Griselda Khng, an Olympic hopeful, forms half of the Sailing team representing Singapore on the Global front for the Olympic-class sailing vessel, 49er FX. Started sailing at the tender age of 8 years old, she has gone to become ‘Sports Girl of the Year’ in 2006 at Singapore Sports School after emerging champion at the World Optimist Championship. She received the Meritorious Award by Singapore Sports Institute in 2014. In lieu of her continuous achievement and endeavours, she has been awarded Singapore Sports Excellence scholarship (SPEX). She aspires to get more people interested and encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and dare to try something new. Seeing much positivity in the trend of emerging entrepreneurs, she hopes to be able to give more support to those pursuing their dreams in relatively new and unfamiliar industries
Darius Huang is the Vice-President of the International Business Division for Amoy Canning Corporation (Singapore) Ltd and also the 4th generation for the family-owned business. In the business of food and beverage spanning 107 years and having played an instrumental role during World War 2, it continuously strives to spearhead the industry with ever expanding its range of products and staying in demand. He is the Vice-Chairman for International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. (IPDCI), an initiative started by the former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, advocating peaceful business unison and act as a platform to ensure consolidation to a pro-active community immersion and participation in the region. He feels that it’s important to get in touch with young entrepreneurs all over the world as they are the source of all new and fresh ideas. He aspires to commit his mind to YEAs to ensure the dreams of both the association and its members can be brought to fruition.
Ryan Soh is the CEO and Co-Founder of MoneyTree Singapore Pte Ltd. It is the leading education institution in Asia Pacific specializing on Financial Literacy and entrepreneurship for youth aged 6-26. It was awarded a 3 year entrepreneurship curriculum development contract for all secondary schools by SPRING Singapore. He is also the Chief Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Week. It is an expanding platform for connection and collaboration that helps millions of people unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures. Ryan has been an ACE Startup mentor since 2012 where he provides mentoring opportunities for start-ups funded under ACE Start-ups Grant to help them grow sustainably in their early venture stage.
Anders Tan is the Co-Founder of Bit Studio Pte Ltd, a software company committed to bring value to people through technology. They build innovative products with outstanding value through reliable service. No stranger to the media, Anders has been interviewed regularly, on every local media platform from radio and TV talk shows to printed and virtual newspapers and reports, for startups that he founded previously. Finding solace in the growing number of young entrepreneurs, he views this as an advantageous position for Singapore to shine internationally in terms of creativity by means of entrepreneurship because of their youth, courage and zeal. In spite of that, he feels that more local support could be garnered from the local population. While grateful on the abundance of governmental assistance in place already for entrepreneurs, in-depth access of information and resources would grant a higher success rate for entrepreneurs. Coming on-board YEAs, he hopes to share his entrepreneurial experience and passion to budding entrepreneurs in the hope of imparting and inspiring others and bring about the best in them so they have the right mind-set to be successful.
Joel Fu was the Strategy Director of sgCarMart and the Co-Founder of sgCarMart Connect. He is currently a director at Conversion Hub Holdings which specialized in Usability Consulting. He is also a mentor at Angel Gates Advisory, Founder Institute and a Judge of the 8th Annual Davey Awards. He was ranked Top 5 in Asia Pacific PR of the Year 2006 (Weber Shandwick) and has also received ministerial mention on top of being featured in Business Times, Straits Times, Today and Lian He Zao Bao for various achievements. As an entrepreneur, he looks forward with excitement about the change YEAs members will make and how he can be part of it.