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Partners

Mentorship forms a huge part of the IAPS accelerator experience. We gather the top minds in the industry to connect our startups to partners, providing industry expertise and helping the businesses prepare for investment.

Mentors

Raymond Wang

APA Innovation Chairman

Max Huang

Managing Partner, ACG

Eric Liang

Mentor, IAPS

Bob

President , Nuts Institute

KC Lin

Vice President, Investment Department of Shin Kong Global Venture Capital Corp.

Jay Hsueh

Special Assistant and Investment manager, FungLy Venture Capital

Celia Wu

Certified Public Accountant of KPMG

Eddy Huang

Ten Life Health Technology Corporation

William Chang

Industry Consultant of SOCEAN CO., LTD.

Jhih Hua Sun

Founder of PPTlab

David Peng

Co-Founder of Advanced Mediwatch Co., Ltd.

Chang De Lin

Lecturer of Top-BOSS

Jim Song

Deputy Executive Manager and CFO, Fude Health Co., Ltd.

Vincent Luong

Vice President, Global Business Development, JESS-LINK PRODUCTS CO., LTD.

Allen Hong

General Manager, Greater China, Supplyframe Inc.

James Chen

CEO of ISTART-TEK

Toshihiro Kishihara

CEO & Managing Partner of Startup Go!Go! (Japan) 

Sansanee Huabsomboon

Director of Business Innovation Center Thailand-NSTDA

Edmas Neo

Founder of Accrete Innovation 

Paddy Tan

Co-Founder of BlackStorm Consulting

Jeslin Bay

Co-Founder, BlackStorm Consulting

Yulia Kostevich

Private Sector Adviser in SMEWG (Russia) in APEC

Nelson Farfan

Managing director, Founder. Ztarkbond. GmbH Frankfurt, Germany

Pradeeban Letsumanasingam

Country Head (Malaysia) ipaymy

Maxi Kuan

Alink co-founder and COO, Japan

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  • line9 王景南

Raymond Wang

Current Job Position

  • CEO abbot co.

Education

  •  NCKU(M&A)

Experience

  • CEOs, cross-border M&A(Merge & Acquisition), Domain Expertise on M&A Due Diligence(D.D.), and Post-Merger Integration(P.M.I.).

Expertise

  • AI multi-hybrid layers Deep Learning
  • a. Automotives related….
    IOV(Internet of Vehicle), UBI(Usage base Insurance), ADAS(Advanced Driver Assistance System), Trucks Fleet Management, Artificial Intelligence software for self-driving cars.
  • b. Networking related….
    Hybrid Cloud, Big Data Analysis, IP Surveillance, Firewall Routers/Switches.
  • c. Others….
    Robots(service-type), advanced medical devices positioning with Augmented Reality, Clean & Renewable Energy, SoC with artificial intelligence, Precise Agriculture.
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Max Huang

Current Job Position

  • Managing Partner, ACG Co., Ltd.
  • General manager, Foundplus Inc.
  •   Director, Efficient Pharma Management Corp.
  • Supervisor, TaiRx 
  • President, The Engineering Science Foundation of NCKU

Education

  • Master, Engineering Economic System, Stanford University
  • Master, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Bachelor, Engineering Science, NCKU

Experience

  • Created the Chinese social media” 宏碁大觀園” in Silicon Valley, which jointed the investment, startup, and talented people in Asia Pacific in 1995.
  • The representative of Taiwan of Northgate Capital in Silicon Valley, CrossBridge Ventures, and Dasun Venture in Korea during 2001-2006, which helped the entrance of investment target into the market of Greater China and integrated the raised money for the investment resources. 
  • The President of the Stanford Club of Taiwan, who regularly hold all kinds of forum about innovation and startup to enhance the relationship between the university, Taiwanese alumni, and education, research institution, new venture in Taiwan during 2014-2017.  
  • Integrated the resources for alumni, participated in the planning of the courses, and started the English course about “what matters to an entrepreneur” with the college of electrical engineering in the National Chiao Tung University to improve the students’ capability of insightful startup analysis and defining the issue.  
  • Chairman of MOE Academia-Industry Research

    Other Innovative Applications, which examines the talents of research and development, combining industrial resources to cultivate the talented and develop innovative technology in 2018 and 2019.

  • Advised startup as the mentor in the screening committee of iCAN, which was held by Ministry of Science and Technology during 2018-2020.   
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Eric Liang

Current Job Position

Mentor, IAPS

Education

Master, Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Experience

30 years of experience in Network communication, Multi-Media Systems and development on IoT OS 

Assistant Manager, ITRI ICL

Mentor Data System Inc.

