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Movers & Shakers
Gain Insights from the industry's Best and Brightest
Ever wonder how the leaders of the Infocomm industry got where they are today? Watch this space and hear from the luminaries themselves what inspired them to join the Infocomm industry and what continues to drive them to excel.

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Eddie Chau

Eddie Chau

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, TNF Ventures

Are investment decisions of venture capitalists driven purely by the measure of monetary returns or are there other factors at play? 

Eddie Chau

Eddie Chau, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, TNF Ventures, to understand his motivation for investing in companies as well as things he will look out for when making his investment decisions.

   

Insider's Perspective : A Serial Technopreneur Speaks Up


Q:  How did you end up as an entrepreneur?

EC: I started out pretty much the same way like most people – working for a company – until the idea for e-Cop came about...
 

   

Q: What are some attributes that define you as entrepreneur?

EC: Running your own business and being your own boss is nothing like a walk in the park. You are where the buck stops...

   

Q: Has the entrepreneurship landscape changed over the years?

EC: 
Definitely. During the time when I started e-Cop (in 2000), the dotcom bubble had just burst, and banks as well as people were generally skeptical about startups. It was to the point that we even had challenges trying to find staff. The odds were stacked against us. In contrast, the market today is receptive and welcoming towards startups. It is easy to get funding support and resources. The Singapore government has been especially encouraging in rendering both monetary and infrastructural support.

 

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Adrian Chye

Adrian Chye

Co-Founder & General Manager, Mediafreaks

For many people, starting a business and becoming a boss is like a dream come true. However, few realise that being a boss is hardly the end. It is the beginning.
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Ong Jia Ming

Ong Jia Ming

Software Engineering Associate, Accenture

A choice between career and study may not always result in a trade-off for one or the other – especially so if one opts for the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programme.   
Ng Cher Pong

Ng Cher Pong

Chief Executive,
Singapore Workforce Development Agency

 

SkillsFuture is a popular topic in the recent times – both with the media and the working professionals. It promises to be a game-changer for the tech industry facing a manpower shortage. 
Marcus Cheng

Marcus Cheng

President, SCS IT Youth Council

 

What does it take for one to give up a high-  flying career with a big multinational company to start a company from scratch? Marcus Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, Acclivis
Steve Leonard

Steve Leonard

Chief Executive Officer,
SG-Innovate

Not too long ago self-drive vehicles and virtual medical consultations were impossible realities. Today, the technology to realise them is here. And if it is up to SG-Innovate, the pace of such technological development will only accelerate.

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