Monthly Archives: May 2016

Nest Hong Kong in Singapore: There are always heated debates between who is better: Hong Kong or Singapore? We think that both cities are at their best when they work together. This week a number of members from the Hong Kong Nest team -Lawrence Morgan (CEO), Karen Arndt (COO) and Jess Cheung (Global Brand Strategy)- flew over to meet with the cohort as well as collaborate with the Singapore Team.

Lawrence gave a speaker session on business strategy, during which he shared a motivational  Ted talk from Simon Sinek about how great leaders inspire action. Simon’s core belief: to start with the question “why?”

He also challenged the founders with his favorite brain teaser to emphasize the importance of lateral thinking. If you are up for testing out you ability to think outside the box, try it out yourself here.

AIA-KM TSS#6 Business Strategy Lawrence MORGAN 3 (2016-05-17)

First Clinic Held by Konica Minolta: The clinic is a series of workshops that address a very specific topic in HealthCare by engaging a expert in the field. The inaugural session was about “Business model innovation for healthcare & grants in Singapore.” and was run by Dr Loke Wai Chiong, one of the accelerator programme’s mentors. Dr. Chiong has a diverse background in the Healthcare world, ranging from being a licensed physician, to HR, consulting, assisting Government organizations, to his current position as Project Director of his own startup Sheares Healthcare management.

If you’re interested in this week’s clinic, check out a recommended lecture from Dr. Loke Wai Chiong here.AIA-KM Clinic Business model innovation for healthcare & grants 2 (2016-05-19)

The startups fight it out: The startup founders got a rare chance to blow off some steam at a Muay Thai lesson. It definitely takes a great deal of fighting spirit to make it as an entrepreneur, and after seeing them throw some real punches, we think they have what it takes!Picture1

uHoo IndieGoGo update: After less than a month, the uHoo team have raised $67,206USD (as of May 31st), supported by 331 backers. The campaign closes in 10 days – so don’t miss your chance to support clean air and grab your first uHoo at a discount here.

A number teams attended InnovFest Unbound this year. The festival is the anchor event of Smart Nation Innovations, a week-long series of events that showcase innovative developments from Asia’s media-tech sphere. During the event, the teams had the opportunity to showcase their startups and present their products to potential investors and partners. Check out the gallery below:

AIA-KM VD Healthcare @ Innovfest 2 (2016-05-17)

AIA-KM Team8 @ Innovfest (2016-05-17)

AIA-KM VD Healthcare @ Innovfest 7 (2016-05-17)


Did you know that the air quality indoors is 2 to 5 times worse than outside(EPA)? We sure didn’t. Enter uHoo, the indoor air quality solution startup that recently joined the AIA Konica Minolta Accelerator in Singapore. The team’s Indiegogo campaign went live two days ago and not only had great traction among the tech community but also savvy parents who want to keep an eye on the state of the air in their home. Don’t miss your chance to pre-order at a discounted rate and show your support for clean air here:

uHoo is the most advanced quality sensor that provides you with allergen and toxin alerts for air quality indoors. Unlike similar projects, uHoo goes deeper, detecting Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ozone, Air Pressure, Volatile Organic Compounds, which can be found in common household items such as paint and cleaning products.


“While the media covers health issues related to outdoor air pollution, the less known silent killer among us is indoor air quality, which can be up to five times worse than outdoor air”  – Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng, CEO and co-founder of uHoo.

Indoor pollution is a growing concern. Studies show that the average person spends 90% of the time indoors. In the past there hasn’t been aconvenient or affordable device that could tell us if the air around us, in our homes, offices and schools, is potentially hazardous to our health. uHoo makes this easy. The device is only 3.3 inches in diameter, 6.2 inches high, and weighs less than a pound. Simply plug uHoo in to a power outlet and connect it to the WiFi network – uHoo does the rest. All information uHoo gathers can then be monitored using a dedicated free and easy to use smartphone app.

uHoo comes in two versions: Classic and Premium, the main difference being the number of dedicated sensors that the device will detect. Both versions are being offered as perks as part of uHoo’sIndiegogo campaign. After being live for only 3 days (as of May 13th) the project has reached:
-261 backers
-108% funded
-193 out of 200 EARLY BIRD uHoo’s claimed

The campaign will remain open for only one month, so make sure get your own uHoo before the deadline.

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