Report of Tech in Asia Singapore #TIASG2018 #TIASG2018JAPAN

Report of Tech in Asia Singapore #TIASG2018 #TIASG2018JAPAN

Thanks to JETRO innovation, I got the opportunity to participate in Tech in Asia Singapore 2018 and had a booth of Jobright service in Japan pavilion. I write about this event and Singapore Startup ecosystem in this blog.

Startup ecosystem of Singapore


Before Tech in Asia, I visited some facilities related to startup.
The origin and the center of the ecosystem of startups in Singapore are LaunchPad.

This started in 2011 so the history of the ecosystem of startups in Singapore is not long. But 4 of 7 unicorns in the SEA are in Singapore.

The building of LaunchPad

They used the empty building as a coworking facility and it had the deadline. But this worked very well so they added more buildings in this area.

Surrounding environment of LaunchPad

Surrounding environment is like this.

Inside of LaunchPad

This is the inside of one of the buildings.

Cars of auto-driving

There were some cars of auto-driving. I don't know why but these have some languages on the doors.

The building of LaunchPad

Eat and drink space

LaunchPad has the area like this and they can eat lunch or drink casually.


Then I visited SG INNOVATE. This is one of the government agency to support startups. They explained about the ecosystem of startups in Singapore.


Presentation by SG INNOVATE

He is the manager of this facility but from Vietnam.

Tech in Asia Singapore 2018

Then I participated in the event. The entrance welcomed me.

The entrance welcomed me.

A booth of Jobright - Scuti

Then I opened the booth of our service, Jobright.

The event space of Tech in Asia Singapore

The event space was like this. This is the photo before it opened so almost nobody was here.

Blockchain stage

Time schedule of Blockchain stage

There was a dedicated stage for Blockchain.

Pamphlets of Japan pavilion.

Pamphlets of Japan pavilion.

Blockchain Disruption Beyond ICOs Towards Hyper-Liquidity

Basically, I was at the booth but I listened to one session about blockchain, whose title is "Blockchain Disruption Beyond ICOs Towards Hyper-Liquidity" from TenX. Perhaps, this video is good to know about TenX.

Then I introduce some services I visited. is a B2B e-commerce app to share docs on the blockchain. 
Users can manage documents related to buying and selling such as invoices, receipts and so on, and payment transaction as well (perhaps).


DISCIPLINA is a multifunctional blockchain for projects in the educational and recruiting spheres. It provides the transparency of work and creates conditions of maintaining cofidentiality and reliability of information added by system participants.


TalentCobra is a leading-edge platform which eliminates 50% of the time and costs to recruit skilled professionals.
It is integrated with LinkedIn and Facebook, giving you access to millions of potential candidates.


The main topic of this event was apparently the blockchain and it shows that startups using the blockchain or technical topic about it is really exciting.

In this event, I had a booth and also visited some booths of the other startups but what I learned to let visitors feel attractive in the booth is:

  • show movie on the screen (can introduce a product without people)
  • clarify the keyword(s) on a standee (passersby don't spend over 10 seconds to judge if they are interested in it or not)
  • prepare the form or something to add visitors to the mailing list

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