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Virginia Cha

Virginia Cha

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Languages : English, Chinese

  • Categories

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Employability

  • Lecture
  • Subjects

  • Microinnovation – a case study into China’s Shanzhai innovation development. Can microinnovation create global impact?
  • Lean Startup – applying the principles of lean startup to corporate customer development.
  • South East Asia – the next innovation hotbed?
  • Rethinking Innovation – Imagining the next big mega trend in technology and innovation but let’s first examine the historical development.

Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship INSEAD. Chief, Research Practice, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore. Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Singapore Management University. Executive Advisor, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore. Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship (2012-2014), World Economic Forum. 

Virginia is an active researcher, educator, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore’s entrepreneur ecosystem after 32 years of

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Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship INSEAD. Chief, Research Practice, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore. Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Singapore Management University. Executive Advisor, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore. Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship (2012-2014), World Economic Forum. 

Virginia is an active researcher, educator, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore’s entrepreneur ecosystem after 32 years of executive management in technology companies. In her multi-faceted industry career which spanned multiple countries, Virginia was the chief technology geek at a U.S. multinational technology company, the first technology transfer officer (infocomm) for the Republic of Singapore, co-founder and CEO of multiple venture-funded, hi-tech companies in Singapore and China with successful exits on NASDAQ and HKSE, chief representative of private equity fund with holdings in China-based technology ventures and science park property interests, founder and serial entrepreneur in multiple ventures in China and in Singapore. Virginia’s book Asia's Entrepreneurs Dilemmas, Risks and Opportunities (Routledge), published in 2013, is a “must read for those interested in knowing a slice of Singapore’s recent entrepreneurial history.” In addition to her professional interests, Virginia’s main passion is in wuxia novels and is an avid fan of Louis Cha’s novels. Virginia earned her first degree in Information Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, and her PhD from the National University of Singapore. She started her career as an operating systems programmer at Burroughs Corporation in the U.S. in 1980. She has lived and worked in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, in addition to California, Hawaii, and North Carolina in the U.S.A.

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