Venuerific, Among Top 8 Startups for Channel News Asia’s Reality Show “Start-UP” Season 5

The Venuerific team at one of their unique event spaces, Swiss Club

Singapore, 1st November 2017 – Over 900 start-ups competed to grab the position of top 40 start-ups at Slingshot@SWITCH 2017 an initiative by SPRING Singapore to provide a platform for budding start-ups in the hunt for the “The Next Best Idea” from a passionate team that is commercially competent. Venuerific was chosen as one of the top start-ups by a pool of top-tier Venture Capitalists and also rose to success by becoming the title winner of “Audience Choice Award” securing 20% of the overall votes among the 40 start-ups.

In addition to this accolade, Venuerific was also chosen as one of the top 8 start-ups to be featured on Channel News Asia’s reality show named “Start-UP” on its 5th season. Start-UP is a hit reality series that follows the journey of top start-ups through a series of rounds with assigned challenges to win the attention of 3 biggest Venture Capitalists and a grand prize of up to SGD 2M worth of funding. The show will take its airtime at 10.30pm next Saturday, 11th November 2017.

Venuerific team on stage together with 5 other top start-ups chosen to be a part of Channel News Asia’s Start-UP Season 5 reality show at Slingshot@Switch

Having started as one man’s dream, Venuerific has now become a shared vision among its young and dynamic team. Ricardo Sentosa, formerly at JP Morgan, RBS and Susquehanna felt stuck in the humdrum of a 9-6 job and dared to take the leap into solving the problem he had realized. As they say “a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor,” after series of storms and wrecks that taught him the skills of a persevering entrepreneur, Venuerific sprouted. Over four years, it has expanded into Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Hong Kong with a strong base in Singapore and a collection of over 900 unique event venues making it the biggest event venues marketplace in Southeast Asia.

“Apart from getting to meet so many interesting people, we also get to discover amazing spaces and have the opportunity to work with their businesses. Like other industries that have been disrupted by technology (i.e. uber for transportation, airbnb for accommodation), the events industry is also undergoing a major transition. Venuerific is at the heart where this change is taking place and we are very excited to see what happens over the next few years” says Ricardo.

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