Diploma in Business Studies, class of 2007
Clifford founded Smudgers and Kickers, a business which rents out coin-operated table football sets to events, schools and any other possible locations. He started this business as a project for his final year module, Entrepreneurship in Practice, a module that uses the Experiential Model of learning, EXTEND.
Diploma in Business Studies, class of 2007
Jocelyn founded AsiaStyler.com in 2007, an online store selling unique designer wear and accessories. AsiaStyler.com also provides style consultation and designing of apparels for their clients. She is currently doing it as a part-time hobby as she is now in the university.
Visit http://www.asiastyler.com for more information.
Adrian Lee, Desmond Lee and Keith Tan
Diploma in Business Studies, class of 1994
The 3 ex-classmates founded FreshDirect together, 2 years after they completed their degree. The business supplies and delivers fresh fruits and prepared salads to restaurants and hotels. FreshDirect is now 8 years old.
FreshDirect assures their customers the freshest fruits as they bypass middlemen. Their customers may order online and the fruits will be delivered in the afternoon.
Visit http://www.freshdirect.com.sg for more information.
|Jeffrey Lim |
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, class of 1983
|LabOne was founded by Jeffrey Lim after having gained much experience and exposure in the setting up Component Failure Analysis, hardware reliability, Electromagnetic Compliance, software and firmware testing over 16 years of work experience with HP from 1983-1999.
He was also involved from the initial start up of above-mentioned labs for HP worldwide covering various regional operations include US, Europe, China, Singapore and Malaysia.
Mr. Lim is well-versed with new product design testing and regulatory certification requirements for IT equipment covering printers, scanner, all-in-one, plotter, PC, network server and palmtop peripherals. He has established strong linkage to Worldwide Regulatory Certification bodies like Federal Communications Commission (FCC-US), European Technical Accreditation Council (DA Tech-EU), Voluntary Council of Interference (VCCI-Japan) and International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR).
||Its 25 million dollar state-of-the-art facilities is designed to best accommodate large scale-equipment testing covering network server, automotive, medical, and also GSM and Blue-tooth wireless communication peripherals. A firmware and software design labs offering Windows Hardware Quality (WHQL) and USB compliance testing will be concurrently commissioned.|
Mr. Lim graduated from NP (EEE) in 1983. He was conferred HP’s scholarship to persuade his Advanced Diploma in Management Study with SIM in 1989, and later received his 1st Class Honors in Bachelor of Business in Business Administration (BBBA) from RMIT (Australia) in 1992. He obtained his Master Degree from MIT (USA) in 1995.
Visit http://www.labone.com.sg for more information.
Mr Leslie Chong
Diploma in ECE, class of 1993
|Leslie graduated from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the United Kingdom in 1998. Together with two of his ex school mates of NP, Colin Koh and Leonard Lee, both graduates of class 1992, they founded wavex-tech.com, it sells Radio Frequency Identification technologies online.
He worked as a software development Engineer for 3 years after graduation from University before starting a company. Wavex Technologies Pte Ltd was set up in Jan 2001 by 3 partners. It is the largest RFID solution provider in Singapore and is fast expanding its market beyond its shores.
Visit http://www.wavex-tech.com for more information.
Terence Kam Kuan Lin,
Diploma in CEE, Class of 2005
|| Terence founded, Vantage 21 Adventure in Nov 2003, a service provider of leadership and teambuilding camps for schools. Some of their regular customers are Hewlett Packard and Government Agencies and schools. Vantage 21 secures an average of 2-3 projects per month.|
As he is currently in the Army, the business has slowed down, but he intends to pick up where he left off as soon as he comes out of the army. Come August 2008, Terence will be joining NUS as a Business Student. He is looking forward to creating new businesses and opportunities that will increase his enterprise knowledge.
Khaw Aik Yung,
Diploma in CEE, Class of 2003
|Aik Yung started CORE MODUS, a company based in Singapore with his experience in designing and marketing toys, gifts and corporate gifts worldwide. Recently, CORE MODUS added photo-luminescent sticker tape in its product line as a potential business.
Visit http://www.coremodus.com for more information.
|| |Leong Chi Lam,
Diploma in Building Services Engineering, class of 2005
||Chi Lam founded Lanston in 2006, a venture in the production of plastic book clips and the products are distributed to bookstores. |
He started by selling his items as corporate gifts, he has since moved to distributing his products to bookstores, such as Evergreen Stationery and our NP and NUS Co-op. Having just started his business again, he is securing more distributors for his book clips.
