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[MakanNight] From “King of Satay to Mobile Czar” – Lessons learnt from Success and Failure

Join us for an insightful evening with Naffi as he relates, with specific examples from his various ventures, how start-ups can apply lessons he has learnt to the challenges they face.

26 May

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Naffi is an intrepid entrepreneur who took the road less travelled and embarked on a journey of discovery by turning ideas into businesses.

 

In 1983 he was a high flyer in the world of advertising, when he decided to walk away from it all to start a satay restaurant. As luck would have it, Satay Anika became a roaring success and was developed into a franchise. Then came two other fast food concepts, Healthworks and J. Higby’s Frozen Yogurt.

 

After experiencing 10 years of heady success, Naffi decided to exit the brick-and-mortar businesses totally, and turned his sights on the new Age of Internet which was nascent then in the ‘90s. He set up an Incubator that spawned a couple of ground-breaking ideas, which were funded by Venture Capital.

 

In 2004, after exiting CAZH, an e-payment company, he immediately set up Tagit, a mobile app development platform, which is ranked by Forrester as a leader in the Fintech solutions space, with offices in five countries.

 

This is the riveting story of a Singaporean serial entrepreneur who has lived many lives over a short period of 30 years. He has been bruised and battered by failure, and also tasted sweet success.

 

Join us for an insightful evening with Naffi as he relates, with specific examples from his various ventures, how start-ups can apply lessons he has learnt to the challenges they face. 

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Date and Time

Fri 26 May, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Location

NTUITIVE @ BLK 79
79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, 04-01, Singapore 139955


[MakanNight] From “King of Satay to Mobile Czar” – Lessons learnt from Success and Failure

Organised by: NTUitive Pte Ltd

About MakanNight
Happening on the last Friday of the month, MakanNight! is your opportunity to connect with similar minded people that may help your business take off. All are welcome!!


About NTUitive Pte Ltd
NTUitive Pte Ltd (“NTUitive”) is Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Innovation and Enterprise Company. NTUitive manages the University’s intellectual property, promotes innovation, supports entrepreneurship and facilitates the commercialization of research. We help entrepreneurially inclined faculty members and students take their technologies and ideas to market through new business creation. NTUitive also provides start-ups with access to early-stage funding, market development, entrepreneurship education, networking, mentoring support and start-up facilities. NTUitive is located within the Innovation Centre at the University, a mix of work and social space to incubate and nurture start-ups. It is the place to be for like-minded individuals to work, network, share experiences and create alliances to enhance their value proposition.


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