Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More startup Apps. The ideas are just OMG!

I just had to spend some time off work and share this!

The new apps are just duber cool.


here's what great about it
Everyone needs feedback on their slides and knowing what the consumers think about the products and on the spot truthful comments are the best. (would be great if it has a confidentiality box that can be ticked) Contains results about feelings, suggestions and more.
Simple to Act - also consisting of Cloud Mic
here's what great about it
For cloud Mic
Its in your phone. And it can be used anywhere and everywhere. And you just have to log on to the app, get the code on and you have a wireless mike!
For Simple to Act, it adds on where people can ask questions on the spot and the speaker can answer. Good for Shy Singaporeans.

Virtual Bag Events
here's what great about it
Its truly an environment saving tool. - Save Paper and also wastages.
Its true what they say there are some items which I just thrown away. (would be great if it can be forwarded to others though so they can use it)
And its true that some people like actual things. I do. And I hope they don't make me have to go to the company office to collect it.

here's what great about it
Allows one to have an immediate update on the list of visitors. ( probably weddings would soon use this. Effective to see leftover space as well)
There were also some others mention. But I've seen similar before.

- Its like us using hashtag to link it to a collate instagram album but the problem where we cannot print the pictures out. But I know some companies has allowed photos to be printed immediately by hash tagging. So... I don't how much extra this will help.

-This is a great idea. But I find it similar to wechat scan barcode function for company site. The only better thing is for the person's info to be detected directly for contact.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More start up ideas from all over the world - Random

More start Up ideas.

Always love start ups because start ups are created because of unsolved problems that gives me a bigger picture of what might be in trend.

John’s top pitch: The pitch for Perfect’s was nearly … perfect. Personal — great connections to the entrepreneur’s grandmother — and succinct — it had the most memorable one-sentence pitch of the day from co-founder Hudson Duan.
“Perfect is the ongoing movie of your life.”
Now, I am not sure if Perfect will make a great business. In fact, if I were placing my own dollars on the table, I’d be reluctant to bet on a company that’s built around Google Glass. But I did like the storytelling capabilities of the entrepreneur, and his very simple and thoughtful presentation.
Don’t worry folks, I am not about to start “lifeblogging.” That said, the future will be documented and recorded. Perfect could help people get comfortable with that idea.

Taylor’s top pitch: I absolutely loved the energy from Wire CEO Piragash Velummylum. His presentation was at times slightly overwhelming because it felt like he was yelling at you, but there was no doubt the man had the crowd’s full attention.
Also enjoyed the app’s demo, which featured a rapid-fire conversation between two teenage girls — a very real-world, applicable use case that showed the value of Wire, a messaging app.
Another nice touch: SnapChat was the first thought that came into my head when Velummylum started speaking, so the side-by-side comparison with SnapChat was clutch.
“Did you catch that?” Velummylum asked the crowd as a SnapChat photo appeared and vanished. “Of course not — it’s SnapChat, it just went away. Wire allows you to see the message, it allows you to see the photo — you can read the text, damn it!”
But like John, I’m not so sure about Wire’s business model. Velummylum talked about the massive market opportunity in the mobile messaging space, but Wire isn’t exactly fixing any big problem. Will it become the next SnapChat or WhatsApp? I doubt it.

John’s top business model: Codementor seems like it is solving a big pain point, helping developers get expert advice in real time. It’s also a smart way for expert coders to make extra money and earn credibility through Codementor’s review platform.
In fact, there was a theme today in the presentations — online education technologies that help software developers do their jobs better. (Also, this was apparent in Shippable, and to some extent with Everpath)
Building a marketplace for instant coding help is a solid idea and CEO  Weiting Liu —a Y Combinator grad who previously sold his first startup SocialPicks in 2009 — did a great job showing the crowd why. Not only did he have a polished presentation, but Liu also outlined a convincing revenue model and showed how companies can save time and money by speeding up the troubleshooting process for developers.
If I had to pick my favorite business model from today’s lineup, it’s Codementor.

