SG Innovation Community Day

Fri, 3 Jul, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT+8)
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Come 3 July, join us at the first-ever SG Innovation Community Day. From a fundraising masterclass and internationalisation panel, to a showcase of innovative startups and call for applications by our accelerator partners, there's something for everyone. 

This event is fully virtual, and is open to all members in the startup ecosystem. There will be no lack of learning, networking and even deal-making opportunities!
  • Learn about strategies for borderless growth in the time of COVID-19 from our Global International Alliance Partners
  • Gain insights on evaluating business models and how to plan exits in a post-COVID world
  • Attend a fundraising masterclass by Fundnel
  • Hear from our Mentor Partners on entrepreneurship opportunities amid COVID-19
  • Post pandemic solution showcase by Antler
  • Sustainability opportunities and challenge by Mistletoe
  • Explore our showcase of startups who have innovated and pivoted their business
Don't forget to check out the Exhibition Hall to meet our inspiring startups and partners who have innovated and pivoted their business in this new landscape!​
Opening Address by Peter Ong
Chairman, Enterprise Singapore
Strategies for Borderless Growth in the time of COVID-19
Join our panel as they explore post-COVID internationalisation opportunities globally, and understand how internationalisation is an important tool for startups as they build resilience and growth in a post-COVID world.
Emily Fang, Community and Growth Lead, KrASIA
Jojo Flores, Co-Founder, Plug and Play
Claus Karthe, Co-Founder & CEO, German Entrepreneurship Asia
Yiqun Bo, Founder & CEO, DayDayUp
Thomas Jeng, Director of Innovation and Partnerships for APAC, 500 Startups
11.00amRoom A
Investor Playbooks: Managing Black Swan Events and Repositioning for Growth
The coronavirus outbreak first emerged in Asia, forcing regional investors to create new playbooks to navigate through the crisis. How has this unique experience taught investors in the region to deal with future black swan events? Are there differences in crisis management strategies for Asian investors versus those from other parts of the world?
This panel will explore in depth how regional investors created game plans to curb disruptions in critical business operations and continue being growth stewards for portfolio companies.

Maxime Blein, Director – Strategy, PwC Singapore's Venture Hub
Chik Wai Chiew, CEO, Heritas Capital Management
Craig Dixon, Co-Founder & General Partner, Accelerating Asia
David Gowdey, Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures
Room B
Mistletoe: Sustainability Opportunities and Challenges
In this fireside chat, Mistletoe will introduce Moonshot: PermaColony, a programme to find startups that can contribute to the creation of future-resilient and humanity-centric cities, powered by empathy and supported by technology.
Atsushi Taira, Managing Director, Mistletoe
Jeremy Sim, Creative Director, Mistletoe
12.00pm – 1.00pm Auditorium
Pursuing a Second Career in Entrepreneurship
Can entrepreneurship be a second career pathway for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, technicians)? If you’re looking for the next piece of the puzzle in your professional life, hear from the panel to understand the impact startups can bring to industries and societies, and learn how some have made the transition from the corporate world to founding startups.
Edmas Neo, CEO, Action Community for Entrepreneurship
Edwin Chow, Assistant CEO, Enterprise Singapore
Vandana Dhaul, Head, Accelerator Operations, GROW AgriFood Tech Accelerator
Dimitri Maroulis, Venture Partner, Antler
Daniel Robinson, Operations Director, MAXIMUS ASIA
2.00pm – 3.45pmRoom A, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Internationalize: Here and Now
Taking a deep dive into Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Bangalore – this session will cover an overview of the current state-of-play in the startup landscape as well as investor and business sentiments in the time of COVID-19 for the respective markets. Come and learn more about how you can capitalise on upcoming GIA programmes and other initiatives to successfully internationalise and expand to these markets.
James Tan, Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
Rathiya Jinn Issarachaikul, COO, RISE Corporate Innovation Powerhouse
Wei Zhou, Founder & CEO, XNode
Prasad Vanga, CEO, Anthill Ventures
Room B, 2.00pm – 2.45pm
Antler: A Post-Pandemic Solution Showcase
In this panel discussion, Antler will showcase two startups building solutions tackling COVID-19 and share how Antler and its portfolio companies have adapted to the COVID-19 situation.
Markus Bruderer, Associate Partner, Antler
Adrian Joseph, Co-Founder, Biogenes Technologies
John Mellnik, CEO & Founder, Path BioAnalytics
Room A, 3.00pm – 3.45pm 
Startup Masterclass: How to Raise Funds in a Post-Pandemic World
As COVID-19 continues to delay capital commitments from investors and affect businesses around the world, are startups facing their biggest cash crunch yet? Join us in this masterclass by Fundnel to explore your fundraising options amidst uncertainties in a post-COVID world.
Victor Ng, Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Fundnel
Room B, 2.45pm – 3.30pm 
Dexecure & AWS: How to Save on Your Content Delivery Bill and Improve Website Speed
Join Dexecure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as they share about how to optimise companies’ content delivery (CDN) costs, which are increasing in a largely virtual world post-COVID.
Inian Parameshwaran, CEO, Dexecure
Pathman Palaniveloo, Edge Services Business Lead for ASEAN, AWS


Peter Ong

Enterprise Singapore



Emily Fang
Community and Growth Lead
Thomas Jeng
Director of Innovation and Partnerships for APAC
500 Startups
Claus Karthe
Co-Founder & CEO
German Entrepreneurship Asia

Jojo Flores
Plug and Play

Yiqun Bo
Founder & CEO
Chik Wai Chiew
Heritas Capital Management

Craig Dixon
Co-Founder & General Partner
Accelerating Asia
Maxime Blein
Director – Strategy
PwC Singapore's Venture Hub

David Gowdey
Managing Partner
Jungle Ventures
Atsushi Taira
Managing Director

Jeremy Sim
Creative Director
Edmas Neo
Action Community for Entrepreneurship

Edwin Chow
Assistant CEO
Enterprise Singapore
Vandana Dhaul
Head, Accelerator Operations
GROW AgriFood Tech Accelerator

Dimitri Maroulis
Venture Partner
Daniel Robinson
Operations Director

James Tan
Managing Partner
Quest Ventures
Rathiya Jinn Issarachaikul
RISE Corporate Innovation Powerhouse

Wei Zhou
Founder & CEO
Prasad Vanga
Anthill Ventures

Markus Bruderer
Associate Partner
Adrian Joseph
Biogenes Technologies

John Mellnik
CEO & Founder
Path BioAnalytics
Victor Ng
Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer

Inian Parameshwaran
Pathman Palaniveloo
Edge Services Business Lead for ASEAN


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