[RECAP] CRIB X 500 Entrepreneurial RoadMap: Navigating Through Challenges

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On Wednesday (04/10), it was an insightful experience for ANGIN to attend the inaugural event co-organized by Singaporean-based organization CRIB along with 500 Startups in STI Auditorium, Capital Tower, Singapore. The event also featured Amazon Web Services as an ideal cloud computing platform service provider for startup businesses.
Consisting of one introductory panel session and two discussion panel sessions inviting speakers from broad backgrounds, they spoke about issues that current entrepreneurs are facing such as branding and PR marketing, as well as funding options for startups. The event ended with an inspiring and motivating keynote speech session by Margie Warrell, bestselling author, Forbes columnist, and women’s leadership coach.
In the opening panel discussion, Dr. Elaine Kim, co-founder of CRIB along with Vishal Harnal, Partner at 500 Startups, and Conor McNamara, Head of Business Development APAC at AWS gathered together on stage showcasing their support for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In ‘Branding and PR for startups’ session, Uptin Saidii from CNBC along with panelists Amanda Goh from Edelman, Michael Tegos from Tech in Asia, Mohan Belani from e27, and Puja Disha Bharwani from What’s The Story shared to fellow entrepreneurs the landscape of today’s PR and media. It includes the top common mistakes when approaching press, relevancy of traditional marketing in current practice, how to acquire your first batch of followers, as well as personal and professional insights from their experiences.
The last panel session on ‘Funding Options for Startups’ explored arrays of perspectives coming from the different source of capital providers. Moderated by Inna Chandika from Tokopedia, Vishal Harnal from 500 Startups, Raya Papp from Challenger 88, Daniel Lin from FundedHere, and Paul Warrunthorn from TenX shared knowledge and pieces of advice for entrepreneurs in their fundraising journey. By uncovering definitions, usual ticket sizes, criteria, as well as the types of suitable businesses for each category, helped entrepreneurs to better understand their funding options.

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