Kelvin Ong, CEO, FocusTech Ventures
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : October 24, 2017
Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Price : $0.00
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Hosted by the SME/Entrepreneur Committee.
Accelerators and incubators play an important role within the startup ecosystem, as they provide a platform for young teams and startups to connect with successful entrepreneurs, allowing them to learn from the best while securing funding and connecting with potential investors and partners.
Accelerators and incubators both offer entrepreneurs good opportunities early on. Founders get help to quickly grow their business and they often better their chances of attracting top angels or VC firms to invest in their startup. While the terms "accelerator" and "incubator" are often presumed to be interchangeable, the programs support startup success in different ways.
Hear insights from the experts in the industry about how best to utilize it to achieve success.
About the Speaker
With over 15 years of experience in precision engineering, Kelvin was the Executive Director of Focus-Tech Holding, leading shareholder of HDD component maker Seksun Group (S$295M exit). He went on to establish FocusTech Ventures, a Singapore based private investment company and technology incubator. Kelvin is also the founding and venture partner of TNB Ventures, an early stage VC firm focused on deep tech. As an active angel investor, he enjoys working with like-minded entrepreneurs, supporting over 30 startups in recent years. Passionate about hardware, Kelvin co-founded OneMaker Group to further develop the regional maker ecosystem. As an entrepreneur, he continues to build through FTV Labs, an engineering firm aimed at modernizing old line industries such as manufacturing and construction with design & technology. Kevin graduated from the National University of Singapore & holds an MBA in Finance & Strategy from the Nanyang Business School.