Insights With Experts Feb 28, 2022
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster; Marko Stravou
Learn more about Marko by visiting the link: https://markostavrou.webflow.io
Expert in startups, investments and mentorship; Thomas Walsh
Welcome back to Insights with Experts!
We are kicking off season 3 with exciting new updates to the podcast. In today's episode, our CEO, Shyam is joined by a co host, Noah Tracey!
In this episode, Shyam and Noah are joined by Thomas Walsh, and expert in investments, startups and mentoring.
Piece Of Advice For New STARTUP Founders! Ken Mocabee
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Tod Fennell is a Canadian film, voice and television actor. His career started back when he was just seven years old, starring in his motion picture. Since then, Tod has been working as a voice actor in video game productions, screenwriting and production.
Are you crazy enough to fail? Leeor Groen - Blockchain Valley Ventures
Leeor Groen is currently a partner at Blockchain Valley Ventures. He draws on a wealth of experience having lived and worked professionally in Zurich, London, Melbourne, Oslo, Brisbane and Singapore.
Blockchain Valley Ventures - https://bvventures.ch/about-company We leverage our strategic network and years of experience in venture capital, corporate finance and entrepreneurship to help our portfolio companies build disruptive blockchain-enabled businesses.
Mentoring Platform: https://oracui.com/
Emre Buyukkilic on how Gen Z is influencing the future!
In our most recent interview, we were fortunate enough to meet with Emre Buyukkilic. Emre is a country advisor and works at the Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey. As a country advisor, he is responsible with the promotion of Turkey’s investment opportunities worldwide. Currently based in Singapore, Emre speaks on the value of being open-minded and explains how important multi-cultural openness is.
Mentoring Platform: https://oracui.com/
Oh Tepmongkol-Wheaton on overcoming prejudice and discrimination
Oh is one of Forbes’s next 1000 honoree and is the CEO and co-founder of Ohzone (a 3D fashion tech startup that has been awarded Top Fashion Tech 2021 by Retail Tech Insights.) Oh's initial goal was to create a social shopping experience as if you were all in the same place at the same time. Oh places a lot of emphasis on inclusivity and the importance of embracing family values.
Byron Dempsey: why it's important to fail before you succeed?
This week on Insights with Experts, we were fortunate enough to have an interview with Byron Dempsey. Byron is the founder of Stream Digital Marketing, a content creation agency and the host of the Driven Young podcast, a podcast that aims to educate and to inspire the younger generation.
Martial Arts Expert - Alan Baker
Alan Baker is a successful martial arts expert based in the United States. In this interview, we covered topics that revolved around discipline, weakness, and taking challenges as they come. As a professional, Alan has had many experiences with various kinds of people. Alan shared his insights on how to get along with people you may not be similar with and how to build those people skills. The main focus of this episode was on attitude and human interaction.
Jonathan Aberman's golden rules to become a successful entrepreneur!
Jonathan Aberman is the current Dean and Professor of Practice at the School of Business and Technology at Marymount University. Over the course of Jonathan’s life, he has experiences as a venture capitalist, lawyer, investment banker and entrepreneur. As an expert in the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and policies, Jonathan shared with us the most important advice to anyone entering the entrepreneurial world.
Hustle culture and the "perfect" lifestyle - Shaun Gold
Shaun Gold is a serial entrepreneur, best selling author and a guest speaker. Shaun is involved in many other things in his life which makes him the ultimate guest to give advice on finding a pathway and dealing with rejection.
In this interview, we explored the topics of hustling, being an outsider and how to create a network.
Shaun started off the interview with exploring the question "What comes first?", comparing it to the scenario of the chicken and the egg. Shaun cannot pinpoint a time in his life when everything started taking off. In many cases, an entrepreneur and the drive comes with the person, so Shaun has always had this passion and drive.
Mentoring Platform: https://oracui.com/
Why art degrees are more useful than you think - Steven Lavine
Steven D. Lavine is the former President of the California Institute of the Arts and he is currently the chairman of the American advisory board of the Thomas Mann House. The interview covered a wide range of topics, including Lavine's lifelong influences, the recent release of his new book Failure Is What It Is All About, and advice he would give to any aspiring artists.
Episode 59: Angelita Teo - Director at the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
Angelita Teo is the Director at the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. Her work in the arts and culture sector started at University where she decided to change her major and chose to pursue what she truly wanted. Originally from Singapore, Angelita worked in various locations in the island city that then helped her to grow in her career.
