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[SOLD OUT!] David Z Wang - Emerging Trends: Untapped Potential of the Unbanked and Underbanked in SEA

Friday, Jul 23, 2021, 12:30 pm

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

David Z Wang is Co-founder and Group CEO of Helicap. Helicap is an alternative lending platform and sustainable lender, backed by leading financial institutions and venture capitalists. 

David graduated as a University Scholar, Business from the National University of Singapore, and a semester abroad at the University of Southern California. He also holds a certification in FinTech: Future Commerce form the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys sports, wine and travelling. Before Helicap, David founded tech-focused investment firm 33 Capital and worked at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Nomura.

David has a decade of experience working in investment banks for Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Nomura; a career which fuelled his passion to transform the way corporations and consumers in Asia access credit today. Before Helicap, David founded the tech-focused investment firm 33 Capital; where he gained exposure to innovative FinTech platforms in loans, payment and credit - paving the way for the Helicap mission - to expand fair financing to Asia’s underserved borrowers. Helicap has built an award winning Tech platform and together with our credit investment managers have screened almost 500 Non-bank financial companies in SEA (Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore, Australia), investing debt to multiple platforms the past 3 years with significant volume and success through COVID-19. We are licensed in Singapore by the MAS and have raised US$20mil in equity funding, led by Japanese Financial Institution, Credit Saison and Top VC firm East Ventures.

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

  • There will be a cap of 12 participants in the session, including 1 host and 1 shepherd/facilitator. Thus the maximum number of attendees in the session is 10
  • Participants will be joining from all over the Asian region, and will have the chance to connect more formally after each session through joining Asia Startup Network or through their own means

2. 250% tax deduction for Singapore-based attendees (only)

  • The organizer of Makan For Hope (Asia Startup Network Pte. Ltd.) is authorized to collect donations on behalf of Fei Yue and will be donating 100% of the contributions to Fei Yue before the start of this event.
  • To receive the Tax Deduction Receipt (TDR), you will need to fill in this form from Fei Yue (regardless of whether you paid by PayNow or Stripe card payment). Please do so after you have completed the registration process.

3. A meal e-voucher is included in the ticket price (for Singapore-based attendees only), select choice of:

  • F&B Voucher valid at The Social Space, Pope Jai Thai, Foreword Coffee Roasters, Soul Food and The Social Kitchen
  • F&B Voucher valid at Lina's Cafe (Halal)

4. Digital goodie bag: you enjoy a S$1,500+ worth digital goodie bag containing:

  • Receive US$1,000 in AWS Cloud credits and $350 USD in Developer Support credits (Perk available for new startup only)
  • Free consultation on Mobile App development by Tappollo Media with founder Boon Chew
  • Free 3 months trial (digital/ physical) subscription to A Magazine Singapore, a print and online luxury lifestyle title published by Apical Media, covering fashion, watches & jewellery, art & culture, travel, food & wine; as well as global trends to social issues
  • 20% off e27 Pro Annual Membership, worth S$24, providing access to investor insights, ecosystem insights, and enhanced company visibility for your startup (e27 is a media company that provides reports and news about the Asian technology startup industry) 
  • Receive US$1,000 in Huawei Cloud Credits
  • Receive a 15% discount from Bamboo Sea Pte Ltd on selected Accounting services for one year
  • Enjoy bundle of 5 free microlearning courses (worth $80.53 SGD) on gnowbe.com
  • Receive a free bundle of ZENKO Superfoods water lily pops (Worth $15)

Ticket Pricing

Early Bird Tickets (before 16th June 2021) -> S$100*

Regular Tickets (from 16th June 2021 onwards) -> S$150*

*Payment fees

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.