Check the map!

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You can kick it old school and print out a map of our suggested itineraries or just use your smart phone. On the WalkaboutSG mobile site you can find every open office and their exact location. Easy!

Head to http://www.walkabout.sg on the browser on your mobile phone to get the map.

 

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Whoops! We’re sorry for tripping up!

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We’d like to properly apologise for our recent trip up. 

It’s not a community startup event without the obligatory social media snafu. Some of you objected to the poor choice of words we used in one of our neighbourhood itineraries, and we wanted to assure you that absolutely no offence was intended. 

This is a free, non-profit community event that’s meant to showcase the best tech companies and entrepreneurs Singapore and Southeast Asia has to offer. Indeed, the sponsors and companies involved with Walkabout were not responsible for the copy on the EDM nor this website. They have all been quite outstanding in their support for the local startup ecosystem.

We’re not in the business of making baseless, insensitive statements. It’s not reflective of who we are or what we represent. The organisers have been subsisting on a diet of black coffee and nasi lemak for the past six weeks trying to make this the largest Walkabout we’ve ever hosted, and the last thing we want is to have this entire event overshadowed by one mistake.

Sometimes we’ll trip up, but our intentions are always good. We’re sorry for taking the spotlight away from the awesome startups, entrepreneurs, and sponsors that wholeheartedly deserve it. We’ve removed the offending line, updated the itineraries, and are working to ensure that this doesn’t happen again. But most importantly, we hope everyone is still looking forward to Walkabout. It’s bigger and badder this year, and we want everyone to get in line to make this an event that you’ll never forget.

If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to ping us here!

Brunch with BLK71, hosted by JFDI

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Kick off Walkabout in style and fuel up for a day of walking and talking.  Join us at JFDI to feed your hungry bellies at 10:00am and then take off to roam Singapore’s infamous startup row.

This is a free event, and you don’t need to RSVP.  Just show up and go!

Here’s an easy walking guide to help you find your away around the block 🙂

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A Quick Primer: Making the Most of ‘Money on Wheels’

If you want a chance to pitch, please fill out this quick form.  We will let you know who is chosen to participate by Wednesday, June 11th.

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Ever dream of casually chatting to some of Southeast Asia’s best investors and institutional funds about your startup’s plans for world domination while being chauffeured in Mercedes-S Class? Well, here’s to making that dream a reality!

Walkabout SG and the kind folks at Drive.sg are hosting Money on Wheels, a unique event that allows selected startups to pitch in front of some of the most badass investors in Southeast Asia, like IncubateFund, Sequoia and Golden Gate Ventures.
For those lucky enough to get a chance to ride in the Back Seat, here are some tips to make the most of your trip:
1) Have a pitch deck – It should go without saying, but if you’re raising money, you should have a pitch deck. Check out some good examples here.

 

2) Use a tablet – Speaking of which, present your pitch deck on a tablet, not a laptop. For those of you that don’t have one, definitely try to borrow one from a friend or colleague. Using a laptop is going to be cumbersome and unwieldy in the back of a car, no matter how nice it is!

 

3) Simple and Short is Best – No investor is going to make a decision in the back of a car, so don’t inundate them with endless stats and financials. These decks should be around ten slides long, so you can knock them out quickly and get to the real meat of the meeting: the Q&A

 

4) Practice the Quicker Pitch – If you are reducing your pitch size, make sure you practice. You only have a limited amount of time to get through your deck before the car picks up the next startup, so make sure you know the ins-and-outs of your new deck.

 

5) Prepare for Motion Sickness! – I know it sounds silly, but if you’re prone to motion sickness, take some Dramamine or any other antiemetics. Let’s put it this way: I’ve never heard of an investor getting vomited on and then going on to write a check.You’re being given an opportunity to sit down one-on-one with some of the best investors in the region! Don’t waste it! With these tips, you’ll be primed to make the best impression and get that cash!

Effective Digital Advertising with Grey

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Grey Group Singapore is ranked among the largest global advertising companies.

 

We have a long standing reputation for launching and building many of the world’s leading brands is rooted in our blue-chip client roster, which includes 1/5th of all Fortune 500 companies.

 

Today we are a full-service agency for the 21st century with a total offering that delivers best-in-class brand communications in every channel. We have one uncompromising focus: to accelerate the potential of our clients’ brands with powerful creative ideas across all touch points.
Join Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer and learn about effective Digital Advertising

 

Come spend an hour with us as we demonstrate to you how we tap into different digital and social media platforms to amplify reach and get results. And discover how we’ve helped clients like P&G, Qatar Airways, Sentosa, GSK etc take their branding and advertising campaigns to the next level.

 

Our office space is designed to foster creativity so we have different breakout areas, a pool table to brainstorm ideas over a game, and even a meeting table that transforms into a ping pong table!
Grey  is offering this events at part of #walksg. Tickets go live on June 2nd, so make sure you’re on the mailing list!  Stay tuned!

So many ways to #walksg

In addition to 80+ open offices, there are so many other ways to #walksg check out all the special events, bus tours and workshops  or create your own itinerary!

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Grab a tour bus

Too hot to walk – Head to Geylang and see why the red light district is hot, hot, hot. Don’t worry, this bus tour is pumping the aircon, so you’ll arrive looking fresh to death.

