[Singapore][Event] UP Singapore

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I’m sure we can all agree that Singapore is facing various urban challenges, ranging from a burgeoning population that’s straining the country’s infrastructure to out-of-date public services that could do with an overhaul. But a new initiative aims to help bring some ground-up, citizen-led innovation to help Singapore out of its urban doldrums.

All You Need To Know About Business In Singapore

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It is hardly a surprise when I say that Singapore is one of the best destinations to begin a business. The combination of corporate tax laws with political stability make this city the ideal location for running a company, and this is why I chose Singapore as the city to begin my business.

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[Singapore][Event] AppHACK Singapore 2013 by AngelHack

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The Singapore chapter of AngelHack – the largest global startup competition and series of hackathons in the world – will be organizing AppHack Singapore 2013 , which looks to gather over 150 Singapore-based software developers and entrepreneurs together where they will create great mobile applications over the span of just 24 hours. Events & Happenings AngelHack competition hackathon HACKcelerator mobile apps Singapore

[Event] Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

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If you do – and would like to showcase your coding chops to the world – you may want to participating in Hackatron Asia Singapore , and one and a half day hackathon that will bring brands, technologies and developers together to see what technological magic can ensue. The top prize includes US$5,000, plus full access tickets to all three sell-out Startup Asia conferences in Singapore, Tokyo and Jakarta in 2015. Do you have 32 hours to spare?

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[Event][Singapore] 2015 Battlehack

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The global 2015 BattleHack , organized by leading global payments providers PayPal and Braintree , will be coming to Singapore as part of a worldwide global hackathon competition that will see developers across the globe tasked with creating applications that solve specific challenges. The Singapore leg, which will take place on 28 and 29 March 2015, will see local developers create a mobile app that will solve a local challenge of their choice.

[Singapore] Go Global

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As a Singapore-based small or medium enterprise (SME), you probably have already realised that the local market may just be a little too small for your business ambitions. Exports have always played a large part of Singapore’s economy – total exports stood at S$518.9 billion in 2014 – but in recent years have been weakening, and SPRING Singapore and IE Singapore must hope that the “ Go Global ” program help reverse the trend.

[Singapore] LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Users In Singapore

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LinkedIn first established an office here in Singapore back in 2011. Singapore is the fourth market in Southeast Asia to surpass the 1-million mark, after Malaysia (1+ million), Indonesia (1.5+ “Singapore is increasingly becoming a a regional hub for key industry sectors such as financial services, infocomm and media; as a result, skills, innovation, and productivity improvements are the fundamental pillars for success and economic growth.”

[Singapore][Event] Crowdsourcing Week

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It’s thus interesting to see what’s going to be shared at the upcoming Crowdsourcing Week , a five-day conference to be held in Singapore on June 3-7, 2013, that explores everything crowdsourcing, open innovation and crowdfunding. We are excited to bring the event to Singapore, where the support we have received for open innovation is very encouraging.”. Events & Happenings crowdfunding crowdsourcing Crowdsourcing Week event innovation Singapore

[Singapore] Twitter Designates Singapore As Asia Pacific Headquarters

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Twitter last week announced that it has opened its office in Singapore, officially designating it as its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. Twitter first opened in Singapore in the fall of 2013 operating out of a serviced office, but its Singapore-based team – which quickly grew to 80 staff members in under two years – means that it required a far larger space in order to accommodate for expansion. In the News Asia Pacific Singapore social media Twitter

[Singapore][Event] Singapore Youth Awards 2014 Calls For Nominations

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The Singapore Youth Awards is back for its 39th year and is currently calling for nominations. Last year’s Singapore Youth Awards winners include Associate Professor Ong Soh Khim from the National University of Singapore, musician Muhammad Riduan Bin Zalani for promoting the local Malay music scene, national netball player Jean Ng , and mutiple medal-winning Paralympian Laurentia Yen-Yi Tan.