Taylor’s top business model: The last presentation was certainly not least, as CEO Brewster Stanislaw clearly outlined the benefits of Inside Social. Companies might be using social media marketing, but how can they tell which verticals are actually helping the bottom line?
Stanislaw had a great pitch, showing how 75 percent of companies have no idea how to measure ROI on social media outreach. It’s a very real problem, and Inside Social seems to have a real solution.
I’ll give an honorable mention to the folks behind Shippable. I love companies that are solving an actual problem that people have, and CEO Avi Cavale seems to have a great plan in place to fix a common developer’s dilemma: speeding up software development. Plus, Founders Co-Op General Partner Chris DeVore announced that his firm is investing in Shippable — another obvious vote of confidence for the startup.

Microsoft vets start CueCard to develop mobile forms for business — “cuecard helps businesses create applications on mobile devices without having to write code.”

ResolutionTube helps technicians fix broken machines with a mobile app — “ResolutionTube is a mobile application for people who fix complicated machines, helping them collaborate and access important information, at a fraction of their current cost and time.”

Sparktrend tells you where to buy those Pinterest-inspired outfits — “Sparktrend connects images to commerce. Give us an image and we’ll find you the products and where to buy it.”

Inside Social helps brands measure social media ROI — “Inside Social helps brands measure and increase the impact social media has on revenue.”

Vetted matches big companies with independent consultants — “We make it easy for large organizations to find the right independent consultant.”

Codementor offers real-time, screen-sharing coding support for developers — “Codementor provides real-time help for developers from expert mentors via screen sharing, video and chat.”

Perfect helps you edit, share videos filmed with Google Glass — “We are video life-logging platform made specifically for Google Glass. We take your video clips that you take throughout the day and assemble them into a timeline of musical trailers.”

Shippable helps developers speed up software deployment — “Shippable helps software companies launch products faster by reducing friction in their development process.”

Designlab teaches you web design skills with interactive lessons, in-browser tools — “We teach people web design skills through fun, hands-on lessons online. On Designlab, you get to learn design by doing!”

Ex-Amazonians helping teachers create and sell online courses with Everpath — ”We help instructors create and sell online courses.”
And, finally, here’s a Haiku Deck presentation that co-founder Kevin Leneway put together with an overview of the various teams.

1. Insieve /
Bangalore, India-based Insieve Technologies has a context aware assistant app called Pugmarks. The app is so important that the company redirects to
Before launching the company, Bharath Mohan (Insieve's co-founder and CEO) worked on text retrieval and ranking algorithms for Google. He was also involved with Google News.
That experience likely assisted him in the creation of Pugmarks, which promises to change the way users discover content.

2. grabHalo
Yet another startup that's based in Bangalore, grabHalo is a location-based messaging app. Unlike other apps, this one allows users to randomly meet new people by drawing a circle over a map. Users can instantly send a message to every grabHalo user that appears within the circle.
This might sound like a simple idea, but as far as social discovery apps are concerned, grabHalo could have what it takes to be the next big thing. The company has a second office in Mountain View, California, so it should be hard for Google to ignore this startup.

3. CityHeroes

CityHeroes leverages the power of people (thousands of people) to improve cities and make them safer. The Santiago, Chile-based company built an app that accomplishes this in three steps:
  • Users report any risk or problem they see in their city. This could be something minor (ex: a loose wire) or something massive (such as a terrorist threat).
  • CityHeroes sends the reports to local law enforcement, firefighters or any other applicable party.
  • Those who receive the report can view the details in real-time. Photos and geolocation information may also be provided.
In other words, CityHeroes is like Waze for the community. Google liked Waze so much that it acquired the company last year. The search engine giant could mentor CityHeroes and help this app achieve a similar level of success.

4. Guubie

Guubie wants to help other companies -- especially startups -- automate their e-mail marketing.
The Santiago, Chile-based startup claims that it can deliver e-mails based on users' behavior. It notes that this is "just like Amazon," but does not indicate that it is affiliated with the retail giant.

If Guubie can deliver on its promise, this service could prove to be invaluable to startups.

5. Tracksale

Tracksale could become the Brazilian version of ForeSee, a customer experience analytics firm. It has already lined up more than 500 clients, including Electrolux.
Tracksale uses "highly simplified" questionnaires to obtain spontaneous feedback for its clients in real time. The company generates graphical reports in real-time as well.
Thus far, Tracksale serves companies in physical retail, e-commerce, consumer goods manufacturing, airlines, hotels, healthcare, finance and education. With Google's expertise in data collection, Tracksale could become one of the industry's top players.