Manager, Ambit Microsystems corporation

Manager, Director, and Senior Assistant Vice President of FOXCONN

  • Operated the program collaboratively with MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for 8 years.
  • Management experiences of startup incubation for 7 years. 
  • 30 years of experiences in management and product development. 
  • Experienced in the systematic planning of new products, structural. design, system testing and product development procedure.
  • Working experience in the research unit, startup, and large enterprise.
  • Working experience in China, the USA, and Taiwan.
  • Advised startup to products development as the mentor in IAPS and FITI since 2015.
  • Promoted “IOT farm” industrial union to extend business opportunities.
  • Consultant of Fog Computing Alliance
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Bob

Current Job Position

  • Adjunct Lecturer , NCTU
  • President , 藝派科技(at NCTU innovation incubation center)
  • Director, Intumit Inc.
  • Independent Director, Arrays Networks
  • Independent Director, E CMOS
  • Director, JingTe Biomedical Technology
  • Director, Smart X Lab (IOT and Fog computing)

Education

  • Graduated from Electrical Engineering, NCKU
  • PH.D. in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Experience

  • President ,世界宏景(digital camera design, merged with ASIA OPTICAL)
  • Co-founder of 中國煤炭基金
  • Founder ,2M Invest Inc.
  • Senior Co-Founder, 宏鼎創投
  • Vice President, Microtek International Inc.
  • Senior Engineering Manager, Xerox Inc.
  • Chief Scientist, Hughes Aircraft Inc.
  • Senior Systems Engineering Manager, Johnson and Johnson Inc.
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KC Lin

Current Job Position

  • Vice President, Investment Department, Shin Kong Global Venture Capital Corp.
  • Management Assistant, Shin Kong Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Expertise

  • Fintech
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Agricultural Service
  • Emerging Services
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Jay Hsueh

Current Job Position

Special Assistant and Investment manager, FungLy Venture Capital

Education

  • M.A. in Queensland Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelor, Applied Foreign Languages, NTPU

Experience

  • CEO/Founder, 順聯國際股份有限公司 (2013/08-2014/12)
  • Investment Specialist, UniQuest  (2012/07-2012/12)

Expertise

  1. entrepreneurial management /new venture development and management /new venture strategy management
  2. Financial plan and analysis
  3. Marketing Research and Industry Analysis

During studying in Australia, Jay focused on innovation and startup courses, after invited to by UniQuest to be the researcher of the investment program, he participated in investment evaluation and consulting of startup businesses. In 2014, Jay was awarded by the APICTA for advising marketing strategy for the oTHE Technology Inc. In addition to specializing in commercializing the achievement of scientific research, international marketing, and management of innovation and development, Jay also had the experience of startup and incubation advising.

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Celia Wu

Current Job Position

Certified Public Accountant, KPMG

Education

Executive Master of Business Administration, NCTU

Experience

  • Head of KPMG Social Enterprise Services
  • Certified Public Accountant, KPMG
  • Mentor, IAPS 
  • Project Consultant, Siziwan Educational Foundation
  • Executive Director, Global Talentrepreneur Innovation & Collaboration Association
  • Managing Supervisor, Chinese Association of Valuation
  • Supervisor, Chinese Alternative Energy Association
  • Consultant, Credit Union League of The Republic of China

Expertise

  • Social Enterprise and New Venture incubation consulting
  • Innovation Creativity Government award subsidy examination
  • Financial statements and Profit-seeking Enterprise Income Tax Visa
  • Listed Company planning and Project Examination
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Eddy Huang

Current Job Position

Ten Life Health Technology Corporation

Education

Executive Master of Business Administration, NCTU

Experience

  • Co-partner, ABBOT CO.
  • Marketing Sales Director, HOLUX Technology Inc.
  • Vice Executive President,全友能源
  • Engineering section manager, Product Marketing Manager,
  • ODM assistant vice president of sales, CIO and Special Assistant to The President, 
  • Microtek International Inc.

Expertise

  • Digital Image
  • Navigation and Positioning
  • Technology in Sports
  • Wearable Device
  • Internet of Things
  • Biomedical Electronics
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William Chang

Current Job Position

  • CEO, APA Innovation Investment Strategy Department
  • Consultant of ICAN, IAPS

Experience

  • Manager, Emerging Industry Development Laboratory, NCTU
  • General Manager, LYNO Power Inc.

