Grace Sai

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Found8 | Co-Founder

 

Grace is the Co-Founder of Found8, a reputable co-working community of entrepreneurs and corporate innovators.

 

She and her team are often pioneering ways to build innovation ecosystems for entrepreneurs. She also heads up Found8 Corporate Innovation that has worked with more than 100+ corporates, from developing intrapreneurial talent for MNCs to designing large-scale innovation townships for governments.

Grace is a Kauffman Fellow and leads Found. Ventures, an early-stage tech fund. She is regarded as a node of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and speaks widely on that topic. She has been invited by the Prime Minister’s Offices in Singapore and Malaysia, Angela Merkel, Mayor Park, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Hiroshi Mikitani of Rakuten, amongst others; to share her inputs. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Ben & Jerry's Singapore, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD and a TEDx Singapore speaker. She was also the founder of Books for Hope, a social enterprise in children's'​ education in Indonesia, where she lived for 3 years.

Grace has been nominated as Gen T by Singapore Tatler (2018), Great Women of our Times by Women's Weekly (2017), 40 Under 40 by Prestige Singapore (2014) and is a UN Women Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador.

She now resides in Singapore and has two Masters; an MBA from the University of Oxford where she graduated with Distinction and was a Skoll Scholar (funded by Jeff Skoll, the co-founder of eBay), and a Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change (Organizational Psychology) from INSEAD, also with a Distinction. Her thesis was on "A Rudimentary Framework on Startup-Driven Corporate Innovation using the Grounded Theory Methodology: A Psychodynamic Approach". She speaks 6 languages.