Tchaikovsky Wind Chamber Jazz Dance


When: Sat, April 29, 8:30pm – 10:30pm, 2017
Where, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Admission: MYR 60 - MYR 150
Info: Brochure Updated | Tickets | Venue

Dmitri Kabalevsky’s dashing overture to his opera Colas Breugnon opens the concert. Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet score Swan Lake is followed by his First Symphony, full of lyrical melodies, youthful exuberance and masterly orchestration evoking images of a wintry Russian landscape. Programme:
  • Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture 5 min
  • Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite 31 min [trailer above]
  • Interval 20 min
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 43 min

Selected Performances This Weekend
Link Sat 10:00  International Book Fair @ PWTC
Link Sat 17:30  World Dance Day @ Publika
Link Sat 18:00  Jazz Festival @ IskandarPuteri
Link Sat 20:00  The Chamber Wind Project IV @ Sentul
Link Sat 20:30  Suria Tour @ SubangJaya

Sustainable Cities Conference 2017

When: Tue, May 2, 8am – Wed, May 3, 5pm, 2017
Where: Avillion Legacy, Melaka, Malaysia
Admission: Free [no fee stated]
Info: Event | Broch | Attend | Venue | Out | In

The world is urbanizing at a rapid pace. By 2050, two-thirds of the global population will be living in cities. Cities are therefore the best place to start addressing three mega-trends that drive global environmental issues: urbanization, a rising middle class and population growth. As engines of economic growth, cities already produce 80 percent of the world’s GDP. They consume over two thirds of global energy supply, and generate 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Cities are also uniquely vulnerable to climate change: 14 of the world’s 19 largest cities are located in port areas. Topics include:
  • Smart Cities as an Enabler to Support Sustainable City Development - GSIAC
  • Competitive Cities in Urban Sustainable Development - UN Habitat
  • Sustainable Cities and Indicators - UNIDO
  • Report on System of Competitive Cities - World Bank
  • Predictive City Planning through Satellite Imaging - ESA
  • City Carbon Inventory - ICLEI
[Event name: Melaka Sustainable Cities Conference & Exhibition 2017] 

This Week more1 more2
Link Wed 10:00  MTDC Startup Academy Launch @ Le Méridien
Link Wed 13:30  Grow Your Business with Alibaba @ Sunway
Link Thu  18:45  Blockchain Rebels Meetup @ Sentral
Link Thu  20:00  GoCar: The IoT of Urban Mobility @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   09:00  How To Be A Scientist @ Serdang New
Link Sat   11:00  Vintage Marketplace @ PetalingJaya
Link Sun  12:00  Drone 101 @ Cyberjaya

Next Week [Week beginning `1st May 2017]
Link Mon 10:00  Women Who Code: Python 102 @ MidValley
Link Tue  09:00  Women Ecommerce: Painting The Town Pink @ Sentral New
Link Tue  19:00  Kechara MyHarapan Petronas Biji2 @ Bangsar
Link Wed 06:30  Microsoft Education Event @ Online
Link Wed 09:00  Export Financing @ Kuching reg
Link Wed 09:30  Innovation Festival @ Singapore
Link Thu  12:00  The Next Manufacturing Revolution @ SubangJaya
Link Thu  13:30  Big Data in an Ecommerce World @ Adax
Link Thu  18:00  SmartCities: SetiaHaruman KakiDIY DevCon @ Cyberjaya
Link Fri    17:30  Leaders of HongKong: SCMP @ HongKong
Link Fri    17:30  Photo Talks by Pro Photographers @ Publika
Link Sat   09:00  Social Business 101 & Why LinkedIn is Crucial @ KK
Link Sat   09:00  Arts Management @ Penang
Link Sat   14:30  Becoming Global @ Ipoh reg
Link Sun  09:00  Artivate: Turning Passion into Business @ KK

ACE Digital Transformation: HumanCapital

When: Wed, April 26, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, 2017
Where : ACE Ideation Centre, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-13, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue

