[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2012, Failcon Singapore And TechInnovation 2012


This year Techventure 2012 , which is presented by National Research Foundation (NRF) , will take place on October 16-18 and looks again to connect entrepreneurs, corporate chiefs of info-communications, bio-technology and new materials corporations, wealthy high-tech founders, high net worth individuals from the technology, venture capital and private equity community, together in one place.

2012 what a year!

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The New Florence blog set a blistering pace during 2012 – it will end year with 750+ posts. Each one of the posts makes you go “wow”, and very tough to play favorites but I scanned the titles to come. Industry Commentary


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[Singapore][Event] InnovFest 2012


Held on April 18-20, 2012, InnovFest 2012 is an exciting festival of innovation-related activities featuring innovative technologies, dynamic startups as well as award-winning innovators and entrepreneurs. Events & Happenings Entrepreneurship innovation InnovFest 2012 NUS Enterprise Singapore

[Event] [Singapore] Echelon 2012


Now there’s yet another mega startup event on the calendar – Echelon 2012 ! Echelon is pretty much the pioneer grassroots event in the Singapore Internet and web technology landscape – Echelon started in 2010, and existed as UnConference Singapore even before that – and Echelon 2012 promises to be the biggest-ever edition this year. Startup Marketplace submissions close on March 31, 2012. Young Upstarts is an Echelon 2012 media partner.

[Singapore][Event] UNWIRED 2012


As mobile broadband adoption continues unabated in 2012, the telecommunications industry in Singapore is facing a myriad of opportunities and challenges to deliver a smooth experience for consumers in the increasingly important “mobile cloud” This will be the prevailing theme at Unwired 2012 , which will take place at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands on May 31, 2012.

[Singapore][Event] CommunicAsia 2012


Already in its 23rd edition, CommunicAsia 2012 will feature key and emerging technologies from FTTx, LTE, mobile broadband, mobile commerce and innovations, next generation services, satellite communications, smartphones and other devices. Creative Content Production Conference at BroadcastAsia 2012. Events & Happenings 2012 BroadcastAsia CommunicAsia event information technology MObile Monday Singapore telecommunications

[Event] [Jakarta] Sparxup 2012


“Promoting Indonesia’s tech startup scene as always been our main objective with Sparxup , as well as bringing international knowledge to local entrepreneurs,” says Rama Mamuaya, founder of DailySocial and Sparxup 2012′s chairman. Indonesia’s #1 tech conference, startup competition and hackathon is back!

[Event][Singapore] Finovate Asia 2012


Financial and banking technology conference Finovate comes to Asia for the first time with Finovate Asia 2012. Organized by The Finovate Group , a boutique banking technology research firm based in Seattle, Washington (known for its research publication Online Banking Report and NetBanker.com blog), this one-day event on November 6, 2012 will showcase the best innovations in financial and banking technology from a mixture of leading established companies and brand-new startups.

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2012 – The Year in Apps

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Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's AppNearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play.

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Startup Iceland 2012 Was Phenomenal

Feld Thoughts

He’s got a great post up titled Startup Iceland 2012 – Done! Amy and I just spent an incredible week in Reykjavik, Iceland. This was our first time here and everything was awesome – the people, the food, the weather, the hotels, the weather, the people, the food, the people, the weather – you get the idea. Bala Kamallakharan was our host and the founder of Startup Iceland.

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

We’ll teach over 175 NSF Innovation Corps teams in the Lean LaunchPad course in 2012. The 2012 Stanford Lean LaunchPad Presentations. Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the first five. It Feels Like 20 Years Ago Today. It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since we taught the first 10 teams in the Stanford Lean LaunchPad class.

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Interesting Mobile Devices At CommunicAsia 2012


Unlike in previous years, consumer-type devices at CommunicAsia 2012 were somewhat of a rarity. Here are the very few consumer devices you may have missed at CommunicAsia 2012 : Huawei Ascend P1. China mobile giant Huawei was by far the dominant player in CommunicAsia 2012.

