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Navigating Startup Risks: A Fireside Chat with Women Leaders

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Calling Women Founders in SG

Iterative, together with Uncommon and Stripe, is hosting an exclusive in-person event for women founders.

Join us as we delve into the world of risk-taking in entrepreneurship. Discover the art of calculated risks and learn invaluable strategies to de-risk the process of launching your startup.

During this fireside discussion, expect honest dialogue and practical advice to help you embark on your entrepreneurial journey with confidence. You’ll hear from:

After the fireside discussion, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you're a woman founder, whether new to the startup world looking for advice or a veteran looking to connect with other women, this event is for you.

This is an in-person event with limited capacity. You must be approved to attend this event. ​Register today to secure your spot.

Non-approved registrants will be turned away at the door.

This event is part of Women Founders Month for Iterative. Learn more about other events and initiatives you can participate in.

Event Details


6:00-6:15pm: Arrive and enjoy light refreshments
6:15-7:00pm: Fireside discussion
7:00-7:15pm: Q&A
7:15-8:00pm: Open networking

About the Speakers

Yolanda Lee is the founder and CEO of Uncommon, Asia's first private leadership network for the next generation of female leaders. Prior to this, she led the international consumer partnerships team across Asia Pacific and the Middle East at Deliveroo, building its corporate solutions offering as the Head for Business. She also worked in Africa as the Regional Partnerships Manager for Uber, as well as the Regional Managing Director at HelloFood under Rocket Internet.

Alexandra Zhang is co-founder and CEO of Factorem, Southeast Asia's first AI-driven cloud platform to order custom manufactured parts on-demand. Alexandra has a background in supply chain, automotive hardware, BD and sales operations.

Yuying Deng is the founder and CEO of Esevel, an all-in-one IT platform that helps companies with distributed teams manage their people, devices and applications on one platform. Yuying started Esevel during COVID, and together with her team, grew revenue 36x within 9 months. Esevel support IT needs across 8 countries in APAC. Yuying has over 11 years of experience in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and start-ups, as well as a legal and MBA background.

Shiyan Koh is co-founder and Managing Partner at Hustle Fund, a pre-seed fund that invests in software startups in Southeast Asia and North America. Prior to Hustle Fund, she was the VP of Business Operations and Corporate Development at NerdWallet, a consumer finance business she helped scale from 10 to 450 employees.

About Iterative

Iterative was founded for founders, by founders. Iterative's mission is to increase the GDP of Southeast Asia through entrepreneurship. To do that, we need to (1) make entrepreneurship more accessible to more people and (2) give founders the tools and support to be successful. As part of this mission, we run events like this to help founders solve their biggest problems.

Since Iterative started in March 2020, we have raised $163M across two funds, invested in 65+ companies, 120+ founders and the total value of Iterative companies is now worth $1.2 billion.

Iterative is actively reviewing applications to our accelerator program.

No fees, an upfront investment of USD $150,000 or $500,000, and 3 months of targeted support from experts and visiting partners.

About Uncommon

Uncommon is a private network for female leaders.

Applications now open:

As we face one of the greatest shifts in the workplace since the Industrial Revolution, Uncommon is designed to prepare female leaders to lead in the future of work - one that is more authentic, connected and purposeful.

Members who are accepted are matched into a Core Group - an inner circle of 8 female leaders who serve as an advisory board - and meet at a cadence with a certified executive coach. They can then tap into community-wide masterclasses, iconic speaker series and intimate, curated networking opportunities.

We witness how a vetted, supportive community bridges the gap between knowledge and action and ensure lasting, effective change where it matters most.