In line with the Singapore government's agenda for companies to go digital, the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is organising a series of Digital Transformation Exchange events to help companies adopt innovative technologies from startups and transform businesses. For this upcoming session, we have curated technology innovators in the field of human capital:
  • EngageRocket - Survey your staff to get insights [top image]
  • Talenox - Personnel, payroll, leave system
  • Mimetic - Robot meeting scheduler
  • HackerTrail - Solve a puzzle to get an interview
  • SalaryBoard - Find out if you are fairly paid
  • Hearti - Human resource management system

[Bonus: HR Tech Tank Startups @ HongKong (via)
  • Agorize - Submit challenges for innovators and students to solve
  • Unibly - Mentoring platform
  • Gweek - Speech analytics (are you communicating clearly?)
  • TalkPush - Recruit via social media using a chatbot
  • CXAgroup - Shift employee healthcare from treatment to prevention
  • Wantedly - Headhunt by showing a menu of attractive job environments]

The Blockchain Revolution In Real Estate

When: Thu, April 27, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, 2017
Where: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Hopewell Centre, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD 250 [ USD 32 ]
Info: Attend | Venue

In December 2016, the Bank of China announced Hong Kong’s first blockchain property valuation system developed by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). In Budget 2017, the Hong Kong Government encourages industries and organisations to explore the application of blockchain to reduce suspicious transactions and bring down transaction costs. In this seminar, a speaker from ASTRI and a PropTech expert will cover blockchain technology and how it will potentially revolutionize the real estate industry. Topics:
  • Introduction to blockchain
  • Case study: Property valuation blockchain system of BOC
  • Case study: Trade finance blockchain system
  • The potential applications of blockchain on the real estate sector
  • Insights: Land registration blockchain system overseas

Other Property Blockchain Initiatives (via)
location - blockchain partner

Free Open Source Banking System

When: Tue, April 25, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2017
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Attend | Venue

Launching a mobile bank? Planning an ICO (initial coin offering)? Looking for a digital asset infrastructure? OpenBankIT is a free, open-source, cutting-edge, ready-to-deploy banking system which allows savings of up to USD 1M on development & maintenance costs. OpenBankIT modules include:
  • Transaction Engine: based on blockchain
  • Ledger of Accounts: protected by cryptographic key
  • Processing: for interbank payments and clearing
  • Backoffice: Admin, currency, fee management
  • Exchange: Buying e-money
  • Identity: Registration, enrollments, limits
  • Mobile wallets: Cross platform and native
  • Web Wallet: accessible from any location
  • Merchant: Web/mobile & Wordpress plugin
  • Invoice: Payment requests, expiration
  • Recharge Cards: generation, QR code, printing
  • Key Server: secure online & offline storage of digital keys
Speaker Pavel Kravchenko is Founder of Distributed Lab, Co-Founder of Attic Lab and Vice Chancellor at Kharkov University. Distributed Lab and Attic Lab are involved in the building and marketing of OpenBankIT.

Latest Digital Only Banks
  • Digibank - Open an account without any paperwork or signatures (IN)
  • WeBank - Get nano credit within seconds on non-usurious terms (CN)
  • MyBank - Smartphone banking for rural and small enterprises (CN)
  • Humaniq - Ethereum blockchain bank based on humantarian capitalism (LU)

Related Events
Link Apr 27 Thu 15:00  Fintech Maybank Go-To-Market @ Bangsar New
Link Apr 27 Thu 18:00  Fintech API: Stanchart Fidor Citibank @ Singapore
Link Apr 27 Thu 18:30  Fintech Showcase: AIM CherryPay Fugle @ Bangsar
Link Apr 27 Thu 19:30  Fintech x 10: Kern Ataplus GoBear @ Damansara

Key Strategies to Increase Profits in Retail

When: Fri, April 21, 8:00pm – 8:30pm, 2017
Where: Table and Apron, Damansara Kim
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue

[A Pinch of Salt 7.0] So the first financial quarter has just passed. How did you do? One of the key drivers of any good business is to have a good lead generation strategy and a good sales strategy. Topics (abbreviated):
  • Key Strategies to Increase Profits in Retail - Tim Liew, Visata Creative
  • The Psychology Behind Marketing & Upselling - Chin Renyi, myBurgerLab
Organized by The Good Food Alliance, a support group of friends and restaurateurs who share a common goal of pushing each other to strive for excellence and to do our part in contributing back to the F&B community. Members:

