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Manpreet Ratia - The Entrepreneur's Toolkit: The Rise, Challenges and Opportunities of Borderless Businesses

Tuesday, Jul 6, 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

Manpreet Ratia is a Partner focussed on Portfolio Development with Jungle, SE Asia largest Independent Venture Capital firm. He is a senior business leader with over 25 years in leadership postions with world class financial services (Citibank, GE Capital) and e-commerce businesses (Amazon, Flipkart). He helps invest in; and then sits on the board of companies, helping them build to last and continue to win on the marketplace.

Before Jungle, Manpreet was COO with the Flipkart Group where he drove strategies and built and scaled processes, systems and talent to enable the Flipkart’s fashion vertical to grow 5X in 4 years. He was a key member of the leadership team which enabled Walmart’s $16Bn investment into Flipkart.

As Senior Director with Amazon in India he helped power Amazon India’s exponential growth, by building world’s first e-commerce in house fulfilment operations at scale; which now delivers, direct to customers, 85% of all orders inhouse, giving significant cost and customer experience advantage. He was the COO for Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions for Asia he innovated and then implemented across 96 countries a new network and client management model, allowing Citibank’s Global Treasury and Trade Business to be the largest EBIDTA contributor for the Citibank franchise. He also played a key role in restructuring Citibank India’s consumer portfolio in helping execute on divesture of Citi’s captive BPO to TCS and optimization of the NBFC portfolio.

Prior to Citi he was a member of GE Capital Asia Leadership team that drove strategic investments in the area of consumer lending, card and SME finance into Hyundai Capital, Bank of Ayudhya, and Keppel Bank (Philippines), Cosmos Bank (Taiwan) and Shenzen Development Bank (China), SBI Cards in India, Walmart co branded card in China.

Manpreet graduated from St Xavier’s College Kolkata and subsequently did his managemen education from XLRI, Jamshedpur and Columbia Business School in New York. He is based in Singapore and has lived and worked in United States, Hong Kong, Bangkok and India. He loves cooking, real-time gaming, loves his family holidays and has a strong interest in middle eastern and European history.

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 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!  
  • Receive a complimentary 30 minute Advisory or Mentorship Session with IMPACTA LAB
  • Receive a 10% discount on QuickDesk's subscriptions and be equipped digitally with an all-in-one CRM and automation solution
  • Manage and administer your Employee Stock Option Plan easily with 3-month trial subscription to Svested's Employee Stock Option Plan platform
  • Receive a $50 discount on any spectacle frame or spectacle lenses when you book an appointment with Eyeviser's home optical services.
  • Get SGD$30 off on your first Coaching & Therapy session on Mantor (for Male attendees)
  • Receive a free campaign* and 35% discount on Annual Subscription on
  • 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.