Mentorship Clinic

About the Mentorship Clinic

The Mentorship Clinic is a new initiative by NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur) set up to accelerate the entrepreneurial journeys of students. Meet more than 30 mentors consisting of faculty, staff, and alumni industry practitioners across different industries.  Make an appointment to see the mentor whose expertise is closest match to your needs. The clinic opens once a week, mentorship is on 1-1 basis, and for 30 minutes. Students are required to provide information on advice required from the mentor in the mentorship booking system.

 

Benefits of the Mentorship Clinic

  • One-to-one guidance from experienced mentors
  • Expand your network for collaborations
  • Gateway to fresh perspectives and new ideas

 

Registration for a Mentorship Clinic session

Please note that mentorship is subjected to mentor’s availability and is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can register for any available slots or join the waiting list if the slots are fully booked. As the availability for mentorship slots are limited, we encourage students to register as early as possible to secure your preferred mentor and timeslot.

Steps to register for the Mentorship Clinic

  1. Decide on the mentor who may address your need
  2. You may need to create an account if you do not have one yet. Please use your NTU email address to sign up. 
  3. Log into the system
  4. Select your mentor and browse for available mentorship slots
  5. Choose a suitable timeslot
  6. Register: You will be prompted you to enter your name, email, contact number and a short summary on advice required from your mentor. Look out for a booking confirmation email.

Students are reminded to be respectful of the mentor's time and expertise. Please be on time and come prepared with questions or topics you would like to discuss with your mentor. The duration of each session is 30 minutes.

After the session, you can send a thank-you note to the mentor and follow up on any action items or tasks discussed during the session.

Click here to book!

Mentors

02 Louis Chan

Mr Louis Chan
Portfolio Director, AR Global Holdings Pte Ltd 
Corporate Services Manager, ALP Law Corporation 

Mr Louis Chan is a Portfolio Director at AR Global Holdings Pte Ltd and Corporate Services Manager at ALP Law Corporation. He has more than a decade of experience and is now specialised in cross-border business strategy and development (Singapore-China).  

He is the key consultant for foreign companies seeking to expand into Singapore and was an Executive Director on a SGX Mainboard Listed company.   

He is also involved in the Entrepreneurship Eco-System in China and is an instructor with NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur). He has consistently received an average score of 4 and above for teaching evaluation. 

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Areas of Expertise:
Real Estate Valuation, Banking & Finance, Cross-border Business Strategy

15 Dr Chan Ying Lock

Dr. Chan Ying Lock 
D.HTM, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
MBA, Nanyang Technological University
B.Acc, University of Singapore

Dr. Chan Ying Lock started his career as an accountant and auditor in PMM (now KPMG) and moved on to corporate finance with a British merchant bank and venture capital with Transpac Capital.  

He managed an international publishing business and was invited by the Tote Board to set up SEHub, Singapore's first statutory impact fund, now called raiSE Singapore. In 2015, he joined Garden Impact Investments as Director of Investments and now heads Oaktree Impact Consulting.  

His domain knowledge and experience are in helping new businesses manage their growth and expansion in their financial management. He also teaches management accounting for 17 years at Nanyang Business School (NBS) and financing for new ventures at NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur) and NTU School of Biological Sciences (SBS). 


Areas of Expertise:
Financial Accounting Consulting

20-Ted-Chiu-Hao-Chen

Mr Ted Chen
Co-founder and CEO, Evercomm Singapore

Mr Ted Chen is the Co-founder and CEO of Evercomm Singapore – “one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing Sustainability AI companies in the cleantech sector.” Evercomm is an Enterprise Singapore Scale-up Company and also accredited by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The company works closely with the United Nations and governments worldwide to pilot industry-scale sustainability transformation initiatives.

Ted is also the youngest to receive the prestigious Singapore Energy Award and recognized as one of the digital pioneers by the Singapore Committee on the Future Economy (CFE).

Beside Evercomm. Ted is an expert technical partner for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Telecommunication Union’s Generation Connect board member and Science Policy Focal Point for the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY). Ted has notably received the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Tatler Asia's Social Impact Award, and made it to World Cities Summit Young Leader and Forbes’ Inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia List.

Areas of Expertise:
Tech Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Development, Youths Engagement Policy 

The mentorship session with Ted Chen has concluded. Email [email protected] for any enquiries. 

