The three speakers were:
With great drive and determination, he worked towards the listing of two Singapore SMEs, one on the Mainboard and the other on Catalyst SGX, for which he became an executive member of their Board of Directors.
Samuel is a successful serial entrepreneur and has since successfully exited multiple times. He is currently the Director of TP’s I&E Department, working with students, alumni and staff to groom ideas into successful startups.
The three speakers were:
Mr Dennis Ng
Kent Ridge Education (KRTC)
Mr Dennis Ng started Kent Ridge Education (KRTC) back in 1988 when he was still undergoing his Engineering degree at National University of Singapore (NUS), balancing both business and studies at the same time. From its humble beginning as a small tuition centre, KRTC is now a leading education chain in Singapore having served more than 100,000 students.
Mr Kris Soh
In Vitro Pte Ltd
Mr Kris Soh is the Managing Director of In Vitro Pte Ltd, a local research and manufacturing company dedicated to the use of natural technology for enhancing the human experience. Kris has invented the World’s First Biological Air Detoxifier called BotanicaireTM – www.botanicaire.com.
The three speakers were:
Dr Patrick Khor
iBosses Corporation Limited
Dr Patrick Khor has been a serial entrepreneur for 15 years, during which he built his company from scratch and developed it into an international fast growing technology training and education network. With more than 200 staff and 15 centers located in 7 countries in the Asia Pacific region, his company was merged with a public listed company in the Singapore Stock Exchange main board in 2006.
Dr Khor is the founder and Group CEO of iBosses Corporation Limited which was successfully listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 30 September 2015. The iBosses Group is dedicated to inspiring and leading potential entrepreneurs in their pursuit of success through its individually-tailored training programmes.
During 2009-2014, being the manager and Senior Lecturer (Entrepreneurship Development) in Temasek Polytechnic, Dr Khor shared his entrepreneurial experience with his students, trained up more than 3,200 participants in entrepreneurship and successfully mentored more than 20 companies and start-ups, amongst which two start-ups, EK Media and Edifice, were successfully acquired by established organisations.
Dr Khor is the author of the book entitled ‘iBosses: The Rise of Gen Y Entrepreneurs - The Momentum Behind the New Age of Entrepreneurs’. He obtained his PhD - Business & Management in the area of Entrepreneurship from University of South Australia.
Mr Joseph Ong
One Rochester Group
Mr Joseph Ong began his career in finance 20 years ago in Ernst and Young, KPMG and Arthur Andersen, culminating in his tenure at Symantec from 2004 and becoming the youngest Vice President (Asia-Pacific and Japan) in 2013.
It was while he was still in Symantec that he completed his MBA, envisioned and put into action his MBA project – One Rochester Group – an F&B enterprise based on the genesis of his ground breaking concept “remote-Entrepreneurship.”
Today, the award-winning One Rochester Group is one of Singapore’s largest lifestyle F&B groups. Since its inception, the group has won many international awards and accolades for its concept, food, service and ambience. It has garnered over hundreds of publicities and coverage internationally.
Joseph is also the co-founder of the strategy-management consultancy firm - Ong and Cornelius, and author of the book ‘remote-Entrepreneurship™’ which was launched in August 2015. Evidence based and market tested over a period of 10 years, the concept, model and strategy of r-entrepreneurshipTM is set to help scores of professionals, students and aspiring entrepreneurs overcome their fear and dilemma of leaping from a stable corporate/academic life to starting a business and being successful in it.
Joseph graduated from Nanyang Technological University (B. Acc.) and University of Manchester (MBA, First Class Distinction).
Mr Kevin Chan
CEO & Co-founder
Coursepad Pte Ltd
Mr Kevin Chan is the CEO and Co-founder of Coursepad Pte Ltd, a proprietary mobile learning platform for organisations to rapidly deploy social learning apps. His vision is to improve the effectiveness of corporate e-learning by making courses more social and engaging. With Coursepad, organisations can now deliver bite-sized training materials and learning challenges to teams.
Coursepad's platform is currently adopted by best-selling author Robin Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series). Coursepad has developed mobile learning applications for MNCs including Standard Chartered, SAP and Wipro, integrating best practices for effective training into the platform.
As the chief architect for the mobile learning projects at Coursepad, Kevin always brings a unique, gen-Y perspective to mobile learning rarely found in the industry.
Prior to founding Coursepad, Kevin completed his Bachelor of Business with first-class honours in a double specialisation of Marketing and Business Law as an ASEAN scholar in Nanyang Technological University. Kevin is passionate about public speaking, start-ups and actively writes on mobile learning and his entrepreneurial journey.
Even before graduating, Kevin put his training at the Nanyang Business School to use in a fiercely competitive industry. In two years, Kevin, along with his friends he met at NTU, turned Coursepad into a profitable venture, with high-profile clients and thousands of users of its mobile learning applications.