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Shao-Ning Huang - The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: The Right Mindset for a Successful Early Stage Founder & Understanding How Angel Investing Works

Monday, Jul 12, 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

Shao-Ning Huang and Der Shing Lim have been active angel investors in the Southeast Asian ecosystem since 2012. They started their first business, JobsCentral, together as two fresh grads in 2000, ran the business for 11 years, was acquired and fully exited in 2014. After their exit, they spent a lot of time supporting early founders and figuring out their next steps. In 2018, Shao-Ning decided to "professionalise" their community project AngelCentral, to better support early stage investors. AngelCentral is now one of the fastest-growing angel investment networks in Singapore & Southeast Asia, consisting of over 140 active member-investors. It organises regular angel investment workshops, curated startup pitch sessions, and provides syndication services. The network has supported >16M in investments over the past three years, and completed >20 syndicates. 
They are life partners; they met as undergrads studying in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Der Shing graduated with BSc of Engineering, while Shao-Ning BBA. After their exit from JobsCentral/CareerBuilder, they became full time investors. In the family angel/PE portfolio, they have investments in >35 startups (of which, 6 are led by women CEOs) and 7 VC investments. On non-investment fronts, they spent time volunteering and supporting social enterprises, with heavy preferences towards education centric work. On the "children portfolio", they have four sons, between ages of 7 and 19.
Register now to find out more! 

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
  • 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.