DEMO Asia, a launchpad for budding startups, will take place for the first time in Asia tomorrow here in Singapore. The stage is set for pitches by 76 start-ups coming from 14 countries where they will vie for the attentions of venture capitalists and the public.

DEMO Asia, a launchpad for budding startups, will take place for the first time in Asia tomorrow here in Singapore. The stage is set for pitches by 76 start-ups coming from 14 countries where they will vie for the attentions of venture capitalists and the public.

Each presenting team will be given only 6 minutes to pitch their ideas to the audience, without the use of flashy powerpoints or electronic aids. There will also be networking opportunities and various panels on a myraid of topics chaired by distinguished industry figures throughout the 3 days. The following is the event programme:

 

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

9:00am DEMO Asia Registration Opens
Level 2, Matrix@Biopolis
4:30pm – 6:00pm DEMO Asia Welcome Reception
Hosted by BANSEA and Media Development Authority Singapore (MDA)
Level 4, Matrix@Biopolis

 

Open to registered DEMO Asia attendees and demonstrators, BANSEA attendees and invited
guests only.



Thursday, 1 March 2012

8:00am Registration
Level 2, Matrix@Biopolis
8:45am Guests to be seated by 8:45am
9:00am Welcome to DEMO Asia!

 

Welcome and Opening Speeches by:

  • Robin Hu, Chairman, Sphere Exhibits
  • Benjamin Ng, General Manager, DEMO Asia
  • Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
9:20am Panel “Investing in Asia – Opportunities and Challenges for Startups and Investors”

 

  • Dr Ni Zhengdong, Founder, Zero2IPO
  • Marc van der Chijs, Co-Founder, Tudou.com
  • Antonny Liem, CEO, Merah Putih Incubator
  • Professor Wong Poh Kam, Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre; Board Director, BANSEA (Moderator)
9:50am DEMO ASIA – Alpha Pitch Program Kickoff!
Overview DEMO’s Alpha Pitch Programme.

 

  • Jessica Tan, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore
  • Alpha Pitch by 10 Innovators sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark

Alpha Pitch by sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark:

  • Audio Scribe Limited (New Zealand)
  • Agate Studio (Indonesia)
  • HobbyMash (Philippines)
  • GIO Software Co, Ltd (South Korea)
  • StyleRocks Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Tapit Media Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Rofarez Solutions Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
  • Coworkify (Japan)
  • DocuBuzz Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Appota.com (Vietnam)
10:20am DEMOfocus on Cloud & Enterprise Technologies
Get a glimpse into promising startups that could to be the next big thing in the cloud and enterprise space.

 

  • 6 Launch
  • 4 Alpha Pitch
11:20am Cloud & Enterprise Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the morning’s
demonstrators and the cloud technology markets. Sages include:

 

  • Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services – Asia Pacific
  • Zane Adam, Senior Director, Azure Asia, Microsoft
  • Lim Kuo-Yi, CEO, Infocomm Investment Pte Ltd
  • Matt Marshall, Executive Director, DEMO (Moderator)
11:40am DEMO One-on-One

 

“Nation as IDM Platform”

  • Michael Yap, Deputy Chief Executive (Regulatory) Executive Director (Interactive & Digital Media Program Office)
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
12:00pm DEMO Asia Showcase Opens
Levels 2, 2M, 3 & 4

 

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Media Development Authority Singapore (MDA)
Levels 2, 2M, 3 & 4

2:00pm DEMO One-on-One
Hear from one of Silicon Valley’s most active angel investors.

 

  • Jeff Clavier, Founder, SoftTech VC
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
2:20pm DEMOfocus on Social and Media Technologies
Check out how the social media companies intend to change the way we live.

 

  • 8 Launch
  • 2 Alpha Pitch
3:20pm Social and Media Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the morning’s
demonstrators and the social media technology market.

 

  • Jeff Clavier, Founder, SoftTech VC
  • Marc van der Chijs, Co-founder, Tudou.com
  • Vinnie Lauria, Founder, Lefora
  • James Chan, Principle, Neoteny Labs (Moderator)
3:40pm DEMOfocus on Web Technologies
See the promising web technologies that aim to make it big.

 

  • 8 Launch
  • 3 Alpha Pitch
4:40pm Web Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the afternoon’s
demonstrators and the web technology market.

