IAB Singapore launches competition for startups

IAB Singapore has launched an event and competition for startups called Tech Tuesdays.

The announcement:

Singapore, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 – The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today announced the launch of its new event and competition, Tech Tuesdays, to offer young Singapore startups exclusive access to high level mentorship and networking opportunities. Up to five startup teams will be invited regularly to present their ideas to the IAB Members and the winner will be selected by the Committee who curated the event.

The winning team of Tech Tuesdays will receive an exclusive one-hour mentorship session with an IAB Leadership Council member of their choice: Miranda Dimopoulos, CEO of the IAB; Joanna Flint, Country Director of Google Singapore; Tobias Wilson, CEO of APD; Su-Lin Tan, Deputy Head of SPH Digital; Olivier Legrand, Managing Director of LinkedIn APAC; Alex Khan, Managing Director SEA at AOL, Sonal Patel, Managing Director of AppNexus, John Kerr, Global Chief Digital Officer at Zeno Group, or Joe Nguyen, SVP of ComScore.

“Tech Tuesdays is a regular competition that reflects our commitment to the success of the Singapore startup space. As a connected network, we truly represent the evolving online ecosystem in this region and offer world-class expertise so that companies can drive themselves forward in the digital space in Singapore,” said Miranda Dimopoulos, CEO, IAB Singapore.

“The Singapore Budget 2016 called for more support for entrepreneurs and SMEs. We are providing our own way to match entrepreneurs with mentors, so that they have the ability to unlock the doors they need so as to gain market traction,” continued Miranda.

Startups are invited to pitch their products or services and the networking event and competition allows entrepreneurs to gain exposure to a targeted audience in the digital advertising industry. Additionally, the selected companies will be able to benefit from valuable networking opportunities for various areas of their business, including marketing, funding and partnerships.

The two hour session will be held once every two months and the first session will be held on June 7th. Each team will receive 20-minutes to pitch to the IAB Members and the winner will also receive a special feature in the IAB newsletter and feedback from Members.

Companies who are interested to take part in the competition can drop an email to and they will send it to the respective Committees for review. Closing date for first batch of entries will be May 27th 2016.

Source: press release


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