Alumni

NES is proud to host industry titans, game changers and big-name field movers every year at our events and mentorship programs. We are proud to have them partner with us as alumni.

  • Disruptive Technology
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    MARCUS TAN

    CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT
    CAROUSELL

    Siu Rui, Lucas and Marcus started Carousell together in May 2012 with a simple goal of selling their own unused gadgets and items, to help themselves declutter their homes.

    Today, Carousell has grown to more than 90 team mates and is available in more than 13 major cities. They are serving numerous communities.

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    KENNETH LOU

    CO-FOUNDER, CEO SEEDLY

    Kenneth is the co-founder of Seedly, a fintech startup with a mission of simplifying personal finance across our millennial generation today.

    He is passionate about building great products and things that can really make a difference in people’s lives and doing something impactful in his life here on Earth (before Mars in 2030).

  • Growth Hacking
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    TITAN LEE

    BUSINESS ADVISOR, PEARCOMMS

    Titan is a Digital Marketing professional with more than 10 years of marketing experience spanning from TV Shows(CNA – Angel’s Gate Series), Consumer Electronics(3D Printers) to Wearable Technology(T.Ware’s Hug Jacket).

    Throughout his career, Titan has demonstrated both intuitive understanding of the forces that govern today’s marketplace as well as an understanding that the bottom line matters. This led him to bring about successful crowdfunding campaigns, one of which raised 1.4million in 30 days for Pirate3D, making it the most successful crowdfunding campaign in Singapore.

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    KAIYING CHIN

    EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR & STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPER PROFESSIONAL

    Kaiying is a disciplined and driven strategic relations and business development professional with over six years of experience trail blazing across various industries (healthcare, finance, technology, startup) within the APMEA region.

    She has a proven track record as a creative business strategist and relationship cultivator for early-stage, fast-growing startups to global-scale corporates. She is an effective communicator and team player/lead who is dedicated to scaling business and exceeding targets.

    Her specialties lie in building customer pipelines and relationships, sourcing strategic partnerships and capital, client servicing and business negotiations for high growth technology companies.

  • Venture Capital
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    KELLY CHOO

    CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, NEEURO

    Kelly currently is Chief Marketing Officer of Neeuro, an innovative neuro-technology and gamification company that helps empower people with a healthier mind and happier life. His passion is to create positive impact on people’s lives through the usage of technology to solve problems. He was previously Co-founder and General Manager of Brandtology, a leading Social Media Intelligence company that was acquired by Isentia and then listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

    He was recognized as the Singapore Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2012 with other accolades like outstanding alumni by his alma maters. He is also an angel investor and enjoys volunteering to help others in their life as he has benefited from his mentors.

  • Social Enterprise
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    LEE MIN XUAN

    CEO
    PLAYMOOLAH™

    Min Lee is the co-founder and Princess of Possibility at PlayMoolah, a social enterprise that empowers the next generation to make smart money decisions, using money mindfully for the wellbeing of people and the planet. Working in partnership with governments, educational, and corporates, the team is well known for their innovative methods that combine behavioral research with the power of play.

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    SYAKIR HASHIM

    COO, CO-FOUNDER
    SKOLAFUND PTE LTD

    Mr Syakir is the COO & Co-founder of Skolafund.com which enables less-privileged students to crowd-source their scholarship for higher education. Skolafund was one of the 10 startups selected to be part of Startupbootcamp Fintech, a leading FinTech accelerator programme for financial technology startups where only 10 out of 300 startups from around the world were accepted. He is keen on enabling the well-being of young people and have founded a series of social enterprises to this end. In 2014, Syakir was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award by SMBA.

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    VEERAPPAN SWAMINATHAN

    DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER
    SUSTAINABLE LIVING LAB PTE LTD

    Veerappan is the Director and Co-founder of Sustainable Living Lab (SL2), a for-profit social enterprise that aims to build a Sustainable Future through community building, technology experimentation and social innovation. SL2 organises hackathons, open innovation sessions, educational workshops, social innovation projects (Repair Kopitiam, Future Fridays etc..) and creates sustainable products (bamboo sound amplifiers, firehose keychains, cardboard furniture and upcycling kits).