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.

Grow with us.

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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The VCA was a game-changer for me as a startup founder. It will help me navigate the fundraising process confidently. An absolute must-attend for any entrepreneur seeking to understand and succeed.

Chew Soo Yan
Founder, Pro-health Water Technologies | SINGAPORE

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

Clear teachings that provided insights from both sides of the table. Highly recommended.

Ng Yong Jie
Founder and CEO, Revente | SINGAPORE

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

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

Good comprehensive overview for someone exploring and entering the venture capital industry. James Tan is very knowledgeable, insightful, and introspective — truly a special privilege to learn from him!

Ray Alimurung
Chairman of Lazada Philippines; Senior Advisor to Group CEO | THE PHILIPPINES

An intense but fulfilling crash course with a wide variety of speakers and invaluable insights! The welcoming and candid environment where all questions are welcomed really helps to clarify the intricacies of the VC world that are not commonly known.

Lim Cheng Kai
Chairperson, iGEM EPIC | SINGAPORE

The VCA was very informative and useful for me as a VC analyst. I will definitely use the spreadsheet that was shared with us to improve my work. The session is a very powerful tool for developing the venture ecosystem in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Aigul Assylbekova
Investment Analyst, MOST Ventures | KAZAKHSTAN


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].