Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start-Up@Singapore 2008 - NLB Series: Start-It: From Ground Zero

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NLB Series: Start-It: From Ground Zero

Start-Up@Singapore (S@S) and the National Library Board (NLB) are proud to present the NLB Series! Comprising 3 events for aspiring entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs-at-heart and supporters of entrepreneurship, this series aims to educate the general public through interactive and insightful events and seminars conducted by past winners and top performers in our yearly S@S business plan competitions.

Start-It: From Ground Zero is the 1st event in our NLB Series. In recent years, interest in entrepreneurship has grown significantly and we've witnessed the emergence of many new and exciting start-ups. As such, this event is targeted at budding entrepreneurs interested in starting their own businesses. The event will begin with a revealing sharing session by winners and performers from past years of Start-Up@Singapore. Following this session will be a fun and interactive quiz segment in which members of the audience will fill up questionnaires while our invited guests share their thoughts and opinions one-on-one with audience members. What are the key issues entrepreneurs have to consider when starting a new business? What practices could make or break a new start-up? All your burning questions and more will be answered in this exciting event brought to you by Start-Up@Singapore and the National Library Board.

16 February 2008 (Saturday)

10.00am to 12.00noon
          Registration starts at 9.30am

Venue: Programme Zone
            Bishan Community Library
            #01-01, 5 Bishan Place
            Singapore 579841

Attire: Smart Casual

Speaker Panel:

Carlos Fernandes
is the CEO of PerceptiveI (pronounced 'Perceptive Eye'), a global CRM strategy consulting and software product company. It provides vertical-centric solutions for a wide range of sectors including automotive, financial services, government, insurance and telecom sectors. Its flagship product suite, 'One to Won' was being voted as one of the Top 4 Business Intelligence and Customer Interaction Application of 2002 by the California-based RealWare Awards. PerceptiveI SiteVision has also won awards for Eastman Chemical Asia Pacific, Great Eastern Life and Ministry of Manpower. PerceptiveI was the runner-up in Start-Up@Singapore 2001.

Darius Cheung
is an NUS Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate who co-founded tenCube with his other partners Rishi Kumar and Varun Chatterji. TenCube started off with delivering high value unique services such as synchronization, anti-theft and p2p content sharing, as well as provide middleware service modules such as proximity server, web control and Bluetooth explorer. The platform provides immense value for enterprises, consumers and developers in the next evolution cycle of mobile devices. WaveSecure, a mobile security device launched by tenCube, is a revolutionary Singapore technology that is designed to protect users' mobile phone plus the data inside it in the event of loss or theft. It is a comprehensive mobile security product for Smartphones today. After winning Start-Up@Singapore 2006, tenCube is currently establishing key partnerships with Nokia and Symbian.

Wong Chee Kong
has successfully set up a business since his participation in Start-Up@Singapore 2002. He is one of the founding partner of Unusual Ideas, together with partner Wong Yew Mun. Unusual Ideas is an educational program that trains children in mathematics and sciences. It also aids teachers in better educating their students. In addition, they also boast a Holiday Enrichment Program.

The S@S Team

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