Health Technology Startups

When: Fri, January 20, 8:30am – 6:30pm, 2017
Where: PMQ-Qube, Central, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD 950 [USD 123]
Info: Event | Agenda | Venue

The intersection of health & technology has just begun. All aspects of healthcare as we know it today will change dramatically in the next few years. HealthTech represents one of the greatest startup & investment opportunities of our generation. [Online registration for the event has closed, check with the organizer or on-site for walk-in registration.]

  • Temedicine Disrupts Healthcare - Lee Dentith, Now Healthcare
  • Digital Integrative Care - Guangfei Ji, TRT
  • Genomics - Danny Yueng, Prenetics
  • Hardware - Benjamin Joffe, HAX
  • Robotics - Corrina Ockenfeld, NISI
  • Artificial Intelligence - Steve Monaghan, GenLife
  • Microbiome - Jonathan Krive, Civet Bio [top image]
  • HealthTech Investing Trends - Judith Li, Lilly Asia Ventures
  • IT Innovation in Healthcare - NT Cheung, Hospital Authority
  • How Do Accelerators Add Value - Andrew Young HKSTP

HealthTech Startup Pitches
  • SanwaBiotech - A diagnostic lab packed into a computer chip
  • Sanomics - Non-invasive medical testing
  • Novoheart - Stem cell biotechnology for heart regeneration
  • AcesoBee - Electronic healthcare records platform
  • GemVCare - Genetic diabetes detection
  • Sealantis - Surgical adhesive from sea algae
  • GatherHealth - Integrated app for patient and healthcare provider
  • Lifespans - Orthopaedic technology

[Calendata pauses for two weeks, Happy Chinese New Year.]

This Week [Week beginning 23rd January 2017]
Link Fri    16:00  Mobile App Challenge Regional Finals @ Singapore
Link Sat   09:30  Company Setups & Partnerships @ Cyberjaya
Link Mon 19:30  Build a Whatsapp Clone in 2 Hours @ HongKong
Link Wed 08:30  Data Science in Python @ KualaLumpur
Link Wed 18:30  Women: Accenture, Uber, SoGal, GovTech @ Singapore
Link Wed 19:00  Fintech: Marvelstone, StashAway, Bambu @ Singapore

The 60 Second Pitch

Pitch Titan is a startup platform that allows founders to pitch to investors via a 60 second-ish video. Founded by Maverick Foo of Kickstart and supported by MDEC. Interested investors may join the panel here. A sample of pitches:
  • Teleme - Convenient, affordable healthcare [video above]
  • ehWhyQ? - Online pre-ordering and payment for dining and takeaway
  • LunchBox Hero - Get wholesome food delivered to your kid in school
  • SevenTeaOne - A tea that is blue in colour
  • Amazin' Graze - Affordable, healthy snacks
  • Grow The Goose - Financial education for kids & teens
  • Luscious - The most decadent, delicious, luscious cupcakes
  • SIG - Science-is-gorgeous children's wear
  • KidoSpace - All kid adventures in one place
  • Maibasuh - On demand, environmentally friendly car wash
  • Monji - Interactive recycling machines that auto-sorts recycleables
  • Reneon Technologies - Energy management solutions
  • ShoeBloxx - Trendy, modular, detachable footwear
  • Bumbung - Curated property search
  • FlushRush - On demand plumber that will respond within an hour
  • Pitch Titan - Pitch Titan pitching itself [updated]

Crowd Capital: Equity and Peers

When: Thu, January 19, 2pm – 5pm, 2017
Where: St Giles, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Attend | Venue

Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) is the process whereby people (the 'crowd') invest in an early-stage unlisted company in exchange for shares in that company. Peer-to-Peer Lending (P2P) is the practice of lending money to individuals or businesses through online services that match lenders directly with borrowers. [One more: Rewards-based crowdfunding such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo.]

The forum aims to build awareness on the potential of equity crowdfunding and P2P financing as new approaches for SME and entrepreneurship financing as well as seeks to provide information and insights about ECF or P2P as alternative investment opportunities to investors especially retail investors. Speakers from:

Equity Crowd Funding [and sample portfolio]

P2P Financing


Google DoubleClick: Programmatic Advertising

When: Wed, January 18, 3pm – 5pm, 2017
Where: Google, Quill 7, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Flyer | Attend | Venue

Programmatic ad buying refers to the use of software to purchase digital advertising, as opposed to the traditional process that involves request for proposals, human negotiations and manual insertion orders. It’s using machines to buy ads.

