If you walk past the lane opposite Boat Quay in Singapore and look, you will see that one of the shophouses there displayed a logo called “Wego.com”. Wego is the name of a travel search portal made in Singapore and used to run by the name of Bezurk. In fact, if you talk to a lot of frequent business travelers, they will frequently refer you to this site to find hotels, flights and even good deals on travel. Ross Veitch and Craig Hewett started this enterprise some years back and brought Martin Symes, an experienced veteran into the company as CEO. They have been featured on the press from WSJ to many travel magazines such as Expat Living and Time Out Singapore. What’s the story behind Wego.com? So, we brought in Ross Veitch, one of the co-founders to share their story with us. Read more
The Singapore Python Group is organizing the 4th Singapore Python User Group Meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in SMU, SIS (School of Information System) NSR 2.1. Read more
The unConference Singapore 2009, organized by e27 will be happening on May 16, 2009 (Saturday) from 9:00am – 6:30pm in Matrix@Biopolis, 30 Biopolis Street, Singapore. If you are interested in hosting a breakout session (no sales pitches please)? Send them your application now! If you have a startup that you want to exhibit? Do it right now! Any other feedback? Send them your feedback! Wanna volunteer and be part of the community team? Here’s how you can hook up with them!
Accounting has always been a headache for all businesses, whether for ‘mom and pop’ stores or large enterprises. There are simply no one size fits all solution and existing lame duck programs (from my company) seems focus on making your life more difficult than solving anything.
This is until the introduction of Xero, which was founded in July 2006 by technology entrepreneur Rod Drury and specialist small business accountant Hamish Edwards. Xero is now listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange and it has become a fast growing company.
Xero is an online accounting system designed for small businesses and their advisors and it works! Read more
Kudos to the E27 team, the Unconference Singapore 2008 held in Matrix, Biopolis had been a fantastic and well-organized event. It had an overwhelming turnout, hitting between 200-250 people. From a surprising excellent keynote from Daniel Ingitaraj (Director, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft) to the enthusiastic pitches from many start-ups in the event, it was a gathering of many enthusiastic minds for a growing and emerging Internet industry. Read more
Design your own Unconference experience. The breakout sessions give you the chance to exchange ideas and opinions with IDM enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and professionals. This is your chance to have your say and voice your ideas! Let us know what you want to see discussed. Simply click the edit button at the top of the page and write your ideas and suggestions. We’ll be happy to work it in. The event will be on 12th July 2008 from 11.30 am to 6 pm. The venue will be in Matrix @ Biopolis, 30 Biopolis Street, Singapore 138671 and the tickets are sold at $10 with buffet lunch and drinks provided. For more information, go to their main page here. Read more
Zopim is a company incubating under Garag3 from NUS that helps improve your visitors’ experience on your website. Their product enables your visitors and clients to stay in touch with you through your website, using the most convenient form of communication, instant messages. Of course, they have a larger than life story on how they got started. So, we managed to lock Julian Low and his fellow team mates in the Zopim team (Wenxiang, Royston Tay, Yang Bin) for an interview to tell us about ZopIM. Read more
The 3rd episode of the Geek Goddess show is out. Do take a look and send us your feedback on the Geek Goddess Show website. This episode centers on virtual worlds in China, with a little mention of the Singapore company, First Meta, and our friend, Bjorn Lee, co-founder of E27. We also have our friend, Daniel Cerventus, across the causeway to share with us what he thinks of the web 2.0 scene in Malaysia and the difference with Singapore. You can also check out my own production notes here. Of course, as usual, my thanks to Podfire for the support, and the hard work put in by the hosts: Estee and Peter and co-producer, Michael. Read more
From our friends across the causeway in Malaysia, an immediate press release to share with all here – Guy Kawasaki, World Renown Author and Venture Capitalist, Speaks at NEF NetBash @ WCIT Kuala Lumpur. Kawasaki and other global experts talks about Web 2.0 and How to Change the World to Malaysian Technopreneurs. Read more
Recently, Michael Cheng, a serial entrepreneur friend of mine has started the Podfire.sg, a video podcast network to distribute content all over Asia. Being a social media hobbyist, I have taken some time out of my own schedule to produce and write the Geek Goddess show together with Michael (and we are both fans of Studio 60), which is hosted by Estee Teo (we created the show concept out of her online persona, Geek Goddess) and Peter Du. Our focus is on the web scene in Asia, where we are starting from the web 2.0 sites in China first, slowly moving across the Asia Pacific region (so stayed tuned). Here are the first two episodes of the show, and do take a look and send us your feedback on the Geek Goddess Show website. You can also check out my own production notes here. Read more