Press, Publicity and Love

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In the startup world, personality types can become a prison

Kristine Lauria, who plays an active and visible role in organizing grassroots-level startup events in Singapore, believes that there is room for anyone in the startup ecosystem – regardless of their personality.

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I-S Magazine: 49 people who make SG great

“The local startup scene is lucky to have Kristine as one of its advocates and promoters.

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CNA: Tech firms offer sneak peek

“Singapore has a really thriving community, and we think that we’ll be able to identify super passionate, innovative, driven candidates to come and work for the Facebook office.”

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CNA: Start-ups sprout up in Geylang

“The start-up edge is adding to the rough, arguably charming character of Geylang.”

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Rent isn’t the problem, it’s all about talent…and angel investors.

“This year’s 70-stop tour of local businesses will also feature events by heavy-hitters Facebook and Twitter, big-name agencies and the essential afterparty with all participants and lots of booze. But Singapore still has ways to go before it becomes an established Asian Silicon (V)alley”

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WSJ.D: In Tightly Controlled Singapore, a Lively Startup Scene

“If the government and technology entrepreneurs have their way, Singapore will increasingly be known for something else entirely: its vibrant startup scene.”

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E27: Oil-rich MENA is still lacking tech startup funding, but there’s hope

We covered the tech scene in Dubai during Arabnet, this is our report for E27.

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Astro Awani: Startup Stories

In this episode, Cherish Leow speaks to several Singapore-based startup mentors with entrepreneurial insights.

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Astro Awani: In Focus

“The thing that’s great about Singaporean startups is that the scene is here and they want to take part in it.”

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e27: Lessons & takeaways from Failcon

The first ever Failcon in Singapore was a huge success, and as everyone who went to the event puts it, the event has failed to fail.

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SGE: Nobody cares about your startup

“That’s bullshit. No one labels you a failure except you.”

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ZDNET: Comm skills vital for success

The ability to communicate business ideas and vision clearly and effectively with external parties such as bankers and investors and internal stakeholders is fundamental in being a successful entrepreneur.

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Tech venture
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E27: High profile speakers

Unlike last year’s event, Techventure this year is organized in partnership with two new event partners: TechInnovation 2012 and Failcon Singapore.

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Today: Asian Tech Renaissance

The start-up sector in Singapore is laying the foundation for a sophisticated high-tech SME industry that can compete on the world stage

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ZDNet: Asian Startup Should Learn to Fail

Asian startups will have to learn how to take failures positively and learn from their missteps rather than associate it with failure and give up on their ideas.

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Start-ups & venture capitalists to come together for Techventure 2012
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Channel News Asia: VCs at Techventure

For those wondering how failures could lead to success, Silicon Valley’s Failcon is making a debut for technology entrepreneurs to share their experiences this year.

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FailCon Singapore
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Straits Times: Lessons on Failure

Failure does not mean people should stop trying.

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SGE Echelon
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SGE: Be a role model

So what would you tell her to do with all that wealth, fame and status? That was the final question posed to panelists for The X Factor in Tech track at Echelon 2012.

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How and why women are the X-factor in the tech scene
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E27: Women are the X-factor

The tech scene has been dominated by the boys for the longest time. On Day 2 of Echelon 2012, the panel discusses the topic of “The X factor in Tech”.

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kristine Lauria Echelon
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E27: Customer Engagement Tips

There were many, many takeaways but the biggest was to test early, test often. Put your ideas on paper and get them in front of your community – even before you start to develop.

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Walkabout Singapore
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SGE: First-ever Walkabout Singapore draws young, diverse crowd

It was cool, you get to talk to a lot of people that didn’t know about our business. It made me think about what interests different people, and they come here with really interesting questions

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E27: Visit favorite Singapore startups

This is the best time to get to meet up with the people powering Singapore’s tech scene and get a glimpse of the entrepreneurial culture in Singapore. Definitely one not-to-be-missed event!

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SGE: The beauty of a BURPple

We covered Demo Asia for SGE. Meet Burpple, a gorgeous new app for the inner foodie in everyone.

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Demo Asia Awards
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And the DEMO Asia 2012 awards go to….

We covered Demo Asia for SGE. See who won this first-time in Asia startup competition!

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Demo Asia, Gamemaki
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Venture Beat: 3 startups gamify life

We covered Demo Asia for Venture Beat. Check out our article and meet Keith Ng, a local entrepreneur who wants to make life fun for everyone.

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Venture Beat: 3 startups saving you money

We covered Demo Asia for Venture Beat. Check out our article and meet three new startups betting helping your make, keep and invest your money wisely.

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