Lim reflected that some targeted research before a networking event could be a lot more productive for him, which became the genesis of Jublia's Match app. Essentially, the app analyses the guest list of an event and then comes up with personalised suggestions to maximise the effectiveness of networking that can be done at the event.
"There is no substitute for hard work," Lim advised aspiring entrepreneurs. "More than 95% of startups fail. It isn't a candy coated (life). You face a lot of harsh rejections."
Organised by Koelnmesse, the Technology That Matters Series is a group of industry talks and networking events aimed to bring together innovators, researchers, scientists, technology leaders, entrepreneurs and investors under one roof. The platform to exchange ideas and share thought leadership is a run-up to the main EmTech Singapore conference taking place on 26-27 January 2015.