CareLuLu is a marketplace that connects parents with licensed daycares and preschools. Instead of spending hours doing research, gathering references and driving around town for site visits, 
CareLuLu offers parents a personalized online search to quickly find safe and affordable daycare options that fit their family's specific needs. is the first online store offering accessibility and competitive prices on musical instruments in the Arab world and on oriental instruments globally.

Gallery AlSharq is a provider of exclusive Middle Eastern stock photography images and digital content, such as: vectors, sound effects, VAS images, and editorials segmented into multiple, unique categories and sourced from reputable experienced photographers from across the region.

GiveSurance is a recurring funding platform for charities that allows supporters to make donations simply through their existing insurance payment while helping insurance brokers add cause marketing to do good and grow their business

Gymtrack builds a system for gyms that allows all of their members to automatically track their workouts,and builds a platform that lets gyms sell virtual personal training to their clients. 
Gymtrack's system installs aftermarket onto any existing piece of gym equipment, and allows for members to wear their existing smartwatches.

LendSquare helps you lend money to small businesses in your neighborhood and get paid back with interest and perks. When people finance businesses they care about, we get better businesses, stronger neighborhoods, and happy lenders.

Mind My Business lets brick-and-mortars know what's happening outside and around their store, and their risks for fines. We take open government data and make it useful for mom-and-pop shops.

Monkimun makes fun and educational language games for kids. 

myTips is Optimizely for customer activation. Build, A/B test and analyze user onboarding experiences without coding.

Nakedroom declutters your life. Schedule one pickup and we'll handle selling, donating, and discarding your unwanted household goods.

ProductBio has built a database that makes shopping and reporting easy and affordable for organizations that have to or want to be sustainable. We automatically index sources of product meta-data, revealing how every product was made to help buyers make decisions in alignment to their requirements and values.

Promolta helps music videos get seen through a targeted network of online publishers. Musicians gain new fans and publishers engage & monetize audiences.

RAIN is an app that helps small businesses effectively reach local customers by making mobile, local marketing easy and affordable. In a few quick steps, businesses can promote themselves using RAIN on all the most popular mobile apps and websites – including everything from Facebook to CNN.

Revivn repurposes unused enterprise hardware by getting it to underserved communities. Once the benefiting communities receive the technology, we then share their empowering stories with the world.

Rover’s iBeacon platform helps retailers deliver a better customer experience by transforming their mobile apps into in-store shopping companions. makes high-quality video ads possible for small businesses. It takes just a few minutes to make a great video ad with

Shopline is a DIY e-commerce platform that allows non-tech-savvy merchants to launch and run self-branded, online shops in minutes. Targeting Chinese-speaking cities in Asia, Shopline is localized for language and payment.

StudySoup is a peer-to-peer learning marketplace for college students. We empower top students to make money by selling notes, study guides and tutoring services.

TrustCloud makes sharing work. We provide trust, safety and performance guarantee products for peer to peer networks.

Uguru is marketplace for peer-to-peer tutoring on college campuses.

Uplette automates, consolidates, and optimizes the mobile advertising experience through the delivery of smart post-ad content. With Uplette, brands and advertisers know who their customers are and how they are converting, boosting customer acquisition by 4.8x and click-throughs by 2x when our proprietary feedback loop is integrated.

UXCam is a tool that allows companies to improve user experience. We visualize data to help developers better understand how users interact with their app and make informed decisions to eliminate customer struggle and improve usability.

Vantage Sports is a technology company that offers premium sports content to enterprises, media, and fans based on its groundbreaking data platform.

WeDidIt helps nonprofits identify more fundraising opportunities from their existing networks by mining social and financial data on their donors. We provide an online platform that organizations use to raise money and research their donor's capacity to give.

Whim is a mobile app that sends you out on a date TONIGHT. They eliminate the extensive search, targeting, messaging, and planning required by existing dating platforms (e.g., Tinder, Hinge, CMB), replacing that model with a dating-on-demand service that brings you curated, same-day dates with singles you have pre-approved.