18 Audrey Chen

Ms Audrey Chen Yihan
Board of Directors, Urovo Technology Holdings

Holding a strong belief in a growth mindset and life-long learning, Ms Chen Yihan (Audrey) has been a continuous learner with a special interest in education, entrepreneurship, and business management. Her areas of interest are personal development, entrepreneurial decision-making, and project management.  

Trained in education research and business management, Audrey has built up a career path covering major stages of enterprise development: start-up, SME, listed companies, as well as public education institutions. She has contributed to the organizations in aspects from operation to strategy, such as team building, emerging trends / special topic research, project management, business development, and strategic planning and implementation.   

Areas of expertise:
Business Development, Business Management, Project Management

22-Stanley-Chia

Mr Stanley Chia
Co-founder, Cialfo

Mr Stanley Chia is the Co-founder of Cialfo, a Series B stage start-up that is democratizing college access globally. Cialfo serves over 3,000 education institutions across 105 countries, providing high school college counselors with comprehensive information, powerful process management tools, and AI-powered college guidance support.

Stanley graduated from Nanyang Technological University with Second Upper Class Honours in the Bachelor of Accountancy and Minor in Entrepreneurship. Stanley's passion for social entrepreneurship began in 2010 when he founded Envisage Education Pte Ltd, a social enterprise that empowers youths to create positive change in their communities. He has rich past experiences serving on national initiatives, including being a committee member of the Our Singapore Conversations, a supervisory board member of the REACH Supervisory Panel, and the council member of Social Development Network-Trust.

Currently, Stanley volunteers as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence in Ngee Ann Polytechnic Start-up Incubator, School Advisory Committee member of Pei Cai Secondary School, and Co-Chairs the SGTech EdTech Committee. Stanley enjoys collaborating with CIALFO partners to equip students with the capabilities to achieve their educational and career aspirations.

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Areas of Expertise:
Social Entrepreneurship, Education Technology, Start-up, Strategic Management, Expansion into international markets

03 Kenneth Chiam - e

Mr Kenneth Chiam
Founder and Director, Global Homestay Services
Principal Consultant, Solutionz Consulting
NTU Bachelor of Accounting
Master of Science in Technopreneurship & Innovation Programme (MSc TIP), NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur)

Mr Kenneth Chiam is the founder and director of Global Homestay Services, a hospitality business providing accommodation and travel-related services. He also runs Solutionz Consulting, providing business strategy and planning, accounting, finance, and taxation advisory services.

As a Chartered Accountant (Singapore), he has extensive experience in the private education industry, having been appointed as a school director in 2008. Kenneth is also an educator and has been facilitating the entrepreneurial journey for various undergraduate courses at NTU since 2006. He holds adjunct positions as associate lecturer, course lead, and curriculum developer at other educational institutions. He is a Specialist Adult Educator (SAE-Facilitation) with the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) under Singapore's SkillsFuture framework.

In addition to his professional and academic pursuits, Kenneth has been involved in other entrepreneurial endeavors, including a family-owned pet hotel business that ended with an equity-sale exit. He received the Advanced Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education in 2011 and Teaching Merit Award (2016) and Teaching Excellence Award (2017, 2022) by Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Strategy and Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

04 Adrian Chye

Mr Adrian Chye
General Manager, Mediafreaks Group of Companies

Mr Adrian Chye is the General Manager of Mediafreaks Group of Companies, an award-winning tech new media entertainment company. He is an instructor for the E-Startups and Social Media Strategies Elective (ET5122) and Mentor for the NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur). His biggest dream is to build a sustaining and profitable business, while also providing for his loved ones and contributing back to society.

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Areas of Expertise:
Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategies, Start-ups 

 

26-Elaine-Claire

Ms Elaine Claire
Certified Special Needs Educator 

Ms Elaine Claire is an Extraordinaire changemaker who believes in enriching lives and impacting growth - by being steadfast in extraordinary through what she do - as a special needs educator and an advocate for zero waste living in sustainability which she champions till today through her artisanal bakes. She continues to be of positive impact for the mental health, special needs and low income, with that she hopes to inspire the next generation with her beliefs and values.  