Expertise

  • Biomedical Electronics 
  • Green Energy Technology
  • Intelligent Machine
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Application in ASVDA IoT
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Jhih Hua Sun

Current Job Position

Founder of PPTlab

Experience

  • Mentor of IAPS, Crowdfunding Accelerator, Innosquare, Taoyuan Start-Up Hub , CYIC
  • Contributed to winning the award and received an investment fund of over 20 million for the startup.
  • Lecturer of innovative programs operated by the government such as FITI and TIC100 in 2017.
  • Digital Marketing Consultant of GIXIA Group in 2016
  • Assisted in a product spin-off
  • Chief Strategy Officer of CueSocial
  • Assisted the company to transform its community and digital market planning, ranged from the aspect of strategy, management to execution, which familiarize him with the core participants of domestic E-commerce community and digital marketing. 
  • Research Editor and The President’s Office Project Manager of Business Next in 2014-2015
  • Contributed to the growth of site traffic of Business Next from 1.2 million a month to 2.4 million a month, and popularized its fan page on social media dramatically. Moreover, he had studied over a hundred cases of startup both domestically and internationally.
  • Smart Consumption and Business Social Service in SSTC, ITRI
  • Completed Care Cloud technical consultant case from the Ministry of Health and Welfare. 
  • Web Application Integration in ICL, ITRI in 2004-2013
  • In charge of website revision and development.
  • Experienced in the concept of product development, such as User Experience, Service Design, and Design Thinking.

Expertise

  • Business Proposal Pitch: set up the structure and design of the presentation of business proposals effectively. 
  • Startup Funding Pitch: valuable startup topic finding, international cases analyzing, pitch rehearsing and a personal consultant  
  • Social Media Management Teaching: assisted business in strategic marketing and content arrangement both online and offline.
  • Workplace Mind Map Teaching: problem analysis, brainstorming, and document organization
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David Peng

Current Job Position

Co-Founder, Advanced Mediwatch Co., Ltd.

Education

  • Master, International Business, NTC
  • Bachelor, Management Science, NCTU

Experience

  • President of Business Intelligence (now big data), IBM Greater China (2000-2014)
  • 6 years of work experience in China (2003-2008)
  • Vice President of AT&T Taiwan (1989-2000)
  • Co-Founder of Advanced Mediwatch Co., Ltd.(2014-current)
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Chang De Lin

Current Job Position

  • Assistant manager, Investment Department, Shin Kong Global Venture Corp.
  • Management Assistant, Shin Kong Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Education

  • M.S Management of Technology, NCTU
  • B.S, Fu Jen Catholic University

Experience

  • Lecturer of Top-BOSS
  • Full Time Lecturer of ITRI College
  • Full Time Lecturer of EDU Digital Education Institute
  • Mentor of IAPS
  • Consultant of The Society Systematic Innovation
  • Consultant of Chinese Business Incubation Association
  • Mentor of Technology Innovation Competition
  • Consultant of Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan
  • Adjunct Lecturer of Information Management, YUMT
  • Project Manager of Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • System Engineer Digiwin Software Co., Ltd.
  • Programmer of 強網計畫, NCSIST

Expertise

  • Enterprise Resources Integration
  • E-Commerce

Expertise

  • Startup Criteria Evaluation
  • Government Resources Connection
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Tips of Business Plan Presentation
  • Market positioning
  • Product Development
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Jim Song

Current Job Position

  • Deputy Executive Manager and CFO, Fude Health Co., Ltd.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Missouri

Experience

  • Deputy Executive Manager and CFO, Fude Health Co., Ltd.(current)
  • Managing Partner, 富方創投
  • President, Electrical Group Supple Chain, LiteOn Co., Ltd.
  • Vice President, Cloud Business, GigaMedia Co., Ltd.
  • COO, Greater China, Bexcomand Co., Ltd. and President, Taiwan, Bexcomand Co., Ltd.
  • Manager, Overseas Business Department, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

Expertise

  • Startup Business Investment(Agriculture/Biotechnology/Healthcare/Technology)
  • Cross Strait industrial dynamics, Capital market, Venture Capital, and Private Equity Industry
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Vincent Luong

Current Job Position

  • Vice President, Global Business Development , JESS-LINK PRODUCTS CO., LTD.(2019-Current)
  • Senior Advisor, Arimaxpower, LLC (2018-Current)

Education

  • B.S Electrical Engineering/ Business Minor in Strategic Planning San Jose State University

