Tuesday May 02,2023

Mentorship matters. Through our Meet the Mentor series, learn more about the mentors in our network and the role mentoring could play in your start-up. In today’s feature, we will be spotlighting Frank Lee, Managing Director, Jumpstart Disruptive Innovations.

Jeanette has built her marketing profession in various MNCs; Leading trends and creating new products to positively impact people’s health and well-being were her key missions.  She has developed prominent global brands, spearheaded large scale innovation & brand communication projects and is passionate about facilitating growth through marketing, innovation and communication. 

Fintech/payments executive with 12-year track record creating enduring enterprise value as strategic CFO, Board member, and trusted business partner
Led equity fundraisings, established global banking relationships, structured working capital facilities, developed comprehensive programs for treasury & risk management

Proven deal maker on cross border M&A, post-merger integration, spin-offs, and restructurings

I am a business leader, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and start-up coach.

Wednesday Apr 19,2023

Article by AY2022/23 Semester 2 Greenhouse Student Community Managers

Cheryl Vanessa Devan (Year 3, School of Accountancy),  Clement Wong Jing Liang (Year 2, School of Computing and Information Systems), Shanice Ellevina (Year 2, Lee Kong Chian School of Business),  Shaune Chow (Y3, School of Socials Science), Khiew Wei Jun (Year 2, Lee Kong Chian School of Business)

After a 15+ year international career in M&A and Consulting at blue chip companies and a 3-year successful stint as an EdTech founder, Hester co-founded Epic Angels, Asia's largest female angel investment collective. She is also a Venture Partner at Kaizenvest, and a mentor and coach, applying her broad experience across domains to develop agile leaders, resilient entrepreneurs, and talented investors who are driven by a sense of purpose.

With 20 years of experience in branding, design, consumer goods and eCommerce space, Rain was the youngest Design Director at P&G Asia. He went on to co-found two consumer goods start-ups, and led product development at Rainforest, a leading Amazon eCommerce aggregator. He has worked across APAC, China, US and European markets in the areas of Home Goods, Babycare, Consumer Healthcare & Functional Foods.

Frank Lee is Partner in TNF Ventures since 2012, a seed-stage investment firm which has 20 portfolio companies, most of which have raised Series A/B investments, or are exited. He has a good network and understanding of the tech start-up ecosystem and fund/grant environment in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Tuesday Mar 28,2023

  • The portfolio of IP and Tech Transfer currently managed by SMU’s Office of Research and Tech Transfer will transit and be housed under the SMU Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SMU IIE)
  • SMU IIE’s Commercialisation unit, which assumes management of the IP and Tech Transfer portfolio will be renamed as Knowledge Transfer and Commercialisation

Singapore, 28 March 2023 - SMU will be centralising all innovation and enterprise-related services under the SMU Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SMU IIE) from 1 April 2023.

Peter is Executive Chairman of HOPE Technik Pte Ltd, a company he co-founded in 2006. HOPE Technik has businesses in the engineering of Professional Service Robotics and Special-Purpose Vehicles.

Peter received his bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2003 where he started the NUS Formula SAE racecar engineering team as well as the programme for the Robotic Exploration at the Great Pyramid in Egypt with National Geographic.


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