What did I do last nite?

  1. Posted my first blog post on our project’s blog.
  2. Updated the “About our Team” page on our project’s blog.
  3. Attempted my first photoshop tutorial but failed miserably.
  4. Attempted to do my school assignment but failed miserably at extracting info from the web.
  5. Had a meeting at the NHouse at PGP with the Residents Assistants and charted out our plans for the NHouse.
To set a tradition in NHouse, we are planning to have something we call “Wicked Wednesdays” (ok the name can still change heh) where every Wednesday there will be events held at the Venture Lab. This is to set a tradition in NHouse, and let it be known to everyone that every Wednesdays as long as Nhouse is there, there will be something going on among the NOC community, so that when people graduate from Nhouse or any NOC alumni can just come back anytime they want in the future, and they can count on it that there is something going on in NHouse on Wednesdays. – Jacky
Personal note: I think I give up too easily. Not good.
Anyways just to share an event that I’ll be going with e27 this coming Wednesday:

After a 4 month hiatus, we are pleased to announce that our Founders Drinks series is back on for August and we are doing it in style. Book your dates for August 31 for the relaunch of a brand new Founders Drinks.

For the past couple of weeks, we have been trying to see how to restructure Founders Drinks in order to make it more relevant to the community. And we think we have got it. Partnering with Penn Olson and Amazon Web Services for this latest edition, this August session will focus on social media with a specific look at user acquisition via social media.

The agenda for the night, a work in progress, will look something like this:

7:00 – 7:10pm Welcome/Opening speech by e27 & Penn Olson

7:10 – 7:25pm Opening speech by Amazon Web Services

7:25 – 7:40pm Case Study 1 (Qlubbr)

7:40 – 7:55pm Case Study 2 (Gastro Couture)

7:55 – 8:15pm Panel Roundup

8:15 – 9:00pm Networking

For those who have attended our earlier Founders Drinks, you will have noticed that the structure has changed significantly. Instead of the usual startup pitches, we have decided to increase the engagement by having these startups do a five minute presentation on their product and also an issue that they are facing related to the focus of the night. The question and answer session will then engage the panel and also members of the audience to bounce ideas around. After the two case studies, the panel will then round up the evening by taking questions from the audience or sharing some key thoughts of their own.

We are working closely with Penn-Olson to put together the small panel that will provide interesting insights into the use of social media for user acquisition. One of the panelist to be confirmed isVinnie Lauria who will be visiting Singapore then for a mentorship program. All this will be held at Amazon Web Services’ office where they have graciously offered to fill our bellies and quench our thirsty throats too!

Event details:

Date: August 31, 2011 (Wednesday)

Time: 7 – 9pm

Venue: Amazon Web Services, Capital Square, 23 Church Street, #10-01, 049481 Singapore

Theme: Social media (User acquisition)