Mentor for Hope

Mentor for Hope is a first-of-its-kind mentoring and charity fundraising, ground-up initiative in which over 250 industry leaders, venture capital firms in Asia as well as corporate professionals pledged one hour weekly to mentor startup founders in need. In return, participating founders are encouraged to donate at least SGD 50 to beneficiaries adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

We organised over 500 mentoring hours from mid May 2020 to end June 2020 and raised over S$43,000 for our beneficiaries, Beyond social services and Willing hearts soup kitchen.

  • 100% of donations will go to beneficiaries in need
  • Community of >250 mentors from Venture Capital, corporates and late stage startups
  • > 300 early stage founders across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

Mentor for Hope was featured not once but four times on the press, Business Times, Strait Times, A Magazine and e27! We were also awarded the Temasek OSCAR grant, which helped us to raise over S$9,000 of matching donations!

Thank you to all partners, mentors and founders who supported Mentor for Hope.

Going forward, we will be partnering with organisations to continue the mission of Mentor for Hope to help startup founders access quality mentoring. Please reach out to if you wish to partner Mentor for Hope.

Thank you.

Credits go to:

Co-organisers: Aparna S., Clinton S., Elise T., Gwen S., Janet N., Jeng Yang C., Minh Vu H., Roy O., Sharon N.

Special mentions: Andrew T., Adeline T., Anu G., Breyl F., E-Fei N., Hui Hong S., Jeremiah Y., Jevyn O, Manan J., Puiyan L., Shiyan K., Thibaut B., Viet V., Xinyan F., Yen Lu C., Yusry H.


Temasek Foundation

Vertex Ventures

Accelerating Asia
Asia PRWerkz
Asia Institute of Mentoring
NUS Enterprise / Block 71
Plug and Play
Singapore International Foundation
Saison Capital
Sogal Ventures
VentureCap Insights
Wantedly Singapore
Wavemaker Partners


Aaron L., Individual
Adeline T., Individual
Adithya W., Individual
Aditi S., Grab Ventures
Aileen S., Individual
Ajith I., Strive
Alankar J., Palimala Ventures

