About Makan For Hope Festival 2021
#Makanforhope Festival 2021 is a dynamic series of virtual roundtable conversations happening throughout 24 June – 30 July 2021 within the Asia tech community. Our theme for this year is "Seeding Hope for Future Generations".
We are bringing together intellectually curious and like-minded folks for the opportunity to learn from one another and benefit from peer learning. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Fei Yue, one of Singapore’s largest charity organizations. Thus this is a unique opportunity to grow yourself while giving back at the same time.
Makan For Hope is proudly brought to you by Asia Startup Network.
Background on Host
Andrew Vranjes is the Head of Startup Ecosystem, ASEAN at Amazon Web Services. Based in Singapore, Andrew leads a team who support startups, venture capital and accelerators across Southeast Asia. Andrew helps startups grow, scale and acquire customers. Prior to AWS, Andrew held multiple leadership roles with Cisco and SingTel/Optus in Australia.
About the Session
It’s hiring like mad,” Nelson Lichtenstein, a labor historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, said of Amazon. “No American company has hired so many workers so quickly.”
Amazon hired 427,300 new employee’s in 10 months in 2020, these numbers exclude an additional ~100,000 temporary workers and replacing workers for employee churn. At our peak hiring in 2020, we were hiring ~2800 new employee’s, per day.
Come learn how Amazon builds mechanism’s to hire at scale whilst at the same time, raising the bar in terms of quality and skills of candidates hired. We will dive into how Amazon does this, the culture of hiring, Amazon’s Bar Raiser program and discussion on how you can think about applying some of this logic for your startup!
Led by Andrew Vranjes - Head of Startup Ecosystem, AWS. Andrew has interviewed over 350 candidates during his tenure at AWS and is a Bar Raiser in Training (BRIT).
Here are our Sponsors and Partners:
What does each ticket entitle you to?
1. A 90-minute intimate virtual conversation with the host, a shepherd and 9 other attendees for peer learning and networking opportunities
2. 250% tax deduction for Singapore-based attendees (only)
3. A meal e-voucher is included in the ticket price (for Singapore-based attendees only), select choice of:
4. Digital goodie bag: you enjoy a S$1,500+ worth digital goodie bag containing:
Early Bird Tickets (before 16th June 2021) -> S$100*
Regular Tickets (from 16th June 2021 onwards) -> S$150*
Please note that if you choose to pay via Stripe, there are Stripe charges of up to $5.78 on top of the donation amount. You will be paying $155.78 instead of $150 for the ticket.