16 May '13, 9am

Singapore Startup FAQ

Singapore Startup FAQ

A: My advice – stop looking in Singapore. You cannot compete with the banks, most developers do not grok the value of equity and options, and in general it’s a small talent pool. Instead of searching where the light is brightest, buy yourself a plane ticket to Bandung, Cebu, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta or Manila (all direct flights BTW). Show up cold and do interviews or better yet run a hackathon or give a talk or somehow contribute to the local community. Grab the young freelancers or poach from the major outsourcing companies. Employ good devs remotely or pay them enough to qualify for an EP and get them to Singapore. Southeast Asia is massive and relatively easy to navigate. US companies are outsourcing in these markets but they can only do this via firms b/c the logistics of direct hiring is too difficult. You do not have this limitation. So leverage your competitive ad...

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