This Week
Link Wed 18:30  Estimation & State of Agile @ Sentral
Link Thu  09:00  Belt and Road Conference @ Sheraton Imperial
Link Thu  19:00  HealthMetrics Kakitangan @ Damansara
Link Fri    09:00  MDEC MBAN Angel Funding @ Bangsar
Link Fri    15:00  Maybank Go-To-Market @ Bangsar
Link Fri    16:00  Taiwan Accelerator Briefing @ Bangsar 
Link Fri    19:00  Alpha Startups Demo Day @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat   08:30  The Fourth Industrial Revolution @ Shangri-La
Link Sun  13:00  Malaysia in 2063 (1963 + 100) @ Bangsar
Link Sun  17:00  Socrates Café: Heidegger @ Publika

Next Week [Week beginning 24 April 2017]
Link Mon 12:00  Digital Marketing @ Online
Link Tue  08:30  Asean Sustainable Development Goals @ Sunway
Link Tue  08:30  Financial Schemes & Export Coaching @ Matrade reg
Link Tue  09:00  Manufacturing: 4.0 LoRa IoT Sensing @ Damansara
Link Tue  14:00  DigitalScape: GetDoc GetResponse @ Publika
Link Tue  15:00  Introduction to InsurTech @ Bangsar
Link Tue  18:00  Masters of Corporate Venture Capital @ Singapore
Link Wed 08:15  SME CEO Conference @ BangsarSouth
Link Wed 08:30  Pocket Talk: SSM TM Mampu @ Sentral
Link Wed 14:00  SyncLab MDEC @ TTDI

Link Thu  08:45  Business Opportunities in Singapore @ JohorBahru reg
Link Thu  09:25  Spain: Gateway to EU @ Matrade reg
Link Thu  16:30  Startup & Social Ecosystem Report @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  17:30  Frequency Modulation Synthesis @ Sunway
Link Thu  17:30  Girls Night In @ Publika
Link Thu  18:30  Cocoon Pitch Finals @ HongKong New
Link Thu  18:30  PolicyPal StyleTribute Mercatus LadyBoss @ Singapore
Link Thu  19:00  Stanford Go2Market @ PetalingJaya
Link Thu  19:30  Webcamp StartupGrind Incitement @ Sentul
Link Thu  19:30  Cinema and Censorship @ PetalingJaya
Link Thu  20:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs Mantra @ Bangsar

Link Fri    10:00  Future Library Convention @ PWTC
Link Fri    16:30  Fishoman CoWoAsia PaperTrip @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   07:00  Membangunkan Bisnes Kecil @ ShahAlam [auto-music]
Link Sat   09:00  NASA Hackathon @ KLCC
Link Sat   10:00  Angular + Firebase @ Sentral
Link Sat   10:30  Tesco CEO @ PetalingJaya
Link Sat   11:00  Video Influencer Workshop @ Publika
Link Sat   14:00  WordPress Meetup @ SubangJaya
Link Sun  14:00  3Degrees GetResponse Ahrefs @ Damansara

Startups @ SEMICON SEA 2017

When: Tue, Apr 25, 10am – Thu, Apr 27, 5pm
Where: SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info:Event | Schedule | Exhibitors | Venue

[SEMICON Southeast Asia 2017] Southeast Asia is rising up fast as a world-class electronics manufacturing hub with end-to-end R&D capabilities. SEMICON Southeast Asia has become an important exposition for the electronics industry in Southeast Asia. The event includes talks on:
  • Link Smart Manufacturing (Free)
  • Link Floor Seminars (Free)
  • Link Future Electronics Manufacturing (USD 90)
  • Link Technology Innovation (USD 135)
  • Link Market Trends (USD 135)

