Week 3 – Lean Concepts

24 August 2015

Working smarter rather than harder, eliminating uncertainty from your business and creating a minimum valuable product should be on the mind of every entrepreneur. This week the 10 startups were joined by Nio Liyanage from StartUpRight.net  who presented to them on how to keep a business lean.

On Friday the startups headed to one of the DBS offices in Island East for a speed dating session with a difference.


David Lynch, Managing Director of DBS HK and Mainland China and senior leaders from within the bank sat in a room to hear pitches by each of the startups on the programme before engaging in a quick-fire speed dating session.

David Lynch at speed dating

The idea behind the event was to engage employees of DBS and help them to get a better understanding of what the startups in the programme are all about. In addition to being a networking session it was hoped that the leaders from within the business would be given some insight into the most relevant new technologies that might one day come in to change the future of their product or department. It was also a good opportunity for the entrepreneurs to practice and refine their presentation skills in front of a critical but friendly audience.


After the formal proceedings many of the entrepreneurs where able to open up further discussions around collaboration with the DBS employees.