We’ve been here now for two weeks. We’re met some really interesting startups and found some new friends along the way.
Will have much more to say. Here are just a few of our initial observations.
- The Startup Scene has really picked up. In particular we’ve been keeping up with E27 Meng Wong and crew’s JFDI forum Open Frog and StartupDigest Singapore We even met the Lean Startup team.
- A lot of startups are really global. I’ve meet founders from across Asia, US, and Europe all here. I honestly feel although the Bay Area has many different people coming there from around the world you get mostly those focused on the US and get sucked in to that. Here it’s pretty cool to see many people working on regional and pan Asia products, and not just copying from the Valley either.
- Government Investment opportunities are plentiful and IDA and MDA can be very helpful. It’s good that the schemes attract many different investor groups here also. Navigating and understanding them and the investor scene here does take some getting used too. We will have a later post on fundraising here.
- Wifi in public places is pretty bad. A couple of good spots are the Exchange at Asia Square(ask for PW) and coffee bean at ION. SG wireless is very slow in the malls.