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About Us
The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) was launched in 2003 by the Ministry of Trade & Industry as a national effort to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Singapore. It was re-restructured in 2014 as a private-led initiative supported by the government to continue its national mandate to drive entrepreneurship initiatives in Singapore. The Senior Minister of State for Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Trade & Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon is Patron. Working closely with SPRING Singapore, ACE is guided by a board of directors that comprises of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals who are immersed in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Vision

To build a dynamic and sustainable startup ecosystem in Singapore

Mission

To provide ground-up community support to help startups and promote youth entrepreneurship
ACE takes on three main thrusts to focus on strengthening the entrepreneurial scene
ACE - ENGAGE & SUPPOR
ENGAGE & SUPPORT
Work with the community to engage and support promising entrepreneurs through resources, networks, mentorships and overseas access
ACE - POLICY & VOICE
POLICY & VOICE
Be the voice to speak for entrepreneurs and lobby for relevant policy changes
ACE - EDUCATION & YOUTHS
EDUCATION & YOUTHS
Reach out to schools and youths to support their entrepreneurial efforts

Our Journey

 

2003

ACE was launched to transform the entrepreneurial landscape in Singapore

2006

Mr Lee Yi Shyan was appointed as the Chairman of ACE and Minister-In-Charge of Entrepreneurship

2014

ACE was re-launched as a private sector led, non-profit organisation
 
 

2004

Mr Vivian Balakrishnan took over as the Chairman of ACE

2011

Mr Teo Ser Luck was appointed as the Patron of ACE

2016

Dr Koh Poh Koon took over as the Patron of ACE

2003

ACE was launched to transform the entrepreneurial landscape in Singapore

2004

Mr Vivian Balakrishnan took over as the Chairman of ACE

2006

Mr Lee Yi Shyan was appointed as the Chairman of ACE and Minister-In-Charge of Entrepreneurship

2011

Mr Teo Ser Luck was appointed as the Patron of ACE

2014

ACE was re-launched as a private sector led, non-profit organisation

2016

Dr Koh Poh Koon took over as the Patron of ACE

Our Team

  • Board of Directors
  • ACE Board of Director - Dr Mark Hon
    Dr Mark Hon
    Chairman, Board of Directors
    Chairman, BANSEA
    ACE Board of Director - Mr James Tan
    Mr James Tan
    Deputy Chairman, Board of Directors
    Co-Founder, 55tuan.com
    ACE Board of Director - Mr Lim Der Shing
    Mr Lim Der Shing
    Deputy Chairman, Board of Directors
    Co-Founder, JobsCentral Group
    ACE Board of Director - Mr Chiang Joon Arn
    Mr Chiang Joon Arn
    Treasurer, Board of Directors
    Managing Partner, Asia-Pacific Financial
    Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS),
    Ernst & Young
    ACE Board of Director - Mr Tan Yih San
    Mr Tan Yih San
    Member, Board of Directors
    Managing Director, Candela Reach Capital
    ACE Board of Director - Mr Clarence Ti
    Mr Clarence Ti
    Member, Board of Directors
    Principal, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Advisory Panel
  • Advisory Panel - Dr Steven Fang
    Dr Steven Fang
    Chairman, Advisory Panel
    Partner, ClearBridge Accelerator
    dvisory Panel - Mr Prakash Somosundram
    Mr Prakash Somosundram
    Chairman, Advisory Panel
    Founder & CEO, Pealo Pte Ltd
  • Sub Committees
  • Appointments & HR
    • * Dr. Mark Hon (BANSEA)
    • Lim Der Shing (JobsCentral Group)
    • Edwin Chow (SPRING Singapore)
    • James Tan (Quest Ventures)
    Audit & Compliance
    • * Chak Kong Soon (StreamGlobal)
    • Prashant Agarwal (AIA Group)
    • Michael Sim (Starhub)
    Communications
    • * Grace Chng (Analyse Asia)
    • Geraldine Kan (Golin Harris)
    • Mohan Belani (e27)
    • Yik Wai Yi (Hewlett Packard)
    Finance & Investments
    • * Chiang Joon Arn (Ernst & Young LLP)
    • Aniruddha Ganguly (UBS)
    • Lee Kian Soon (Astral Asset Management)
    Incubators
    • * Theodore Tan (The BioFactory)
    • Hugh Mason (JFDI.Asia)
    • Chong Chiet Ping (Small World Group)
    • Frank Lee (TNF Ventures)
    • Dr Lim Jui (NTUitive)
    Internationalisation
    • * James Tan (Quest VC)
    • Ian Wong (UOB)
    • Dr. Alex Lin (Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd)
    • Goh Lih Shiun (Google)
    • Saurav Bhattacharya (Quantum Inventions)
    • Paul Lim (Secura Group)
    Investors Community
    • * Dr. Mark Hon (BANSEA)
    • Amit Anand (Jungle Ventures)
    • Chua Boon Ping (SPH Media Fund)
    • Jeffrey Paine (Golden Gate Ventures)
    • Chua Joo Hock (Vertex Ventures)
    • Alan Hsu (KK Fund)
    • Abhinav Goswami (SBI Venture Capital)
    Women Entrepreneurship
    • * Grace Sai (The Hub)
    • Shirley Wong (TNF Ventures)
    • Grace Clapham (The Change School)
    Mentorship
    • * Wong Hong Ting (2359Media)
    • Miles Gilman (A2BioScience)
    • Eddy Lee (Coffee VC)
    Youth & Education
    • * Clarence Ti (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)
    • Assoc Prof Sarah Cheah Lai Yin (NUS Business School)
    • Heng Guan Teck (Institute of Technical Education)
    • Yeo Li Pheow (Republic Polytechnic)
    * Chairperson of Sub-Committee
  • Management
  • Management - Edmas Neo
    Edmas Neo
    Executive Director
    Management - Marianne Tan
    Marianne Tan
    Head, Partnerships & Marketing