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[Singapore][Event] SingTel i.luminate 2012


Organized and participated by various business groups within the Singapore-headquartered Asia telecommunications provider SingTel , this year’s SingTel i.luminate – with the theme of “Powering The Future” – will on November 6, 2012 examine the forces that are shaping the market, discuss the implications, and showcase real-world ICT innovations and customer implementations.

[Singapore] What You Googled This Year: Top Google Searches Of 2012


National Basketball Association (NBA) rising superstar Jeremy Lin emerged as the top name Singaporeans googled this year, beating out even its founding father Lee Kuan Yew (the infamous Amy Cheong of this saga also made the list), while the Olympics 2012 came out as the top trending search. 9 KONY 2012. 9 Euro 2012. In the News 2012 Google Google search online search Singapore Zeitgeist

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 2 of 2

Steve Blank

Stanford e245 2012 class photo. Today, the second half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the final four (the first five are here.). Team ParkPoint Capital. This team spoke face-to-face with 326 customers. As often happens, this team came into class convinced that their market research proved that their business was providing credit to underbanked customers. 8 weeks later they ended up as a financial service provider for immigrants.

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Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012

Feld Thoughts

I just found out that Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City made the Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012. A few of the books on the Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012 touch on this theme – I’ll be looking for it as I read a lot on the beach the next few weeks. I’m not a huge “made that list person” but as a writer this is a very cool thing, especially when I look at the other books, and writers, on the list.

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Defrag and Blur 2012

Feld Thoughts

Defrag and Blur are only two weeks away, and if you’re not yet registered to come, you should find a way. Makerbot will be there with the Replicator 2 in hand. And is there anything cooler than 3D printing right now? The agenda is absolutely incredible — Kevin Kelly, Jeff Ma, Rachel Happe, Paul Kedrosky, Bre Pettis, Andrew Tschesnok. The networking will be intimate and awesome, as usual.

[Indonesia][Event] Startup Asia Jakarta 2012


Buoyed by the success of that event, the Tech In Asia team will be organizing another ‘Startup Arena’, this time in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jun 7-8, 2012. Run within Startup Asia Jakarta 2012 , the Startup Arena is a startup competition that’s positioned as a launchpad for entrepreneurs seeking to get a headstart in Asia’s mobile and internet industry.

10 Ways for Startups to Expand Their Reach in 2012

Startup Professionals Musings

As entrepreneurs, you always need to be on the lookout for ways to expand your current business, and always on the lookout for your next big thing. The competition never stands still, and new opportunities are evolving, based on culture changes in your customers, new technologies, and new problems in the world which need to be solved.

Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

Both Sides of the Table

The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. So in 2012 you’ll see me a lot more often at the Launchpad LA offices. Happy 2012 to all of you. Occasionally on this blog I break away from industry commentary and write more broadly. One of the most important articles I read during the entire year was David Brook’s op-ed article on “ The Haimish Line.” ” In it Brooks talks about his recent trip to Africa with his 12-year-old son.

[Singapore][Event] Startup Weekend Singapore 2012


The upcoming Startup Weekend in Singapore, will be held on March 9-11, 2012, at NUS Business School. Startup Weekend Singapore is back! If you’re not familiar with Startup Weekends , it’s a conference- and workshop-type event where a creative and highly motivated bunch of people get together for 54 hours to come up with great startup ideas. First started in July of 2007 in Boulder, Colorado, the movement has since spread across the world. Hell, there’s even a book on it!

The New Networking: Ultimate LinkedIn Guide For 2012 Grads


(We’ve looked) at how social media sites can be used as powerful networking tools for new college graduates, sharing our best picks for tips, tools, and more for Facebook , Twitter , and now, LinkedIn. Today, we’re exploring LinkedIn for new grads. We’ve saved the best for last: this site was created with professional networking in mind, and it’s our top pick as the most effective resource when it comes to making meaningful professional connections.

