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Nexia TS 3rd Business Case Challenge 2020

Date:    2 April 2020, Thursday
Time:    1:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue:
 Nexia TS Office, 80 Robinson Road, #25-00, Singapore 068898




The Nexia TS Business Case Challenge, which began in 2018, aims to nurture local entrepreneurs by supporting aspiring students in their entrepreneurship journey through mentorship and peer learning. Students who have participated in the past include NTU, NTU-NBS, SUSS, NUS & SMU. Students can and have benefited in the following ways:

  • Gather feedback from a panel of judges including entrepreneurs and leading business professionals (Directors and CEOs)
  • Receive mentorship from industry experts and professionals (including Spirit of Enterprise Board of Governors, SOE Past Honorees)
  • Get access to entrepreneur role models or professional contacts who can help get their businesses up and running

Winners can get opportunities to participate at events, forums and networking sessions organized by SOE with established entrepreneurs nominees for SOE Awards 2020.

The top 5 finalists will be invited to a speed mentoring and one-to-one consultation session with professional industry leaders. The winning team will walk away with $500 cash prize!

 

Round 1 – Business Case Submission

  • Business Cases must be prepared in PowerPoint format of not more than 15 slides, excluding cover, sections/headings, and “thank you” page.
  • Teams are advised to review and adhere closely to the Evaluation Criteria.
  • Download the Business Case Cover Page and email the completed form and your PowerPoint deck to marcomms@nexiats.com.sg.
  • Deadline: 5th June 2020, 5:30pm – submissions and/or any change request to the submitted deck will not be entertained after the deadline

 

Business Case Evaluation & Announcement of Results

  • All Business Cases will be evaluated by a professional team of Nexia TS’ Business Directors in diverse fields of expertise.
  • Scores will be aggregated based on a total of 50points per the Evaluation Criteria. 
  • Results will be announced via email to all teams on 19 March 2020.
  • The top 5 teams with the highest scores will be notified of the details pertaining to the Round 2, Presentation Day.

 

Round 2 – The Presentation

The top 5 teams can expect the followings at the Presentation Day.

Date: 5th August 2020

Time: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Nexia TS Office, 80 Robinson Road, #25-00, Singapore 068898

  • Presentation of Business Case (Total 25mins including 10mins Q&A)
  • 10mins Speed-mentoring with each of our Panel of 5 Judges/Mentors:
    • Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, Nexia TS
    • Board of Governor & Entrepreneur, Spirit of Enterprise
    • Business Directors, Nexia TS
  • Announcement of Winners
  • Prize Presentation

 

Fee
NIL

CPE Hours
NIL

Contact Information
Nicholas Liao
nicholasliao@nexiats.com.sg
6534 5700 (ext. 795)

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Speaker Profiles


Henry Tan
Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer
Nexia TS

Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of Nexia TS, has been serving as advisor to clients in Singapore and the region. As Group CEO, he manages the firm and grows its footprint to a major player in the market.

Henry assisted companies especially entrepreneurs since 1993 to grow their business in Asia through IPO, M&A, Accounting & other advisory. He has many years of experience in China market. Henry also sits on the board of a number of listed companies.


Loh Ji Kin
Assurance Leader
Nexia TS

Ji Kin has over 20 years of audit experience. He spent almost 15 years with an international accounting firm, serving a number of roles. In an assurance capacity, he served clients in statutory audits and other special assignments for both listed companies and large MNCs. In a different capacity, Ji Kin played an integral role in the internal technical department, primarily focused on auditing standards and audit quality, including external reporting, in both audit and non-audit services. He also played a key role in conducting training in accounting standards, audit methodology and related soft skills, including project and client management.

 

Ji Kin currently heads our Assurance department, working with the Group CEO in managing at both the firm and department operations level. He also serves as engagement partner for our audit clients, which includes a spectrum of publicly listed and private clients spanning various industries, as well as some not-for-profit organisations. In recent years, he has acted as the Reporting Auditor for a number of successful IPOs on both the Mainboard and Catalist Board of SGX-ST. He is also currently a member of the ISCA Financial Reporting Committee.


Grace Lui
Director, Valuation and Transaction Services
Nexia TS

Grace oversees the Transactions and Valuation Advisory Services at Nexia TS. She has been involved in various aspects of business advisory work including pre-IPO advisory, reporting accountants, business valuation, valuation for financial reporting and financial due diligence.

She has performed internal controls reviews, financial reviews and business planning for various companies. To-date, her industry experience covers manufacturing, electronics distribution, construction, restaurant management, retail, marine and telecommunication.


Lee Tze Shiong
Director, Transformation and Quality & Principal, Assurance
Nexia TS

Tze Shiong has a total of more than 25 years of audit experience, most of which were with the large international audit firms. Prior to joining Nexia TS, he was the Divisional Director of the Public Accountancy Division of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

In ACRA, he was the Assistant Registrar for the Public Accountants overseeing the Practice Monitoring and Professional Oversight Departments.

Prior to joining ACRA, Tze Shiong spearheaded the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) audit group in one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Singapore. He also assumed the business development role for the SME audit group as well as the firm’s Audit Innovation Program.

Tze Shiong was involved in the audit of listed and multi-national groups, initial public offerings and other audit advisory engagements. He worked in different oversea offices of the Big 4 accounting firms, which included Australia, China, Hong Kong and South East Asia.