Uber-ised Healthcare

When: Fri, March 31, 3:00pm – 5:30pm, 2017
Where: Worq, Glo Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Admission: MYR 10
Info: Attend | Venue
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[Uberisation of Healthcare: The Inevitable Path] Technology is growing at a rapid rate over the last couple of decades. However, healthcare remains an area where change has been slow. Speakers from:
  • GetDoc - Find specialist doctors
  • Doc2Us - Chat with doctors online anytime
  • Teleme - Online medical consultations
  • MMA - Doctor's professional network
  • Door2Door Doctor - Home healthcare

[Latest healthtech startups:
  • Thriva - DIY blood test [top image]
  • PillPack - Online pharmacy that interacts with your doctor and insurer
  • HealthLoop - Engage your patient everyday
  • TouchSurgery - Codify complex surgical procedures using 3D, AR, VR
  • Deskgen - Outsourced DNA editing
  • Cinapsis - Make specialist advice available for GPs
  • HealthLogistics - Healthcare procurement, inventory management & costing
  • MedShr - Quora / Stack Overflow for doctors
  • PhysiTrack - Prescribe exercises
  • WrittenMedicine - Help doctors communicate with patients in all languages]

Weekend
Link Wed 08:00  Branson: The Virgin Pursuit @ KLCC
Link Thu  10:00  AutoMechanika @ KLCC
Link Thu  18:15  Bot Framework @ Singapore
Link Thu  19:00  Elixir Meetup @ BangsarSouth
Link Fri    12:15  AI and Algorithm Trading @ HongKong
Link Fri    18:30  Digital Health Innovation @ Bangkok
Link Sat   10:00  Girls' Day Out @ Bangsar
Link Sat   13:00  Data Science for Startups @ Cyberjaya

Next Week [week beginning 27 March 2017]
Link Mon 18:00  Apache Spark Big Data @ Bangsar
Link Tue  18:30  Entrepreneur vs Intrapreneur @ GloDam
Link Tue  19:30  Raising The Bar: 10 Talks x 10 Bars @ HongKong
Link Wed 08:00  SME Bank Xcess @ Bangsar
Link Wed 15:00  Fintech: WorldBank, BNM, Maybank @ BankNegara
Link Wed 19:30  Digital Wednesday: Lie Detector @ Publika
Link Wed 17:30  The Economics of Trump @ Sunway
Link Thu  09:30  MDEC, Everpeaks, DHL, Payoneer @ QuillCityMall
Link Thu  17:00  Deep Learning & AI @ Singapore
Link Thu  18:30  MedTech Startups @ Singapore
Link Thu  19:30  GrabGas. Fave, Chinaccelerator @ Sentul
Link Thu  19:30  10 x CleanTech @ Damansara
Link Thu  20:00  Drinkentrepreneurs @ AvenueK
Link Fri    14:00  Babydash: 63 Crowd Fuunders MYR 600K @ Bangsar
Link Fri    16:30  WebMedic, AlJawharah, HelloGold @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   11:00  Arduino Day @ PetalingJaya
Link Sun  10:00  Google Cloud Next @ Sentral

Mozilla: Merging Physical and Digital

When: Fri, March 31, 8:00am – 11:30pm, 2017
Where: Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Admission: THB 2950 | MYR 373 | USD 83
Info: Event | FBAttend | Venue

Thailand Startup Summit 2017 is a one-day startup and investor conference and exhibition organized by Bangkok Entrepreneurs. Talks and panels include (abbreviated):
[Image: Design finalist for the new logo for Mozilla.]

Other Startup Conferences
Link Mar  15  USD 038  ScaleUp @ Jakarta
Link Apr  12  USD 129  Echelon @ Penang
Link May 15  USD 129  Echelon @ Bangkok
Link May 17  USD 397  TechInAsia @ Singapore
Link Jun  28  USD 300  Echelon @ Singapore
Link Jul   11  USD 375  Rise @ HongKong

Weekend
Link Thu  19:30  Miss Mafia: Facebook Marketing @ Bangsar
Link Fri    09:00  Free Open Source Software @ Singapore
Link Fri    19:00  500 Durians + Good Startups @ Bangsar
Link Fri    19:00  iBosses, Expara, RC9, LifeSreda @ Singapore
Link Sun  14:00  The Lepak Game @ JayaOne

