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Meet our 2022 DMV Labs Fellows

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Ronald Ishak is the co-founder and CEO of Hacktiv8, a rapid education program that turns absolute beginners to hireable talent in 12-16 weeks. Through Hacktiv8, Ronald is on a mission to deliver accessible quality education that is scalable and transparent with outcomes. Helping employers across the region hire developers as well as enabling career switchers transition into the tech industry.

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Vicky Juventia is the President & CCO of Hactiv8, a rapid education program that turns absolute beginners into hireable talent in 12-16 weeks. She considers herself a leader that values someone’s willingness over intelligence. She strives for quality of her work through effective planning and commitment, and is always eager to do better. But at the end of the day, she defines her success through the impact she has on her team’s growth. Lead

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Lesley Ngai is the founder of Above the Sun and has 30 years of building businesses and starting up new ideas including founding Lesley takes a data and technical approach to planning and strategy. Lesley’s passion to build ATS arose from from complex trauma, which took her 20 years of therapy and other work towards recovery. Lesley believes with data and research, it doesn’t have to be 20 years.

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Jasper Yap is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder at Eezee, Singapore’s largest B2B marketplace. An academic scholar and entrepreneur, Jasper was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs and game changers in Retail & Ecommerce. Jasper heads the Technology Division in Eezee, where he and his team develop new business technologies, data management strategies and platform integrations.

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Thomas Yap is the Managing Director of Custos Technologies. He is a computer engineer-turned sales leader with intimate knowledge of Greater China & Singapore, who is able to build a driven team to capture market share in unexplored territories. He has a track record of building an entire business in Asia from scratch, assembling talented individuals into a motivated team, then leading it to capture market share in record timing.

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Charles Ryan Sy is the CEO of Dropify, the first COD dropshipping in the Philippines via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok . He is the father of three and happily married to his wife Natalie. Their family has been a part of Every Nation (Victory Christian Fellowship) in the Philippines since 2009.

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Joel Lee is an entreprenuer, cybersecurity specialist and the co-founder of Protos Labs. Prior to founding Protos Labs, Joel led the Cyber Threat Intelligence practice at Booz Allen Hamilton (ASEAN). He pioneered the industry’s first threat-based risk management framework for a Global 500 Bank which was eventually implemented across 70 countries and presented to 2 national regulators. As an entrepreneur, he also started another business which saw a 40x ROI in its first year.  

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Simeon Tan is the co-founder and CTO of Protos Labs with extensive experience in offensive security, threat intelligence and risk management. Prior to founding Protos Labs, Simeon led the operational technology cybersecurity practice at Booz Allen Hamilton and threat intelligence capability in OT-ISAC. He has advised multiple organizations across the financial services, government, energy, transportation, healthcare and telecommunication sectors on cyber defense and operations. 

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Garth Parlimbangan is the COO of GoKampus and is an experienced entrepreneur, marketing professional, and parenting enthusiast. Driven by a passion for the next generations, he takes pride in driving the best continuous education for Indonesian learners through goKampus. As a COO, his goals include building the best ecosystem for education providers and learners. Prior to goKampus, Garth founded a startup which then got acquired by a unicorn in 2019.

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Nathan Santoso is the CEO of GoKampus, an Indonesia tech startup focusing on the continuous education marketplace. The startup connects learners to learn from more than 400 companies and universities around the region. Prior to goKampus, Nathan served for 7 years as the executive director of Universitas Pelita Harapan, a Christian based university with 3 campuses and 15k students in Indonesia. He earned a BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MA from Georgetown University.

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David Quek is the CEO of Cuprina, a start up specialising in natural solutions for wound care and the breeding of insects for pollination. He manages people and expectations and makes sure things happen when they ought to, but at the end of the day, is really just here to sharpen iron and be sharpened. He is passionate about understanding how things work, then figuring out ways to make them even better.

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Raymond Tham is the founder and CEO of Mycrocell. He is passionate about developing platform biotechnologies and ecosystems to translate innovation into commercial and industrial realities. Currently running an alternative proteins food security startup at Singapore’s ASTAR technology incubator AStartCentral, Raymond has previously built and operated a 20-tonne scale cell culture GMP facility in China for nutraceuticals and skincare ingredients.

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