[Singapore] The9 Opens Red 5 Singapore Office

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China online game developer and operator The9 Limited announced today that there are establishing a Red 5 office in Singapore as its Asian operation and development center, which will manage the operations of its upcoming online multi-player first-person shooter (FPS) game Firefall in all countries outside of the North American and European markets. This was one of the reasons why we have decided to set up an Asia headquarters for Firefall,” says Mr Zhu Jun, CEO of Red 5 Singapore.

[Singapore][Event] Innovfest 2014

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Singapore loves innovative technologies, and the number of conferences and exhibitions that take place each year in the city state that celebrate the latest in technology solutions for almost every industry can be staggering. Events & Happenings event innovation Innovfest NUS NUS Enterprise Singapore technology

5 Singapore Industries In Which To Get Rich

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Singapore has a thriving economy, particularly when it comes to international business, so there are plenty of different paths to get rich in Singapore. Singapore’s size alone and its lack of arable land has already helped shape its society and the job opportunities within its borders. Singapore prides itself on the health of its financial sector, and there’s a great potential for wealth accumulation for the individuals who go into this sector.

[Singapore] Techinasia.com Acquires SGEntrepreneurs

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One of Asia’s biggest regional technology and startup blogs just got bigger – Tech in Asia ( Techinasia.com ) just announced its acquisition of fellow Singapore-based tech blog SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum, entrenching itself as one of the leading English language blogs covering the technology scene in Asia. In the News SGEntrepreneurs Singapore startup startup blog TechinAsia.com technology blog

[Singapore][Event] Startup Weekend Singapore 2012

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Startup Weekend Singapore is back! The upcoming Startup Weekend in Singapore, will be held on March 9-11, 2012, at NUS Business School. This year (the first was held in 2010) the event will be organized by a group of students from the National University of Singapore Overseas Colleges Alumni (NOC Alumni). An expected 150 participants will attend Startup Weekend Singapore. Events & Happenings event idea generation NOC alumni Singapore Startup Weekend startups

[Singapore][Event] SuperHappyDevHouse 2

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After a successful introduction in Singapore last year , SuperHappyDevHouse 2 – Singapore’s and Asia’s second SHDH – will take place on Jun 9-10 at co-working space The Hub Singapore and should again see a host of creative technical developers coming together to build and show off fun projects. Even better, this year will feature David Weekly , one of the guys that started SuperHappyDevHouse will be in Singapore for the event.

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

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This year, Techventure has also taken on two new partner events - TechInnovation 2012 and Failcon Singapore. TechInnovation 2012 , organized by Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI) Singapore is an industry-technology matching event focusing on emerging and ready-to-market enabling technologies in info-communications, electronics, materials, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and environment, to enhance the innovation capacity of Singapore enterprises.

[Singapore] A Look Inside Facebook’s Singapore Office

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Facebook earlier this week opened the doors of its Singapore office to media for a familiarization tour, where executives took the opportunity to give us a brief rundown of the company’s attitude towards work culture. It’s probably important to note that the technology company first moved into its existing premises in Singapore’s central business district area during Independence Day last year – July 4, 2011 - but only opened up to media scrutiny now.

[Singapore][Event] Social Media Week Singapore

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Social media practitioners and enthusiasts in Singapore, rejoice – Social Media Week Singapore 2013 is upon this month, and will see over 30 free-to-participate events scheduled across 18-22 February. Love in a time of social media : social experiment with Singapore Management University that will explore how people experience dating online and offline and the choices they make in both situations – Tues, 19 Feb, 11am – 1pm (Venue TBC).

[Singapore] Designs On A New Furniture Future

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Even as bargain-crazy Singaporeans rush to the sprawling IT Show in Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre this weekend for deals on electronic goods, another quieter and far more refined exhibition is taking place at Singapore Expo – the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2012 , held in conjunction with the 29th edition of the ASEAN Furniture Show, Deco Asia 2012 and The Hospitality Show 2012. Designed in Singapore.

