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Go Global
FOR CREATORS, BY CREATORS - FROM SINGAPORE TO SILICON VALLEY
Event Details
Event Details
Sponsors & Partners

When:
3:30 pm to 11:00pm PST, February 29, 2020
Where:

vFairs Virtual Tradeshow Platform

Sneak Peek of the Virtual Event

 

RSVP:

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What:

FCBC Go Global will take place on February 29 using a virtual expo platform and is set to be our largest event to date! Innovators and crowdfunding-creators from Singapore to Silicon Valley will gather online to build and launch and sell their products globally. With a focus on crowdfunding entrepreneurs and global growth, FCBC provides all creators need to build global brands.

Forecasted to be our biggest FCBC event to date, surpassing the more than 130 global creators, innovators, investors, and game-changers that joined us at our last event in New York City, Go Global will be the first online FCBC event. Our online platform will enable materials from the event, and purchases of products from our exhibitors, to be available for up to 30 days.

This event will coincide with the launch of We The People’s storefront opening on March 5, 2020 at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Silicon Valley enabling this Crowdfunding Expo to truly become an event that connects a global community from Asia to the US, where everyone can meet, learn, sell and grow virtually!

Our FCBC Go Global Expo helps bridge that gap, connecting you with experts and investors to accelerate your growth and sell your products.

Who should attend?

1: Startups or established companies that have plans to launch physical products
2: Investors, VC’S, Incubators & Accelerators
3: Aspiring entrepreneurs
4: Students in business or design school

Event Agenda:

*Subject to change 

  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: Event Registration
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Introduction & Kick Off
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm: Creators Panel Discussion I
  • 5:30pm-5:45pm: Networking & Exhibiting Break
  • 5:45pm-6:45pm: Creators Panel Discussion II
  • 6:45pm-7:00pm: Networking & Exhibiting Break
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm: Industry Expert Speaking Sessions
  • 8:00pm-8:15pm: Networking & Exhibiting Break
  • 8:15pm-9:15pm: Pitching Session & Pitch Winner Announcement
  • 9:15pm-9:30pm: Wrap Up & Raffle Winner Announcement
  • 9:30pm-9:50pm: How to Jump Start! Crowdfunding 101 & Design
  • 9:50pm-10:10pm: How to Sustain & Operate
  • 10:10pm-10:40pm: Additional Breakout Sessions

 

 