Experience

  • General Manager, Taiwan, DEKRA Product Testing & Certification(2015-2018)
  • COO and Board of Director (Supervisor), AT4 wireless, Inc. (2013-2017)
  • Vice President, Business Strategy, Panaeatec, Inc. (2009-2014)
  • CEO, Jess-Link Products Corporation (2008-2009)
  • Chairman of the Board, Mskylink, Inc. (2006-2008)
  • CEO, Compliance Certification Service Inc. (2005-2008)
  • Managing Director, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (1999-2005)
  • Engineering to Group Leader, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (1990-1999)

Expertise

  • Telecommunication
  • IOT
  • Automotive
  • Innovative Eldercare Products
  • Startup Company Certification Services
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Allen Hong

Current Job Position

  • General Manager, Greater China, Supplyframe Inc.(2019-current)
  • Board of Director, Axpert Company Limited, Dechiic Technology Inc. (2002-current)

Education

  • B.S .Electrical Engineering, University of California
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
  • M.S. Operation Research, Cornell University

 

Experience

  • General Manager, Bom2Buy, Supplyframe Inc.(2017-2019)
  • Vice president of Sales, APAC and EMEA, OptiMine Software, Inc. (2014-2017)
  • Group Vice President and General Manager, Branded Manufacturers, APAC, Digital River Inc. (2012-2014)
  • Director, Business Development, Solera Holdings Inc. (2008-2011)
  • Global Account Manager, Supplyframe Inc. (2007-2008)
  • Vice President, Asia Operations, JDA Software Inc. (2002-2006)
  • Director, Presales, E2open Inc. (2001-2002)
  • Director, Asia Operations, Adexa Inc. (1996-2001)
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James Chen

Current Job Position

  • CEO, ISTART-TEK
  • CEO, J Great International Corp.
  • Director, I2C SOLUTION Ltd.
  • Supervisor, KYSolar, Co., Ltd.
  • Consultant of YEZ.one Ltd.

Education

  • M.S, Electrical Engineering, CGU
  • Outstanding Alumni of Chang Gung University

Experience

  • Project Manager, Source Photonics Corp.
  • Product Manager, Formerica OptoElectronics Inc.
  • Founder, Merebebe International Co., Ltd., GOBRO ORGANIC Co., Ltd and Lifesoo Corp.

Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Business Strategy 
  • Resources Integration
  • Investment Planning
  • line9 Toshihiro Kishihara

Current Position

 Startup Go!Go!  CEO & Managing Partner 

GxPartners, CEO & Managing Partner

Experience

Kishihara san has a proven track record of supporting companies’ IPOs in Kyushu, with a total market value of these companies exceeding 50 Billion Yen. He has extensive experience in underwriting and fundraising related services. From the Japan Securities Dealers Association to the Q-Board of the Fukuoka Stock Exchange, Kishihara san has played an active role on the frontline of supporting startups for 20 years.

  • Kyushu’s Largest Startup Community「StartupGo!Go!」CEO
  • Cross Industries IPO Study Group  Co-President
  • Kyushu-Asia Business Collaboration Council – Director
  • Fukuoka Startup Market Association – Planning Management Committee – Committee Member
  • Fukuoka Securities Exchange – Activation Promotion Council – Committee Member

Expertise

  • IPO
  • SaaS
  • Fintech
  • HR tech
  • IT related sector (AI/IoT/AR/VR)
  • line9 Sansanee Huabsomboon

Current Position

Director of Business Innovation Center National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA-Thailand)

Experience

  • 2019 – Current Director, Business Innovation Center, NSTDA
  • 2016-2018 Director, Technology Business Incubation Center, NSTDA
  • 2013-2016 Deputy Director, Software Park Thailand (In charge of managing Business Incubation Center of NSTDA and Software Business Enabling of Software Park Thailand, NSTDA)
  • 2011-2013 Manager of Business Incubation Center, National Science And Technology Development Agency (Setting strategy to enhancing Technology Business Incubation’s services & activities for assisting Technology & ICT Start up to start & grow their business for sustainability. Exploring opportunity & collaboration in the area of Technology business incubation/acceleration to both local & international partners)
  • 2006-2010 Manager of Software Process Improvement Center, Software Park Thailand ·
  • 1999-2001 Project Manager of IBM project, Technical Support Department, Software Park Thailand (Setting up and operating testing center of “IBM e-infrastructure center” at Software Park Thailand)
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Current Position

  • Founder, Accrete Innovation (SEA Anchor) Singapore
  • CEO, Action Community for Entrepreneurship

Qualification

  • MBA, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • Project Management Professional
  • IBM Certified Security Expert

Experience

Edmas Neo is the founder of Accrete Innovation and the SEA Anchor programme. He has deep network connections across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and South Korea. He is an active contributor within the Singapore startup community, a well-sought after speaker, and plays a key role in developing the Singapore startup ecosystem.

