Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a Founder, why should I attend?

e27 Academy brings together a network of 300 early stage startup Founders and equips them with cheat sheets, tools, and business decision frameworks that are immediately implementable.

We don’t do lectures or conferences here. Expect to learn in interactive  workshops, discussive roundtables, and 1 on 1 mentorship environments. Content is crafted by subject experts who have walked the talk. We aren’t leaving the future of your company to chance or a low attention span.

This is the place to solve real-life business challenges, attend structured networking sessions, and receive 1 on 1 mentorship sessions. Be prepared for an abundance of knowledge transmission jam packed into 3 days.

Can I attend if i’m not a Founder?

We open limited slots for Aspiring Founders and Corporate Innovators.

The best way to provide you insight into the world of Startup Founders is to provide you a no holds barred backstage pass. Enjoy your most productive holiday till-date (and possibly ever) and be prepared to solve real-life challenges together with Founders. Make connections and add value through presenting alternative perspectives at workshops and roundtable discussions.

The intention is to provide aspiring founders a glimpse into the world of startups before taking the plunge.

Corporate Innovators interested in learning from Startup founders how implement best practices for corporate innovation transformations are welcomed to apply as well. Again, seats will be limited to ensure a healthy balance of attendees.

Who are the trainers?

Academy trainers are thought leaders who have walked the talk. They don’t subscribe to the notion of ‘those who can’t do, teach.’ Each trainer and their material is vetted by e27 and score high on Impact, Application, and Depth of knowledge.

How did you select course material?

We spoke to over 200 SEA Founders and found that entrepreneurs struggle with these 5 content pillars most:

1. New market entry in SEA (expansion or even launching from ground 0)

2. Leadership and Management (how be a CEO or leader, and personal well-being)

3. Fundraising (From your first investor to evaluating offers)

4. Hiring (Core team and HR policies)

5. Productivity and Performance (Be effective, and yield more results from everyone)

If you know someone who’s an expert in this area – let us know at [email protected]

Where will e27 Academy be held?

e27 Academy 2018 takes place in Indonesia (Batam), at Turi Beach Resort. It will be held on November 28-30th.

Transportation is provided from Singapore, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to the hotel accommodation.

Accommodation is provided in Turi Beach Resort, just minutes away from the 100ha Nongsa Digital Park.

How do I register?

Please subscribe to updates at, and look forward to weekly updates on our progress with the Academy program.

Ticket details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Are there any out of pocket costs on top of the ticket price?

Transportation, Food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), and Accommodation will be provided for all participants. You can expect 5 star hotel acommodation, buffets and air-conditioned transportation.

The ticket prices are all-inclusive and there are no out of pocket costs associated with the Academy programme.

I’m interested to be a sponsor, or establish a Scholarship for deserving Startups.

We have four Academy sponsorship tiers, and a series of Roadshows leading up to the event.

Additionally, we have created Scholarship programmes which Sponsors can directly give back to the community by enrolling the most deserving startup founders to the e27 Academy programme.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

How do I get to the event venue?

Once registered, Eventbrite will send you an electronic copy of your ticket. We will also send you a welcome pack with details on the programme.

This includes details on how to redeem a free Ferry ticket from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (in SG) to Batam.

I would like my family to join me at Academy, can you facilitate arrangements?

Please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we will assist with the logistics. Accommodation is near the beach and your family can explore the area and enjoy beach activities while you are on course.

Will my spouse and/or kids be able to share the same accommodation room with me?

Yes, do get in touch with us at [email protected] and we will assist with the logistics. Any additional costs would be at your expense.

Is it a shared accommodation?

Yes, it will be a shared accommodation and very much like staying in a school dormitory (but this is a 5 star resort). Everyone will have their own bed to rest in, and this is exactly what we mean by ‘going back to school’ 🙂

What is the Ferry Timing? (From SG to Batam)

All participants have to reach Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at 7.45AM on the 28th November 2018 to receive your boarding passes.

If you want to take an alternative ferry timing, please contact [email protected] for more details.

Here are the alternative Ferry Timings (GMT +8):

08:00 / 10:00* / 11:00* / 12:00 / 14:20 / 16:20 / 18:30 / 20:30

*Subject to availability

What are the Ferry Timings from Batam back to SG?

  • 06:00
  • 08:00*
  • 09:00
  • 10:00*
  • 12:00*
  • 14:20
  • 16:40
  • 18:30
  • 20:00

Please note that ferry timings are in GMT +7.

*Subject to availability


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