The startup meetup jointly held with A*STAR and JFDI

2016, 19 Feb.

Alibaba Cloud Jointly Held a Startup Meetup with Singapore's A*STAR and JFDI

On February 19, 2016, Alibaba Cloud Computing partnered with the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the famous incubator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) to hold a joint entrepreneurial salon. The event was held at A*StartCentral, a site with the highest concentration of Singaporean startup entrepreneurs.

The theme of this event was "Learning from the Entrepreneurial Experience of Chinese Companies". Alibaba Cloud's Singapore market leader Mr. Ma Lei and senior architect Mr. Liao Hongbing served as guest speakers at the event. They shared the development history of Taobao technology with the Singaporean entrepreneurial teams and discussed Alibaba Cloud's new Create@Alibaba Cloud program for overseas startups.

This was Alibaba Cloud's first offline startup event in Singapore and it attracted over 40 participants, including venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, incubators, and many traditional industry entrepreneurs enthusiastic about entrepreneurship. Throughout the event, the participants listened with attention. They expressed a great deal of interest in Alibaba Cloud's subsidy program and assistance to businesses entering the Chinese market. They could also interact directly with the panelists from time to time.

Image 1. Alibaba Cloud Senior Architect Liao Hongbing Shares Taobao's Entrepreneurial History

Partner Summaries

The Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's leading government research institution. It advocates the use of advanced scientific and technological innovation to promote economic development. It cooperates with many other government institutions and corporations to promote innovative cooperation and communication.

JFDI, established in 2010, is one of Singapore's first business incubators. To date, it has helped thousands of Asian entrepreneurs. JFDI members include entrepreneurs, investors, and drivers of innovation. It maintains close cooperation with grassroots organizations, governments, major corporations, and top academic institutions in the world.