EC-TALK: Building Your Startup Dream Team


What I want for Christmas is… the Fantasy Startup Dream Team!

What does it take to build a great startup team?

Who should you look for, to join your most awesomest team?

Do you have the right team to succeed, or should you start wishing Father Christmas for one?

In the festive month of December, we invite veterans in the startup eco-system for their perspectives on the most titillating brew of startup superpowers.

Expect this to be a highly interactive 1hr fireside chat with audience Q&A and networking.

Serial Entrepreneur Eddie Chau will moderate the session, with Hugh Mason (JFDI.Asia), Shirley Wong (TNF Ventures), Glen Francis (CIO Academy Asia), Derek Lau (Heliconia), Cameron Priest (Tradegecko) in the hot seats. The seasoned guests will be evenly grilled for delicious answers - no second servings or recordings allowed!

Yes, we have beer and wine for the occasion.

Topic: What I want for Christmas is… the Fantasy Startup Dream Team!

Moderator: Eddie Chau


1) Cameron Priest, CEO, Tradegecko

TradeGecko is the online inventory management software for successful business managers.

2) Derek Lau, CEO, Heliconia

Heliconia Capital Management is an investment firm that focuses on growth-oriented Singapore companies. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.

3) Glen Francis, President, CIO Academy

CIO Academy is an institute for ICT professionals.

4) Hugh Mason, CEO, JFDI.Asia

JFDI systematically creates, supports and invests in startup businesses.

5) Shirley Wong, Managing Partner, TNF Ventures

TNF Ventures help local startups succeed through investments.

Date: Friday 11th Dec, 5pm - 8pm


5.15pm: Start of Fireside Chat

6.15pm: Networking

Location: The Meeting Point

Block 73 Ayer Rajah Crescent

Singapore 139952

Fee: Free for everyone! Open to public! Bring Christmas gifts!

Register here: ec-talk-2015.peatix.com

This Fireside Chat is proudly sponsored by NetApp, and brought to you by TNF Ventures, EC-Talk, CIO Academy Asia, and JFDI Asia.


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The Meeting Point, Blk 73 Ayer Rajah Crescent,
JTC LaunchPad @ One North,
Singapore 139952 Singapore
Look out for the red building opposite One North MRT station.