Monthly Archives: June 2016

Next in the meet the teams series are Team 8 and iWithin.

Team8 is a connectable watch for kids (aged 6-12 years old), providing a gamified solution to combat obesity and promote healthy habits. With the watch and online app, kids can create superhero teams and complete challenges to gain more points. Visit: http://the-odysseus.com/ to learn more!

There are billions of people in the world struggling with stress. iWithin provides an conversational avatar solution that interfaces with consumers to help them understand and manage stress. You find out more about iWithin here: http://www.iwithin.com/

Learn more about Smartmissimo, a startup in the AIA/Konica Minolta accelerator cohort, and their product, Powerdot, which helps activate and target specific muscles in your workout. This is the first in an eight-part series introducing the eight teams participating in the programme.

The learn more about Smartmissimo and the PowerDot, click here.

Speaker Session with Sundeep Sahni about “Execution” Sahni has a lot of hands on experience when it comes to startups. He was previously the co-founder and Managing Director of Lazada Indonesia, a successful e-commerce platform, and is currently Vice President of New Initiatives at Ola, which is the Uber of India. If you want to learn about how to compete with existing tech giants such as Uber, Sahni is your man. Uber is currently operational in only 26 cities around India, compared to Ola’s 102 cities.[1]

Sahni covered a myriad of topics including: celebrating wins, marketing, competitive advantage, technology (what he calls the “only thing that is long term”), team recruitment /Team building & measuring a business.

Here are some words of wisdom he shared:

“Hire slowly, fire quickly – go with your gut or push the person to prove themselves”

”Measure your business: have 3 to 5 measurable KPIs daily pushed to your team”

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Lunch at the Tower Club with the heads of AIA. The teams had lunch with Keng Hooi Ng, Regional CEO of AIA, and Patrick Teow, CEO of AIA Singapore, at the prestigious Tower Club located in the heart of Singapore’s business district. The group discussed the future of HealthCare and their solutions whilst overlooking the city.

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Clinic #2 on “Clinical Insights and Needs” from Dr. Anthony Tang from the agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star). A*Star is “Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, they collaborate with their partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society[2]

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[1] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Ubers-new-friends-Recruiters-who-earn-lakhs-in-referrals/articleshow/52613104.cms

[2] https://www.a-star.edu.sg/