FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

  • Anthony Chen

    Film Director

  • Binod Chaudhary

    Chaudhary Group

  • Royston Tay

    Zopim

  • Jun Kitazawa

    Artist

  • Clara Yee

    Designer & Visual Artist

  • Jane Lu

    Showpo

  • Jayoung Yoon

    StyleShare

  • Mohamed Abbas

    Onelyst

  • Grace Chen

    Jiecao

  • Seung-yoon Lee

    Byline/Radish

  • Jack Tang

    Urban Massage

  • Lu Cheng

    Raven Tech

  • Gloria Ai

    iAsk Media

  • Leandro Leviste

    Solar Philippines

  • Owen Xu

    MicroH2O

  • Chiu-Hao (Ted) Chen

    EverComm Uni-Tech

  • Stefan Bruun

    Nova Founders Capital

  • Dr Chong Hon Weng

    CliniCloud

  • Alok Shetty

    Bhumiputra Architecture

  • Jamie Chiu

    LULIO

  • Shay Wright

    Te Whare Hukahuka

  • Hironori Maeda

    Kyoto Kitcho

  • Pooja Dhingra

    Le15 Patisserie

  • Vinesh Johny

    Lavonne Academy of Baking Science & Pastry Arts

  • Joel Tan

    Gentle Bones


OVERVIEW

2016 FORBES UNDER 30 SUMMIT ASIA: SINGAPORE

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list highlights 300 young leaders and entrepreneurs from across Asia who are changing the face of their industries in the region.

The Under 30 Summit Asia will bring these game changers together, as well as industry-leading judges and selected VIPs. The summit will feature panels, TED-style presentations, key notes as well as mentorship from successful business leaders.

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore is the host partner of the summit, the event is part of Singapore’s Smart Nation Innovations Week, a festival where tech meets innovation.

In addition to these entrepreneurial game changers, the program will also feature leading chefs, entertainers and even a fun pitch session where selected start-ups have the opportunity to put across their ideas to venture capitalists.

Participants: the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list honorees, judges plus mentors and VIPs.

10:00

Registration, Networking and Art Installation
Sun Self Hotel – Forbes U30 edition: Special Art Installation by:
Jun Kitazawa, Public Space and Installation Artist, Japan
Clara Yee, Designer & Visual Artist, Singapore

11:15

Opening
Mike Perlis, President and CEO, Forbes Media, US
Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes magazine, US

11:25

Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education, Singapore

Singapore: A Global Hub for Technology & Innovation
With a startup ecosystem ranked in the top 10, what are the factors driving Singapore as an innovation and technology center and what’s in store moving forward?

Moderator: Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes Magazine, US

11:45

Inspiration & Drive: Stories from Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list
From different backgrounds and experiences, a selection of our list honorees share their journeys. Whether it is taking on renewable energy, arts or technology to change their industries and the lives of people around them – these millennials have found inspiration and success in various ways:

  • Jane Lu, Founder and CEO, ShowPo, Australia
12:00

Panel: Inspiration & Drive:

  • Jayoung Yoon, Founder and CEO, Styleshare, South Korea
  • Mohamed Abbas, Cofounder, Onelyst, Singapore
  • Seung-yoon Lee, Cofounder and CEO, Byline/Radish, South Korea
  • Grace Chen, Founder and CEO, Jiecao, China

Moderator: Rana Wehbe, Senior Digital Editor, Forbes Media, Hong Kong

12:30

Tech Stars Demos: Experiencing the Future, Today

  • Lu Cheng, Founder and CEO, Raven Tech, China
12:45

Road to Success: Tips from Those in the Know
​Statistics say that 9 out 10 startups fail – so what does it take to succeed? Highly successful entrepreneurs share some tips on how to bring your business to success:

  • Royston Tay, Founder and CEO, Zopim, Singapore
  • Steven Lam, Cofounder and CEO, GoGoVan, Hong Kong
  • Jack Tang, Founder and CEO, UrbanMassage, London

Moderator: Gloria Ai, Founder and Host, iAsk Media, China

13:15

Networking Lunch

14:45

Inspiration & Drive: Stories from Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list

  • Leandro Leviste, Founder, Solar Philippines, Philippines
15:00

Inside the Head of a VC: A Fun Pitching Session
To invest or not to invest – how do Venture Capitalists make decisions on whether a business idea is worth their investment? Three of our listees re-pitch their ideas to a panel of prominent VCs to show what it takes and what they look for:

  • 15:00 Owen Xu, Cofounder & CEO, MicroH2O, China
  • 15:20 Ted Chen, Founder and CEO, Evercomm, Singapore
  • 15:40 Chevy Beh, Founder, BookDoc, Malaysia

VC panel:

  • Binod Chaudhary, Billionaire philanthropist, Chairman of Chaudhary Group, Nepal
  • Yossi Vardi, Entrepreneur and Chairman, International Technologies, Israel
  • Stefan Bruun, Managing Partner, Nova Founders Capital, Hong Kong

Moderator: Mike Perlis, President and CEO, Forbes Media, US

16:00

Tech Stars Demos: Experiencing the Future, Today

  • Dr Chong Hon Weng, Cofounder, CliniCloud, Australia
16:15

In Conversation with Anthony Chen, Cannes Camera D’Or Winner, Singapore

Moderator: Lewis D’Vorkin, Chief Product Officer, Forbes Media, US

16:45

Enterprise & Social Responsibility: Changing the World
While the notion of giving back has always been perceived as ‘philanthropy’, the new generation of good doers are helping out their communities through social enterprise. How do they balance the business and sustainability aspect with the notion of giving? Three social entrepreneurs from Forbes ’30 Under 30’ list weigh in:

  • 16:45 Alok Shetty, Founder, Bhumiputra Architecture, India
  • 16:55 Dr. Jamie Chiu, Psychologist and CEO, LULIO, Hong Kong
  • 17:05 Shay Wright, Cofounder, Te Whare Hukahuka, New Zealand

Moderator: Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes Magazine, US

17:15

Against the Odds: Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Cofounder of SOLA, Women’s Educational Activist

17:45

Afternoon’s Closing Remarks and Listees Group Photo
Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes Magazine, US
Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

18:15

Cocktails & Networking

Food Delights from a host of Famous Chefs

  • Hironori Maeda, Chef, Kyoto Kitcho, Japan
  • Pooja Dhingra, Owner & Chef, Le15 Patisserie, India
  • Vinesh Johny, Cofounder & Chef, Lavonne Academy of Baking Science & Pastry Arts, India

Celebration

  • Special Music Performance by Gentle Bones

*Program is subject to change

LOCATION

The South Beach

30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763

(Access Via Nicoll Highway)


By MRT

Esplanade MRT Station (Connects directly)

City Hall MRT Station Interchange (5-minute walk)

Bugis MRT Station Interchange (5-minute walk)


By Taxi

Pick-up and drop-off points are as follows:

The South Beach’s entrance via Nicoll Highway.

2015 US SUMMIT VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

CONTACT

For General Summit and Sponsorship Inquiries

Tina Wee

info@forbesasia.com.sg

For Public Relations Inquiries

Janelle Kuah

pr@forbesasia.com.sg

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