Modern Aging Singapore Workshop on How to Secure Funding and Investment
Join ACCESS Health Singapore on Saturday, November 7, from 8:30 am to 2 pm, for the Modern Aging Singapore Workshop on How to Secure Funding and Investment. The event is free and open to anyone interested in creating a business around aging.
The workshop will feature three eminent investors who will share what they look for when funding and investing in a business. The investors include Jayesh Parek, Social Investor and Investment Partner of Jungle Ventures; Leslie Loh, Angel Investor and Managing Director, Red Dot Ventures; and Callum Bir, Director of Health and Social Services at Microsoft Asia Pacific.
These three investors represent diverse funding channels that seek out promising new businesses. They will share their philosophies on investment and essential tips for aspiring entrepreneurs like you. You will also hear senior role models share some of the secrets to successful aging. This workshop will provide an excellent networking opportunity.
To RSVP for the Modern Aging Singapore Workshop on How to Secure Funding and Investment, visit www.meetup.com/Modern-Aging. The workshop will take place at National University of Singapore I Cube (I3) Building, Level 1 Auditorium, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119613.
This workshop marks six weeks until the Modern Aging Singapore final pitching event. All participants of Modern Aging Singapore can access the aging and business curricula on the Modern Aging Online Learning Portal to help hone their business ideas.
About the Speakers
Social Investor and Investment Partner, Jungle Ventures
Jayesh Parekh is an investment partner at Jungle Ventures, a technology, internet, mobile, and digital media fund based in Singapore. Jayesh is cofounder of Sony Entertainment Television, a joint venture with Sony Pictures, and sits on the boards of Shemaroo Entertainment and One Animation. Jayesh is also a prolific social impact investor. He sits on the board and investment committee of Aavishkaar India II Fund, a major social impact fund. He is also a mentor at NUS Enterprise and a member of the Indian Angel Network and Mumbai Angel Network. Previously, Jayesh spent over twelve years with IBM. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
Angel Investor and Managing Director, Red Dot Ventures
Leslie is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and managing director at Red Dot Ventures. Leslie founded System Access at the age of twenty three. The one man outfit grew to a publicly listed company with ten offices and five hundred staff globally. Leslie has sat on the boards of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and SPRING Singapore. Leslie is also founder and chairman of Lithan Education and Tien Academy, an education cooperative focused on information and communications technology and entrepreneurship learning. He is passionate about developing talent, nurturing entrepreneurs, and growing technology startups.
Director of Health and Social Services, Microsoft Asia
Callum Bir is director of Health and Social Services at Microsoft Asia. His team solves big issues that plague governments, social service agencies, private and public health providers, and consumers. Callum is focused on industry solutions that create real impact for better health in the region. Callum has more than eighteen years of management consulting and technology strategy experience, with senior leadership roles in healthcare industries across Asia Pacific and the US. Callum has served as senior vice president of McCann Health and in senior roles at Deloitte and Oracle. He has also taught postgraduate courses at leading universities in Australia.
Modern Aging Singapore is an accelerator designed to help create new businesses that meet the needs of an aging population. Modern Aging combines online learning, focused workshops, and industry mentoring. Participants in the program will gain in depth knowledge of the field, along with targeted and comprehensive support to help bring innovations to the market. Find out more, or sign up for Modern Aging, at www.modernaging.org.