SingaporeConnect, Singaporeans @ Stanford (S@S) and the National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Association (NUSEA) invite you to meet three diverse entrepreneurs from different backgrounds who have all benefitted from Singapore's vibrant entrepreneurial eco-system. We aim to take you beyond the usual recounting of experiences in our panel discussion. Our moderator, Peter Lawrence, who recently published a rather philosophical book titled, The Happy Minimalist, will lead the panelists to reveal how the confluence of the humanities, business, and technology inspired them towards their entrepreneurship journey. We'll dive into the combination of art, human interaction and culture that shapes their firm's markets and their respective product design choices, and seek their opinions on the kinds of societal changes that is within reach of their endeavours. As a keep-sake of this event, you'll also receive a compilation we've prepared of the resources available for you to start your very own entrepreneurship journey. A very interesting evening awaits you, over some delicious food and drinks! Best of all, thanks to the kind sponsorship of the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) and the Stanford University Humanities Center, this event is free and open to all.*
Register at http://sgc-entrepreneur.eventbrite.com
Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
WHEN: October 14, 2011 (Friday)
TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Stanford University Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, CA 94305-4015 USA
(Free parking is available along Santa Teresa St and in the
parking compound along Lagunita Dr).
6:00 pm Guest registration/networking
6:30 pm Welcome
6:40 pm Panel Discussion moderated by Peter Lawrence
7:30 pm Audience Q&A
8:00 pm Networking
Some interesting refreshments will be provided, and you are welcome to bring in your own food and drink to the venue. Please register to add yourself to the waitlist. There are currently no spaces left.
Bio of Panelists
Tilden Wu was born and raised in Colorado. He is currently a Business Development and Account Management professional with over 10 years of experience in Intel and HP. He has a strong global exposure, having lived and worked in Portland, San Francisco, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and most recently Singapore. In Singapore he expanded his horizons to include being an entrepreneur where he became a Subway Franchisee. Currently Tilden owns and operates 7 Subway outlets in Singapore. Tilden has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and recently became a Singapore Permanent Resident.
Danny Tan is interested in technology, design and business as a way to improve the world we live in. He started his first project as an undergraduate hoping to cure epilepsy through shocking the brain. 2 years and 3 dead monkeys later, Danny left Philadelphia and headed to Stockholm to develop Nova Global, an "exclusive Linked-In" to help privileged students find jobs in banks and consultancies. Unconvinced that he is adding any value to the world, Danny left and founded Found(hah!) in 2009, a mobile social network that helps users share their hangouts with friends and see where their friends are going. He hopes to help people spend more time with their friends in real life instead of staying at home refreshing their Facebook newsfeed like he does. Found is scheduled to launch worldwide in late 2011!
Bjorn Lee sees entrepreneurship as a solution after wrestling over his childhood dream of an astronaut against the grown-up pragmatism of an investment banker. He has spent the past 8 years working the startup ecosystem in Beijing, Silicon Valley, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore (where he grew up). This included a variety of roles such as investor, community organizer, employee and founder. Currently, Bjorn is the co-founder & CEO of a mobile educational game startup, Stickery, that has offices in San Francisco and Singapore. He still hopes to be a space tourist some day.
* Please indicate your affiliation to Singapore when registering, for the auditing purposes of our sponsor.