Global Compact Network Singapore Summit 2018

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Event: Global Compact Network Singapore Summit 2018

Date: 19 November 2018

Venue:  Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

GOH: DPM Teo Chee Hean


In its 10th edition, the Summit, a premier platform of advocacy, capacity building, and networking, brings together eminent knowledge experts, government officials, business leaders, civil society organisations and the youth – to enable a truly inclusive and holistic approach to practising sustainability.


Themed “Building Better Businesses” this year, the Summit will explore latest sustainability trends and insights to build more robust and future-ready businesses. Learn about how embracing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can unlock up to $12 trillion in business opportunities. Hear from thought leaders such as Ms Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the World Bank on best sustainability practices from Singapore and across the world.


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The South-East Asian Private Equity Conference

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The South-East Asian Private Equity Conference is a one-day event on 4th October 2018 at the Grand Hyatt in Singapore. We gather together 50 speakers and 250 top-tier attendees from across the entire private equity deal chain for a day of valuable networking opportunities, insightful panel discussions, and inspirational keynote speeches. Join more than 50 LPs, 70 GPs, and 30 CxOs representing private equity funds, Limited Partners, Funds-of-Funds, venture capitalists, CEOs of PE-backed companies, ambitious startups, business angels and more for a productive and exciting event focused on deal origination and relationship building.

BANSEA has access to an exclusive promotional code (BANSEA_Loyalty) for you to secure your ticket with a 20% discount. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Read more about the conference and get your ticket here

Angel Investing Panel Discussion

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Angel investing has become the go-to funding source for startup entrepreneurs. Join us to meet angel investors to learn and discuss what is Angel Investing! How do you become a good angel investor? What kinds of returns can you expect? What kinds of engagement can you expect? How long do you have to wait for returns? What are the active angel networks in SEA? Where are the deals? How do you find them? How do angel investors and VCs identify the next generation of startups? We will explore all of these questions and more.

Join us for panel discussion on angel investing. This event will also be a rare opportunity to meet and network with other angel investors and VCs in the ecosystem.

Drinks and food will be provided!

Please register here!

EmTech Asia 2017

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Dates & Timing: 14 – 15 February 2017 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
9am – 5pm (Registration starts at 8am)

Show Venue      : Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

EmTech Asia is a community, a network, and a meeting place for over 700 business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change makers who are passionate about addressing major global issues and turning ideas into solutions. It is the showcase for the emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives and an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. It is an opportunity to glimpse the future and understand the technologies that will change the face of business and drive the new global economy.

Come 14-15 February 2017, join over 700 business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change makers at MIT Technology Review’s inspirational conference on emerging technologies that matter.

Inspire. Innovate. Collaborate. Join us for two days of intelligent conversation as we bring MIT Technology Review’s award winning editorial content to life.

InsurTech Conference 27-28 Sep 2016, Singapore

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InsurTech 2016 aims to be the knowledge-exchange platform to foster synergies among market players. It is where the latest innovations and applications for the insurance industry will be showcased. You will be expecting keynote speeches to fireside chats, panels, roundtables, startup pitches and users cases from entrepreneurs and insurance professionals within the InsurTech ecosystem.

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SWITCH – LetsIgnite

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LetsVenture is a partner at SWITCH and is organising Angel Investing Workshop on the 21st between 9 am and 12.15 pm.

21 Sept 2016 // 9am – 12pm
Resorts World Convention Centre
Pitching Stage

India’s largest start-up funding platform brings together top angels for a funding workshop for investors. The program includes a primer on angel investing, 10 things to know as lead investors and investing in Indian start-ups.



9:00 am to 10:15 am
Panel discussion on “Invest in India – the world’s fastest growing economy”.

– Sanjay Nath, Blume Ventures
– Karan Anand, Invest India
– Vikram Upadhyay, GHV Accelerator
– Dirk Van Quaquebeke, BeeNext Capital
– Atit Danak, LetsVenture

10:15 am to 10.30 am
Tea Break

10:30 am to 12:15 pm
Our flagship Angel Investing workshop

– Sharad Sharma, iSPIRT
– Shanti Mohan, LetsVenture

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Slush Singapore

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Slush Singapore is coming in two weeks’ time, September 20!

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Legal terms for early stage investments and Legalese

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Event Information:

The event will start on: 09 Jul 15

And will end on: 09 Jul 15

At JFDI.Asia, Singapore

Startups and investors are bound by legal agreements, from inception to IPO the legal terms are critical to the development of a company. Although counting on professional legal counsel is necessary, a good understanding of the main legal terms, mechanisms and documents is of great help when investments happen.

An investment round, no matter how small, is more complicated than the typical contract, because it involves multiple parties and multiple agreements required by law. After 60+ financings, JFDI.Asia developed Legalese to streamline the process of early stage investment, reducing a process that usually takes months to days.
BANSEA and TiE are organizing a joint presentation covering the key legal aspects to look at when investing in early stage companies
  1. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing will introduce the key legal terms and documents in a 45m session
  2. Introduction to Legalese, a great tool to produce legal agreements for start-ups, developed by one of our BANSEA and TiE Member, Mr. Wong Meng Weng from JFDI.Asia.
Audience: Startup founders; angel investors; associates or partners at early-stage VC funds and crowdfunding services.
Prerequisites: An account on Google Drive. Please bring your laptop to the workshop.
Takeaways: In this workshop, you will learn:
  • good understanding of the main key aspects applied to early stage investments.
  • what paperwork is needed to issue a new round of shares or convertible debt
  • how pro-rata rights work and why you need sign-off from previous shareholders
  • how to characterize your deal in the form of a cap table
  • what online resources are available for doing an early stage deal
  • how to use Legalese to produce agreements and send them for execution
  • how to use Legalese for other agreements such as an NDA or vesting ESOP
  • the differences between a SAFE, a KISS, a convertible note, and Series AA.

Workshop Presenters

Speaker: Meng Weng Wong
Meng is deeply engaged with the startup ecosystem as an angel investor, a board member of the Indus Entrepreneurs and the Business AngelNetwork of South-East Asia, and as founder of JFDI.Asia, Singapore’s first seed accelerator.

The co-founder of Hackerspace.SG, he also volunteers as a mentor with the Founder Institute and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the INSEAD Business School. At JFDI.Asia he mentors startups from idea to investment-readiness in 100 days, and continues to coach founders on leadership and management until they reach Series A funding.


Speaker: Michael Chong
Michael is a Senior Associate (Foreign Lawyer). He has done his LL.B (Hons) from University of Melbourne; Advocate & Solicitor, Australia. Michael has extensive experience in complicated cross border matters which often span developed, emerging and frontier markets. His clients have included Telecom providers, multinational technology businesses, start-ups, established businesses and a wide range of investors seeking exposure to the information technology sector. Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Merger, Acquisitions & Divestments; Private Equity Funds; Asset Management; Capital Markets, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance

The attendance is free for BANSEA and TiE members, small participation required for other participants. Light refreshments will be provided.

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BANSEA - Asia's Oldest Business Angel Network