AWS Startup Day 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017
The Meeting Point & BASH
9:00am - 5:00pm 

        Registration Closed        

  • Startup Day 2017 - Singapore

    AWS Startup Day is a free, day-long session of solutions and interactive live discussions aimed at early stage startups. It is the perfect environment for business and technical stakeholders to share their successes, learn best practices, and adopt new technologies.

    Packed with premium content, the morning will kick off with a host of exciting AWS speakers and special guest speakers from the startup ecosystem. Then the pace accelerates with breakouts purposely designed for startups and developers. We then conclude with a talk on Deep Tech innovation from Amazon Web Services and close with an eminent panel of VCs

    • Startup business and technical founders, and developers who are eager to learn how to run lean and scale fast to build their next big thing.
    • Development teams, engineers, architects and system administrators from startups who are eager to learn how to deploy applications in highly available, and scalable architectures.
    • Discover pro tips and best practices that will get your startup up and running fast and efficiently.
    • Gain insights with business and technical mentoring from accelerators and key technology providers from the AWS eco-system.
    • Understand funding and pitching along with business thought leadership to grow your startup.
    • Leverage architecture and engineering tips for applications that are critical to your organization like microservices, DevOps or AI/ML.
    • Get hands-on guidance and coaching on how to build your mobile app on the AWS Cloud.
    • See live demonstrations.
    • Learn from top ASEAN startups on how they succeeded with AWS.
    • Save your precious startup funding with "cost aware architecting".
    • Find the best solutions for your technical stack and services, and the right architecture for now and the future.
    • Network with other peers and the AWS team and have some fun!
    • First 100 attendees will receive a special AWS Startup Day t-shirt.
    • Stand a chance to win a Kindle.
    • All attendees who complete a feedback form will receive USD 100 AWS Credits.
    • Special giveaways from our startup ecosystem partners, come along to find out the details!
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  • Speakers

    Aaron Tan

    CEO, Carro

    Alice Wei

    Strategic Product Partnerships, Facebook
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    Gavin Lee

    Principal, Wavemaker Partners

    Hugh Mason


    Jeffrey Chua

    Analyst, Golden Gate Ventures
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    Jonathan Low

    Co-Founder, Honestbee
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    Karthik Subramanian

    CTO, Zalora Group

    Michael Langner

    Authentication Solutions Architect, Twilio Inc.
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    Will Klippgen

    Operations, Southeast Asia, Stripe

    Paul Meyers

    Head of muru-D
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    Oko Davaasuren

    Director, Techstars
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    Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS
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    Seon Yong

    Developer Specialist SA in Singapore
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    Sergei Shvetsov

    Head of technology operations, Traveloka

    Shaun Ray

    Specialist Solution Architects Manager, AWS

    Steve Shirkey

    ASEAN Solutions Architect, AWS
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    Will Klippgen

    Managing Partner, Cocoon Capital

    Yash Sankrityayan

    Associate, Jungle Ventures
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  • Agenda

      Venue: JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, The Meeting Point    
    8:30am - 9:30am Registration & Tea/Coffee    
    9:30am – 9:35am Welcome Note
    9:35am - 10:05am AWS Keynote - Shaun Ray, Specialist Solution Architects Manager, AWS
    10:05am - 10:35am Customer Keynote - Karthik Subramanian, CTO, Zalora Group
    10:35am - 11:00am Break    
      Track 1: Technical
    Venue: JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, The Meeting Point
      Track 2: Business
    Venue: BASH, Blk79
    11:00am - 11:40am

    When, how, and if to adopt micro-services
    Microservices are not for everyone! If you're a small shop, a monolith provides a great amount of value and reduces the complexities involved. However as your company grows, this monolith becomes more difficult to maintain. We’ll look at how microservices allow you to easily deploy and debug atomic pieces of infrastructure which allows for increased velocity in reliable, tested, and consistent deploys. We’ll look into key metrics you can use to identify the right time to begin the transition from monolith to microservices.

    Parijat Mishra, Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS


    Origin to Scale: Building a Successful Startup
    Today, in a world of apps and mobility, Facebook is looking at the road that startups and entrepreneurs go through to build a strong tech business. Explore Facebook tools that can help you engage, measure, understand and optimize interactions people have with your business. Join Alice Wei, Head of Platform Partnerships, Southeast Asia, as she shares how you can leverage on FbStart, Facebook's global program designed to help startups build and grow their business from origin to scale.

