in Singapore that guides entrepreneurs under 35 from idea to execution. The top 15 startups would get SGD 15k to develop their prototypes while the top 6 would potentially get another SGD 50k. The event, started in 2010, is organized by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center.
Schmeiden, which has developed a prototype device that converts a smartphone into a tablet, will enter into negotiations on the terms of the funding with Invention Capital and Jungle Ventures, each supplying SGD 100k. Read more
The Grand Finals of the annual ideas.inc Business Challenge is taking place this 22nd September. Watch the 6 finalists – FlagAHero, Fruzine, Gazaab, Joytingle, Schmieden Electronics, Sustainable Living Lab – battle it out! Plus there will be talks and panel discussions.
When: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Where: Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre, Level B2 Compass Ballroom (East), 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Nothing beats a winning idea, right? Wrong. Nothing beats a winning idea with the right dose of passion and grit — and these 6 grand finalists of the Ideas Inc. Business Challenge have shown they have everything it takes.
From as early as 1st November 2011, each of them submitted their ideas, went through workshops with industry experts to pick up essential skills and knowledge, and even validated their ideas with entrepreneurs before settling on their strategies. Their unwavering passion through this grueling period can only prepare them for their journeys from here on. Read more
Prior to the executive summary submission deadline of ideas.inc on 14th February, there will be two workshops that will be held this weekend. Anand Govindaluri of Exploit Technologies will give an Executive Summary workshop, while Jack Sim of World Toilet Organization will give a Developing Businesses for the Base of Pyramid workshop.
Executive Summary workshops
When: Saturday, 28th January 2012
Where: Microsoft Singapore, 1 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018989 (Map)
Developing Businesses for the Base of Pyramid workshops
When: Sunday, 29th January 2012
Where: Singapore Management University, Administration Building Function Room 6.1, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065 (Map)
Three startups have won S$10,000 in prize money to commercialize their prototypes in the Ideas.Inc Business Challenge, which saw about 750 participants (in 230 teams), a 50 percent increase from last year. Read more
If you are attending Ideas.inc Startup Conference (Grand Final) 2011 this Saturday, you should give a try for oppurtunity to walk away with S$2,000 for 60 seconds amount of work. There will be a workshop about Elevator Pitch at 11.15am and it is compulsory for those who join Ideas.inc Elevator Pitch. The pitching session itself will be at 3.45pm. The idea that you pitch must be a new idea. You can’t pitch existing ideas or ideas of your already registered company.
When: Saturday, 15th October 2011
Where: Sands Expo and Convention Center (Marina Bay Sands), 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956 (Map
Six teams have made the grand finals of Idea.Inc Business Challenge 2011 (see past coverage here), an annual competition organized by Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University that selects teams with the most innovative ideas and molds them into commercially viable businesses. The top six must bring their ideas towards early commercialization and entry into the market in the next two months. Read more
Over 200 teams submitted their idea and the best 15 ideas have been selected in the Ideas Inc Business Challenge and next month, 22nd July, there will be Ideas.Inc. Top 15 Semi-finals and Startup Showcase 2011. Ideas.Inc. is a business competition that accelerates the development of high-growth start-ups and commercialization of viable business ideas. It is not focusing much on well-prepared business plans and choreographed elevator pitches, as conventional business plan competitions often do, it pertains more to the actualization and development of the start-ups.
: Pitch by 5 Startups (Social & Digital Media, ICT and Web2.0)
: Pitch by 5 Startups (Product and Technology Innovation)
: Networking Lunch and Showcase
: Pitch by 5 Startups (Green Technology, Social Enterprise)
: Networking Tea and Showcase
: Announcement of Results
When: Fri, 22nd July 2011
Where: The National Library Singapore, The Pod, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore, 188064 (Map)
Interested participants can send an email to email@example.com for RSVP by 18 July 2011.
The ideas.inc. Business Challenge 2011 has released its top 15 teams. These semi-finalists will be awarded SGD 15K (USD 12K) each to take their business idea to the next level at which they will again present their projects before 6 finalists will be chosen. Read more