Bootstrappers Series 04

This is the last episode of the Bootstrappers series. Previously, we talked to Ian Tay from Pixaroll about finding users who would pay for your product, Kyaw Lin Oo from EventNook about working on side projects to boost your confidence, and Jerome Chan from Ideas Incubator and Petfie about following your heart.

Last but not least, let’s talk about the money. Bootstrapping is particularly difficult because founders need to survive on the little money that they have. For Vincent Teo and Ang Qian Ling, who used to work in advertising firms, having a budget is really important, especially when they have few resources. Here, e27 chats them up about being selective when it comes to new ideas, and the constant wonder if they could grow any faster if they have more money.

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LB38 From Viddsee Studio

This week, We talk about the support of Series A investment from our local government. Facebook becoming your breaking news source, Apple adds Siri to Apple TV and the status of Project Ara.

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Tech News Of The Week

  1. From Facebook – Announcing FB Newswire, Powered by Storyful
  2. From 9To5Mac – iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV
  3. Vulcan Post – Google making a smartphone you can build at home
  4. From Apple – Better
  5. From e27 – 6 VC firms to inject US$95.5M with Singapore’s NRF

Events Coming Up

  1. Ruby Meetup: April 29, 7pm – [email protected]
  2. Hack and Tell: May 1st, 8pm – HackerspaceSG
  3. SG Marker Faire: May 3rd, 10am – Science Centre Singapore.

For More Event Listings – http://www.webuild.sg/

Hosts

Chris Cai – @anttyc Bryan Lee – @leetucksing

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Bootstrappers Series 03

Two weeks ago, we brought you the chat we had with Ian Tay Pixaroll, and last week, we spoke to Kyaw Lin Oo EventNook. Both entrepreneurs had started their companies from scratch without a single cent of external financing. This week, we have Jerome Chan from Ideas Incubator, who talks about following your heart and allowing passion to fuel your idea forward. Say Hello to Chan, the Co-founder of Petfie, a social network for pet lovers.

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Bootstrappers Series 02

Last week, we announced that e27 has entered the audio space with our very first podcast series Bootstrappers. We loved our chat with Ian Tay, Co-founder, Pixaroll! To recap, he spoke about how entrepreneurs who are on the path of self-funding should find a market and understand how to make money before anything else.

This week, we are rolling up our sleeves with Kyaw Lin Oo, a Burmese entrepreneur in Singapore who has founded EventNook. Here he talks about the value of friendship when working alone, and importance of side projects.

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LB37 We Are Proud Of Zopim

This week, Big announcements from Dropbox. Zopim got brought for $30M. Starhub launches new crowdsourcing platform and Alibaba into content businesses?

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Hot This Week

  1. From Forbes: Dropbox
  2. From Techcrunch: Zopim
  3. From Vulcan Post: Starhub launches new crowdsourcing platform
  4. From CNET: Heartbleed bug: What you need to know (FAQ)
  5. From RetailDetail: Alibaba to Acquire Chinese Mapping Firm as Buying Spree Continues
  1. Unroll.me
  2. How the heartbleed bug works
  3. NUS NOC Program

Events Coming Up

  1. iOS Dev Scout Meetup – Changed in Venue, Now at HackerspaceSG
  2. R vs Python (Merged with Musings of a Kaggler)
  3. Starting a company in Singapore: introduction
  4. Technovation Youth 2014

For More Event Listings – http://www.webuild.sg/

Hosts

Chris Cai – @anttyc Bryan Lee – @leetucksing

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Bootstrappers Series 01

This Bootstrappers series is brought to you by E27 and Us.

The series consists of four episodes with four founders who have all gone through the entrepreneurship journey without a single cent of external funding.

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This week, e27 Correspondent Elaine Huang will chat with Ian Tay, Co-Founder, Pixaroll about starting up challenges like finding a market and not going for government grants.

You can find her on Twitter at @_osculate

LB36 Microsoft is back

Microsoft is back. We talk about the Build Conference, the all new Windows Phone and also one of Chris favourite – the half Siri and half Google Now, Cortana.

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Hot This Week

  1. From Time.co – Microsoft is β€œBack”
  2. From AndriodPolice – Google keep
  3. From Forbes – Amazon TV
  4. From e27 – Mothership
  5. From Vulcanpost – Singapore will use fines collected from telcos to help households access the internet

Events Coming Up

  1. AWS User Group Meetup, April 10, 6:30pm – Topic is Aggregating, storing and analysing your logs with: Fluentd + Kibana + Amazon EMR.
  2. Hue presentation by Enrico Bert, April 10, 6:30pm – Enrico Berti from Cloudera will be in town and would like to meet up with the Hadoop community. Enrico is the UI engineer for Hue and he will be doing a presentation on an introduction to Hue.
  3. Meetup #19: Automating Jenkins, April 10, 6:30pm – This talk is about bringing automation to Jenkins: how to make your Jenkins driven from your code, make and run efficient build pipelines from code and stop worrying that Jenkins instance goes down.
  4. PUGS April Meetup, April 16, 6:30pm
    For More Event Listings – http://www.webuild.sg/

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Chris Cai – @anttyc Bryan Lee – @leetucksing

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