[Singapore] ACE Appoints 12 Funding, Incubation Partners

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Singapore-based Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) announced late last week during business competition ideas.inc that it has identified 12 partners to assist in helping at least 100 new and aspiring entrepreneurs over the next three years get off their feet and start businesses. In the News ACE ACE Startups Action Community for Entrepreneurs Funding ideas.inc mentorship Singapore SPRING Singapore

[Singapore] [Competition] SLA OneMap Challenge

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It wasn’t quite so long ago at GovCamp Singapore that citizens were arguing for more openness of public data. Today, at least one public sector organization has taken heed – the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is introducing the OneMap Challenge , a competition to leverage on over 45 layers of theme data contributed by various public agencies on OneMap as well as the datasets on www.data.gov.sg

Will Autonomous Vehicles Shape Singapore’s Transport Future?

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Will the autonomous vehicle (AV) shape the future of transportation in Singapore? The advances in technology make the AV a possibility for Singapore in the very near future. Singapore’s litmus test in a similar innovation, was its roll-out of the LRT system a few years back, which has served its people well with few negligible complaints. Thinking Aloud autonomous vehicles Dr Maren Schweizer innovation modern trends Singapore technology transport transport industry

[Singapore] GrabTaxi – Disrupting The Singapore Cab Industry, One Cab At A Time

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Singapore’s taxi industry has been the subject of many recently introduced services looking to disrupt that sector. But the largest Southeast Asia-based taxi booking mobile application provider has set its sights on Singapore as its fourth market – Malaysia-based MyTeksi has announced the beta launch of its app GrabTaxi , after recent expansions to Philippines and Thailand.

Telstra Sets Up Startup Accelerator muru-D In Singapore

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Singapore’s startup scene looks set to become even more vibrant with the entrance of Sydney-based startup accelerator muru-D. muru - D will be hosting a roadshow in six Southeast Asian cities, including Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore, and selected startups will receive S$40,000 in seed capital, space in muru - D Singapore’s central business district office and as well as introductions to world-class mentors, coaches and investors.

[Singapore] Startup Asia Singapore Back For 2013 Edition

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After a series of successful startup events in Singapore, and Jakarta and Bandung in Indonesia last year, Asia-based online technology news site TechinAsia will be kicking off Startup Asia Singapore ‘s second edition later in April this year. Events & Happenings 2013 Asia Singapore Startup Arena Startup Asia Singapore startup competition startups TechinAsia

[Singapore] Shopify Partners SingTel To Grow Presence In Singapore

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The e-commerce space in Singapore has been ratcheted up by another notch as online shopping platform Shopify partners telecommunications provider SingTel to make available its services to businesses in the country. Online commerce has seen explosive growth in the region – data from PayPal, from example, revealed that merchants based in Singapore saw an increase of online export sales on average by 68% to China, 55% to Hong Kong, 22% to Japan and 20% to Australia in 2012 alone.

[Singapore][Event] Echelon 2013

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Events & Happenings 2013 Asia Echelon Singapore startup startup competitionEchelon is back for its 2013 edition – it takes place on 17 and 18 June this year – and it’s currently on the hunt for more of Asia’s most promising startups. If you’re an Asia-based startup looking for an opportunity to showcase your product and would like to pitch to Asia’s top investors, industry thought leaders and the media, you need to be at Echelon.

[Singapore] SIF Young Social Entrepreneurs Program 2013

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Singapore International Foundation ‘s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) program for 2013 – which looks to inspire, equip and enable youths to take up the mantle of social entrepreneurship in Singapore and beyond – is now open for applications. Events & Happenings entrepreneurship program Singapore Singapore International Foundation social entrepreneurship Young Social Entrepreneurs

[Singapore][Event] InnovFest 2012

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If you’re interested to check out what game-changing technologies there are in the market, academic research that is currently being spun off into the industry, or find out who the noteworthy tech entrepreneurs and innovators there are in Singapore, InnovFest 2012 should be able to shed some light. Events & Happenings Entrepreneurship innovation InnovFest 2012 NUS Enterprise Singapore

[Event] [Singapore] Echelon 2012

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If there’s a sign that the Singapore startup scene is on all levels of freaking awesome right now, it’s that we’ve seen Startups in Asia and then DEMO Asia happen in relatively quick succession in the past couple of months. Events & Happenings Asia DEMO Asia Echelon Echelon 2012 Singapore startup ecosystem Startups In Asia web technology

[Singapore][Event] UNWIRED 2012

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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: Smart Nation And Smarter Events

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Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has become the latest buzzword in Singapore. Indeed, AI is changing the game in design with its functionality, and by extension affects the events management industry in Singapore. Thinking Aloud artificial intelligence events management Singapore technology trendsby Kristy Castleton, founder and MD of Rebel & Soul.