    Alice Wei, Head of Platform Partnerships, Southeast Asia, Facebook

    11:40am - 12:40pm

    DevOps principles and CodeStar
    Today, small software teams have the ability to disrupt big markets as more and more businesses start to deliver their products as-a-service. The ability for teams to respond to customers and innovate quickly is their key differentiator. In this session, we will discuss DevOps - its key principles, processes, and tools on AWS. Additionally, we will introduce a major new addition to the AWS Developer Tools suite, AWS CodeStar, which is a central place to launch development projects on AWS. We will provide a demonstration of how you can use CodeStar to set up an end-to-end software development and continuous delivery toolchain within minutes.

    Seon Park, Developer Specialist SA in Singapore, AWS


    Startup Case Studies on AWS

    Sergei Shvetsov, Head of technology operations, Traveloka
    Jonathan Low, Co-Founder, Honestbee
    Aaron Tan, CEO, Carro

    12:40pm - 1:30pm

    Venue: The Meeting Point & BASH
    1:30pm - 2:15pm

    Build to Scale: Customer-experience Lessons Most Startups Overlook
    Twilio is one of the rare "Unicorns" to emerge from the fiercely competitive silicon valley landscape. Built upon AWS, Twilio's APIs are powering global communications and customer engagement for some of the world's largest companies, while also helping startups focus on delivering great customer experience without needing to worry about tedious back-end infrastructure. In this session, Michael will dive into the history of Twilio, and the lessons learned along the way to grow into the market leader it is today, while maintaining the competitive edge

    Michael Langner, Authentication Solutions Architect, Twilio Inc.


    How to get into an accelerator, tips and best practices

    Paul Meyers, Head of muru-D
    Oko Davaasuren, Regional Director, Asia, Techstars
    Hugh Mason, CEO, JFDI

    2:15pm - 2:45pm

    Don't overspend! Cost optimization best practices to reduce your burn
    The less you spend on infrastructure, the more you can invest in other areas of your business. We'll look at how Trusted Advisor, Spot Instances, CloudFront, Reserved Instances, Aurora, Lambda, and API Gateway can help you lower your bill. Gain a deeper understanding of how to set individual team budgets and alerts on forecasted spend. Learn how to quickly identify under-utilized resources and what steps to take to remedy those money wasters. You'll build the essential cost savings toolkit that is applicable across all industries and win the admiration of your finance team.

    Steve Shirkey, ASEAN Solutions Architect, AWS


    Scaling fund flows across borders in the internet-driven new economy
    One of the biggest challenges for Singaporean technology companies today is how to build infrastructure that allows you to scale and innovate effectively — whether that’s in new channels, internationally or to reach new customers. Find out more about infrastructure platforms like Stripe have thought about the financial, technical, and commercial challenges of building to scale. Bring your questions along!

    Nikunj Handa, Operations, Southeast Asia, Stripe

    2:45pm - 3:15pm Break
      Venue: JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, The Meeting Point
    3:15pm - 3:45pm Deep Tech: AI & ML with Alexa Demo - Seon Yong, Developer Specialist SA in Singapore, AWS
    3:45pm - 4:30pm VC Panel Discussion - state of early stage funding, ASEAN
    Yash Sankrityayan, Associate, Jungle Ventures
    Gavin Lee, Principal, Wavemaker Partners
    Jeffrey Chua, Golden Gate Ventures
    Will Klippgen, Cocoon capital
    4:30pm - 4:40pm Closing remarks & Lucky draw    
    4:45pm - 5:45pm Travel to The Projector
    Venue: The Projector
    (6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 199589)
    5:45pm - 7:30pm

    Dinner and Networking

    7:30pm - 8:30pm Startup Movie Night at the Projector    
    8:30pm - 10:00pm Drinks and more Networking    
  • Startup Movie Night

    After the AWS Startup Day, we are inviting all the participants to join a free screening of a movie The Startup Kids, that will start at 7:30pm in The Projector.


    About the movie:
    A film about young entrepreneurs in digital age made by two of these entrepreneurs themselves, The Startup Kids is a documentary about the growing number of young web dynamos such as the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, and Foodspotting in the U.S. and Europe. Made by two Icelandic entrepreneurs who founded their first company shortly after the economic collapse of Iceland, this doc is an insider’s look into what it takes to make it even when everyone is telling you it is impossible.

    The Startup Kids
    The Startup Kids
      Venue: The Projector (6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 199589)
    5:45pm - 7:30pm

    Dinner and Networking

    7:30pm - 8:30pm Startup Movie Night at the Projector
    8:30pm - 10:00pm Drinks and more Networking

    The Projector
    6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 199589

JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, The Meeting Point
73B Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139952

#03-01, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955

The Projector
6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 199589