StartupRootsSG #2: Tales to be shared by two veterans, from startups to IPO


In the second round of the same event, StartupRootsSG#2 will see David Leong and Shirley Wong share their startup and IPO experiences.

To be held on 18th July, the event seeks to address the growing gap between generations of Singapore’s startup scene. Veterans David Leong and Shirley Wong who had successfully exited their companies will be sharing their experiences of going through the entire startup lifecycle.

Speaker Profiles:

David Leong
In 1999, David founded iPropertynet. iPropertynet was a property portal and application service provider selling proprietary software. iPropertynet secured in principle approval to list on the Mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange on October 2000. In December 2001, he founded ManpowerCorp International and subsequently formed PeopleWorldwide Consulting Private Limited in 2004. David is currently working on a stealth mode startup seeking to shake-up the HR industry in Asia.

Shirley Wong
In 1994, Shirley co-founded Frontline Technologies Corporation Ltd, and saw through its listing on the Singapore Exchange in March 2001. Under her stewardship, the company has grown from a team of 8 to 5000 workforce spread across 11 countries in Asia Pacific. The company was subsequently acquired by British Telecom Global Services, and Shirley oversaw the post-acquisition integration phase. Shirey is currently the Managing Partner of TNF Ventures.

So if you are keen to hear from these heavyweight speakers, do drop by at Hackerspace Singapore on the 18th.

Event Details:

Date: 18th July

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Hackerspace Singapore

Address: 70A Bussorah St, Singapore, 199483


Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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