PROGRAMME

INNOVATION STAGE
2019-10-14
MAIN STAGE – DAY ONE
2019-10-15
MAIN STAGE – DAY TWO
2019-10-16
08:00 - 09:00
Checking In

Venue: Hibiscus Junior Ballroom, Level 3
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

 

Early birds make the best contacts. Come early for coffee and catch up with friends.

09:00 - 09:05
Kick-off

This year, we connect the dots of the startup universe and put the spotlight on sectors and markets where innovation and entrepreneurship are driving change. Plus of course our WiT Startup Pitch, powered by Amadeus, which comes with a range of prizes. The champion will win an opportunity to be enrolled into Singapore Airlines’ Accelerator Program with up to S$150,000 development funding; a place in the Phocuswright Innovators 2019 programme, Amadeus mentorship to help grow its business and leverage Amadeus’ reach; and a three-month Hot Desk pass from WeWork to use in any of their co-working offices in  Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. Plus, each of the 10 semi-finalists will receive Amazon Web Services (AWS) service credits and business support for up to one year.

09:05 - 09:15
A Bird’s Eye View: State of the Startup Market

What does the startup landscape look like currently? A quick overview of what’s happening and where the next opportunities are.

A Bird’s Eye View: State of the Startup Market image
Coney Dongre
Research Analyst, Phocuswright
09:15 - 09:40
Market Watch: Why Africa Matters

In the ongoing search for opportunity markets, Africa is emerging as the next continent for growth. Startups and investors from Singapore to China are casting their eyes towards this new market. Plus, with the increase in flights between Singapore and South Africa, the Singapore Tourism Board has identified Africa as a market of promise. We put the spotlight on Africa as we pave the way for the launch of WiT Africa on May 28, 2020, in Cape Town.

 

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