Global Entrepreneurs' Conference 2017

This year, GEC is proud to host the Entrepreneurs' World Cup, a pitching competition geared for budding entrepreneurs like you. Stand a chance to win attractive prizes sponsored by BEAM.

GRAND PRIZE

A trip for 2 to Taiwan's tech ecosystem in Spring 2017 (worth $3299)
An all-in-one mentoring programme for 2 with connections, funding access and media coverage (worth $3588)
Balsamiq Desktop Licenses x4

GUEST SPEAKERS 2017

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Lim Kuo Yi

Founding Partner
Monk's Hill Ventures

Kuo-Yi is a Founding Partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures and former CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund in Singapore. He led investments in Twilio, Dataxu, Reebonz, Quid, Gengo, DS3 and other leading startups.

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Willson Cuaca

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
East Ventures

Willson is the co-founder and managing partner of East Ventures and founder of Apps Foundry, the company behind Indonesia’s most popular e-reader, SCOOP.

Willson is a guest panelist at the Venture Capitalist panel discussion.

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James Tan

Managing Partner
Quest Ventures

James is managing partner of Quest Ventures and co-founder and COO of 55tuan (NASDAQ: WOWO), one of China’s largest ecommerce companies.

James is a guest panelist at the Venture Capitalist panel discussion.

Yinglan is Venture Partner at Sequoia Capital and CEO of Sequoia Capital (India) Singapore Pte Ltd. He manages investment portfolio in the region which Tokopedia, Carousell, Gojek, Appier, Kfit, Pinkoi, Dailyhotel, Zilingo and 99.co.

Yinglan is a guest panelist at the Venture Capitalist panel discussion.

Tan Yinglan

Venture Partner
Sequoia Capital

Yinglan is Venture Partner at Sequoia Capital and CEO of Sequoia Capital (India) Singapore Pte Ltd. He manages investment portfolio in the region which Tokopedia, Carousell, Gojek, Appier, Kfit, Pinkoi, Dailyhotel, Zilingo and 99.co.

Yinglan is a guest panelist at the Venture Capitalist panel discussion.

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Bryan Long

Co-Founder and CEO
Stacck

Bryan is co-founder and CEO of Stacck (start-up funded by Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook).

He is also a Lean Startup evangelist and organizes the globally renowned Lean Startup Machine workshop in Singapore.

He will be lecturing at the Lean Startup Masterclass.

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William Gilchrist

Director of Business Development
AccelerAsia

William was previously a Regional New Business Sales Manager for Google, Asia-Pacific and Director of Sales at TradeGecko. William is currently the Director of Business Development at AccelerAsia.

He will be lecturing at the Business Development Masterclass.

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Anna Rehermann

Founder and CEO
Growth Hacking Asia

Anna is the founder and CEO of Growth Hacking Asia. She worked with Rocket Internet and Team Europe Ventures, two leading global venture builders, to set up their digital marketing initiatives.

She will be part of the Growth Hacking panel discussion.

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Titan Lee

Head of Growth
Tech in Asia

Titan led Singapore’s most successful crowdfunding campaign for Pirate3D, raising 1.4million in 30 days. He also raised $400,000 for TinyMOS’ crowdfunding campaign, over three times its original goal.

He will be part of the Growth Hacking panel discussion.

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Cameron Priest

Founder and CEO
TradeGecko

Cameron is the founder and CEO of TradeGecko, a cloud based inventory and order management platform for SMEs, that raised a $6.5 million Series A round from NSI and Jungle Ventures.

He will be part of the Opening Panel Discussion.

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Grace Sai

CEO and Co-Founder
The Hub

Grace Sai is the CEO and co-founder of Singapore’s largest co-working community, The Hub.

She will be part of the Opening Panel Discussion.

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Wei Zhu

Founder
Axinan

Wei Zhu is currently the founder of fintech startup, Axinan. Before starting Axinan, Wei was the CTO of Grab, an early engineer at Facebook’s San Fransisco headquarters and was a Principal Development Lead at Microsoft (US).

He will be part of the Tech Giant panel discussion.

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Steve Feiner

Co-Founder and CEO
A Better Florist

Steven is currently co-founder and CEO of A Better Florist. He is also a contributing author on TechCrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Tech In Asia, e27. Before A Better Florist, Steven worked in San Francisco for Google as a Senior Associate for Global Business Strategy.

He will be part of the Tech Giant panel discussion.

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Balazs Molnar

Founder and CEO
Aliz

Balazs, current founder and CEO of Aliz, was previously Regional Head of Uber’s Marketing Strategy and Campaign Execution in APAC. Prior to Uber, Balazs headed Search and the Google App (Google’s personal assistant) for Google in South East Asia.

He will be part of the Tech Giant Discussion Panel.

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Pieter Walraven

Co-Founder and CEO
Pie

Pieter was a co-founder and CEO of Pie, a Singapore-based work chat app that was acquired by Google in early 2016 (Google’s first acquisition in Southeast Asia). He now works as a Product Manager at Google and is an organizer/founder of Product Hunt Singapore Community.

He will be part of the Start-up Founders Panel Discussion.

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Chai Jia Jih

VP (International)
Carousell

Jia Jih is the VP International at Carousell. Prior to joining Carousell, he was Airbnb’s first hire in Southeast Asia as Managing Director and helped chart Airbnb’s rapid growth in Asia. He was also a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company.


He will be part of the Tech Giant Panel Discussion.

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Michael Chaille

Founder
POPETY.COM

Mike is a serial entrepreneur who has a real knack for solving problems. He has created a portfolio of 5 companies, of which 2 have been successfully acquired. He currently manages Popety, a Singapore-based PropTech start-up & CashSentinel, a Fintech start-up growing in Europe.


He will be part of the Opening Panel Discussion.

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Vinod Nair

Founder
MoneySmart.sg

Vinod Nair is the founder of MoneySmart.sg, one of Singapore’s most popular personal finance websites. He was also a co-founder of e27, one of the largest tech media platform in Asia.

He will be part of the Start-up Founders panel discussion.

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Howie Chang

Co-Founder
The Commisioned

Howie is the Co-Founder of The Commissioned. He was previously Director of Product Management at RedMart. Prior to Redmart, he was Head of UX and Design at Viki (Andreesen Horowitz funded startup). Viki was later sold for a reported USD200 million to Rakuten. He is also a guest instructor with General Assembly.

He will be lecturing at the Product Management Masterclass.

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Johann Querne

Head of Digital Marketing (APAC)
Uber

Johan is currently the Head of Digital Marketing (APAC) at Uber. He was previously Vice President at Lazada and Head of Growth and Marketing at Honestbee.

He will be part of the Growth Hacking Panel Discussion.

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Arnaud Bonzom

Director of Corporate Innovation
500 Startups

Arnaud is Director of Corporate Innovation at 500 Startups. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD. His recent 50-page report “How do the World’s Biggest Companies Deal with the Startup Revolution?” was covered by more than 90 media and mentioned by leading companies like Bain, Bearing Point and Deloitte.

Arnaud will be a guest panelist at the Venture Capitalist panel discussion.

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Crystal Li Yao Yu
Vice President

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Ong Yu Hao
Assistant Vice President

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Lim Ji Ho
External Liason

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