Agency tour – Join us if you are curious about the world of advertising and want to see the technology/communities that every smart marketer will remember when creating tackling an omni-channel project.

RSVP for a bus tour today!

Attend an event

Special Events are open now, rsvp for a chance to meet the following companies!

Pay Pal – Hosting events at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00. Disrupting payments since

Facebook – Two chances to peek inside this scrappy startup. 10:00am & 1:00pm.

Microsoft – Come check out one of the biggest technology companies in Singapore and the world! Events are at 3:00 & 3:30 

Money on Wheels – Eight chances to pitch to world class investors while cruising around town in a Mercedes S-class. Once company, two founders per spin.

Hyper Island – Grab a Finka and enjoy tons of design chitchat with the Swedes. Events start at 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00

Backstage with Peatix – Growing online by taking it offline – events for event organizers with Peatix. Hosted at Mig33 and featuring JFDI. Events takes place at 1:00pm.

Grey Group Singapore – Spend an hour with us as we demonstrate to you how we tap into different digital and social media platforms to amplify reach and get results. And discover how we’ve helped clients like P&G, Qatar Airways, Sentosa, GSK etc take their branding and advertising campaigns to the next level.

Grab a drink

Cocktails and Coworking – It’s not all fun and games, sometimes it’s about the cocktails too. Join Collective Works and SpringBoard for a happy hour on their fancy roof terrace. Happy hour starts at 5:00pm

Afterparty at Kyo – Biggest afterparty of the year.  Enough said. Free flow beer and beats begins at 7:00pm

You may have head of this one – Facebook

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You may have heard about this scrappy little startup, Facebook.

 

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

 

During Walkabout Singapore you have two chances to discover what it’s like to work at the world’s most recognizable startup and find out if the official dress code includes a hoodie.

10:00am – Facebook & Instagram
Meet with the Instagram’s business lead. Learn about Instagram’s commitment to simplicity, creativity and community.

 

1:00pm – Facebook for SMB
Drop by Facebook to meet with Facebook’s Director of SMB. Learn about our team’s mission to connect every small business in the world with their customers on Facebook.

 

Facebook is offering these two events at part of #walksg. Tickets go live on June 2nd, so make sure you’re on the mailing list!  Stay tuned!

Clarke Quay-Wine, Dine, and Good Time

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Clarke Quay is nice, undoubtedly. Beautiful ocean views, tasty foods, nice bars… What’s more? Startups and passionate entrepreneurs, of course!

This year we are lucky to have three wonderful companies in Clarke Quay area on our list. Make sure to swing by and visit their digs!

Foodpanda: Watch out food lovers! Foodpanda is joining us on Friday, June 13th, 2014. Why I love this startup so much—love eating, but too lazy to move ;P. Foodpanda is enabling everyone to get their favorite food delivered. Sounds exciting, right?

Trade Gecko: Recognized as one of the most innovative B2B software providers at the Red Herring Asia 100, Trade Gecko should be a nice place to be checked out for any tech enthusiasts. Make sure to talk to the three New Zealanders founders if you a big fun of SaaS services.

LeoTech: LeoTech makes everything pretty, whether it’s a website or a mobile app. If you did not drop in their office last year, you’d better do it this time (they provided visitors with free pizza and beer lol). What to expect? Besides getting to know the amazing app developers and founders, you can see—

–The stunning view across the bay to Indonesia

–The good sound system

–Pool table

–Free beer and snacks for anyone who can show they’ve got one of their free apps on their smartphone! ! !

What you waiting for? Off to Clarke Quay and have a good time.

Calling Creatives & Technologists!

 

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So not only do we have the coolest tech companies opening their offices for Walkabout this year, we’ve got agencies joining us this year as well to tell us what goes on behind the scenes. If you are curious about the World of Advertising, look out  for  our Agency bus tour.

Start at BLK 71 and head to:

Hyper Island – Explore our space and find out what it means to be in an eco-system that’s driven to change the world. We can’t change the world in a day, but perhaps one at a time.

Luxola – The premier destination for all things beauty in Southeast Asia. This company is fresh-to-death and deadly serious about disrupting beauty and cosmetics. With a cool $10 million in investment, they’re ready to take over the world.

Reading Room They love what they do and who they work with. If you have the drive and think digital is endlessly fascinating and if you don’t come trailing an ego please talk to us.

Bubbly (Bubble Motion) – Bubbly is the only social service that works across feature phones and smartphones – iOS and Android, connecting more than 30 million users worldwide.

Trip Advisor TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site – unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations.

Grey GroupWith over 120 offices in 94 countries, Grey is a full-service networking with a total offering that delivers Famously Effective brand communications across every channel since 1917Direct marketing, branding, public relations, interactive, advertising and promotional communications!

Hoot Suite – Get Serious About Social Join 9+ million professionals who trust HootSuite.

Mig33 – A community of millions who are having fun. Mix with celebrities, meet new friends, win contests, or simply enjoy the party.

The tour is a special event (FREE!) and tickets go live on June 2nd, so make sure you’re on the mailing list!  Stay tuned!