To kickstart another great year for the digital advertising industry, Malaysia Digital Association (MDA) is pleased to have council member Google Malaysia, share with us more about programmatic. Please only register if you can really make it to the event. Speakers:
  • Carl Nawagamuwa, Head of Agency Platform Sales, DoubleClick
  • Stanley Lim, Head of Platform Solutions, DoubleClick

This Week [week beginning January 15th, 2017]
Link Fri    10:30  Financial Carnival @ PWTC
Link Fri    19:00  Javascript Beer & Soda @ Sentul
Link Sat   10:00  Cafe Malaysia @ Matrade
Link Sat   18:00  Payoneer Networking Dinner @ MidValley
Link Sat   19:00  Merdekarya: Looking For A New Venue @ Gasing
Link Sun  09:00  Mehedi Hassan: Banking for the Unbanked @ Penang
Link Sun  14:00  Making Sense of Data Science @ Singapore
Link Mon 09:00  Film Making: Vetter & Zengerling @ Publika
Link Tue  12:00  America's Role in Asia @ Putrajaya
Link Tue  13:30  Introduction to Ecommerce @ ShahAlam
Link Tue  18:00  Sales: Muamalat, RobotJualan, myNEF, Cradle @ KL
Link Tue  18:30  Women: SushiVid, GorillaSpace, Delegate @ Singapore
Link Wed 09:00  Internet Retailing @ Jakarta
Link Wed 09:00  Improving Education @ Sunway
Link Wed 19:30  The New Architects Association HQ @ Bangsar New
Link Thu  09:00  The Value of Geeks @ Putrajaya
Link Thu  14;00  Peer-to-Peer Financing @ MidValley [1]
Link Thu  19:00  10 x Food Startups @ Uptown
Link Thu  19:00  Global South Tech @ Singapore
Link Thu  20:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs + BookModels @ KualaLumpur
Link Fri    18:30  MIT Fintech Graduation @ HongKong
Link Fri    18:30  Introduction to Accounting @ Cyberjaya
[1] Speaking: FundedByMe, BranchConsultants, CrowdPlus, pictchIN, RHT, Ethis, Collectius, Ataplus, FundingSociety, ManagePay, Peoplender, MDEC, SAME, Eureeca, CTOS, Creador.

CES 2017: Consumer Electronics: Mobility

Missed CES 2017? The Asian edition of CES will be held June 7th - 9th in Shanghai. Calendata's picks from the best of show. More picks in Part 1
  • Solos - Smart sunglasses designed in collaboration with the US cycling team
  • O6 - A small disc like remote controller for your smartphone
  • Avegant - An entire theatre that is the size of a palm
  • The Button - Programmable button that can be a switch for any device
  • TiltBrush - The mighty Google showcases a humble 3D paint brush
  • GoTenna - Private mesh cellular network that requires no Wi-Fi or telco
  • SensePeanut - Small sensors (eg motion detector) that are linkable to phones
  • Oomi - Make your home appear occupied to deter break-ins
  • Koova - Small portable camera that can do analytics and facial recognition
  • Blink - Wire-free (no network or electric cables) home security camera
  • Xenoma - Smart apparel that can sense actions and be used for user input 
  • Valarie - Triple display laptop
  • ZenfoneAR - A smartphone that is Tango enabled and Daydream ready

Future Mobility
In a sign of times, CES now incorporates a substantial, futuristic car show:
  • Assist - Honda's self-balancing motorcycle
  • NeuV - Honda's EV earns you $ from ride-sharing when you are not using it
  • Concept-i - Toyota's future Corolla
  • Portal - Chrysler's millennials by millennials vehicle
  • FF91 - Farady Future's first EV received ~65,000 bookings during CES week
  • ID Buzz - Volkswagen futuristic version of its iconic van/microbus/kombi
  • PilotNet - Nvidia's deep-learning self-driving platform (with Audi)
  • POM - Renault's open source, modular car platform
  • Oasis - Swiss self-driving car with the works including a garden
  • Navdy - Say goodbye to fidgeting with a smartphone while driving


CES 2017: Consumer Electronics: Gadgetry

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcases more than 3,800 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 conference sessions and more than 165,000 attendees from 150 countries. Calendata's picks from the best of show. More picks in Part 2.
  • CT-Band - The wearable is the band, not the watch
  • Velodyne - Lightweight LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)
  • EyeQueue -  DIY eyesight testing using a smartphone attachment
  • Cleo - Mini portable drone
  • Blue Raspberry - Professional grade consumer microphone
  • Vuzix - Takes off where Google Glasses left off
  • Pepsi Spire - Drink dispenser that mixes any 3 flavours: Pepsi, Tea, Cherry etc
  • UO Beam - Palm sized laser projector
  • Steadicam Volt - Smartphone camera stabilizer
  • Gear360 - Compact 360° bluetooth smartphone camera 
  • BlazeSpark - Advanced consumer night vision via a smartphone attachment
  • PanaCast - Compact video conferencing with triple cameras
  • Kensington - Turn 1 USB port into 6 plus HDMI, VGA, DVI, Ethernet etc.
  • Velop - Triple Wi-Fi routers acting as one for better coverage
  • XGMI M1 - 1920p x 1080p home projector with Harmon Kandon speakers
  • RHA CL1 - Ceramic plate transducer head phones
  • iGulu - Home beer brewing machine
  • GoalZero - Lithium battery replacement for gasoline electric generators
  • Kyocera - Rugged Android phone certified to IP68 & MIL-STD-810G 
  • Beehive - Vacuum tube headphone digital audio convertor [top mage]

