Venture Creation in Asia: Transforming Retail via Web3 Technologies


Venture Creation in Asia: Transforming Retail via Web3 Technologies
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In this Venture Creation in Asia Fireside Chat, we bring together Founders | Entrepreneurs and Investors | Angels | Mentors | Venture Builders in a moderated fireside chat to share stories of venture building - highlighting the fact that venture building is a sustained and team-based effort.

In this fireside chat, Yen-Lu Chow, AIM’s founding executive chairman, will moderate the session with Alvin Yap and Sohail Qureshi, the founders of Alteredverse, a pioneering startup that specializes in creating hyper-realistic digital twins and immersive metaverse experiences for brands by leveraging the power of blockchain and artificial intelligence.

About Alteredverse

Alteredverse is a pioneering startup that specializes in creating hyper-realistic digital twins and immersive metaverse experiences for brands, leveraging the power of blockchain and artificial intelligence. Founded by a team with deep roots in the geospatial industry, Alteredverse leverages the Hela Chain to offer a unique blend of digital twin technology and e-commerce within its metaverse platform. The company focuses on transforming real-world data into detailed virtuaworking closely with government agencies and high-end brands. With a commitment to innovation, Alteredverse introduces product-backed NFTs, positioning itself at the forefront of digital and real world convergence.


Alvin Yap

Co-Founder & CEO, Alteredverse

Alvin Yap is the visionary of a trailblazing startup at the intersection of digital twin technology, e-commerce, and gaming. With a rich background in game development, marketing, and geospatial domains, Alvin spearheads the development of a metaverse platform. His expertise is pivotal in realizing Alteredverse's ambition: leveraging AI to craft immersive virtual worlds and harnessing real-world GIS data for unprecedented accuracy in digital twins. Under his leadership, Alteredverse, a spin-off from a geospatial industry veteran company, collaborates with public and private sectors to create hyper-realistic digital replicas for retailers and merchants.


Sohail Qureshi

Co-Founder & CTO, Alteredverse

Entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience, having previously founded his own successful technology agency delivering enterprise solutions for clients such as OCBC, Motorola and DBS. Works as a mentor and adviser to several businesses, and is an active participant in the Singapore start-up advisory circuit. He is currently the CTO of Alteredverse after his recent exit from his previous e-commerce startup that was acquired by Saber Systems.


Yen-Lu Chow

Founding Executive Chairman WholeTree Foundation; Over-The-Rainbow; Asia Institute of Mentoring | Founding Partner Fatfish MediaLab | Executive Mentor YSI SEA | Founder of the Deep Human Movement

Yen-Lu’s career spans nearly 40 years in the tech, media, venture capital, and more recently social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. A former Apple Distinguished Technologist, he is a successful entrepreneur with multiple tech start-ups and an active angel investor, spending many years mentoring and advising entrepreneurs, young businesses and serving on government panels on innovation. He served as a director of Business Angel Network SEA, executive mentor and adjunct professor to NUS Enterprise, mentor to INSEAD, numerous panels on entrepreneurship and innovation internationally, including IDA / SPRING, A*STAR, NRF, GMIC, NUS StartUp@Singapore, NUS Social Venture Competition, NTU Idea Inc, Thailand National Business Plan Competition, CrowdSourcing Week, etc. 

In a fast-paced world where the only constant is change, he believes there is an urgent need for each of us to draw on our strengths and creative potential as human beings, to connect with our higher self and our deeper purpose to contribute towards humanity in a positive and impactful way. He enjoys building ecosystems and mobilizing the community to create positive social change. As an early pioneer in the application of AI, he also has a strong base in the tech space. With the launch of his family foundation and other social impact initiatives, Yen-Lu devotes his time serving both society and the nation in his various capacities.

He is on a life mission to help bring about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, more just, and sustainable world.

About Asia Institute of Mentoring

Asia Institute of Mentoring (AIM) is a non-profit volunteer based organization with a mission to bring mentoring to the spotlight in Asia, raise the quality of mentors and the standard of mentoring, bringing mentoring to all facets of society to impact millions of lives. 

We are committed to create an Asia-based people-powered mentoring movement to move people … to learn, to share, to give forward, to transform, to harness the deep human potential, and create social impact – bringing about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, just and sustainable world for all.

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Date & Time

April 6, 2024

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Asia/Singapore

Asia Institute of Mentoring (AIM) Ltd

+65 9628 9766

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