ABOUT BOP HUB
The same way Singapore got out of poverty, we can export these best practices, public policies (and) technology, and integrate everybody.
Jack Sim is the founder of BoP Hub and the World Toilet Organization. Between the age of 24 to 40, Jack launched 16 businesses in Singapore. However, after experiencing the futility of focusing only on financial gain, he retired from the business and dedicated himself full-time to humanitarian causes on a pro bono basis. As an Ashoka Global Fellow (2007), a Schwab World Economic Forum Fellow, and a Synergos Senior Fellow (2013), Jack’s boldness, insight and perseverance has been widely recognized.
Among his many accolades, Jack was named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006; Asian Development Bank Water Champion in 2007; TIME Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008; Channel News Asia Asian of the Year in 2009; and Reader’s Digest Asian of the Year in 2011.
Jack is a firm believer in the economic empowerment of the poor. He established BoP Hub to provide a vehicle for partners in every industry and sector to collaborate and accelerate effective social business models focused at the base of the pyramid.
Liu Yen has been an entrepreneur for the last decade, mainly focused on co-working, social innovation and creative leadership. She began with a strong belief that co-creation among multiple stakeholders is the most exciting and effective way to solve the most complex problems in the world.
In 2008, she co-founded the first co-working space in China – XINDANWEI listed as FastCompany’s “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in China” in 2013. She authored a bi-lingual book to help others to replicate her model in China and worldwide. In 2013, she founded ASK LAB, an innovation crowd-sourcing company. Later she co-founded the China Australian Millennium Project (C.A.M.P), a unique 100 day part-time incubator program to empower emerging young Australian and Chinese leaders and entrepreneurs.
In the past 5 years, she has been providing co-creation, experiential learning, design thinking and innovation training solutions to C-level corporate executives and young innovators. She co-designed a learning program of “Cross Cultural Leadership” with a focus on helping youth and leaders build empathy, skills and a mindset of leading and collaborating in a globalized world, blending Western and Eastern thinking.
Her current project is the School of Gumption, a subsidiary of BoP Hub. Its mission is to grow change-makers with the can do attitude of Silicon Valley and the holistic mindset of Eastern Wisdom Traditions.
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