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


This year, Techventure has also taken on two new partner events - TechInnovation 2012 and Failcon Singapore. Events & Happenings conference Failcon Singapore National Research Foundation Singapore startup startup ecosystem TechInnovation 2012 Techventure Techventure 2012 venture capital

[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.

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[Event] [Singapore] Echelon 2012


Now there’s yet another mega startup event on the calendar – Echelon 2012 ! Startup Marketplace submissions close on March 31, 2012. Young Upstarts is an Echelon 2012 media partner.

[Singapore][Event] UNWIRED 2012


In its third year, Unwired 2012 will see speakers from companies such as Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Tellabs and StarHub analyze and discuss issues surrounding the telecommunications industry in Singapore.

[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.

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


[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.

[Event][Singapore] Finovate Asia 2012


Financial and banking technology conference Finovate comes to Asia for the first time with Finovate Asia 2012. Finovate Asia 2012 will feature a demo-only format with 32 companies – each with only 7 minutes – to demo their latest innovations to the audience.

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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


Many laud CommunicAsia , one of Asia’s largest communications and information technology conferences, as the best event in Singapore to check out the latest emerging technologies in the information and communications technology (ICT) arena.

[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.

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[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.

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.

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

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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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.

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.

[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!

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.

[Singapore][Event] National Achievers Congress 2012


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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[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.

[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. by Yi Ning Lim, marketing specialist at GMO GlobalSign.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Live Hangouts at LeWeb London 2012

VC Cafe

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).

[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.

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


Startup Weekend Singapore 2012 participants.

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).

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.

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?

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.

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.

HTIA 2012 – Israeli Innovation at its Finest

VC Cafe

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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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.

144 Israeli startups raised $483 million In Q1 2012

VC Cafe

According to the latest IVC - KMPG quarterly survey published today, in the first quarter of 2012, venture capital investments in Israel rached $483 million, up slightly from the amount invested in Q1/2011.

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The Lean Startup at SXSW 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

Details: The Lean Startup: The Science of Entrepreneurship Friday, March 9, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm Austin Convention Center Ballroom D Then, on Saturday, March 10, The Lean Startup return for a second year with an official track at SXSW Interactive at the Hilton Austin Downtown.

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Alexander Interactive’s 3 E-Commerce Predictions For 2012


With the continued explosion of Apple’s iPad and other tablets in 2011, 2012 will see an expanded focus on tablet commerce. To keep up with large online retailers in 2012, small businesses will be upping their game in the website design department.

[Event] Ukraine, Thailand And US Take Top Spots At Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012


They came, they saw, and they – well, some of them, at least – conquered. The student teams from all over that participated in the 10th annual Imagine Cup have challenged each other and themselves with their technology innovation projects, and the winners have now emerged.

How to Raise Money in 2012

Growthink Blog

So, how should you go about raising money in 2012? Every year for the past decade I have heard the same thing, regardless of whether the economy is doing well or poorly. And what I hear is entrepreneurs saying that it's so hard to raise money.