Episode 58: Joel Hauer - Founder of Liquor Loot
Joel Hauer is the founder of Liquor Loot, an Australian based alcohol subscription service. Joel has a background of marketing from his education at Macquarie University. After founding several companies focusing on entrepreneurs, marketing and freelancing, Joel wanted to take that experience and create a new project for himself.
Episode 56: Natasha Mascarenhas - Reporter at TechCrunch and Journalist
Natasha is currently working at a tech magazine called TechCrunch. Graduated from Boston University, Natasha has always had a passion for writing so choosing her career path was pretty easy. She has done many internships and worked at different firms so far in her career. In this episode, we talk all things journalism!
Episode 55: Scott Spears - Life coach and wellness consultant
Having grown up in a small town in California, Scott Spears then moved on to serving the military at 17 years old. During his consultancy job, he found himself getting very overworked with a poor life-work balance. Scott proceeded to heal himself to now having a consultancy job that helps individuals and corporations live a better, more balanced lifestyle.
#54 President of the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (Tasmania), Keynote Speaker
Theo Kapodistrias is an award winning lawyer based in Australia. Theo has done a lot work in the field before gaining his undergraduate degree as he participated in many different events, challenges and competitions in order to build up his CV and become an outstanding candidate for various law positions. Theo also has a company that specializes in Keynote speaking training where he explores different techniques to put yourself out there and become the best version of yourself.
Episode 53: Jon Levy - Behavioural scientist, Consultant, Author and Host of The Influencers Dinner
Jon Levy is a behavioural scientist that loves to create meaningful interactions between individuals from all different backgrounds. Taking his knowledge, Jon created the ultimate space for influential people to come together and for a brief moment, take off the weight of being known for their name. Through his Influencer Dinners, Jon tries to unite people from different parts of the world and work fields to nurture better relationships. Jon is an author of books on behaviour and human interactions. He does a lot of public speaking and influential talks.
Episode 52: Nicholas Chan - NFT expert, Entrepreneur, Co Founder of Refinable
Nicholas Chan is the Co-Founder of Refinable. Refinable is the first major NFT marketplace on BSC, empowering both individual creators and beloved brands to easily and affordably create, discover, trade, and leverage NFTs.
Episode 51: Rahul Jha - Program Officer at the International Telecommunications Union
Rahul Jha is a Program Officer at the International Telecommunications Union under the United Nations. He has done many various things in his life that have to do with Telecommunications. He has worked in numerous different companies including Nokia and Ericsson. Being a professional in his field, this interview touches upon different aspects of his job in the ITU.
Episode 50: Lucas Steuber - Linguist, SLP, MedTech Dev, Entrepreneur
Lucas Steuber is a Clinical Business Manager at Verge Learning as well as the Director of Clinical Product and Marketing at Cognixion. Born in the States, Lucas is a linguist and speech pathologist. Working alongside technological advancements, Lucas creates devices to help with speech impairments.
Episode 49: Molina Asthana - Vice President at the Law Institute of Victoria
Molina Asthana is the Vice President at the Law Institute of Victoria, Australia. Molina is on the board of Directors at Gymnastics Victoria and Good Shepard. Molina is also part of a lot of different leadership roles in Australia.
Episode 48: Jeremy Jacobs - Co-Founder and Managing Director of Raise Bakery
Jeremy Jacobs is the co-founder and managing director of Raise Bakery in the United Kingdom. Jeremy worked in a digital media company until 2009 after which, his family started a bakery. Starting off as a business to customer (B2C) company and then growing to business to business (B2B) through working with Virgin Atlantic, Raise Bakery has been adapting to scenarios of the world for a lot of it's time.
Episode 47: Raghvi Arya - Head of Fund at Edventure, VC Scout at Open Scout
Raghvi is a third year student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, United Kingdom. She is currently studying Economics. Raghvi is an interesting guest on this podcast because she is so young and so successful. Being in her third year, she has done various different internships including working for Citi Bank and McKinsey. She took advantage of Spring Week during her course in order to build up her CV. She is currently a VC Scout with Open Scout.
Episode 46: Vincent Candrawinata - Founder of Renovatio
Vincent is a researcher and founder in Australia who created a new design of antioxidants that can be used for humans. This is called activated phenolics, made out of apples. Vincent shared his journey of moving from Indonesia to Australia in 2008 for his Bachelors degree to continuing in the science field and creating a new form of benefiting the body.
