• Course Designer, Curator and Instructor

    Associate Professor

    Director, Data-Driven Innovation Lab

    Former Director, SUTD Technology Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP)

    Lead, University Minor in Design, Innovation, Venture & Entrepreneurship (DIVE)

  • Guests & Mentors

    2020

    Johan Franzen, Founder & CEO, Entnest, Switzerland
    John Yan, Co-Founder and CEO, InkNoe and ClassPoint, Singapore
    Swee En Tan, Regional Manager, Kr-Asia, Singapore
    Jiawen Ngeow, Co-Founder & CEO, Grounded.Work, Singapore
    Michael Daugherty, Former Chief Strategy Officer, AngelList, San Francisco, United States
    Jeff Paine, Founding Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
    Deepak Syal, Co-founder and Director, GreyB, India
    Roger Chen, Partner, IMO Ventures, China
    Grace Bao, CEO, Redblock & Popmibeauty, China
    Frederick Wehrle, Associate Dean For Academic Affairs, Univ of California Berkeley Global, United States
    Celestine Khoo, Senior Director for Venture Innovation and Entrepreneurship, SUTD, SIngapore

    2019

    Yang Yang, CEO, UniMaker (Shenzhen), China
    Ned Lowe, CTO, SingLife, Singapore
    Jeffrey Nah, Managing Director, JN Capital, Singapore
    Alex Ng, Managing Director, Spaze Ventures, Singapore
    Hai Liu, Partner, IMO Ventures, China

    Arne Koreger, Assistant Professor, Aalto University, Finland

    Alvin Tan, Co-Founder, Fiat Flux, United States

    Frederick Wehrle, University of California, Berkeley, United States

    John M. Patrick, University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Roger Chen, Partner, IMO Ventures, Singapore & China
    Noel Joyce, Head of Design, Hax, Shenzhen, China
    Cindy Teoh, Associate Director of Investments, Golden Equator, Singapore
    Christine Teo, Chief Builder, She1K, Singapore

    Aravind S. Kandiah, Co-Founder, Bifrost, Singapore
    Ang Guan Yang, Head of Strategy & Operations, Nickel, Singapore
    Jeremiah Tang, Founder, MarColl, Singapore
    Tsun Ngai Lee, Founder, Dana Labs, Singapore
    Steven Lee, Founder, Antelope Technologies, Singapore
    Nison Chan, Co-Founder, “We The People”, Singapore
    Corinna Choong, Senior Director of Marketing, SUTD, Singapore
    Shao Yin Huang, Assistant Professor, SUTD EPD, Singapore
    Michinao Hashimoto, Assistant Professor, SUTD EPD, Singapore
    Stylianos Dritsas, Associate Professor, SUTD ASD, Singapore
    Javier Gomez Fernandez, EPD Assistant Professor, SUTD EPD, Singapore

    2018

    Jeffrey Paine, Managing Partner of Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore

    Yiping Goh, Venture Partner at Quest Ventures, Singapore

    Jussi Salovaara, Managing Partner Asia at Antler, Singapore

    Annie Choy, Former Managing Director of IBM, Singapore

    Leonardo Hao, CEO of GT Robots Pte Ltd, Singapore

    Moren Levesque, Professor at York University, Canada

    Priscilla Han, Head of Investments of REAPRA, Singapore

    Aravind Muthiah, Co-Founder and CTO, Rockport Technologies, Singapore

    Shailesh Kharkwal, Founder and CEO, EnvironSens, Singapore

    Sanjay Pushparajan, Entrepreneur First, Singapore

    Jing Jie Huang, Co-Founder and COO, Novocall, Singapore

    Xavier Ang Guan Yang, Strategy and Operations, Nickel, Singapore

    Foo Zhi Chuen, Co-Founder and CEO, Movinc, Singapore

    Tseng Ching Tse, Founder of Vault Dragon, Singapore

    Melissa Lou, Co-Founder of Delegate, Singapore

    Jacqueline Ye, Co-Founder of Delegate, Singapore

    Ritesh Angural, Founder of Rovo, Singapore

    Terrence Ngu, Consultant at Hashmeta, Singapore

    Leon Toh, Director of Damson Capital, Singapore

    Foo Kim Peng, Executive Director of iSpace, Singapore

    Sayjel Patel, Assistant Professor, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, United Arab Emirates

