StartupGrind Hosts Meng Wong, Co-Founder and Social Engineer at JFDI.asia
July 11, 2012 by Stephanie SUTANTO
This month, StartupGrind, an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs, welcomes Meng Wong, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, co-founder and social engineer at tech startup accelerator, JFDI.asia. He returned to Singapore recently after living more than 15 years in total in Silicon Valley, Philadelphia and Vancouver. During this time, he founded two Internet dot-coms, led the SPF opensource standard to successful worldwide rollout, and learned several painful lessons about the operational aspects of early-stage entrepreneurship. His two previous ventures, pobox.com and karmasphere.com, explored the email security industry and developed reputation systems.
He is Deputy Chairman of Business Angels’ Network South East Asia and is a volunteer contributor to Singapore Management University, A*Star, and INSEAD. JFDI.asia, his latest co-founded startup, is a member of the Global Accelerator Network. It has successfully completed the first batch of 100-day accelerator program for startups from other places of the world, JFDI–Innov8 2012 Bootcamp. It received a lot of good feedback from entrepreneurs and investors for its success.
Come to be inspired on how to build a sustainable digital startup in Asia based on Lean Startup methodology and hear his announcement about the Lazy Frog program, JFDI’s focus for the rest of the year.
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About The Author
Stephanie SUTANTO - Resident Contributing Writer
Stephanie is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in the University of California, Los Angeles. She hopes to learn more about startups both in Los Angeles and in Southeast Asia, possibly starting one of her own in future. And yes, she prefers sashimi to chocolates and flowers any day. You can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Stephanie SUTANTO