Plug and Play Tech Center from the US and the Science and Technology Advisory Council of Silicon Valley (STAC-SV), in cooperation with UP Cebu and CeBuinIT, recently held a pitching event, the Visayas round of the ON3 Startup Pitching Competition in the Philippines, from 10-12th April 2012.
The competition provided an opportunity for young Philippines entrepreneurs to present their technology business ideas and be heard by the same group of venture capitalists who have funded global internet brands such as Google and Facebook, among others. Check out photos of the competition here.
Now, the final few companies have been selected and they will compete in the national final round on Thursday, 12th July during the DOST National Science Week.
Plug and Play Tech Center from the US and the Science and Technology Advisory Council of Silicon Valley (STAC-SV) in cooperation with UP Cebu and CeBuinIT brings you this year’s Visayas round of the ON3 Startup Pitching Competition. The competition provides an opportunity for young Philippines entrepreneurs to present their technology business ideas and be heard by the same group of venture capitalists who have funded global internet brands such as Google and Facebook, among others. Read more
This Wednesday, Plug and Play Singapore will organize its Christmas Party at Plug-In@Blk71, with the space kindly sponsored by NUS Enterprise. Expect some food, booze and most importantly, a great crowd at this event.
When: Wednesday, 21st December 2011
Time: 5pm onwards
Where: Blk 71, Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-18, Singapore 139951 (Map)
People in Singapore can catch the Plug and Play Winter Expo 2011 in Sunnyvale via live streaming early morning tomorrow. Ron Conway and Omid Kordestani will speak from 8am-9am. Stephen Herrod of VMWare, Zhu Bo of Huawei’s internet business unit, VCs Rob Theis of Scale Venture Partners, Josh Goldman of Norwest Venture Partners and Matt Miller of Walden Venture Capital will share their insights as well. You can view the full schedule here. The timing in the schedule is based on GMT-8, while Singapore is GMT+8, so adjust them to local time accordingly.
When: Friday, 9th December 2011
Where: Live Streaming
Benjamin Scherrey, the Chief Architect from Proteus Technologies from Thailand joined us with the TWIA crew without our host John Lim. With Daniel Cerventus taking over the helm of the moderator, our discussion started with recent tech events such as the Google Android Developer Conference and the preview of Nokia N900 event. We continued with the growing numbers of Facebook users in Asia and chatted about Baidu’s new Hulu clone – Qiyi and also Plug and Play center’s entrance into Malaysia. Of course, we have Ben Scherrey sharing the story behind the Nexus Project, his thoughts on the Thai tech scene and how the entire Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore) are now going to swept by a new wave of foreign investments and mentors from all over the world. You can listen to the podcast in SGEntrepreneurs here by going to the post directly. Read more
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The TWIA crew starts off the new year with the story of the Great Firewall of China breaking down for a few hours and talk about the new legalized video service from Baidu starting up soon there. While Google’s new phone “Nexus One” has taken the whole world by storm, the crew examines how the Asian market views this new phone and the adoption of Android operating system. Finally, the crew ends with a discussion on the seven technology incubators selected by National Research Foundation Singapore and how it will change the landscape in Southeast Asia as a whole. You can check out the podcast here. Read more
Podcast: Play in new window
Back in August 2009, the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore announced a call for incubators to apply for a new Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS). The scheme, with its 85-15 (gov-incubator) funding split and attractive buyout options, favours the incubator who has the resources to fullfill its criteria and execute operations. When the call was announced, there were no specific number of incubators that NRF said they will appoint. It would all have to depend on the quality of incubators who applied. Now, 7 incubators have been selected. Here they are. Read more