Exhibiting startups
  • Vololights - Accelerometer brake lights: lights even when downshifting
  • Praxis - IoT device discovery and management platform
  • PrimeSap - Kinetic motion analysis & athlete training
  • Caiser - Intelligent event detector: CCTV, sensors, IoT etc
  • Ptero - Better (drone) data means better decisions
  • Rero - Robot construction kit
  • Adept Lynx - Autonomous indoor vehicle (inhouse robot courier)
  • Monji - Recycling machine that does sorting
  • Creta - Malaysia's indigenous self-driving car
  • FingerFlex - Fingerprint biometric attendance system
  • TrackerHero - Property and neighbourhood security management
  • KiasuLab - Co-working space for 'kiasus' (hustlers)? [top image]

Cards vs Smartphones: A Knockout Game

When: Wed, Apr 19 – Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Where: Suntec City, Singapore
Admission: Free [exhibition & seminars]
Info: Event | Venue

Seamless Asia partners with e27 to gather fintech, e-commerce and retail technology start-ups in Singapore to showcase their innovation. This is your chance to hear the latest start-ups talk about their innovative products and services. Presenters include:
  • PaidUp - Get crowdfunded by customers Updated
  • Datarama - Data & analysis of private companies
  • InstaRem - Instant remittance via smartphones
  • TupleTech - Customer behaviour forecasting
  • Eber - Membership system for retailers and e-retailers [top image]
  • JumperAI - Chat-based social commerce (no e-shops required)
The event includes a conference, an exhibition and seminars. Sample seminar topics:
  • Making Retailers Very Profitable Again - SES Imotag
  • Credit Cards vs Smartphones: A Knockout Game - Abbrevia
  • Smart City, Smart Payment, Smart Transportation - Baoruh
  • How An Advanced POS Drive Sales - Givex
  • Alternatives to Old POS: Cloud & Modular - Flex-Solver
  • How Will We Pay in 2020? - Rambus
  • Are Payment Cards Disappearing? - APS

IoT: Digitizing Legacy Business

When: Wed, April 19, 10:00am – 12:30pm, 2017
Where: ASEAN Data Analytics eXchange (ADAX), Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue

One of the advantages of adopting IoT is that, it gives all companies, big or small, a new means of digitizing legacy business models regardless of their level of dependency on technology. Have you ever wondered if you could turn your product or ideas IoT ? Join us to learn more on how Key ASIC can help you venture into the IoT market and how you can leverage on this booming trend to your advantage.

[Latest IoT Startups & Applications [via 1,2]
  • Foghorn - Move your data centre to myriad IoT devices
  • SpartkCognition - Use AI to find patterns in massive amounts of IoT data
  • SwimIt - Fabric IoT (eg. to measure the motion of a swimmer)
  • Ananse - One cloud service for different brands of IoT devices
  • Evrything - Smart products & packaging: give everything a digital address]

Related Event
Link Apr 19 Wed 09:30 Security for Smart Cities @ BukitJalil

Social Commerce vs E-Commerce

When: Sat, April 15, 10am – 12pm, 2017
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue

In conjunction with the launch of Fishoman Marketplace, WooClan Academy [as in WooCommerce] will be organizing a mini E-Commerce Startup Talk (abbreviated titles):
  • Social Commerce vs E-Commerce - Shakir Bakri, Tejavoo
  • Selling Perishable Items Online - Kurniawan Zakaria, Fishoman
  • Using the Zepto API to Add Value to Ecommerce - Izzairi Yamin, ZeptoExpress
  • Alibaba: Threat or Opportunity? - Panel + Wong Peng Mun, CIEF

Related Event
Link Apr 21 Fri 09:30  Alibaba: Export Now @ PetalingJaya

FoodTech & AgTech: GREENovation

When: Fri, April 21, 10am – 4pm, 2017
Where: The Annex, Nan Fung Place, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD 1380 [ USD 177 ]
Info: Attend | Venue

