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BlastOut wants to help event-goers make temporary connections

BlastOut wants to help event-goers make temporary connections

This Singapore-based app wants to give its users the privilege of staying private on a social network. A temporary social network, that is Two words: Ephemeral content. Or just one word: BlastOut. Like popular US-based chat application SnapChat, Singapore-based geolocation social media platform BlastOut is all about the temporal, fleeting moments. But unlike the former


DrWealth raises US$640K from Puffer Ventures and angel investors

Funds will be used to grow the team to a headcount of eight by early next year and boost development efforts Singapore-based online personal finance company today announced securing S$800,000 (US$640,000) in seed funding from Puffer Ventures (the venture capital arm of PhilipCapital) and angel investors including Huang Shao Ning (former MD and Co-founder, JobsCentral


Now startups can enable mobile payment via apps with new PayPal SDK

Currently available only in Singapore, this software development kit will allow consumers to make payments on mobile apps directly PayPal has launched its latest offering — a mobile software development kit (SDK) that will allow consumers to make payments on mobile apps directly. Currently available only in Singapore, this SDK aims to help businesses to integrate

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DBS connects SMEs and startups across Asia with experts

It has launched DBS BusinessClass programme for startups and SMEs to seek expert advice, discuss problems, and be abreast of market trends Startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have a cause to rejoice as they can connect to industry experts, investors and fellow entrepreneurs with the DBS BusinessClass, a programme launched by the Development


MyRepublic launches in New Zealand, now an MNC

Singapore-based internet service provider MyRepublic will be offering a three-month trial for new customers in New Zealand Singapore-based internet service provider MyRepublic has today announced the launch of its services in New Zealand with a three-month trial offer for its 100Mbps fibre broadband package in the country. Its plans to expand into New Zealand were


[Singapore] Google for Entrepreneurs day

Join us at Google For Entrepreneurs Day on 17 October and find out how best to tips on making Android work for your business Synopsis: Back at Blk71 for 2014, this year’s event focuses on the following three topics: What’s New on Android: Latest Android APIs, Best Practices and our Favorite Trips and Tricks Material


[Singapore] Kopi Chat: Disruption and Innovation in Finance

Kopi chat is a series of talks for the start-up community, served specially by NUS Enterprise alongside a good fresh brew of local coffee. Synopsis: Kopi chat is a series of talks for the start-up community, served specially by NUS Enterprise alongside a good fresh brew of local coffee. This series of talks first started


[Singapore] Customer Acquisition and Growth for Startups

Learn how to acquire profitable customers to drive the growth of your startup with Startup Spaze Synopsis: Technology gains have redefined many aspects of lives and businesses. We are being forced to review the traditional techniques for sales and marketing and look at their impact and effectiveness in this new era. Are your efforts of prospecting,


[Singapore] Tech Connects Conference

Play, Create and Learn from SingTel L!feLabs, industry experts and entrepreneurs at the Tech Connects Conference on 18 Oct 14 Synopsis: Do you have an idea to benefit the community through technology? We invite you to Tech Connects Conference 2014 to explore the latest technologies and meet like-minded innovators who share the passion for community-inspired


[Singapore] Coffee Entrepreneur Movement

Mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and homgrown brand owners at our coffee session! Synopsis: Drop your name cards, download an app, and take a look at the latest services provided near your work place! Sponsors and entrepreneurs expected to be present will be as follows: Uber Aimless Design Pte Ltd Ebenex LG Corpserv Reve Label


Singapore’s GIC leads US$150M Series E round in Square

Existing investors like Goldman Sachs and Rizvi Traverse Management also participated in this round. Valuation is set at US$6 billion US-based Square Inc yesterday received US$150 million in a Series E round led by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), according to the New York Times. In the same report, a well-placed source noted that


[Singapore] Filing company tax and PIC claims

Let’s prepare for November, when every Singapore company has to submit its tax return. Synopsis: Join us for a brief tour on Singapore’s corporate tax regime sponsored by Plug-in@Blk71. This session will provide an idea of what a director of a Singapore startup should know about how to file corporate tax and PIC. Did you