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Startup Grind Singapore Hosts Jason Sew Hoy, COO at



Jason Sew Hoy,

99designs, the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace, connects businesses looking for design work with more than 225,000 graphic designers from around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has hosted more than 210,000 design contests for customers and has paid out $53,000,000 USD to its design community. The company secured $35M in first-round funding in 2011 from Silicon-Valley based Accel Partners and several angel investors

An early member of 99designs, Jason has been instrumental in the company's rapid 5-year growth and global expansion. As Chief Operating Officer and Asia-Pacific General Manager, he is passionate about product strategy, user experience, internationalisation and creating a high-performance product development team.

Born in New Zealand, Jason holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Otago. His previous roles include general management, business development, account management and service delivery positions with tech companies and multinationals.

We are excited to host Jason Sew at Startup Grind Singapore on 07th June 2013. Grab a seat for the event now to hear about the story of 5 years crowdsourced design with success and challenges. Don't miss a chance to mingle with Singapore's designers community as well.


Fireside Chat Moderator

Bernard Leong, Technology Manager, Most of Worlds Business Unit at Vistaprint

Co-founder of SGEntrepeneurs


6:00pm Networking and Food

6:45pm Fireside Chat

7:30pm Q & A

8:00pm More Networking




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Hosted By Son Le Thanh, Director of Startup Grind Singapore

Son is a software developer and co-founder of, an interactive map representing startup community in Singapore.
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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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


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  • Son Le T.

    To those of you who missed the event last week, you can view the video at

    June 16, 2013

  • Rio

    There was a whole lot of sharing going on. Jason is articulate, genuine, and generous in providing specific examples of how 99designs dealt with growing pain.

    June 8, 2013

  • Vasu K.

    Sorry could not make it:(

    June 7, 2013

  • Son Le T.

    See who are coming to Startup Grind Singapore Meetup tonight at We have beers!! Thanks @99designs for sponsoring us

    June 7, 2013

  • Son Le T.

    Yes you can but ticket sold at the door costs 15$

    June 2, 2013

  • Timothy C.

    can i pay cash on the day itself?

    June 2, 2013

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