Panel Youth-led Initiative

Panel objectives:

- Inspire audience through speakers' personal stories and experience.

- Provide tangible and practical opportunities and resources to start your own initiative.

- Provide insights, clarify misconceptions that many have on youth initiatives and community development projects through first-hand information from our speakers.


Language used: English

Time: 11:00-12:30 (1.5 hours)


Panel Format:

11:00-11:30: Short speakers' presentations (10 minutes each)

11:30-12:00: Discussions, Q&A

12:00-12:30: Initiative Pitches (see below).


Initiative Pitches Session:

Looking for like-minded people to start an initiative? Need experts' advice on your current initiative? Join our Initiative Pitches session!


The steps are simple:

* Submit your idea (e.g. slides, videos, other materials, etc.) to

* We'll review each application on a case-by-case basis and inform you about the result.

* Each accepted application will have 10 minutes each to present their work/idea to and receive feedback from the panel's speakers and audience.



Dr. Albert C. Y. Teo, PhD

Director, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (NUS Business School)


Albert received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1992 and 1994, respectively, from the Walter A Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Albert is actively involved in community service. He is a volunteer programme coordinator in Patient Care Center (a social services organization that runs various support programmes for people living with HIV/AIDS), and serves as a management committee member of Catholic AIDS Response Effort (a Catholic ministry that runs a shelter for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS).

Ms. Ngo Thuy Ngoc Tu

Board Director, SEALNet

Co-Founder & VP of Business Strategy and Education, Yola Institute


Tu graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Public Policy and a concentration in Education.  As the first Vietnamese student from a local public school admitted to Stanford with full scholarship and inspired by VietAbroader, she co-founded and is currently managing Yola Institute, the first U.S. college preparatory school for students in Vietnam, with a mission of helping young minds achieve their educational dreams.


Her prior work experiences include IDG Ventures Vietnam, Value Partners Management Consulting, and the Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network.  Tu loves story-telling, good friends, and life.


During her college years, Tu has been greatly involved in various projects conducted under SEALNet, non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to service leadership and working with Southeast Asian communities around the world.

Ms. Nguyen Thuy Uyen Phuong

Managing Director, IPL (Institute of Potential Leaders)

Managing Director, OneBook &

Founder & Former Managing Director, VN8X


Uyen Phuong obtained her Bachelor degree in International Business in Vietnam and subsequently received her Master in Business and Marketing Management from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Passionate about the community welfare, Uyen Phuong left her corporate career and has been developing herself through social initiatives. Actively and enthusiastically, she plays important roles in various meaningful projects including being Managing Director of IPL (Institute of Potential Leaders), an educational institution aiming to develop the most outstanding young Vietnamese with leadership potential, and an organizer of international and national seminars and conferences, aiming to link the world greatest minds such as Professor Philip Kotler, Professor Michael Porter and Professor Paul Krugman to Vietnam. Definitely, her continuous efforts and contributions to these happening projects promise lots of insightful experiences and stories that you should never miss.