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10 Lucky S'pore Startup Founders Scored A Rare Lunch With PM Lee: Who Are They?

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Alanna Tan
Published on:
Jan 15, 2020
2nd from right: Mr Jarrold Ong, CEO of SWAT, was one of the 10 Singapore entrepreneurs invited to the Istana last Friday. Image credit: Lee Hsien Loong FB (MCI Photo by Chwee)

Ten local founders had this very special opportunity last Friday (10 January) to have a meal with the Prime Minister and shared their thoughts about Singapore’s startup scene. Mr Jarrold Ong, co-founder and CEO of SWAT, is one of the 10 lucky homegrown startup owners that were hosted by the PM at the Istana.

In the caption of his Facebook post on 11 January, PM Lee said he had a candid discussion with the founders about the “challenges of doing business and attracting top talent in Singapore”.

After learning about their needs, he also said the Government “will continue to find new and innovative ways to support local businesses”.