Areas of expertise:
Special Needs Education/ Zero Waste Living / Change Management

Adrian Fan-E

Mr Adrian Fan
CEO & Founder, Survon Inc 

Mr Adrian Fan is a Harvard Business School alumnus and an accomplished entrepreneur hailing from both Singapore and the United States. He currently manages two innovative ventures: Survon, an award-winning Harvard start-up that leverages artificial intelligence for cancer imaging, and CuroAI, a mental health start-up that offers comprehensive mental health support and monitoring capabilities through an AI chatbot. He is also an alumnus of Nanyang Technological University's School of Biological Sciences. Adrian's expertise is in entrepreneurship, start-up, strategy, innovation, and commercialisation. 

Areas of expertise:
Entrepreneurship, Start-up, Strategy, Innovation, Commercialisation 

01 Farhan Firdaus

Mr Farhan Firdaus
Partner at Meet Ventures
Former COO at Oracare Group
Mentor at TechStars, SeedStars and 500 US IVLP (Entrepreneurship) Representative
EUVP (Entrepreneurship) Representative
Master of Science in Technopreneurship & Innovation Programme (MSc TIP), NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur)

Mr Farhan Firdaus is a venture builder and operations professional who was the COO of OraCare Group where he helped to grow the company to raise US$24M and expand to 24 locations. He was also the Head of Venture Building at Seristine Group where he led a portfolio company to US$1M revenue within 1+ years.

He has mentored close to 500 startup founders in the ASEAN and Oceania region, some of whom have won national-level competitions and been invested by state-level companies and multinational conglomerates.

Farhan has also been recognised as one of the most outstanding young professionals in Singapore, receiving the Ten Outstanding Young Person Award in Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University Outstanding Young Alumni Award. He has been recognized by the European Commission, US State Department and NVPC as a Company of Good Fellow.

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Area of Expertise:
Business Models, Partnerships, Business Development, Investments, Market Expansion to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore


17-Filippo

Mr Filippo Giachi
Founder, Technology Professional, Board Advisor

Mr Filippo has been the founder and Managing Director of NTT DOCOMO’s digital business in Asia Pacific, leading it from inception to multibillion-dollar turnover in the span of a few years. During this time, he has been building and scaling a variety of tech businesses for the company, with successful product/service launches across multiple geographies and forging enduring alliances with key corporate clients and partners – especially telecoms, OTTs, payments and app stores.

Previously, heading Business Development for Asia Pacific in RCS, a European media company, Filippo led the launch of OTTs and content partnerships - focusing on mobile gaming, music majors, video streaming providers (SVOD) and handsets manufacturers (OEM).

Having lived in the region for about 15 years, predominantly between Singapore, India and Australia, Filippo has an extended network of executives and talent in the broader technology space and is a regular guest speaker at industry events.

During his free time, Filippo is an avid reader and a sports enthusiast, having been a competitive swimmer and coach in the early 2000s, and loves to dedicate time to students and entrepreneurs, mainly via mentorship programs.

Filippo received an MBA degree from SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy, with a deep dive in Marketing of Media and Entertainment at NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York.

Areas of Expertise:
Fintech, Entrepreneurship, Subscription Economy, SaaS, Digital/mobile Products, OTTs, Venture Building, Go-to-market, Sales, Partnerships, B2B, B2C

 

Alvin Goh

Mr Alvin Goh
Co-founder | CHRO | Board Advisor (F&B | Social Enterprise); Certified Coach and Mentor; Former Entrepreneur (STEM Education); Corporate Leader in HR Development, Education Research, Projects, Technology and Knowledge Management

Alvin is an adaptive and seasoned practitioner, and mentor (academic and community) with expertise and T-shaped competencies in entrepreneurship, business management, HR development (HRD), education research, design innovation, STEM, projects, and knowledge management (KM).

He is the Co-founder/ CHRO/ Board Advisor of a F&B/ Social Enterprise, with over 5 years of prior entrepreneurship experience in STEM education as a Director, as well as about 15 years of corporate managerial experience in HRD, programme management, projects, technology, and knowledge management, within the Public Service (including IHL, academy, and non-profit organisations), MNC and SME.

As part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Alvin is also a certified coach and mentor for youth development (academic and community) and is part of the judging panel for the annual SG Invention Convention.

Areas of Expertise:
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business Management, HR Development, Education Research, Innovation by Design, Projects, and Knowledge Management.

