With the Google IPO and the onset of the Web 2.0 boom, the buzz is coming back to the technology sector. Recently, we discovered two events driven by young people that seem to have a lot of potential. These organizations have created niche communities around their areas of interest and are driving up interest in the technology sector amongst the 18-35yo segment.
Entrepreneur27 Singapore Web 2.0 Unconference last held on Feb 15, 2007, SMU . “You Are the Media”.
Entrepreneur27 Singapore is the sister organization of the original Entrepreneur27 group founded by Noah Kagan in Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay Area.
At the E27 events and on their websites, they seek to engage you in a conversation. A conversation that will not happen without you contributing and collectively learning from other contributors in the community. More often that not, we listen too much and might fear to think for ourselves. As entrepreneurs, we have to find the way forward, even if it is wrong sometimes.
E27 Singapore was founded in January 2006 by a group of students who returned from year-long technology entrepreneurship programs in Silicon Valley.
Their exposure to the entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley culminated in an appreciation of the importance of an open knowledge-sharing culture that was pervasive among Silicon Valley innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. Such a culture was found to be lacking in Singapore upon their return hence the creation of E27 events here.
Visit the website at: http://www.entrepreneur27.org/sg/
The Digital Movement, Nexus 2007 Conference, to be held on Mar 24th, 2007, NTUC Centre
The Digital Movement is forming a community of young people who are adventurous, ambitious and curious about the latest happenings in technology and business, like Web 2.0, Mobile Web Explosion, and New Media Marketing. They are focused on creating a “culture of playfulness” within the community, one that rewards curiosity, informality and fun, rather than hierarchy and formality
Nexus is a major interactive conference where they will discuss fundamental changes happening in business and technology, and how individuals can take a lead in them! These include Web 2.0, citizen journalism, mobile web explosion, open source communities, and globalization.
More than just a conference, Nexus marks the rise of a community of fun, enthusiastic and ambitious young professionals and entrepreneurs.
Saw Ken Wye, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Microsoft APAC
Steve Russell, President, Salesforce.com APAC
Reza Behnam, MD of Yahoo! SEA
Derek Callow, Regional Marketing Manager, Google
Nathan Torkington, OReily Radar, Perl Foundation Board Member
Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist, Amazon.com
Kathy Teo, Managing Director, CNET Networks Asia Pacific
James Seng, Editor, Tomorrow.sg
David Dan, Former President of Intel China
Walter Lee, Vice President, Consulting, SMB/Partnering Research, IDC Asia/Pacific.
Farzad Naimi, CEO, Founder, Litescape
Girija Pande, Head of APAC, Tata Consultancy Services
Wilson Tan, President ASOCIO, Former Asia Pacific Vice President, Mercury
Mark Organ, Founder, CEO, Eloqua.com
Roberto Mariani, CEO, Founder, XiD Technologies
Do speak to us if you’re interested in getting involved in these communities.