Your last chance to sign up for IBM Connect 2015 startupxchange

IBM Connect registration

If growing your startup is your top priority right now, the half-day event held by IBM in collaboration with Tech in Asia is a must-go. Registration for IBM Connect 2015 in Singapore closes today – if you haven’t signed up yet, make sure to do so before it’s too late.

Here’s what to expect

You can network till the cows come home with the numerous VCs attending. We’ve even done a little homework for you so you can get the most out of it. Get the low-down on attending investors including their preferred investment range, geographies they operate in, and industries they’re looking to fund so you can refine your pitch and plan who to zero in on.

On top of that, the free-to-attend event will host key figures from IBM and the tech industry to share with you in various talks and give tips on how to scale in the quickest way possible. The full agenda can be found below.

Join us!

Founder, CEO, COO or entrepreneur whose startup has secured seed funding and above? Join us on September 3 for an event chock-full with valuable insights, practical advice, and networking opportunities.

Do note that IBM Connect 2015’s #startupxchange is an invite-only event, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Register your interest via the button below today to avoid disappointment!


9am to 9.25am
Welcome Address by IBM
Karthik Padmanabhan, Ecosystem Development Head, Asia Pacific
9.25am to 9.40am
Keynote: Growth Hacking to Success: Shifu’s Secrets Revealed
Amit Anand, Partner, Jungle Ventures
9.40am to 10.15am
Lightning Talks: Bootstrapping @ Speed

  • Innovate @ Speed
  • Operate @ Speed
  • Growth @ Speed

Amelia Johasky, Cloud Leader (ASEAN), IBM

William Lim, SoftLayer Guru

Rohit Dewan, chief technology officer, Viki

10.15 am to 10.45am

Panel Discussion: Why startups and large enterprises should tango

Entrepreneurs want to scale their company. Large enterprises must embrace change or else decline into irrelevance. How does the CEO of a large firm enlist the entrepreneur who will disrupt his business before it happens? And how can startups work with large enterprises despite the cultural differences? This panel discussion will get viewpoints from both sides of the coin and bring forth best practices.

Tim Greisinger, Managing Director, IBM Singapore

Saemin Ahn, Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures

Nathalie Benzing, Chief Operating Officer, TradeGecko

Dr Abhijit Shanbhag, founding President and CEO of Graymatics

Amelia Johasky, Cloud Leader (ASEAN), IBM

10.45am to 11am

11am to 12pm(please note that these 3 sessions will happen concurrently)
Force Multipliers: How to power your startup

  • Business expansion with Analytics
  • Acquiring customers with Digital Marketing
  • Differentiating your startup with Watson

Gunasekharan Chellappan, Business Unit Executive, Big Data and Cloud Data Services, IBM

Antonia Edmunds, Digital Marketing Solutions Leader, IBM

Stephan Wissel, Cloud Development Advocate, IBM

Startup Clinic

1-on-1 deep dive session with IBM and VCs to address specific challenges of growing startups.

Amit Anand, Partner, Jungle Ventures

Paul Santos, Managing Partner, Wavemaker

Pitch @ IBM Smartcamp


Learning @ Speed

Solution zones will be set up for startups to experiment and learn more about IBM technologies.

12pm to 1pm
Lunch & Networking


Resorts World Sentosa
Compass Ballroom, Basement 2
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Singapore 098269

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