05 Kai Joo Jason Ho

Mr Jason Ho Kai Joo
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Practitioner Faculty

Mr Jason is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and practitioner faculty in 48 universities in UK, USA, France, Australia, and Singapore with more than 2 decades of experiences. His primary venture, The Guild of Storytellers Pte Ltd has represented the University of Cambridge (England) for Entrepreneurship to the British Royal Family in The Royal Visit in 2018. Jason is an alumnus of University of Cambridge (MSt), Imperial College London (MBA) and a Life member of the Oxbridge Society.

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Areas of Expertise:
Marketing and Strategy

 

26 Dr Hoon SK

Dr Sing-Keow Hoon
PH.D. Business Administration
Leadership Lecturer, Coach and Consultant
Organisational Behaviours Analyst
Cross-cultural Leadership and Communication Advisor 

Dr Sing-Keow Hoon is an experienced and knowledgeable holistic leadership coach with extensive experience in leadership coaching and counselling, analysing organisational behaviour, developing cross-cultural leadership and communication. She has lived and worked in Sweden for 40 years before returning to Singapore and has a profound understanding of Scandinavian leadership and management practices.

Dr Hoon has worked with various Swedish MNCs when living in Sweden and has conducted seminars on cross-cultural leadership and communication for clients such as Dow Chemical, ABB, British Oxygen, and Ericsson Telecommunication. She is also a guest lecturer at various universities and higher educational institutions throughout Europe, China, and North America. Additionally, Dr. Hoon was an external supervisor for MSc TIP students in entrepreneurship case writing at NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur).

Areas of expertise:
Holistic Leadership, Leadership Coaching and Counselling, Organisational Behaviour, Cross-cultural Leadership

08 Kelvin Kok

Mr Kelvin Kok 
Technopreneur, Angel investor, CEO AI Startups
Master of Science in Technopreneurship & Innovation Programme (MSc TIP), NTU Entrepreneurship Academy 
(NTUpreneur)
Master of Science in Knowledge Management (KM), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Mr Kelvin is the Chief Executive and Founder of Future Groupe Pte Ltd, a Mil-tech consulting firm that has pivoted to be a Deep Tech company dipping into the space of Artificial Intelligence, to explore AI possibilities to make lives easier, safer, and smarter.

He is also the investor and COO / Co-founder of Ailiverse, an AI start-up developing no-code AI SaaS solutions for developers.

He is an active community leader, KM practitioner and a certified facilitator for adult learners.  

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Areas of expertise:
Entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence, Organisation excellence, Community service

 

27-Eric-Lam

Mr Eric Lam
Founder and Venture Principal, Recast Ventures 

Mr Eric Lam is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of Zero-to-One start-up experience. He successfully founded and exited one of the region’s most successful STEM EduTech company, raising over SGD20m from individual and institutional investors, including publicly listed companies. As the CEO of his enterprise, Eric's vision led to the development of highly acclaimed Edutech learning products. He also co-founded and exited an edtech start-up in Australia within two years. 

Eric's expertise extends to setting up new ventures in Asia Pacific and the USA, investing in and mentoring start-ups in various industries in Singapore, and scaling businesses regionally, in the USA, and the Middle East. His unique insights on business design, opportunity identification, competition, and entrepreneurship have earned him invitations to share his educational and disruptive competition narrative at MBA programs and international conferences. 

Additionally, Eric served as a Venture Partner at a venture fund focusing on early-stage investments in medical and healthcare technology and is the author of the upcoming book, "The Fast Founder: How to Get from Start-up to Exit in 36 months" (to be released in 2H 2023 by Marshall Cavendish International Press). 

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Areas of expertise:
Serial Entrepreneurship, Corporate and Start-up Venture Building, EduTech, Business Expansion and Scaling 

06 Dr Li Zhi-Feng (1)

Assoc Prof Li Zhi-Feng 
Department of Information Technology and Operations Management, Nanyang Business School

Professor Li is an Associate Professor at the Nanyang Business School. He has been with NTU since 1994 and has held various visiting positions. His research has been published in major international journals, including Accident Analysis & Prevention, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE on Intelligent Transport System, among others.

 He is an international expert on revenue management and congestion pricing. He has provided advisory services to many government agencies and has also served as a consultant/advisor to several MNCs, listed companies and start-ups. He teaches entrepreneurship courses such as Master of Science in Technopreneurship & Innovation Programme and covers various entrepreneurship topics for executive education programs at NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur).

