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Singapore Startup Scene

Jason Ong
March 11, 2012
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Singapore Startup Scene

Presented in Nov 2011 at Plug n Play, Sunnvale

Jason Ong

March 11, 2012
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  1. SSstartup Lah!
    prepared by @jasonong
    Sunday, March 11, 12

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  2. Huh, got startup meh?
    • Playmoolah
    • Chalkboard
    • Found
    • Wego
    • Gothere.sg
    • FlickEvents
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  3. Huh, got startup meh?
    • Zopim
    • Socialwok
    • Buuk
    • 2359 Media
    • Viki
    • GameVentures
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  4. Huh, got startup meh?
    • Stickery
    • HelloWorldHQ
    • TenCube
    • Beeconomics
    • Dealzilla
    • Penn Olson
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  5. Huh, got startup meh?
    • And many more...
    Sunday, March 11, 12

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  6. Eh, check these out
    • TenCube - sold to McAfee for $10m
    • Beeconomics - sold to Groupon for
    $23/2.3m
    • Viki - closed $20m in funding
    • 2359 Media - $1m
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  7. So why ah?
    • The government - IDA iJam, Yes! SPRING
    • NUS - The NOC mafia
    • NRF - Neoteny Labs
    • Singtel - Innov8
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  8. But don’t forget hor
    • Media - E27, SGEntrepreneurs, Penn Olson
    • Community - HackerspaceSG, SRB, PUG,
    Beermates, etc.
    • Events - Barcamp, Geekcamp,
    StartupWeekend, SHDH, Echelon
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  9. So can anot?
    • Can Singapore startups be successful?
    • Yes, but not without challenges
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  10. Let’s kiasu - Openness
    • The Ninja Myth
    • Kiasi so no try
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  11. Let’s kiasu - Polish
    • Pitch
    • Product
    • Market definition
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  12. Let’s kiasu - Market
    • Right size of early adopters
    • Paying customers
    • Influencers
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  13. I got idea! - say lah
    • Talk to as many people as possible
    • Post on HackerNews
    • Skype if necessary
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  14. I got idea! - study hor
    • Hyper local
    • Regional
    • Global
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  15. I got idea! - do it liao
    • Build build build!
    • Beg, steal, borrow
    • BE THE HUSTLER
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  16. I got idea! - not ready
    • Work for startups
    • Visit SV, NY, Jakarta, Shanghai, Beijing, etc.
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  17. Wah, I wan
    • Why do you want to do a startup?
    • What’s your real strength?
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  18. Remember:
    Do not wait for
    GAHMEN to do
    somethign for YOU!
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  19. Thanks!
    http://bit.ly/jasonong
    Sunday, March 11, 12

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