Not sure about what you’re doing in 2017? Want to start a tech career, want to polish your digital skills, or maybe you just have a general interest in tech? Or perhaps you just want to forget about all the celebrity deaths of 2016? Well, now is the time to start planning out your year. We’ve got a list of upcoming dates to keep in mind, so whether it’s tech career resources, events, or government funded courses, we’ve got you covered.
Fintech Asia Forum 2017 – January 25
According to a 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, startup funding for fintech businesses nearly doubled from $5.6bn in 2014 to to $12.2bn in 2015. As such, fintech is an incredibly exciting, lucrative field for entrepreneurs, and one that is likely to continue bearing opportunities in the future. For those with a particular interest in fintech, the Fintech Asia Forum 2017 presents a great opportunity to get up to speed with what’s happening in the industry. This forum will feature an interactive panel with key players in the field, and will look at how this technology is evolving in Singapore, as well as across the region.
How to Build Technology Products – Throughout January (pending demand)
If you’re interested in getting into the world of tech, but don’t really have a technical background, this workshop, run by Nicholeteachesthings, is a great opportunity to learn about things like coding, web development, and app design. The course is being offered (for free!) with total beginners in mind, so no prior experience is needed. See the above link for information on signing up, as well as for other upcoming courses on offer.
#SOIMPACT Bootcamp – February 11 – March 3
Social entrepreneurship is a specific category of entrepreneurial activities that seek to do more than just sell a product or service – rather, they seek to solve a specific societal issue through creative ideas. Run by *SCAPERS and presented by DBS, the #SOIMPACT Bootcamp is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs to have their ideas workshopped by industry professionals, with up to $10,000 in funding up for grabs for the best concepts.
EmTech ASIA – February 14 – 15
Organised by the MIT Technology Review, EmTech ASIA is a two-day forum that brings together some of the best and brightest minds from fields such as artificial intelligence, materials science, biomedicine, and space, in order to discuss and and analyse new and emerging technologies. For those with a particular interest in the cutting edge, and perhaps want to gain some inspiration for their own entrepreneurial ideas, this could be a great opportunity to do that. Now is the time to start planning out your year.
FOSSASIA – March 17 – 19
FOSSASIA is a event on free and open source technologies, specifically with developers, designers, start-ups, and contributors in mind. The first day of the event will effectively be an exhibition of open technologies from businesses and startups, while days two and three will be a series of seminars and workshops covering everything from angel investors, to biohacking, to VR.
ALPHA Camp Full-time Courses – Starting from May 2
Didn’t think we’d do a list like this without some shameless self-promotion, did you? Our full-time courses in web full-stack development, digital marketing, iOS development, and UI/UX design are kicking off on May 2, and will run through to July 21. Applications are open now, and if you’re a Singapore citizen, you may be eligible for the Singapore Government’s Tech Immersion and Placement Program, which subsidises tech training for individuals. You can find out more about it here.
Tech in Asia Singapore Conference – May 17 – 18
One of the biggest names in, well, tech… in Asia, Tech in Asia is a publishing, events, and jobs powerhouse for the regional industry. This event, which also has dates in Tokyo, Jakarta, and Bangalore, is a combination of tradeshow, forum, pitching, and networking opportunity. If you’re looking for a broad, expansive event that looks at a variety of facets of tech, then this conference is definitely worth considering.
Are you running your own event for the “technologically minded”?
No matter whether it’s a regular coffee meetup to talk about startups, or you’re running a weekly workshop for the uninitiated to learn how to market their businesses on Facebook, we’d love to hear from you, and perhaps collaborate with you in the future. Drop us a line on this page and let us know what you’re up to.