Today, there are already quite a number of networking groups for entrepreneurs business in Singapore. Many of these entrepreneurial groups readily offer weekly or monthly meetups as well as useful talks, seminars and workshops that provide a bit of guidance as you build your own business.

This handy list of networking communities for entrepreneurs in Singapore can help you find other people that you can share ideas and experiences with.

Network Group 1:
Aspiring Entrepreneur Venture (AEV) Night

AEV Nights welcomes aspiring entrepreneurs to share their business ideas, and to have them reviewed, refined and revised by the organizers. Aspiring entrepreneurs may present their ideas in three minutes during the capacity-limited meetups, and the organisers can provide practical advice and constructive criticisms to improve the ideas. If the business plan is feasible, the entrepreneurs may request for further assistance in the form of mentorship, coaching and even investment. Check their page here.

Network Group 2:
Startup Grind Singapore

This global startup community aims to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Their monthly events feature successful local entrepreneurs, innovators and investors who are willing to share the lessons they learned while building their businesses. Startup Grind came to Singapore in June 2012. Since then, it has held numerous fireside chat events, conferences and mixers wherein entrepreneurs can build a strong support network for their entrepreneurial journey. Know more about Startup Grind Singapore.

Network Group 3:
Singapore Entrepreneurs Network (SEN)

SEN is a monthly entrepreneur community that was created to connect local entrepreneurs through a series of networking sessions. It was launched by Project:Senso Ltd., which is an entrepreneur community based in Malaysia and Singapore. For more information on them, click here!

Network Group 4:
The Hub Singapore

The Hub is a global community across five continents. Members of The Hub Singapore can check in at nearly 60 Hubs around the world, and attend their iconic networking events, workshops, collaboration labs and talks.

Aside from curated networking events and learning opportunities, Hub Singapore also provides a co-working space with a collaborative working environment. Cross-sector collaboration is made possible in the network community as The Hub welcomes entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, technological entrepreneurs, impact investors, creatives, policy makers and even students. Read more about The Hub.

Network Group 5:
CoFoundersLab Matchup Singapore

Extending from the CoFoundersLab online matchmaking platform, the CoFoundersLab Matchup Singapore brings together people who are looking for like-minded co-founders, core team members or advisers. This network community is ideal for entrepreneurs who need other people to provide the skills or resources needed to develop and turn their business ideas into a reality. If you interested in their meet up, check out their schedule!

Network Group 6:
Founders Drinks

Founders Drinks is social networking group launched by e27. It holds monthly talks covering a wide range of topics under the start-up field as well as fireside chat events with successful local entrepreneurs. Interestingly, Founders Drinks began as a monthly event to meet up with old and new friends over some drinks. Today, Founders Drinks has also spread to Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.

Network Group 7:

Founded in 1992 by a group of entrepreneurs, TiE continues to empower aspiring businessmen through programs such as the TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and the Mentor Match. TiE encourages entrepreneurs to develop their businesses through their five pillars: mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. Check their page at: TiE Singapore.

Network Group 8:
Drink Entrepreneurs Singapore

This international non-profit organization aims to better connect the startup scene in Singapore through monthly event series. The events are free and open not just to entrepreneurs, but also to entrepreneurial-minded people, aspiring entrepreneurs, students in entrepreneurship, and people working with entrepreneurs. Check their website here or register at the next meetup.

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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva



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