Singapore has been investing heavily in DeepTech – and in this episode we sit down with one of the key players in the space, SGInnovate‘s new CEO, Dr. Jui Lim. We’ll discuss the current state of the market, what it will take to move DeepTech from early stage to commercialisation & the amazing journey he followed from medical school in NYC to where he is today.
00:30 Why Jui refers to himself as a “rolling stone”
03:20 Transitioning from medical school to venture capital…
05:20 …and from venture capital to a start-up…
08:30 …and from a start-up to setting up accelerators
11:00 Jui’s role as the newly appointed CEO of SGInnovate
12:50 Why Singapore must focus on DeepTech commercialisation
15:15 State of Singapore’s start-up ecosystem
21:45 What Jui understands today that he wish he knew when he started out in venture capital
25:50 What personal skills or characteristics have allowed Jui to be successful in so many industries
28:50 Fun Q #1: Of the thousands of start-up solutions you have looked at, can you give us an example of one that really “wowed” you?
32:00 Fun Q #2: If I give you one week off from your current job – and you HAVE to go back to one of your previous roles, would you rather be the CEO of a start-up, set up another accelerator, or bartend?