Where is the most disgusting place to use your phone?

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We all know you do it. Your customers do too.

The lovely Singaporean staple-on-the-mobile-scene, Scott Bales, wants to make sure your company is mobile ready. He’ll even PAY to make that happen.

In his own words…

“Over the past six months I’ve been on an amazing journey to innovate in publishing, driving new funding, collaboration and distribution models. My book, Mobile Ready as snuck into the top ten on Amazon for Consumer Behaviour. My ambition is getting the better of me, so I’m driving kindle sales before the weekend to capture number one.

So I’m spreading the word that NOW is the time to grab Mobile Ready on Kindle. And to sweeten the deal, anyone that buys and shares the purchase tweet will get 100% of their money back. Just email me the receipt (scott@s3b.co).”

So, buy the book, get your money back and reach all those shitty customers…

 

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Cocktails & Coworking (#WalkSG Happy Hour)

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Collective Works and Springboard Singapore invite you to unwind and kick back a cold ones on their fancy rooftop terrace. It’s the 5:00 #WalkSG happy hour hosted by two of the most chic co-working spaces in all of Singapore.
They make hot desks look good.
During the day these super-lux downtown co-working are buzzing with budding fintech startups, marketing/PR firms and even F&B newcomers. Swing by during the day to check out their sleek, modern approach to the mobile office or finish your day in style with a rooftop cocktail at their joint happy hour.
Collective Works and Egg know that those who play hard, must always make room for that 5:00 cocktail.

 

Enjoy the #WalkSG happy hour before scooting off to the after party throw down at Kyo.
Walkabout is totally free, and so are all the special events we have planned for you during the day.  Tickets will be available on JUNE 2nd. We’ll send an email (make sure you’re on the mailing list!) as soon as the tickets for all the special events go live, but act fast!

Up Close and Personal with Microsoft

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Microsoft started operations in Singapore in 1990 and employs now over 850 employees. Come check out one of the biggest technology companies in Singapore and the world!

Microsoft works with communities and the Singapore government to meet the aspirations of our country and communities and to fully harness the power of technology and innovation.
During the tour you can:

  • Get up close and personal with members of the BizSpark team. Ask them your questions and hear what life’s like inside one of the biggest tech companies in the world.
  • Check out the BizSpark program – a program designed to provide Singapore start-ups with fast, easy access to development tools and production licenses with no up-front costs. BizSpark members get direct access to software, developer tools, technical assistance and server products.
  • Test your vertigo with the views from the 22nd floor.

The real deal

 
The Microsoft Technology Center offers a unique combination of immersive experiences and side-by-side collaboration with world-class architects to provide the optimal environment to learn about and apply new technologies. Your briefing will include mutual discovery, solution drill-downs, and presentations culminating with the delivery of a clear and actionable vision of how the Microsoft platform can help you reach your business goals.
Walkabout is totally free, and so are all the special events we have planned for you during the day.  Tickets will be available on JUNE 2nd. We’ll send an email (make sure you’re on the mailing list!) as soon as the tickets for all the special events go live, but act fast!

Play it forward with PayPal

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Paypal revolutionized digital payments in 1998, giving people direct control over their money. Through their innovations, they make life better for our over 148 million active accounts in 26 currencies and across 193 markets, processing more than 9 million payments daily.
Come check out what’s new at PayPal!
During the tour you will:

  • Check out the Millenia tower office, check out the engineering team and find out about their upcoming technologies. PayPal wearables, anyone!?!
  • Take a peek at what Paypal does for the community – watch the engineers in the final hours of a 24-hour Charity Hackathon (Hacks for Change, with 4 charity partners).
  • Enjoy the view of Singapore flyer and Gardens by the bay from the corner office and see what delicious foodie perks lie in store for you in the PayPal pantry 🙂

The real deal

This isn’t just a sales and marketing office, PayPal has a 200+ person development center in Singapore. See what they’re working on and learn how PayPal continues to disrupt mobile payments.
Walkabout is totally free, and so are all the special events we have planned for you during the day.  Tickets will be available on JUNE 2nd. We’ll send an email (make sure you’re on the mailing list!) as soon as the tickets for all the special events go live, but act fast!

Grab a Backstage Pass with Peatix

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Peatix is an online events management and ticketing startup with one mission: empower event organizers. Originally from Japan, Peatix has rapidly expanded into Singapore and South East Asia with more than 17,000 events on its platform in 25 countries.

Join Peatix to learn how they and local accelerator JFDI have used offline events to build a strong online community.

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Backstage Pass is a community event for organizers and people who make events possible! For this special #WalkSG edition of Backstage Pass, hear from Nicholas and the Peatix team and learn how they have grown a multi-million dollar business based on one simple concept: You have to walk the earth and do the hard work. You can’t think about yourself first. It’s got to be who your main customers who come first.

This one’s for you, event organizers!

Also hear from Fanny Kue, Community Manager at JFDI. Fanny is going to talk about JFDI’s outreach efforts and how you can score a coveted invite to their weekly after hour soirees.

Backstage pass is hosted at Mig33’s gorgeous 26th story office. So you get to meet three companies at once!

Join us for BackStage Pass, Walkabout Edition at 1:00pm on Friday, June 13th.

Walkabout is totally free, and so are all the special events we have planned for you during the day.  Tickets will be available on JUNE 2nd. We’ll send an email (make sure you’re on the mailing list!) as soon as the tickets for all the special events go live, but act fast!

Too Hot to Walk Bus Tour (#WALKSG)

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We understand, you want to check out the hottest startups without suffering from heat exhaustion. This year we’ve created a super-special bus tour that will keep you cool and introduce you to some of Singapore’s freshest up and coming companies.
Yep, we’re taking you all the way to Geylang where you can see what Singapore’s newest startup hub looks like.

