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  1. Singapore Startup Ecosystem & Entrepreneur Toolbox V0.1 - June 2014
  2. Disclaimer This is a totally informal, non-comprehensive document that I made to answer common questions. Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer. Use at your own risk.
  3. intro coming soon…coming soon… you? full time job angel investor mentor / judge arnaud bonzom Hello!
  4. s Agenda Visa Outsourcing Coworking Spaces & Offices Networking Recruitment Bonus Startups in Singapore Hackathons & Startup Competitions 58 people you should know Incubators & Accelerators Startup Ecosystem 0 Fund Raising Government
  5. Startup Ecosystem cc John Lord
  6. For more information: The Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 | Facts and Rankings | Global Competitiveness Report 2013 – 2014 1 “Singapore Aims to Become Southeast Asia's Silicon Valley” The Wall Street Journal 2014 “The world’s easiest place to do business” Doing Business 2014 Report “Best business environment in Asia Pacific and the world” Economist Intelligence Unit 2014 “Asia’s best intellectual property protection” Global Competitiveness Report 2013 – 2014 “Top 3 in the world for least corruption in the economy” Global Competitiveness Report 2013 – 2014 “Top 10 in Asia for best skilled labour” IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook in 2013 Asia’s most network-ready country The Global Information Technology Report 2014 “Country with best quality of life in Asia” Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings in the Mercer Survey 2011 The Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 Rankings startup ecosystem
  7. startup ecosystem For more information: Singapore Economy Key Indicators | iN2015 Masterplan | Singapore in Biref | CIA Factbook 1 Facts Population 5.40 million 2013 Labour Force 3.44 million 2013 economy population Ethnic Groups (%): Chinese 74.2, Malay 13.3, Indian 9.2, other 3.3 2013 est. Unemployment rate: 2.1% 2013 GDP: $ 370.1 bn 2013 Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.4% 2013 Per Capita GDP: $ 68,541 2013 Share of GDP (%): Manufacturing 18.6, Wholesale & retail Trade 18.2, Business Services 15.6, Finance & Insurance 12.2, Transportation & Storage 7.0, Construction 4.4, Information & Communications 4.0, Accomodation & Food Services 2.5. 2013 Home Ownership Rate 90.5% 2013 Mobile Phone Subscription 156% 2013 PC 81% 2013 household and social indicators Birth Rate 0.93 2013 Residents 3,84 million 2013 Literate 96.5% 2013 Languagues: English, Malay, Tamil & Mandarin
  8. Government cc John
  9. For more information: Contact Singapore 2 Oversees the registration and regulation of business entities and public accountants The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation-driven Singapore. The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), is a national movement by the private and public sector to seed and nurture start-ups in Singapore Lead government agency responsible for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre and grow the Singapore economy A one-stop site for enterprises looking to start, sustain and grow their businesses Cultivate a vibrant and competitive infocomm industry in Singapore Agencies, Foundations, Ministry, … government
  10. For more information: Contact Singapore Spearheads the development of Singapore’s external economic wing Aims to develop Singapore into a vibrant global media city as well as foster a creative economy and a connected society For employment pass requirements and manpower related matters. The National Research Foundation (NRF) seeks to strengthen Singapore’s R&D capabilities, encourage greater innovation and nurture the growth of technology- based enterprises in Singapore. The enterprise development agency for growing innovative companies and fostering a competitive SME sector government 2 Agencies, Foundations, Ministry, …
  11. Singapore Startups cc Mohammad Moniruzzaman
  12. 3 Rising Star For more information: Startup Ranking| e27| AngelList| f6s |Walkabout SG | Plug-in@blk71 advertising paymentbig data drones hospitality payment e-commerce hospitality e-commerce media supply chain management online reservations hospitality telecommunications referral marketing entertainment surveillance word-of-mouth marketing healthcare startups in singapore
  13. Star online grocery travel e-commerce property e-commerce e-commerce e-commerce entertainment virtual stock market simulation social networkspayment tourism 3startups in singapore
  14. Exits For more information: Tech in Asia| VentureDex Singapore HQCompany Cash (USD) Date Acquired Acquirer 200,000,000 2013-09-02 Singapore 2013-07-23n/a Singapore 2013-07-23n/a Singapore 2013-07-17n/a Singapore 2013-04-04n/a Singapore 2013-04-0148,000,000 Singapore 2013-03-19n/a Singapore 2013-03-19n/a n/a Singapore 30,000,000 2014-04-xx 3startups in singapore
  15. 58 People you should know cc Stefan Lins
  16. Entrepreneurs John Fearon Gilcrux Holdings Thomas Clayton Bubbly Steven Goh migMe Jani Rautiainen PropertyGuru Alexis Horowitz-Burdick Luxola 58 people you should know 4 Erwan Mace bitsmedia Clement Wong BeMyGuest Emi Takemura Peatix Suresh Shankar Crayon Data Darius Cheung
  17. Entrepreneurs 58 people you should know 4 Roger Egan Redmart Turochas “T” Fuad Travelmob Ismael Chang Ghalimi Stoic Chip Wilcox Temasys Communications Royston Tay Zopim Dinesh Bhatia TradeHero Razmig Hovaghimian Viki
  18. 58 people you should know Venture Capitalists Vinnie Lauria Golden Gate Ventures Hugh Mason JFDI Amit Anand Jungle Ventures John Tan 8capita Khailee Ng 500 Startups Stefan Jung Monk’s Hill Ventures 4 Hian Goh Northstar Group Kuanhua Hsu Gree Ventures Koichi Saito IMJ Investment Partners Alex Lin IIPL
  19. Venture Capitalists 58 people you should know 4 Paul Santos Wavemaker Labs William Klippgen Tigris Capital Yinglan Tan Sequoia Capital Jeffrey Paine The Founder Institute Frank Levinson Small World Group Edgar Hardless SingTel Innov8 Saemin Ahn Rakuten Ventures
