Entrepreneurial Roadmap: Navigating Through Challenges

Wednesday, October 4th

12:30 pm - Entrepreneurial Roadmap: Navigating Through Challenges



11:00 AM


  • How to Build a Growth Machine Workshop
    • Justyna Jastrzebska – Growth Hacker, 500 Startups
      A practical, small-group workshop to explore how to develop a growth strategy to build and scale your business
  • Finding and Keeping Talent Intimate Dialogue Session
    • Jimmy Li – GM of International, HIRED Inc
    • Celeste Lee – Partner at Rajah & Tann
    • Conor McLaughlin – Co-Founder & VP of Engineering at 99.co
    • Moderated by: Jodie Collins – Managing Director at RE/digital​

An interactive, small-group dialogue session with HR and talent management experts, business leaders and top recruiters where you can explore how to find talent, be a leader that inspires, learn legal basics in hiring, discover why company culture matters, troubleshoot obstacles in building your dream team.

12:30 PM

  • Lunch and Networking for all attendees – Standard and premium ticket holders​

1:30 PM

  • Welcome Speech
    Lillian So – Fintech and Digital Sales at AWS

2:00 PM

  • Introductory Fireside Chat by CRIB, 500 Startups and AWS
    • Dr. Elaine Kim – Co-founder and CEO at CRIB
    • Vishal Harnal – Partner at 500 Startups
    • Conor McNamara – Head of Business Development, APAC at Amazon Web Services

2:35 PM

  • Branding and PR for Startups
    • Amanda Goh – CEO at Edelman
    • Mohan Belani – Co-founder and CEO at e27
    • Puja Disha Bharwani – Founder, Chief Story Teller at What’s The Story
    • Michael Tegos – Content Writer at Tech In Asia
    • Moderated by: Uptin Saiidi – Journalist at CNBC International​

Learn from PR and branding experts on what your startup needs at different stages, and how to get the best bang for your budget. Explore how to create content and press releases that engage and bring in real revenue and how to track the returns on your PR investment. Understand how the impact of digital marketing has never been more important for brand development. Grasp how digital marketing and your brand are closely linked.

3:50 PM

  • Funding Your Startup
    • Raya Papp – Partner at Challenger 88 Impact Investing
    • Daniel Lin – Partner at FundedHere
    • Vishal Harnal – Partner at 500 Startups
    • Carmen Yuen – Partner at Vertex Ventures
    • Moderated by: Inna Chandika – Corporate Finance & Investor Relations at Tokopedia

Learn the different sources of funding – from angel investors to VCs, from incubators to start-up grants, and learn how to access them. Get insights into what investors are looking for and what the best funding options for your business are.

4:50 PM

  • Keynote Speech -“Move Fast & Break Things: Find your courage to fail fast, fail forward and fail often”
    Margie Warrell – Bestselling Author, International Speaker, Forbes Columnist & Women’s Leadership

5:20 PM

  • AWS Lucky Draw Giveaway
    As an attendee of this half-day event, you stand a chance to win an Amazon Alexa or IOT Button! Remember to register for the lucky draw at registration. All applicants will automatically get $50 credit with AWS.

5:30 PM

  • End of Event



Wednesday, October 4th
12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Capital Tower, STI Auditorium
Level 9, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912

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