79 Ayer Rajah Crescent
Comet: SGInnovate’s Talent Networking Event
Organised by SGInnovate
At Comet, a select group of talent like yourself would be able to connect with Singapore’s forefront deep tech companies over one evening through a series of “speed-dating” conversations. Through these interactions, you could potentially find your next impactful role with companies in areas of AI, MedTech, robotics, energy and mobility solutions.
To date, SGInnovate has been actively supporting talented individuals find roles with promising companies like TAIGER (Applied AI solutions), Sensorflow (Energy management solutions), and Microsec (IoT Cybersecurity solutions).
We will review your submission and assess your suitability, before sending a confirmation email to selected individuals nearer to the event date.
6:00pm - Registration
6:30pm - Company pitches (along with dinner and refreshments)
7:15pm - Comet interviews (5 min conversations for companies with attendees)
9:00pm - End
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