Diploma in ECE, Class of 2005
Wilson is the founder of Insound Productions which started in 2006. Insound provides a one-stop service that combines sound and event engineering. The venture started with the EnterpriZe Scheme. Some of Insound customers include Starhub and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. As he is currently in University, he is unable to grow his business.
Diploma in Electronics, Class of 1993
Jason Ho, Justin Teo
Diploma in Electronics, Class of 1992
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1993
Wong Kok Chuen
Adv. Diploma in Computer Studies, Class of 1996
Settler Cafe was founded in 2003 by 6 (six) Ngee Ann Polytechnic Engineers who wanted to share their passion for board games to Singapore! The first such cafe in Singapore, Settlers Cafe stands out in that they have been crucial in using board games to reach out in terms of fun, bonding, corporate team-building, education (particularly in financial literacy) and competitive play on the national level. More than just a board games café, Settlers Cafe is the reason for the recent phenomenal interest in board games over electronic gaming.
Visit http://www.sg.settlerscafe.com for more information.
Azman Bin Manap,
Diploma in Building Services Engineering, class of 1992
Azman founded Azil Engineering Services in 2001, a provider of mechanical and electrical services for Building. He worked in the construction industry up to 2000. He was retrenched by his company and thus given no other jobs; he decided to start his own business. His business has grown from a one man operation to the current 5 men operation. Over the years, your sales have grown from a modest $50,000 per year to the current $2million turnover per year.
Daniel Yap and Zalid Talib
Diploma in Mass Communication, Class of 2003
Orbital is a full-service advertising agency. They bring together award-winning specialists from different media fields in a partnership that offers fress and practical solutions. They specialize in planning, management and execution for investor relations, corporate communications, terrestrial television and campaign strategy scope work.
Orbital is founded by a couple of NP school of FMS graduates. One advise from Yan Feng of Orbital, the General Manager, is that she hopes NP students will learn to make up for their lack of experience by good old hardwork. Also, she stressed that it is important to learn from the lecturers in order to avoid costly and embarrassing mistakes as an entrepreneur.
Visit http://www.orbital.com.sg for more information.
|Gary Teo and Ho Ming Shun|
Diploma InfoComm Technology, Class of 2004
WITS Web and IT solutions, founded by Gary Teo, Hong Ming Shun and Tan Yang Yang, is a company specializing in creative works in Web consultancy and IT solutions. Some of their clients include Peugeot and Ford and real estate portals. Due to army commitment, the 3 partners were able to start again only in 2007.
Visit http://www.witsdom.com.sg for more information.
Rakesh Kumar Gupta and Lim Soon Jinn
Diploma InfoComm Technology, Class of 1996
Rakesh, having just recently won an Indian young entrepreneur award, started Heulab Pte Ltd with Lim Soon Jinn. Both Rakesh and Soon Jinn graduated from NP, School of ICT in 1996.
Heulab, a software developer of education verticals learning applications, has seen 6 successful years since its inception in 2002. No mean feat considering both directors had only 1 year of work experience in the IT sector, upon graduating from NUS, after NP, before taking that step to start Heulab.
Heulab has been winning awards after awards, some of their more prominent awards are ; 2006 Microsoft Independent Software vendor software solutions sales and marketing partner of the year,
Best Microsoft partner award 2005 for ISV of the year and Windows Vista 2007 launch partner of the year.
Visit http://www.heulab.com for more information.
Diploma InfoComm Technology, Class of 1990
Magdelene started Clay Cove in 2002 after 10 years of work experience. As she did not find the satisfaction in doing what she did, she decided to start her own business on her passion of claywork. Clay Cove is a school for young children to learn pottery classes for team building. Some of their customers are not only children but big corporate clients who conduct such classes for the enrichment of their staff. Her passion is to share her interest and to teach pottery to enrich someone’s life.
Visit http://www.claycove.com for more information.
|Ainsley Lim Tze Kiong|
Diploma in BIO, Class of 1992
Ainsley Lim, one of our Diploma in BIO alumni, graduated from Ngee Ann’s LSCT school in 1992 is the CEO and co-founder of Orionis Technologies Pte Ltd. Orionis is a successful Small Medium Enterprise which specializes in high tech printing and plastic cards (such as credit cards and membership cards) for the electronic industry. Apart from printing, Orionis also supplies raw materials of the cards which Orionis has an exclusive distributorship for.
Orionis started in 2000 with two other partners whom went to university with Ainsley. Over 7 years, the business has grown from a modest turnover of $200,000 per year to the current $2-3m turnover annually. The company become regional with offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and China.