Are you launching or scaling your business in Singapore? This free networking night and panel talk with successful entrepreneurs and industry experts is one event you can’t miss – and it’s all powered by the Singapore Economic Development Board
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You know we like to celebrate and support the movers, thinkers and innovators here at Honeycombers – Singapore is, after all, one seriously thriving business hub and it’s an exciting time to create, build and expand your startup in this city. Would you believe 10 years ago we launched from our founder’s kitchen table and now we’re a leading independent publisher in Singapore and have expanded to Hong Kong and Bali along the way? It’s only natural that our next networking event is about inspiration and expert advice for all the budding entrepreneurs and startups ready for the next stage of success: and we’ve teamed up with the EDB and amazing industry partners to boost your network and know-how. It’s all happening at WeWork 8 Cross St on 24 April, so save the date for our panel talk and curated networking sessions. This is a free event, so register stat as places are limited – and as always, we’ll have a spread of fantastic food and welcome drinks.
First up, know that our partner for this event is Singapore’s Economic Development Board: the government body that undertakes investment promotion and industry development for the manufacturing and internationally tradable services sectors. The EDB helps transform business operations, boost productivity and grow new business out of Singapore. This is your night to gain free, essential advice on joining Singapore’s business community, build genuine business connections and gain invaluable insights.
We’ve brought together four speakers who have founded and are growing successful businesses in Singapore and abroad, across the fields of technology, co-working, company incorporation and recruitment: Adrien Barthel of Sleek, Adrian Tan of WeWork Southeast Asia, Sam Baxendale of Salt, and James Nicol of Myriad. You’ll have the chance to ask them your own burning questions during the panel talk and at our speed networking sessions during the event, alongside experts from UOB Bank, The Entertainer, and RSM, who can provide advice on essential business services such as auditing, tax and business registration. Plus, Honeycombers will be part of the mix to provide insights on the digital media space! But more on that in a moment…
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Adrian Tan, head of labs for WeWork Southeast Asia
Adrian Tan is head of labs for WeWork Southeast Asia. Prior to this, he was the program director of Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA), an accelerator and US$6M seed stage fund based in Ho Chi Minh City. Previously, Adrian was a lean startup coach and program manager at Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI Asia), Southeast Asia’s first accelerator. While also supporting corporate and innovation programs based on lean startup and design-thinking, he also helped to kickstart JFDI Discover, a three-week online pre-acceleration course and has coached over 1000 startup founders in the region.
Sam Baxendale, regional director, Salt
Sam is an experienced recruitment professional, who started his career in the industry in 2001, and has launched and led numerous new business operations in the UK and Asia across multiple disciplines. He is currently responsible for Salt’s growing Asia operation with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Adrien Barthel, co-founder, Sleek
Adrien is the co-founder and chief growth officer at Sleek, managing the sales, marketing and expansion operations. Prior to this role, Adrien spent six years in the eCommerce space as CMO with Luxola (Series A, B, Exit to LVMH) and the Carrefour Group, in management roles spearheading marketing and growth, launching new platforms in emerging countries (SEA, Latin America), and expanding existing ones into new markets (SEA, ANZ). Curious by nature and an avid networker, Adrien co-founded the French Tech Network in Singapore, gathering 800+ members and 100+ companies and forging strong links with multiple Singaporean institutions.
James Nicol, CEO, Myriad
Having spent the previous 15 years of his career across cutting-edge technologies from pioneering private cloud, commercialising video and spearheading enterprise analytics in APAC, James is passionate about the opportunity that lies in identity-led interactions with people, at scale. His key focus is enabling people and their organisations to realise the immense power of data to answer their customers’ wants and needs – and provide more value, service, relevance, growth, through insight-driven decisions to make their business perform better.
