[Read! Fest 2019] Breakthrough: Starting Up in the Digital Age

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents
  • Category: Business
Availability: 55
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (GMT+8)

library@harbourfront

Programme 2

1 Harbourfront Walk #03-05 Singapore 098585


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents

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This year, the sixth instalment of Read! Fest is anchored on the theme of Voyage. Book a trip with us and discover alternative forms of reading at Read! Fest 2019 programmes as we journey through space and time, only from 22 June – 28 July.
For more details, visit www.nationalreadingmovement.sg/readfest.

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Starting up a business in today's world is a different experience from starting one up 20 years ago. The proliferation of social media and the emergence of new technologies have opened up global markets and changed the way we live and work. Listen to business founders who have managed to overcome challenges as they share their origin story, and converse with them for tips and advice for your own entrepreneurial journey.

About the Moderator
Jackson represented Singapore at GSEA as the National Champion, and was recognized as the top youth entrepreneur in Singapore. His regional Code4ASEAN program was supported by former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiatives (YSEALI). Some of his notable partners include U.S. Department of State, NTUC and Grab. Last year, Jackson became the winner of the inaugural Singapore Valley Awards (SVA) , selected by prominent China entrepreneurs such as Alibaba co-founders to acquire deeper knowledge of the market and entrepreneurship in practice in Hangzhou China. To give back, he is currently an adjunct lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic where he teaches innovation and entrepreneurship.
 
About the Speakers
Jeremy is the founder and CEO of Advantir Innovations. After 4 years of work in data analytics and management consulting across various industries, Jeremy left his corporate job and founded Advantir Innovations to turn his passion for food and technology into ambition.
Jeremy is also an avid tinkerer and inventor having invented the Swirl.GO capsule technology; which is now patent pending and forms the foundation of the Swirl.GO capsule dispensing system.
 
Goh See Ting (Co-Founder & CEO of Pitchspot) was inspired by the idea-sharing culture in Silicon Valley and dreamt of building an open and collaborative community for entrepreneurs. He attended NUS Overseas Colleges Silicon Valley (2016); co-founded ban.tu as its CFO, and worked with EntrepreneurFirst as an Admissions Analyst (2017) to gain relevant domain knowledge in the accelerator and deep-tech startup scene. See Ting is currently pursuing a part-time Masters in Knowledge Engineering (Machine Learning) with NUS Institute of Systems Science to apply novel technologies in Pitchspot.
 
Xinyan is the co-founder of YoRipe, SEA's first personalised cooking & grocery assistant with a social mission to reduce food waste. She has B2B and B2C marketing experience in food retail (Sopexa) and hospitality (Starwood Hotels & Resorts) sectors across Asia and in the U.S. where she launched products and grew brand market share. She recently completed her MBA at INSEAD.
 

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