 

  • Rebeca Hwang, Co-Founder, Younoodle
  • Erwan Mace, Developer Relations, Google
  • Adriana Gascoigne, Founder, Girls in Tech (Moderator)
5:00pm DEMO One-on-One
Hear from Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

 

  • Robert Kim, Director, Consumer Infocomm, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
  • Joerg Krahnert, Managing Director, Netbiscuits
  • Paul Doherty, President, ScreamPoint
  • Dib Chaudhuri, Co-founder & President, Lakshya Digital
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
5:30pm DEMO Asia – Day 1 Wrap Up

 

  • Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
5:40pm – 7:30pm DEMO Asia Showcase / Cocktail Reception
Hosted by Google
Enjoy a fun evening with great networking at the DEMO Showcase!

 

    Friday, 2 March 2012

8:00am Registration
Level 2, Matrix@Biopolis
Breakfast Reception Hosted by Transpacific IP
8:45am Guests to be seated by 8:45am
9:00am Opening Remarks

 

  • Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
9:20am DEMO One-on-One
“The Globalization of Startups”

 

  • Adeo Ressi, Founder, TheFunded.com / Founder Institute
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
9:40am DEMOfocus on Consumer Technologies
Take a look at promising technologies that intend to break out big with consumers.

 

  • 6 Launch
  • 6 Alpha Pitch
10:40am Consumer Technology Sages
Get unique insights from our panel of experts who will comment on the morning’s
demonstrators and the consumer technology market. Sages include:

 

  • Adeo Ressi, Founder, TheFunded.com/Founder Institute
  • Danny Wilson, Founder & CEO, Pixelmetrix
  • Michelle Guthrie, JAPAC Director of Strategic Business Development, Google
  • Chipper Boulas, Founder & Managing Director, Boulas Ventures (Moderator)
11:00am DEMO One-on-One

 

  • Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services – Asia Pacific
  • Interview by Chris Shipley, CEO, Guidewire Group
11:20pm DEMO Asia Showcase Opens
Levels 2, 2M, 3 & 4

 

Networking Lunch Hosted by Exploit Technologies
Levels 2 & 4

2.00pm DEMO One-on-One
“Singapore’s Enterprise Ecosystem and the Role of Exploit Technologies”

 

  • Philip Lim, CEO, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
2:20pm DEMOfocus on Innovative Technologies
Take a look at promising technologies set to change the market.

 

  • 5 Launch
  • 3 Alpha Pitch
3:00pm Innovative Technology Sages
Get unique insights from our panel of experts who will comment on the afternoon’s
demonstrators and the innovative technology market. Sages include:

 

  • Guy Proulx, Managing Director, Transpacific IP
  • Dr Jeff Chi, Managing Director, Vickers Venture Partners
  • Michel Birnbaum, General Partner, iGlobe Partners
  • Amit Roy Choudhury, Technology Editor, Business Times (Moderator)
3:20pm DEMOfocus on Mobile Technologies
Witness the new products that hope to define the mobile landscape.

 

  • 7 Launch
  • 3 Alpha Pitch
4:30pm Mobile Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the afternoon’s
demonstrators and the mobile technology market. Sages include:

 

  • Arnon Kohavi, Founder, Yarden VC
  • Dr Gopi Kudrup, CEO, Telekom Malaysia R&D
  • Ed Quek, Director, Platform Strategy, Microsoft
  • Jay Alabaster, IDG News (Moderator)
4:50pm DEMO Alumni – Where Are They Today?
Hear from successful DEMO Alumni companies.

 

  • DEMO Alumni:

    • Circos (Mario Jobbem, COO)
    • mig33 (Steven Goh, CEO)
    • AtlasPost (Jerry Kuo, CEO)
    • Chris Shipley, CEO, Guidewire Group (Moderator)
5:10pm Appreciation and Acknowledgement for Supporting Organisations/Sponsors/Advisory Committee Members

 

DEMO Asia Awards Ceremony: DEMOguru Award / DEMO Asia People’s Choice Award

  • Presented by Robin Hu, Chairman, Sphere Exhibits
5:40pm Closing Remarks

 

  • Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director, Sphere Exhibits
  • Neal Silverman, Senior Vice President, IDG Enterprise
6:00pm – 7:30pm DEMO Asia 2012 Celebrations! DEMO Showcase & Cocktail Reception
Hosted by Ernst & Young
Toast to DEMO Asia’s class of 2012 for their accomplishments.