[The Future of GREENovation Forum 2017] There is a global sustainability crisis right at our doorstep. The current capitalist economy is apparently taking us down, along with the planet Earth. Is there a way out of this man-made disaster? Vegetarian buffet lunch will be served. Topics (abbreviated titles):
  • China's Food Supply Chain Challenges - Richard Brubaker, CEIBS
  • Igniting a Global Plant-Based Movement - Julie Meyer, Eat Well
  • FoodTech & AgTech: Redesigning The Food System - Rob Trice, Mixing Bowl
  • Smartphone to SmartFood - Alexis Fox, Lighter 
  • The Green Blue Ocean - David Yeung, Green Monday
  • Freshness and Food Security - Edward Zhu, CHIC Group
  • New Opportunities Through Culinary Innovation - Liam Collete, PizzaExpress
  • Explosion of Plant-Based Food Brands - Nicki Briggs, Near Boil
  • Pills to Plants: Food as Preventative Medicine - Dr Irene Lo, Surgeon

Sample Food/AgTech Startups

This Week
Link Sat   10:30  Brunch @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   17:00  Food Festival @ Penang New

Next Week [Week beginning 17 April 2017]
Link Tue  07:30  AWS Summit @ OneWorld
Link Tue  13:30  123Cheese Biztory iStream @ ShahAlam
Link Tue  19:00  Digital Economy Engine @ Sentral
Link Tue  16:00  Stackup Demo Day @ Singapore
Link Tue  16:30  GetResponse CRM @ Cyberjaya
Link Tue  23:00  Facebook F8 @ San Jose
Link Wed 07:30  Global Ventures Summit @ Bali
Link Wed 07:30  The Future of UX @ Singapore
Link Wed 09:00  Publish Asia @ Le Méridien
Link Wed 18:00  Future of Precision Medicine @ Singapore
Link Thu  08:30  National Robotics Programme @ Singapore
Link Thu 16:00  Teh Tarik with SME Bank CEO @ Ampang
Link Fri   08:00  Cross Border Summit @ Shenzhen
Link Fri   19:00  Ludum Dare Game Jam @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   08:30  Azure Bootcamp @ KLCC
Link Sat   09:00  Underwater Robot @ HongKong
Link Sat   09:30  Grab The Lorry @ KelanaJaya
Link Sat  10:00  Mataris OpenMinds Posterscope @ BU
Link Sat  18:30  Incitement: Sports @ KLCC
Link Sun 12:00  Tech Startups Exhibition @ HongKong

Startup Launchpads

When: Tue, April 11, 1:30pm – Fri, April 21, 4:00pm, 2017
Where: AsiaWorld Expo, HK
Admission: HKD 250 [ USD 32 ]
Info: Event | Attend | Venue

[Global Sources Startup Launchpad 2017] Startup Launchpad is a hardware startup showcase and a full-fledged tech conference covering topics from emerging trends to new innovations of the future, one-on-one sourcing interviews, product launches as well as provides access to media and investment opportunities. Conference topics include (abbreviated titles):
  • Autonomous, Piloted and Connected Vehicles - Rene Koneberg, Audi
  • Shaping The Future of Transportation - Kenneth She, Uber
  • HealthTech Innovations - Marie-Claire Slama, AIA Edge
  • Case Studies of Hardware Companies - Kyle Schutter, b8ta
  • Sustainable Smart Living - Rosana Wong, Smart City Consortium
  • POT: Privacy of Things - Caspar ter Host, ProductIP
  • Consumer and Service Robots - Benjamin Joffe, HAX
  • Go-To-Market Strategies for Robotics Startups - Avinash Kaushik, Revvx
  • Digital Marketing for Consumer Hardware - Sandy Diao, Indiegogo
  • Wearables: From Startup to Real Business - Derek Kwik, BraveSoldier
  • Redefining Business and Consumption - Zane Moi, AWS
  • EU Quality Compliance for Wireless Devices - Laurence Kwan, SGS
  • Amazon Launchpad: Where Startups Take Flight - Anurag Khilnani, AL

