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NOVEMBER 27-28, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

ASEAN ANGEL ALLIANCE (AAA)

SUMMIT 2018


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Overview

Angels & Unicorns: Is it just a dating game or does it end up in marriage? Find out in this ultimate 2-day Summit designed to celebrate and unify ASEAN prospective and existing angel investors to discover, connect and engage on an international platform while invoking growth opportunities to the ASEAN startup ecosystem and beyond!

The hunt for Unicorns begins!

Highlights


The ASEAN Angel Alliance (AAA) Summit 2018 is scheduled to be officiated by the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and closing remarks will be given by the Finance Minister of Malaysia, YB Lim Guan Eng. *TBC

The AAA Summit 2018 features Keynotes by world-class speakers including Noni Sri Ayati Purnomo (President Director Blue Bird Group) and Thomas G. Tsao (Founding Partner Gobi Partners). The Summit also premiers an ASEAN-wide pitching competition, Enter the Tigers’ Lair, where elite startups from across the region will be given the unique chance to pitch to a 200-angel-investor audience at the Summit itself.

Other highlights include a Fireside Chat with YB Lim Guan Eng, a Talk Show on the representation of women in angel and venture capital investing, and an exclusive Debate, on the topic of impact investment, “Have your cake and eat it too: Is that what Impact Investment really is? Join the AAA Summit 2018 and experience 2 action-packed days of learning and networking with 200 local and international angel investors.

BRINGING TOGETHER ASEAN'S ANGEL NETWORK


Who should be there?

PROSPECTIVE AND EXISTING ANGEL INVESTORS

Learn from the best, gain insights, build network with other angels

GENERAL INVESTING COMMUNITY

Get insight from successful investors and learn about development across the region

STARTUP ECOSYSTEM BUILDERS

Learn how to engage with the angel community and embed it into your program

ENTREPRENEURS

Learn how they tick, how they can support your startup, and how to find & attract them

VIEW AGENDA

GUEST OF HONOR

YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister of Malaysia

 

SPECIAL ADDRESS

YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng

Finance Minister of Malaysia

YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Noni Sri Ayati Purnomo

President Director,
Blue Bird Group

Indonesia

Thomas G. Tsao

Founding Partner, Gobi Partners

Malaysia

Alan Greenberg

Director, Advisor and VC

United Kingdom

AAA SUMMIT 2018 SPEAKERS

James Tan

Managing Partner at Quest Ventures

Singapore

Xelia Tong

Head, Angel Tax Incentive Office, Cradle

Malaysia

David Soukhasing

Managing Director of ANGIN

Indonesia

Elain Lockman

Co-Founder & Director, Ata Plus

Malaysia

Alan Lim

Principal Advisor,
Nexea Angels & Council Member of MBAN

Malaysia

Nini Daing

Co-Founder & CEO, Myharapan

Malaysia

Edward Pinto

COO - Customer Experience & Analytics / Hong Leong Bank

Malaysia

Ashran Dato' Ghazi

CEO of MAGIC

Malaysia

Shoko Suzuki

Managing Director, Harbourfront Ventures

Singapore

Lem Chansamrach

Managing Director at Cambodia Investor Club

Cambodia

Zoe Victoria

Co-founder at Biji Biji Design in Malaysia

Netherlands (based in Malaysia)

James Lette

Executive director of Manila Angel Investors network

Philippines

Renuka Sena

CEO & Chief Explorer, Proficeo Consultants

Malaysia

Robert Lomnitz

Director of Bangkok Venture Club

Thailand

Jan-Cayo Fiebig

General Partner of 3B Ventures, Co founder of Coders Trust

Denmark

Dinh Thanh Hang

Hatch Ventures

Vietnam

Sam Bool

Investor / Advisor of Myanmar Angel Network

Myanmar

Fannie Soubiele

Startup Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Singapore

Dato' Sharil Tarmizi

Senior Advisor, ASEAN Advisory

Malaysia

Raj Ridvan Singh

Founder & CEO SOLS 24/7

Malaysia

Dr Sudeep Mohandas

Founder & MD, I First International

Malaysia

Kalo Yankulov

Co-founder of Encharge.io

Bulgaria

Shaan Ahmed

Co-founder of UOWN

United Kingdom

Haaris Ahmed

Co-founder of UOWN

United Kingdom

MODERATORS

Razif Abdul Aziz

Acting Group CEO of Cradle Fund

Malaysia

Dr. V. Sivapalan

President, MBAN

Malaysia

Dr Melissa Foo

Council Member,
Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN)

