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From Startup to Scaleup: The Path to Grow

Navigating the Rollercoaster: Ups & Downs of Startup Scaling

Imagine taking your startup from a garage to a global powerhouse. This event will show you how!

We’ll delve into the strategies that propel startups to scale. Hear from inspiring managing partners from Singapore and Canada who’ve cracked the code.

Date: Monday, 13th May 2024
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Venue: Workinton Alfardan Centre

Guest Speakers

William is Managing General Partner of Orbit Startups, an early-stage VC running the first and longest running startup program in Asia with over US$180m in assets under management. Orbit invests in startups with technology that drives impact in digitizing traditional industries, economic independence and sustainability including ecommerce, fintech, travel, media, health, education, and logistics across emerging and frontier markets in Asia, Middle East, Africa and LATAM. The 2023 Magnitt MENA report named Orbit #6 most active VC in the region.

Sunil is the Managing Partner at Feedback and a founding partner of SuperAdvisors. Over the past decade, he has invested in tech startups, amassing a portfolio of 150 active investments through various funds, including Techstars. As the Managing Partner of Techstars Toronto, he made 100 direct investments across 15 countries and achieved 8 successful exits. Previously, Sunil was a Managing Partner at Extreme Venture Partners, where he co-founded Extreme Startups—an early equity-based pre-seed accelerator in Canada. Additionally, Sunil supports over 450 portfolio companies launched through the Founder Institute’s pre-accelerator program, representing the largest active startup portfolio in Canada.

Michael Lints Bootstrapped and Exited His Startup + Invested In 9 Unicorns. He has over 20 years of experience helping innovative businesses obtain the resources, insights, and expertise they need to be successful. Michael has been a startup operator, investor, and mentor and is currently a Partner at the Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures.


Ali is a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of bootstrapping, fundraising, and successfully exiting multiple companies. As the managing partner of Feedback – Lean In Advisory for Scaleups, he oversees programs between Toronto and Doha, along with a venture fund in Qatar that focuses on empowering ScaleUps. Ali has worked closely with notable companies such as AmpMe, Bird, Hopper, Shoelace, Silofit, XGuard, Qatar Development Bank, and Workinton Alfardan. He has held executive leadership roles and advised numerous teams on operational tactics, performance coaching, capital deployment, and fundraising. Ali’s main strengths lie in operations, growth, and building scalable processes.