Stanford University and National University of Singapore are holding a public forum on the role of startup incubators in accelerating social impact.
Startups in Asia are one of the driving forces in delivering innovative solutions to social problems. It sounds like a great idea to curb these problems, but there are also problems that come with every idea. For one, startups face risks and difficulties in accessing seed capital. The question is this: can more be done by government, universities and private investors to incubate startups?
A public form organized by Stanford University and NUS will gather together a distinguished panel of academic scholars, lead-practitioners and pioneering investors from across Asia to share their insights on how the process of high-tech and social venturing can be accelerated through innovative incubation models.
The forum will include two panels. ”Incubating Asia’s High Tech Future” will be participated in by Prof. Bernard Yeung (NUS Business School), Dr. Johnsee Lee (Taiwan) and Dr. Dongmin Chen (China, USA). Panellists on “Incubating for Social Impact” are Prof. Jesper B. Sørensen (Stanford), Mr. Vineet Rai (India) and Dr. Frank Levinson.
Details of the event are as follows:
- Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
- Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Venue: Hon Sui Sen Auditorium, 1 Hon Sui Sen Drive, NUS Kent Ridge Campus
- Dress code: Office attire
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