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Passion and Innovation: Thriving in Nonlinear Career Trajectories


Jul 10 2024, Wednesday04:00 PM - 06:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore


32 Carpenter Street, 059911

, Singapore



Join us for a Firestarter chat with Karen Tay as she shares her remarkable journey of unconventional career navigation and entrepreneurial pursuit. Her story embodies resilience, adaptability and courage to chase her dreams beyond traditional paths.

Karen Tay’s career trajectory defies conventionality, transitioning seamlessly from structured environment of government service, to the dynamic realm of startups and currently thriving in the consultancy sphere. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, startup founder, seasoned professional, or simply seeking inspiration to pursue your passions, Karen’s story offers invaluable lessons and encouragement.


3.30pm to 4pm: Registration

4pm to 5pm: Firestarter Chat

5pm to 6pm: Networking


Date: 10 Jul 2024, Wednesday
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Location: 32 Carpenter Street, 059911


Speaker's Profile:

Karen Tay, CEO and Head Coach, Threshold Allies
Karen Tay

Karen Tay's career spans Singapore and Silicon Valley where she has advised, created strategic communications for, and coached start-up CEOs and CTOs, Cabinet Ministers and Non Profit Executive Directors. She has led at senior levels in the Singapore Government and a high growth start-up. She is currently CEO and Head Coach at Threshold Allies, a global talent consulting and coaching practice focused on Silicon Valley and Singaporeans early stage start-ups (Seed to Series B). She is also Co-Founder at Inherent, which supports women through challenging workplace situations. She is faculty at Singularity University, where she teaches at the Executive Program.

Moderator's Profile:

Victor Tan , Chief Investment Officer, Mighty Jaxx
Victor Tan

Victor is a seasoned VC investor with a career spanning North America and Asia Pacific. In his current role as Chief Investment Officer at Mighty Jaxx, he is dedicated to formulating investment strategies that reshapes the designer collectibles industry. His extensive experience includes a tenure as Director (North America) at SGInnovate, including a 6-year stint in Silicon Valley, managing the organization's investment funds and fostering startup partnerships and growth in the science and deep technology sector.