Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Silicon Dragon Meets Singapore

I've managed to squeeze in an entrepreneurship talk in Singapore! Here's the details. Thanks to the Entrepreneurship Centre at the National University of Singapore for hosting the event.

NUS Entrepreneurship Centre
(divison of NUS Enterprise)

Title : "Emerging Tech and Venture Investment Trends in Asia”
Speaker : Ms. Rebecca A Fannin
International Business Journalist
Author of Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008)
Date : 3 March 2010 (Wednesday)
Time : 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue : National University of Singapore
University Hall Auditorium, Lee Kong Chian Wing Level 2, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
Please click HERE for campus map

Registration : Admission is FREE
Please register your details HERE by 3 March, noon
Seats are limited so please register early to secure a place

Program : 5:30pm – Registration
6:00pm - Emerging Tech and Venture Investment Trends in Asia by Rebecca Fannin
6:45pm – Panel Discussion
• Moderator, Prof. Wong Poh Kam Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre;
Chairman of Business Angel Network (SEA) Ltd

• Michel Birnbaum, General Partner, iGlobe Partners

• Neo Kok Beng, Co-Founder, President & CEO, AWAK Technologies

• Dr. Jeffrey Chi, Vice President- Investments, Vickers Capital Group

• Rebecca Fannin
7:30pm - Networking and Refreshment

Mobile, Internet, e-commerce, gaming, biotech, cleantech – they’re all booming in the emerging markets of Asia. Some startups with venture funding in these spaces have already scored successes with public listings at high valuations and acquisitions. Others are poised to return profits to their investors as the IPO window begins to open. Startups in Asia scale and get to profitability quickly. The region’s rapid economic growth and switched-on digital communications markets provide the spark for successful entrepreneurship and innovation. Rebecca Fannin, author of Silicon Dragon and a columnist with Forbes, discusses the emerging trends she sees from dozens of recent interviews with entrepreneurs and investors in China, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore.