Creative entrepreneurs looking to cut their teeth in the startup world can look forward to the Pitch It! competition in September. Held yearly in Singapore as part of Asia on the Edge, the competition gives upcoming creative entrepreneurs a stage to present their ideas in front of potential investors.
Fredrik Härén, founder of interesting.org and renowned author of The Idea Book and The Developing World, is evaluating this year’s contestants. He says that business ideas should make the world a better place to live – ultimately the goal of business is to serve people in a clever and sustainable way. It has to be creative.
According to him, creativity “is a process of preparing, generating and having ideas as well as the process of making those ideas happen.” Read more
To all up-and-coming entrepreneurs of Asia’s creative industry! Asia on the Edge 2012 is featuring an open pitch – Pitch It! – specially for you! The second edition continues to look for fresh idea(s) in Asia’s creative industries. Winner gets SGD 10K (USD 7.9K) and a chance to be incubated by potential investors.
Register Now @ Asia on the Edge
Submission: 4 June – 17 August 2012
Discount: Enjoy an early bird discount of 10% if you register before 31st July 2012.
About Pitch It!:
It is a platform to uncover the best idea(s) in Asia’s creative industry for funding. Pitch It! looks for ideas or concepts which have yet to be realised/concept stage/in prototype or early development stage, and have the potential to be further developed.
About Asia on the Edge:
Asia on the Edge is a regional platform aggregating creative entrepreneurs and arts practitioners with the aim of incubating new ideas and trends of Asia and Asian origins. AOTE 2012 will gather 300 creative entrepreneurs from Singapore and Asia for a 3-day conference in Singapore from 7th to 9th September.
Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Launched in 2011 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five minute platform to pitch their ideas to the world.
The proposals must demonstrate its impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa through entrepreneurship. Read more