Here’s your briefing on Southeast Asia tech’s future and rising stars. Real talk that’s short, sweet, and to the point.
We’re pleased to be launching BRAVE10: the book anthology featuring the top 10 tech leadership journeys in Singapore! Book profits are donated to The Codette Project, a local non-profit helping minority women break into technology.
The book launch is this Saturday, Aug 6, 9am-1pm at SCAPE Gallery, Singapore. The guest of honor is Mr. Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and Culture, Community and Youth and Board Member, Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Nick Nash, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Asia Partners
Goh Yiping, Partner at McKinsey & Company, LEAP and Former Partner at Quest Ventures
John Tan, Founder & CEO at Doyobi and Saturday Kids
Nurul Jihadah Hussain, Founder of The Codette Project
Joel Leong, Co-Founder and Singapore Country Head at Aspire
Sandhya Sriram, Co-Founder & CEO at Shiok Meats
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