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THE FOUNDERS PEAK

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What

A platform for global entrepreneurial wisdom. An initiative designed to celebrate Founders, their journey, and experiences - a cathartic experience in which speakers have the opportunity to share a purposeful story with the world and one that we hope will inspire the next wave of entrepreneurs, leaders and society at large.

why

Why

Globally, about 90% of startups fail. Despite the fact that they are the engine of economic growth. They are the source of new jobs, new products, and new services. They drive innovation and create wealth. The Founders Peak aims to improve startup success rates.

Plus, who doesn’t love stories that inspire? Stories of grit and determination, perseverance and achieving or failing fast and learning.

who

Who

Exceptional founders from around the world share untold stories from their unique journeys to inspire and inform entrepreneurs with usable insights, in a TED-style talk.

  • Aspirational solo stage
  • Short, impactful TED-style talks
  • Talks released digitally globally
  • Warm, informal and private
  • Hand-picked inspiring founders
  • Sharing of exceptional journeys over 2 soulful days
  • 2-hour Masterclass by the Head Curators of the TEDx Singapore

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The Art Of Raising Capital – The Singlife & Chocolate Story

Walter de Oude Founder Singlife & Chocolate Finance
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The Power of people: Building your start-up dream team | SFF 2023

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Bouncing back: How I unlocked resilience and drive through zero-based calendaring | SFF 2023

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From Ironman to founder: Forging resilience in both worlds | SFF 2023

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3 hurdles I overcame to successfully turn our purpose into an enterprise | SFF 2023

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Silicon Valley doesn't have all the answers | SFF 2023

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The entrepreneur life - sleep like a baby while living on the edge! | SFF 2023

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Questions, not answers. How to build anything | SFF 2023

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Neither a billionaire nor broke. And how then, timing plays its hand. Suddenly | SFF 2023

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The unapologetic founder: Navigating controversy on the journey to success | SFF 2023

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Founders mental wealth: Valuing entrepreneurs differently | SFF 2023

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Troublemakers make good founder material | SFF 2023

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Developing a COVID-19 vaccine was not a miracle. | SFF 2023

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How I learned to solve things that I cannot accept | SFF 2023

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Become a cockroach: Survive to thrive | SFF 2023

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You should send more mean tweets | SFF 2023

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We all don’t have to build unicorns - we can be a waddle of penguins | SFF 2023

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Defying nine lives: How to find the courage in your heart to keep going | SFF 2023

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From burning to turning to earning. The inside story of a business resurrection | SFF 2023

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Beating the startup odds: How I survived 3 valleys of death and you can too | SFF 2023

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Bounce back stronger: 4 ways to turn failure into fuel for success | SFF 2023

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Ask yourself: What would you do if you were not afraid? | SFF 2023

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How 2023 changed startup cap tables - and what that means for 2024 | SFF 2023

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Behind the Lens with Shekhar Kapur | SFF 2023

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Friction between founders and how to deal with it | SFF 2023

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The unseen burden of being the first fintech startup in the country | SFF 2023

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The path less traveled: My journey from a VC to a founder | SFF 2023

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Liquidation. Maybe the best thing that happened to me? | SFF 2023

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Walking alone and flying together! | SFF 2023

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The Harvard founder who did the opposite of what he learnt | SFF 2023

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When the only thing that matters is staying alive: The Unbreakable Spirit of a Founder | SFF 2023

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Trust - the bedrock of enduring businesses | SFF 2023

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From corporate code to startup mode: The opportunity cost of entrepreneurial shift | SFF 2023

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The value of a billion - perception or fact? | SFF 2023

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From teacher to content creator: How calculated YOLO changed my life | SFF 2023

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Stay safe? Never. It’s too risky | SFF 2023

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From crisis to opportunity and a metaverse for good | SFF 2023

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The unprecedented power and responsibility my generation has to harness AI for good | SFF 2023

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The power of capital and what founders get wrong | SFF 2023

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The secrets behind raising $1.5bn in funding | SFF 2023

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Never surrender - making the impossible possible | SFF 2023

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The flip side of the gold medal | SFF 2023

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Success paradox : Navigating expectations in my second startup | SFF 2023

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Creating impact through inclusion and identity | SFF 2023