Next Week [Week beginning 20 March 2017
Link Mon 19:30  Fintech Space @ BangsarSouth New
Link Tue  08:30  Making It Big in Silicon Valley @ Cyberjaya New
Link Tue  13:30  Bata, Wofollow, GigaGigs @ ShahAlam New
Link Tue  19:30  Ataplus, Cinnamon, Kairous, VentureWorks @ Liquidity
Link Wed 18:00  Teraju: Dapat Geran @ Cyberjaya
Link Wed 18:30  Blockchain for Business @ Singapore
Link Wed 10:00  Mazu, Adidas, Lxn, Eoniq @ HongKong
Link Wed 19:30  Women on Top: SP Setia @ PetalingJaya
Link Thu  08:30  Temenos Fintech Innovation Jam @ Singapore
Link Thu  19:00  Virtual vs Augmented vs Mixed Reality @ Bangkok
Link Fri    18:30  Coffee Chat for Lawyers @ KualaLumpur
Link Fri    16:00  Fund Raising for Startups @ PetalingJaya
Link Fri    19:00  Agak2, PitStop, FoodAid, PlanB @ PetalingJaya
Link Fri    19:00  500px, DigitalRev, Wandersnap @ HongKong
Link Sat   10:00  Tetawowe Atelier Batik Boutique @ Bangsar
Link Sat   10:30  Value Partners Chairman @ PetalingJaya
Link Sat   12:00  Fifty Shades of Green @ JayaOne
Link Sun  10:00  Women Do Wonders @ KotaDamansara

Designs of The Year 2016


The Design Museum, located at High Street, Kensington, London, is devoted to contemporary design from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design. Beazley Designs of the Year, organized by The Design Museum, highlights designs produced over the previous twelve months worldwide. Beazley Insurance is the award sponsor. Winners for 2016 (announced in Jan 2017):
  • Overall: Better Shelter - Refugee shelter that can be setup like an IKEA kit
  • Digital: OpenSurgery - Low cost open source surgical robot
  • Fashion: Kids vs Fashion - Artist asks kids what they think of fashion
  • Transport: Lumos - Bicycle helmet with built-in indicator lights
  • Graphics: Blackstar - Design of David Bowie's Blackstar album
  • Product: Space Cup - A cup for liquids which float in zero gravity
  • Popular Vote: Joto - Show on your home/office wall what you app draw
Other notable nominations:
  • Oko - Carbon frame electric bicycle with 2-speed automatic transmission
  • Post Biotics - Crowd sourced DIY kit for finding next gen antibiotics
  • Norwegian Landscapes - Norwegian passports enhanced with abstract art
  • Dear Data - Infographics sent as postcards
  • Phonevert - Turn old phones into IoT devices
  • Nida House - Reverse pyramid house design
[Better Shelter is also the category winner for Architecture. Image: Joto.] 

Primates: Our Cousins

When: Sat, March 18, 10am – 6pm, 2017
Where: The Heritage of Malaysia Trust, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Poster | Venue

[Wild Wildlife with Kanchil and Friends] In our efforts to create awareness , appreciation and love for fauna and flora, we present Kanchil and Friends., consisting of talks and exhibitions on wildlife and natural heritage. Speakers are experts in their fields, bring the kids along too! Talks:
  • Sang Kancil: Nusantara Icon - Hassan Muthalib, Filmmaker [image]
  • Gibbon Conservation - Mariani Arrogancia, MPS
  • Interesting Tree Shrews - Jayaraj Kumaran, UMK
  • Save the Sun Bear - Wong Siew To, BSBCC
  • Sabah Geology - Felix Tongkul. Slopewatch
  • Conservation of Bats - Lim Voon Ching, UM
  • Eerie, Scary Owls - Puan Chong Leong, UPM
  • Primates: Our Cousins - Nadine Ruppert, USM

