My first 'entrepreneurial' experience came when I didn't have any lunch money. So I drew random pictures and sold them for coins.
2001, aged 13
The street smarts I had weren't always used in the best ways, and I got into trouble early on in school for rebelling - pretty much every year.
2005, aged 17
The turning point of my life came when I decided not to take the conventional route of post-secondary education and joined an outdoor adventure camp as a facilitator.
2009, aged 21
Being a facilitator and eventually rising through the ranks to lead 300 to 500 people each programme, often children and youth, which made me excellent when dealing with young ones.
2010, aged 22
Enlisting into the Singapore Army was a great adventure to me, and I truly enjoyed my time serving. I was awarded the Best Recruit of my intake, and served in the ammunition command.
2011, aged 23
Started my first company, Breakthrough Training Consultancy, focusing on delivering custom leadership training for high-performance teams. We made profit by the second month running. We rebranded to Quartz Initiative in 2013.
2014, aged 26
Joined Sandbox, a global community of young achievers. Took over the ambassadorship of the Singapore hub and grew the community through operationalising and outreach.
Traveled to DPRK to talk to North Koreans about entrepreneurship and leadership. We weren't able to fully carry out our plans due to some last-minute rejections for some members of our party.
2016, aged 28
Joined Entrepreneur First as their first local hire to run the pre-seed investment programme in Singapore. My daily role involved helping top talent build companies from scratch and be ready for seed funding.
2017, aged 29
Took on the COO role at Halogen Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring and influencing a generation of young people to lead themselves and others well.