Debut Day 1.0
4 selected teams
9:00- Opening remark (Ms. Yukiko Konishi)
9:05- Jury introduction
9:10- Pitch presentation (15 mins & 5 mins Q&A)
10:30- General comments from judge (Mr. Ian Hughes)
Debut Day 2.0
4 selected teams
13:00- Opening remark (Ms. Yukiko Konishi)
13:05- Jury introduction
13:10- Pitch presentation (15 mins & 5 mins Q&A)
14:30- General comments from judge
15:00- Online exchange with startup founders
16:00- Online seminar participation with Kopi Chat or The Young SEAkers & discussion
Online exchange with startup founders (1 hr)
A startup founder will be invited from Singapore or other countries to conduct a sharing session with Japanese students. The founder will share about his/her startup journey with focus on certain aspects such as ideation, business model, prototyping, customer discovery, fund raising, growth etc. The founder will also share their success and failure stories, and give insights on how they overcome problems along the way. The session will be interactive with Q&A and discussions. The students may also seek advice from the founders about their startup if there is time.
Startup founder: Alex Chua
Alex Chua Meng Kiat is the owner of Tour Mount Bromo Pte Ltd. In his company, he runs a team of 40 people between Singapore and Indonesia. He started his entrepreneurship journey in 2012 by starting out with www.webdelegate.com which is a digital agency providing web development services to companies. He then started a travel business in 2015 which does tours to Indonesia and have since partnered with major brands in the industry such as Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com, AirBnB, Traipadvisor etc.
Alex Chua graduated from Catholic Junior College in 2003 and went on to get a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2010. He also spent a year studying in Stanford University in 2008.
Online seminar participation with Kopi Chat or The Young SEAkers & discussion (1.5 hr)
Kopi Chat is a virtual talk event organized by Block71, a major startup community in Singapore run by NUS Enterprise. Prominent speakers and companies are invited to speak to share entrepreneurship related insights.
The Young SEAkers helps SEAkers to grow within their communities through a series of holistic programmes and concrete ASEAN-China exchange opportunities. Our biggest focus is to build cross-border competencies and interpersonal soft skills. By doing so, SEAkers will be equipped with the necessary skills and networks needed to tap on the full potential of the ASEAN-China region.
Japanese students can participate in Kopi Chat or The Young SEAkers event virtually, and participate in Q&A and discussion in English. At the end of the session, students will have another short discussion with WASABI in English or Japanese to give their comments, ask questions and have discussion about the topic. The students will write a review of the Kopi Chat or The Young SEAkers session, with their comments and recommendation.