 

This bus tour is thanks to Drive.sg, Singapore’s Largest Online Car Rental Portal
 

 

The bus will depart for BLK 71 at 12:00 and head to:
 
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.

 

IDA Labs – A place to experiment, collaborate and build innovative products and solutions that address real world challenges. Partnering with companies like Red Hat and Intel, IDA labs can provide new companies R&D resources and technical expertise and help discover innovative technology projects that not only meet functional requirements, but also user-friendly and design-centric.

 

Pirate 3D – Come check out the 3D printer that everyone can use! This team has won huge accolades from around the world and is the crowd-funding darling, running phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $1.5 million.

 

13.co featuring Vidsee &Voyagin – Come check out the startup co-work / co-living space everyone is talking about. Meet Vidsee, an online portal for Asian short films, and Voyagin, a travel adventure site for those who like a little sumo with their ramen. (I sure did!)

 

The Co-Foundry – An incubator and accelerator who looks for founders who have a compelling vision and an awesome product idea, and will work with you to grow your businesses. 

 

Be My Guest – The secretive, award-winning tours and activity startup. See what all that hush-hush chatter is about.

 

Getting Real – Straight up mobile analytics and app development shop. You need something built, ask these guys what it takes!

 

Spuul – Free movies and TV? Yes please! Smitty is prepared with some cold refreshments for you to enjoy while you kcik back and enjoy the best of Bollywood.

 

The bus will return you to Springboard Singapore, where you can join in for the Coworking and Cocktails happy hour!
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This is a special event happening during the Walkabout open house.  Tickets go live on June 2nd  and we’ll send an email (make sure you’re on the mailing list!).  You better act fast, we expect all the special events to sell out quickly.

Official #WalkSG Afterparty

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Walkabout Singapore is the biggest after party of the year, every year. We throw it down startup style – free flow beer, free flow beats.  

Last year we went through 330 liters of beer and 90 bottles of wine in just 2 hours, so of course, this year asked our awesome Sponsors to spring for more wine, more beer, more beats!

This year Spotify is our official party DJ!

You’ve seen how they work, now see how they play! Hundreds of Singapore’s hottest tech companies are throwing it down at Kyo to celebrate the end of an awesome Walkabout #walksg.

 

Join us – the first 300 people are free. Tickets go live on June 2nd  and we’ll send an email (make sure you’re on the mailing list!).  You better act fast, we expect all the special events to sell out quickly.

(Club rules apply – must be 21+ to enter Kyo.)

Money on Wheels during #walksg

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So you’ve always wanted 15 minutes alone with an investor but don’t have that elevator pitch perfect just yet? Whether you’re looking for funding or feedback, this is the perfect chance for you to talk one-on-one with Asia’s top investors. Take a spin in a Mercedes S-class with an investor from Incubate Fund, Golden Gate Ventures and more during #WalkSG.

Mercedes S-class and Money on Wheel is sponsored by Drive.sg

Here’s how it works

1) The Drive.SG Mercedes S-class will pick you up at a designated location – an investor will be waiting in the back seat.

2) You and one other person from your company have 15 minutes (or more depending on traffic!) to pitch your idea.

3) You will be dropped off at another destination in the city.

There are hundreds of great startup ideas floating around, but there are only 8 chances to pitch to investors during #walksg.

Walkabout is totally free, and so are all the special events we have planned for you during the day.  Tickets will be available on JUNE 2nd. We’ll send an email (make sure you’re on the mailing list!) as soon as the tickets for all the special events go live, but act fast!

 

 

Who will open their doors this year? Check this company out!

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I’m pretty sure that you recognize Walkabout Singapore as an opportunity to understand the behind-the-scenes work at tech companies. But you may wonder…wait…which companies are opening up their doors? Well, today I would like to introduce you 2C2P, one awesome company that you may want to check out during Walkabout SG 2014!

You may have heard of 2C2P already. This online payment solution company is tagged as the “Southeast Asia-born Paypal competitor”. Founded in 2003, 2C2P is growing rapidly. By now it has processed over $500 million worth of transactions. Currently covering Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, it is eyeing for expansion in Vietnam.

Interesting in knowing more? Looking for a job opportunity with 2C2P? Join us on Friday, June 13th!

Co-work it baby!

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Co-working spaces are the new place to see and be seen, the place where deals close and startup ideas are born.  You can rub shoulders with VCs or meet the next Royston Tay, or just head out for drinks with fellow entrepreneurs.

Come check out our local co-working spaces.  It’s a great place to find a cushy new desk or meet the dozens of startups that base their operations in co-working spaces.

Here’s a run down of co-working spaces you can visit during Walkabout 2014.

Collective Works (100 Cecil Street#10-01/02 at The Globe) – Jonathan has thought out every nook and cranny in this high rise co-working space. Modular desks, white boards built at the height for video conferencing, removable outlets and a clean, simple layout.  This is the place to work from if you crave a creative work space AND easy access to Singapore’s big players in CBD.

The Co. (75 High Street) – With big name tenants like Sequoia Ventures, The Co. is not playing around.  The white on white design exudes class and sophistication.

The Hub (National Youth Council Academy, 113 Somerset Road) – The Hub provides a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs to connect, mingle, and have coffee with. Go meet dozens of social entrepreneurs and check out the Hub’s big red bus.

Regus (One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road #02-01) – The world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces – this is where you’ll meet dozens of executives from around the world and discover a world of corporate nomads.

 

 

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There are over 100 companies participating in this event. Visit as many companies as you want or just drop in on a few. A full list of companies, including open houses, awesome events happening during walkabout and folks you can meet at the afterparty are located here. On the day of walkabout, use the map on our website to find out what open offices are nearby.