[Singapore][Event] National Achievers Congress 2012


Held on June 1-3, 2012, the National Achievers Congress – a platform that aims to have delegates learn from the best in management, leadership, finance and personal development – will again roll out a slew of exciting events to support and laud budding entrepreneurs and aspirant organizations that have shown courage and passion in pursuing their dreams.

Will 2013 Be Harder For Startups Than 2012?

Feld Thoughts

Operate under the hypothesis that 2013 will be harder for startups than 2012. tl;dr: F**k, I don’t know. I’m not in the prediction business. But plan for it. And behave accordingly. A lot of people have been talking about how 2013 will be harder for startups and fast growing companies.

[Singapore] [Event] Social Business Week 2012


Hot on the heels of Social Media Week this week in Singapore is Social Business Week , which will take place next week on February 20-23, 2012. You can find out more about Social Business Week 2012 here. Organized by The Grameen Creative Lab@NUS , the annual Social Business Week is structured as a series of events to inspire, connect, mentor and engage social entrepreneurs and innovators, corporate CSR partners and investors of social venture funds.

[Malaysia] [Event] InfoSecurity World 2012 – Combating The Rapid Rise In Cyber Threats


The Infosecurity World Exhibition & Conference 2012 ( ISWec 2012 ) was held at Putra World Trade Centre from 21 to 22 March 2012. ISWec 2012 signals Malaysia’s commitment to be at the center of security discussions, as well as an opportunity to enhance Malaysia’s standing and influence in this field. by Yi Ning Lim, marketing specialist at GMO GlobalSign.

HTIA 2012 – Israeli Innovation at its Finest

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International visitors at the HTIA 2012 conference got much more than what they came for. It wasn’t just your typical roundtable sessions and panel discussions – it was a showcase of some of the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Israel HTIA shimon peres

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Load Impact’s The State Of Web Readiness 2012


Online cloud-based load testing service Load Impact has released its The State of Web Readiness 2012 report at the just concluded O’Reilly Velocity Conference with a conclusion that should worry website administrators. According to the report – which analyzed data from 8,522 load tests executed across 3,968 websites in 132 different countries – found that most websites overestimate their ability to handle large numbers of visitors by 3.4 times.

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[Singapore][Competition] Students’ Digital Scrapbook Idea Wins Microsoft Imagine Cup Championship 2012


Over the weekend, inventive students across Singapore came together for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Championship 2012 , an annual competition that showcases the inventiveness, maturity and thinking amongst students across the world. Technology empowers the individual to make the world accessible according to their own needs,” says Nur Nadiah Bte Zailani of Team AlphaWaves, champions of Imagine Cup Championship 2012.

Live Hangouts at LeWeb London 2012

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Eric Migicovsky Kickstarter LeWeb Menlo Park Ventures Pebble Shervin Pishevar Voxer Leweb 2012 Tom KatisLeWeb , probably the biggest tech conference in Europe, migrated from Paris to London for the first time this year.

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[Singapore][Event] Founder Institute Singapore Summer 2012 Applications Now Open


The Founder Institute has just opened its 2012 Summer intake in Singapore. If you apply by the early bird admissions deadline of April 8, 2012, the S$50 application fee will be waived (using the promo code: b2). If you’re a passionate aspiring entrepreneur who intend to launch a technology startup, or already running one that’s under two years old, consider participating in this.

Do More Faster Top 12 Tips At RailsConf 2012

Feld Thoughts

If you are a developer, I encourage you to carve out an hour and watch TechStars CEO David Cohen’s presentation at RailsConf 2012 (30 minute presentation and outstanding 30 minutes of Q&A). He starts out with the assertion that “developers are the new investors” - how could you not be interested in hearing more about that?

