Startups and the Post-COVID-19 Recovery


Startups have a role to play in countries' recovery from COVID-19. 

In this panel discussion, "Startups and the Post-COVID-19 Recovery," join global venture-capital firm 500 Startups and ADB Ventures for insights on how to build inclusive and thriving startup ecosystems and how startups are contributing to a more resilient economy post-pandemic.

The panel discussion was part of the inaugural Southeast Asia Development Symposium held on 21 October 2020.

Part I: Building Thriving Inclusive Startup Ecosystems


  • So-Young Kang, Founder and CEO, Gnowbe
  • Francesca Chia, Co-Founder and CEO, GoGet 
  • Moderator: Ee Ling Lim, Singapore Country Head, Innovation & Partnerships, 500 Startups; Co-Founder, Smarter Me

Part II: Startup Spotlight—Building Resilience through Innovation


  • Vishal Harnal, General Partner, 500 Startups (keynote)
  • Glenn Estrella, KonsultaMD 
  • Rashi Agarwal, Co-Founder, Zypp Electric 
  • Jens Helmersson, Founder, Quizrr
  • Sara Dhewanto, Managing Director, DuitHape
  • Moderator: Daniel Hersson, Senior Fund Manager, ADB Ventures