Albert S., Burda Principal Investments
Alina C., GGV
Alvin N., Sunbo Partners
Aly M., Blockchain Founders Fund
Andrew T., Wantedly
Angela T., Agfunder Asia
Annabelle C., Sginnovate
Anu G., Asia Pr Werkz
Aparna S., Torajamelo
Arnaud B., Angel Investor
Arnout M., Accelerasia
Arthur T., Ingenious Haus Group
Arvin S., Hoolah
Arvin T., Akïn
Ashish, Growx Ventures
Augustus L., Sginnovate
Ben C., Innoven Capital
Benny C., Sginnovate
Bernadette C., Entrepreneur First
Breyl F., Individual
Bryan L., Testing Ground
Carlos J., Massmutual Ventures
Carmen Y., Vertex Ventures
Chan Yip P., Experian
Chern Sun G., Block71 By Nus Enterprise
Chieh Suang K., Cento Ventures
Christopher Y., Grab Ventures
Chris Sirise, Saison Capital
Christopher Q, Trive Ventures
Cindy K., Individual
Claire C., Nus Enterprise
Clarence C., Capritaur Ventures
Clinton S., Individual
Cynthia D., Yincubator
Daniel L., Google
Daniel T., Lentor Ventures
Dave K., Incubate Fund
David T., Venture Capital
Deepraj S., Individual
Dimple S., Individual
Divya N., Mindgen
Dmytro L., Individual
Donald C., Circles.Life
Dr Alex L., Ntu
Ed B., Square Peg
Elaine K., Trehaus
Eliza C., Angel Investor
Eugene T., Sph Ventures
Fannie S., Aws
Francois D., Orient G
Francois de M., Individual
Genesis T., Singtel Innov8
Georgina C., Individual
Grace C., Sginnovate
Harris Y., Softbank Ventures Asia
Harry S., Mckinsey
Helen H., German Accelerator
Hian G., Openspace
Hui Hong S., Bluechilli Healthtech
Huiting K., Altara Ventures
Hwai Lin K., Individual
Irma S., Plato
Izwan Z., Izwan & Partners
James T., Google
Janus L., Finaqe Group
Janet N., Temasek Foundation
Jean-Pierre, Vantage Capital Partners
Jeng Yang C., Saison Capital
Jennifer H., Dymon Asia Ventures
Jessica K., Vertex Ventures
Jian Li Y., Citrine Capital
Jie Lun O., Plug And Play Singapore
Jin Rui L., Rajah And Tann
Jo S., The Bridge Fashion Incubator (Tbfi)
Joanne L., Netrove Ventures Group
Joel, Wavemaker Partners
Joshia, Dymon Asia Ventures
Joshua, Mandiri Capital Indonesia
Joshua L., St Engineering Innosparks
Josie Lai, Josie Lai
Julien M., Idinvest Partners
Juliet K., Global-Cxo
Jun Meng H., Individual
Kannan C., Avvanz Pte Ltd (Www.Avvanz.Com)
Kano T., Wavemaker
Karen W., Angel Investor
Karissa A., Jungle Ventures
Kelly A., Sprout & Paypal
Kevin L., Uob
Kheng Lian, Kollective Ventures
Lauren T., Cocoon Capital
Leesa S., R3I
Lisa S., F10 Singapore
Louis L., Decacorn Capital
Manisha, Individual
Maria N., Prasetia Dwidharma
Marie De P., Actavia
Mark M., Vectr Fintech
Markus B., Antler
Marsela L., Sequoia Capital
Maxim S., Atlas Ventures
Melvin T., City Developments Limited
Michael G., Gethen Capital
Michelle H., Golden Gate Ventures
Milena N., Individual
Minh Vu H., Qualgro
Nadia F., Gobi Partners
Navin D., Sosv
Nigel Q., Go Ventures
Ninda Aldila, Ninda Aldila (Individual)
Osborne S., Xiaomi
Patricia P., Belmond Capital
Patsian L., Avpn
Pinn L, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Pocket S., Sogal Ventures
Prerna G., Individual
Priscilla H., Reapra
Pui Yan L., Vertex Ventures
Puja B., Antler
Rachita J., Calibre Ventures
Rafael A., Venturesone
Rajeev K., Individual
Reena K., Investible
Ren Liang T., Eight Roads Ventures
Renee K., Genesis Avocats Singapore Pte Ltd
Retno D., Access Ventures
Reza B., Individual
Rina N., Ficus Venture Capital
Robert H., Proficio Consulting
Rohit A., Individual
Saif F., Individual
Sam G., Endeavour Ventures
Saptarshi N., Airboxr
Saurabh C., Individual
Sean T., Chope
Selvam M., Singtel Innov8
Shiyan K., Hustle Fund
Shwetank V., Leo Capital
Simin L., Futurelabs Ventures
Stephanie W., Lazada
Steve M., Wavemaker Partners
Steven M., Curvegrid
Sumit J., Individual
Suzy G., MullenLowe Salt
Tamanna D., Futurelabs Ventures
Tanisha B., Ac Ventures
Teik Guan T., Entrepreneur First
Teren T., Individual
Thibaut B., Growth Marketing Studio
Thy-Diep (‘yip’), Mindful Coaching Academy
Valentin B., August One And Portxl Singapore
Vamsi R., Deskera Indonesia
Vandana D., GROW
Vedant M., Individual
Victor G., Individual
Victor N., Fundnel
Victor T., Idinvest Partners
Vidit A., Stripe Inc
Viet A., Insead Business School
Vimal R., Individual
Wei Cong S., Sph Ventures
Weng Hong Y., Individual
Wenyou T., Ovo
William De V., Board Of Innovation
Yen Siang L., Google
Yinglan T., Insignia
Yiping G., Quest Ventures
Zaran B., Anthill Ventures
Zhen Hao C., Cap Vista
Ziv R., Futurelabs Ventures
Zong Xi S., Cocoon Capital

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