Gwendolyn Regina T - Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Gwen is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of SGE. Previously, she was a partner of early stage technology investment firm, Thymos Capital and she has had two exits, one of which is iHipo. She is also an investor in Padlet, a Y-Combinator startup. Gwen also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Singapore Innovation & Productivity Institute, Steering Commmittee for the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards 2013, and Board of Advisors for Social Media Week 2013. A frequent public speaker, mentor and judge at various startup bootcamps, events and competitions, Gwen loves meeting founders, developers, designers and scientists across all ages. An alumnus of the National University of Singapore and its University Scholars Programme, Gwen also spent some time in Silicon Valley and is a graduate of the NUS-Stanford University overseas college programme. She is also a mentor at Polish tech startup incubator Gamma Rebels, the Singapore curator for US-headquartered StartupDigest and the Singapore Ambassador for the Sandbox Network - the leading global network of innovators under 30. Gwen has also been a Worldwide Judge for Imagine Cup - the premier student technology competition helmed by Microsoft. She has also spoken in Hong Kong at one of its largest youth conferences, MaD Asia, and was recently in Austria to help envision the future of the country's economy in 2032 on invitation from an Austrian governmental organization. Gwen speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, travelling, dance and adventure sports. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Terence LEE - Editor
Terence writes mainly about technology trends and startups in Asia. He believes in crafting smart content: Not just a regurgitation of text, but well thought-out pieces that serve the reader using a combination of data, design, narratives, analysis, and visual impact. His articles have been published on Venturebeat, Yahoo!, Straits Times, Today, and The Online Citizen. He also co-founded NewNation.sg, a satirical news site covering Singapore affairs. Engage him on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Isaac Timothy T - Product Manager & Resident Contributing Writer
Sometimes writer, sometimes programmer, full time behind-the-scenes guy, Isaac is responsible for keeping SGE running and ensuring the success of SGE's projects. While not working on SGE, he is running his own start-up. He plays football and is eagerly awaiting the day he can support Singapore at the World Cup.
Joyce HUANG - Resident Contributing Writer
Joyce is on the founding team of Singapore Geek Girls, a local initiative that serves as a platform for females to connect, share, contribute, mentor and learn from each other. She is currently learning how to code so that she can stop bugging developers. You are more than welcome to teach her.
Sharon Lourdes Paul - Resident Contributing Writer
Sharon is the co-founder of SPACES, Singapore's portal for creative venues. She was formerly the co-lead of StartupRoots Singapore programme 2012. Aligned to these formal pursuits, her personal raves include UX, architecture/space design, urban planning, city living and cooking. Spot her at her blog and @sharonlourdes.
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.
Albert Mai - Scout
Albert is one who does everything his own way with clear goals in mind. His life is always in permanent beta, an endless loop of iteration. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Albert took time off from university to learn about startups in Singapore. He is in the founding team of Keewi, where "events are made easy". Albert can be found on his blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Bernard Leong - Co-Founder
Dr Bernard Leong is currently in Vistaprint as a technology manager, where he manages an engineering team and builds new products for emerging markets. His former entrepreneurial stints include CTO and co-founder of Chalkboard where he has architected the platform for location based advertising across web and mobile, and also an early stage investor in Thymos Capital with Lunch Actually, Padlet and iHipo. His accolades include the Young Professional of the Year Award for the Singapore Computer Society 2010 and Outstanding Young Alumni for National University of Singapore 2007. His expertise includes technology and social media. Currently, Bernard also serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with INSEAD Business School and taught courses in entrepreneurship in NTU.
Nicholas Aaron Khoo - Investor, Advisor & Contributing Writer
In his early 30s, Nicholas has tasted both success and failure working on more than 10 companies in various positions ranging from founder, principal, to investor and advisor. With a passion for everything tech, Nicholas blogs for CNET Asia and devotes more than 30% of his time on non-profit work trying to make a difference in the gaming industry. This geek is a digital nomad who lives out of a suitcase working with regional governmental and financial institutions. You can also catch him presenting at local and regional conferences quite regularly or talking about gaming and new media in the news.
WeiChang - Co-Founder
A seasoned entrepreneur despite his youth. Armed with the experience of tossing snowballs in Europe during his Polytechnic exchange programme at ESIEE (Paris), Lai founded his first company (PINKCUBE) at the turn of the millennium in his mind when he was in his late teens. However, he only formalized it 2 months after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2004. The illness was so serious then that no one even dared to ask for a prognosis. Knowing that he had nothing to lose, Lai tried and failed many times in his entrepreneurship endeavors during his chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions. But he never gave up, and with the help of his partners during his NUS undergrad days, he founded the largest tuition agency in Singapore - ManyTutors.com. His interest for business does not stop here though, and Lai is currently managing numerous businesses including the Otaku House retail outlets and Internet projects to build the next Google.