Michael Yap, deputy CEO of the goverment’s Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), and executive director of the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO), has left the organization to pursue his personal interests.
The IDMPO is an inter-agency outfit that runs iJAM, a microfunding and mentorship scheme for startups.
Mr Yap will be replaced by Yeo Chun Cheng, the current assistant chief executive of industry at MDA. Before joining the organization, Mr Yeo had a 20-year IT industry stint. He had worked in Silicon Valley, heading several engineering departments at different startups.
At the same time, Lim Chin Siang has been appointed director of IDMPO and will assist Mr Yeo in the running of the Office and its programs. He will have approving authority for current projects under i.JAM incubators.
Referral marketing startup Anafore has just secured their first round of seed financing from BAF Spectrum, engineering co-founder of Skype Toivo Annus, and SPRING SEEDS Capital – a wholly owned subsidiary of SPRING Singapore that co-invests in local start-ups. Read more
For the first time, the IEEE Virtual Reality conference will be held in Singapore. In conjunction with the conference, the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO) will hold an iJAMMING session. In addition to meeting with researchers and industry players in the VR field, you can find out more about the various call for proposals for entering into China and those under the FutureMedia initiative. Read more
The Interactive Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO) will be holding this next iJamming session in conjuction with the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)’s Meet the Members session. Read more
This i.JAMMING session will give you a preview on what to expect for some of the progammes which the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO) is embarking on in 2010. Come join in to catch the details for Calls for Proposals, product demonstrations by featured companies and of course, the networking sessions. Also, get the latest updates on incubation schemes available during the sharing session. Read more
Hear from companies at different stages of the startup phase and learn how you may work with Garena, Nokia and PEM in their industry calls at this next iJAM networking session on the 25th of Jan. Read more
You might already heard of iMatch, a platform that aims to match investors and companies in the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry. For the first time, an international version of iMatch will be held in early December. What was primarily local will now be broadened to include both foreign investors and companies in iMatch International. Read more
At this next iJamming session by the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office, one of their “Future of Media” initiatives, FutureMobile will be launched. Read more
The Interactive Digital Media Programme Office will be presenting their network partners in two of their initiatives, FutureGames and FutureTV in this upcoming iJamming session. Read more
Are you an IDM company, or an entrepreneur with an IDM idea? Would you like to raise funds to start or grow your IDM company? Expara and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) are pleased to invite you to From Idea to Investment for the IDM industry. This 3-Days Business Plan & Investor Presentation Workshop is conducted by Mr. Douglas Abrams, Managing Director of Parallax Capital Management and Co-Deputy Chairman of Business Angels Network Southeast Asia (BANSEA). The workshop will be held in NUSS Guild House on 24th, 25th January and 5th February 2008.