GAP Mentors

Alan Cheah

COO, GoCar Mobility

Amit Sutha

Managing Director, Ensemble Worldwide and Universal McCann

Andre Sequerah

Ex-CEO, Aexio

Anushia Kandasamy

Founder, Raintree Consulting

Anwar Jumabhoy

Author & Coach, Beyond Corporate Entrepreneurship Consulting

Chelsey Lepage

Innovation Lead, UNICEF

Chen Chow Yeoh

Co-Founder, Fave

Clarence Leong

CEO, EasyParcel

Daniel Loy

Director, Centre of Learning & Innovation, Petrosains

David Chmelar

Co-Founder & CEO, iPrice Group

Eddy Han

AVP of Ops, Zomato

Edward Ong

Founder & Creative Director, Borderless

Fadzarudin Anuar

CEO, FashionValet

Faisal Ariff

Founder, BorderPass

Freda Liu

Producer, BFM

Hans-Peter Ressel

Managing Director, Lazada

Heinrich Wendel

Co-founder / CTO, iPrice Group

Hideki Fujita

Investor, Segnel Ventures

Ivan Lim

Senior Investment Associate, Intres Capital Partners

Jes Min Lua

Founder, RecomN

John Fong

Managing Director, Woodwing

Ken Lau

Mentor In Residence, GAP

Lais De Oliveira

Mentor In Residence, GAP

Lionel Liong

Special Officer to CEO, Jobstreet

Mark Leo

Program Manager, Maybank

Marlo Ongpin

Director of Digital Strategy, Ensemble Worldwide

Nadhir Ashafiq

Co-Founder & Executive Director,

Nicholas Sagau

Group General Manager, MediaPrima Digital

Rashvin Pal Singh

Co-Founder & CEO, Biji-Biji

Ren Yi Chin

Co-Founder, myBurgerLab

Sasibai Kimis

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Earth Heir

Su Ann Lim

Industry Manager of E-commerce, Travel & Finance, Google

Syed Ahmad Fuqaha

Founder & CEO, Katsana

Syakir Hashim

Co-Founder & COO, SkolaFund

Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah

President, MBAN

Winnie Chen-Head

Marketing Consultant

Woei Hern Chan

Executive Creative Director, Ensemble Worldwide

Zaman Ahmad

CEO, A Cyber Security Firm

Ziad Hafiz Abdul Razak

Executive Vice President and Partner, PEMANDU Associates


Khailee Ng

Managing Partner, 500 Startups

Jamaludin Bujang

CEO, Mavcap

Koichi Saito

Founder, KK Fund

Adrian Vanzyl

CEO, Ardent Capital

Lim Kuo-Yi

Partner, Monk’s Hill

Chok Kwee Bee

Managing Director, Teak Capital

Matthew Badalucco

VP, Catcha Group

Ng Sai Kit

Executive Director, Captii Ventures

Victor Chua

Investment Director, Gobi Partners

Manabu Miyazaki Morgan

Principal, IMJ Investment Partners

Jeffrey Char

Founder, J-Seed Ventures

Erman Akinci

Director of Business Development, Catcha Group

Tim Marbach

CEO & Founder, Asian Venture Group

Amin Shafie

Partner, QuestMark

Xelia Tong

VP - Investments, Cradle

Jeffrey Paine

Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Bryan Chung

COO, PropellarCrowdPlus / Netrove

Alexander Jarvis

Founder, 50Folds

Denning Tan

CEO, Inmaginator

Araya Hutasuwan

CFO, Ardent Capital

Patrick Grove

Group CEO and Chairman, Catcha Group

Douglas Khoo

Co-Founder, Qunar

Yoshi A. Okamoto

Founder & Executive Director, SHO-Zemi Innovation Ventures (SZIV)

Kuan Hsu

General Partner, KK Funds


Dinesh Nair

Director, Developer Experience and Evangelism, Microsoft

John Fitzpatrick

Startup Ecosystem Business Development Manager, Amazon

Marc Woo

Head of E-commerce & Travel Malaysia, Google Malaysia

Nimal Manuel

Senior Partner & Managing Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Mohd Khairil Abdullah

CEO, Axiata Digital Services

Dave Baldwin

Director, Strategy, Axiata Digital Services

Tom Kosnik

Consulting Professor, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Praveen Rajan Nadarajan

Chief Digital Officer, Digi

Henry Goh

Group Chief Operating Officer, Macrokiosk

Pinky Tham

Partner Manager, Facebook

Mark Chang

Founder, Jobstreet

Azran Osman Rani

CEO, iflix

Anthony Tan

CEO and Co-Founder, Grab

Goh Ai Ching

Co-Founder and CEO, Piktochart

Christy Ng


Hoseok Kim

CEO, 11Street Malaysia

Andy Sitt

Founder, 123RF

Joel Neoh

Founder, Fave Group

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder and CEO, Mindvalley

Malek Ali

Founder, BFM

Arun Verma

Principal, Tune Labs

Hugh Batley

Founder, Lion & Lion

Chan Kee Siak

Founder & CEO, Exabytes Network

Cheryl Goh

Group Vice President of Marketing, Grab

Kai Kux

Managing Director, AVG

Jef Ong

CEO, Flexiroam

Choong Fui-Yu

Co-Founder and CEO, Kaodim

Cheryl Yeoh

Founding CEO, MaGIC

Joash Wee

Head of Expansion, Between

Ian Ho

Regional Managing Director, Shopee

Nick Nash

Group President, Garena Online

Francesca Chia


Samuel Wee

General Manager, REV Asia (

Lim Kok Hing

Executive Director, iPay88

Ganesh Kumar Bangah

Deputy Chairman, PIKOM

Jason Lo

CEO, Tunetalk

Johan Khoo

Partner, Accenture

Mark Lankester

CEO, Tune Hotels

Wong Jun Jin

Partnerships & Startups, Digi

Fong Wai Hong

Co-Founder, StoreHub

Lionel Liong

Special Officer to CEO, JobStreet Corp

Lucas Chua

SEA Leader - IBM Global Entrepreneur Program, IBM

Learning Themes

Identifying the target market & building the right product

Understand current trends in the ASEAN market and what investors are looking for

Analyze verticals to define clear value propositions - Marketplace, Mobile, Saas, Ecommerce

Develop a strong business plan based on unit economics for B2B & B2C

Build your startup story for customers and media to sell a vision and ambition

Leverage the right tools and technology as enablers for your startup

Measuring the right metrics to drive the required outcomes

ASEAN strategy: Where do I go next and How do I get there?

Embed and track key metrics in product and management reports

User experience analytics : Refine UX and UI to maximise customer retention and conversion

Growth analytics : Identify and test user acquisition across different channels

Optimise marketing spend to acquire users efficiently

Positioning for local expansion & ASEAN growth

Convert and sell to drive revenue growth through proper planning, sales techniques, and coaching

Achieve excellence in sales & customer support to drive customer satisfaction

Establish founding team expectation and culture; Develop best practices in hiring & retention

Plan for expansion in terms of budgeting, resourcing and risk management

Develop a business and investment case for ASEAN expansion

Getting ready for Demo Day & Investors

The Killer Pitch

Determine exit strategy for your startup- IPO, trade sale, acquihire, BAU

Understand due diligence, cap table & term sheets

Best practices of fund-raising, negotiations and structuring to get a higher valuation

Setting the tactical plan for the next 12 months


Weekly platoon sessions for peer-to-peer learning
Weekly pitching opportunity
Regular check-ins with account managers
Business development opportunities with route to market partners
Social outreach activities

MaGIC Accelerator Route to Market Partners

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