Nous sommes ravis d’avoir Seow Hui Lim, Dr. Juan Carlos Ondategui Parra PhD, Gwendolyn Regina, Zhilin Sim, Cécile Villette, Catherine de Vulpillieres comme intervenants pour notre Career Development Bootcamp durant la conférence Vivatechnology 2019 pour la session “How to build an inclusive ecosystem for women entrepreneurs to thrive?”. 

Découvrez certains de leurs parcours ci-dessous:

Seow Hui Lim, Director of Startup Development Division at Enterprise Singapore

Seow Hui is currently the Director of Startup Development Division in Enterprise Singapore. Prior to that, she spent 5 years heading a team in the Corporate Planning Unit of then-SPRING where she helped to develop the organisation’s strategic map and KPIs with Balanced Scorecard and also represented Singapore at international fora on SME-related policies development such as ASEAN and APEC SME Workgroups. She was also involved in supporting SMEs’ growth in the Printing and Electronics Sector when she joined then-SPRING in 2008.

In Seow Hui’s current role, she works closely with partners such as govt agencies, VCs, investors, accelerators and incubators to grow the Singapore startup community. In recent years, Singapore’s startup ecosystem has grown significantly in terms of activity, vibrancy and diversity. Singapore was ranked 12 out of 20 cities in 2017, ahead of global startup ecosystems such as Toronto, Stockholm, and Sydney. Over the past decade, entrepreneurial activity in technology sectors has increased, with the number of tech startups in Singapore growing to 4,000 in 2017. Singapore has witnessed success and notable exits / acquisitions including Quantum Inventions (acquired by German automotive giant Continental AG in 2018) and RedMart (acquired by Alibaba in 2017). As Singapore turned towards an innovation-led economy in the new phase of growth, the role that startups play will gain even more significance. Enterprise Singapore will continue to grow the Singapore startup ecosystem into a global hub.

Dr. Juan Carlos Ondategui Parra, PhD. , co-founder of, Optometrist MSc, MPH.

Dr. Juan Carlos Ondategui Parra, PhD. WIVI Vision Co-founder. Optometrist MSc, MPH. Associate Profesor in Optometry at the Faculty of Optics and Optometry. Senior R+D Vision Scientist. Referee of new products for different companies within the industry. 25 years’ experience on Instrumental and Clinical Devices for Vision 3 books and 100 international contributions and more than 30 papers published in journals.


Gwendolyn Regina, Entrepreneur in Residence, Entrepreneur First

Based across Paris and Singapore, Gwen is an ex-founder, investor, market growth operator, and professional host. She has spent 13 years across the media and technology startup sectors in Asia and currently spends her time as Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur First, where she helps build, advises, and invests in deep tech startups. Previously as a founder, Gwen built and sold tech media startup, SGEntrepreneurs to Tech in Asia. She was also a founding team member of Thymos Capital, an early stage technology investment firm in Singapore with three exits to date. Gwen spearheaded Mashable’s expansion into Asia Pacific, launching its business in Southeast Asia, Australia, and China. An experienced public speaker, she hosted a TV documentary on the Internet of Things for the largest Asia Pacific broadcaster, ChannelNewsAsia. Gwen is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore, where she graduated from its University Scholars Programme doing liberal arts. She spent a year at Stanford University doing under the NUS Overseas College program. Apart from Paris and Singapore, she has also lived in Ho Chi Minh city and California. Gwen has been speaking internationally giving keynotes and moderating for 10 years across Asia, Europe, and the US. She speaks 3.25 languages, and you can find her talking physics, dancing, or doing adventure sports.

Zhilin Sim, Regional Director (Europe), Singapore Economic Development Board

Mr Zhilin SIM is currently the EDB’s Regional Director for Europe, based in Paris. Zhilin was from the EDB’s Nordics office in Stockholm from 2015 to 2017, facilitating economic cooperation between Singapore and her industry partners in the Nordic region. Prior to that, Zhilin was from EDB’s Precision Engineering division and contributed to Singapore’s initiatives in 3D printing, machinery and component supplier development efforts. Zhilin was also from EDB’s France and Africa Country Desk and supported engagement of industry and political partners from the above countries/region. Zhilin holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, and has studied and worked previously in France and China.


Cécile VILLETTE, diplômée de Telecom Paristech (2005) et du MBA d’HEC (2016), a piloté de multiples lancements de nouveaux services et produits connectés chez Accenture et PWC, en France et à l’international. A ce titre, elle a acquis une solide expérience opérationnelle de l’ensemble du cycle de vie d’un produit connecté fiable, avec une maîtrise des coûts et des délais et une parfaite compréhension de la relation client et de l’analyse du besoin. Elle est PDG d’ALTAROAD qu’elle a créé en 2017 avec Bérengère Lebental et Rihab Jerbi.

Co-founder of EvidenceB (Edtech) in July 2017, Catherine de Vulpillières (alumni of ENS Ulm- Agreggation of modern litterature) has been for more than twenty years teacher in preparatory classes for the Grandes Ecoles (hypokhâgne and khâgne) as well in high school. She also co-founded the publishing house Editions Lampsaque, was a member of the jury of the external aggregation of modern litterature (2011-2015) and author of schoolbooks for 8 years (Editions Belin).