Marketing, Starting up

Bits and pieces

My delegate pass to the recent BlueSky festival by ACE, mad props to Kel for the free ticket! Speaking of the name, I was battling between Learnary and Learnemy when I was registering myself, and I really couldn’t remember what name I put down when I was at the door. Pretty amazing that I settled on this name after all.
And yes, my notebook is so inspirational that sometimes, it encourages me to procrastinate more. :D
My director letter from ACRA a few days after incorporation. I realized that in the end with the extended deadline and the discovery of hidden cost, I could have save about $50 more on incorporation. :(
Anyway, my dad thought I struck rich when he saw this letter. I had no heart to tell him that this company is an empty shell still. But hey, I’m a director! You’re still an executive! HAHAHAHAHAHA! :X

P.S: You will get a similar letter (for shareholder) too if you have help build Learnemy in any way.

Was chosen to pitch for the investor session at Founder Institute last week. But because the boyfriend just finished his exams the weekend before the session, I didn’t have time to sit down and scare myself about the impending doom of pitching. So I thought I should try to convince myself that the mentors/investor are all in love with me, they can’t wait to hear what story I’m going to tell them, and nobody can be un-nice to me when I look at them with my big eyes. To further calm my nerves, I wrote keywords as hints on my palm. 
In the end, I did pretty well actually! Even show-off my palm to Jeff during the break. :D 

Early Christmas gift from the team behind the World’s Coolest Intern competition! Saw this brown box on my desk which I ripped it open expecting a mobile phone, but I found this small box staring at me instead. Actually, the box was wrapped in place with a plastic wrap. Just that I was too excited to see what it was that I didn’t bother to snap a picture before that. I thought I was going to get some ear rings instead…
But it was an Ipod shuffle! 
Came with a congratulatory card too. 

 Hmmm. Awkward ending to this post.


Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


4 thoughts on “Bits and pieces

  1. curious says:

    Hi… Is there a reason why you registered your company when you still do not have a product yet?
    Registering a company will incur you more expenses in future, doesn't it?

    • Elisha says:

      Yes there is! I was in the Founder Institute at that point of time. The Founder Institute required me to register a Pte Ltd as part of the program. By incorporating early, you will need to engage the service of a secretary and/or auditor earlier too. So that's the stuffs you need to pay for.

      Otherwise, the most annoying thing about incorporating early is that a lot of pitching competitions (both locally and overseas) require you to have a company younger than a certain number of years. So there's quite a couple of missed opportunities there and a mad rush to push out something.

      Hope it helps!

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