[MakanNight! Talks] Navigating the Indonesia Market

Is your start-up considering an expansion into the US Market or in the midst of making your first move into Silicon Valley? Let our panel fill you in on the latest trends and influences of the US start-up ecosystem and be in the know of the resources available to kick start.


About Speaker

Muhammad Masthan
Investment Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Embassy Singapore
Mas is an Investment Specialist from the U.S. Department of Commerce in the U.S. Embassy Singapore. He is responsible for the SelectUSA program in ASEAN region. He works closely with Southeast Asia-based companies and startups to expand their presence in the United States.

Daniel Delgado
Programs, Sunnyvale
Global Overseas Acceleration & Learning (GOAL)

As a Program Associate, Daniel delivers the Global Overseas Acceleration & Learning (GOAL) program at Plug and Play Tech Center that meets start-up needs and prepares them for success as they enter and explore new markets. Holding a Master’s in International Policy and Development with a concentration in Evaluation and Analytics and a Bachelor’s in International Development, he has travelled, studied, and worked across 20 countries.

Daniel has a background in data science, policy, and economic development, where he has created policy proposals on “Foreign Direct Investment and GDP/Capita” and “Electricity, Development, and Income Inequality.” He also completed his thesis on “The Political Economy of Qatar,” highlighting the synergy between business, technology, and universities to promote economic development and spur endogenous growth.

About Moderator

Dr. James Ong
Founder & Managing Director
Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII)

Dr. James Ong is part of NTUitive’s network of mentors who has over 35 years of experience in the enterprise technology, digital transformation and venture building in Asia, US and Europe. He is an entrepreneur and community builder who has incubated, invested, and mentored various technology start-ups.

He is the founder and CEO of Origami that provides strategy, technology, and investment advisory services for venturing towards Autonomous Enterprise across multiple industry verticals and multiple generations of technology revolution including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Enterprise Software, Mobile Internet, Blockchain, Web3 and Metaverse.

James founded Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII), a think tank advocating Sustainable AI for Humanity. He is also adjunct professor at SUTD and serves as a mentor at NTU, SUTD ,and NUS. He received his PhD in Management Information System specializing on AI for Automating Policies and Business Process and MA & BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Supported by

US Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Their knowledgeable team of trade experts offers assistance for Singapore companies seeking to expand into the U.S. and assists U.S. companies exporting to Singapore.

About the Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since its inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 30 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 30,000 startups and 400 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $9 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club ,and PayPal.