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Is your company the next big thing in tech? Does your startup have the potential to transform the way we live, work and interact? Do you have an idea that can change the world?
The Guardian and MediaGuru are giving you the chance to find out.

**Enter the Activate Singapore Tech Talent competition for a chance to win $50,000 SGD investment from MediaGuru and £100,000 of advertising across The Guardian platform**

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  1. 1. Activate Singapore 2014
  2. 2. London New York The Activate Summit SINGAPORE 16th-17th January 2014 Delhi
  3. 3. Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Marina Bay Sands® is Asia's leading destination for business, leisure and entertainment delivering oncein-a lifetime experiences. The landmark building is situated in the heart of Singapore's Central Business District and transforms Singapore's skyline and the country's tourism landscape.
  4. 4. Activate Singapore 2014 What is Activate? Activate is the Guardian’s platform for leaders working across all sectors who have proven that, through the use of technology and the internet, we can change the world. Through senior level summits in London, New York, India and now Singapore, a suite of innovative satellite events, and our editorial platform on, Activate examines how innovative individuals and organisations are using the open web to transform the way we approach problem solving and opportunity building in business, governance and society. Activate uses unique and engaging formats to profile and celebrate the best applications of innovation and entrepreneurship to tackle global problems and stimulate global growth.
  5. 5. Activate Singapore 2014  The Guardian newspaper and the global media services company, MediaGuru will bring the international Activate Summit to Singapore  The Summit will boast a speaker line up of some of the biggest and brightest names working in global media, technology and social change  Across two days they will convene to discuss the power of the open internet to drive innovation, development and opportunity in business, politics, education and society  The Summit will play host to a 400-plus audience of domestic and international leaders and change-makers working in the digital space
  6. 6. Speakers at Activate Singapore 2014 We have a fantastic confirmed speaker list and the number of impressive leaders from various industries speaking on this platform continues to increase. Some of confirmed speakers include:  Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations  Li Gong, Chairman & CEO, Mozilla Online, global Senior Vice President of Mobile Devices & President of Asia Operations  Paul Dempsey, President, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide  Dan Neary, President, A-PAC, Facebook  Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian  Kath Viner, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Australia  Jeff Jarvis, Professor of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  7. 7. Who will you meet at Activate? Director level delegates from across private, public and third sectors, from the biggest media and technology companies, government organisations and international charities to the brightest technology start ups and VC investors. Made up of an eclectic mix of disciplines and sectors, previous Activate attendees include: CEO & chief scientist, Cornfield Electronics Director, Deloitte Director, Mozilla Vice president, technology, AOL Founder, Founder, CTO, Etsy CTO, Hearst Interactive Media Founder, Blue State Digital Managing director, The Financial Times COO, Symbian Director, investments, Omidyar Network CEO, Tumblr CTO, Moo Partner, Index Ventures Founder, Love Film General partner, Acacia Capital Partners CEO, Nexus Media CEO, TERI (The Energy Resources Institute) Founder, The Open Knowledge Foundation CTO, Eurostar Founder, Global Voices Chief information officer, UN Peacekeeping Director, external relations, EMEA Google Co-founder, Bebo Head of data strategy, Nokia Press counsellor, US Embassy Co-founder, Better Place Director, Amnesty International Innovation manager, World Bank Institute Partner, Union Square Ventures Marketing director, General Electric Senior vice president, Nasdaq President, Edelman Partner, Bain & Company CTO, New York Times Founder, Kickstarter Chief strategy officer, MediaCom Co-founder, Inkling Software CEO, Save the Children Executive director, Symbian Foundation Founder, Wolfram Research Director, Adromeda Capital Vice president, products, Google Chief technology officer, Microsoft COO, Thomson Reuters Editor, TechCrunch Europe Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Managing director, Yahoo! Managing director, Glam Media Founder & CEO, Tweetdeck Global marketing director, Mozilla Chairman, Director, BBC Worldwide Founder, GrameenBank Group director, Penguin group Editor, Harvard Business Review Editor, Mashable CEO, Newscred Editor, ProPublica Principal, McKinsey & Company CEO, TypeKit CEO, Demotix Founder, ScraperWiki Editor, Daily Beast Editor, Wall St Journal Senior vice president, Turner Broadcasting Director, UN Foundation Global education lead, Google Director, The Washington Post Founder, Betaworks COO, paidContent Editor, BBC News Director, PBS Director, Frog Design CEO, Internet Advertising Bureau
