About Us


“What if the world’s most influential leaders were friends 20 years ago, working together to tackle some of the biggest problems?”

Kairos ASEAN is a highly curated community of young entrepreneurial talents across Southeast Asia. As part of the global Kairos Society with supporters such as Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and Peter Diamandis, it challenges the next generation of entrepreneurs to solve big problems where governments and the industries have previously failed.

Launched in 2014, Kairos ASEAN has expanded to 6 countries with over 100 members and mentors. It offers a network of executives, strategic investors, advisors and fellow entrepreneurs to support young individuals who are building businesses and meaningful ventures that change the world. Regional initiatives such as the K360 Business Mission and Kairos Sharing Table offers members the opportunity to be connected both locally and beyond.


Singapore Management University

The Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship anchors the SMU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Area of Excellence. IIE is a practice-oriented institute that provides support for innovation and entrepreneurship related activities across all the schools at SMU. IIE activities range from events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops, training programmes, study missions and internships for entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs, as well as a full-fledged incubation programme which helps aspiring entrepreneurs take their ideas to market.

Our Advisors

Shirley Wong

Board member, IMDA

Robert Chew

Managing Partner,
iGlobe Partners

Managing Partner, TSR Partners

Victor Ng

Managing Partner,
TSR Partners

John Kim

Managing Partner,
Amasia Fund

Paul Bradley

Chairman and CEO,
Caprica International

Management Team


Lujie Chen

Managing Partner, Protege Ventures /

Co-Founder, President, Kairos ASEAN

Kumar Suppiah

Partner, Protege Ventures

Karan Adhikari

Partner, Protege Ventures

Tomithy Too

Partner, Protege Ventures

Kurt Tanyu

Partner, Protege Ventures /

Associate, Open Space Ventures


Professor Wilton Chau

Curriculum Director, Protege Ventures/Chairman, Pan Asia Venture Development Platform

Luke Wu

Manager, Education, SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Shuo Yan Tan

Shuo Yan Tan

Manager, Education Programmes, SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Jianggan Li

CEO, Momentum Works

Ian Goh

Managing Partner, 01VC

Jeremy Loh

Senior Vice President, DBS Venture Growth Partners

Deborah Lee

(Retired) Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Singapore Press Holdings


Amelia Chen

Community & Partnerships, SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Student Associates

Huang Tao


Sendi Heng


Grace Fun


Lionell Loh


Justin Quek


Student Analysts

Daniel Lam

Student Analyst

Brian Chen

Student Analyst

Theodora Boo

Student Analyst

Darien Soh

Student Analyst

Febrin Low

Student Analyst

Khine Wai

Student Analyst

Bosen Xia

Student Analyst

Badai Tanmizi

Student Analyst

Zhi Wei Lim

Student Analyst

Hua Bing Yong

Student Analyst

Pascal Samsoon

Student Analyst

Aloysius Toh

Student Analyst

Kelly Fong

Student Analyst

Mitchell Tan

Student Analyst