MIT Technology That Matters Series: An Evening with Young Innovators

Organised by Koelnmesse in partnership with The Hub Singapore and MIT Enterprise Forum

Date: Tuesday, 29 April

Time: 6:00- 8:00 pm (registration starts at 6)

Venue: The Hub, 113 Somerset Road

MIT Technology That Matters Series: An Evening with Young Innovators

Join us for an evening of intelligent conversation with Singapore’s rising entrepreneurs and young innovators.

Organised by Koelnmesse in partnership with The Hub and MIT Enterprise Forum, this industry event highlights the exciting stages of innovation in the young startup scene. From finding the big idea to building and sustaining your business, get practical insights from the next generation of tech leaders on how they successfully overcame various challenges.

This event also marks the official launch of MIT Technology Review’s prestigious Innovators Under 35 competition.

Come and join us for an evening of networking and ideas sharing. Admission is free.


  • Growing startups across geographies
  • How Jublia makes meetings intelligent: A Singaporean startup story
  • Garuda Robotics- How a young startup in the field of drone technology can succeed in Asia
  • One year later: A look at Viddsee, a digital platform that curates short films around Asia, and how it has raised the profile of the region’s film industry by growing its online distribution network
  • Creativity and sound business sense: Two critical elements for startup success
  • Innovators Under 35 Singapore: Can your innovative work change the world?


Fireside chat with Pulkit Jaiswal, CEO & Founder, Garuda Robotics

Pulkit, a finalist in 20 Under 20 (a programme run by Paypal Founder Peter Thiel), will talk about the future of Garuda Robotics and how commercial drone technology will make an impact in Singapore and the rest of the world.

Growing Startups Across Geographies

Fabian Lua, Community Growth, Peatix

Singapore is a hub for startups and technology, but startups founded or based here cannot afford to restrict hiring or innovation to Singapore. Fabian shares personal and practical lessons learned from helping startups like Viki and Peatix grow across geographies.

How Jublia Makes Meetings Intelligent: A Singaporean startup story

Errol Lim, Cofounder & COO, Jublia

A journey into how Singaporean startup Jublia was founded. Through the many twists, pivots, ups and downs – how far have they come along? What challenges are they facing today? And most importantly, is it worth it?

Fireside chat with Ho Jian, Cofounder of Viddsee

Viddsee is an online video platform to stream Asian short films for the social web. Their vision is to grow the community of audience and create a wide and accessible market for short films in the region. A year after founding the company, what has Jo Jian and his team learned to sustain the business? What were the most difficult challenges they faced?

Multi-Hyphenate for Passion, Purpose & Impact

Grace Clapham, Founder, The Change School and Change Ventur.es

A parallel entrepreneur's journey of change aligns passion, purpose and impact. Get inspired and find out how one small step lead to an eco-system, community and now business.

Grace has built eco-systems across Singapore supporting and enabling creative entrepreneurs/professionals, as well as aspiring and current women entrepreneurs through CreativeMornings Singapore, SheSays Singapore and Secret {W} Business. She is always looking to work on initiatives to further the Creative and Entrepreneurial sector across Asia Pacific and hopes to see more top quality talent and better cross-cultural integration & understanding.

Howard Califano, Director, SMART Innovation Centre

A well-respected leader with experience from the academic and financial sectors focused on developing businesses around emerging technology, Howard heads the SMART Innovation Centre. He will talk about what it takes to be one of MIT’s 10 outstanding innovators in the region.

About Technology That Matters Series

Organised by Koelnmesse, the Technology That Matters Series is a group of industry talks and networking events aimed to bring together innovators, researchers, scientists, technology leaders, entrepreneurs and investors under one roof. It is a platform to exchange ideas and share thought leadership on the most important emerging technologies that matter. The series is a run up to the main EmTech Singapore conference taking place on 26-27 January 2015. For more details, please visit www.emtechsingapore.com.

Event Partner:

The Hub

A coworking community at 113 Somerset Road, The Hub Singapore is a home for anyone who is purpose-driven. Money isn’t all the world has to offer-- we strive to mainstream the sustainable pursuit of meaning and mastery.

We are agnostic to what you work in and where you come from: we welcome entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, professionals, techies, designers, storytellers, students, policymakers and more. “1 + 1 = 3”-- through cross-sector collaboration, collective intelligence will solve the most pressing issues of today. With as many as 15 events monthly and specially-curated programmes, we help members connect, launch, and scale their ventures. Part of a global network of 7000 innovators in nearly 60 Hubs across 5 continents, we accelerate cross-sector innovations to solve pressing issues of our time. Started in May 2012, The Hub Singapore is proud to be the first Hub in Asia, now accompanied by HUB Seoul, HUB Tokyo, and HUB Kyoto. Learn more at http://singapore.impacthub.net/.

Contact information:

To register for the talk, please email emtech@koelnmesse.com.sg or sign up here at Peatix!

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