Malaysia

En Azra'i Shu'ib

Vice President, MBAN

Malaysia

Dato' Sri Dr. Vincent Tiew

Council Member of Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN)

Malaysia

Dr. Ng Sing Kwei

Council Member of MBAN Malaysia

Malaysia

Sumitra Selvaraj

Executive Producer and Host, Maxman TV

Malaysia

Dan Loh

CEO, FocusMalaysia

Malaysia

Dash Dhakshinamoorthy

Founder, StartupMalaysia

Malaysia

HOSTS

SUMMIT HOST

Shareeta Selvaraj

TV Host, Actor and commercial talent

Malaysia

ENTER THE TIGERS' LAIR HOST

Dato’ Fadzli Shah

President, Technopreneur Association Malaysia (TeAM)

Malaysia

Program

The ASEAN Angel Alliance (AAA) has assembled an outstanding program for its first 2018 Summit experience. You can expect your perceptions to be changed, technical questions to be answered, and your imagination to be sparked. Below is an overview of the program as it currently stands. Speakers and participants are being regularly added and updated, and some sessions may move, so please make sure to check in from time to time for the latest updates!

0800 - 0900

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING COFFEE

0900 - 1000

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcoming remarks by Dr Sivapalan Vivekarajah (President of MBAN, Malaysia)

  • Special address by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (Prime Minister of Malaysia)

  • Official launch of 'AAA Summit 2018'

1000 - 1100

Keynote: "Thriving in a Disruptive Economy"

The digital disruption of today compels new thinking and behaviors that “end” one trend while ironically giving rise to new awakenings that previously didn’t exist. Disruption creates many new opportunities and business models for truly innovative companies. Conventional or "old economy" companies can thrive in the disruptive economy as proven by the Blue Bird Taxi Company in Indonesia which is holding its own against disruptive companies like GRAB and Go-Jek. Noni Purnomo named as 'Power Women In Asia in 2015' by Forbes will be sharing her thoughts on this 'disruptive economy' and how Blue Bird Group faces the competition head-on and succeeds where others have failed.


Speaker:

  • Noni Purnomo (President Director of Blue Bird Group, Indonesia)

Followed by:

  • Fireside Chat

Moderated by:

  • Razif Abdul Aziz (Acting Group CEO of Cradle Fund, Malaysia)
1100 - 1200

Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment:
Success & Failure (InFocus - Singapore, Myanmar & Indonesia)

Highlights 'Success & Failures' of Angel Investment for each ASEAN country. Case studies/best practices presented
in a storytelling format


Moderator:

  • En. Azra’i Shu’ib (Vice President, MBAN)

Panelists:

  • James Tan (BANSEA, Singapore)
  • Sam Bool (Myanmar Angel Network, Myanmar)
  • David Soukhasing (ANGIN, Indonesia)
1200 - 1300

Masterclass: "From Idea to Exit in 36 months"

Presenter:

  • Kalo Yankulov (former co-founder of HeadReach
1300 - 1400

LUNCH

1400 - 1500

Talk Show: "Women: The Next Wave of Angel Investors?"

Why aren’t more women represented in angel and venture capital investing? But more importantly, how does answering this question help create stronger advocates for women’s leadership? We speak with 5 inspiring women to hear their thoughts about the culture shift towards female-centric investment decisions.