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Areas of Expertise:
Transportation Consulting (Economics and Congestion Pricing, Revenue Management and Operations Research)

23-Dr-Liwei

Dr Li Wei
Co-founder and CEO, Transfong Ventures

Dr Li Wei is a seasoned R&D and technology commercialisation expert with over 18 years of experience. He is the CEO and founder of Transfong Ventures, a venture builder that supports deep tech companies in launching overseas businesses and establishing technology commercialisation partnerships in Singapore and China. Transfong Ventures has operations centers in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Xiamen and is backed by government agencies, research institutes, technology companies, and investors in Singapore and China.

Prior to founding Transfong Ventures, Dr Li spent 10 years at the Agency of Science, Technology and Research in Singapore, focusing on IP management, technology commercialisation, and industry R&D partnerships. He also has 5 years of engineering and R&D project management experience at SSMC, a joint venture of TSMC and NXP in Singapore.

Dr Li is an experienced educator, advisor to the Fujian IP Administration and Fuzhou High-Tech Park Administration, and an executive member of various associations. He holds a PhD, a Bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronics, and a Master of Business Administration.

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Areas of expertise:
IP management, R&D Partnerships, R&D and Technology Commercialisation

10 Prof Liu Lerwen

Prof Liu Lerwen 
PhD in Physics 
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship (Practice) 
NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur) 

Prof Liu Lerwen is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship (Practice) at NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur). She teaches various entrepreneurship programs focusing on sustainability and circular economy, empowering students with mindset, knowledge, and skills. She has over 25 years of global business development experience supporting research commercialization, impact, and nurturing start-ups.  

She is the founding director of STEAM Platform, focusing on youth empowerment with convergent STEM knowledge, strategic communication skills, and entrepreneurship for SDGs2030, Circular Economy, and Industry 4.0.  

 Her academic research areas cover semiconductor transports and nanostructure studies, and later, entrepreneurship ecosystem and circular economy studies. She is an author and co-editor of the 1st Textbook, “An Introduction to Circular Economy” published by Springer Nature in Dec. 2020 (ISBN: 978-981-15-8509-8, at link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-15-8510-4). This book was awarded the Springer Nature’s China Development Award in 2021.   

Areas of expertise:
Sustainability, Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Financing 

07 Jason Lee

Mr Jason Lee 
Founder & CEO of Scent by SIX
Master of Science in Technopreneurship & Innovation Programme (MSc TIP), NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur)

Mr Jason, founder, and CEO of Scent by SIX decided to pursue his passion for fragrances at the age of 30 to launch the artisanal brand. As a former management associate at Givaudan, he partnered with the perfume house to create a collection of fine fragrances inspired by his favourite destinations.

Since its launch in 2016, the brand has collaborated with established local brands such as Singapore Airlines and Eu Yan Sang to create their bespoke scents. Jason has also conducted scent workshops for luxury brands such as Piaget, Lexus and Ritz Carlton, and expanded its retail network.

The brand has been recognized for its commitment to hard work and passion, receiving the Made with Passion initiative and the Promising Brand award from the Singapore Prestige Brand Award.

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Areas of expertise:
Brand Development and management, Business development and expansion, Retail operations and management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

12 Prof Lee Kwan Min (1)

Prof Lee Kwan Min 
Inaugural Korea Foundation Professor, Contemporary Korean Society and New Media 
Director of UX (User Experience) Lab at Nanyang Technological University 

Prof Kwan Min Lee (Ph.D., Stanford) is the inaugural Korea Foundation Professor in Contemporary Korean Society and New Media, and the Director of UX (User Experience) Lab at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). 

He was the founding director of Interaction Science Research Center and the founding WCU (World Class University) Professor of the Interaction Science at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). He also directed Samsung Electronics' User Experience (UX) Group and the Creative Lab (C-Lab) as one of the youngest vice presidents in the Samsung corporate history.  

He specializes in UX research and design, social and psychological effects of (Information and Communication Technologies), and human machine interaction including human computer interaction (HCI), human robot interaction (HRI), and human automobile interaction (HAI). 

