Venture Creation in Asia: Demystified | AIM + ASN Entrepreneurship Series
In this 90-min fireside chat on Venture Creation in Asia, we bring together an expert panel comprising of angels, seed stage folks, accelerators, venture builders, VCs, IPO specialists, for the first time all stages of the venture building ecosystem are represented on the same panel - to explore the topic on venture building and financing in Asia.

Some questions we look to explore:
• Where are we with the startup ecosystem in Singapore / Asia?
• What are the sources of funding for startups?
• When should entrepreneurs raise capital? When should they raise debt vs equity?
• What kind of entrepreneurs / companies do you see as “investible”?
• I’m a first-time entrepreneur, how do I get started?
• I think I have a very cool business idea, who should I talk to?
• My startup has received a term-sheet from a VC, how do I know it’s a “fair” deal?
• I have a startup that is doing well in Singapore, and want to expand beyond Singapore. How do I get started?
• I’m new to the ecosystem - how do I become part of it?
• I want to get into angel investing, how do I get started? Who should I talk to?
• What changes are needed within the venture capital industry / start-up ecosystem, if anything?
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What We Want From New Leaders (In A Post-Crisis World) - UNACOV Fireside Chat
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Join John Bittleston, Founder Mentor & Executive Chairman Terrific Mentors International and Yen-Lu Chow, co-founder, Asia Institute of Mentoring, in a fireside chat moderated by Lita Nithyanandan to explore one of the most pressing topics of our time: What We Want From New Leaders (in a Post-Crisis World)?

The leadership challenges of our time have been vividly exposed and accentuated by the current pandemic sweeping the globe. In this inaugural fireside chat organized by the AIM United Against COVID-19 (UNACOV) initiative, we explored many leadership (and mentoring) questions:

- What are some of the top qualities we expect from a leader during times of crisis and change?
- Do good leaders need to be good mentors too?
- Can mentoring help develop a good leader? How?
- Does a great leader equate to a great mentor? Why?
- How can we influence more business leaders to become mentors?
- How can we find a suitable mentor?
- What do you think of the ''pay it forward' approach to mentoring?
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Venture Creation in Asia: Demystified | AIM + ASN Entrepreneurship Series
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In this 90-min fireside chat on Venture Creation in Asia, we bring together an expert panel comprising of angels, seed stage folks, accelerators, venture builders, VCs, IPO specialists, for the first time all stages of the venture building ecosystem are represented on the same panel - to explore the topic on venture building and financing in Asia.

Some questions we look to explore:
• Where are we with the startup ecosystem in Singapore / Asia?
• What are the sources of funding for startups?
• When should entrepreneurs raise capital? When should they raise debt vs equity?
• What kind of entrepreneurs / companies do you see as “investible”?
• I’m a first-time entrepreneur, how do I get started?
• I think I have a very cool business idea, who should I talk to?
• My startup has received a term-sheet from a VC, how do I know it’s a “fair” deal?
• I have a startup that is doing well in Singapore, and want to expand beyond Singapore. How do I get started?
• I’m new to the ecosystem - how do I become part of it?
• I want to get into angel investing, how do I get started? Who should I talk to?
• What changes are needed within the venture capital industry / start-up ecosystem, if anything?
Leading in the Age of Disruption - Thrive on Change with Clarity and Confidence | Leadership Series
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The past two decades have seen more social and technological change than all the previous centuries combined. The traditional model of top-down leadership is losing relevance in a world where uncertainty, ambiguity and change are a perennial reality, and most leaders are required to lead a multi-generational and multi-cultural workforce comprising highly skilled knowledge workers.

Leaders who hold on to behaviours that may have worked before, may be unwittingly suppressing ideas and innovation in their teams. All it takes is a shift in attitudes and beliefs for leaders to inspire their teams to thrive in the age of disruption. Come join our speakers as they share their experiences and reveal practical insights on what it takes to succeed in the future of work.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MUKUL DEVA
The F.I.R.S.T. Leader - Leading through Disruption (15 mins)
In the best of times, the quality of leadership is what allows organisations to stand apart. During times of crisis and disruption it can be the most significant factor for the success and failure of the organisation.
The F.I.R.S.T. Leader is one who demonstrates consistently the right balance between focus on three critical areas:
1. People’s aspirations vs organisational needs
2. Work and Life
3. Job and Career

This not only allows the leader to be Future-Ready, Innovative, Relevant, Strategic and Trusted, it also ensures that people benefit from an inspiring and effective management style.

An ex-army officer with a decade of combat experience, serial entrepreneur, one of the world’s most sought-after executive coaches, professional mentor, and international bestselling author of 19 books, Mukul Deva brings to life clear, actionable and inspiring examples of how of us can demonstrate the behaviours required of an inspiring leader and effective manager.

The F.I.R.S.T. framework, based on a decade of research of hundreds of leaders from the world’s best and biggest organisations, is the intellectual property of Influence Solutions Pte Ltd.
Mukul is a founding director of the company and one of the creators of this highly practical and easy to apply framework.

FIRESIDE CHAT with GEORGETTE TAN ADAMAPOULOS (15 mins)
In today’s digitalised and interconnected world, the demands for leaders to be agile and lead diverse and geographically dispersed teams are immense.
In this up-close and personal fire-side conversation with veteran corporate leader and staunch advocate of women’s empowerment, Ms Georgette Tan Adamopoulos, we delve into her invaluable perspectives on what it takes to succeed as a leader into the future.

· What does it take to be an effective and mindful leader in a disruptive and dynamic world?

· How do you stay strong under fire and become more resilient in such uncertain times?

· Do the traditional models of leadership hold, or do we need to adapt leadership styles to bring out the best in our teams?
Well-Being Series Fireside Chat with Authors of UNDEFEATED-Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary
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In these trying times, when the world is looking for inspiration, women leaders across the globe have come together to shine the light on how they can thrive in the face of adversity, in an engaging sharing of powerful personal experiences and anecdotes that will fill the world with optimism, resolve and the spirit of remaining.

Join 5 authors of Amazon Best-Seller “Undefeated – Moving from Ordinary to Extra-ordinary” in a virtual Fireside Chat where they share a sneak peek into their stories of grit, gumption and resilience. It is an honest conversation from real women whose lives were interrupted when they were thrown a curve ball and how they remain undefeated against all odds. Come join us for an evening of powerful stories and be inspired.

“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Dalah Delia
PARENTING Series: It Takes a Village - Mentoring for our Child and Teen
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Synopsis
Powerful stories of teens whose lives have been changed by a single, caring adult are everywhere.
Studies have shown that children with mentors were more confident and had fewer behavioral problems. They showed increased belief in their abilities to succeed and felt less anxiety related to peer pressure, became better problem-solvers, grew in self-confidence and self-awareness. However, mentoring relationships with youth are also complex.

During this session, the panelists will share their experiences and explore:
● When are parents good mentors to their children?
● And when are non-parent adults, peer big-brother/sister more effective?
● What are the qualities of a good youth mentor?
● Can mentorship help shape self-discovery, leadership, or entrepreneurship?
● How can mentorship benefit disadvantaged, ‘difficult’ or ‘rebellious’ teens?

Your Panelists:
Junia Tan, Ashokan Ramakrishnan, Sean Kong, Stephanie Fong, & Yen-Lu Chow
Your Moderator :
Cherie Lim-Tseng