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Startup Grind Singapore Hosts Royston Tay (CEO & Co-founder at Zopim)

Startup Grind

Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (HKT)

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Royston Tay, CEO & Co-founder at Zopim

Zopim is six-year old  Singaporean startup that provides live chat softwares for websites. Zopim creates amazingly simple and affordable customer engagement tools that help online businesses engage their customers. Their award-winning flagship product Zopim Live Chat, is the most popular Live Chat software globally with more than 120,000+ websites actively using to chat with 260 millions website visitors every month in 54 languages.


Zopim has four co-founders who all met in the San Francisco Bay Area while attending the NUS Overseas College Program. Shortly after returning to Singapore, they crashed a networking event where the famous venture capitalist, Tim Draper, was present. An elevator pitch later, Tim was intrigued enough to request a demo of Zopim at his Sandhill office. A prototype was feverishly developed in two months and presented to Tim. While he passed on the opportunity to invest at that early stage, Zopim managed to raise seed funding through the iJam grant, administered by NUS and a Singapore government agency MDA.


To achieve current success, the founders have all gone through tons of hard work in the early years. They worked fourteen to sixteen hours a day and everyone lived on a meagre monthly salary of S$500 (about $410) for two years, that amount is comparable to the weekly expenses for many of their peers who had just graduated. It was tough but there were necessary sacrifices to be made as none of the founders were born with proverbial silver spoons stuck in their mouths.

Come to our monthly fireside chat on 29th August with Royston Tay, Chief Executive Dude and cofounder at Zopim, to find out more about their awesome products in the Customer Engagement space.
* Zopim is now a team of 40 young, fun and talented people who love building beautiful products. If you're a brilliant product thinker, designer or engineer, please write in to hires@zopim.com to show us some of your proudest work. You'd be involved in helping Zopim change the Online Customer Engagement landscape with a larger suite of intuitive products that businesses (and their customers) actually love using. As a reference, GetKudos.me is the 2nd product in the pipeline.

Agenda   6:45 Networking and Food
7:45 Fireside Chat
8:45 Networking

Hosted By

Son Le Thanh, Director of Startup Grind Singapore

Son is a software developer and co-founder of Represent.sg, an interactive map representing startup community in Singapore.

Email: son@startupgrind.com

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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When & Where

Zopim Office
1 Commonwealth Lane #03-01
Singapore, 149544

Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (HKT)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

More info at http://startupgrind.com/singapore or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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