Fintech 101 – IDA codeXtremeApps

Humbling experience to share Fintech 101 with 70 Polytechnic and High School students at OCBC Open Vault with Altona Widjaja

Key topics discussed with student about Fintech were –

–  Concepts relevant to Fintech

–  What makes it hype? What makes it real?

–  How can you make a difference



SPH PnP Corporate Panel – Startup Corporation Relationship


SPH PnP Corporate Panel – 14 April, 5pm @ BASH Blk 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent Level

Moderator – Varun Mittal, helloPay


  • Teck Moh Phey,  CEO at Xpanasia Pte Ltd
  • Tuck Oon Choong, Director, NTUC Income 
  • Ervin Lim, Manager, Corporate Development, CapitaLand Limited

Key topics

  • Different ways that corporations engage with startups (licensing, acquiring etc)
  • Pros and cons of working with large corporations
  • How should early stage startups engage with and sell to corporations
  • How to navigate the complex procurement cycles of big companies
  • How to manage the middle management which has most incentive to say NO
  • How to plan for long sales cycles and engaging early/have enough buffer runway

Fragmentation of Media #burnthebox – SPH Plug and Play


SPH Plug and Play held their very first #BurnTheBox session on the 4th of February. The event was a huge success and saw a great turnout of over 70 aspiring entrepreneurs.

#BurnTheBox was organized by the SPH Plug and Play team, and was aimed at mature or seed funding stage start-ups. The term “Burn the box” is a reference that in the current context of constant change within the media space, the “box” refers to the comfort zone that no longer exist. Owners of start-ups should foray beyond the box when coming up with new creative ideas and business solutions.

Moderator –  Varun Mittal


  • Mohan Belani, Co-founder and CEO for e27
  • Damien Cummings, Global Head of Digital Marketing for Standard Chartered
  • Geoff Tan, SVP and Head of Strategic Marketing for Singapore Press Holdings.

Detailed coverage of the event can be found here
BTST Filler Ad (BurnTheBox)

Brand of You – NUS Business School

2015-04-04 13.24.07

Conducted workshop for 60+ NUS MBA students on building personal brand, and utilizing tools for measuring their progress on metrics like Social Capital, Social Selling Index and Karma Credits.

The event was hosted by NUS Business School Technology Club hosted in collaboration by Mobile Alliance Singapore