Singapore Founder Institute Opens Applications for the Summer 2015 Semester

Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-07-01

Since launching in Singapore in 2011, the Founder Institute has graduated over 100 companies in the region, including some of the area's fastest-growing startups, like ClubvivreContractIQFoodmentoiCarsClubVault Dragon, and more. In addition, our efforts in Singapore have also been profiled by several top media channels, including Tech In Asia, e27, and more.

If you could benefit from expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Singapore, click here to apply todayThe program is open to founders of all kinds – including solo founders, those without an idea or company, and those that have a full-time job. 

Those who apply by the Early Application Deadline (2015-07-26) will have their application fees waived (typically $50) and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

In order to celebrate the launch, the Singapore Founder Institute will several free startup events for the general public, where you can meet top entrepreneurs and learn more about the program:

The Singapore Chapter will will be led by local leaders Alvin Yap and Jeffrey Paine. Alvin is the CEO of TheMobileGamer, an award-winning and venture funded startup based in Singapore, and Jefferey is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology incubator based in Singapore.

In addition, some of Singapore's top entrepreneurs will help teach founders in the program, including: 

  • Alvin Yap: CEO, TheMobileGamer Pte Ltd
  • Andreas Weigend: Founder
  • Ann Burgraff - Rowell: Advisor / Mentor , National University of Singapore / Singapore HUB
  • Anthony Coundouris: MD, Futurebooks Pte Ltd
  • Benjamin Joffe: Founder & CEO, Plus Eight Star
  • Bill Ashlock: Principal
  • Cameron Priest: CEO, Tradegecko
  • Casper Peh: Head of Operations, Wildfire Asia
  • Chun Dong Chau: Partner, Crystal Horse Investments
  • Daniel Leong: Co-founder, LawCanvas
  • Daniel Walker: Founder & CEO, Dragon Law
  • Dema Tio: CEO, Vibease
  • Dennis Goh: Director, International Digital Media Operations, Singtel
  • Didier Vermeiren: Founder, Rialto
  • Douglas Khoo: Co-Founder,
  • Edvarcl Heng: Senior Manager, Social Media
  • Eli Schwartz: Director of Marketing, APAC, SurveyMonkey
  • Eric Tachibana: Director, Bank of America- Merrill Lynch
  • Hideki Fujita: Founder, SEGNEL Ventures Pte. Ltd.
  • Hooi Yen Chin: Founder, Polaris Law Corporation
  • Howie Chang: Head of Product & Co-Founder, The Commissioned
  • Hugh Mason: CEO, Pte Ltd
  • Hyun Wook Cho: Country Manager, Qoo10 Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Joel Fu: Strategy Director, sgCarMart
  • Jon Sugihara: Chief Product Officer, RedMart
  • Joseph Ziegler: EIR, muru-d singapore
  • Juanita Sabapathy: Founder, Kolibri Solutions Pte Ltd
  • Julian Gorman: Strategic Advisor to CEO, Garuda Indonesia
  • Ken Ong: Senior Vice President,
  • Koichi Saito: Founding Partner, KK Fund
  • Kong Soon Chak: Managing Partner, Stream Global
  • Kris Childress: CEO, NanoThree
  • Kuan Hua Hsu: Principal, Gree Ventures
  • Larry Chua: CEO, TripCribs
  • Malcolm Ong: Co-founder, Skillshare
  • Maria Kuvshinova: Co-founder & CMO, ClubVivre
  • Masahiko Honma: Founder and General Partner
  • Melvin Yuan: CEO, Omnifluence
  • Meng Weng Wong: Director, JFDI.Asia
  • Namita Sethi: Managing Partner, Futurebooks
  • Naveen Lakkur: Co-Founder, Values Centred Innovation Enablement Services
  • Niket Desai: GSD Wizard + Product, Punchd, Google
  • Olivier Carnohan: CEO
  • Padmini Pandya: Corporate Strategy Asia Pacific , SapientNitro
  • Patrick Grove: Group CEO, Catcha Group
  • Paul Whiteway: Director, Skyscanner
  • Paul Meyers: CEO, Appetite Labs
  • Phalgun Raju: Regional Director & General Manager, SE Asia, HK, Taiwan, Inmobi
  • Phil Morle: Phil Morle - Director, Pollenizer (Perth FI) , Pollenizer
  • Rishi Gupta: CEO, Minematic
  • Saemin Ahn: Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures
  • Sam Witteveen: Founder, Family Play
  • Samuel Seow: MD, Samuel Seow Law Corporation
  • Sang Han: Vice President, Vertex Venture Management
  • Sau Sheong Chang: Director, Applied Cloud Computing Lab, HP Labs
  • Scott Bales: Chief Mobile Officer, Movenbank
  • Sieng Van Tran: Founding Partner, Egg
  • Simon Dale: Head of Technology & Innovation, SAP Asia Pacific Japan
  • Steven Fang: Executive Director & Group CEO, Cordlife Ltd
  • Steven Goh: CEO & Co-Founder, mig33
  • Takeshi Ebihara: General Partner, Rebright Partners / Batavia Incubator
  • Usman Sheikh: CEO, Identifi Pte Ltd
  • Vinnie Lauria: Founding Partner
  • Wei Zhu: Software Engineer, DFJ
  • William Klippgen: Managing Partner, Clickstream Ventures
  • Ying Lan Tan

  • And many more to be announced.


                                  We hope you will join us in Singapore and launch a company in 2015.


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