Mentors

  • Former Director and Group CEO, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

    Before his retirement, Mr. Aloysius Lee was Director and Group CEO of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, based out of London. On top of that, he has held senior leadership positions at Hong Kong Telecom, Star Cruises, and Singapore Airlines. His other senior management roles were with Shui On Land Limited where he was responsible for the overall branding, sales, and strategy execution. Mr.

  • Business Technologist, Singapore Airlines

    Since 2016, Alvin has led the Starburst Accelerator program out of Asia Pacific and manage aerospace client relationships in and out of Singapore. It includes the sourcing for new startups and evaluate their technology and market offering. Alvin also supported startups’ business development efforts by advising them on strategy, and ways to engage aerospace industry stakeholders.

  • Senior Project Manager, Accedo.tv

    Raj is a PMP-Certified Senior Project Manager with extensive experience managing multiple digital projects across North America and Asia. His fields of expertise include Business Strategy, Product / Process Definitions, Digital Transformation, Service Optimisation and Consumer Experience Management (CEM).

  • Managing Partner, Stream Global Pte Ltd

    Chak has been in the ICT industry for more than 30 years. His passion in building and nurturing organizations led him to collaborate with several prominent individuals to start Stream Global Pte Ltd with the objective to invest, partner and assist entrepreneurs in realizing their optimal potentials.

  • Associate Director, Golden Equator Capital

    Cindy Teoh is a seasoned investment professional who has analysed hundreds of private Tech companies in the APAC region.

  • Non-executive Director, MayBank Singapore

    David Lee has over 30 years of payments experience. He spent 25 years at Visa International holding various senior positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer as well as President for the Asia Pacific Region.

  • Business Development Manager (Indonesia, Australia & NZ), Google Play

    David is Business Development Manager - Google Play and is responsible for managing business growth creation on Google Play for partners and to grow the ecosystem of Google Play.

  • Former Minister of Communications and Information (retired April 2018)

    Dr Yaacob Ibrahim has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1997. He served as the MP for Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) from 1997 to 2011 and Moulmein-Kallang GRC from 2011 to 2015. He was re-elected in the 2015 General Elections and is currently the MP for Jalan Besar GRC (Kolam Ayer).

  • Managing Partner, Coffee Ventures

    Eddy Lee, PhD invested in and supported more than 50 startups predominantly in the US, Singapore and Indonesia. Interest areas include mobile health, machine learning, IoT and marketplaces. He relocated from the Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia to tackle unmet needs in emerging markets by working alongside entrepreneurs in product iteration and entering international markets. 

  • Deputy General Manager, ALBEN Investments

    Grace Ma has over 17 years’ experience working with MNCs and financial industry in strategic partnership building, business development and external relations management. She’s also the co-founder, strategic investor and board advisor to several start-up companies in China and US.

  • Vice President, Macondray Holdings Pte Ltd

    Ignatius is a Vice President at Macondray Holdings Pte Ltd, an investment holding company incorporated and based in Singapore with a strong pan-Asian footprint. Ignatius currently oversees the companies investments in private companies in Myanmar and Vietnam including serving on the Board of KFC Vietnam.

  • Partner, Redhill

    Jacob started his career as a researcher advising government agencies on how to better conceptualise, plan and execute communication strategies. He was editor of LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld in Middle East and Africa, deputy editor of Gulf Business.

  • Managing Partner, Mike Bosworth Leadership Asia
    Julian partners with Mike Bosworth (author/creator of Solution Selling, CustomerCentric Selling and Story Seekers) to design and coach ‘DO TO LEARN’ programs in story building, storytelling and story tending.
  • Co-Founder & Director, IKIGAI Consultancy Services Pte Ltd

    Kit is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in audit, operational finance and corporate compliance across diverse industries, from IT, media, to consumer goods and alcoholic spirits. She is also a Chartered Secretary and certified trainer and lecturer.

  • Founder and Managing Director, Ants Franchise Consulting

    Kek is a leader in the F&B industry with depth of experience in managing brands and franchises in Asia for a global restaurant group.  He is passionate about developing people and building corporate culture and strategies to drive sustainable growth.

     

  • Founder, CEO, BWG Consulting Pte Ltd

    SJ is a seasoned industry veteran in the Technology and Financial Structuring space with a long 25+ years career in some of the biggest corporation of the world like GE Capital, Hitachi, Macquarie. He is well-regarded for innovative thinking and credited with many firsts in developing new products & services for uncharted marketplace.

  • Founder & Managing Director, MSPIRE Technologies & Services Pte Ltd

    Michael Sapir is an entrepreneur with many years of experience in innovation and technology, mainly in Telecom, Wireless Communications, Command & Control, Surveillance, Cyber Security and others. Michael has been involved in managing big projects with multi-national vendors.

  • Executive Director, Revolver Asia and Beluga Capital

    Having been owner and operator in food and beverage, venture capital and lifestyle businesses in Asia for over two decades, Michel combines robust, time-tested strategies with creative new ideas and opportunities to grow companies into successful, profitable and enduring entities. Many of these have become iconic brands in prominent Asian markets such as China, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, and Michel is often referred to as a ‘lifestyle guru’ by the media.

