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Techventure is a leading Summit event in Asia for the world’s most influential investors and iconic innovators. It’s been held with full Government and Corporate sector backing for the past 16 years. It attracts over 700 successful entrepreneurs, wealthy high tech founders, ultra high net worth individuals from the Venture Capital and Private Equity community.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) seeks to strengthen Singapore’s RD capabilities, encourage greater innovation and nurture the growth of technology-based enterprises in Singapore. This will help Singapore to remain competitive and create high value jobs and prosperity for Singaporeans.

Media Partners

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, is the leading global broadcaster of live business and financial news and information, reporting directly from the major financial markets around the globe, with three regional networks in Asia, EMEA and the US. In EMEA, CNBC is the only real-time, pan-regional business and financial news network dedicated to CEOs, senior corporate executives, the financial services industry and EMEA investors. The channel is available in more than 130 million homes, 1,400 banks and financial institutions and leading hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Additionally gives you access to live streams of all three CNBC regional networks and to the world’s most comprehensive archive of business news videos ever assembled. CNBC is a division of NBC Universal.

Community First, Company Second. Founded in 2007, e27 is a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup industry. We believe in building the community of technology innovators across Asia by reporting on the latest, breaking news relevant to technology startups, technology companies as well as investors on the e27 blog while keeping keeping our ears to the ground by connecting with our readers on Facebook and Twitter. To further champion the Asian technology ecosystem, e27 combines its online reporting with numerous offline events that aim to inspire and connect the many people that work hard to put Asia on the global map of technology innovation.

We are an online publisher dedicated to the Singapore and Southeast Asia startup and entrepreneurship scene. Since 2005, we have been featuring and interviewing entrepreneurs who are building new enterprises in different industries to allow each individual’s knowledge to be shared and for each entrepreneur to be an inspiration for others. The entrepreneurial path is a tough one and we salute those who dare tread it. At SGE, we take a look at new and innovative startups, products & services in the web, tech, f&b and retail spheres, and also provide a place for you to find interesting events to attend.

Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering the news, we’ve bonded together under one goal – to create a great Asia-focused tech news site to tell the world about the wonderful things that are happening here. We write news about Asia and we curate from other sources we think are great. We’ll frequently experiment with data and charts, photos and videos. There’s no office and no printing press, no whiteboards and no J. Jonah Jamieson. With a virtual newsroom that spans many countries, we aspire to find a story, cover it, and send it out to the world within minutes. It’s unconventional, but exciting. Call it an experiment. But as with any experiment we’ll screw up from time to time, but always with the best of intentions. We’re learning too, and we’d love your criticism so we can get better.


The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) was launched in 26 May 2003 as a national effort to foster Singapore into a creative and entrepreneurial nation where innovation and enterprise can be translated into wealth creation and where diversity of ideas thrives. ACE is led by a Steering Committee which is supported by five sub-committees. These sub-committees focus on specific areas concerning start-ups to strategise and drive the implementation of programmes and initiatives. ACE is a movement that collaborates with partners to build a more pro-enterprise environment through: Facilitating discussion and debate on the regulatory framework; Changing culture and mindset; Improving access to finance; and Facilitating networking and learning.

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting and is the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C., Asia-Pacific (via Singapore), and Europe (via Amsterdam) and has network Points of Presence worldwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API.

RightScale cloud management enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Since 2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga.

Relay Room is a typography-led graphic design studio and creative agency. Our vision is to create beautiful experiences which are both elegant and enabling. We help businesses build their brands & products through design marked by a careful attention to typography. We work across branding, print and digital platforms. We are also community builders, being the founders of Creative Mixer, a platform that brings creative professionals, developers / hackers and entrepreneurs together to redefine creativity.


NUS Enterprise (ETP) provides an entrepreneurial and innovative dimension to the University's core research and educational activities. By igniting the entrepreneurial spirit, partnering for success and nurturing future entrepreneurial leaders, NUS Enterprise aims to make a positive impact on Singapore's economy and beyond. This is done through three key thrusts: Experiential Education, Industry Engagement & Partnerships, and Entrepreneurship Support


We help companies build a relatable online presence using targeted campaigns across web, social media and outbound marketing. In plain English - we create content that your customers care about and share across the web. Our marketing strategies focus on user acquisition, customer conversion, and keeping folks interested in what you have to say. A website strategy that builds branding and increases organic traffic through interesting, search-engine friendly content. Inbound marketing strategy that captures valuable sales leads and engages potential customers with digital marketing materials like white papers, case studies, webinar demonstrations and trial products. Self-service sales funnel that decreases friction and overhead by segmenting potential customers and delivering targeted automated follow up. An integrated social media strategy that demonstrates industry leadership, builds brand awareness and drives customer engagement. A user engagement strategy to foster a client base that drives repeat sales and build brand awareness. Scalable company-to-user messaging to increase return visits and drive business.

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Ondelo provides consulting services on network infrastructure design, integration, and optimization using well established open source tools and hardware. We always work closely with our customers in order to understand the needs and business environment and propose solutions that are optimized for specific requirements.



Eventbrite is for anyone planning or attending an event. We empower event organizers to become more efficient and effective when bringing people together. And people everywhere are searching Eventbrite to discover great events that matter to them.


Startup Grind in a community of founders, entrepreneurs, and wantrapreneurs looking to be inspired, educated, and network with the smartest startup minds. It was founded by Derek Andersen, ex-Product Manager at EA, in Mountain View, Silicon Valley in early 2010. Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, the first chapter among of its network in Asia. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

Want to be part of a groundbreaking conference on rethinking and reframing failure? On the 18th of August, a day of panels and “unconference” sessions will bring together a diverse range of people from all fields, professions and entrepreneurs to talk about what lessons failure can teach us. During the unconference, the participants are the speakers, and will get to pitch ideas/topics they may want to present on, or simply lead a discussion around. The time will be a breakout session format, so expect a number of different and exciting sessions happening in parallel!