Episode 45: Vannary Kong - Founder of the US-ASEAN Youth Council
Vannary Kong is the founder of the United States - ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Youth Council. Based in the United States, Vannary has participated in a number of different initiatives surrounding International Relations. She has also been successful in internships with the United Nations as well as working with local authorities on various policies.
Episode 44: Sarah Ichioka - Founding Director of Desire Lines
Sarah Ichioka is an urbanist who is currently head of Desire Lines in Singapore. This company consulates different initiatives in terms of socio-economic and environment decisions. She is originally from the United States and completed her Bachelors degree there before moving to the UK for her Masters and staying there for a while to continue her professional journey.
Episode 43: Santosh More - Co-founder of Mantra4Change
Santosh More is the co-founder of Mantra4Change. This is an initiative that works to help make education in India accessible to all. Santosh has a degree in Engineering but over his years in the corporate world, he felt that he wanted to do something he is passionate about.
Episode 42: Hossein Rezai - Director of Web Structures
Hossein Rezai is the director of Web Structures and the Milan Research Lab. He is a structural engineer and architect. He has been in the business for a very long time. Engineering has been an interest of Hossein from a very young age as he was interested in the infrastructure that we operate in. This interest made him want to be a part of that movement. His speciality at the moment is ‘fusion engineering’ which is essentially the mix between the different ends of the design spectrum.
Episode 41: Joel Lim - Media and Communications Expert
Joel Lim graduated from MTU 2 years ago. There he studies communications as well as visual communications. After graduating, Joel started working in a social media PR agency. Over the last year, some of his content on social media surrounding the GE2020 in Singapore went viral and from there, Joel decided to pursue that.
Episode 40: Andrew Mitson - CEO and Co Founder, Forbes 30 Under 30
Andrew Mitson has been featured twice in Forbes 30 under 30 for all his amazing achievements. Having studied in the London School of Economics after leaving school at 16 and self teaching his A Levels, Andrew has also taught there, winning LSE Class Teacher Award. Andrew worked and founded many companies such as InstaCourse, Up Learn and UniRise.
Episode 39: Bjorn Low - Executive Director at Edible Garden City
Bjorn Low is the Executive Director of Edible Garden City in Singapore. He is also a PhD candidate in RMIT. Bjorn was also the finalist for the 2018 Singaporean of the Year award.
Episode 38: Romina C. - Business Designer, Digital Strategies, Circular Economy
Romina is a business design consultant at the Chemistry Team. She is also the founder and blogger at Blaastyle. She was born in Switzerland but has a base in Singapore. After university and many experiences with brands and events, Romina has decided to make blogging and content creation, her full time job.
Episode 37: Caroline Tran - Co Founder and CEO of Aircrex
Caroline Tran is the co founder and CEO of Aircrex. Is an online banking program that helps people keep full track of their expenses and allows people to achieve their goals quicker. Caroline worked in commercial finance for the past 8 years. She is also a qualified CPA. Caroline has also worked for a lot of corporates as well as universities across Australia.
Episode 36: Goh Jing Rong - Director at Risk Lighthouse, Co Founder at Anapi
Goh Jing Rong has kickstarted many different projects and has been part of various programs. He is the director of Risk Lighthouse and co-Founder of Anapi. He is also working in a social enterprise which works on connecting people who need help with people who can provide the help in light of Covid-19.
Episode 35: Henry Langdon - Founder of Udamon
Henry Langdon is the founder of Udamon. Henry’s background is education so he has designed and ran various educational programmes. Udamon is a platform that enables career starters and changes and shapes their decisions in life.
Episode 33: Julian Rossy - BD ASIA Representative at FAIRTIQ
Julian works a Business Developer in Asia for FAIRTIQ as well as working with NGO, Choson Exchange
Episode 32: David Christmas - EVP (Logistics) - Asia Pacific at DB Schenker
David Christmas has done many things over his lifetime. He has been in multiple leadership roles in businesses such as Royal Mail and DHL. Currently he is on the global logistics board and is the head of logistics in Asia Pacific at DB Schenker.
Episode 31: Nathaniel Diong - CEO at Future Minds Network
Nathaniel is the current CEO and Founder of Future Minds Network. It’s a network that aims to help the youth who are struggling with unemployment. Nathaniel is also on various non for profit boards and takes part in mentorship coordinating with a variety of credible organisations.
