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Sep 20
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10:30 - 10:40 10 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Srikanth Sundarajan - Partner, Ventureast
10:40 - 10:55 15 mins
Main agenda
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
  • Michael Kwok - Project Lead, Decentralized Machine Learning
10:55 - 11:45 50 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 1

Participants:

  1. ADAB Solutions
  2. CryptoMECA
  3. Gardoré
  4. Komerco ROKA Technology
  5. Optisys
  6. Smart Urban Technologies / Velox Chain

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
  • Ro Charlz - Vice President, Vickers Venture Partners
  • Jussi Salvoaara - Managing Director for SEA, Antler
  • Fang Soong Chou - General Partner, Pix Vine Capital
  • Koushik Sai - Investment Associate, VenturEast
11:50 - 12:40 50 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 2

Participants:

  1. AI Chips Co
  2. CoveLiving
  3. CryptoRobotics Ltd
  4. LogisticsX
  5. nCinga Innovations Pvt Ltd
  6. Satoshi Cripto Bank
  7. STEMera

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
  • Navin Danapal - Director of SE Asia, MOX and SOSV
  • Tom Haleminh - Founding Partner, BLOK.PARTNERS
  • Victor Baffet - Consultant, V & V Innovations
  • Yi Ming Ng - Partner, Trive
  • GheeHoe Cheng - Chief Strategist, Perspectiv Ventures
12:45 - 13:05 20 mins
Main agenda
Lunch & Networking
13:05 - 13:20 15 mins
Main agenda
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.
  • Navin Danapal - Director of SE Asia, MOX and SOSV
13:20 - 14:10 50 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 3

Participants:

  1. Carmen
  2. GGRocket
  3. Horizon State
  4. Skychain Global
  5. SOLYD
  6. Splend
  7. Station Five & TOMORROW Super

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
  • John Lim - Head of Business Development, LongHash
  • Cheng Liu - Regional Executive Director, BritBlock Group
  • Chris Low - Executive Chairman, Novum Capital Ltd
  • Cyn Li Lee - Investment Manager, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
14:15 - 15:05 50 mins
Main agenda
Project Kairos Pitch Competition: Group 4

Participants:

  1. AID:Tech
  2. Covalent
  3. Iconiq Lab
  4. Pipeep
  5. TOMORROW Super & Alpin Advisory
  6. Upcode Academy

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
  • Oram K. Gold - Managing Director, Penn Investment
  • Kwong Weng Wan - Group Chief Corporate Officer & Group General Counsel, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
  • Gavin Low - Executive Director, Spartan Group
  • Rachita Jain - Partner, Calibre Ventures
  • GheeHoe Cheng - Chief Strategist, Perspectiv Ventures
  • Regina Ho - Investment Analyst, Rakuten Ventures
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
  • Moderator Srikanth Sundarajan - Partner, Ventureast
  • Rika Purnamasari - Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Quest Ventures
  • Youree Lee - Co-Founder, CEO, W-Foundation
  • Tingting Wang - Angel Investor, Independent
15:45 - 16:30 45 mins
Main agenda
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
  • Chirayu Wadke - Partner, Seedplus and Jungle Ventures
  • Juliet Kasko - Co-Founder, Real Advisors
  • Maxine Adam - Head of Strategic Enterprise Europe Network, InnovateUK
  • Victor Baffet - Consultant, V & V Innovations