Creating your own startup

Dreaming of a unicorn startup? The perks of starting your own business are pretty attractive - autonomy, flexibility and greater satisfaction. While a billion-dollar valuation may sound unthinkable and running a startup looks daunting, it pays to know the ins and outs before taking the plunge.

If you're considering being your own boss, this class is for you! Hear first-hand from two FinTech experts who will share their knowledge and learn about the potential gains, risks and pitfalls of running a startup.

You’ll learn about:

  • Pros and cons of running your own startup
  • Conceptualising and evaluating business propositions and ideas
  • Funding and sponsorship through venture capital and angel investors
  • Accelerator schemes available for the startup founder
  • Avoiding pitfalls

The Speakers:


Rudy Lim
Formerly a Venture Capitalist at SPH Media Fund whom double hats as Head of Accelerator at SPH Plug and Play, Rudy has personally mentored and advised batches of portfolio companies across diverse fields including Snapask, Plus margin, Hapz.com and Refash to name a few. Rudy also has extensive hands-on experience working with start-ups, ranging from the conceptualisation to execution of new products and business models. Rudy is currently head of FinTech at DBS, he is heavily involved in projects that creates collaborative opportunities with firms throughout the various segments of the FinTech ecosystem. In his free time, Rudy is an angel investor and mentor to start-ups.


Warren Lee
Warren is currently a FinTech Strategist at DBS Bank, with his main portfolios consisting of establishing the bank's accelerator programme and developing API partnerships. Not only is he the co-founder of Medergo, a medical device start-up in tube feeding, developed in collaboration with SUTD/NUS, he is also an advisor to start-ups at INSEADERS, the venture booster for the global INSEAD community with an alumni network of over 51,000 distributed across 172 countries with 157 nationalities.

  • Date/Day: 26 Oct 2017 (Thursday)
  • Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Class Size: 40 max
  • Venue: DBS Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #B1-25 Plaza Singapura, S(238839)
  • Fee (Inclusive of 7% GST): $10 nett (Payable via DBS PAYLAH! QR Code)

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