GET PERSONALISED ADVICE AT OUR SPEED NETWORKING SESSIONS
To ensure you get the most out of this event, we’ve organised a speed networking session. When you register for this event, tell us whether you’re in set-up or scaling phase, and we’ll connect you with our partners that will help you achieve your business goals. Over a 40 minute session, you’ll be able to spend 10 minutes with each of our experts in small groups.
- For those in business set-up phase: speak with WeWork, Sleek, RSM and The Entertainer
- For those in scaling phase: speak with Salt, Myriad, UOB and Honeycombers
MORE ON OUR PARTNERS
Specialising in business corporation
Sleek enables entrepreneurs and investors to incorporate their company and manage their corporate, accounting and tax compliance online. Gain valuable knowledge on how to incorporate a company in Singapore 100% remotely, file requests to your company secretary 24/7, and manage your company through a secure online portal. Sleek works with startups and SMEs wanting to streamline their ACRA and IRAS compliance and get rid of the hassle of company admin. Sleek is an ACRA-certified Filing Agent, member of the Singapore Corporate Secretary Association and affiliated with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Specialising in audit, tax and business registration
Singapore is the preferred one-stop choice to help foreign startups, SMEs and corporates set up base and expand into the Asia Pacific markets. For over 30 years, RSM has focused on growing businesses and is experienced in supporting every stage of the business life cycle from starting out to scaling up, helping them to improve profits, enhance business value and conduct business seamlessly across borders.
Specialising in technology
Myriad is the connective tissue between advertising and marketing technologies, enabling businesses to engage with customers more effectively by having a single, unified and enriched view of identity across every touch point. Myriad achieves this via a dynamic graph that utilises data collection, onboarding, unique channel experiences, paid and owned advertising and cross-channel insights and attribution.
Specialising in entertainment offers
The Entertainer Singapore is the ultimate lifestyle app with unbeatable 1-for-1 and discount offers for the best restaurants, attractions, spas, salons, bars, gyms, fitness classes, and retail shops across Singapore. The Entertainer team will be sharing insights on how to increase employee welfare package by encouraging work/life balance, and effective ways to save on business entertainment and travel expenses.
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. UOB’s FDI Advisory Unit serves as a one-stop shop dedicated to helping companies set up regional operations in Asia. Beyond UOB’s full suite of financial solutions, its close collaboration with government agencies, trade associations and professional service providers enables the bank to offer holistic, customised solutions. Through its nine UOB FDI Centres across Asia, it harnesses the strengths of its extensive network and deep local knowledge to help lower the barriers for companies’ cross-border expansion.
Specialising in recruitment
Salt is an award-winning global recruitment consultancy at the forefront of everything that is pioneering in digital. The company focuses on creative, marketing, sales and technology across permanent, contract, temporary contract, retained search, project services, HR & people solutions and Digital Recruitment Outsourcing (DRO). With international offices in New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Sydney, Auckland and our headquarters in London, Salt has extensive networks and with over 180 staff, we have successfully completed thousands of searches all across the globe.
Specialising in digital media
Honeycombers is Singapore’s leading premium lifestyle platform, with 10 years’ experience in digital and social media. Over that time, we’ve worked with hundreds of startups, MNCs and everything in between to deliver solutions across content, video and events.
It’s all happening at WeWork, 8 Cross St
Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York, WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 400,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. Its mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork currently has 425 physical locations in 100 cities and 27 countries around the world, with a suite of membership benefits in each country. More than 70% of WeWork’s members collaborate with each other and its international locations serve as convenient bases for business travel, enabling a great degree of work flexibility for both multinationals and small-to-medium-sized businesses alike, as well as options for easy expansion into new markets.
And yes, it’s a free event but registration is required. It includes a drink and special goodies that will be revealed soon. There’s also Kiss My Pans’ impressive cheese grazing table with a variety of cheese, homemade dips and relishes, fruit, veggies, roasted nuts, charcuterie and sweets.
When: Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: WeWork, 8 Cross Street, Singapore 048424
Tickets: This is a FREE event and, includes nibbles, one drink and special goodies to be revealed!