Sir Terry Morgan: Europe’s Largest Infra Project

When: Tue, January 10, 3pm – 6pm, 2017
Where: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue | Outside | Inside

[Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Distinguished Lecture] Crossrail’s Chairman, Sir Terry Morgan will give a guest lecture providing an overview of Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail. Stretching nearly 120km across London including 42km of brand new tunnels and ten new stations in central London, Sir Terry will discuss the challenges faced in delivering this vast project in the heart of one of the busiest capital cities in the world – London.

Sir Terry Morgan took over the role of Chairman of Crossrail in 2009. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Tube Lines, a Public Private Partnership company that was contracted to maintain and upgrade the infrastructure of the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines. Terry’s employment record also includes:
Terry is the past President of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

This Week+ [beginning January 2nd, 2017]
Link Thu  18:00  Activate with MDEC and Setia Haruman @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  19:00  Tech Talk with Grab @ Cyberjaya
Link Fri    08:00  KPMG: Getting Fintech Startups into Banks @ Singapore
Link Fri    18:00  Deep Learning for Visual Understanding @ Singapore
Link Sat   09:00  Diving into the Creative Digital Industry @ Solaris
Link Sat   09:30  Artisan Market @ New Damansara City Mall
Link Sat   10:00  Azure IoT Hubs and Data Analysis @ KLCC
Link Mon 17:00  Fintech Supercharger Pitch @ HongKong
Link Tue   19:00  New Year Resolutions @ Bangsar

Generations V W X Y Z in 2017

[3 Jan 2017] Here's a rough ready reckoner for the alphabetical generations for 2017. In the chart below, generations W and V are markers. The post Gen Z generation has not been named yet. Congrats millennials, you have made it to prime adulthood and almost middle-age. Time to get stuff done.

Generation Also Known As Born Age in 2017 Age Ready Reckoner
Z Post-Millennials 1995 - 2014 03 - 22 Kids
Y Millennials 1975 - 1994 23 - 42 20s to 30s
X MTV Generation 1965 - 1974 43 - 52 40s
W Boomers 1945 - 1964 53 - 72 50s to 60s
V Pre-Boomers 1925 - 1944 73 - 92 70s plus

Generation Childhood TV Milestones
Z 2000s - 2010s Post TV: The age of internet and social media
Y 1990s - 2000s Friends, Beverly Hills, Law & Order
X 1980s Cheers, Happy Days, Dallas
W 1960s - 1970s Lassie, Brady Bunch, Little House on the Prairie
V 1930s - 1950s Pre TV: The age of radio and movies

A Diversity of Startups for 2016 and 2017

[31 Dec 2016] To wrap-up 2016 and usher in 2017, here's a pick of startups from Calendata's in-tray awaiting posting at the close of 2016. [Top image: A revenue graph of Indonesia's Batu Hijau mine from open data startup OpenOil.]

Bank of England Fintech Accelerator UK info
  • BMLL - Manage trades using bayesian machine learning
  • Anomali - Threat intelligence
  • ThreatConnect - Threat intelligence
  • Enforcd - Financial services enforcement/compliance tool
  • BitSight - Security assessment and ratings
  • Privitar - Share data with third parties without compromising privacy
  • PwC - Distributed ledger technology

Zeroth AI Pioneer Batch HK info
  • Impress - Use robots to screen job candidates
  • ObjectAI - Use AI to extract product image for white background ecommerce
  • SeroAI - Crop disease and pest identification using AI
  • DT42 - Deep learning object recognition
  • ClaireAI - White label bank chatbot

Blueprint Accelerator HK info
  • EquitySim - Post your trading record as your resume
  • GoSkills - Online professional training
  • Selinko - IoT bottles to combat counterfeit wine
  • MoVerticalFarm - Buy a farm which comes packaged in a shipping container
  • Neoma - Proximity marketing using beacons

TechInAsia-500 Startups Online Pitch SG info
  • Fitneasia - Fitness, beauty and spa: no membership required, 70% off
  • Kr8 - B2B marketplace for F&B
  • RedotTV - Live screen your games
  • HaloHola - Localized digital content screening
  • MyTaman - IoT-based  neighbourhood watch
  • Simplify - Sell your unused mobile data quota

Open Data Awards Finalists US info
  • OpenOil - Open data about the oil industry [top image]
  • Godan - Open data about food security
  • 360Giving - Database and match maker of granters and grantees
  • DataMillNorth - Open data by Leeds City Council
  • OpenDataNation - Predict which restaurants will fail health inspections