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How's it working with your spouse as a co-founder? | SFF 2023

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Lessons in “otherness” - what building for women has taught me | SFF 2023

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Anti-fragile. How to gain from loss | SFF 2023

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Defying start-up odds with stubborn optimism | SFF 2023

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FOMO's entrepreneurial story: Fear of missing out | SFF 2023

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From the cliff edge of disaster to listing on the Nasdaq - leadership lessons I learned | SFF 2023

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"Mum, have you got resources?" - My Entrepreneurial Journey

This session took place during the Inclusive FinTech Forum, Kigali, Rwanda in June 2023.
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You Can Only Connect the Dots by Looking Backwards

This session took place during the Inclusive FinTech Forum, Kigali, Rwanda in June 2023.
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Blockchain for Africa's Agricultural Economy: My Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

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Building for change: Activism as roots, start-up as tree, and societal change as fruit

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Transforming Needs into Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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It's a marathon, not a sprint

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The accidental co-founder. When life gives you lemons

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Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose - From Media to Fintech: My Story of Financial Inclusion

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From Corporate Misfit to Entrepreneur: The Journey of an Unapologetic Rebel

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How I Have Re-learned Patience While Building a Pension Business

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3 Reasons Why Failing Forward Leads to Success

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The Art of Giving Back

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Stop Waiting for Permission

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Building the African Youth Economy

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Unleashing Inclusive Finance: The Power of Community

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From Diapers to Deals How Motherhood Became My Greatest Asset as a Founder

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Love, Startups and Sacrifice: How I failed 13 times to find success

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The Power of Seeing Others Succeed: A Lesson from a Blind Classmate

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Big Changes Take Tremendous Patience

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Entrepreneurship Stripped to Its Vulnerable Core

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Unlocking Abundance for Africans through Reflection and Choice

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Flipping the Paradigm: Bringing Best-In-Class Technology to the Marginalised

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Founders are not the heroes!

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I don't know and I'm not stupid

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KINTSUGI, the Makers of Fire. Failure is not a loser

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Unlock Your Inner Entrepreneurial Philosopher: Make the World Better

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Dark Winter to Hopeful Summer: What I Learned Through My Startup’s Black Swan Survival

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The Mental Hardship of Fundraising

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Opinions Are Cheap, Judgement Is Priceless

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Should Value Always Equate to Money?

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Finding the Seven Samurai: Building a Start-up Team in Japan

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Journey of the Hilariously Early Founder

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Beyond Tokyo: The Future of Innovation Lies in Rural

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The Likely Benefits of Initiating ‘Trouble’ in Status Quo

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What I Learned by Walking Away From My Start-up

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How to Create The Cover of Your Story

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Are You Granularity Switching? Stop!

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The Accidental Founder – Overcoming My Imposter Syndrome

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Balance

Diana Paredes CEO Suade Labs
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Swarat To Samrat: Master Yourself To Master The World.

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Don’t Walk Away…Even If Your Legs Give Way

Gaurav Hinduja Co-founder & Managing Director Axio
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Get Rich Or Die Trying – The Journey From Profit At All Costs To Building For Shared Value

Ladi Delano Co-Founder and CEO Moove Africa
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A Founder’s Dilemma – Choosing Between A Finger, Toe Or Heart

Morten Rongaard CEO & Co-founder Reality+
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How To Become A Problem Solver…With Or Without Schools!

Sonam Wangchuk Founder Himalayan Institute of Alternatives
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Co-Founder Conflicts Are Real & What Is The Secret Weapon To Avoid Them

Viktor Atanasov Co-founder & CEO Wogi
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From Near-Death To A Billion-Dollar-Business

Julian Hosp Co-founder & CEO Cake DeFi
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We Make Choices And Then Choices Make Us

Vineet Singh Co-founder & CEO Castler
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Alice’s Entrepreneurial Adventures Down The (Web3) Rabbit Hole, In Search Of Light

Alice Chen Co-founder & General Counsel InvestaX
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Banking On Trust – How The Ubiquitous Postman Became A Catalyst For Financial Transformation

Suresh Sethi Managing Director & CEO Protean e-Gov Technologies Limited
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How To Balance Chance And Choice For Fulfilling Entrepreneurial Career

Victor Alexiev Global Head of Venture Incubation Citi
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