As part of TRIVE Community's pay-it-forward initiative to nurture and develop young and promising local startups, the TRIVE Fireside Chats is a series of events organised to empower and educate young entrepreneurs. Fireside Chat: Failures and Mistakes in the Start-Up Scene will be focusing on discussing the common pitfalls that first-time entrepreneurs may fall into and hopefully help young entrepreneurs avoid making the same mistakes as their predecessors.
We have invited distinguished guest speakers to speak on the challenges entrepreneurs face during start-up journeys and share their advices with our participants. This will be an informal conversation moderated by Ryan Chew, Venture Partner of TRIVE, and participants are encouraged to post questions during the conversation.
Ryan Chew - Venture Partner, TRIVE
Ryan is the Venture Partner in TRIVE Venture Capital and the Director of Tribe Accelerator. Prior to this, he was a member of the founding team at Blue Whale Foundation, a Blockchain based decentralized benefits platform for the sharing economy and served as the Director of Business Development and Partnership. Ryan spent several years in the startup scene, having founded several startups ranging from gaming apps to utility apps including Fixir, an Uber for car repairs. His previous startups were accelerated by Plug and Play, Mercedes, Singapore Press Holdings, ideasinc.
Sebastian San - Assistant Director, SPH
Sebastian San is the Assistant Director of Regional Development in SPH, the leading media group in Singapore. He graduated from Murdoch University with a double major in International Business and Management. Sebastian was previously the Senior Business Development Manager in Eatigo, before he moved on to head of the marketing and business Development department in LaborMe, a peer-to-peer mobile platform who connects the people who have tasks or errands to complete with the people around them.
Ong Jie Lun - Venture Manager, Plug and Play APAC
Ong Jie Lun is the Venture Manager of Plug and Play APAC. Jie Lun has over 6 years of experience in the start-up scene, with the past 3 years with Plug and Play APAC. As the Venture Manager of Plug and Play APAC, he sources for potential start-ups for investment within the South East Asia region and work closely with start-ups to matchmake them to corporate partners. Till date, Plug and Play has $7 billion raised by their portfolio companies and accelerated more than 2000 start-ups.
Spots are limited so hurry – RSVP by 15 Feb 2019!