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Areas of Expertise:
User Experience (UX) Consulting

 

16 Harish Methil

Mr Harish Metil 
Managing Director – AmpUp Advisory Pte Ltd 
Innovation Advisor- IPI Sing (A sub of Enterprise Singapore) 
Former- Chief Exec Officer (Raj Petro- A Brenntag Group Co) 
Former- President& CEO (Kemin Food Technologies Asia Pac) 

Mr Harish Methil is the Managing Director of AmpUp Advisory, an Innovation Advisor with IPI Singapore, and former Chief Executive Officer of Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd, a multi-faceted petroleum and lubricant manufacturing and marketing company.  

Harish was previously President of Kemin Food Technologies Asia, managing the Asia Pacific region. He is passionate about sustainable food systems and contributing towards UN Sustainability Development Goals. He has two decades of experience in food systems, including Agri inputs, food/farm animal health and nutrition, food processing, manufacturing, preservation, shelf-life extension and food safety. 

He has a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from University of Calicut, India, and a Master in Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has also completed an Executive program on circular economy and sustainability strategies and an e-diploma on Sustainable Business Strategies from Harvard Business School. He enjoys constant learning and is a member of Booth Alumni mentor club and an angel investor in start-ups. 

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Consulting and Strategy in Food Tech, Specialty Chemicals 

09 Ngiam Tee Woh

Mr Ngiam Tee Woh
Entrepreneur, Engineer and Educator

Mr Tee Woh has nearly 30 years of experience in Entrepreneurship, Design Engineering and educating the next generation. He is currently involved in the Business Development of a UK-based Entrepreneurship Simulation software in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2020, the software was accepted by MOE China as an approved entrepreneurship simulation software.

He has taught Entrepreneurship at the Masters Level in collaboration with Tsinghua University, delivered the inaugural lecture at Universitas Pelita Harapan-Medan, and is currently an adjunct at NTU, SUSS, NAFA-University Arts London and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He has also been involved as a Business Plan Mentor with NTU Entrepreneurship Academy's initial batches of Chinese MSc candidates.

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Areas of Expertise:
Digital Strategy and Transformation

13 Dr. Kumaran Rajaram PhD SO (002)

Dr Kumaran Rajaram
Senior Lecturer, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation

Dr Kumaran Rajaram is a Senior Lecturer with the Leadership, Management and Organization Division at the Nanyang Business School and Deputy Academic Director (Liaison) at NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur). He specializes in Global Leadership and International Management and teaches in undergraduate, postgraduate and execution education courses.

He has a Ph.D. with Distinction in Business and Management (majoring in Leadership in Organizational Science, Learning Intelligence and Culture) and has received multiple competitive school, university and national level research grants and awards. He is the Founder of Research Lab for Learning Intelligence, Innovation and Culture of Learning and has many years of leadership and senior management experience in organizational change, business development and strategic management.

He is a practicing c-suite executive coach and management consultant, where his expert advice focuses on leadership, people & culture, organizational & institutional learning, business ventures & strategies, entrepreneurial mindset and change management.

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Development, Ventures & Strategies

Angelina Terlaki

Ms Angelina Terlaki
Co-Founder, Red Dot Analytics  

Ms Angelina began her entrepreneurial journey studying Entrepreneurship at Athens University of Economics and Business before pursuing a Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme (MSc TIP) at NTU, Singapore. She enhanced her expertise through an innovation programme at UC Berkeley. Working at NTU's CAP Lab, she co-founded Red Dot Analytics (RDA), focusing on AI-based green data center tech. Angelina managed fundraising, product design, and marketing at RDA. In 2023, Angelina's achievements led to her inclusion in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List for Enterprise Technology.  

Areas of Expertise:
Fundraising, Product Design, Marketing, Innovation, Enterprise Technology
Ted Teo

Mr Ted Teo
Corporate Lawyer, Shook Lin  

Mr Ted is a corporate lawyer with a focus in mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and regulatory compliance. Apart from providing legal advice to Technology Giants and Fortune 500 companies as they grow their presence in Singapore, Ted supports start-ups with their fundraising activities and safeguards the interests of its founders.

As the host of an entrepreneurship business podcast that has been heard in over 60 countries, Ted shares actionable entrepreneurship advice from seasoned entrepreneurs. From billionaires to Shark Tank alumni, Ted covers a wide range of business topics and helps unpack the founder’s journey of his interviewees into easy digestible lessons for entrepreneurs.

