Singapore Budget 2018: Affect on the startups ecosystem
Last week, the Singapore Budget 2018 was announced, and the question on everyone's mind was: Will the reduced startup tax breaks have a big impact on Singapore's startup ecosystem? The short answer is no, although the startups who have just turned profitable will be at a disadvantage. "Serial entrepreneur Darius Cheung said the move will 'impede the growth rate' of startups that have just become profitable, and less so for startups that have been profitable. But he also noted
FirstCOUNSEL at Blk71 and 500 Startups in San Francisco!
FirstCOUNSEL will be at Blk71 in San Francisco again this month as well as 500 Startups SF! The talk by FirstCOUNSEL CEO/co-founder Azmul Haque.at Blk71 SF will be Startups and the Law: A Primer on IP Law & Seed Round Term Sheets, while the discussion at 500 Startups SF will center around ICOs: the Singapore story. At Blk71, the focus will be on: as a startup founder, what do you need to know about the law? Whether you’ve already launched your startup or not, this event will
Upcoming events in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs
Singapore has such a dynamic ecosystem that sometimes the number of events offered can be overwhelming. Here at FirstCOUNSEL, we're going to help you out by putting together a curated list of upcoming events in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs: Feb 27 - NUS Entrepreneurship Society Startup Career Workshop 2018 ($5) Mar 2 - Pitch Perfect! How to Properly Pitch Your Startup (free) Mar 16 - A Primer on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Blockchain, and Crypto-currenci
Partnership with TechLaw.Fest 2018
The first ever TechLaw.Fest is coming to Singapore from 4-6 April 2018! Jointly organised by the Singapore Academy of Law and Corp Agency, TechLaw.Fest will bring together leading thinkers in the space of Technology Law and leading makers in the space of Legal Technology. As a partner of TechLaw.Fest, FirstCOUNSEL can offer you discounted tickets here.
SMEs in Singapore more upbeat about prospects in 2018
“This was likely buoyed by increased economic activity from other sectors driving up demand. Business services support many other industries, providing a diverse range of functions such as real estate, engineering, management consultancy, legal and accounting.” Read more at the Straits Times here.
Happy Year of the Dog!
Wishing you a year filled with prosperity and great happiness! - From Azmul, Linda and the team @FirstCOUNSEL
50 productivity tools for startup founders and entrepreneurs!
Kicking off 2018, here is a helpful list of 50 productivity tools for startup founders and entrepreneurs! FirstCOUNSEL's affordable services -- like company incorporation, customisable legal templates, and engaging your own on-demand in-house counsel -- can also help you on your business journey. Find more information here.