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Sep 20
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10:30 - 10:40 10 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Chairman's Opening Remarks
10:40 - 10:55 15 mins
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Presentation: What makes Asia the place to be for Startups?
  • Dense population of a young, experienced, and highly educated workforce who can compete directly with Silicon Valley
  • Geographically located in close proximity to a number of emerging and developed markets
  • Advance infrastructure creating a natural hub for tech companies and investors
10:55 - 11:45 50 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 1

5 startups in each group will face off on the IoT Ecosystem Stage in Theatre 1 and deliver their pitches to earn a spot in the finals.  One winner will be chosen from each group and will compete in the finals.  The final round of pitches will be the battle for the Innovation of Things award and the prize package:

  • 1 subscription to Ovum’s Knowledge Center
  • Opportunity to showcase at Project Kairos Asia 2019:
  • 1 Table top stand
  • 15 minute showcase within the conference
  • Pre-event and onsite interview
  • 1 featured article on IoT Institute (Ioti.com)
  • Promoted as the 2018 Innovation of Things Award Winner
11:50 - 12:40 50 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 2

5 startups in each group will face off on the IoT Ecosystem Stage in Theatre 1 and deliver their pitches to earn a spot in the finals.  One winner will be chosen from each group and will compete in the finals.  The final round of pitches will be the battle for the Innovation of Things award and the prize package:

  • 1 subscription to Ovum’s Knowledge Center
  • Opportunity to showcase at Project Kairos Asia 2019:
  • 1 Table top stand
  • 15 minute showcase within the conference
  • Pre-event and onsite interview
  • 1 featured article on IoT Institute (Ioti.com)
  • Promoted as the 2018 Innovation of Things Award Winner
12:45 - 13:05 20 mins
Main agenda
Lunch & Networking
13:05 - 13:20 15 mins
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Presentation: Pitfalls of Early Stage startups and how to avoid them
  • Administrative nightmares: Failing to research administrative procedures or seek professional advice, especially from legal and financial advisors
  • Weak business plan: A solid plan will include a good Executive Summary, a mock-up of your product that helps investors and stakeholder understand and share your vision, demonstrate the comparative analysis you have done to demonstrate how you can succeed, and have a ballpark figure of what your costs will be
  • Insufficient Funding: Singapore is a pro-business climate with a mix of funding opportunities, both private and governmental.  Failure to properly research the pros and cons for different funding opportunities can lead to a lack of investment or grants at a key moment
  • Non-cohesive team: Failure to understand each other’s roles and play to strengths can create discord and event legal issues that can destroy a business
  • Choosing the wrong platforms: multi-national corporations, incubators, accelerators, government support, etc can provide invaluable support such as funding, free work spaces, and access to industry professionals to help grow your business but collaborating with the wrong platform can lead to compromises that may not be to your best advantage.
13:20 - 14:10 50 mins
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Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 3

5 startups in each group will face off on the IoT Ecosystem Stage in Theatre 1 and deliver their pitches to earn a spot in the finals.  One winner will be chosen from each group and will compete in the finals.  The final round of pitches will be the battle for the Innovation of Things award and the prize package:

  • 1 subscription to Ovum’s Knowledge Center
  • Opportunity to showcase at Project Kairos Asia 2019:
  • 1 Table top stand
  • 15 minute showcase within the conference
  • Pre-event and onsite interview
  • 1 featured article on IoT Institute (Ioti.com)
  • Promoted as the 2018 Innovation of Things Award Winner
14:15 - 15:05 50 mins
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Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 4

5 startups in each group will face off on the IoT Ecosystem Stage in Theatre 1 and deliver their pitches to earn a spot in the finals.  One winner will be chosen from each group and will compete in the finals.  The final round of pitches will be the battle for the Innovation of Things award and the prize package:

  • 1 subscription to Ovum’s Knowledge Center
  • Opportunity to showcase at Project Kairos Asia 2019:
  • 1 Table top stand
  • 15 minute showcase within the conference
  • Pre-event and onsite interview
  • 1 featured article on IoT Institute (Ioti.com)
  • Promoted as the 2018 Innovation of Things Award Winner
15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
Main agenda
PANEL: Making sense of startup funding opportunities in Asia
  • Understanding the different types of opportunities: private investment vs governmental grants
  • Determining the best sort of funding for your company
  • Navigating the processes for obtaining government grants
  • Strategies for getting in front of the right investors
15:45 - 16:30 45 mins
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Project Kairos Pitch Competition: FINALS!

5 startups in each group will face off on the IoT Ecosystem Stage in Theatre 1 and deliver their pitches to earn a spot in the finals.  One winner will be chosen from each group and will compete in the finals.  The final round of pitches will be the battle for the Innovation of Things award and the prize package:

  • 1 subscription to Ovum’s Knowledge Center
  • Opportunity to showcase at Project Kairos Asia 2019:
  • 1 Table top stand
  • 15 minute showcase within the conference
  • Pre-event and onsite interview
  • 1 featured article on IoT Institute (Ioti.com)
  • Promoted as the 2018 Innovation of Things Award Winner