Meet Nesh, an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accelerating Asia!


Where is your hometown?

Geraldton, Western Australia. It’s a port that contributes 60% of the state’s lobster catch to the Asian export market. The surf is also ok, up the coast.

What brings you to Singapore?

The opportunity to be part of the Accelerating Asia team and work on the Smart Cities Accelerator.

What are some of your previous working experiences?

My parents told me I could have the delta between the cost of a private school versus a government school education to invest. So I went to a public school and invested the rest in year 8 till graduation. Negotiated an earn-out agreement for a Cambodian gold mine when I was a bit older.

Founded a farm to plate meals startup which consumed 25% of Western Australia’s grass-fed organic beef, which we later sold to an upstream partner.

Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Swiss-based fintech which provided the first use case of proof-of-solvency protocol.

Why did you decide to join Accelerating Asia?

The opportunity to be part of the team that accelerates our regions smart cities of the future. Building economic inclusion through entrepreneurship.

What are you most excited for when you come onboard?

Linking cities, entrepreneurs, investors and government agencies.

What are some of your short-term & long-term goals?

Within 10 years to have helped +500M people reach their potential through the programs, companies, and communities that we have impacted.

Who’s your favorite economist?

Steve Keen

Who’s your favorite physicist?

Richard Feynman

Who’s your favorite moral ethicist?

Adam Smith

What are your favorite books?

Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

Confessions of an Economic Hitman - John Perkins

What is your binge-worthy TV show/series?

Love, Death and Robots

The Newsroom

What is your secret superpower?

I have an unusually high body temperature

What is on your bucket list for 2019?

Explore Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

What is one thing that is unexpected of you?

Performed and sold out a standup comedy show at Fringe World 2013

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