Startup Roots Speaker Series #7 Preview – Darius Cheung

I‘m happy to welcome an old pal of mineDarius Cheung, CEO and co-founder of tenCube – to join us for a fireside chat at the 7th Startup Roots Singapore Speaker Series, on July 14th, 2011. If you want to hear about tenCube’s most challenging moments and how they managed to pull through, curious on the acquisition backstory and what it’s like for a startup to be acquired by a tech behemoth like McAfee, or find out when Darius is getting hitched ;-), be sure to RSVP your attendance and join us this coming Thursday at HackerspaceSG.

Few folks know this, but Darius is also an investor in Neoteny Labs’ fund. I thought it’d be a good idea to get our generation’s own tech startup mafia going, and got Darius involved when our fund opened in April last year.

I‘ll also be presenting our plan to scale up Startup Roots Singapore’s fellowship program. I think of Startup Roots Singapore as my part-time startup, albeit a non-profit one. Derrick, Zaizhuang and myself have spent the past few months alpha testing the fellowship model with our inaugural batch of fellows. I’ve also worked hard on my initial wacky idea to supercharge our emerging tech ecosystem, and hope to share our plans and progress and get feedback from everyone then.

Next up in the Startup Roots Speaker Series

  • A Fireside Chat with Darius Cheung, co-founder of tenCube (acquired by McAfee), angel investor
  • “Going Global: The Future of Startup Roots” by James Chan, Investment Manager at Neoteny Labs, co-founder of Startup Roots Singapore

7.00pm: Fireside Chat with Darius
7.30pm: Going Global: The Future of Startup Roots
7.45pm: Q&A and Discussion
8.00pm: Mingling and dinner (food is not provided)

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Come early to grab a seat, and I hope to see more new faces at HackerspaceSG this Thursday!

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About James Chan

James Chan is an entrepreneur, investor, geek, photographer and husband/father based out of Singapore. Apart from frequent travels to Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia for work, James can also be found online via his trusty 15" Retina MacBook Pro or iPhone 6+.