Shiao-Yin (Founder of The Thought Collective) – Entrepreneurship for the New World

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESHeld at AIA Tampines, we had an inspiring session with Shiao-Yin.

Shiao-Yin told of her entrepreneurship journey in 2 ways – a 40min one filled with challenges and obstacles and a 5min one filled with glamour and aspirations. Both are true, and both poignant and choke full of insights.

Indeed, being an entrepreneur is both glamorous and crazy at the same time.

Take a look at our event here!

 

 

Ben Seow (Founder of Red Dynasty Paintball) – Paintball Passion

IMG_0545While not every one can truly say to play at work, Ben Seow, Founder of Red Dynasty Paintball definitely does that! And he has earned it too. Sharing about the challenges and struggles of his entrepreneurship journey, he has inspired us to overcome our own.

Always one to think ahead, Ben shared how he utilised the natural elements of haze and SARS to develop his staff, worked hard to push for the removal of a rule that would change the face of Singapore paintball industry forever and positioned himself to take the largest paintball market share in Singapore!

A brilliant and inspiring session indeed, and we’re eager to meet him this time on the paintball field.

View our gallery of pictures here!

 

Climbing Course 101 – Kinetic Climbing

IMG-20140626-WA0058A treasure for climbers, Kinetics Climbing is hidden in the ‘ulu’ region of Paya Lebar. Yet Vinco has managed to sought them out and thus here we go for a climbing course taught by distinguished professionals of the wall!

Starting off with rock climbing was simple enough, our guys reached the top with relative ease. Relative to the 2nd half of the session with intense bouldering activities that is!

By the end of it all, we went back with smiles on our faces and ache on our arms. It was a satisfying trip! A couple of us were even looking to join them for their belay 101 course!

Onward and upwards woohoo! Check out our climbing adventures here!

 

Low Cheong Kee (Founder, Home-Fix) – Of Beliefs & Innovation

14_06_21_vinco_cklow_homefix_62Mr Low Cheong Kee, Founder of Home-Fix shares 21 years of building a business empire through constant innovation. It was extremely exciting and eye-opening to see the depth and effort put into innovation and building a community of Makers and Hackers in Singapore.

Mr Low has indeed come a long way, from a charcoal store to an D.I.Y MNC, we’ll definitely be looking forward to see more of Home-Fix in the future!

Check out our pics here!

Silicon Valley Learning Journey (June 2014)

googleWe made our way to what we call a techie’s dreamland – Silicon Valley!

From there we got to immerse into the open and collaborative atmosphere, chat up with the staff of Google, Apple, Evernote and other tech giants in the area.

It was an exhilarating journey, with memories and friends of a lifetime to last.

If you’re in the tech field, this is one journey you don’t want to miss!

 

Raymond Lim (Senior Manager, Qian Hu) – How We Won The Innovation Excellence Award

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Raymond Yip shares his perspective and experiences in 11 years of Qian Hu as a Senior Manager. From work culture, to business practices and amazing innovative initiatives, Raymond has played an integral part of Qian Hu’s success. 

While the adults were focused on systems and culture, the kids were analysing the patterns of fish swimming and got to put their skills to the test. We think that they might have caught half of the fishes present in the pond.

Check our our pictures here!

Charlie Ang (Founder of FutureCraft) – Age Of Digital Disruption

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Held at Prudential @ Scotts, Charlie Ang, Founder of FutureCraft and Innovation Institute, shared with us 5 key shifts in business that will impact the way we see and operate in the world today. Charlie answered our burning questions on the shifts in Education and the fast moving pace of the technology.

We met up with old friends and made new ones, each of us leaving the room with newfound inspiration to not only survive but to thrive in the world of tomorrow.

Get a glimpse of our past talk on the future here!

 

Experience @ Home-Fix Experience Centre

20140416_200531Veering away from the Techies of the West, we decided to head down to visit the Makers of the East. Home-Fix Singapore has graciously opened their doors and workshops to give Vinco Members a taste of the D.I.Y culture in Singapore. It has been an extremely insightful and fun learning experience indeed!

Check out what we have been up to here!

To our pleasant surprise, a wonderful photographer came by to take beautiful shots of our event. You can view her blog here.

 

 

Success Breakthrough @ NTU

10154100_540902216029288_1851671897_nThe Entrepreneurs of NTU have gathered today to gleam valuable insights and ask powerful questions about the journey of entrepreneurship. Not unfamiliar with ‘talks and seminars’, participants were surprised and excited to find out that Shawn has planned something incredible for them that would stretch their limits and strengthen their beliefs.

In their own words, “One of the best experiences ever!”

Check out the photos here.

 

Journey Nepal (Dec 2013)

1517484_496324723820371_838867456_nGet ready for a wild and crazy adventure with us at Journey Nepal!

Journey Nepal encourages you to embrace the wonder of nature, and treat life with gratitude and respect. Climb up to 1600m above sea level, swing down one of the longest zipline in the world and dance around a campfire under a starlit sky! It is one trip you will want to join.

In any journey, it is the people who make the significant difference. We have forged strong lasting relationships with the locals in Nepal. When you are there, you’re no longer a stranger or a tourist. You are a friend.

So friend, click here to check out what we did in the winter of 2013, or here to join us for the 2014 trip!