Next Week [Week beginning March 12th 2017]
Link Thu  10:30  Becoming Warren Buffet @ Damansara
Link Sat   09:30  Data Journalism @ Sentral
Link Sun  10:00  War Poems @ Sentral
Link Mon 08:00  Social Economy @ KualaLumpur New
Link Mon 10:00  Microsoft Tech Summit @ Singapore
Link Mon 19:30  Education Workforce Economy @ Intercon
Link Tue  09:30  Facebook Commerce @ Matrade Reg Updated
Link Tue  19:00  Open & Maintain a Business @ HongKong
Link Wed 08:00  IBM Startup Xchange @ Singapore
Link Wed 08:00  Scale Up Asia @ Jakarta
Link Wed 08:00  SME BizFest @ KualaLumpur
Link Wed 14:15  Ireland, Europe & Brexit @ UM
Link Wed 18:30  Magic Gap Accelerator @ Damansara
Link Wed 19:00  Speed Dating with Mentors @ Singapore
Link Thu  08:00  Building Materials Supply Chain @ Sentral
Link Thu  09:00  Fintech Summit @ Singapore
Link Thu  13:30  Boost Business with eCommerce @ Sentral
Link Thu  19:00  How UX works in China @ HongKong
Link Thu  19:30  Hacking Health @ Damansara
Link Thu  20:00  DahMakan, ParkEasy, MilkADeal @ BU New
Link Sat   09:00  Droidcon @ Bangkok

Finnovasia 2017

When: Mon, March 20, 8am – 6pm, 2017
Where: Pullman City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: USD 199 | MYR 888
Info: Event | AgendaAttend | Venue

Finnovasia 2017 merges geeky-funky startup event with sophisticated banking conference to create a chemistry between FinTech entrepreneurs, executives, investors, bankers and governments. Topics include [abbreviated titles and speaker list]:
  • The Future of Fintech - Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDEC
  • Blockchain: The Inevitable Future - Antony Lewis, Research Director, R3
  • Insurtech: Insurance and Technology - Val Yap, CEO, PolicyPal [image]
  • Digital Wealth Management - John Robson, CCO, Quantifeed
  • Regulation vs Innovation - Timothy Ma, Director, WeChat Pay
  • Open Banking - Vladislav Solodkiy, MD, LifeSREDA

[Latest fintech startups:
  • Tide - App-based small business current account
  • Oinky - Automatic savings discipline
  • Envudu - Debit card with built-in budgeting
  • HipMoney - Personal finance Obi-Wan ('Skip that burger')
  • Latipay - Access to e-wallets: WeChat, Alipay, BaiduPay, TenPay
  • FundPaas - One button crowd funding
  • RailsBank - Simplified programmatic access to global banks
  • SmartPension - Private pension
  • ClaimBot - Replace your call centre with robots
  • AtlasMoney - Replace banks with communities
  • CurrencyCloud - Multi-currency e-wallet]

Consumption & Production Hackathon @ Bali

When: Fri, March 10, 5pm – Sun, March 12, 11pm, 2017
Where: Hubud, Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia
Admission: USD 30
Info: Event | Apply | Venue

[UN Influx Hackathon 2017] Nine cities, 1000 hackers and The United Nations will connect, create and collaborate during a 48-hour global hackathon around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Winning teams will be given resources to become real businesses, and be eligible to demo their product at the United Nations HQ later in 2017.

[For the Bali hackathon, the topic is Responsible Consumption and Production. The current world population is 7 billion. If in 2050, the population reaches 10 billion, the equivalent of almost three planet earth will be required to sustain current lifestyles (increased population + living standards). Targets for this goal include:
  • Halve the amount of global food waste per person.
  • Sound management of harmful chemicals.
  • Reduce waste through the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
  • Ensure companies’ practices are responsible and environmentally sound.
  • Keep the public informed and educated.
  • Tools to live in harmony with nature for sustainable lifestyles.

Sample green startups:
  • Impossible - Mock cheeseburger
  • Skeleton - Ultracapacitor batteries (faster, lighter, more durable)
  • TomCridland - Clothes that last 30 years
  • Ecovative - Use mushrooms instead of plastic
  • Method - Cleaning products that are non-toxic and C2C certified
  • ECHY - Bring natural sunlight into homes and buildings
  • WYSIPS - Transform any surface into a solar panel]

