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Innovators Challenge 

2021

Generate.Validate.Pitch

Business Idea Pitching Competition

Grab the opportunity to validate their start up ideas with mentors and judges! Build lasting and significant networks with like-minded peers while putting their entrepreneurial skills to work! Gain skills, from generating ideas to validating them and finally, pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges!

Our Mentors

Charmain Tan

Founder & CEO

QuickDesk

Charmain, the founder of QuickDesk Pte Ltd is a regular speaker and practitioner on
Digital Sales Transformation, and also a winner of Forbes 30 Under 30 Enterprise Technology List. Her company has successfully acquired over 900 SMEs in Singapore and Malaysia within 3 years after the launch of QuickDesk in 2016. 
Charmain seeks to continually empower businesses and sales professionals through technology and education
.

Dione Song

Chief Operating Officer

Love, Bonito

Dione Song is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Love, Bonito. Dione Song

has had a breadth of experiences across direct-to-consumer and e-commerce marketplaces. She oversees most of the business from brand and marketing, business development to data and technology. She

is the driving force behind the brand’s performance and innovation with enthusiasm, reasoning and aptness.

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Ee Ling Lim

Co-Founder

Smarter Me

Ee Ling is the Singapore Country Lead for Innovation and Partnerships at 500 Startups, where she focuses on developing and implementing innovation programs for corporates and governments. Ee Ling is also the co-founder of Smarter Me, an edutech startup equipping K-12 children with the skillset, mindset, and heartset for the future.

Prior to that, Ee Ling spent a decade as an Investment Banker .

Ezekiel Chew

Founder

Asia Forex Mentor

Ezekiel Chew is an experienced entrepreneur, growth specialist and an investor. He assists companies in meaningful ways by providing world-class strategic consulting, marketing, mergers and acquisitions. Apart from providing business advisory and fundraising expertise to startups, he runs Asia Forex Mentor, which is one of the largest forex trading consultancy in Asia.

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 Jack Hua

Chief Commercial Officer

Ovvy

Jack Hua is the Chief Commercial Officer of Ovvy. He is a growth hacker & startup mentor who has years of experiences in startups and exited multiple startups. He has worked with several incubators and accelerators such as Antler, ACE, Found8 (Found+Collision8) & Founders Space (SiliconValley) and mentored startups from local polytechnic & universities of which some of them received grants from the government & seed funding from investors.

Myron Hoh

Founder

SeniorSAYS

Myron Hoh founded SeniorSAYS Technologies, Singapore’s leading education technology platform that connects seniors and juniors from university,supported by Enterprise Singapore and Temasek Launchpad. Being described as having an engaging personality,he had served in roles such as the President(Youth) of SG100 Foundation, Speaker at“The Budding Entrepreneur’s Learning Journey” in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Singapore.

 Joseph Gan 

Co-Founder & CEO

V-Key

Joseph Gan holds both MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from Stanford
University, California. He is an experienced technologist and digital security pioneer
who holds multiple patents. Prior to founding V-Key, he was the Head of the Cryptography Lab in the Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT), R&D Manager at D’Crypt Pte Ltd and IT Coordinating Officer for OCS Singapore Armed Forces.

Steven Ong

Managing Director

ForwardLeap Training Lab

Steven Ong is the MD as well as the Principal Trainer of ForwardLeap Training Lab,
which is a regional company focusing its training in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a Start-up Mentor with Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, TRIVE (early-stage VC) Next50 initiative, AlgoStars (Deep Tech accelerator), NUS Angel Ventures, Voices of Asia and more, helping to encourage youth movement towards Entrepreneurship in SDGs.

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Our Judges

Zhou Wentong

President

Singapore Chamber of

Commerce & Industry (SCCI) 

Zhou Wentong (Chew) Boon Thong is the President of SCCI which specializes in transforming SMEs to the next level of growth. He has 25 years of experience in Corporate&Business Advisory and has been engaged by more than 100 companies across the Asia-Pacific. He is a well sought after speaker in investment and is also the Founder of Singapore’s largest business network platform - Singapore Business Network. 

Christina Teo

Chief Builder

she1K 

Launched in November 2018 and backed by Enterprise Singapore, she1K is the world's 1st and only corporate executive angel network, with 80% female representation,that champions and funds startups. Today Christina is an avid angel investor and builds a strong portfolio of investments through their flagship program,  C-shark Tank.Christina brings with her a stellar corporate career spanning technology, dotcom and mobile in several breakthrough roles.

Nicholas Lim

Co-founder & CEO

Outside Tech

Nicholas started his entrepreneurship

journey with his friends when they were 16, self learning programming and other key skills while working on a total of seven ideas together. He is a tech startup enthusiast and Co-Founder of Outside, a community app that creates micro earning opportunities

for students, housewives and elderlies.

 

Kheng Lian Ho

Founder & Managing Director

Kollective Ventures

Kheng Lian Ho is the founder of Kollective Ventures that invests and advises the
most established venture capital funds and startups in the areas of fundraising,
investments, and business development globally. Companies include Vertex
Ventures (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Temasek’s venture capital fund),
SpaceX, M17 Entertainment and Coffee Meets Bagel, among others.

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