#startingUP 2016 - #ideastalk [23 October 2016]
Sunday, 23 October 2016 from 12:00 to 17:00 (SGT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Are you wondering how other entrepreneurs succeeded in their start-ups? Come join us at the StartingUP 2016 Conference!
The ideasinc 2016 finalists will be showcasing their business ideas. Talk to them and find out more about their start-ups! This is a great opportunity to learn and share with like-minded individuals; people who are motivated to start their own businesses or people who already did.
We have invited local FinTech entrepreneurs to share their start-ups' founding stories, obstacles that they had encountered, and how do they maintain their competitiveness. Be inspired by their courage to start their own ventures, and their continuous innovation to stay competitive. This conference could be what you need to take your first step in entrepreneurship!
AIDA Technologies – Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy
AIDA Technologies focuses on AI based predictive analytics and intelligent systems. AIDA through its AI Driven Analytics provides solutions for the key challenge of automation of knowledge work by augmenting human experts’ ability to make decisions based on large amounts of heterogeneous information. This leads to improved productivity and high precision, data-driven decision-making.
The founder, Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy, was the Head of Data Analytics at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Before joining A*STAR, Shonali was an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia.
Onelyst – Mohamed Abbas
Onelyst is a loan discovery platform that helps people who are traditionally excluded from the banking system. Users will be able to get the best moneylender loan offers that are personalised to their needs. The team is working on accelerating financial inclusion in Southeast Asia. Onelyset completed the ideasinc 2015 accelerator programme as one of the Top 10 finalists. They had also been featured in local and international media like Forbes, Straits Times, Berita Harian, AsiaOne, Tech in Asia, e27 etc.
The founder, Mohamed Abbas, was recently made into Forbes 30 under 30 list under the finance and venture capital category.
Xfers – Victor Liew
Designed to meet the burgeoning e-commerce market in Indonesia and Singapore, Xfers enables casual sellers on social media platforms and “sharing economy marketplaces” to send and receive bank transfers payments in an automated digital and cashless manner. Xfers also graduated from Y Combinator’s 2015 batch. Earlier this year, they raised seed round worth US$2.5 million.
The founder, Victor Liew, is passionate about fintech and software engineering. Fun fact: He is an avid martial arts practitioner.
Moderator – Sopnendu Mohanty
Chief FinTech Officer
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation to “better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness in the financial sector”.
In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.
-Peter F. Drucker
Registration starts at 11am.
When & Where
ideasinc, Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, NTU
Started in 2009, ideasinc evolved from a business plan competition for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, to a start-up accelerator program which is open to every youth in Singapore. ideasinc strives to be a major partner in the nation's effort to promote and develop an entrepreneurial environment to bring about significant economic and social development in Singapore through home-grown enterprises.