Recent trends in the global markets has posed unique challenges for each startup, however, it is not all doom and gloom! Startups are finding new ways to navigate and remain resilient during these times, and are looking beyond the borders of their own countries and markets for expansion.
In this session, we bring together three Startup Grind chapters within Asia: Seoul, Singapore and Osaka, as we talk about how startups can navigate entering new markets within Asia and hear first hand from a panel of founders on how they navigated market entry themselves.
Register for the event now and join us online on July 27th! We look forward to seeing you there.
This event will be held in English.
Co-founder & CEO
Founder and CEO
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Theodoric Chew is the Co-founder & CEO of Intellect, Asia Pacific’s largest employee mental health benefits company that provides comprehensive mental healthcare for leading workforces and consumers.
Prior to Intellect, Theodoric dropped out of Raffles Institution when he was 16 years old and started his entrepreneurship journey when he founded and brought a content platform, Existgreat, to acquisition at just 20 years old. Theodoric then headed up marketing at Voyagin, a travel tech company that got acquired by Rakuten, and thereafter went on to lead growth at Entrepreneur First, the world's leading deep tech venture builder, before founding Intellect in late 2019.
Today, Intellect serves over 3 million members worldwide, including major employers the likes of Shopee, foodpanda, Grab, Shopback, Singtel, and is backed by leading investors including Insignia Ventures Partners, Y Combinator, HOF Capital, East Ventures, and more. Theodoric was also recognised in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2022.
Ian lives his life through application of design thinking and an entrepreneurial mind set.
Nurturing people, problem solving and travelling are his greatest passions.
At the age of 5, he was already hawking his second hand toys illegally at a public park, which grew to more mini projects in a pursuit to satisfy his thirst for starting a business. As he got exposed to entrepreneurship through the NUS Overseas Colleges programme, he has relentlessly sought to be engaged in the field. He has interned in startups, joined a Venture Capital, done startup consulting, spoke at, mentored and judged at conferences, with experiences spanning around the globe, in USA, Israel, China and Asia.
Jian Liang has been in the business of Cultivating the Galaxy's Best Young Founders, as the Co-Founder of Reactor, since 2011 and in 2015 also Founded Trabble, a seamless automated B2B guest engagement SaaS platform for the travel & hospitality industry. Intent on using data and technology to better serve travellers through conversations, he taps on his extensive experience in startup consulting and venture capital across the region, to spearhead the growth of Trabble through especially challenging times during the Covid-19 pandemic for the hospitality industry, expanding the company and making inroads into major East Asian markets.
Apart from the diverse network built, he strives to actively contribute back to the community, mentoring in numerous organisations and as part of the NUS Overseas Colleges Alumni Executive Committee. In his free time, Jian Liang explores his interest in design thinking. He believes that Human-Centric Design is a mind set that can be applied to all aspects of life. He also loves drawing the use of starting up as an analogy for everything.
For leisure, Jian Liang plays basketball, scuba dives, goes deep-sea fishing and volunteers at the Singapore Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Travelling opens his eyes to the world and when he does travel, you can always find him getting plugged into the startup ecosystem there.
Ms. Namuun works as a Business Development Manager for Korea, at what3words, based in Seoul, South Korea to look after partnerships with Korean businesses. what3words is a global addressing solution company, which has divided the world into 3 meter squares and given each square a unique 3 word address. Everywhere in the world can now be found and navigated by using 3 simple words. what3words' partners include Kakao Map, Mercedes-Benz, DHL, and many emergency services across the world.
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Nayana is an applied mathematics and computing graduate. She started her career by developing intuitive platforms but, her passion for local food and village self-dependency made her take up the entrepreneurial route. She is now actively involved in the development of next-generation hybrid communication networks for rural India. She is also setting up a digital enablement and interfacing platform that makes getting businesses online cost-effectively. This platform would simultaneously help create jobs in developing and underdeveloped countries. Her principles for developing a business model are sustainability, ecological harmony and empowerment to the vulnerable sections of the society. Linkedin profile.
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