Class of 2017, Singapore
Fellow at Entrepreneur First
Willie Khoo is a Fellow at Entrepreneur First (EF), where he is working with his co-founder on a blockchain-based platform for delivering social impact. EF is a company builder and startup accelerator headquartered in London and with offices in Singapore, Berlin and Hong Kong. The company helps individuals find a co-founder, build a tech startup from scratch, and fundraise from investors. Willie feels that being in the pioneer batch of students at Yale-NUS has helped him thrive in the uncertain world of startups.
Prior to joining EF, Willie was Communications and Content Strategist at Kyber Network, a blockchain company that provides decentralised exchange services. He graduated from Yale-NUS College as part of its pioneer class of students, with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Environmental Studies and a minor in Anthropology.
“Being a fellow at EF is the dream job I never would have dreamed of. It’s pure creation. I’m currently part of EF’s third cohort in Singapore, comprising 108 Fellows from 38 different countries. It feels like Yale-NUS all over again. In the best of ways. And I give all credit to the College for my acceptance into this prestigious programme, for having equipped me with the lateral thinking, confidence, and self-reflexivity needed to hold my own in a cohort of some of the most ambitious and talented entrepreneurs in the world.”