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Go Global
FOR CREATORS, BY CREATORS - FROM SINGAPORE TO SILICON VALLEY
Event Details
Event Details
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When:
3:30 pm to 11:00 pm PST, February 29, 2020
6:30 pm to 2:00 am EST, February 29, 2020
7:30 am to 3:00 pm SGT, March 1, 2020
Where:

vFairs Virtual Tradeshow Platform

EVENT LINK: https://fcbcgoglobal.vfairs.com/

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*Ticket holders will receive communication from our virtual event platform, vFairs, on how to access FCBC Go Global

What:

FCBC Go Global will take place on February 29 (PST) / March 1 (SGT)  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 number of 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! Read about our first Livefundingcampaign in the US launching at FCBC Go Global and in our Silicon Valley store.

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

Plus there’s the opportunity to win store credit from We The People in our raffle during the event.

Who should attend?

1: Crowdfunding Creators, Entrepreneurs, 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 and please note the following times are in PST on February 29 

  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: Event Registration
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Introduction & Kick Off
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm: Creator Panel I
  • 5:30pm-5:45pm: Networking & Exhibiting Break
  • 5:45pm-6:45pm: Creator Panel 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: Raffle Announcement
  • 9:30pm-9:40pm: Breakout Session 1
  • 9:40pm-9:50pm: Breakout Session 2
  • 9:50pm-10:oopm: Breakout Session 3
  • 10:05pm-10:10pm: Breakout Session 4
  • 10:10pm-10:20pm: Breakout Session 5
  • 10:20pm-10:30pm: Breakout Session 6
  • 10:30pm-10:40pm: Wrap Up

 

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 is currently an Independent Business Strategy Consultant, specializing in creating strategic business plans and financial valuation models for startups. Previously, Julia worked at the Walt Disney Company's Corporate Strategy & Business Development / Direct-to-Consumer & International teams, and was the lead analyst / financial model builder of Disney+, the OTT video streaming service. During her time as the Chief of Staff / Global Business Operations Lead at Alibaba North America B2B, she led cross-border operations and communications, bridging the US local team with the China headquarter through creating structure and streamlining process. She deeply understands the Chinese market, and is also engaged in many other US-China related e-commerce and tech initiatives. Julia has also founded Tink Knit, a 501(c)3 nonprofit knitwear accessory brand that solves the work-family conflict among single mothers through knitting. Tink Knit is now pivoting and expanding in NYC, financially empowering hundreds of single mothers. Through founding Tink Knit, Julia has received McKinsey Women’s Impact Award and Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Award.
   
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.
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.
Emerson College\TribalVision
Suzy Im
Emerson College\TribalVision
Suzy Im
A widely-known name in business development and global marketing, Suzy joined TribalVision Worldwide, a premier outsourced digital marketing department, in 2013 and established its international division, Business Development & Marketing Transformation (BDMT) Global, formerly known as TribalVision Asia, to support Asian clients entering the U.S. market. Both as a business development consultant and a hands-on practitioner, she has played a transformative role in helping generate powerful global business operations for clients worldwide (e.g. GE, Siemens, Samsung, Teradyne, Gateway). TribalVision Asia has grown into its own business unit beyond Asian clients and was rebranded as Business Development & Marketing Transformation (BDMT) Global to reflect the key values it brings to its clients worldwide. BDMT Global combines the best of both: a digital growth skillset from TribalVision as the parent company and our own unique expertise in global growth, specifically expanding Asian companies beyond Asia.
 
