Acting on Ideas ...
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
- André Malraux
is the brainchild of three NTU alumni trained engineer-turned-entrepreneur in unchartered territories beyond the shore of Singapore. The founders, Ivan YONG & Sam LEE graduated from the school of Mechanical & Production Engineering. Paul CHIA was from the school of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
The founders understood the inherent risks in early-stage and privately held ventures from personal experiences and contemporary-entrepreneurs. They saw and felt the need to extend a platform to assist NTU start-ups in not only in accessing funding but, above all, the business network possessed by our alumni in the Hong Kong & China region.
NAZ works in collaboration with NTU Alumni Association of Hong Kong (NTU AA HK) whereby Ivan is also the Founding Secretary General. Nanyang Angelz leverages on the vast networks of NTU Greater China Alumni chapters, which stretches from Anhui to Beijing and from the North of Hebei & Heilongjiang to the southern tip of Hong Kong. The 15 chapters of NTU Alumni Association in Greater China form a strong link of almost 10,000 alumni and counting to our alma mater Nanyang Technological University. Many of NTU alumni are keen to contribute to the success of the next generation of fresh graduates from NTU especially in the area of entrepreneurship.
Nanyang Angelz (NAZ)
NAZ main goal is to connect these alumni to selected potential start-ups from NTU. These young entrepreneurs would not only gain their funding and mentoring, but also their vast business network in the 2nd largest economy of the world.
NAZ will also tap into the vast China and International experiences of NTU Alumni. Many of NTU alumni are successful business leaders, senior executives and entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of industries (i.e. Manufacturing, Technology, Healthcare/Biotech, green technologies). These start-ups will then have an increase in the possibilities to obtain further funding.
NAZ business strategy is to focus on a series of matching activities that include pitching presentation of start-ups to alumni who are looking to invest. Interested Alumni will invest in and participate actively in the growth of these start-ups.
Last but not least, NAZ also collaborate with Ivy Leagues’ Alumni and Professional Organizations & Associations in the China/Hong Kong regions to leverage on each other business networks.