YogaTrail provides yogis with detailed descriptions and yoga-centric reviews of tens of thousands of yoga venues around the world. Follow your teachers and studios and know when and where to go to class.

Zoomforth helps humanize professional communications. Their media-collection tools coupled with a drag-and-drop visual message creator allows users with no technical or design experience to quickly deliver beautiful microsites.

Monday, August 18, 2014

New start Ups and the mind of an entrepreneur

 Great readings for the week :)

The Harvard Innovation Lab in Allston has been home to 84 startups run by students and recent grads this summer; they call it the Venture Incubation Program. And ten of the companies that have been making the most progress (while the rest of us have been working on our tans) gave short demos yesterday afternoon. These were the five that struck me as worth having on your radar screen…

• Altadu Biosciences is working on a $99 diagnostic test that can help doctors determine what drug regimen will be most effective for a person suffering from HIV. They can use existing qPCR machines, which amplify DNA, and deliver results in about five hours. The company won the grand prize at a Health & Life Sciences Challenge at Harvard earlier this year, and plans to start pilot tests soon in Botswana and South Africa.
• Experfy has already built an online marketplace of 550 data scientists willing to take on freelance projects. Today’s options for finding someone to handle an project that involves slicing, dicing, and analyzing a large data set involves either searching on LinkedIn, using a “generic” freelance marketplace like oDesk or Elance, or hiring a consulting firm. Experfy makes available MIT professors and former Google employees willing to do some work on the side, at hourly rates, and handles payment.

• Villy wants to help you find and book the best hotels to stay in when you travel, based on your interests: Is shopping your top priority, or visiting museums? The site is already live, but they’ll have ten cities up by next month, and they’re working with the organizers of big conferences to promote Villy to their attendees.
• LifeGuides is building a digital self-help library for millennials. The content is created by “been there, done that” mentors, and tackles questions like “Should I learn to code?”, “Should I get an MBA?”, or “Should I stay in the military or get out?”
• Seratis co-founder Divya Dhar gave the best presentation of the afternoon, arguing that it’s time to give doctors a more sophisticated communication tool than a pager. The company is developing a secure and HIPAA-compliant mobile app that will let doctors and nurses communicate more easily with their colleagues who on a particular patient’s care team, and manage hand-offs when one shift ends and another begins. (BetaBoston’s Kyle Alspach wrote about the company back in June.) Seratis has been through the Dreamit Health accelerator program, won $850,000 from Verizon, and is currently conducting several pilots in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Brazil.\

 The five other startups that presented were YouFly (drone retailer and manufacturer), Agora (online town hall), CommonLit (online resource for middle school teachers to help improve students’ reading proficiency), Potluck Energy (community solar), and Six Foods, which closed the afternoon with a rap about the merits of using insect protein in food.

 Almost every entrepreneur is self-taught. We see a problem and create a business around fixing the problem. Entrepreneurs are the ones who have a vision and work endlessly to manifest it.

Entrepreneurs teach themselves anything they need to succeed. You may not know how to code, market, draw, develop, outsource or export but the one trait we all share is we can teach ourselves.

A few examples of entrepreneurs who have taught themselves the necessary skills to succeed include:

Will Caldwell, founder of Two years after graduating from the University of San Diego, Caldwell launched Dizzle, an app that generates word-of-mouth leads for Realtors. He told me Dizzle started while he was still in college. At the time, he didn’t know how to code but spent more time in the library learning how to develop apps than he studying for his classes.
By the end of his college career Caldwell could churn out a personalized mobile real estate app in under five minutes. Caldwell wasn’t a computer science major but he did have a vision for Dizzle.

Kevin Newburg, founder of Newburg created Brew Cutlery after seeing a gap in the craft brewery market. “There were a ton of craft breweries popping up in San Diego that also served food so I thought why not combine a bottle opener with utensils,” he said.
He started without knowing how to develop the computer aided designs needed for production but, after a few late nights, he had taught himself how to create the CADs. Brew Cutlery was born from Newburg’s ability to teach himself engineering skills.

