Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be speaking at a couple of events in Singapore, California and in good old Holland. The first one is next week at DEMO Asia 2012 in Singapore, where I was invited to speak on Thursday morning about “Investing in Asia”. In the afternoon I will be one of the judges to comment on the social media companies presenting on stage.
I was in Singapore 3 weeks ago and was surprised to see how the start-up is developing there. A few years ago I had the feeling not much was happening in Singapore in this regard, but things are changing fast. The government fully supports tech entrepreneurs (incl. foreign entrepreneurs interested in moving their business to Singapore) and is creating an infrastructure to support and grow new business ideas. I look forward to getting to know more Singaporean start-ups and VCs during the conference.
A few weeks later unitedstyles will be at the other side of the table when we will be on stage at the Silicon Valley Bank Seed Showcase at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. We are very happy that we were selected to present in front of 100 investors at this conference, and I look forward to being back in Silicon Valley (the 2nd time in a month…). Xander will travel with me again and we plan to talk to several potential media and fashion partners while in the Bay area. If you’re interested to meet to discuss business opportunities with us, feel free to get in touch. Same for VCs or super angels, if you’d like to meet up just mail me at marcvanderchijs (at) gmail (dot) com
Right after that I will be traveling to The Netherlands for some meetings (mainly related to unitedstyles) and to speak at the IMAGINE2012 conference. My talk there will be about creative and sustainable entrepreneurship, a topic that fits very well to unitedstyles: creative because we let people design their own fashion, and sustainable because of the way we produce (very efficient piece-by-piece digital inkjet printing without much waste). The line up of speakers is quite cool, I noticed that among others not only Neelie Kroes (vice-president of European Commission) will also speak here, but also interesting people like the founder of OpenLeaks and even the chief of a Brazilian tribe!