This Week [Week beginning 6 Mar 2017]
Link Sat   11:00  Analogue Photography @ PetalingJaya
Link Sat   10:00  Bot Hackathon @ HongKong
Link Sat   16:30  Professional Food Pictures @ GloDamansara
Link Sun  08:45  Book Exchange @ KualaLumpur
Link Mon 19:00  Fintech Teh Tarik @ Sentral
Link Tue  13:00  Mobile Accelerator Demo Day @ Taipei
Link Tue  18:30  Startup Ideation Bootcamp @ Penang
Link Wed 09:30  Women Stanchart E4E @ Cyberjaya New
Link Wed 18:00  Empowering Women in Business @ Singapore
Link Wed 18:30  Women Founders Night @ KualaLumpur
Link Wed 19:00  Intl Women's Day Talks @ Singapore New
Link Thu  09:00  Cyberjaya Smartcity @ Putrajaya
Link Thu  16:30  Mekong Tourism Accelerator @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  18:00  Perx, WeddingSutra, Homage @ Singapore
Link Fri    10:00  Financial Literacy Hackathon @ Bangsar
Link Fri    16:00  Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies @ Uptown
Link Fri    18:00  Tourism and Smartcity Hackathon @ Penang
Link Fri    18:30  Gem Networking & Dinner @ Publika
Link Fri    19:00  Startup Culture: GoCar @ Bangsar
Link Sat   09:00  The Art of Documentaries @ Sentral

Smartphones & Smartcars


[1 March 2017] Among the smallest consumer gadget is the phone, the largest is the car. Mobile World Congress 2017, happening this week, saw the substantial presence of car makers for the first time. Highlights:
  • Car2go & Moovel - Mercedes' connected, autonomous, shared, electric car
  • Instinct - Peugeot + Samsung Artik Cloud IoT car
  • Connected - BMW + Apple Watch + Samsung Gear + Microsoft Azure
  • Seat ID - Real time recommendations (eateries, shops, services) for Seat cars

SXSW 2017: Future of Warfare

When: Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2017
Where: Austin, Texas, USA
Admission: USD 1650 [ MYR 7330 ]
Info: Event | Schedule | Venue

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Sample topics:
  • Future of warfare: robots, AI, new weapons - DoD
  • AirBnb for movies: drop in at a home for your movies - Videocamp
  • Applying Uber principles to public transport - TranslocMobilityLab [photo]
  • Why engineers suck at building great products - Skue
  • Future of autonomous driving: super accurate maps - Daimler
  • Inoversity: research universities and startups - uTexas
  • Global muslim startup ecosystem - AffinisLabs
  • Arabs be like: the modern Middle East - Jumeirah
  • FoodTech: urban agriculture to culinary artisans - FoodTech Angels
  • Social shopping: driving billions - rewardStyle
  • African frugal innovation: M-Pesa, M-Kopa, WeFarm - Stuff
  • Digital copycats: cookie-cutter, cut-and-paste - SapientNitro
  • The new wearables: talk to dogs and dolphins - GAtech
  • Networking sucks: impersonal, one-sided, awkward - SpringBox
  • Biometrics: selfies, heartbeat, iris and palms - FBI
  • Is government disrupting disruption? - MarkCuban
  • Scientific method for startups - SkyDeck

Taman Maluri Aerospace


When: Fri, February 24, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2017
Where: Impact Hub, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 10
Info: EventAttend | Venue

[Incitement: From Zero to Hero] During this Incitement you will learn that it is possible to achieve your goals. With hard work and determination - no matter how hard the circumstances are. Speakers:
  • Izmir Yasmin - From Taman Maluri to Taming Aerospace [photo]
  • Kugan Tangiisuran - From Delivery Boy to Deputy Pilot
  • Melvin Tong - From Amputee to Ashton Martin
[Taman Maluri is a nondescript suburb of Kuala Lumpur.]

Next Week [Week beginning 27 Feb 2017]
Link Thu  18:30  GovTech React Lithan @ Singapore
Link Fri    10:00  Samsung Pay Launch @ KLCC
Link Sat   11:00  Rhino One Hammer @ Subang
Link Tue  08:00  Food Truck 101 @ Sentral
Link Tue  09:00  Malaysia-Saudi Business @ Mariott
Link Tue  10:00  MDEC-GE IoT @ BangsarSouth New
Link Tue  13:30  Shoppr Shopee @ ShahAlam
Link Tue  18:30  Insights into Fintech @ Singapore
Link Wed 08:00  Last Mile Fulfilment @ Singapore
Link Thu 18:00  Bloktex SushiVid @ Cyberjaya New
Link Thu 19:00  YouTube Iflix TheCo @ Bangsar
Link Fri   17:00  Smart City Fintech @ HongKong
Link Sat  09:00  Audience Building @ Penang
Link Sat  10:00  Open Data Expedition @ Subang
Link Sat  10:30  Ex FMM Mensa BNM @ PetalingJaya