[Event] [Singapore] Mobile Flea Market App Snapsell Wins Startup Weekend Singapore 2012


Startup Weekend Singapore 2012 participants. After 54 hours of intense product development and business pitching at Startup Weekend Singapore over the weekend, Team Snapsell – which developed a mobile application which allows users to sell stuff on a mobile-first marketplace – beat over 40 other ideas to emerge victorious as grand winner of the event.

[Singapore] [Event] Startup Asia Singapore 2012


And, as they like to put it, it’s “by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs” Startup Asia Singapore will take place on February 2-3, 2012, and is meant for early-stage startup investors, technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who want to show off their product to meet one another. Events & Happenings 2012 Asia emerging startups event Penn Olson Singapore Startup Asia Singapore startups technology startups

Top 10 Mom Marketing Trends As We Enter 2012


As we enter 2012, here’s our Top 10 list of Mom Marketing Trends: 1. By Stacy DeBroff, founder and CEO of Mom Central Consulting. 2011 proved a watershed year for recognition of the power of Mom Marketing. What changed? Moms’ overwhelming embrace of social media and the profound impact of the recommendation culture on their consumer purchasing behavior.

2012 Planning / Working Together

VC Adventure

The email looked like this: I’ve been thinking a lot about feedback loops recently and thought it would be helpful to touch base on how we worked together in 2011 and think a bit about anything that we need to change about our interactions in 2012 (talk more; talk less; more concentrated time together; etc.). And overlay onto that the key priorities/challenges for 2012. what should we do differently in 2012. what do we together need to focus on in 2012.

HTIA 2012 – 18 startups present in Israeli accelerators demo day

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During HTIA 2012, for the first time ever, 18 startups from three of Israel's all-star startup accelerators (DreamIt, The Junction and Microsoft Accelerator) gave five minute pitches to a full house. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DreamIt Ventures Eden Shochat Invest in Israel Israel Israel seed Israeli High Tech Microsoft Israel The Junction alum.ni

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Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode Breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Although Sharktank has been running reruns on Fridays the last few weeks, the show ran a Sharktank 2012 Holiday special on Tuesday night. The most interesting company to present was The Coop , a modern, design-focused, indoor-outdoor children’s playspace in Los Angeles. The two founders, Lucinda Lent and Juliet Bodystun wanted to raise $150,000 in return for 15% of the company in order to franchise their concept nationwide. By all accounts, the Coop is quite successful.

Inc. To Reveal Its Inc. 500 And Inc. 5000 For 2012


“To rank among the 2012 Inc. Business media company Inc. has unveiled its annual lists of the fastest-growing companies in the United States, highlighting the most dynamic and innovative independent entrepreneurs in the country. Topping the Inc.

ConversionXL’s Top 10 Posts of 2012


Which posts published in 2012 proved to be most popular? These 10 blog posts got the most attention this year. If you haven’t read some of them, make sure to check them out: Don’t Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels, Ignore the Fad. Controversy and challenging the status quo made this post the winner. With over 100 comments and close to 2000 tweets, it was by far the most shared and discussed. Useful Value Proposition Examples (and How to Create a Good One).

Save the Date: December 3, 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

We’ve got a date and venue for The Lean Startup Conference : December 3 - 4, 2012 at the InterContinental San Francisco. This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein , co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference this fall. Big news! We’ll open registration in a couple of weeks and if you ’d like to be the first to know when tickets go on sale--along with a shot at the lowest ticket price--we encourage you to sign up here for our short, friendly emails.

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2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


The results of the 2012 survey are shown in the table below, with groups listed by median overall pre-revenue, pre-money valuation from the lowest to the highest. 2012 Valuation Survey. Here are comparisons with earlier surveys and with current data collected elsewhere : The pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies in the 2012 survey (median = 2.75, average = 2.96) increased significantly over the data from the survey in 2011 (average = $2.1

2012 Innotech Beta Summit Applications

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It's time again for the 2012 Innotech Beta Summit! Events beta summit innotech