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Angel's Gate, Asia's first reality TV series on business and entrepreneurship is a good example of a three-sixty programme that interacts with audiences on multiple platforms. This MDA-supported programme, co-produced by Interactive SG and regional broadcaster, Channel NewsAsia, enables viewers to simultaneously watch videos, participate in online crowd source funding activities and connect with a network of entrepreneurs while on the move.
- Ms Grace Fu, Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts & Environment and Water Resources at the opening of the Asia Television Forum 2011
Audi is all about being progressive. This means bringing out cars ahead of others and setting innovative trends that become tomorrow's industry standards. Angel's Gate is thus something that we identify with as the programme mirrors the same progressive spirit. We delight in spotting bright new ideas and talents ahead of anyone else and nurturing them towards greater heights.
- Reinhold Carl, Managing Director, Audi Singapore
Canon is proud to be part of Asia's latest 360-degree trans-media platform series by collaborating with Angel's Gate. A good part of the series was shot using the Canon 5D Mark II, which is renowned for its professional video quality in Hollywood and on the silver screen. As a long-time advocate of the value of entrepreneurship, in alignment with our ongoing programmes such as the Think Big Entrepreneur Convention and Young Entrepreneur Award, we believed that Angel's Gate will give local entrepreneurs a chance to fulfill their ambitions.
- Andrew Koh, General Manager, Canon Singapore
I am very excited to be part of Angel's Gate. It's about time that the region had a comprehensive multimedia product promoting young entrepreneurs and their ideas. For far too long Asean has been behind globally in supporting starts up from both a financial and mind set perspective. For too long we've lived in an environment where people didn't want to back new ventures and it was even considered a step down to leave a good job in an MNC or GLC to do your own thing.
As an independent entrepreneur that started with nothing and in 10 years has now founded and floated 2 companies on the stock market, I truly wish a show like this existed at the start of my journey. It would have made A LOT of difference. I had no mentors and no advice. I'm looking for contestants that are smart, articulate, can see around corners and are HUNGRY for success. The journey is going to be tough, even with money and even with mentors, and the right hunger and mental attitude will make all the difference between success and failure.
- Patrick Grove, Group CEO, Catcha Group
Angel's Gate will serve as an important addition to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It bridges the entrepreneurs with the investors, and more importantly, through the program, allows young entrepreneurs to understand the mindset of investors. Through this cutting edge platform, Angel's Gate can inspire aspiring entrepreneurs in the coming months as they witness for themselves the exciting world of entrepreneurship.
- Pierre Hennes, Managing Partner, Extream Ventures
Innovation is one of Fitness First's corporate values that permeates the hard ware (the products we develop) and software (our people) that our global presence and growth is built upon. Being an industry leader, our philosophy for continuous improvement and education keeps us at the forefront of expertise in various areas from fitness to club design, information technology to member retention. We believe in making the world a fitter place and are now helping over 1.2 million Fitness First members in 15 countries around the world change their lives through fitness. Angel's Gate does likewise, giving entrepreneurs a unique 360 degree platform to showcase ideas to the world that may one day have a positive impact on how we live. We look forward to watching top business leaders on the judging panel steer the quality of the final proposals and also the interest and reach of the audience tuning in on all mediums.
- Anthony Tottman, Managing Director, Fitness First
The changing media landscape around the world has seen the Internet open up to various social media platforms and it has opened new windows into the ways that media consumers are being engaged. An increasing number of people are using new media platforms to enhance their television viewing experience. It is exciting to see a 360° programme such as Angel's Gate take advantage of this trend to promote entrepreneurship. We had our innovators of this generation whom we admire, and can expect to see a new generation of entrepreneurs. Those who can fully take advantage of this cutting edge platform are empowered to deliver their ideas to a wider audience. For those who will face the Angels, I wish you all the best.
- Ken Mandel, Founder, Jam Ventures
The Angel's Gate project brings to life three key drivers for the entrepreneurship: Aspiration with successful entrepreneurs, cash with support from the best business angels in Asia and innovation with access to the latest technology for a fast, smooth start up.
- Simon Mouyal, Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft
As the business school partner of Angel's Gate, we are excited to be involved in showcasing entrepreneurship across Asia through this TV series and interactive platform. The adoption of a 360-degree integrated media platform spanning TV, web and mobile will not only provide a wider reach but also offer audience interaction.
NUS Business School is known for providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling aspiring entrepreneurs to leverage global knowledge and Asian insights. We are pleased that our faculty, as special guest judges on the programme, will have the opportunity to give advice to budding entrepreneurs.
In line with our commitment to cultivating entrepreneurship and promoting the rich exchange of leading-edge ideas, we hope our participation will help nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship and have a positive impact on society.
- Stuart Pallister, Director of Corporate Communications, NUS Business School
Entrepreneurs and small businesses form the backbone of an economy, and at PayPal, we're passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed online. We are thrilled to be a part of Angel's Gate, an exciting multi-channel platform for aspiring Asian entrepreneurs to launch their business. We look forward to seeing and supporting some truly innovative business ideas
- Klas Hesselman, Head of Marketing, Southeast Asia and India, PayPal
At SingTel we consistently strive to break new ground and innovate to create better products for our customers. We are very excited about this collaboration and admire the spirit of the Angel's Gate contestants. We wish each of them all the very best and look forward to help drive their passion with the use of our technology and solutions.
- Cheryl Wang, Brand Development Director, SingTel
Angel's Gate is an exciting platform and a tremendous opportunity for startups to participate and pitch their ideas on a global scale. With the kind of media exposure involved globally where the world is watching your ideas and talent; it serves as an ideal platform to shout to the world of your arrival.
Angel's Gate will change the media perception in Singapore dynamically. Traditionally, where business pitches were restricted behind closed doors where only a handful of people used to actually see the pitch, Angel's Gate provides the participants to be exposed to the whole world who can judge their pitch.
TiE Singapore has been privileged to be associated with Angel's Gate and is willing to act as a catalyst for growing entrepreneurship and leadership within Singapore through global platforms like Angel's Gate.
- Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal, Executive Director, TiE Singapore
Entrepreneurship is the driving force in any free economy - and I salute Interactive.SG and its sponsors and supporters for creating this innovative platform.
I believe in freedom of information on all levels and this TV series will expose encounters between entrepreneurs and investors which normally happen behind closed doors. I believe in the educational effect this will have on future business creators.
- William Klippgen, Managing Director, Tigris Capital
Angel's Gate is extremely exciting as it allows companies to not just sell to the judges, but to thousands of viewers. You never know who could be watching - A potential partner, acquirer, employee or investor. The contestants need to demonstrate their competitive advantage and the quality of their teams. We want to showcase role models that will inspire people to consider entrepreneurship as a potential career option. I am confident that the program will appeal to the audience, and lead to the building of an entrepreneurial ecosystem to take us into the next leap forward.
- Dr Finian Tan, Founder, Vickers Financial Group
Creator & CEO - Ash Singh
Executive Producer - Ko Tze Shen
Executive Producer - Ryan Tan
Web Producer - Alvin Zhang
Director, Investments - David Gowdey
For detailed bios of the team, click here.
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