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Debate ensues over the kind of startups S'pore needs

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 05:50
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Panellists (from left) NUS Entrepreneurship Centre director Professor Wong Poh Kam, TNF Ventures' managing partner Shirley Wong, Spring Singapore deputy director for Innovation Internationalisation & Entrepreneurship Lim Seow Hui, Zopim co-founder Lim Qing Ru and Endeavor Insight associate Lili Torok.

Singapore

A DEBATE took place between industry players on Tuesday about what lies around the bend for startup companies in Singapore.

One camp plumped for "unicorns", that is, startups valued at more than US$1 billion, and also "deep science" startups, that is, those entailing