7 Steps To Starting Your Business In Singapore 

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If you are reading this article, you are: a) an entrepreneur who values simplicity and innovative approach to business; b) you have gone through the whole Internet looking for the ideal conditions for your startup, and you already know that Singapore, which offers unparalleled boosts, is a bargain alternative to the expensive Silicon Valley (or at least Hong Kong). Running some businesses requires mandatory licensing in Singapore.

[Singapore] Comparing Foreign Exchange Rates With GET4X

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GET4X is a Singapore-based technology startup that looks at simplifying the process of how Singaporeans exchange their foreign currencies. GET4X basically offers an online site as well as an iOS mobile app that allows users to compare foreign exchange rates from various money changers in Singapore. “ GET4X was born, the very same afternoon,” laughed the French national, who’s been based in Singapore for over four years.

[Singapore] Could Uncertainty Result In A Singaporean Recession?

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At first glance the Singapore economy appears to be ticking over at an expected level for a developed nation. However, global uncertainty and a lot of underlying problems are now having an impact on Singapore’s economy, with worries of an impending recession. In Singapore manufacturing actually grew in the year’s second quarter by 0.8%, on paper a positive thing. As such a small country, Singapore relies on the rest of the world to grow economically.

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

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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] Echelon 2011

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Previously known as UnConference Singapore (in 2007-2009), Echelon has been primarily responsible, over the past few years, for unearthing some of Singapore’s and the region’s most promising technology startup companies. Venue: University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. Events & Happenings conference E27 Echelon 2011 event mobile technology Singapore Southeast Asia technology startup web technology

[Singapore][Competition] Rakuten Startup Challenge

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Japan-based electronic commerce and Internet service provider Rakuten has announced its first-ever Rakuten Startup Challenge in Singapore, a competition that looks at getting Singapore-based entrepreneurs and developers to develop personalized e-commerce websites using Rakuten’s APIs (Application Programming Interface). This challenge comes after the Internet giant set up its Asia-Pacific business headquarters in Singapore last year.

Singapore Startup Picky Launches Famous Eats, A Hawker Food Guide

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When it comes to topping international lists – from its education system to its financial hub status, for example – the tiny island of Singapore can seem like a giant. It’s one big reason why Singapore startup Picky has launched Famous Eats , an interactive food guide that maps out the best hawker food in Singapore. Ideaspotting Famous Eats food hawker food mobile app Picky Singapore startup

[Singapore] MyRepublic Launches MyGigNation Developer Initiative

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Singapore-based upstart broadband provider MyRepublic has made waves since they entered the competitive market back in 2012 ; its most recent industry disruption was its announcement last week for its plan to provide a 1 Gbps broadband service package at an extremely aggressive price of S49.99 In the News broadband Ethernet Internet MyRepublic Singapore telecommunications industry

[Singapore][Event] CommunicAsia 2012

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Held over two days at Suntec Singapore, topics of discussion range from content formats and mediums, to content distribution for multi-screen environments. Events & Happenings 2012 BroadcastAsia CommunicAsia event information technology MObile Monday Singapore telecommunicationsOne of Asia’s largest shows communications and information technology conferences – CommunicAsia – is just round the corner.

5 Most Profitable Businesses To Start In Singapore

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Most investors from different parts of the world look at Singapore as a great location to open a business startup or open a foreign branch. If you are planning to start a business in Singapore, all you need to know is that it has a conducive business environment. Singapore is a great tourist destination due to the efforts the government is making to promote the wonderful tourist sites in Singapore. Singapore is not left behind when it comes to embracing e-commerce.