The Island Exchange Sessions

8:00 – 8:45 am Align with Denise Keller

Clear your mind with morning yoga hosted by celebrity yoga instructor and Under Armour ambassador Denise Keller. Held in the tropical greenery of Sentosa Golf Club, the session will leave you feeling refreshed, energised and focused for an action-packed day ahead. What better way to start your morning than with yoga surrounded by beautiful natural scenery? Remember to bring your mat along!

 

9:00 – 10:00 am Up Your Social Game

Ever wondered how social media influencers get to the top of their game? Or do you simply want to learn how to take and curate better pictures? With over 187K followers on Instagram, local social media super star Mongchin Yeoh knows a thing or two about growing a digital brand. In a one hour talk and workshop, discover tips and tricks on how to stand out, grow your following and get results. This will be a hands-on workshop where you’ll practice capturing pictures on the lush greenery of Sentosa Golf Club. Not to be missed!

 

10:15 – 10:50 am Startup Sessions (speed pitches to judges from 10:50 – 11:40 am)

Budding entrepreneurs, this session is for you! Spend time with like-minded individuals and listen to various founders as they discuss their initial ideas, dreams, failures and their road to success What’s more, discover what venture capitalists (VCs) and investors look out for when investing in new companies. If you’re interested in pitching your ideas to one of our VCs at the end of the panel, don’t forget to submit your five-page pitching brief in a PDF format to us. Selected startups will get the chance to speed pitch with the VCs!

 

Big news: HSBC will be offering a $12,000 reward for the winning pitch!

 

In addition to winning the monetary grant, the winner will also receive access to expert advice and working capital review for the year. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and submit your pitch at the end of the registration process at http://theislandexchange.in-tix.com]!

 

11:30 – 12:15 pm Green Your Life

Caring about the environment doesn’t have to be complicated. We can all do our part in our own way, be it at work or at home. Singapore-based entrepreneur Stephanie Dickson will be giving a keynote speech on conscious consumerism and how it’s actually not as complicated as people think. The TEDX speaker and founder of Green Is The New Black will then be hosting a panel with individuals who’ve started their businesses with a vision to live more consciously.

 

12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

Grab wholesome, yummy bites with your $15 food voucher and support the local food truck scene at the same time at our Fan Village.

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm How They Did It: Leaders Laid Bare

It’s easy to start a new business but it’s challenging to ensure that it stays afloat and grows. The speakers on this panel — Rachel Lim, Vanessa Dew, Jaime Lee and Sam Fischer — are from various backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is that they’re advocating for something bigger than themselves. Hosted by professional speaker, emcee and radio DJ Simone Heng, get inspired by their stories and learn about the current change and trends happening in their industries. Workplace inequality is an issue that has not been talked about enough but Sam Fischer will touch on ways he is pushing to establish diversity in his company.