Professor Wong Poh Kam obtained two BSc.’s., an MSc. and a Ph.D. from MIT. He is Professor at the NUS School of Business and concurrently the Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, which promotes entrepreneurship education and outreach activities and runs a wide range of university technology spin-off support programs including the NUS Enterprise Incubator (NEI), various seed funding schemes and mentoring services.
Programs that he has initiated include Start-Up@Singapore, the largest annual business plan competition in Singapore, the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Singapore, the NUS Social Venture Lab, the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, as well as Lean LaunchPad Singapore. He also directs the centre’s research program on technology entrepreneurship and innovation strategy, and has published extensively in numerous international refereed journals as well as consulted widely for international agencies such as the World Bank and OECD, various government agencies in Singapore such as A*STAR, EDB, IDA and NRF, and many high tech firms in Asia.
An entrepreneur who co-founded three companies prior to joining academia, he has been an active angel investor with investment in over a dozen high tech start-ups in Singapore, Silicon Valley, China and India. He is the founding chairman of Business Angel Network (Southeast Asia) and BAF Spectrum Pte Ltd, an angel investment fund co-invested in by SPRING SEEDS Capital. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) by the Singapore Government in 2013.