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!