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1st TECH SMOOTHIE 2018 set a new standard for “meet up event”


Since 2014 Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd. has been holding TECH PLAN DEMO DAY here in Singapore. It was appropriate for us to hold alumni event for TECH PLANTER members to gather once again to share updates. February 10th Saturday was our chosen date for this occasion.

To create a place for us to gather we create a new meet up event called TECH SMOOTHIE, where startups, multi national corporates and researchers gathered to show case their colours and flavours. We hold this even in hope to create a seed for new business on the spot. We chose 6 startups, 4 MNCs (Mitsubishi Electric, MitsuiChemicals, OMRON, DNP) special guest euglena and 3 researchers to share their flavours.


For program please go to this article.

On the day we had more than 100 participants at the venue despite being Saturday before Chinese New Year Week. Various stake holders exchanged their ideas on the spot. Participants enjoyed Japanese food startup SAMURICE‘s Onigiri with various flavours.


Japanese MNC also held mini workshops to share about their exciting IPs to explore for possible collaboration in the future with startups in Singapore and South East Asia.

We also had MOU signing between FocusTech Ventures and Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. for continuous collaboration in support for hardware startups.

We will continue to engage with all the participants at the event and hope to catch up with them once again at TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SINGAPORE 2018 on July 21.


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徳江 紀穂子/Kihoko Tokue Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd. Leave a Nest Asia group Education background: PhD in Science (Behavioral Biology), Rikkyo University MSc in Science, University of New England BSc graduated with Magna Cum Laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Born in Tokyo, raised in Singapore and Thailand. Educated in the US and Australia. She has working experience in Thailand as a researcher and lecturer at King Mongkut's Technology Thonburi. She joined Leave a Nest in 2011, founded Leave a Nest Malaysia in 2013, and became Leave a Nest Singapore president from 2016. Her dream is to build Leave a Nest Asia as leading global leader hub for bringing "Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness"


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