We spoke to James Tan. He’s the Chairman of ACE Singapore, which is Singapore’s national advocate for the startup ecosystem. He’s also the Managing Partner at Singapore-based Quest Ventures, and he told us how Singapore has successfully fostered its thriving startup ecosystem.
“At the heart of our mission is for ACE Singapore to be an effective conduit, creating greater avenues and channels for local entrepreneurs and founders to thrive and to grow Singapore’s innovation ecosystem. In line with this mandate, we work around five key pillars which are startups, corporations, risk capital, the public sector, and institutes of higher learning. Our overarching goal is to create a fertile culture and environment for entrepreneurs to succeed,” says James Tan.