Edmas has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector across private and public sectors. During the earlier years of his career, Edmas headed corporate venture deals, co-built and exited one of the largest eProcurement company in Singapore. He later joint Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and managed large scale whole-of-government and managed over SGD 50 million project funds.

While acting as the Regional Director SG Innovate, a Singapore government wholly owned deep-tech investment company, he initiated the TAGPASS accelerator which pioneered various corporate co-innovation programmes in Singapore which led to the successful enablement of key programmes in Fintech, Smart Cities, InsurTech, AI and ICT. To-date, Edmas has advised over 120 startups in Singapore, Taiwan and Korea, with quite a number having raised follow-on funding.

  • Founder – SEA Anchor Venture Accelerator
  • Founder – TAGPASS Accelerator (2014-2017)
  • Chair – Innovation Enablers Network
  • Founder – Corporate Innovators Network
  • CEO – Action Community for Entrepreneurship, the largest community of startups in Singapore
  • Alliance Manchester Business School- Singapore Council Member for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Expertise&Area of Interests

  • IT & Network Security
  • B2B Solutions
  • DigiHealth
  • Entertainment Technologies
  • Lifestyle Enhancement Technologies
  • line9 Paddy Tan

Current Position

  • Co-Founder, BlackStorm Consulting

Experience

Paddy advises business leaders on strategic planning and positioning, helping them to increase profitability and pivot their business to gain a competitive advantage in their respective industries. His love for technology is rivaled only by his passion for business.

Paddy was the technical founder of an anti-theft software developed for electronic devices that he sold in 6 years later. His other expertise include IoT, Fintech, logistic, mobile security and manufacturing. After running several companies, he had developed a strategic thinking process and framework to help companies with their growth and scalability challenges. Paddy also played a strategic role for a couple of listed companies in Hong Kong on a stealth basis.

Paddy was the resident mentor for BASH (Build Amazing Startups Here), where he offers advice to commercial accelerators, corporations and institutions of higher learning part of the accelerator programmes. He also serves as mentor and advisor to UOB FinLab, AIRmaker accelerator and Platform E companies.”.

Expertise&Area of Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Business digitalisation
  • Business strategy
  • Scaling in Southeast Asia
  • Investment management
  • line9 Jeslin Bay

Current Position

  • Co-Founder, BlackStorm Consulting

Experience

Jeslin has held HR roles in several industries, ranging from Oil & Gas to consulting, while pursuing her tertiary education, and Bachelor degree in Business Administration from National University of Singapore. She has performed numerous HR functions such as expatriate management, employee placement and performance review.

At BlackStorm Consulting, Jeslin conducts deep analytical dives to help clients with corporate positioning and strategising, business structuring and digital marketing. Specialising in both Organisation Management, and Operations & Supply Chain Management, Jeslin understands both management and operational concerns, offering clients strategic and operationally-sound business solutions. Jeslin is passionate about propelling businesses to greater heights using innovative solutions. Jeslin also mentored startups from various accelerators and associations such as HYPE Spin Sports accelerator and National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association, preparing them for entry into Southeast Asia.

Expertise&Area of Interests

  • Business analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Scaling in Southeast Asia
  • Human Resource Management (Singapore)
  • line9 Yulia Kostevich

Current Position

  • Entrepreneur, Consultant on SME International Development
  • Private Sector Adviser in SMEWG (Russia) in APEC

Experience

Was born in Tomsk – a small but intelligent Russian city at the very heart of Eurasia. In 2002, she got her first master’s degree in teaching English and cultures. At that time, she firmly decided to be a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With that in mind, she got a job in a court and entered the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation where she got her second master’s degree. After 3 years in the court, in 2006 she turned to business. She started from a Business Development Manager position in a consulting company. Those were 3 significant years of self-determination.

In 2010, she became a co-owner of her first business Lingvista Translation Agency  professional translation services and in 2017 she has started the second business project – Smart Business Trips helps exporters to explore and validate foreign markets and to make the first steps.

