[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2012, Failcon Singapore And TechInnovation 2012
Techventure, one of Asia’s topmost events for the venture capital community to engage with the latest technology entrepreneurs, is back. This year Techventure 2012, which is presented by National Research Foundation (NRF), will take place on October 16-18 and looks again to connect entrepreneurs, corporate chiefs of info-communications, bio-technology and new materials corporations, wealthy high-tech founders, high net worth individuals from the technology, venture capital and private equity community, together in one place.
The three-day conference will take place with the theme of ‘Asian. Innovation. Renaissance.’, which celebrates the vibrant developments taking place in Asia that have helped Asian corporations take the lead and capitalize successfully in many areas of technology. This year, Techventure has also taken on two new partner events – TechInnovation 2012 and Failcon Singapore. TechInnovation 2012, organized by Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI) Singapore is an industry-technology matching event focusing on emerging and ready-to-market enabling technologies in info-communications, electronics, materials, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and environment, to enhance the innovation capacity of Singapore enterprises.
Failcon Singapore, on the other hand, is an offshoot of Silicon Valley’s Failcon, an established event for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to share how they have built upon their previous failures to succeed, and will be held in Asia for the first time. Prominent personalities such as Gary Wang, Founder and CEO of Tudou, the leading video portal of China and Patrick Lee, co-founder of Alive Not Dead and Rotten Tomatoes, will provide their insights to technopreneurs during a one-day get-together.
“By partnering Techventure with Failcon Singapore and TechInnovation 2012, we are providing a more holistic picture of the innovation ecosystem and bringing greater value for delegates,” says Prof Low Teck Seng, CEO of NRF. “The start-up sector in Singapore is laying the foundation for a sophisticated high-tech SME industry that can compete on the world stage and power the next stage of economic growth for Singapore.”
You can find out more at the Techventure website.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.