Areas of expertise:
Mergers and Acquisitions, Fundraising, Regulatory Compliance
25--Su-E

Ms Su-E Yap
Director for Corporate Engagement, Asia Pacific for The Nature Conservancy

She is the Director of corporate engagement for The Nature Conservancy, Asia Pacific. Her role focuses on building commercially sustainable solutions that work in Asia. TNC operates in 70 territories, and in Singapore focuses on driving sustainable solutions, raising climate and conservation funding and transforming business practices. 

She was previously Vice-President of sustainability-focused venture builder Wavemaker Impact, which supports companies looking to decarbonise. Over her career, she has worked for the consulting firm McKinsey and was also a senior economist for Singapore’s central bank and regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Areas of expertise:
Venture capital, Founders, Start-ups, Climate tech, Agritech, Climate change, Net-zero, Economic development, Management consulting, Southeast Asia.

 

21-Ivy-Wu

Ms Ivy Wu
Co-founder and CMO, Formfty Singapore

Ms Wu Tingyu (Ivy) is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for innovation in consumer electronics. With over seven years of experience in marketing and branding, Ivy has launched multiple award-winning global product campaigns, including a CES Best of Innovation Award.

She played a crucial role in the expansion of China-based consumer electronics startup XGIMI, which eventually went public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. In 2019, Ivy co-founded Formfty, a 3D printing service-oriented company that supports the design and manufacturing of next-generation consumer electronics and medical products.

Through Formfty, she hopes to create a community where young innovators and entrepreneurs can learn and collaborate to create positive change. Ivy is also a mentor to budding entrepreneurs in both China and the US, leveraging her expertise in international branding and marketing, digital marketing, e-commerce operations, and business development to help startups achieve multi-million dollar revenues.

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Areas of Expertise:
Branding, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce Operations, Business Development

The mentorship session with Ivy Wu has concluded. Email [email protected] for any enquiries. 

11 Dr Xia Zhiqiang

Dr Xia Zhiqiang 
Academic Director and Postgraduate & Undergraduate Programmes Lead,
NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur)

Dr Xia Zhiqiang is the Academic Director and Postgraduate & Undergraduate Programmes Lead at the NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur). He oversees the Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation programme (MSc TIP) and provides strategic direction to the management and operation of the MiE and SMiE programmes. He has won recognition for developing educational partnership with top international universities and institutions, as well as overseas entrepreneurship immersion and international venture competitions.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and served as the President of International Council for Small Business (Singapore Chapter) from 2015 to 2017. He has helped many entrepreneurs and startups in securing venture funding or strategizing business growth or international development. In 2019, he received the Commendation Medal (Education) on Singapore's National Day.

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Model, Venture Financing, Team Building, Business Development

24--Jackie-Xu

Ms Jackie Xu
Blockchain/Crypto/Web 3 Entrepreneur and Expert; Former Business Leader/Senior Executive in Internet Technology, Marketing & Communication

Ms Jackie is a seasoned professional with expertise in marketing, internet technology, blockchain, and Web3 industries. She has held various leadership roles in renowned organizations, such as Managing Director at Edelman PR, the world's largest public relations company, and CEO at MullenLowe, an advertising firm affiliated with IPG, one of the world's four largest advertising groups. Jackie has also served as CMO and COO for blockchain start-ups and has worked as a senior coach and CMO at a US-based career coaching company. Currently, she is the Managing Director of a Web3 start-up in Singapore and an active contributor to women's leadership development organizations, including Lean In China and sHero.

With a deep understanding and hands-on experience in corporate strategy, operations, finance, and talent development, Jackie boasts a diverse skill set that encompasses management consulting, marketing, product strategy, project management, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance. She has a proven track record of success in enterprise start-up, growth, transformation, and turnaround management.

Jackie holds an MBA degree and a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certificate.

Areas of expertise:
Blockchain/Crypto/Web 3 Industries; Marketing and Communication Strategy; Corporate Strategy and Operations; Corporate Culture & Talent Development; Enterprise Startup, Growth, Transformation, and Turnaround Management

 

 

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Research Techno Plaza NTU Innovation Port (NTUpreneur), #02-00
50 Nanyang Drive Singapore 637553

 Please look for directional signage to "NTU Innovation Port (NTUpreneur)".