Babson Connect Worldwide in Singapore to Feature Impressive Lineup

Khailee Ng, managing partner of venture capital firm 500 Global, will deliver the main-stage address on global entrepreneurship and the future of venture capital at Babson Connect Worldwide (BCW) next month in Singapore. 

BCW, the world’s premier entrepreneurial summit powered by Babson College, will be held February 22-24 at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia in Singapore and feature an impressive lineup of speakers and sessions. As one of the leading entrepreneurial hubs of the world, Singapore’s business-friendly ecosystem and strong talent pool make it an ideal environment for the global event, which returns to Asia for the first time since 2017 when it was held in Bangkok. 

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“This invigorating event brings together distinguished entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and alumni for a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, connect, and drive innovation,” said Babson College President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD. “BCW exemplifies Babson’s commitment to empowering the next generation of global entrepreneurial leaders and fostering lifelong learning within our community.”  

In addition to the main-stage address by Khailee Ng, the summit features speakers, panel discussions, fireside chats, interactive workshops, and networking sessions focused on today’s most pressing issues for global entrepreneurial leaders. Among the sessions: 

  • Fireside chat with Jacqueline Poh, managing director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, focused on the evolution of entrepreneurship in Singapore 
  • From Ideas to Algorithms: AI and Entrepreneurship, featuring Dr. Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO; and Philbert Gomez, vice president and head, Digital Industry Singapore (DISG) 
  • Pioneering Change: Entrepreneurs’ Strategies for Adapting in Times of Turmoil, featuring Vikram Rupani ’03, co-founder and CEO, Nuguru, co-founder and president, Redmart (acquired by Alibaba); Maya Hari, CEO of Terrascope Pte Ltd.; Sudarshan Venu, managing director of TVS Motor Company; and Stephanie Nash, vice president of human resources, Asia Pacific at Ingram Micro  
  • The Next Course: Charting the Future of Technology in Food Systems, featuring Sanjay Dasari ’15, co-founder of WayCool Foods, Vasana Jantarach MBA ’07, co-founder and managing director of Exotic Food Public Company Limited; TC Chatterjee MBA’95, CEO of Griffith Foods; Dan Altschuler Malek MBA’11, managing partner of Unovis Asset Management; and Anuj Maheshwari, head of agri-food for Temasek  
  • Unlocking the Potential of the Blue Economy: Entrepreneurs at the Helm, featuring Nanette Medved-Po ’98, founder and executive chairperson of HOPE and PCX groups; Mark Dalio, founder and co-CEO of OceanX; and Geraldine Chin, Singapore Country Director for Conservation International 
  • From Kitchen Table to Boardroom: Building Family-Owned Businesses, featuring Lauri Union, Nulsen Family Executive Director at Babson’s Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship; Richie Eu ’09, managing director of mergers and acquisitions at Eu Yan Sang International Ltd.; Crystal Lam, managing director of Vinawood Ltd.; and Nuttapong Hirunyasiri ’08, CEO of MTS Gold Group  

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