Lifelong learning

The Academy brings together thought leaders, founders, and investors in workshops, seminars and courses designed to equip the next generation of thinkers and doers with in-depth knowledge of the startup and innovation ecosystem.

Global faculty

World Class Faculty

The Applied Innovation Institute and Quest Ventures are homes to the most respected faculty in entrepreneurship and innovation around the world. Founders, investors and academics from diverse backgrounds and extensive domain knowledge teach here.

Learn from the best.



From single seminars to semester-length courses, the Academy conducts a variety of curated programs designed to accommodate different learning styles and schedules, and most important, impact outcomes at scale.

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Classroom experience

Blended Experience

The blended experience ensures that the time spent on learning is maximized. Students attend lectures online while gathering in-person for seminars and projects. International students appreciate the efficiency of such an arrangement where on-site learning gives minimal disruption to their professional and personal lives.

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Grow Networks

Get connected with the many founders, investors and thought leaders in our community through the programs you attend and the alumni network that you will become a part of.

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Proactive participants and case studies in the region gave me additional knowledge. I love how it turned out – definitely a good program!

Hyacynthia Kesuma
Investment Analyst, ANGIN | INDONESIA

James and the team are great lecturers. The sessions are practical and relatable even in the Philippine context. Excited to apply what we’ve learned in our own programs.

Samantha Chico
Program Officer, Philippine Development Foundation | THE PHILIPPINES

Quest Ventures VCA is perhaps the most practical and high impact insider insight to VC in Southeast Asia. James and the team were incredibly generous in sharing what they know and how to get things done. We look forward to collaborating with Quest to grow the VC ecosystem.

Joseph de Leon
Director, Gravitas Prime | THE PHILIPPINES

Loved being part of Venture Capital Accelerated! Even after working in the startup industry for many years, I learned a lot and it was fantastic to get an inside look to how other VCs operate and what the gold standard looks like. I will definitely be putting this knowledge to use.

Beth Henderson
Singapore Lead, Startupbootcamp | SINGAPORE

Venture Capital Accelerated is a great crash course for founders looking to fundraise and students looking to break into venture capital. It gives a succinct overview into how a VC thinks and operates, and provides a useful point-of-view from the other side of the negotiating table.

Khairul Rusydi
Co-founder and CEO, Reactor School | SINGAPORE

A huge win for me is that I am now able to have in-depth conversations on VC and startups. This course has sparked an interest which I intend to continue.

Amrusha Muralidharan
Associate, NUS Alumni Ventures | SINGAPORE

Quest’s team dedication to put everything together is so much appreciated. The course is filled with young talent from diverse backgrounds which creates valuable peer learning experiences. We love the way Quest team is very “down-to-earth” and open to share their knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend this course to university students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs who want step into venture capital for a rewarding career or for nailing your fundraising. Big thanks to Quest’s efforts and engagement to help the Southeast Asia startup ecosystem thrive!

Thuy Ho
Partnership Manager, Sunwah Innovations | VIETNAM

This program is really useful for those who are passionate about startups, providing a comprehensive and in-depth look into the field of venture capital.

Tristin Nguyen
Student, FPT University | VIETNAM


Global Venture Capital

The Global Venture Capital is a five day program designed for investors worldwide to enhance their ability to strategically define, negotiate and execute early stage investments on a global scale.

Venture Capital Accelerated

Venture Capital Accelerated is a fast-track part-time program to introduce the fundamentals of venture capital for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors. Scholarships available.

Interested in our programs? Get in touch at [email protected].