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[20 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

Heard the news that Japan is vying strongly for the 2020 Robot Olympics host.
Add that to the trend of using robots and drones as the new marketing weapons.
And then it will not come as a surprise that soon enough, the focus of a large group of investors and entrepreneurs will shift to the robotics (Hardware + Software confluence) sunrise industry.
As a matter of fact, it is happening right now. Following on the footsteps of this trend, I received this press release from an accelerator- LaunchHouse accelerator- who have staked the claim at …

Advertising, Asia, Digital Media trends, Events, Inspiration, singapore »

[7 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

What awesome two days.
Happy (and thankful to Rice Communications and FOMA) to be a part of an event like Festival of Media, Asia. Stylish, full of great speaking sessions and good speakers- not just on the quality of speaking but the quality of content they had to talk about.
Apart from that, great questioning by presenters.
Two days- locked in the southern corner of Singapore- hijacking the W Sentosa hotels (they loved it, by the way- judging by their tweets in response to mine ) .

Full of action too: We made the …

Asia, start up »

[21 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Start-up incubators and accelerators are a growing trend all over the world.
The scene seems to be hotting up in India too.
Friends from ‘Price Check India‘ shared this wonderful infographic and a rich post highlighting the top incubators/business accelerators from various parts in India.
A note from them:
…there’s a great thrust to support first time entrepreneurs across India. There are all kinds of efforts in this direction – Govt supported Institute based technology incubators, Private business incubators started by industry veterans and startup accelerators supported by companies and VC funds. Individually there …

start up, Technology, venture capital »

[24 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

In all my recent discussions within the start-up ecosystem, it seems Edutainment and Education reforms might be the next big wave.
I have sensed that in the recent Techventures event held in Singapore, where prominent folks in the Venture Capital space gave a big thumbs up to edutainment and technology/content for the education sector.
Recent news stories about funding of such businesses and start-ups is also gaining ground- see the chart below. Since this chart is derived from a very specific terms (Edutainment), the volume seems low on that particular …

Asia, Events, Inspiration, start up, venture capital »

[17 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

So Techventure 2012 started today.

I HAD to be there.

But I did not know anyone who could help me get in. Would have loved to buy tickets, but (A) those were too expensive for me at this stage of my start-up and (B) there was a better way.

Chasing The Storm.

Over the years, this canvas has taken the brunt of my opinions. Plus the influence built through years of  publishing works out. Helps me meet super cool people. And get invites to fab events like these.

My key agenda for attending Tech …

Ideas, Inspiration, singapore, start up, venture capital »

[1 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

1st March 2012, Biopolois, Singapore.
The demo Asia event.
Attending an event after the longest time- and it had to be this. special thanks to Rice Communications for the invite)
A chance to meet up with the right people within the start up circle in the region. A chance to get inspired and a chance to understand what goes on within these circles.
The more people you meet, the luckier you get: says Benjamin Ng: one of the pioneers of Demo Asia as I write making almost on cue to my last paragraph.
I started …

BrainStorm, Ideas, Inspiration »

[30 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Karma Currency: How to change the world (and no economic crisis forever!) part 2- final

Part 2 of the muse on developing an alternate economic system, I debate for having an alternate currency- “The Karma Currency”. Countries should have “Gross Domestic Karma” as another indicator to their success. And the world then becomes a better place. You may say I’m a dreamer- but I’m not the only one

BrainStorm, Inspiration, start up »

[29 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

The big wheel of society turns on the fuel of entrepreneurship. It is the biggest, most sustainable and the noblest way to do help the society. How? This is how- Read on…

Asia, BrainStorm, Digital Media trends, Emerging Technologies, singapore »

[17 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

I classify an underground trend here. There is something unique about today’s generation. They want access to everything. The fact that something is not within reach is just not acceptable to this group…

Digital Media trends, Inspiration, online marketing, online media, singapore, social media, start up »

[5 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
The Change Agent

Digital Marketing field is a field where you can either be like a monkey- sitting on a tree and making some noise- or you get into the jungle and ride the tiger. I am finding myself at the center of another big change agent role- and a wonderful opportunity…

Gaming, Inspiration, video »

[5 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

What is productivity? And how could ‘gaming’ be productive? Quite an oxymoron right? Well, not quite apparently. Sharing this engaging and entertaining video from Jane Mc Gonigal

Digital Media trends, microinfluencer, start up, video »

[31 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Khan Academy- The power of a simple idea

In today’s “must-have-expensive-private-tuition-otherwise-my-kid/I am- screwed” world, where nothing except crass entertainment and perhaps ample opinions are free, enter Khan Academy.