Host:

  • Sumitra Selvaraj (Executive Producer and Host, Maxman Studios, Malaysia)

Talk Show Guests:

  • Renuka Sena (CEO & Chief Explorer, Proficeo Consultants, Malaysia)
  • Elain Lockman (Co-founder, Ata Plus, Malaysia)
  • Nini Daing (Co-Founder & CEO, MyHarapan, Malaysia)
  • Shoko Suzuki (Managing Director, Harbourfront Ventures, Singapore)
1500 - 1600

Keynote: "Property Crowdfunding"

Speaker:

  • Haaris Ahmed (Co-founder of UOWN, United Kingdom)
1600 - 1700

Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment:
Success & Failures (InFocus - Cambodia, Philippines & Thailand)

Highlights 'Success & Failures' of Angel Investment for each ASEAN country. Case studies/best practices presented
in a storytelling format.


Moderator:

  • Dato' Sri Dr. Vincent Tiew (Council Member of MBAN, Malaysia)

Panelists:

  • Lem Chansamrach (CiC, Cambodia)
  • James Lette (MAIN.PH, Philippines)
  • Robert Lomnitz (Bangkok Venture Club, Thailand)
1700 - 1800

Debate Session: "Have your cake and eat it too:
Is that what Impact Investment really is?"


You can’t have your cake and eat it too, we’re told with a stern voice and a wagging finger. But what does this have to do with impact investing?

Well, that idea – that you can’t have your cake and eat it – is one of the toughest communication challenges for the impact investing industry. The idea that you can achieve an attractive rate of return and do good for the world just seems too crazy to many people. A recent Morgan Stanley survey found more than half of the 1000 people surveyed, “Believed there was a financial trade-off when it came to investing sustainably, a trend researchers said needed ‘myth-busting’” (reported by Campden FB).

You can sacrifice the cash to do some good, or make some money with cold, hard capitalism. Maybe you can make your millions and then do some good through philanthropy – but both at the same time? Pfft. Let's see how our panelist debate over this topic (you can be part of the debate too, come prepared!)


Moderator:

  • Dr Melissa Foo, (Council Member of MBAN, Malaysia)

Debaters (yay! to the notion!):
  • Zoe Victoria(Co-Founder, Biji-Biji Design, Netherlands, based in Malaysia)
  • Dr Sudeep Mohandas (Founder & MD, I First International, Malaysia)

Debaters (nay! to the notion!):
  • Raj Ridvan Singh (Founder & CEO, SOLS 24/7, Malaysia)
  • Jan-Cayo Fiebig (General Partner, 3B Ventures, Denmark)
1800

End of Day One

0800 - 0900

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING COFFEE

0900 - 1000

Keynote: "Angel Investment in ASEAN: It's Relevance in the Future"

Angel investors are 'hunted' for seed investment by early-stage businesses in exchange for equity but was it only in the past or is it still relevant today? Is Angel investment still relevant with the emergence of other forms of early-stage financing such as accelerators, incubators, micro-venture capital and most recently, initial coin offerings (ICOs)? To date, Gobi has funded more than 170 companies and deriving from the experience and challenges, Thomas G. Tsao, named “China’s Top Venture Capitalists” in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Forbes will be sharing his insights on future of angel investments in ASEAN.


Speaker:

  • Thomas G. Tsao, (Founding Partner, Gobi Partners, Malaysia)
1000 - 1100

Panel Session: "Grooming Corporates into Angel Investing: Why & How?"

Successful entrepreneurs who become angel investors, not only reinvest the gains they received in their companies but they are able to share their experience with new entrepreneurs and help them build their companies.


This panel will highlight 'The How and Why of Angel Investment and why Angel investing helps diversify a corporates overall investment portfolio”.


Moderator:

  • Dan Loh (CEO, Focus Malaysia, Malaysia)

Panelists:

  • Edward Pinto (COO - Customer Experience & Analytics, Hong Leong Bank, Malaysia)
  • Ashran Dato' Ghazi (CEO, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Malaysia)
  • Alan Lim (Principal Advisor, Nexea Angels & Secretary, MBAN, Malaysia)
1100 - 1300

Enter the Tigers' Lair (Regional Pitching Competition)

10 most promising ASEAN startups will be battling to secure investments from investors we call 'tigers'. The finalists went through a rigorous selection process to first win a place as 'national winner' in order to pitch in this regional competition.