Other Launchpads
Link MY Closed  Maybank Go-To-Market
Link HK Closed  Hack Horizon TravelTech
Link SG  Closed  OCBC Open Vault
Link SG  Closed  Paypal Incubator
Link MY Apr  12  Global Accelerator
Link MY Apr  14  Mobile App Hackathon
Link MY Apr  14  Cyberview Living Lab
Link MY Apr  15  Philharmonic Audition
Link MY Apr  17  Alpha Pre-Accelerator
Link MY Apr  21  Startup Weekend Educator
Link HK Apr  23   Nissan Infinti Women in Tech
Link SG  Apr  23  Singtel Future Makers
Link US  Apr  24  Google Launchpad
Link MY Apr  25  SME Bank Digital Business
Link SG  May 04  Unilever Foundry
Link TW May 08  Appworks Accelerator
Link SG  May 09  FoodTech Hackathon
Link HK May 12  Startup Weeked Hong Kong
Link HK May 14  Citibank Fintech New
Link SG  May 14  DBS Social Venture
Link MY May 15  HongLeong Launchpad
Link MY May 19  Startup Weekend Axiata
Link MY May 20  JomHack Smart Cities
Link HK May 27  HangSeng Fintech
Link HK May 31  Accenture Fintech
Link SG  Jun  08  BNP Paribas Fintech
Link ID  Jun  09  Startup Weekend Tourism
Link SG  Jun  17  AngelHack Code Commit

Artificial Intelligence in Fintech

When: Wed, April 12, 2:00pm – 6:30pm, 2017
Where: Eaton House, Champion Tower, Hong Kong
Admission: USD 199 [ USD 99 EB ]
Info: Attend | Venue | Inside | Outside

Finnovasia invites you to join an international panel of leading AI experts, academics, investors, and pioneers for a private technology workshop in an afternoon of immersion into AI in FinTech. Topics (abbreviated descriptions):
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Meets Finance - Eberhard Schoeneburg, Artificial Life
  • High Performance Computing for AI in Finance - Simon See, Nvidia AI
  • Holistic Cognitive Banking - Paolo Sironi, IBM Watson Financial
  • Real World AI Applications for Financial Services - Fabrice Fischer, Blu

This Week
Link Thu 19:00  Deep Learning: The Next Frontier @ Damansara
Link Fri   15:00  Nordic Fintech @ Damansara
Link Sun 17:00  Socrates Café: Why Morality? @ Sentral

Next Week [Week beginning 10 Apr 2017]
Link Mon 09:00  Internet Economy Summit @ HongKong New
Link Mon 16:00  Fintech Deep Dive @ HongKong New
Link Tue  09:30  HRTech (Shark) Tank @ HongKong
Link Tue  13:30  Fintech Demo Day @ HongKong
Link Tue  18:30  The Secret Atlas @ KualaLumpur
Link Wed 13:00  Fintech Regulatory Framework @ HongKong New
Link Wed 14:00  Autodesk Fusion 360 @ Sentul
Link Wed 16:00  Silicon Dragon @ HongKong
Link Thu 08:00  Anti-Profiteering @ PetalingJaya
Link Thu 09:00  Digital Transformation: HR 3.0 @ KLCC
Link Thu 10:00  Cloud: The Future of HR @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu 18:00  Non-Viral Gene Delivery @ Singapore
Link Fri   10:00  Alibaba Cloud Computing @ Penang
Link Fri   15:00  Ninja Motiongrapher @ Subang
Link Fri   19:30  Business Opportunities in Japan @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat  09:30  Tips for Contractors @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat  20:20  Is Borneo a Rabbit? @ Kuching

TravelTech: A Multi-Sensory Internet

When: Wed, April 12, 1:30pm – 5:30pm, 2017
Where: The Royale Bintang, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: USD 129 [ USD 65 | MYR 288 EB ]
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue | Inside | Outside

[Echelon Malaysia 2017] Echelon is a digital platform and an intensive two-day event, Access curated data and insights from experts and community builders. Topics for Travel Tech track:
  • Smell, Taste, Touch of A Multi-Sensory Internet - Charles Thomas, Hangout
  • Quintessential Shophouse Living - Chris Ong, GTHH
  • Global Travel Trends - Clive Ellul Hawthorn, Expedia
  • Reviews & Reputation - Lionel Yeo, TripAdvisor
  • The View From Hospitality - Christine Tan, Fastbooking
  • The Travel Dreamers - Faeez Fadhlillah, Tripfez
  • Using Data To Delight Customers - Nikunj Shanti, AirAsia

