About Makan For Hope Festival 2021
#Makanforhope Festival 2021 is a dynamic series of virtual roundtable conversations happening throughout 24 June – 30 July 2021 within the Asia tech community. Our theme for this year is "Seeding Hope for Future Generations".
We are bringing together intellectually curious and like-minded folks for the opportunity to learn from one another and benefit from peer learning. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Fei Yue, one of Singapore’s largest charity organizations. Thus this is a unique opportunity to grow yourself while giving back at the same time.
Makan For Hope is proudly brought to you by Asia Startup Network.
Background on Host
Ben Cheah is the director of Innoven Capital, the largest venture debt provider to start-up and growth stage companies in the region. Startup companies use Innoven venture loans to extend cash runway and accelerate growth while minimizing equity dilution.
Ben Cheah brings more than a decade of experience in finance for corporates and venture-backed companies. He was an early employee in Innoven Capital’s Singapore Office and helped to establish Innoven’s portfolio in S.E.A by leading venture lending transactions regionally, in a diverse range of sectors that include, E-commerce, Fintech, Pharmaceuticals, Logistics, Media & Entertainment and Enterprise Software. He is currently responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing venture debt transactions in the S.E.A region and also assists in Innoven’s efforts to develop relationships with various investors/industry partners in the region.
Prior to joining Innoven Capital, he began his career at Citibank Singapore, where he managed a portfolio of SME companies focusing on cash management and secured lending. He subsequently went on to join United Overseas Bank Singapore (“UOB”) where he managed a portfolio of middle-market companies helping to originate and execute a variety of commercial lending deals while also taking care of the portfolio’s trade, cash management, and FX needs.
Ben holds a double degree in Accountancy/Business Management from Singapore Management University. Outside of work, Ben maintains a keen interest in the rock/pop music.
Here are our Sponsors and Partners:
What does each ticket entitle you to?
1. A 90-minute intimate virtual conversation with the host, a shepherd and 9 other attendees for peer learning and networking opportunities
2. 250% tax deduction for Singapore-based attendees (only)
3. A meal e-voucher is included in the ticket price (for Singapore-based attendees only), select choice of:
4. Digital goodie bag: you enjoy a S$1,500+ worth digital goodie bag containing:
Early Bird Tickets (before 16th June 2021) -> S$100*
Regular Tickets (from 16th June 2021 onwards) -> S$150*
Please note that if you choose to pay via Stripe, there are Stripe charges of up to $5.78 on top of the donation amount. You will be paying $155.78 instead of $150 for the ticket.