The finalists will be representing 8 of the partnering ASEAN Angel Alliance (AAA) countries and two additional finalists are from the host country, Malaysia. Don't miss this exciting session!


Host:

  • Dato' Fadzli Shah (President, Technopreneur Association Malaysia (TeAM), Malaysia)

Tigers/ Judges:

  • Fannie Soubiele (Startup Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Malaysia)
  • Edward Pinto (COO - Customer Experience & Analytics, Hong Leong Bank, Malaysia)
  • Dato’ Sharil Tarmizi (Senior Advisor, ASEAN Advisory, Malaysia)
  • Shoko Suzuki (Managing Director, Harbourfront Ventures, Singapore)
  • Alan Greenberg (Director, Advisor and VC, United Kingdom)
1300 - 1400

LUNCH

1400 - 1500

Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment: Success & Failures
(InFocus - Malaysia & Vietnam)

Highlights 'Success & Failures' of Angel Investment for each ASEAN country. Case studies/best practices presented
in a storytelling format.


Moderator:

  • Dr. Ng Sing Kwei (Council Member of MBAN, Malaysia)

Panelists:

  • Xelia Tong (Head, Angel Tax Incentive Office, Cradle Fund, Malaysia)
  • Dinh Thanh Hang (HATCH ventures, Vietnam)
1500 - 1600

Keynote: "Unicorn Building In Asia? What South East Asia Must DO to Build Its Next Billion Dollar Company"

Billion Dollar Companies was once a myth, now they are everywhere disrupting markets, technology and business models. Is disruption the only key that catalyses the growth of Unicorns or is there more to it? So, what does it really take to spur the growth of Unicorn companies? And how do we create an integrated ecosystem here in South East Asia that will foster this growth? Alan Greenberg, former Director Apple Education EMEA will share his wealth of experience in nurturing start-up companies and how AI and digital technologies can be utilised to promote a sustainable cross-border learning environment for the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region.


Speaker:

  • Alan Greenberg (Director, Advisor, and VC, United Kingdom)

Followed by:

  • Fireside Chat

Moderated by:

  • Dash Dhakshinamoorthy (Founder, StartupMalaysia.org, Malaysia)
1600 - 1700

Fireside Chat

Speaker:

  • YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng (Finance Minister of Malaysia)

Moderator:

  • Dr Sivapalan Vivekarajah (President of MBAN, Malaysia)
1700 - 1800

Closing Remarks

Speaker:

  • YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng (Finance Minister of Malaysia)
1800

End of Day Two

Key Highlights

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ASEAN based startups to pitch to a 200-angel-investor audience. Survive being in the belly of the beast to get your startup dominating at a regional level!

QUICK INFO

SUMMIT VENUE:

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
The Intermark,

348 Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur,
50400, Malaysia.



AIRPORT TRANSFERS

GRAB/Taxi: from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or KLIA2, depending on traffic, it should take about 50 minutes to get from the airport to the Summit venue, with Grab fares starting at RM65 and airport taxi rates starting at RM85.


KLIA Ekspres Train: KLIA Ekspres is the fastest way to travel from KLIA to Kuala Lumpur, connecting the airport to the city center in only 28 minutes. Get off at the final stop, KL Sentral, and switch to the Rapid KL train that will take you to Ampang Park station. From Ampang Park station, you will have to walk for about 8 minutes using the covered link bridge that will take you straight to the Summit venue.



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ACCOMMODATION:

The Summit venue is in the heart of the city and just a 15-minutes walk away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. For your convenience you can stay right at the Summit venue by booking your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, there are plenty of other hotels in the area that cater to different preferences and budgets.



PARKING:

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