  8. 8. Activate Singapore 2014: Tech Talent Day Tell us how your start up is going to change the world! A start up focused competition and one day event aimed at early stage entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, professional services firms, government and academic institutions. We invite the world’s most innovative start ups to tell us, in 300 words or less, why they have the ideas, knowledge and motivation to speak at Activate. Who gets involved in the Activate Tech Talent day? Some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs have spoken at Activate and engaged in the Tech Talent day, either as participants, judges and / or mentors. Past participants include: • Esther Dyson, Angel Investor • Matt Mullenweg, Founder, WordPress • Fred Wilson, Partner, Union Square Ventures • Brent Hoberman, Founder, MyDeco, and Founder’s Forum • Julie Meyer, CEO, Ariadne Capital • Arianna Huffington, Founder and President of the Huffington Post Media Group … and many more
  9. 9. Activate Singapore 2014: Tech Talent Day The Format A judging panel of eminent VCs and proven entrepreneurs shortlist the entrants down to a list of 10 companies who are invited to the Activate Tech Talent day Entrants will learn from and engage with investors, entrepreneurs, financiers, professional services and legal firms. Best of all they’ll learn how to pitch to investors Each start up will be given just 5 minutes to articulate their idea to our panel of discerning judges. The Reward! Winner gets a platform at the Activate Summit the next day where they can speak alongside some of the world’s most influential innovators on the Tech Talent day panel.
  10. 10. Tech Talent Day – Reward for Winners! MediaGuru to provide an initial funding of SG$50,000 to the Winning Start-up of the Tech Talent day The Guardian would provide GB£100,000 worth of Advertisement across Guardian platforms
  11. 11. The Activate Digital Platform is our editorial hub for all Activate related content. We have separate microsite hubs for Activate London, New York, Delhi and now Singapore that run off the main editorial site. In addition all pre- and post-event Activate content will be disseminated via the Guardian Media Network and other Guardian touch points such as MediaGuardian and TechGuardian. Across the Activate platform and disseminated via the Media Network we host video interviews with speakers past and present, our blog, collated press coverage, audio Q&As, links to related articles, a range of editorially-led features that we have created in collaboration with Activate partners, information on related events such as our Activate pitching day, tech development days and fundraising initiatives and of course, information on and content from our London, New York, Delhi and Singapore Summits. The Guardian will live stream all Activate events from
  12. 12. Why Activate Summit in Singapore?  Singapore is the centre for digital media and tech innovation in Asia and growing at a rapid pace. Some of the region’s most innovative and expansive start up activity is happening in Singapore  Activate Singapore will provide a platform for the region’s most innovative individuals and organizations who are using the web to transform the way we approach problem solving and opportunity building in business, governance and society.  It will profile and celebrate the best applications of innovation and entrepreneurship to tackle global problems and stimulate global growth.  Crucially, this is about connecting Singapore with the international community and in turn connecting that community with true innovators and game-changers from Singapore.  It will be a platform to promote the innovation in Singapore and surround region’s digital media industries to international markets, entities and partners  It will enable regional companies to engage and do business with key international, regional and domestic individuals and companies in the tech and creative communities
  13. 13. Why partner with us? Combining the Guardian’s international reach with Media Guru's local and global market knowledge, Activate will bring you face-to-face with senior innovators and decision makers working at the bleeding edge of their industries. Our designated editorial Activate platform, which is embedded on the Guardian Media & Tech Network site, provides a unique 360 aspect to all partnership engagements, seamlessly combining online content and editorially-led thought leadership touch points with the offline, on-the-day branding, speaking opportunities and networking.
