Techventure 2013 is an annual summit event that brings members of Singapore’s innovation and enterprise ecosystem to network and interact with the global high-tech entrepreneurial community. Over two days, delegates, speakers and panelists will engage in conversation regarding Singapore and Asia’s road map to being a region for innovation and enterprise excellence in the sectors of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Medical Technology, Clean Technology and Water Technology.
Here’s what you should look out for at the upcoming Techventure 2013
1. Multiple tracks on different topics
To cater to all the major upcoming business verticals in Singapore, the format of the conference is designed to include multiple tracks: whether you are in the Information and Communications Technology industry, clean energy industry, enterprise software, medical technology, or water technology, there are special tracks that caters for your interest.
For that, Techventure has managed to invite leaders in the respective industries to share with you what are the trends and major industry shifts that are up and coming. With the rise of hardware and wearable tech, one particular track that might be worth checking out at Techventure is the convergence between wearable technologies, mobile communications, and the Internet of things.
2. Business Pitching
Other than the different conference content and tracks, there will also be pitches by businesses with breakthrough technologies developed in Singapore. Setting the Techventure business pitches from other conferences is perhaps the esteemed panel of judges: Jenny Lee, Managing Partner of US$1.6 billion GGV Capital fund, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, Nigel Brooksby, Chairman & Managing Director, Sanofi Aventis, as well as Sir Brian Fender, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council.
Not only have these judges funded companies such as Alibaba, Buddy Media, Pandora, Square, Zendesk, Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit, Heroku and many more, you can also expect to here their expert comments on what they think about the business pitches that will take place, along with insights into what global first tier inventors are on the lookout for.
No conference is complete without an exhibition: attending Techventure gives you the chance to take a look at Singapore-based engineering companies. Some of these companies are carefully curated and this year, there are a couple of hidden gems which will be featured at the exhibition. Companies from various industries such as clean tech, med tech, ICT as well as engineering will be equally represented at Techventure.
4. Rub shoulders with ministers as well as decision makers from various government agencies.
Perhaps one of the most important things to also look out for is the various opportunities to interact with decision makers from various government agencies. Other than representative from the National Research Foundation, which is the highest innovation and Research & Development agency in Singapore, other government linked agencies in the engineering, clean tech, and ICT space will also be present.
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Chairman of National Research Foundation, will also be gracing the event as a guest of honour.
Techventure is slated to happen on the 25th and 26th of September. You can check out the agenda of the event at the official Techventure page.
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