We specialize in helping
organizations to work with startups.
WE MAKE INNOVATION WORK
Meet Ventures is an innovation consultancy firm. We specialize in helping organisations such as MNCs and government agencies to work with startups across South East Asia.
Our core service is to help our clients plan, develop and execute their accelerator programs. Our team consists of former operators, venture builders, investors and consultants from leading global consultancy firms who have managed more than 10 different accelerator programs across the region.
Countries we are operating in
Our mission is to help organisations to achieve their strategic objectives through partnership with startups.
Our clients include MNCs, listed companies, government agencies and universities.
Our clients engage us as part of their R&D, strategic, innovation and business expansion efforts.
Our clients trust us to run their accelerator programs and identify startup partnership opportunities for them.
Japanese MNC with more than 650
employees and $200M annual revenue.
Generate new sources of revenue.
We began the process of expanding revenue streams for the client by identifying high-growth startups, facilitating partnership discussions between C-level executives of both parties, and helping our client to earn royalties by licensing out their technology.
Ranked #1 university in Asia.
Develop a new industry-led entrepreneurship curriculum.
Given our past experience running more than 10 different accelerator programs for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, we developed a course based on a similar model that is taught by industry leaders such as C-executives of listed companies and Partners of leading professional services firms.
Government agency in South Korea.
Enable high-potential startups from South Korea to penetrate into the South-East Asia market.
We helped our client to select the top 8 startups and award them a total of USD 1 million in cash grants. We then mentored these 8 startups over a period of 1 month and introduced them to key local stakeholders such as potential clients and local government representatives.
Farhan Firdaus, Partner at Meet Ventures, is a Venture Builder with a proven track record previously as a Series B startup COO and as Head of Venture Building for an ASEAN-focused agriculture investment firm.
As an experienced venture builder and startup advisor, Farhan has mentored close to 500 startup founders in the ASEAN and Oceania region. Some of Farhan's mentees have won national-level competitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and others have been invested by state-level companies and multinational conglomerates.
Farhan is also active in the academic scene, having been invited as a Guest Lecturer at leading universities such as RMIT University and ESSEC Business School. He is also a Technopreneurship Scholar at Nanyang Technological University and an Advisory Board Member at the Singapore Polytechnic School of Business. In 2021, Farhan was appointed to the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Committee for Review on Applied Education.
An emerging thought leader, Farhan was recognised by the European Commission as a EUVP Young Leader and was also awarded the Free-Market Humanitarian Award by European Parliament MP, Mr Daniel Hannan. Farhan was also invited as a panelist alongside Minister Ong Ye Kung for the Channel News Asia (CNA) Panel on “Economic Disruptions in the Future Economy”.
John Lim, Partner at Meet Ventures, is an experienced professional in the startup and innovation sector. He began his career at SGInnovate and KPMG Innovate before moving on to start his own practice. He now helps corporates and growth-stage startups to work together for win-win outcomes.
Throughout his career, John has reviewed thousands of pitch decks and worked with hundreds of startups. Some of the programs he managed include TAGPASS Accelerator Program, CISCO Innovation Program (IoT Startups), IBM-Watson Innovation Program (AI Startups), SEA Anchor Market Access Program, LongHash Global Blockchain Incubator and more.
John has also been invited to judge at various regional pitch competitions and speak at multiple conferences. Some of these pitch competitions include Project Kairos 2018, Nanjing Pitch Contest 2019, Startup Elevate 2019, Suzhou Venture Contest 2020 and Slingshot 2020. He was also Keynote Speaker at the Yale-NUS China Summit 2019 and Maritime Port Authority (Singapore) Innovation Summit 2019.
During his free time, John volunteers as a mentor at Protégé Kita and Social Impact Catalyst. He is a firm believer that every person has the potential to succeed, and that people are the key to an organization’s success.
Meet Ventures has signed MOUs with the following organisations to promote cross-border innovation exchanges
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