Our friends Bjorn and Ting at Doorstep Studios have embarked upon a 4 month journey to connect with the makers, hackers, entrepreneurs and growing creative class of urban East Asia. In “Block 71,” they take us on a virtual tour of the startup scene in Singapore. This entry originally appeared on CreationCatalogue where you can follow along with their entire journey.
From the outside, Block 71 looks decidedly uninspiring: gaunt, gray, faceless walls of concrete standing over an asphalt tarmac. On this particular day, a desultory rain sprinkled the west side of Singapore, giving the scene a heightened sense of gloom and apathy.
This week in London, we attended a talk given by Richard Moross, CEO and founder of MOO.com. The event was implemented through Startup Grind London at the Cass Business School, and was a fireside chat about how Moross revolutionized a 500 year-old industry: printing! To boot, it was Startup Grind’s six-month anniversary in London; each month they have a successful speaker connect to and inspire a group of entrepreneurs.
On February 28, 2014, 10 aspiring tech entrepreneurs, winners of General Assembly’s LA Tech Insider’s Look Tour, embarked on a one-day exploration of L.A.’s most promising tech companies, traveling from Downtown to Culver City to Santa Monica, where they visited their headquarters and held discussions with founders and technical leaders. A special thank you to NastyGal, The Honest Company, Fullscreen, TOMS and Launchpad LA for supporting our winners on their adventure.