CreativeMornings/Singapore with Vinnie Lauria



CreativeMornings/Singapore on 15 August (Friday), 8am @ Hub Singapore, NYC Academy Building, 113 Somerset, Level 1. The red building just opposite *SCAPE and Cineleisure.


By MRT: Somerset Station, North-South Line (10 min walking distance)

Traffic is unpredictable in the area during mornings and there's tons of ERP gantry, so do try and take public transport if possible.

Need help getting from your house to the location?
Try http://www.gothere.sg/maps#q:113%20somerset


Vinnie is entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. He is a founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage VC firm in Southeast Asia with over 17 investments to date. He is a Kauffman Fellow, and a guest lecturer at the National University of Singapore. He was rated by the Founder Institute as highest startup mentor in Asia from a pool of 2,500 mentors.

Prior to setting up Golden Gate Ventures, Vinnie built two startups in Silicon Valley: Meetro, a location-based chat service which was dissolved with many lessons learned in 2007; and Lefora, a forum hosting platform which grew to over 100,000 communities and was acquired by CrowdGather in 2010. He founded the Silicon Valley NewTech meetup, featuring hundreds of startups to a monthly audience w/ more than 10,000 members.

Earlier in his career, Vinnie spent four years within IBM, helping to shape how IBM was approaching social software for the enterprise. Vinnie is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Engineering.

Vinnie is passionate about building startup ecosystems. He joined his first startup while still in high school.Guild.

We're excited to hear from him this month with his take on the the idea of 'Failure'.


Savvy is a privately owned, boutique recruitment consultancy specialising in identifying high-calibre creative talent & introducing them to reputable businesses across the Globe for Permanent, Contract and Freelance placements. Our clients, both agency and client side, range from start-ups to world-renowned organisations.

Areas of Expertise: Digital Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Architecture, Fashion Design, Broadcasting, Client-services, Project Management, Production, Development and more.


The Hub Singapore is a home for purpose-driven people who use ventures and ideas to create social impact. More than just a coworking space, we are a trusted community, stimulating events platform, and a base from which to launch your business and scale your impact. Whether you're a social enterprise, commercial startup, non-profit, corporate, or an individual who wants make a difference, we welcome anyone with a positive social or environmental mission.

Part of a global network of 7000 innovators in nearly 60 Hubs across 5 continents, we accelerate cross-sector innovations to solve the most pressing issues of our time. Started in May 2012, The Hub Singapore is proud to have been the first Hub in Asia.

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Chris' Cafe is an artisan coffee shop where Singapore's change-makers meet, collaborate and enjoy an exceptional cup of custom blended coffee. Situated right inside HUB Singapore, Chris has been serving a few hundred cups of coffee to our attendees and fans in the early morning during our events.

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CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minutes lecture, followed by a 15 minutes Q&A/group discussion. The gathering begins at 8.00am with the topic presentation starting at 8.30am and everyone taking off for work at 9.30am. CreativeMornings are free of charge and will always be!

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Fri Aug 15, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM SGT
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