Babson College to Host Eighth Babson Connect Worldwide, the Premier Global Entrepreneurship Summit, in Singapore

(EZ Newswire)

WELLESLEY, OK -- Babson College today announced that it will be hosting its signature event and entrepreneurial summit, Babson Connect Worldwide 2024 (BCW), on February 22–24 at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia in Singapore. As one of the leading entrepreneurial hubs of the world, Singapore's business-friendly ecosystem and strong talent pool make it an ideal environment to host this exciting event. The event will feature a keynote address from Khailee Ng, Managing Partner of 500 Global, focused on global entrepreneurship and the future of venture capital. 

BCW is a global event that brings together founders, executives and emerging stars within the entrepreneurial sphere, along with Babson alumni and faculty, to share information and insights that empower them to succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors. The summit features keynote speakers and panel discussions with prominent leaders, as well as interactive workshops and networking sessions focused on today's most pressing issues for global entrepreneurial leaders.

"Babson College is proud to host Babson Connect Worldwide 2024 in Singapore, a vibrant, diverse, and rich cultural city that is a true global epicenter for entrepreneurship," said Babson College President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA'92, PhD. This invigorating event brings together distinguished entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and alumni for a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, connect, and drive innovation. BCW exemplifies Babson's commitment to empowering the next generation of global entrepreneurial leaders and fostering lifelong learning within our community."

Featured Sessions and Speakers

In addition to the keynote address from Khailee Ng, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of the industry's most influential entrepreneurs on how entrepreneurial thinking, innovative strategies and visionary leadership can drive positive change. Sessions will focus on topics that address the challenges and opportunities that new and emerging technologies create for todays entrepreneurs. Sample sessions include:

Fireside chats with prominent business leaders driving technological and societal innovation:

  • Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, focused on the evolution of entrepreneurship in Singapore
  • Nikhil Kamath, Co-Founder of Zerodha | Gruhas | True Beacon, focused on the intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy

Panel discussions focused on emerging technologies and industries, such as:

  • "From Ideas to Algorithms: AI and Entrepreneurship" featuring Dr. Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO and Philbert Gomez, Vice President & Head, Digital Industry Singapore (DISG)
  • "Pioneering Change: Entrepreneurs Strategies for Adapting in Times of Turmoil" featuring Vikram Rupani '03, Co-Founder & CEO, Nuguru, aCo-Founder & President, Redmart (acquired by Alibaba), Maya Hari, CEO of Terrascope Pte Ltd, Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director of TVS Motor Company and Stephanie Nash, Vice President of Human Resources, Asia Pacific at Ingram Micro
  • "The Next Course: Charting the Future of Technology in Food Systems" featuring Sanjay Dasari '15, Co-Founder of WayCool Foods, Vasana Jantarach MBA '07, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Exotic Food Public Company Limited, TC Chatterjee MBA '95, CEO of Griffith Foods, Dan Altschuler Malek MBA '11, Managing Partner of Unovis Asset Management, and Anuj Maheshwari, Head of Agri-Food for Temasek
  • "Unlocking the Potential of the Blue Economy: Entrepreneurs at the Helm" featuring Nanette Medved-Po '98, Founder and Executive Chairperson of HOPE and PCX groups, Mark Dalio, Founder & Co-CEO of OceanX, and Geraldine Chin, Singapore Country Director for Conservation International
  • "From Kitchen Table to Boardroom: Building Family-Owned Businesses" featuring Lauri Union, Nulsen Family Executive Director at Babson's Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, Richie Eu '09, Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Eu Yan Sang International Ltd., Crystal Lam, Managing Director of Vinawood Ltd, and Nuttapong Hirunyasiri '08, CEO of MTS Gold Group

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About Babson College

Babson College prepares and empowers entrepreneurial leaders who create, grow, and steward sustainable economic and social value everywhere. We shape the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge, skills, and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in organizations of all types and sizes. An international leader in entrepreneurship education recognized globally by U.S. News & World Report, our undergraduate, graduate, executive programs, and partnership opportunities are tailored to the needs of our world.

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