  • Senior Advisor, Tembusu  

    Mock Pak Lum was responsible for discovering new business opportunities for Starhub and ensuring strategic investments are synergistic with its core businesses. In addition, he provided strategic direction for StarHub’s cyber security and big data analytics solutions. Pak Lum was the Chief Technology Officer of StarHub before moving on to be the Chief Business Development Officer.

  • Co-founder & CEO, E27

    Mohan Belani is the Co-founder and CEO of E27, Asia's leading resource platform for innovation-led business, encouraging a new generation of technology leaders, creators, entrepreneurs and investors who are constantly impacting the marketplaces they work in. Mohan is also serial entrepreneur who has previously ran his own gaming company, Gokil Games.

  • HR Senior Vice President, The Northern Trust Corporation

    Peter Fay leads Human Resources across South East Asia and Australasia for Northern Trust, a global financial services organization. Throughout his 8 years with the organization, he has worked in London, Chicago, Singapore, Bangalore and Manila.

  • Chairman, Xpanasia Pte Ltd

    Phey Teck Moh is the Chairman of Xpanasia Pte Ltd, an investment and advisory company specializing in Telecommunications and Information Technology companies in Asia Pacific. He has mentored several companies including Rainmaker Labs, Metro Residences, Homage, XRVision and raised funds for the companies.

  • Managing Director, Red Dot Payment Pte Ltd

    Randy Tan is the Founder of Red Dot Payment Pte Ltd (“RDP”). He has extensive experience across the financial, payment processing and retail industries. Having worked for top Fortune 500 Multi-National Corporations, he has a record of establishing sound businesses across Asia Pacific, and breaking new ground.

  • Founder, Managing Partner, Incuvest

    Ronnie is the co-founder and Managing Partner of IncuVest.

  • Chief Information Officer & Group Director, Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) 

    From 1999 to 2017, Mrs Rosina Howe-Teo was the Chief Innovation Officer and the Group Director, Innovation and InfoComm Technology of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA). She was responsible for the formulation and implementation of LTA’s digital transformation strategies through innovation, use of smart technologies and digital services.

  • Head of Product Design, Grab

    Rudi is currently heading Product Design for Grab Ventures. Previously, he was the head of the Product Design team for Grab Transport. Rudi last held the position of UX Project Director in Mind Lens Worldwide.

  • Founding Partner and Principal Consultant, QED Consulting

    Ryan is Founding Partner and Principal Consultant of QED Consulting. He is a pioneer in social media marketing and has over 15 years of digital marketing experience

  • Investment Manager, GREE Ventures

    Samir is an early stage VC investor at GREE Ventures, a US $120M early stage pan-Asia fund. Samir joined GREE Ventures in 2017 and he currently heads the fund's investments in Indonesia while also covering the larger Southeast Asia region.

  • CEO, Footprints Investments 

    Ms. Sharon Chandran is the CEO of Footprints Investments where she actively manages investments in various sectors including Financial instruments, Food & Beverage, Real Estate, Manufacturing & Distribution, the Arts, Hospitality, Education, Impact Investing, and Foundations.

  • Co-Founder, Leo Capital

    Shwetank is an investor and innovator. He is the co-founder of Leo Capital, a venture capital fund investing in companies in India and South East Asia. Recent investments include Beato (diabetes management), Edureka (online education), Loan Simple (SME loans) and Flixstock (AI for image generation).

  • Founder, Picture Board 

    Unmish brings a rare mix of competencies that includes multi-media content creation, video-based product development, strategy & sales coupled with a deep understanding of partnership development and cross cultural collaboration in Asia & Europe.

    1. Singapore Chief Operating Officer, DBS

      In Wenxian's role as the Singapore COO at DBS Bank, she brings together various parts of the bank to deliver greater value and synergies across our Singapore franchise. 

    2. Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alpha JWC Ventures

      Will Ongkowidjaja is a venture capitalist with top-tier investment banking and management consulting background.

    3. Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank

      William Park is an Executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on Global Payment Initiatives across the retail bank’s footprint. Over the last ten years, William has worked in various capacities ranging from institutional banking in Europe to, most recently, business management for the Group CEO of Retail Banking & Global Head of Brand & Marketing.

       

    4. Deputy Director, Digital Technology, SP Group Ltd

      Winston currently leads the Engineering Excellence team in SP Group but he's also known as a full-stack engineer, entrepreneur and startup advisor. Winston’s experience in startups started about 10 years ago with numerous successful startups including Wego, Viki, Friendster amongst others.

    5. Technical Principal, Tech JDI

      Despite having a large experience cache of software development, my ultimate interest still lies in the field of reconfigurable computing and I hope to have an opportunity to do research in that field one day. Other interests include large scale distributed data and computing, efficient network transport layers and protocols and data encryption.