Episode 30: Stephen Lazar - Managing Director at ProperT Network
Stephen has done various things over his life. Currently, he is the managing director at ProperT Network.
Episode 29: Lye Yee - Supply Chain Professional
Lye Yee has done many things in her life. Lye is a supply chain professional which means that she works in managing and understanding all areas of the supply chain including logistics, purchasing and movement control. Lye Yee grew up in Singapore and went to New Zealand for her studies.
Episode 28: Julien Leyre - Founder of the Future of Governance Agency FOGA
Julien Leyre is a writer, educator and mentor. He started up numerous initiatives over his lifetime. He is a founder and is currently working at the Founders of Governors Agency (FoGA).
Episode 25: Michael Huskii - Founder of Asian Heritage Ay You, Valyou Exchnge, Shoebox Ventures
Michael Huskii is founder of Asian Heritage Ay You as well as Valyou Xchange. Asian Heritage Ay You is a media production company which empowers Asian community leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs and risk-takers to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Australia. He is also a current board member of Shoebox Ventures.
Episode 25: Tim Davis - Author, Coach, Athlete
Tim Davis is the author of TRIPOLAR: The Story of a Bipolar Triathlete, which chronicles his journey from childhood trauma into multiple addictions until finally recovering and discovering triathlons and ultrarunning as important tools to help him stay sober and in recovery. He is a high school science teacher and coach in Los Angeles, CA. He’s happily married with 3 amazing children. He has been competing and coaching in triathlons and endurance races for over two decades. He has completed 12 Ironman triathlons, seven 100-mile endurance runs, 1 double-ironman triathlon, and several 24 hour races. He is a strong and proud advocate for mental health and mental health awareness.
You can follow Tim on his website at www.ultratimdavis.com
Episode 24: Jiye Seong Yu - Strategic Advisor at Human Rights Foundation
Jiye Seong-Yu is a strategic advisor to the Human Rights Foundation, where she manages Flash Drives for Freedom. Flash Drives for Freedom collects USB thumb drives and fills them with outside information to be smuggled back into the DPRK; hopefully countering some of the state-led propaganda.
Episode 23: Johannes Romer - Consultant and Coach, M2 Mind Matters, Germalkota
Johannes has centered his life around three main aspects; Consulting, Coaching and People. After studying consumer psychology in LMU Germany, Johannes went on to pursue work in the fields of business, manufacturing and consulting. Even afterwards, he got an MSc in Coaching and Consulting from the HEC school of management and Oxford University. His work as a consultant has taken him all over the globe in places such as Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Malaysia. Currently, Johannes finds himself directing M2 MindMatters and Germalkota.
Episode 22: Jacob Ner-David - Founder at Vinsent, Vinoventures and Jezreel Valley Winery
Jacob Ner-david started in tech as CEO of Ambient, Inc., Executive Chairman of Delta Three, Inc., CEO of NomadIQ, CEO of Zula, Inc., and investor in many others. Pursuing an interest in wine, he co-founded Jazreel Valley Winery. Since then, he has started Vinsent, an ecommerce marketplace for boutique wineries to sell Direct to Consumer, and Vinoventures, a trading fund centered on fine wines.
Episode 21: Daniel Gefen - Best Selling Author, Top 100 Podcast Host
Daniel Gefen is a podcast host with over 250,000 downloads. He is also founder of Gefen Media Group; a podcast booking agency. In addition, he is a co-founder of podbooker.com, a platform to connect podcasts and potential guests. Having written ‘The self help addict’, Daniel is also an international bestselling author.
Episode 20: Chris Anthony - Founder of Teachers on Wheels
Chris Anthony got his start in engineering before transitioning to tech. After 18yrs in the information technology sector at firms such as Cismo, Chris started Teacher on Wheels; an organisation that aspires to train youths for the future of the workplace. Teacher on Wheels is a registered charity in Australia and has a presence in over four continents offering students from a diverse range of backgrounds an opportunity to excel.
Episode 19: Caryn Sowa- Project Manager at the Freedom Project
Caryn Sowa is the current program manager at the freedom project at Wellesley college. She got her start in events management which eventually led to her working in companies such as the New England Patriots, Disney and the Boston theatre. Wanting a change of pace, Caryn switched to Academia where she is currently the program manager at the Freedom Project, a program which aims to promote conversations and boundary-breaking on campus for a plethora of issues related to freedom in all of its manifestations. This program can be viewed here.