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SINGAPORE
FOR CREATORS, BY CREATORS - LARGEST CROWDFUNDING EXPO
Event Details
Event Details
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When:
9:00am to 5:30pm, February 8, 2020
Where:

The Hive Lavender, Level 6 Vanguard Campus, 1 Kallang Jct, Singapore 339263

RSVP:

What:

For Creators By Creators (FCBC) is a global crowdfunding collaboration community that brings together creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders who have the knowledge and resources to help in selling and growing. 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, Singapore will be the first Asian host for an FCBC event. In a large city such as Singapore it can be challenging to find the resources and support you need to bring your ideas to the next level all while having the opportunity to exhibit your product. Our FCBC Singapore event helps bridge that gap, connecting you with international experts and investors to accelerate your growth.

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

What you can learn:

1: Crowdfunding Demystified – a 101 course on how it works
2: Learn why crowdfunding is an extremely safe way to kickstart a business
3: Panel Sessions with Kickstarter Creators who have raised more than $1 Million.
4: Learn how to take the first step into launching your own idea and more
5: Network with investors, startups, media and like-minded individuals
6: Get exclusive insights into the startup and the crowdfunding industry
7: Excellent refreshments are provided

Event Agenda:

*Subject to change

 

  • 9:00-10:00 A.M. REGISTRATION + NETWORKING / PRODUCT & PARTNER SHOWCASE + FUNDING / EXPERIENCE ZONE
  • 11:00-12:30 P.M. FEATURED SPEAKERS / MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CROWDFUNDING CREATORS
  • 12:30-1:15 P.M. LUNCH + NETWORKING
  • 1:15-3:00 P.M. FEATURED SPEAKERS / MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS
  • 3:00-4:00 P.M. AUDIENCE PITCH SESSIONS + FUNDING
  • 4-5:30 P.M. NETWORKING + SHOWCASING

 

 

Speaker Lineup
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.  
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Jianxi Luo
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Jianxi Luo
Jianxi Luo is a tenured Associate Professor with the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and directs the Data-Driven Innovation Lab. He is also the director of SUTD Technology Entrepreneurship Programme. Professor Luo holds B.E. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Tsinghua University, and S.M. degree in Technology Policy and PhD degree in Engineering Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on design and innovation theories, methods and tools, and recently on artificial intelligence for technology-based design and innovation. He has more than one hundred academic publications and won more than a dozen best paper and research awards from ASME, Design Society, INFORMS, Complex Systems Society, among others. He had been a faculty member at New York University, visiting scholar at Columbia University and the University of Cambridge, Chair of INFORMS Technology Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Section, and co-founder of several startups in the United States and Singapore. He also serves as innovation advisor, trainer and public event speaker for technology companies, governments, international organizations, startups and venture capitals.
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.
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.
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.    
ALPAKA
Ramiro Gomez
ALPAKA
Ramiro Gomez
Ramiro is an entrepreneur and co-founder of premium bag brand ALPAKA. He's run eight successful crowdfunding campaigns and transitioned ALPAKA from its first Kickstarter campaign in late 2016 to a seven figure e-commerce brand. Having started his career as a biotechnologist before transitioning to IT and Commerce, Ramiro had no idea that years later he would get to play a lead role in a digital e-comm fashion brand.
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
Two Cranes Advisors
Caroline Lee
Two Cranes Advisors
Caroline Lee
Caroline Lee is the Founder & Principal Consultant of Two Cranes Advisors (TCA), a provider of business strategy, financial, operational, and marketing advisory services to emerging life science, healthcare, and wellness companies. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare and finance industries as a business strategist. She is the author of numerous research reports that provided financial and market analyses on companies. Caroline was previously a Trader and Director of Marketing for Capital Counsel, a New York-based asset management firm with $2.5B AUM.
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.
Aerospring gardens
Thorben Linneberg
Aerospring gardens
Thorben Linneberg
Thorben is the founder of Aerospring Gardens, a patent pending vertical aeroponic gardening system makes it all possible to discover the urban gardener in you!
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.
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.
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.
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