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Stanley Ng

Stanley has been in Insurance and financing marketing for 22 years. He is an engineering product designer by training. He is a certified Financial Planner. He had been a property investor in commercial and industrial asset in the past 10 years. He is also the founder of cowerkz, one of the 1st few Singapore co-working space in 2013. He also co-founded Coinvestz, an angel investment & business brokerage firm investing in lifestyle business like childcare, f&b, hospitality & trading in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia. He is happily married with 4 kids.

Judge - Mr Fred Then

Fred Then

Fred is the Chief Thinker and Founder of Think Solutions. He has more than 20 years of start-up experience with both local and overseas organisations. He is a serial entrepreneur (8 start-ups and counting), entrepreneurship educator, EIR, mentor, business coach, neuromarketeer, author and program designer. In Singapore, Fred has lectured and coached more than 2,000 individuals and start-up teams and helped them to dramatically improve their services and their bottom line, by changing the ways they approach and manage their customers and prospects. His intense coaching has helped entrepreneurs reduce their business failures by 90%. Fred is always in demand as a keynote speaker, trainer and mentor-in-resident with startup incubators in Singapore.

Judge - Matthias Yeo

Matthias Yeo

Matthias is MomentumZ’s Chief Operating Office responsible for driving organization’s solution strategy and technology vision globally. He serves as trusted advisor in the area of governance to seniors executives (CIOs and CISOs) and in strategizing and improving the overall security postures for their organization. Previously he was CEO of Fund Technologies, a subsidiary of Fund Asia, a parent company of regulated entities across Asia Pacific. Fund Technologies specializes in the development of financial technologies to empower businesses across Asia-Pacific. He also held the position of of Chief Innovation Officer in Fund Singapore, overseeing funding for technology start up. Matthias has an impressive record of transforming IT business and produce quantum leap approach with the ability to align transformation to business agility and brings a wealth of expertise in areas such as transformative changes, identifying GTM  strategy and defining organization direction.

 

Galven Lee

Galven was the co-founder of StandCraft, which helps brands stand out. He craft quick, modular and reusable structures that create memorable experiences. Our expertise lies in retail, event and public spaces. We recently won a national design competition to promote wellness in urban spaces. Our eventual goal is to build ‘smart structures’ that blend online/offline experiences as well as an automated online platform for clients to customise and order products. Prior to that, he built, launched, marketed and ran a travel app at StarHub for 3 years. This taught him to build and run a tech business whilst navigating the challenging corporate hierarchy. Galven am also a published author, tracking the history of the Christian Charismatic Movement in Singapore. Unfolding His Story, co-authored with Georgie Lee, is the main account of the Christian revival in Singapore of the 1970-80s. Besides innovation, technology and interdisciplinary studies, Galven is passionate about the integration of faith and business, as well as helping people live integrated lives.

Alex Tham

Alex is a CEO and Regional Managing Director with Fortune 500 companies, Board Member, Investor and Technoprenuer. He is a strategic Growth Leader with strong background in running Regional PnL, developing & executing strategy, building high performance team, business development, merger and acquisition (M&A) . He leads APAC and SEA PnL of more than US$500m. Alex is an experienced strategist and executor. Grow business from greenfield/startup to annual double digits growth. Strong M&A capability. He leads projects from several millions to US$5 billions. Alex is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned investor and founded 2 tech startups. He is a Chairman and Board of Directors of high growth companies and non-profit organizations.

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Lim Yau Boon

Yau Boon has more than 25 years experience in strategy, planning, marketing, operation and business management, across multiple industries in the Asia Pacific. He led marketing & strategy in IBM, SAP and Motorola from 2000-2015. He also co-founded several startups from 1993-2018, and serves as an adjunct lecturer in Singapore Institute of Management. He speaks and consults on marketing, design thinking, business strategy and transformation, innovation and disruption management. Prior to his latest socio-entrepreneurial ventures, he was the Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, for SAP Asia Pacific.  

Benjamin Ng

Benjamin Ng is the Co founder, Partner and Chief Networking Architect for Crowdsourcing Week (CSW). CSW is an online platform that connects people with the latest ideas and best practices in crowdsourcing and crowd innovation globally. He is the man that brought DEMO Asia into Singapore which is a premier startup event from Silicon Valley that has launched products like Adobe Acrobat, Evernote and Jawbone headsets. With his depth of experience in running startup competitions, he has been giving back to the community as a member for various technology startup companies.

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Tan Ching Ching

Ching Ching joined Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) in January 2016. As Deputy Director (Projects) at The Sandbox, the Innovation and Entrepreneurial Department within NP, she leads the PolyFinTech 100 initiative which was launched jointly by the 5 polys and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to prepare the next generation of manpower for the FinTech industry. She has also been involved in the Global Entrepreneurial and Internship Programme (GEIP) whereby she leads the opening of the Sydney and London markets for start-up internships. She also co-launches an online course, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Finance with London-based Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), with the aim to upskill the financial services professionals.

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