Nick Ramil, founder of Ramil first went to China six years ago without knowing anything about importing. He knew he wanted to do more than just teach English, so he started learning everything he could about selling products in China. He landed on wine because the growing community of wealthy Chinese enjoyed wine, yet the market was lightly tapped.
Ramil pushed to get meetings with importers, distributors and sales representatives so he could learn the ins-and-outs of bringing a product to China. Royal American Wines is now among the biggest wine brokers in China.

Caldwell, Newburg and Ramil each taught himself the  skills needed to make their business a success. If you’re looking to learn in order to chase your vision, a good starting point is the Internet. Nowadays, you can learn almost anything online—whether it be coding from or a simple Youtube video on how to draw a computer aided design.
Another way to learn is from the people around you. Start surrounding yourself with influencers in your industry. Reach out to other entrepreneurs to learn how they started and grew their business.
You have the ability to teach yourself anything. Figure out the skills you need to launch your business and start learning. You never know what you’re capable of until you try!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finally time with the illusionary at the Alive museum

 I have been seeing on instagram the art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions and been interested in seeing how it actually happens.

And my wish came true. Just 8 days shy of my actual birthday.
An invitation to ALIVE MUSEUM.
Its in Suntec City Tower 3 level 3. (where Carrefour was) Open from 10am to 9pm.

And its at reasonable prices.

Category Definition Rate (S$)
Adult 13 yrs and above, including Senior Citizens $25
Child 3 – 12 yrs $20
Child Below 3 yrs FOC
Family Package 2 Adults + 1 Child $60, every additional child at $10
(up to 3 child)

Alive Museum first started in Korea as Trick Art Museum in Seong-eup, Jeju Island, and changed its name to “Alive Museum” in 2012. Since then, there are 15 branches of Alive Museum globally, making it the largest chain of 3D interactive illusionary art museum in the world. Outside South Korea, Alive Museum is also in Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, China and now (from June 2014), in Singapore.

So if you are as excited as me!
Get ready to let your imagination march into a miraculous dimension of original 3D artworks.

Here we go.

2D paintings on the museum walls, floors and ceilings appear to pop out of the surface and come to life.  

 Me as a baby once again :) My mummy more pretty though :)

Washing my hair with merlion saliva - ermm.. I mean water. 

Playing it hard to get with Mr Spidey :) Blowing kisses :)

Transformation. This might be how I look when I get angry. 

Capturing other friends in action

Stemming water cracks

And caught red handed -

Above the world :)
reminded me about the time when the roller coaster stopped halfway and had to climb down - horror.

Pulling tooth for Giant old man
Look he is so happy :p

Adventurous side.

chop chop chop!

And this was funniest. It was him really jumping up and down multiple times.

Execution in motion.

Loved how he hid his head.

Action packed.
This might be how parents feel during the first few months of sleepness night after the birth of the child.

Sweet moments. a child capturing their parents 'honeymoon'

A time to fly to the island of no man. So happy!

Caught in the alligator's mouth. Female version of Indiana jones.

The elephant got me! Help mummy! Help!

Trying to find juliet in the giraffe.

My turn to go!

And of course, I had to! Superman! Thank you for saving me!

Picture came to life. Awesome!

For once I get to be tall :)

Animal and child communication.

Babies. Remember the movie baby genius?

Be sure your camera is fully charged with plenty of memory space before your visit.

Oh yes before I forget,
they also let people host their birthday bashes in it ( remember to book 7 days in advance)
  • 20 child tickets to Alive Museum Singapore (Express queue)
  • 20 kids’ meals (Venue space will be provided by our F&B partners)
  • Available at selected timings
Prices from $468.00
Complete your birthday party with a myriad of fringe activities (optional) such as face painting, balloon sculpting, glitter tattoo and caricature, and put a smile on everyone!
What’s more, enjoy 20% off for additional ticket purchase.

And wedding shots!
  • Up to 2 hours of shooting in Alive Museum Singapore. Available timing is from 10:00am to 2:00pm on weekdays excluding public holiday.
  • Maximum 10 pax for admission (including photographer/ videographer)
  • Hospitality staff on site to offer assistance
  • A pair of admission tickets on your 1st anniversary
 More and more things coming our way in Singapore!
Love it !
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