With the year winding down, it's a time to reflect on the successes of the last 12 months. MitchelLake are fiercely proud of people and businesses that we're lucky enough to work with. Below we share some of the highlights that have kept us busy.
I recently attended the Invest in Israel 2016 conference in Singapore organised by the Ministry of Economy and Industry State of Israel. Invest in Israel is a foreign direct investment initiative of the Israeli Ministry of Economy encouraging companies in Singapore to invest in startups coming from Israel.
The buzzword startup attracts two types of candidates. Those that are fresh from school, and those that are senior employees from corporations who are looking for a mid-career change. Those who have made the switch have spoken about the differences between working in a corporate organization and a startup. I myself took a leap of faith to move from a multinational search firm to MitchelLake, a company that displays all the positives of a startup, despite its 15-year history. I have advised many candidates to move from corporations to startups too, and for the vast majority it has been a great and rewarding change.
Inspired by my colleague and London-based Sophie Cohen’s blog on the startup scene in Europe, I’m excited to kick-start something similar in this part of the world, starting with my home, Singapore.
Last month Tech In Asia held their biggest, and many said best, annual conference in Singapore. In the event’s 4-year history it was my first time attending. It started with 800 participants but has grown to over 2000 delegates, reconfirming the startup growth we are experiencing in the region. Showcasing over 200 startups in 2 days, I began the conference in a super long queue just to collect my entry badge, and with the coffee line equally as long I prepared for a busy couple of days!
Not a day goes by without reading about the fantastic growth being experienced across the Asian tech/digital industry, and it’s certain that in 2015 there will be even more head-spinning changes. Amongst all of this, everyone is trying to keep up with the fast and forward-moving waves of opportunity.