[Latest TravelTech Startups [via]
  • Lola - Travel agent as an app [top image]
  • AirLinked - Tango at the airport
  • Georama - Travel, without being there
  • NomadPass - ClassPass for travellers
  • TimeLooper - Relive history through VR
  • Hotailors - Free hotel booking system Updated
  • WayLo - Get notified when hotel prices drop
  • Gnomad - Green travel]

Y Combinator Startup School

When: Wed, April 5, 2017
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Info: Event

Y-Combinator: We’re excited to announce our new online Startup School. Anyone can sign up for the 10-week massively open online course. We want to teach everyone how to start a startup and help them along the way with guidance from people who’ve started companies. The class is designed for people to go through it with their own nascent startup, though you can also just watch the lectures if you’re interested. In either case, it’s free. Guest lecturers include:
  • Jan Koum, Co-Founder, WhatsApp
  • Patrick Collison, Co-Founder, Stripe
  • Steve Huffman, Co-Founder, Reddit
  • Adam D’Angelo, Co-Founder, Quora

About Y-Combinator: Twice a year we invest a small amount of money USD 120k in a large number of startups. Since 2005, we've funded over 1,464 startups. We are a community of over 3,000 founders, our companies have a combined valuation of over USD 80b. [Registration for the school has closed, you may still participate by following the course or watching the lectures as they are made available.

Pick of Y Combinator's Demo Day (March 2017, Ref: TC1, TC2). The short descriptions and linked websites may look a bit ho-hum but there is substance in the startups. For more info, refer to the Techcrunch writeups.
  • RentRezi - Take the risk and hassles out of renting property
  • Firsthand - Turn spare space into a profit-sharing retail kiosk
  • Symple - Scan invoices into digital copies and pay electronically
  • IndigoFair - Online shop for retailers (not consumers) [top image]
  • Wright - After electric cars, electric aeroplanes 
  • Peer5 - Video streaming service that streams faster with more viewers
  • XIX - Artificial intelligence that predicts what you will do next
  • Bulletin - Premium physical store as a service]

This Week
Link Wed 09:00  Strategic Outsourcing @ Intercon
Link Wed 14:30  Asean Data Analytics Exchange @ BangsarSouth
Link Thu  08:30  Facilitating Export & Import @ KualaLumpur
Link Thu  13:30  Grow Your Business with Alibaba @ SubangJaya
Link Thu  17:00  Female Startup Stories @ Singapore
Link Fri    17:00  The Art of Design @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   09:00  Raja Muda's Say Ignite @ Sunway
Link Sat   12:00  Smart Food Truck Festival @ ShahAlam
Link Sun  10:00  Ladies Cultural Walk @ HongKong

Next Week [Week beginning April 3rd, 2017]
Link Mon 19:00  Smart City Teh Tarik @ Sentral
Link Mon 09:00  Google Alliance Maxis Mastercard @ MITI
Link Mon 18:30  Azure & Power BI @ KLCC
Link Tue  13:30  Product Sourcing Secrets @ ShahAlam
Link Tue  13:30  Cross Border: eTrade eBay Paypal DHL @ Cheras
Link Tue  18:30  Data Science Best Practices @ Singapore
Link Tue  19:30  WeChat: One App to Rule Them All @ KK New
Link Wed 08:30  Partners in a Post-Brexit World @ MITI
Link Thu  10:00  Globalise Halal @ KLCC 
Link Thu  18:00  Intellectual Property @ Cyberjaya New
Link Thu  18:30  Career: Zero to Hero @ GloDamansara
Link Thu  19:30  F&B: Phase 1 to 4 @ Singapore
Link Fri    19:00  Yasmin Anne Alecia Nadiah @ MidValley
Link Sat   08:30  BlokTex Blockchain @ KLCC [Promo: BLOKTEX200]
Link Sat   09:30  Traffic Hacking @ BangsarSouth
Link Sat   10:00  IoT in Building Maintenance @ KLCC
Link Sat   10:00  FutureLab Mentoring @ GloDamansara