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Softlayer Technologies Inc.

Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. SoftLayer is the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world with a diverse customer portfolio from Web startups to global enterprises.

Rightscale Inc. 

RightScale® Inc., cloud management enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Since 2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga.

Startup Research

Singapore Summer 2012 Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is the target market big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research, such as surveys? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Choose your business and market.

Date:
2012-05-30, 06:30 PM

Mentors

Jeffrey Paine
Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Phalgun Raju
Regional Director & General Manager, SE Asia, HK, Taiwan, Inmobi
Kong Soon Chak
Managing Partner, Stream Global
Steven Fang
Executive Director & Group CEO, Cordlife Ltd

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