NUS iLead www.e27.sg Silicon Valley
Tour Unconferences/ www.garag3.com Jul ‘08 Demo Events IDM Incubator & Funding What Is OPTIMATIC? A Social Enterprise Dedicated To Serve the Entrepreneurial and Leadership Community. FDG Singapore 1 & 2 Focusing on the High-Tech Software eBay dev.shack Developer Engagement Ecosystem between Singapore, Silicon Valley, Developer Sweden and many more regions! Competition Business Model: Niche Events, Collaborative Spaces, Specialized Tours, Community Oriented Websites that leverage Web 2.0 Regional Social Media Workgroup Audiences: Startups, Academics, Governments, Educational Institutions, Investors, Media
FIRST THE INVESTMENTS THEN THE
USAGE VENTURE CAPITAL HAS GLOBALIZED VC FIRMS NO LONGER INVEST ONLY WITHIN ‘2 HRS’ FROM SAND HILL ROAD EMERGING MARKETS REPRESENT MASSIVE POTENTIAL THE OPPORTUNITY LIES IN LOCALIZATION IT’S ALL ABOUT COPYING: FACEBOOK VS XIAONEI VS STUDVIZ
WEB 2.0 ANALYSIS Primary Consumer
Technology Market in Asia still lies in Gaming: Online Gaming Revenues (i.e. MapleStory, WoW) still trumps anything in Web 2.0 Now: China, Korea, Japan, Thailand. Emerging: Vietnam, Indonesia. Gaming is not-equal-to Web 2.0 Web 2.0 is still in its infancy Innovation Wise in Asia Consumer Adoption is Extremely Strong: Facebook, Youtube, Xiaonei, TuDou.com, Baidu.com, QQ, Yahoo! Enterprise Adoption is pretty slow. SME’s, Sohos First. (i.e. Google Docs)
ASIA’ STYLE Less Innovation More
Consumers More BootSrapping/ consuming US services Angel Money Local services are VC only in ‘Scale highly localized - Markets’ - China, Difﬁcult to scale Korea, India because of fragmented cultures/languages Community ‘Self Help’
SINGAPORE: WEB2.0 HUB? Advantages •Capitalize
on It, The True Gateway to Asia •The Best of East and West •A Tier-One Global Lifestyle Capital •Easiest Place to do Business •Trusted, Transparent City of Commerce •Constellation of Auxiliary and Professional Services •Cost-Competitive vis-à-vis Silicon Valley, Boston, London •Pro-Active, Entrepreneur Oriented Govt •Massive Regional Labour Pool •Top Notch Educational System •Low Corporate Taxes, No Capital Gains Tax, No Tax on Foreign Earned Income •Private Banking, Angel Investor, Finance Centre •Active University Entrepreneurial Programmes •NOC Programme! Silicon Valley Linkages •Sentosa!, F1 GP, Youth Olympics, IRs, Sports Hubs...
WHAT CAN WE DO? Understanding
Web 2.0 Evangelizing Web 2.0 Raising Supporting Awareness of Local Web 2.0 Leading The Services Way in Web 2.0 2.0 Your Using Web 2.0 Organization Opening Data Access
EBAY DEV.SHACK 25 JUNE 2008
Venue: THE ARTS HOUSE 1 OLD PARLIAMENT LANE SINGAPORE 179429 Time: 6.30pm Onwards http://entrepreneur27singapore.wikispaces.com/eBay.dev.shack eBay Widgets, eBay Platform Development, Auction for Dinner with VP SEA!
E27 UNCONFERENCE 3RD QUARTER 2008
Startup Demos! Breakout Sessions! Startup Exhibition! Showcase of the vibrant tech entrepreneurship scene in Singapore and the region!