Speaker Lineup
HYPER
Daniel Chin
HYPER
Daniel Chin
Daniel Chin is the founder & CEO of HYPER, which specializes in cutting edge Apple & mobile accessories. HYPER is known for its record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns with the most crowdfunded USB-C hub ($3.1M) and USB charger (>$2.8M). You can find HYPER products at all major retail stores worldwide as well as at www.hypershop.com
Alibaba\Tink Knit
Julia Xu
Alibaba\Tink Knit
Julia Xu
Julia Xu is the founder of Tink Knit, a 501(c)3 nonprofit knit-wear brand that financially empowers single mothers through knitting. Tink Knit innovatively solves the work-family conflict among single mothers - since knitting can be done at home while taking care of kids, single mothers can make an extra income without the concern of finding alternative child care. Initially founded at Brown University and now headquartered in NYC, Tink Knit has received the McKinsey Women’s Impact Award and the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Award, creating sustainable social impact through entrepreneurship.   Julia was the Chief of Staff / Global Business Operations Lead at Alibaba.com North America. Alibaba.com aims to empower entrepreneurs and help them succeed on their own terms, and is reshaping the $23.9 trillion B2B e-commerce market by providing the tools and services needed for U.S. SMB companies to compete and succeed in today's global marketplace. As Chief of Staff to the Head of North America, Julia served as a bridge between the NYC office and the China headquarter.   Prior to Alibaba, Julia was Strategic Planning Analyst at Disney Corporate Strategy, where she built the global financial strategy model for Disney+, Disney's over-the-top subscription video-on-demand service, and provided executive business support to the segment CFO. Aside from being the Disney+ expert, Julia also led analysis for the historic Disney and Fox merger, utilizing large databases for post-merger integration.  
Gadget Flow
Evan Varsamis
Gadget Flow
Evan Varsamis
Evan Varsamis is a NYC based Entrepreneur, Founder / CEO at Gadget Flow Inc, Investor and Marketing Advisor at Qrator Ltd and contributor at Forbes, Inc, HuffPost and American Express Essentials. Sprint Crowdfunding Fund and Crowdreach advisor and speaker. His work has been featured on Mashable, The Next Web, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Forbes and Web Summit.
BOW\Quiver
Mandy Chan
BOW\Quiver
Mandy Chan
Mandy is the founder of BOW, a sports and travel lifestyle company where we design all-in-one gears to make life simpler. As the first company to design an all-in-one bag for sports and travel, Quiver and Quiver X's launch on the international crowdfunding platform (Kickstarter) was a whooping success with funding exceeding $100k. They currently distribute in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and USA.
STUCK Design
Donn Koh
STUCK Design
Donn Koh
Donn is the co-founder and design principal of STUCK Design - a leading multi-disciplinary design agency that creates surprising products and interfaces that delight users, propels businesses and wins awards. His notable works include the Air+ Smart Mask, HTC Evo 4G, Google's Nexus One Car Dock, the Merlion ChouChou, and the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse. His projects clinch the BraunPrize, Good Design Award, IDEA Gold, and iF Design and multiple Red Dot Best of the Best awards. Donn has also won numerous teaching awards as a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, Division of Industrial Design. As an eminent expert in crowdfunding, he leads the design students in innovative entrepreneurship classes, guiding student teams to create Kickstarter successes like the DAX Wallet, the Quotidian Pen, Chew Straw, and the Aubergine Pillow. Such projects have garnered sales of more than half a million over the course of 3 months from a small group of 15 students.
CAMPFIRE Group
Maria Ishii
CAMPFIRE Group
Maria Ishii
Maria is in charge of Cross-Border Business Development in the CAMPFIRE Group. Since joining CAMPFIRE, she has attended emerging brands from outside Japan to utilize crowdfunding as an outlet to test the Japanese market. Currently, she works on the strategic planning and implementation of the CAMPFIRE crowdfunding service’s overseas expansion.    
Codomo\Potato Pirates
Aditya Batura
Codomo\Potato Pirates
Aditya Batura
Although formally a computer science engineer, Aditya prefers to describe himself as a growth hacker - engineering efficient, effective and unorthodox marketing and product development strategies in order to achieve growth. Aditya is the Co-founder and CEO of Codomo, an education technology company with a mission to deliver delightful education experiences to nurture innovative minds through products and experiences rooted in Design Innovation; an amalgamation of design thinking and computational thinking. Under Aditya's leadership, Codomo’s first product; Potato Pirates has gone on to be the most backed gaming project from Singapore on Kickstarter - raising over a quarter million dollars with over 5,000 backers. Potato Pirates has gone on to featured on large publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Mashable amongst others. Potato Pirates is now distributed worldwide by American game publisher Thinkfun. Aditya is an Apple Certified Educator, Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner and an Adjunct Fellow for Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). An avid life-long learner, Aditya’s myriad of personal interests include biohacking and spirituality. He is also a certified personal trainer, independently recording musician, a black belt holder in Goju-Ryu Karate, and holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, for which he won a Bronze medal in Grappleasia’s Dumau tournament 2017.
hoolah
Akul Dewan
hoolah
Akul Dewan
Akul is the Director of Relationship Success at hoolah. hoolah is a FinTech business providing installment payments with zero interest. We are currently focused on online merchants - particularly in the retail, travel and airline verticals in Singapore - to help you buy now and pay later. We are expanding quickly across the Asia region and into physical stores too. Up to 75% of ecommerce consumers look, add items to the shopping cart but don’t buy. hoolah helps solve this problem for merchants by allowing consumers to increase their personal affordability with a buy now and pay later payment option enabling payment In 4 equal installments.
DesignNest
Arthur Limpens
DesignNest
Arthur Limpens
Arthur is the founder of DesignNest is a creation platform that helps start-ups or creative individuals to get a product from an idea/concept onto the shelves of retail stores worldwide. DesignNest provides 5-key benefits for creators: Design Knowledge, Sourcing, Production & Assembly, Distribution & Sales, Seed Funding
Emerson College\TribalVision Worldwide
Suzy Im
Emerson College\TribalVision Worldwide
Suzy Im
FCBC Las Vegas, FCBC New York
