Wondering what to do during your weekend? How does meeting and connecting with motivated individuals to launch the next big company sound?
Scheduled to be taking place on the first weekend of May, Startup Weekend Singapore is a high energy 54 hour event during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies.
Participants share and pitch their ideas with one another during the start of the event, and then form teams around those ideas. They then work together to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.
Throughout the weekend, other than connecting with fellow entrepreneurs, there are opportunities to meet with mentors who will be joining the event as well. Mentors include Chai Jia Jih, the managing director of AirBnB in Southeast Asia, Christel Quek, Twitter’s Content lead in Asia, Jeffrey Paine, founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, Adrian Tan, founder of SGAG, Christopher Chong, cofounder of Beeconomics (Groupon Singapore) and many more.
Pankaj Jain, venture partner of global incubator and venture fund 500 Startups, will also be flying down from New York specially to Singapore to coorganize the event.
Two years back during the same event, the winning team of Startup Weekend Singapore 2012, SnapSell continued to pursue their idea. SnapSell eventually rebranded to Carousell and rose in popularity among users who use it to easily buy and sell their items on the mobile app. What started off as a project as Startup Weekend Singapore 2012 turned into a multi million dollar company today, and the Startup Weekend Singapore team hopes that the same could happen this time round as well.
- Start Date: 2nd May 2014 (Friday) 6pm
- End Date: 4th May 2014 (Sunday) 8pm
- Venue: Microsoft Singapore, Level 23, 1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
- Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT
- Registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/singapore-startup-weekend-may-2014-tickets-11001458659
- More event info: singapore.startupweekend.org
If you are looking for a different weekend to inspire and be inspired, to connect with mentors, with an ambition to build and be part of the next big thing, Startup Weekend Singapore is definitely an event to check out. The event is open to all. Food and logistics are all taken care of for participants.
Vulcan Post is a media partner for Startup Weekend Singapore.