Singapore Business Review's 20 Hottest Startups Panel Briefing 2018

Wed, 29 August 2018
Meeting Room 310 - 311, Suntec Singapore


With the goal of bringing together the country’s top minds in the startup scene, Singapore Business Review’s 20 Hottest Startups of 2018 Panel Briefing has become a landmark event to discuss the latest developments, trends and best practices for local startups seeking to catapult into the global stage.

Now on its sixth year, the Hottest Startups Panel Briefing has featured some of the biggest names in the industry like Grab, Zalora, Golden Gate Ventures and GuavaPass. The event also offers unrivalled networking opportunities with the best and the brightest in the startup industry.  

This year's speaker lineup consists of 25 leading startup founders and CEOs, venture capitalists and accelerators across various industries that will share valuable insights behind their company's success and growth.

Join us on 29 August 2018 in Suntec Singapore!

What is the Hottest Startups Panel Briefing and why should you attend?
The Hottest Startups Panel Briefing is an annual event organised by Singapore Business Review that aims to gather key people in the vibrant startup sector.

This half-day event is attended by investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and startup founders from various industries such as fintech, property, e-commerce, retail, healthcare, education, and many others.

The event serves as a great platform to network and exchange ideas with industry players, learn about the best practices, and perhaps even meet a potential investor. The topics covered in the discussions include the most pertinent issues faced by startups, their success stories, best strategies, and latest innovations.




SBR 20 Hottest Startups Panel Briefing 2018
Singapore | 29 August 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM - Welcome Remarks

Tim Charlton, Editor-in-Chief, Singapore Business Review

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM - Session 1: Is the Singapore startup ecosystem saturated?

- Hari Sivan, CEO, soCash
- Ned Phillips, Founder & CEO, Bambu
- Dmitry Voronenko, Co-Founder, Turnkey Lender
- Dr. Ser Wah Oh, Founder, Whizpace

9:35 AM - 10:05 AM - Session 2: Can Singapore fill B funding gap?

- Ashley Kee, Founder, Bandboo
- Kiren Tanna, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ZEN Rooms
- Prajit Nanu, Co-Founder & CEO, InstaREM
- Anshul Gupta, Co-Founder, TabSquare
- Nejla Matam-Finn, CEO & Founder, The Fifth Collection

10:05 AM - 10:35 - Session 3: Accelerators Panel: The evolving role of accelerators in the startup ecosystem

- Michelle Woo, Programme Head, Oracle Startup Ecosystem, Singapore
- Elise Tan, Head of Funding, Entrepreneur First
- Kineret Karin, Founder, ImpacTech
- Kumaran Pillai, Chief Executive Officer, Apple Seed Venture Accelerator

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM -  Networking Break

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM - Session 4: Lack of "gazelles" or young startups with strong growth trajectories

- Chee Tung Leong, Co-Founder & CEO, EngageRocket
- Atul Garg, Principal Founder, SingX
- Yoan Kamalski, Co-Founder & CEO, Hmlet
- Rhonda Wong, CEO & Co-Founder, Ohmyhome
- Alexia Sichere, Co-Founder & General Manager, Try & Review
- Elena Ionenko Founder, Business Development, Turnkey Lender

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM - Session 5: ICOs versus VCs

- Dimitry Kouchnirenko, Director & Co-Founder, Incomlend
- Damien Cummings, CEO, Peoplewave
- Michele Ferrario, Co-Founder & CEO, StashAway
- Clemen Chiang, Ph.D., CEO, Spiking
- Gaurang Torvekar, Co-Founder & CEO, Indorse

11:55 AM - 12:25 - Session 6: Venture Capitalists Panel: Funding Options for Startups

- Jeremy Berger, Portfolio Director, Life.SREDA
- Bernard Shum, Head of Investment and Operations, IncuVest
- Rika Purnamasari, Entrepreneur in Residence, Quest Ventures
- Ting Yan Leck, Partner, Trive
- Michele Daoud, Principal, Monk's Hill Ventures
- Yash Sankrityayan, Vice President, Jungle Ventures

12:25 PM - Closing of Event and Networking

For more details, contact:
Andrea Pascual
+6531581386 ext. 212