    Li Wei, CEO, CSF Ventures, Singapore

    2017

    Robyn Tan, Co-Founder of Wellnessly, Singapore

    Loh Zheng Rong, Co-Founder of TouCan, SIngapore

    Delane Foo, Co-Founder of Novelsys, Singapore

    Charmain Tan, Co-Founder of Pear Comms, Singapore

    Tushar Mohan, Co-Founder of Souchef, Singapore

    Junhua Liu, Founder and CEO of Proqod, Singapore

    Gao Zheng, Co-Founder of LINBO Nearfield, Shenzhen, China

    Noel Joyce, Head of Design at Hax Accelerator, Shenzhen, China

    Ryan Sim, Co-Founder of We The People, Singapore

    Nison Chan, Co-Founder of We The People, SIngapore

    Joel Leong, Founder of Travel Lab, SIngapore

    Michael Sng, Founder of Machination Studio, SIngapore

    Tat Leong, Co-Founder of CoDoMo, SIngapore

    Aditya Batura, Co-Founder of CoDoMo, SIngapore

    Leon Leong, Co-Founder and CEO of Boldr, SIngapore

    Leon Toh, Founding Director, Damson Capital, SIngapore

    Yang Yang, CEO of World Maker Group, Shenzhen, China

    Kevin Zhang, Product Realization Expert, World Maker Group, Shenzhen, China

    Helen Tan, CEO, Higgs Hub, Shenzhen, China

    Eddie Chau, Founder of eCop, Brandtology, Neeuro and V-Key, Singapore

    Jeffrey Nah, Managing Director of JN Capital & Growth Advisory, Singapore

    Lujie Chen, Assistant Director, Smart Nation & Digital Govt Office, Singapore

    Looi Qin En, Former COO of Glints; Founder of Half Grand, Singapore

    Justin Hall, Principal of Golden Gate Ventures; Kauffman Fellow, Singapore

    Adeline Setiawan, Co-founder of FabCafe and Saturday Kids, Singapore

    James Tan, Managing Director of Quest Ventures, Singapore

    Sameer Narula, Managing Director of August Capital Partners, Singapore

    Corinna Chong, Senior Director of Marketing, SUTD, Singapore

    Joseph Lew, Director of Red Dot Robotics, Singapore

    2016

    Stanley Zhang, Founding & Managing Partner of Jubilee Capital Management, Singapore

    Gan Fong Jek, Managing Partner of Jubilee Capital Management, Singapore

    Kelvin Ong, Managing Partner, TNB Ventures, Singapore

    Hau Koh Foo, Director, SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Singapore

    Corinna Choong, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications of SUTD, Singapore

    Leo Hao, CTO, GT Robots Pte Ltd, Singapore

    Jeff Lin, Vice President, iGlobe Parnters, Singapore

    Leon Toh, Founding Director of Damson Capital, Singapore

    Yong Sheng Le, Assistant Investmnet Manager, VentureCraft Group, Singapore

    DeLane Foo, Co-Founder and Chief Designer of NovelSys, Singapore

    Toi Ngee Tan, Co-founder of JUVO Labs, Singapore

    Adeline Setiawan, Co-Founder and Chief Designer of Fab Cafe, Singapore

    David Cao, Vice President Sales, Benchmark Broadcast Systems, Singapore

    Erin Entrekin, Partner, Think Place, Singapore

    Luccienne Blessing, Co-Director, SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, Singapore

    Sayjel Patel, Researcher and Manufacturing Specialist, DmanD SUTD, Singapore

    Ye Shen, Manager (Investment), SPRING, Singapore

    Hian Huat, Manager (Industry and Enterprise Development), SPRING, Singapore

    Kelly Choo, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Neeuro Pte Ltd., Singapore

    Tushar Mohan, CEO and Co-Founder of Souschef, Singapore

    Donny Soh, CEO and Co-Founder of QLIPP, Singapore

    Leon Leong, CEO and Co-Founder of Boldr Watches, Singapore

    Hung Yi Ho, CEO and Co-Founder of The Arc Boards, Singapore

    Yong Sheng Tan, Co-Founder of The Arc Boards, Singapore

    Wei De Toh, Co-Founder of The Arc Boards, Singapore

    Howard Tang (NTU), Co-Founder of SmartAHC, Singapore

    Stephanie Wu (SMU), Founder of CampassLoft, Singapore

    Zhao Liang, Co-Founder of Tuitui, Singapore

    Chaoran Ju, Co-Founder of Tuitui, Singapore

    Adytia Batura, Co-Founder of CoDoMo, Singapore

    Tat Leong, Co-Founder of CoDoMo, Singapore

    Brandon Chen, Co-Founder of FOM Innovations, Singapore

    Jaron Lee, Co-Founder of FOM Innovations, Singapore

    2015

    Ong Peng Tsin, Managing Director of Monk’s Hill Ventures, Singapore

    Eddie Chau, Co-Founder of e-Cop, V-Key, Brandtology and EC Frontier, Singapore

    Adam Gilmour, Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies, Singapore

    Nawal Roy, Founder of Holmusk, HelloPay and RH Partners Capital Group, Singapore

    Jeffrey Paine, Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore

    Stanley Zhang, Founding Managing Director of Jubilee Capital Management, Singapore

    Tian Hongfei, Partner of Green Pine Capital, China

    Rahul Basole, Director of Tennenbaum Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

    Corinna Choong, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications of SUTD, Singapore

    Kristin Wood, Co-Director of SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, Singapore

    Leo Hao, Vice President, GT Robots Pte. Ltd., Singapore

    Leong Chee Hong, Co-founder, Boldr Supply Co., Singapore

    Kawei Tan, Co-founder, Boldr Supply Co., Singapore

    Nicola Castelnuovo, Co-founder & CCO of Crowdonomic Media Pte. Ltd., Singapore

    Teo Keng Pheng, Lead Incubator at StarHub, Singapore

    Olivia Seow, Co-founder of Ring Theory Pte. Ltd., Singapore

    Asa Lin, Product Strategist of Mogics LLC, Singapore

    Adrian Tan, Program Director of Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator, Singapore

    Philipp Kristian Diekhöner, Senior Manager of LumenLab, Metlife, Singapore

    Bradley Camburn, Chief Engineer, Gilmour Space Technologies, Singapore