Join us on Thursday, January 27th at 5:30pm SGT as we talk with Benjamin Wong, Co-Founder & CEO of Kinobi, fresh off their $1 million fundraising round for their #edtech platform.
Kinobi is a platform that aims to bridge the education last mile for Gen Z youths; helping them through the transition from finishing formal education to beginning a career. In just over a year, the platform has over 200,000 students from over 200 universities across Southeast Asia, and its Kinobi Z Career Management Platform is used by more than 51 universities.
For users and students, Kinobi provides free resume-building services along with tools to students in preparing for interviews. These tools coupled with Kinobi's courses on topics such as resume writing and LinkedIn usage aims to set students on the right path towards success.
With its integrated and comprehensive platform, Kinobi aims to support and uplift the many career centers accompanying university students across Asia. Many of these career centers are understaffed and overworked, with a group of less than 10 handling thousands of students across the entire campus. Kinobi's aim is to provide them with a ready-made platform that can amplify their work, making their efforts more efficient and allowing them to make a bigger impact in the lives of their students.
Co-Founder & CEO
I’m Benjamin, the co-founder & CEO of Kinobi. Throughout my life, I’ve always been one to start things, starting a Public Speaking Club in Junior College and later on co-founding the Atomos Watch Club and Cogito Collective in University. In this day and page, specializing in one area is insufficient and it is my belief that being a polymath is the way to move forward. With previous experie…
I’m Benjamin, the co-founder & CEO of Kinobi. Throughout my life, I’ve always been one to start things, starting a Public Speaking Club in Junior College and later on co-founding the Atomos Watch Club and Cogito Collective in University. In this day and page, specializing in one area is insufficient and it is my belief that being a polymath is the way to move forward. With previous experience in multi-family office, private equity, consulting, legal and entrepreneurship across diverse industries in Asia, I pride myself on being a skilled generalist that can take on any challenge.
My experiences with mentoring in university were what sparked the creation of Kinobi. Founding the Mentoring Circle with my friends, I noticed a gap in our education system in supporting our students into working life. Evident already in a country like Singapore, I foresaw how this insufficiency was even more present in the developing countries across the APAC region. The golden age of Southeast Asia is upon us and the youths across this region have much potential to raise our society up. This is the moment we can change lives and alleviate cycles of poverty, bringing to mind the motto of Kinobi. #Opportunityforall