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Meet Prominent Singapore Startup Founders And Venture Capitalists At NUS This Feb!

Those familiar with the entrepreneurship scene are probably no stranger to the term ‘unicorn’.

Referring to startups that have a value of over US$1 billion, some of the more prominent unicorns include Uber, Razer Inc., Airbnb, Spotify and so on.

With the hope that Singapore would produce more unicorn startups, entrepreneurship has in the recent years been something that many have acknowledged highly, as Singaporean startups constantly seek to create the next groundbreaking product, and in the process, a ‘rockstar’ founder as well.

It is therefore also no surprise that the folks at NUS Entrepreneurship Society have named their upcoming tech & entrepreneurship event ‘UNICON’ – a pun on ‘unicorn’ and ‘university conference’.

Asia’s Largest Student Tech & Entrepreneurship Conference

Held on 24 and 25 February 2018, UNICON 2018 is touted to be Asia’s largest student tech & entrepreneurship conference, and will be held at the National University of Singapore’s University Town.

With an aim to “provide young entrepreneurial talents worldwide the platform to gather, learn, and network”, participants can expect to attend panel discussions and workshops with founders, industry experts, and venture capitalists.

Kicking off with an opening keynote by Senior Minister of State, Dr Janil Puthucheary, hear from speakers like Chatri Sityodtong (Founder & CEO, ONE Championship), Karl Mak (Co-founder & CEO, SGAG), and Pankaj Khushani (Head of Analytics & Partnership SEA, Google).

Speakers at UNICON 2018

Venture capitalists like Ozi Amanat (Founding Partner, K2 Global VC), Saemin Ahn (Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures) and James Tan (Managing Partner, Quest Ventures) will also be sharing on their perspectives on the regional startup ecosystems.

Think that panel discussions are too passive?

Well, the main highlight of the event is a pitching competition by top university startups, where winners will stand a chance to walk away with a grand prize of $3,000!

Early bird tickets are going for just $30 for students, and $50 for the general public, so check out the full agenda and get your tickets here.

 

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