Learn from renowned serial entrepreneurs as they share their core knowledge, wisdom, strategy and tactics in a startup's lifecycle. Gain new perspective and discover emerging trends required to accelerate and sustain growth!


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Beyond Crowdfunding: Power of Crowd in Networking Development

Frank DeGeorge is the Co-Founder & CEO of YouStake. Frank is a former Army Captain with over 10 years of military experience and an entrepreneur since age 16; previously at Merrill Lynch as FINRA Series 7 licensed representative in Wealth Management; and MGM Resorts International in Management Associate Program.

Frank DeGeorge CEO & Founder, YouStake

Managing disruption both in terms of opportunity & challenges

Senthil is the present Director of Business Development - SE Asia at Uber, and his role includes driving key strategic partnerships, corporates and business development in the region. Previously, he was with the AirAsia Group for over 8 years in various roles. He was the Regional Director for Network & Regulatory Affairs. Prior to AirAsia Group, Senthil worked in Malaysia Airlines and Astro All Asia Network. Senthil graduated from the University of Auckland.

Senthil Balan Director of Business SE Asia, Uber, Malaysia

From 0 to USD1M in Funding

Ricardo is the Co – founder and CEO of Roger, the first-of-its-kind voice platform, making communication and the technology we use feel closer to real human interaction through voice recognition.Previously he was the founding member of Spotify’s U.S Engingeering team, and led the market growth for Spotify, he was also recognised as one of the top 100 most creative influencers by Fast Company. Andreas Blixt is the Co-Founder and CTO of Roger. Andreas is a widely respected technologists , and started his first Software development company at 18 where she grew up between Sweden, Norway and Spain. And with a passion for developing web games.

Ricardo Vice Santos / Andreas Blixt Co-founders, Roger

The Role Large Corporations Are Playing In The Startup Ecosystem

Praveen heads up Digi-X, a brand new innovation unit within Digi that aims to imagine, create and grow compelling digital services and businesses beyond the traditional telco. Digi-X also leads the company’s efforts to incubate, accelerate, invest and acquire startups in Malaysia. Praveen is enthusiastic about democratising technology which explains his ongoing fascination for all things digital, having spent more than 15 years in the internet and mobile industries. He joined Digi in 2007 and was appointed Chief Digital Officer on 1 June 2016. Prior to Digi, he co-founded a social networking startup called LifeLogger in 2003, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer.

Praveen Rajan CDO, Digi-X

The Importance of Innovation in Fulfilling A Need

Kerk Kee is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication and the Founder of the Organizing, Communication, & Technology Group (www.octgroup.org) at Chapman University, California. He is an international speaker for innovation and has given talks at the Oxford Internet Institute in the UK, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Michigan State University in the US.

Kerk Kee Assistant Professor, Chapman University

The Convergence of Tech, Music & Entertainment

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Joshua Donaldson Co-Founder, EDM Jobs

Products that Solve Problems

Having spent the past two years identifying the most investable seed-stage startups across 17 Asian countries for Seedstars World, Katarina has extensive insights into the recent entrepreneurial trends in the region. Her main passion lies in connecting the startups to the right partners to fuel their international growth.

Katarina Szulenyiova Asia Regional Manager, Seedstars

Getting Startups Past the Infancy Stage

How to build and scale a 5-star app on iOS & Android by: - Establishing a clear vision from day 1 - Building a strong team - Putting your users and customers first - Implementing a tight 7 day release cycle - Opinionated product design - Understanding the lopsided dynamics of both the App Store and Google Play - Being curious, persistent, and having a sense of urgency

Andreas Bezamat-Homer Business Development, Microsoft

The Ultimate Startup Marketing Strategy

With over 15 years of experience in Technology and Digital Marketing fields, Novita, a social media solutions evangelist, has consulted with startups and businesses to help them achieve their marketing and business objectives. She currently serves as sales lead for Twitter in SEA.

Novita Jong Senior Sales Lead APAC, Twitter

Leveraging Your Payment Infrastructure to Scale Your Business, Both Domestically and Internationally.

With over 15 years of experience in Technology and Digital Marketing fields, Novita, a social media solutions evangelist, has consulted with startups and businesses to help them achieve their marketing and business objectives. She currently serves as sales lead for Twitter in SEA.

Audrey Ottevanger Market Expansion APAC, Braintree

Hunting South-East Asia's Next Unicorns

Vishal is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital firm and accelerator with a portfolio of over 1,500 companies across 50 countries. Based out of Singapore, Vishal was brought on to lead and scale 500’s operations in South-East Asia. Vishal’s efforts at not only investing, but building the teams, systems, processes and operations have enabled 500 to become the most active venture capital firm in the region. In the past 24 months, 500 has invested in over 120 of the region’s most promising, high-growth startups including Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak, KFit and 99.co

Vishal Harnal Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Fireside Chat
Chasing Early Stage Capital: How to WOW Angels and PLEASE VCs

Speakers: 1. Adam Lindemann * CEO, MindFund 2. Tan Ban Eu * Co-Founder, Offpeak.my 3. Clarence Leong * CEO, EasyParcel Moderators: 1. Raiyo Nariman * Managing Director, Mercatus Ventures