Registration is to be done via the
respective Schools of Sunway University

Registration is to be done via the
respective Schools of Sunway University

Startup Foundry (ETP 2014) is a full semester, elective course of Sunway University
that consists of 10 building blocks of hands-on venture building.

Join Startup Foundry if you are student of year two and above, and someone who
embraces challenges, open minded, loves learning new skills, accepts criticisms and
makes things happen
.

Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE)

Design
Thinking

Problem-
solution fit

Customer-
centric design

Legal perspectives
in building
startups

Venture
Financing

Rapid
prototyping

Business
Model

Storytelling
& Pitching

Leadership

Startup Foundry (ETP 2014) is a full semester, elective course of Sunway University
that consists of 10 building blocks of hands-on venture building.

Join Startup Foundry if you are student of year two and above, and someone who
embraces challenges, open minded, loves learning new skills, accepts criticisms and
makes things happen.

Berkeley Method
of Entrepreneurship (BMoE)

Design
Thinking

Problem-
solution fit

Customer-
centric design

Legal perspectives
in building
startups

Venture
Financing

Rapid
prototyping

Business
Model

Storytelling
& Pitching

Leadership

2020 Speakers and Mentors

Startup Foundry is a game changing entrepreneurship course, as there will be
no academic lecturer, but a line-up of industry experts who have successfully
built firms themselves, and who are able to share their stories and failures to the
students, allowing the students the opportunity of learning by actually doing it.

Prof. Dr. Virginia Cha

Dr. Virginia Cha

Faculty, NUS & INSEAD

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway
University & Speaker

Gigi Wang

Gigi Wang

Faculty, UC Berkeley

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway
University & Speaker

Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah

Doc Siva

Senior Partner & Co-Founder of Scaleup Malaysia Accelerator

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway University & Speaker

Thomas Tsao

Co-Founder
Gobi Partners

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway
University & Speaker

Matt van Leeuwen

Matt Van Leeuwen

Chief Innovation Officer
Sunway Group

Startup Foundry Council

Karen Lau

Karen Lau

Head,
Sunway iLabs Foundry

Startup Foundry Council

Prof. Dr. Lau Sian Lun

Assoc. Dean Prof.
Lau Sian Lun

Sunway University

Startup Foundry Council

Adrian Lim

Co-Founder & CEO,
Popbox Asia

Speaker

Michael Jiang

CEO,
Fitscovery

Speaker

Dato' Haizam Jamalullail

Managing Partner at Tuas Capital Partners and the Hive Southeast Asia

Speaker

Anna Chew

Anna Chew

Investor & Acting CMO,
Care Concierge

Speaker

Wong Whei Meng

CEO,
Speedhome.com

Speaker

Rob Heong

Head, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation Alliance Bank
Malaysia Berhad

Speaker

Samuel Tiew

Chief Company Secretary,
CC International Bhd

Speaker

Henry Tia

Sunway Alumni

Speaker

Dr. Eugene Poon

Senior Lecturer,
Sunway University

Mentor

Jeremy Tay

Venture Analyst
Sunway iLabs

Mentor

Thila

Thila Vijayan

Programme Specialist,
42 Kuala Lumpur

Mentor

2020 Speakers,
Mentors and Judges

Startup Foundry is a game changing entrepreneurship course, as there will be no academic lecturer, but a line-up of industry experts who have successfully built firms themselves, and who are able to share their stories and failures to the students, allowing the students the opportunity of learning by actually doing it.

Prof. Dr. Virginia Cha

Dr. Virginia Cha

Faculty, NUS & INSEAD

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway University & Speaker

Gigi Wang

Gigi Wang

Faculty, UC Berkeley

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway University & Speaker

Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah

Doc Siva

Senior Partner & Co-Founder
of Scaleup Malaysia
Accelerator

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway University & Speaker

Thomas Tsao

Co-Founder
Gobi Partners

Adjunct. Prof. of Sunway University & Speaker

Matt van Leeuwen

Matt Van Leeuwen

Chief Innovation officer,
Sunway Group

Startup Foundry Council

Karen Lau

Karen Lau

Head,
Sunway iLabs Foundry

Startup Foundry Council

Prof. Dr. Lau Sian Lun

Assoc. Dean Prof. Lau Sian Lun

Sunway University

Startup Foundry Council

Adrian Lim

Co-Founder & CEO,
Popbox Asia

Speaker

Michael Jiang

CEO,
Fitscovery

Speaker

Dato' Haizam Jamalullail

Managing Partner at Tuas Capital Partners and the Hive Southeast Asia

Speaker

Anna Chew

Anna Chew

Investor & Acting CMO,
Care Concierge

Speaker

Wong Whei Meng

CEO,
Speedhome.com

Speaker

Jeremy Tay

Venture Analyst
Sunway iLabs

Mentor

Thila

Thila Vijayan

Programme Specialist
42 Kuala Lumpur

Mentor

Dr. Eugene Poon

Senior Lecturer
Sunway University

Mentor

Roy Heong

Head, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation Alliance Bank
Malaysia Berhad

Samuel Tiew

Chief Company Secretary,
CC International Bhd

Henry Tia

Sunway Alumni

Speaker

What’s Next After Startup Foundry

Startup Runway Mentorship Programme

A 3-8 months programme that
empower passionate young
entrepreneurs to build their
business ideas and kickoff their
journey from any stage they are at.


Sunway iLabs hackathon

Sunway iLabs
Super Accelerator

Stand a chance to participate in
the Super Accelerator, a four-month
programme for early-stage
startups, Gain access to Sunway's
ecosystem as a living laboratory to
validate your solution and scale
your business through our network
in the region.

Startup Semester
at UC Berkeley

An exclusive semester-long
(4 months) programme at UC
Berkeley (US). Besides gaining
access to leading faculties, students
will learn from seasoned entrepreneurs
who have built startups in Silicon
Valley, the global innovation hub.