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).  
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).
Hyper Lychee
Hannan Hakim
Hyper Lychee
Hannan Hakim
Hannan Hakim is an Entrepreneur & Industrial Designer with a portfolio that stretches from design, research to manufacturing. Co-founder at Hyper Lychee, Hannan comes with over 8 years of design and development experience. He has graduated from Instituto Europeo Di Design Milano, Italy. Having developed various products for fortune 500 clients as well as the Government Ministry Agencies he has a drive and passion for developing great design ideas and bringing them to life. Hannan is an integral part of the development and vision team at Hyper Lychee.  
Hyper Lychee
Juzer Saleem
Hyper Lychee
Juzer Saleem
Juzer Saleem is a Co-founder at Hyper Lychee, He has over 10 years of experience in operations, sales & marketing. He has the experience of building a truly global supply chain. His previous startup was ‘Dream Beans’ and it distributed over 50 innovative brands from across the globe into the markets of Middle East and Asia.  His extensive knowledge of building strong relationships with different business partners and clear communication to consumers is an incredibly strong asset to Hyper Lychee. Juzer will be leading all operations and marketing at Hyper Lychee.
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.
Brian Fried
Brian Fried
Brian Fried is a serial inventor with many of his inventions reaching audiences through mass retail, As Seen On TV, home shopping channels, catalogs and online retailers through product and brand licensing and manufacturing. He is the author of "Inventing Secrets Revealed" and "You & Your Big Ideas," and has been featured in the media including; New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Newsday, Inventors Digest, CBS News, Food Network and WPIX11. Brian is the host of Got Invention Radio, interviewing high profile guests including the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Lori Greiner from ABC's Shark Tank, and over 150 individual interviews. He founded and continues to serve as President of Long Island's Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club, one of the largest in the country. Brian mentors and represents individual inventors and celebrities at all stages of the invention process, providing feedback, product development, licensing representation and turnkey solutions to make ideas a reality. He is considered an authority and advocate for inventors within the invention community and has been requested as a guest speaker on innovation and invention at major trade shows, government agencies, schools and libraries throughout the country. He is the recipient of the Innovator of the Year Award, and Proclamations for his community influence.
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.
FoundersX
Tom Kosnik
FoundersX
Tom Kosnik
Partner, FoundersX Ventures, 2016-present. FoundersX is Venture Capital firm focused on ventures using Artificial Intelligence for enterprise, quantum computing, space technology, sustainable energy, fintech and food-tech. Consulting Professor, National University of Singapore 2002-2019. Co-founder, NUS College in Silicon Valley in 2002, Taught New Venture Creation. Co-author (2014) Gear Up: Test Your Business Model Potential and Plan your Path to Success. Adjunct Professor, Stanford Department of MS&E, 1990-2018. Taught graduate students and executives in programs including Global Entrepreneurial Marketing, Technology Entrepreneurship, Circles of Influence in Silicon Valley, Launching New Products into New Markets, Leading across the Triple Chasms of Generation, Gender and Culture, and Building a Winning Team.
AI-JAM\Headstart Silicon Valley
Ryan Koo
AI-JAM\Headstart Silicon Valley
Ryan Koo
Ryan Koo has a wide variety of experiences from his background as the CEO of Headstart Silicon Valley to being the Founder of American Society for Convergent Applications in Artificial Intelligence. He is well versed in product marketing and business development as he was the CEO of ZiontechKorea and heavily involved in Samsung Semiconductor America Corporation. Ryan has a multitude of experience with bridging relations between Asia and US and offering the right resources to young entrepreneurs wanting to further accelerate their own careers.
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.
TipTop Things
Rune Kippervik
TipTop Things
Rune Kippervik
Rune is a six time Kickstarter creator who’s spent the last 2.5 years working full time full-time on crowdfunding campaigns. As co-founder of TipTop Things he has launched the successful Air Deck and Nanobag series, which have totaled over US$ 1MM on Kickstarter and Indiegogo combined.
TipTop Things
Ursus Negenborn
TipTop Things
Ursus Negenborn
Ursus is a crowdfunding enthusiast who quit his job as a corporate lawyer 2.5 years ago to spend his time full time working on crowdfunding campaigns. As co-founder of TipTop Things he has launched the successful Air Deck and Nanobag series, which totaled over US$ 1MM on Kickstarter and Indiegogo combined so far. With the knowledge of 6 successful crowdfunding campaigns he went on to co-found KWIZ an app focusing on social marketing for crowdfunding campaigns, trying to contribute to solving some one of the biggest pain points creators are dealing with, gaining the attention of the crowd.
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