  14. 14. Why partner with us? We work in a creative and wholly unique way to create bespoke packages that are tailored to your individual business needs but all sponsors and partners can expect to: • Leverage your expertise and thought leadership through speaking opportunities; • Gain face-to-face access to the most senior executives working in global media and technology; • Widen reach and impact across the Guardian’s digital offering including online editorial, video, live stream, social and print touch points; • Work with the Guardian team to create a bespoke partnership in line with your business development strategy; • Create brand synergy between your brand and the Guardian and leading world brands; • Create a direct association and alignment between your brand and the most innovative and progressive global trends and companies; • Develop a relationship with the Guardian editorial team; • Benefit from prolonged brand exposure to the Guardian international audience
  15. 15. You are in good company To mention a few of our loyal Guardian Media & Tech events participants, sponsors and supporters….
  16. 16. Big Speakers Big Ideas Activate speakers come from all over the world and represent the best and brightest individuals and organisations working to change the world through technology. Past speakers include: Eric Schmidt CEO & Chairman Google Pierre Omidyar Founder, eBay & Omidyar Network Ev Williams Co-founder, Twitter Alan Rusbridger Reid Hoffman Editor-in-Chief, Executive Chairman & Guardian News & Media Founder, LinkedIn Werner Vogels CTO, Amazon Chris Hughes Co-founder, Facebook Arianna Huffington Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post Craig Newmark Founder, Craigslist
  17. 17. Activate 2013 – India  Held on 21st March 2013, New Delhi; organized in partnership by Google, The Guardian & MediaGuru  A Global summit discussing Impact of Internet on India  Speakers & Delegates from across the globe participated Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger & Google’s Global Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt Panelists in discussion
  18. 18. Activate 2013 – India KEY SPEAKERS: Eric Schmidt, Google Global Executive Chairman Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, India Sam Pitroda (Adviser to the Indian Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations) Stephanie Cutter, Deputy Campaign Manager, Obama Digital Campaign Narendra Modi, Chief Minister - Gujarat via Google+ Hangout Shashi Tharoor, Ministry of State for HRD, India Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir, India Rajan Anandan, Google India's Managing Director Jeff Jarvis, Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Raghav Bahl, Managing Director, TV18 Sanjay Salil, Managing Director, MediaGuru Shekhar Kapur, Filmaker Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO - … and many others
  19. 19. About The Guardian and MediaGuru About The Guardian The Guardian is a global leader in digital media and technology and has been at the forefront of innovative journalism since the launch of in 1999. The Guardian’s high-quality, indepth coverage of current affairs has made it one of world’s most respected and widely read newspaper sites boasting more than 85 million global monthly unique users. It has won numerous awards for its journalistic innovation including multiple Webbys for Best Newspaper and international acclaim for it’s open comment site Comment is Free and it has a reputation for distinctive, trusted and intelligent content. Two thirds of the Guardian’s audience come from outside the UK and that audience is growing at a rate faster than any other British newspaper website. Our international reach is set to continue to grow as we continue to invest in our North American operation and develop relationships and partnerships around the world. At the centre of the Guardian’s international innovation and development drive and closely tied to its digital first-strategy sits the Guardian Activate platform – a series of international events and an online content platform for forward thinkers and leaders focused on shaping the world’s future through technology.
  20. 20. About The Guardian and MediaGuru About MediaGuru MediaGuru is a global media services company. We specialize in creating successful media projects from scratch or to revamp the existing ones on turnkey basis for better efficiency and profitability. Our two other focus areas are digital archiving services and a path breaking multiuser interactive platform for the broadcast and new age media companies. MediaGuru excels in providing innovative strategic and operational consultancy for TV, radio, print and new media. Typically we cover the entire life cycle of a project from business plan, planning & implementing the Infrastructure, technology, system integration, on-air look & feel, sets, manpower, content planning, training, dry run and eventually the hand-holding. MediaGuru offers digital archiving services with its JV partner, Memnon, a European market leader in the sector. Our mantra is to digitize, restore, preserve and provide real-time access to audio, video, text and film archives.
  21. 21. Contacts – we’re looking forward to connecting! London Singapore Editorial inquiries: Poonam Sharma Director MediaGuru Email: Direct line: +6591995242 Robin Hough Head of content, Media & Technology Guardian News & Media Email: Direct line: +(0)203 353 2463 Sponsorship inquiries: Matthew Race Head of commercial, Media & Technology Guardian News & Media Email: Delhi Sanjay Krishan Das Sr. Vice President MediaGuru Email: M: +91 9811099609 L: +91 120 4766000 ext: 106