Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Neelesh Bhatia

National University of Singapore

Senior Associate Director, South East Asia Growth - Block 71


Neelesh brings over 30 years of seasoned leadership as a CEO, entrepreneur, and senior academic administrator. His extensive experience includes spearheading teams in delivering 7-figure projects that drive enduring organisational transformation. With a track record of managing regional teams across South and Southeast Asia, he has provided strategic counsel to C-Suite executives, government officials, and NGOs in the realms of media, technology, innovation, and education. As the founding director of SPINOFF, the entrepreneurship and innovation center at Singapore Polytechnic, Neelesh earned the "Excellence in Education and Training" award in 2014. His mentorship has impacted over 500 young entrepreneurs, leading to numerous accolades and funding successes. Notably, two mentees achieved the prestigious Singapore Youth Entrepreneurship Award under his guidance. Until recently, Neelesh served as the Founder and CEO of Akadasia, the largest online community of teachers in Asia, boasting over 300,000 educators on the platform, his fifth startup. Presently, he contributes his time and expertise to the National University of Singapore as the Senior Associate Director for South East Asia Growth at Block 71, NUS Enterprise.

Session featuring this Speaker

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Innovate Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 19, 2024
2:45 PM3:30 PM

Innovating education: Exploring the contributions of women entrepreneurs in the field

Pranati BagchiThe Lavender Spaceship ProjectFounder & CEONeelesh BhatiaNational University of SingaporeSenior Associate Director, South East Asia Growth - Block 71Assel Mussagaliyeva-TangEDUTech FutureFounder and Chief Learning OfficerJacqueline PohSingapore Economic Development Board Managing Director Kay Poh Gek VaseyMeshMindsFounder
Education is a key field for societal progress and improvement of humanity's life conditions. Today, the sector of education is witnessing many radical changes due to new technologies, innovative approaches and reformed educational content responding to the new type of careers of the 21st century. Women’s participation from the very beginning of this educational revolution is fundamental to ensure equality and sensitivity to diversity: What are some of the new solutions being provided by women social entrepreneurs? What problems are they tackling?
Pitch Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 20, 2024
11:15 AM12:00 PM

Pitch stage: Meet with some of Edtech’s most innovative entrepreneurs

Neelesh BhatiaNational University of SingaporeSenior Associate Director, South East Asia Growth - Block 71Yueh Mei LiuHeyHi Pte LtdCo-Founder & CEOAssel Mussagaliyeva-TangEDUTech FutureFounder and Chief Learning OfficerJamie YauCyber Youth SingaporeChief Operations Officer and Chief Partnerships Officer
As the landscape of education undergoes a transformative shift propelled by Edtech, the sector is on track for substantial expansion.In this dynamic environment, forward-thinking entrepreneurs are crafting ingenious solutions to meet the ever-evolving demands of education. Join us for an opportunity to engage with some of the trailblazing minds in Edtech, as they harness the power of technology to reshape and innovate the field of education, unlocking new potentials for learning.