Both as a global business development consultant and hands-on marketing practitioner, Suzy Im has played a transformative role in helping generate powerful global business operations for worldwide clients such as Siemens, GE, Samsung, Sony, Teradyne, Gateway, Konica, and leading biotech/healthcare companies. In the technology and B2B arena, she works with leading technology industry analysts to help vendors build positive references, influence the influencers to penetrate the global market, and create strong sales/demands. Suzy and her work have been recognized in Fortune Magazine, Digital Times, and e-Times, and she has presented numerous keynote addresses, executed executive training sessions, and spearheaded conference marketing, business development, and leadership communications efforts at worldwide organizations and events. She is also a published author of two books on marketing and leadership.
FCBC\We The People
Ryan Sim
FCBC\We The People
Ryan Sim
Ryan co-founded WTP with Nison Chan, Joel Liew, and Jay Kang in 2016 and functions as the Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development. In his role, Ryan manages and leads marketing strategies, messaging, and tactics for WTP. He is also the Co-Founder of Kisetsu, a maker of slim, stylish RFID-protected leather wallets, along with his childhood best friend Joel. Working with creators and as a creator himself, Ryan has learned that the foundation of successful partnerships is communication and honesty. As he says in this American Express piece, “Face time is key. This builds trust and provides a good opportunity for high-level discussions. The benefits of this are simple—more trust. Trust means that you'll have better access to stocks. It may even mean that you get priority. [But] there are no tricks. There are no fake personalities. You've just got to mean it.”
FCBC\We The People
Nison Chan
FCBC\We The People
Nison Chan
In 2016, Nison co-founded WTP with his close friends and fellow creators. At WTP, Nison is the Managing Director of Purchasing & Brand Management, and is responsible for new product acquisition and creator communication. He is also the Founder of Talking Toes, the world's first socks with inspirational sayings printed on the toes (not many people know this, but he actually started Talking Toes to fund his surfboarding hobby).  
Nanobag
Henrik Hansen
Nanobag
Henrik Hansen
Tiptop Things Limited, the company behind the successfully crowdfunded Nanobag and Nanopack, is a group of friends working together to infuse everyday items with cutting edge technology. The company was founded by two friends, Ursus Negenborn and Rune Kippervik.  Around a year after the company founding, a third friend Henrik Hansen joined the team.
Lookstand
Regina Koh
Lookstand
Regina Koh
Regina Koh is the founder of Lookstand, a smartphone stand that rises to the occasion to enhance the experience for all smartphone users alike. She recently partnered with We The People to do Livefunding in Singapore and hit major success.
ILOCX
Edward Fitzpatrick
ILOCX
Edward Fitzpatrick
Edward Fitzpatrick has 30 years’ experience in the capital markets since at age 20 he became a member of FIMBRA before the financial services Act in the UK. He has funded hundreds of businesses at every level from small sole traders all the way to US public companies. He closed over a billion dollars in Regulation S placements in US listed companies and invested directly from his own capital into dozens of businesses across the spectrum. For the past 3 years he has been focused solely in Fintech. He owns ISEG (International Stock Exchange Group) AlliedSX, the Capital SuperHighway and all project companies underneath with few exceptions. 1987: Investment Advisor with Brian Foster & Associates where trained to become member of FIMBRA (Financial Intermediaries, Managers and Brokers Regulatory Association which was the regulatory body prior to the Financial Services Act in the UK.) 1990: Created own regulated firm and a serial entrepreneur ever since, developing new businesses and buying and selling companies. 2000: Moved to Switzerland, lived there 12 years running a business regulated by the Association Romande des Intermediaires Financiers (ARIF). Funded the first oil exploration in Sudan 20 years ago, before it became two independent countries. To present: Founder of 8 private equity firms all active today. These funds have invested hundreds of millions into private and public companies in most sectors over the course of 25 years at the forefront of the space. Created many financial structures including convertible debentures for Regulation S investments into US public companies, Discounted Bonds using regulation 144 and more recently Quoted Private Equity and Pre-VC structures that have become new sectors in the Private Equity field. Has a wealth of experience dealing with multiple cultures and governments all over the world, and currently advising and installing projects in over 50 countries. Since increase of crowdfunding globally, main focus is in financial platforms that assist early stage companies. CEO to AlliedSX Limited and majority shareholder in ISEG Ltd, the holding company for the entire group of companies related to AlliedSX and The Startup Stock Exchange (SSX).
Easyship - Head of Sales (SG)
Zak Tan
Easyship - Head of Sales (SG)
Zak Tan
Singapore
Zak leads the sales team in Singapore, he has been involved in the logistic sector since 2014 managing supply chains as a distributor. Zak understands the hassle to ship overseas and is working closing with SME & business owners breaking down cross border shipments barrier with ease. He believes that everyone is able to ship worldwide regardless of their company size.
Sam Gibb
Endeavour Ventures
Sam Gibb
Endeavour Ventures
Sam has been an active angel investor in Singapore for over six years, investing in and helping early-stage companies reach their potential. he's currently the managing partner of Endeavour Ventures a seed-stage sector agnostic venture fund based in Singapore and investing in companies across Southeast Asia. Having a background in hedge funds and public equity, he understands the pitfalls that companies face at all stages of the entrepreneurial journey. He's an active mentor and advisor to a number of incubators in Singapore and Hong Kong, working with entrepreneurs as a cheerleader and coach to ensure that they achieve their potential.
Arthur Limpens
Co-Founder, Design Nest
Arthur Limpens
Co-Founder, Design Nest
Arthur Limpens created Design Nest right after graduating from the Delft University of Technology. Currently, he focuses on ensuring that design remains at Design Nest's core. He was instrumental in setting up the Design Nest program and loves to share his experience in design as well as entrepreneurship with other designers worldwide.
Creator
Hanson Grant
Founder & CEO, Think Board
Creator
Hanson Grant
Founder & CEO, Think Board
FCBC Boston, FCBC New York
Hanson Grant most recently built his company, Think Board, which started out on his dorm room wall as a “stick-on whiteboard” to write down business ideas easily. His successes have allowed him to be recognized by EO as one of the Top 25 Student Entrepreneurs in the US (2016) and by BETA Boston as one of Boston's Top 25 Innovators Under 25 (2015). A recent graduate of Babson College, Hanson is also an avid traveler. Think Board has been named the Top Collegiate Consumer Brand in the US (2016), the winner of Babson's B.E.T.A Challenge (2015), and a finalist in MassChallenge (2015). With just 2 full-time people, Think Board has continuously seen over 100% annual growth since inception. Think Board creates dry erase films that turn any surface into a whiteboard.
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