Since year 2017, Yulia has been contributing to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. She initiates collaboration among business, government and science/academia in APEC region with the aim to facilitate SME development in the region.

In close collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Philippines and Taiwan she has designed and implemented several international APEC projects in Russia, Taiwan and the Philippines:

Expertise&Area of Interests

  • Cross-cultural communication and relationships
  • International event organization for startups and SMEs
  • Human resources development (training, mentoring)
  • Project design and management
  • Business development & promotion
  • B2B meeting organization
  • Business, Government & Science/Academic collaboration
  • Provision of highly qualified experts/speakers from IT industry for the international events
  • References can be found HERE

  • line9 Nelson Farfan

Current Position

  • Managing director, Founder. Ztarkbond. GmbH Frankfurt, Germany
  • CMO Brain Navi & Brise care. Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • M&A Strategic Advisor. DMF Group. Germany  
  • Mentor various Startup institutions
  • Guest lecturer, Keynote speaker at 1st. level universities in Asia & Europe

Education

  • Columbia Business school, NY USA
  • University of Maryland, MD USA

Experience

Entrepreneur and serial brand builder of fortune 100s, SMEs, and startups.Achieved sustainable value growth, market leadership, and globalization. Connector and implementer of traditional and digital marketing strategies. Insight-based innovator, driver of business model digitalization to accelerate sales and consumer engagement.  Creator and coach of “WHY/WHO/WHAT/HOW” strategic framework and masterclass. Keynote speaker and lecturer at world-leading universities including: HKUST-Hong Kong, Taipei Tech University, National Chiao Tung University-Taiwan, European Business School-Germany, and other international events. Worked in Asia, Europe, USA, and Latin America in Fortune 100 companies. Proficiency in four languages.
  • Ztarkbond GmbH (Germany) Managing Director 
  • Guest lecturer/Key Note Speaker/Mentor 
  • Created a WHY/WHO/WHAT/HOW framework to develop strategies and build leading brands. 
  • MBA guest lectures: HKUST (Hong Kong), Il Sole 24 Ore Business School (Italy), European Business School (Germany), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) • Various international events
  • Global VP Marketing – Laica Italy
  • Global Brand Director – Merz Pharmaceuticals
  • Head of Global Product Marketing  – Brita GmbH
  • Associate Business Director – Braun Hair Care Procter & Gamble (Global Business Management – Germany) 
  • Global Business Manager – Oral-B Global 
  • Business Development Manager (Marketing/Sales)  – Gillette de Puerto Rico
  • Product Manager – Braun/Gillette (Eastern Europe Headquarter – Germany)  
  • Financial Analyst Financial consultancy for Braun’s global brand management – Braun/Gillette (Global Business Management – Germany) 
  • Financial Analyst Europe & Export Specialist –  Abbott Diagnostics
  • line9 Pradeeban Letsumanasingam

Current Position

  • Country Head (Malaysia) ipaymy
  • Advisor (The Tech Connectors, Tourplus, Engame)

Education

  • London School of Economics, UK
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, US
  • King’s College London, UK

Experience

Pradeeban is currently leading the expansion of a global fintech startup into the Malaysian market. He is helping to work out on strategies to increase market share locally and increase profitability.

Pradeeban is also an investor to a few startups particularly Tourplus and Engame which are in the Travel Tech and Gamification space.

Although Pradeeban started his career in banking and has worked at a top tier investment bank and a pension fund, he has a passion for technology and innovation.

Pradeeban is currently a mentor for a few startups and accelerator programs where he gives advice on expansion, business development and fund raising. He is a member of IEEE and IET.

Expertise & Area of Interests

  • Business development
  • Business strategy
  • Expansion into ASEAN
  • Fundraising
  • Finance, IoT, AI, Medtech
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Maxi Kuan

Current Job Position

  • Alink co-founder and COO, Japan
  • DLE Inc. Asia CVC consultant
  • iDrip consultant/ Supervisor, Japan
  • BlockCast.it blockchain market consultant/media consultant, Japan

Experience

  • RIZAP, Digital Marketing consultant
  • C CHANNEL Chinese market supervisor
  • XY-Star International cofounder
  • iKala business consultant, Japan
  • awoo business consultant, Japan
  • Niusnews business consultant, Japan
  • Smarprise Digital marketing consultant, Taiwan

Expertise & Area of Interests

  • Japan market entry strategy
  • Digital marketing/social marketing/KOL marketing
  • Block chain related area
  • Japan/Korea/China resources and connection
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