10 Free Webinars For Entrepreneurs To Watch Out For: Week of May 18

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Hear what experts have to say about contemporary trends relevant to you with these upcoming free webinars

The social disconnect due to lockdown measures is palpable, as people across the world further self-isolate due to COVID-19.

At the same time, developments are happening at breakneck speed in industries and economies across the globe, spurred by the volatility brought on by the pandemic.

Keep yourself abreast of the the ongoing discourse on how COVID-19 is reshaping world structures and the contours of business with these free webinars, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

1. Imagining Cities of the Future

The inaugural free webinar of SGInnovate and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore’s PLAN.AI series features urban planners, innovators, technologists, researchers and investors for a discussion on tech in urban planning. It will discuss Singapore in context of data infrastructure, digital planning tools, and artificial intelligence for intelligent decision making.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MYT

Speakers: Zhongwen Huang, Director – Digital Planning Lab, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, Peter Cai, Head – Applied Data Science, Surbana Jurong, Myrna Bittner, CEO and co-founder, RUNWITHIT Synthetics, and three more.

Moderator: Victor Tan, Director – Venture Investing, SGInnovate

2. Why First-Time Founders Fail

Digital disruption, launching, scaling, raising funding, and more at this live masterclass. The speakers are business experts and coaches with over 15 years of experience helping founders build successful startups.

Get answers on any of your biggest questions about how your startup can launch, grow, scale and raise funding.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020,10:00 AM EDT

Speakers: Nilay Goyal, Founder and President, Reveille Solutions Inc., and Ash Singh, Founding Member, Startup Course Bootcamp

3. An Online Discussion Around Founder Depression and Wellbeing, with Gabe Zichermann

The mental health of founders, who put in long hours and work under extremely high expectations and pressure, is not often discussed. This free webinar is an open discussion on vulnerability, honesty, and openness around founder wellness. Founder Institute discusses these issues with a speaker who has undergone mental stress himself.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM UTC

Speakers: Gabe Zichermann, 6X Tech Entrepreneur, Author, and Public Speaker

4. Future of Work: Privacy and Data Concerns in Unprecedented Times

The drastic shift to remote working is swell with cyberthreats. This panel discusses security risks and problems stemming from the use of new technologies and business practices, as well as potential solutions that businesses can leverage.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM MYT

Speakers: Ivan Lee, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Technologies, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Dr Tan Mei Hui, Cybersecurity Specialist, Government Technology Agency, Manan Qureshi, Cyber Risk & Resiliency Executive – APAC, IBM, and Shahnawaz Backer, Principal Security Advisor, APCJ, F5 Networks

Moderator: Dr. Vivy Suhendra, Executive Director, Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium

5. Southeast Asia as an Alternative to China

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a crisis for those in the Chinese market, particularly due to supply chain disruptions. Organized by the World Trade Center Utah, this webinar evaluates countries in Southeast Asia as potential alternative markets for new sourcing and direct investment opportunities.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 09:00 AM MDT

Speakers: Jonathan Bench, Attorney at Harris Bricken, and Dustin Daugherty Head of North America Business Development at Dezan Shira & Associates

6. Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report – SMB Deep Dive

The webinar discusses Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) 2020 on cybercrime. Along with discussing the current breach landscape, and key findings from the 2020 DBIR, the speakers will also discuss how SMEs have been affected by cyberthreats in these volatile times.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 09:00 AM MDT

Speakers: Suzanne Widup, DBIR Co-Author, Verizon Business Group, and David Hylender, DBIR Co-Author, Verizon Business Group

Moderator: David Grady, Security Evangelist, Verizon Business Group

7. Adaptive Leadership: A 4-Part Framework for Your Organization to Make Sustainable Progress

Organized by Center for Asia Leadership, this webinar is designed to help business decision-makers and young professionals lead their businesses amidst hyper-uncertainty. Equip yourself with a framework for sustainable growth sourced from Harvard’s research.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 11:00 AM MYT

Speakers: Samuel Kim, MPA, Harvard University, President, Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives

8. The 6 Qualities Every Leader Needs During A Crisis

CEO of WW (formerly Weight Watchers) Mindy Grossman speaks with Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer on what important actions leaders need to be taking right now, and how they can identify opportunities in this crisis. Grossman herself took a company public during the 2008 recession.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM UTC

Speakers: Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW (formerly Weight Watchers)

Interviewer: Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur

9. Resources & Strategies for Underrepresented Business Owners to Thrive in the Post-COVID Future

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been significantly pronounced on SMEs. On this live and interactive online event, Founder Institute will discuss the challenges, resources, and opportunities available to SMEs led by women, minority, immigrant and veteran founders with Elizabeth Gore.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM HKT

Speakers: Elizabeth Gore, Co-Founder and President of Alice, Emeritus Chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, Partner of Portfolia Fund

10. How to Get from 0 to 1 with a Remote Team as a Scrappy Founder

Find out how to manage a strong and remote team and find product-market fit with a shoestring budget. Speaker Sam Udotong turned down Harvard Business School to build a startup while living below the poverty line. His company currently works out of three continents and recently raised $5 million in seed funding in 2019.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 21, 2020 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM HKT

Speakers: Sam Udotong, Co-Founder and CTO of Fireflies.ai

Check out last week’s list of free webinars here. 

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Sharon Lewis
Sharon is a Staff Writer at Jumpstart


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