  20. MNCs Joseph Ziegler AWS Casey Lau Softlayer Nicholas Tan Microsoft Jessica Duns PwC Guillaume Sachet MediaCorp 58 people you should know 4 coming soon (ii) PayPal coming soon 3M Amit Chopra Google For more information: AWS | Softlayer | Microsoft | PwC | MediaCorp | PayPal | Braintree | (i) & (ii) ebay careers coming soon (i) Braintree Stefan Jacob Cola-Cola
  21. Connectors Kristine Lauria Walkabout SG & Epi Ludvik Nekaj Crowdsourcing week Dave Lim TM Coca-Cola Gwendolyn Regina Tan Tech in Asia Son Le Thanh Startup Grind 58 people you should know 4 Christian Geissendoerfer Yoose Sangeet Choudary Platform Thinking Meri Rosich Quality Time Lab
  22. 4 Mohan Belani e27 Willis Wee Tech in Asia Catherine Shu TechCrunch Julia Wood CNBC Newspapers, TV & Websites Kaylene Hong The Next Web Jacquelyn Cheok Business Times 58 people you should know
  23. Networking y o u
  24. networking 5 works with various stakeholders in the ICT industry to promote emerging technologies and ICT-related issues. an organisation for business people who run small and medium enterprises in Singapore a regular, open and informal meeting place for people involved in startups to meet. a forum for interacting and learning from successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals provides a platform for female executives and entrepreneurs to learn, grow and connect bringing the Mobile Community Together a global organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology. the Startup Leadership Program brings together entrepreneurs in cities around the world, and provides an education and lifelong network. a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs Associations
  25. networking ake For more information: Networking Singapore | e27 | iNSG | SiTF | The List | Tech in Asia Events Meet 50 world class speakers, investors and prominent tech corporates. Asia's 60 hottest startups showcasing their products, all in Asia’s largest technology conference. Asia’s technology networking platform – creating value for tomrrow. a city-wide open house event for technology startups. Check out the spaces, see how the companies work, and meet the people behind the innovative companies of Singapore. The biggest innovations in Fintech. FinovateAsia will be postponed until 2015 Tech in Asia's signature Startup Asia Conference, showcases newly launched and product-ready tech startups born in the region. Most Fridays from 6pm to 8pm, a random collection of geeks, entrepreneurs, investors and creatives gather to eat cheese and change the world at JFDI.Asia’s Innovation Campus. brings together one of the largest collection of startup entrepreneurship-related events in Singapore 5
  26. Hackathons & Startup Competitions cc Sebastiaan ter Burg
  27. hackathons & startup competitions 6 For more information: the list | Hackathon & Bootcamp AngelHack is where startup teams go to validate new ideas, meet great people, and get mentorship/funding for their startup dreams. The biggest hackathon competition in the world! a series of global hackathon contests organised by PayPal. Competitors are required to solve a local problem by coding. Winners of the first prize of each contest get an axe as the trophy, and admission to the world finals where competitors compete for the $100,000 grand prize Lean Startup Machine provides participants with a valuable framework of tools, techniques and resources designed to help early-stage companies identify key customers and iterate their products quickly. = Urban Prototyping (UP) Singapore is a new movement where people from the public, private and people sectors come together to tackle the wide range of social and environmental challenges facing our cities. a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
  28. Startup Competition For more information: the list Organised by Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), is to provide recognition to innovative ICT Application / Solution which are developed locally. Imagine Cup is the world's most influential student technology competition. Seedstars World is an exclusive Worldwide Startup Competition to discover the best Startups in emerging and fast growing economies. Satellite is the preliminary stage of Echelon where shortlisted startups will pitch at one of the 12 Satellites across Asia. Key investors and community leaders will judge startups and there will be one winner for each city! Meet new developers, explore new APIs, and put your hacking skills to test against other developers from around Asia. Plus, you can win some cool prizes! if you wanna offer your API for this hack day, please contactWillis[at] Having seen more than 3500 teams and 10,000 participants taking part in the past 14 years, S@S has established itself as a credible and competitive platform, helping entrepreneurs make the critical transition from paper to product. 6hackathons & startup competitions
  29. Incubators & Accelerators cc David Siu
  30. incubators & accelerators 7 For more information: FindTheBest | Y Combinator A biomedical incubator that catalyses the commercialisation of innovative technologies. We nurture and develop projects with the aim to bring ground- breaking research to the market through start-ups. The Founder Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. The unique programme helps entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs to build innovative, scalable and profitableventures with deeper insights, leveraging The Art of The Start, principle and methodology with immersive sessions with successful practitioners and coaches from Silicon Valley, Asia-Pacific and Singapore. Local Y Combinator A 10-month long capacity building program, Ideasinc invests time and resources to go in early and discover rock-stars, transforming ideas into actionable solutions and products. JFDI.Asia operates the longest-running, most successful seed accelerator program in South East Asia. We take teams of entrepreneurs from idea to investment in 100 days, with greater than 60% success raising an average S$650,000 per team.
