UNICOM 2020: Innovators of Tomorrow

By Joanna Viegan

Updated January 16, 2020 at 12:03 pm

SINGAPORE – It comes as no surprise that in recent years, Singapore has put itself on the map for being a hotbed for startups and entrepreneurs.

 

Startup founders often cite a pro-business environment, increasing government subsidies and diverse cultures for setting up shop in Singapore. Its geographic location as a gateway to over 600 million people in Southeast Asia is another appealing factor for those looking to ride on the region’s success. There is a thriving startup ecosystem in Singapore, one that the Government is committed to fostering by inculcating a pro-enterprise environment.

 

UNICON 2019’s lineup of speakers including Mr. Ajey Gore, group chief technology officer of Gojek, Mr. Arrif Ziaudeen, CEO and founder of Chope and Ms. Shanru Lai, co-founder of Shopback.

 

UNICON is back for its third run, happening from 22nd February to 23rd February 2020. UNICON2020 is the largest student-led tech, entrepreneurship and business conference organized to connect university students and aspiring entrepreneurs with industry professionals. This year’s theme, “Innovators of Tomorrow”, will look at topics like the future of E-commerce and Globalisation, Women in Entrepreneurship, and Redefining the Fintech Revolution.

 

This year´s speakers include Mr. Oliver Tan, co-founder and chief executive officer of Visenze, Mr. Lien Choong Luen, Head of GoJek Singapore, Mr. Sam Too, general manager of Qoo10, and Mr. Jeffrey Paine, managing partner of Golden Gate Ventures amongst others.

 

“With every run, UNICON continues to gain a significant following and this year, we are expecting to see more than 500 participants and new additions to the program based on feedback that we have gathered from past events,” said Mr. Matthew Alexander, lead organizer for UNICON 2020.

 

The UNICON masterclass will be brought back by popular demand, as participants continue to express interest in learning technical skillsets from industry practitioners. UNICON Arena will also be back for its third run. Happening at the end of two days, budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of clinching the top prize of $2,000.

 

The event will be held at UTown Auditorium, National University of Singapore. Tickets start at $39 for students. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/89211033603

 

For more information, visit www.unicon2020.com