• cORE MENTORS

    Dr James Lim

    Mentor - Medtech / Programme Manager

    Dr. Lim is an alumnus of Singapore Economic Development Board – Strategic Attachment and Training Programme (EDB-STRAT Programme of 2009) and spent 18 months at the cardio-renal department, Mayo Clinic (MN, USA). He is also a graduate from A*STAR-EDB Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Programme – Innovation Class (2012). Recently, he cofounded a medical technology startup – NephTech – in the nephrology space.

     

    Dr LIm has 12 years of medical technology Research & Development and commercialization experience, prior R&D projects specializing in vascular devices such as drug eluting metal stents, fully biodegradable stents, patent orifice occluder (PFO), injectable gel drug delivery system, and implantable vascular access device in dialysis application.

    Eric Saint Andre

    Mentor - Business Model & Strategy

    Eric is a leading expert in design thinking, innovation, business model innovation, new business design and startup acceleration.

     

    He is the Founder and Managing Director of ASA Advisory Services, a leading Innovation Consultancy based in Singapore and also the founder of Augmented Tribe, a tech-startup offering an Innovation Platform to support organisation with their innovation and digital transformation initiatives. Eric is also the founder of Singapore Ideas Lab, a local community of 750 entrepreneurs, and also co-founded The IdeasCollider!, an Innovation, Startups & Technology conference.

     

    Eric has worked hand in hand with hundreds of corporate innovation teams as part of innovation programs he has designed and facilitated. He has also accelerated in excess of 100 startups in South East Asia working hand in hand with each one of those over the past four years.

    Edmas Neo

    Mentor - Business Model & Strategy

    Edmas is the founder of Accrete Innovation. He also plays a key role in startup ecosystem development

     

    Edmas has over 20 years of experience in IT industry. He has extensive experience in project management and consulting across various domains covering private and public sectors with good understanding in security, infrastructure, eCommerce and social media technologies. Edmas brings with him extensive experience in business model and acceleration methodology development.

     

    Edmas founded various acceleration programmes that include SEA Anchor and TAGPASS accelerator. The programmes have accelerated well over 100 startups teams in Singapore, Korea and Taiwan. He is also one of the pioneer in structuring corporate innovation programmes in Singapore and had enabled programmes in Fintech, Smart Cities, InsurTech, AI and ICT.

     

    Edmas has deep network connections across the region, and has also funded the Technopreneur Action Group which has a member base of over 500 technopreneurs and is also active in the startup ecosystem development.

    Dr KC Chan

    Mentor Internationalisation

    Dr Chan has over 25 years of senior management experience stretching from precision manufacturing to service industries in 30 countries. He has more than 20 years of international management consulting & human capital development experiences as a Corporate Trainer. (Effective/ Transformational Leadership, International Business, Convert Strategy into Results).

     

    Dr Chan is engaged as a master trainer with leading project training, development, and consulting organizations in Asia because of his track record as a holistic project management expert connecting strategic, business, and operations level by converting corporate strategy into prioritized portfolio of programs and projects for business results Dr Chan has also conducted Advanced Leadership modules at Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels during the past 15 years. He has also developed more than 1,000 project managers who have made it to senior management positions.

     

    Professional Appointments

    • Visiting Professor - University of Glasgow, Department of Business Management

    • Distinguished Professor - IMCA (UK), MBA and PhD Leadership Programme

    • Visiting Professor in Integrated Project Management - STIMIK Perbanas (Technological University)

    • Visiting Professor - Petra Christian University, International Business Management Department, Surabaya, Indonesia

    • Visiting Professor in Organizational Development & Leadership - University of Indonesia, Graduate Business School, Executive-MBA Programme, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Wayne Soo

    Mentor - Business Advisory / Accounting & Tax

    Wayne Soo is the MD of Fiducia LLP, Public Accountant and Chartered Accountants of Singapore. Wayne is a member of six (6) professional accounting bodies in Singapore, Malaysia, United, Kingdom and Australia. Wayne was the Honorary Treasurer of the Institute of Management Consultants, Singapore for several terms and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Singapore Institute of Directors. Wayne gained his years of auditing, accounting and financial experience with Ernst & Young LLP in Malaysia and Singapore.    Wayne has been intimately involved in the auditing of medium-sized and listed clients in industries such as IT start-ups, E-commerce projects, retail and general trading, aerospace and aviation, property development, hotels and resorts, leisure and entertainment, not-for-profit organizations, palm oil plantations, food and drinks manufacturing, power generation, leasing and financing, pharmaceutical corporations; to name but a few. Wayne has conducted executive workshops on forensic investigation, strategic business planning, internal audit, entrepreneurship, cash flow planning, budgeting and disaster recovery for participants in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and USA. Wayne's core skills is in business advisory, audit, tax and accounting.

     

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