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).
Founder Institute Singapore is back for another run again.
To qualify, applicants must be passionate about building a technology company, regardless of whether they have started their enterprise.
The program supports a wide range of technology industries: Digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, ecommerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and more. Read more
Golden Gate Ventures, a new Singapore-based startup accelerator and early stage fund, is open for business and is accepting applications.
Backed by i/o Ventures, a well-known Silicon Valley startup accelerator, Golden Gate’s partners, investors, and mentors originate from the Silicon Valley and all around Asia.
The size of the fund is around US$10M, and investments will range from US$50,000 to US$500,000.
The company’s logo is a stylized bridge, and that is what it hopes to become — a bridge between the well known technology hub and Asia. The most promising teams from the Golden Gate program will get a chance to work in San Francisco for one to two months each semester. Read more
Fancy a talk show next month? Kristabel Quek and Jeffrey Paine will bring us Entrepreneurs Gone Nuts with comedy group iChestnuts 15 for one night only. Celebrating their 15th year of spoofing movies, TV, current affairs, popular music and the theatre scene, this show is directed and written by Jonathan Lim and will be hosted by super-censor Amy Chia and her new friend — The Amy and Ah Mee Show. Audiences can enjoy everything from Equus to Spring Awakening, Million Dollar Money Drop to The Walking Dead, The Pupil to 2359.
When: Sunday, 15th January 2011
Time: Networking from 630pm onwards
Where: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road Singapore 189673 (Map)
Fee: S$ 30-45 (Pre-order until 31st December 2011)
Many of you would be familiar with HardwareZone, a popular tech media company that was bought by Singapore Press Holdings for S$7.1 million (US$5.8 million) in 2006. 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
The second of the special episodes that line up for Echelon 2010, we have Jeffrey Paine, from Founder Institute and also a managing partner at Battle Ventures. We speak to him regarding the opening of Founder Institute and how the course has been ongoing in Singapore for the past few weeks. As Jeff is moderating the panel “Mentorship, Investment and New Funding Models” in the coming Echelon 2010, we discuss with him on the issues which he might cover and also his thoughts on the current trend where the micro venture capital model is becoming a new wave in creating start-ups with low cost and high effective return. You can go directly to TWIA website or listen the podcast here in SGEntrepreneurs. Read more
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