Chairman and CEO of Caprica International
Former CEO, MD, President of Companies Spanning 14 Countries
Designated as One of the Forty “New Asian Leaders” by the World Economic Forum
Awarded ”Asia Supply Chain Manager of the Year” by Lloyds Magazine
Emeritus Vice Chairman, Supply Chain Asia
Served on Government, University and Business Advisory Boards
Served on the B20 Task Force for the G20 Summit held in Germany
CEO Monthly Magazine, Global Leadership Excellence Award: Entrepreneurial Ventures
Held Leadership Positions in American, Japanese, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indian Companies
Formerly worked in the U.S. Senate and British House of Commons
Passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and developing multi-cultural talent to impact the future.
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship: INSEAD, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Ivey Business School and Tsinghua
Started 4 Companies
CEO, Co-Founder and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Startup Ventures Pte. Ltd.
Founded First Company While Attending University Which Was Acquired at Age 22
Created “Angels Gate” the First Asian “Shark Tank” TV Show for Entrepreneurs with VC Judges Reaching an Audience of 30 Million Viewers Across Asia
Founded Interactive SG, a Digital Media and New Business Accelerator
Co-Owner of Singapore Slingers Professional Basketball Team
Students from the INSEAD Entrepreneurs Course Launched 500 Companies Across 50 Countries
Recognized by Businessweek Magazine as “One of Asia’s Top Young Entrepreneurs” in 2009
Recognized by the Economic Times of Singapore as “One of Southeast Asia’s Leading Serial Entrepreneurs”
Passionate about teaching, inspiring and mentoring entrepreneurs to drive tech transformation.
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Startup Ventures Pte. Ltd.
Developed the Corporate Structure and Policies for the Hyper Accelerator Programs
Academic Director for the Startup Course
Co-Founder of Kundan Holdings Pte. Ltd.
A Member of the Thakral Group Family Business, with over 20,000 Employees and Businesses Across Asia Spanning Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Toy Manufacturing, HighTech Manufacturing, an International Trading Company, an Investment Vehicle for Start-up Ventures, etc.
Former Director Media Loyal Pte. Ltd.
Channel News Asia "Millionaire Minds"
“This Course provides a helpful framework to evaluate ideas and understand more about their feasibility quickly”Roger Egan III, Co-Founder, Redmart
“It was a good warm-up lap to expose us to the realities of building Redmart from the ground up.”Vikram Rupani, Co-Founder, Redmart
“It helped us in the process of getting Nugit's story right and preparing the pitch to investors.”David Sanderson, Founder & CEO, Nugit
“It was an amazing experience and it was great to have the time to think through all the key aspects of our venture and the key strategic aspects on which we should have focused.”Sundeep Sahni, Co-Founder, Lazada
“Knowing that Redmart went through the Startup Bootcamp helped convince me they had the right fundamentals to launch Redmart.com”Neil Bearden, Investor, Redmart
★★★★★ 5 weeks ago
The Hyper Accelerator course is the best thing that we have done for our business. Our team has decades of business experience going into the program, but what we learned in the HyperAccelerator100 days is transformative and invaluable. It is an extraordinary opportunity to have access to the decades of professional experience and knowledge encapsulated in the coursework, and to the personal knowledge and experience of the Accelerator course leaders. The course leaders are smart, sharp, engaging, and are committed to the success of each participant. This really comes through in the one-on-one mentoring sessions. We now have the tools with which to not just successfully launch a new business, but to grow that business and realize its full potential.
Who should apply?
To be a good fit for the program, you are probably: * A highly motivated founder of a venture-scale company who would benefit from the authentic relationships forged with other growth-oriented founders.
* Open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentorship required to scale yourself and your company.
* Willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others .
* Committed to lifelong learning and a spirit of service to others.
What is the time commitment? Will this be a distraction?
You should plan to invest 2-3 hours per week. The curriculum is designed to help you leverage time, networks, and resources to your exponential advantage. It’s our intention that one unit invested will yield many in return.
What if I'm too early? What if I'm too late?
We are committed to identifying and supporting the very best founders at every stage of company growth from Seed to IPO. We’ll group founders appropriately based on the company stage and other relevant factors. Founders who have not raised capital should consider applying to The Boardroom by Hyper Accelerator™️
Are there minimum capital or revenue requirements to apply?
We’re accepting applications from founders of seed stage companies to IPO. Seed stage founders must have raised at least $500K in the last six months or achieved $50k MRR run rate.
If I’m already well-connected in the startup ecosystem, why do I need this?
We certainly believe so. The Boardroom by Hyper Accelerator™️ will benefit any founder committed to significant learning and personal growth, expanding their network and personal influence, and becoming a better leader. While the Hyper Accelerator™️ network is large and continually expanding, The Boardroom by Hyper Accelerator™️ is designed to help you scale yourself as fast as you’re scaling your company.
What does it cost?
The Hyper Accelerator Boardroom ™️ $2000 a month for a 12 month period. We will also align outcomes with an option agreement for our CEO Mentors.
What if I'm based outside the US?
We are accepting Fellows from around the world. We try to accommodate all timezones.
Can non-founding CEOs apply?
Not yet – At this time we’re keeping focused on company founders.
Is this a fully remote program?
Yes: Hyper Accelerator Boardroom™ will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past few cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here. Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programmings like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Hyper Accelerator Boardroom™ will remain a remote-first experience.