  31. 7 Plug and Play Singapore officially commenced operations in March 2010 with the goal of accelerating entrepreneurial companies, increasing their access to the dynamic resources of Silicon Valley and increasing the chances of commercial success MediaCorp is launching its own strategic investment vehicle called The Mediapreneur. The two arms of The Mediapreneur include the Investment Fund, to help startups in seed or series A capital and the Incubator Programme to provide a media-centric environment for start-ups to test their business ideas and products, develop a proof-of-concept and define a go-to-market strategy. Local Y Combinator incubators & accelerators For more information: FindTheBest | Y Combinator
  32. Fund Raising cc 401 (K) 2012
  33. fund raising 8 For more information: map of the money | Tech in Asia | NRF – Technology Incubation Scheme | Something Ventured | U.S. VC Firms Betting Big on Asia | How Startup Funding Works Meng’s map of the money
  34. Coworking Spaces & Offices cc Federico
  35. coworking spaces & offices For more information: Tech in Asia | e27 | Business Time | woolf works | iAxil | ShareDesk | Coworkify| | LiQUIDSPACE 9 WhereSpace Cost (SGD) Blk 71 #05-16 Ayer Rajah Crescent hotdesk resident 500 600 384 512 Singapore Science Park or at One-North 113 Somerset Rd 344B King George’s Avenue Blk 71 #02-18 Ayer Rajah Crescent 75 High Street #02-01 - 176 Joo Chiat Road TBC TBC 550 600 750 900 Sponsor 100 256 512
  36. Recruitment
  37. recruitment 10 Co-founders / Full Time Employees the matchmaking site for start-ups For more information: INSEAD | NUS | SMU | SUTD an online matching platform to discover entrepreneurs who are looking to join a startup or are seeking a business partner to join them. a platform built specially for young talents and the employers looking for them. focus to create a better leverage and platform to help Startups in Asia find the right talent fit within their growing and emerging business. the leading job portal in the region, we are Asia’s preferred destination for job seekers. connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. More than 300 million members worldwide more than 16 offices in seven countries (Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan) simply speaking – getting the right people, at the right time, for the right price, who can actually do the job!
  38. 10 Glint’s Calendar of the Interns For more information: Glint | INSEAD | NUS | SMU | SUTD recruitment
  39. Visa cc Icars
  40. visa 11 For more information: Ministry of Manpower | Help me to find the right pass | Apply for Permanent Residence Employment Pass The Employment Pass allows foreign professionals to work in Singapore. It applies to foreigners who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $3,300, and have acceptable qualifications. Employers must make applications for Employment Passes on behalf of a job candidate. Any change of employer will require a new application. read more EntrePass Foreign entrepreneurs who would like to start businesses in Singapore should apply for the EntrePass. read more S Pass Working Holiday Pass Training Employment Pass Mid-level skilled foreigners (e.g. technicians) who wish to work in Singapore may apply for an S Pass. read more Foreigners undergoing practical training attachments for professional, managerial, executive or specialist jobs in Singapore should apply for a Training Employment Pass. read more The Work Holiday Programme (WHP) allows foreign university students and recent graduates, between 18 and 25 years old, to come to Singapore to live and work for up to six months. read more
  41. Outsourcing cc Thomas Hawk
  42. outsourcing For more information: taskarmy | GroupTalent | Skills Hive | Amazon Mechanical Turk | peopleperhour 12 The #1 marketplace for graphic design, including logo design, web design and other design contests. Access over 2 million skilled freelancers from around the world. Find rated web developers, mobile programmers, designers, writers, translators, marketing pros, virtual assistants and more. Explore Work. We're proud of our global network of talent. Here's a glimpse of the over 56,000 Work Collections added by our gurus. Find freelancers and freelance jobs on oDesk - the world's largest online workplace where savvy businesses and professional freelancers go to work! The place for people to share things they're willing to do for $5. We connect over 11,466,372 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories. DesignCrowd is an online marketplace providing logo, website, print and graphic design services by providing access to freelance graphic designers and design studios around the world. 7 Marketplaces
  43. Be smarter than your lawyer and venture capitalistVenture Deals Everything else Tools and blogs for entrepreneurs LSM The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Hong Kong Intro to the Hong Kong Startup Scene Technopreneurship and the Early Stage Ecosystem in China in 2013China 12bonus Few more links