Tech Nation SEA 2.0
Demo Day
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Tech Nation SEA 2.0
Demo Day
Join us, as we wrap up our last event for this cohort of Tech Nation International Growth Program SEA 2.0! After close to 6 months of market sensing and better understanding SEA, 11 scale-ups will be sharing with you on the exciting and innovative solutions that they will be bringing to SEA, with already proven traction in the UK, and even the US and other regions of the world. 

Headlining the event with Bain & Co, you will be glimpsing into future trends and developments with research and insights sharing, and wrapping up strong, hear how the founder, Hian Goh, of Asian Food Channel, one of the top food programming channel from SEA to global, become unicorn spotter and early investor of Go-Jek, Kumu, and sits on the board of Love, Bonito and Chope amongst others. 

Also unveiling the first ever fireside pitch, you will be hearing from scale-ups Dyad and Oxford Immune Algorithmics, on how they are shaking up the Healthcare sector in the first group, followed by 7 exciting pitches in the Fintech & financial services sector, before closing off the day with the second fireside pitch by Gemba and Wolf & Badger as they share their solutions for the VR and eCommerce sectors. 

Do not miss out on this exciting Demo Day and reserve your space with us now! 
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Welcome by Tech Nation

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Keynote Address
by Bain & Company

Fireside Pitch

Scale-up Pitches

Keynote Sharing 
by Openspace Ventures

Fireside Pitch
Featured Keynote Speakers
e-Conomy SEA
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Willy Chang
Associate Partner, Bain & Company
A global company that helps the world's most ambitious change makers define the future, Bain & Company will share more about future trends and waves with us through this keynote sharing. Through their extensive research and in-depth expertise, the data points and insights are never like before and definitely are foretelling signs that you do not wish to miss out on.

Southeast Asia’s internet economy continues to power ahead in 2021 and the irreversible shift to digital has cast a spotlight on the region’s vibrant economic growth. What does this mean for businesses? Join Willy Chang from Bain & Company, co-author of e-Conomy SEA 2021 as he shares how the region’s internet economy has leapfrogged to unprecedented levels of digital adoption and where the opportunities will be in this digital decade. Willy Chang is an associate partner based in Bain & Company’s Singapore office. He focuses on Bain’s Private Equity and Digital practices. His expertise spans a range of internet economy sectors in Southeast Asia, including e-Commerce, on-demand platforms, FinTech, amongst others. Prior to joining Bain in 2014, Willy spent 7 years as a researcher in Quantum Computing. He holds an PhD in Physics from Harvard University and a BA from Columbia University.
The Intelligence Venture Capitalist: Digital Decolonisation & Spotting alphas in SEA
Hian Goh
Founder and General Partner, Openspace Ventures
Founder of Asian Food Channel (acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive, now part of Discovery Inc.), early investor of Go-Jek, Kumu and Board Member of Love, Bonito, Chope, Singapore Science Centre, FinAccel and Igloo, Hian Goh embodies the approach that "active intelligence" is what differentiates the great VCs from amongst the rest, creating the information asymmetry advantage. He also stands for the point that digital decolonisation, adressing regional problems very well at the granular level, can be as immensely successful as a global business. 

Find out more in this session, through Hian's perspectives on how that had helped him spot the and invested the likes of Go-Jek, Kumu and Love, Bonito, what keeps him excited up next and how that can further sharpen one's eyes for the hidden gem. 
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