Tan Yinglan has been a keynote speaker at the Asian Venture Capital Journal International Venture Capital Conference and also Dow Jones – Stanford Conference on Corporate Venturing. Yinglan has also spoken at universities (such as Stanford University, INSEAD, Fudan University, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Hwa Chong International), companies (such as Cisco, Haier, Tencent, Nokia Siemens Network, 3i) and organisations (such as Rotary Club, Civil Service College) as well as to senior government officials of Switzerland, Armenia, Brunei, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Nepal on various topics on innovation and venture capital.

Yinglan On Video – Interview on DragonTV (东方卫视)

Yinglan On Video – Feature on Channel Newsasia

Another series on state of innovation in China will air this December 2011 on Shanghai Media Group Channel Young.

Yinglan On Radio – Interview on BFM 89.9 (The Business Station)

BFM Radio - Tan Yinglan Venture Capital Still Hot

Speaking Topics

Yinglan Tan’s Speaking Kit

How to Creatively Finance Your Startup
This flagship 60-90 minute presentation covers is targeted towards entrepreneurs who are fund-raising

So you have a great idea but you have no money. Or you are a small firm and need money to grow. Unfortunately most finance classes do not prepare you for this. It addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how funding should be structured.

What You Will Learn:

-It will teach you to think like a savvy veteran entrepreneur who focusses on cashflow creation rather than on begging for money from strangers.
-It can drastically reduce the amount of capital needed to launch
-It can help a company begin to generate cashflow before any funding occurs.
-In some cases, it can eliminate altogether the need for outside capital.
-You also have customised access to 3,700+ VC funds with investment criteria and reviews

Why Attend:
– Are you thinking about starting a new business?
– What is bootstrapping?
– How do you find investors?
– And many more questions will be answered!

It is widely-believed that China’s entrepreneur has grown and their businesses are succeeding primarily due to their knowledge of the domestic market, quick adaptation to market changes, and their resourcefulness. But innovation? Forget about it. Well, not quite. Drawing on a wealth of on-the-ground stories and thorough research, Yinglan shows how Chinese companies of every stripe have dispelled this myth and overcome the barriers to successful, profitable innovation.

What You Will Learn:

-How blue-chip innovators remix business models successfully in China?
-What are the capabilities that these innovative companies acquire? 
-How they harness the necessary resources and navigate around legal restrictions?
-How do they attract, train and retain talent? 
-How do these companies experiment with innovative approaches and also manage the risk of innovation? 
-What are the lessons learnt and how would these entrepreneurial innovators advise others who are embarking on the same journey?

Why Attend:
- Are you working with Chinese partners?
- Are you thinking of investing in China?
- Are you designing policies for Chinese?
- And many more questions will be answered!

Other topics include entrepreneurship–related issues. Custom topics available upon request.

Contact Yinglan for a speaking engagement

Please contact Yinglan with your event details, budget, and date.

With Swiss President Doris Leuthard



The 2011 AVCJ Melbourne International Venture Capital Conference

AVCJ Melbourne VC Conference 2

AVCJ Melbourne VC Conference

Venture Capitalist Summit (3i Venturelab, KIC, Shanghai)

Venture Capital Summit – Beijing

Venture Capital / Private Equity Summit (Guangzhou)

Venture Capital / Private Equity Summit (Hangzhou)

Venture Capital: The New Economy vs The Old Economy

Video: 陈映岚-新经济vs与旧经济vc的热点

Entrepreneurial Finance Lecture in Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technology University, Masters in Technology Innovation Program


Venture Capital Course for SPRING Singapore

Adjunct Faculty in Entrepreneurial Finance, Singapore Management University

Some of Yinglan’s students featured in media


“Business Growth and Sustainability” at Singapore Management University – SPRING Advanced Management Program by Yinglan Tan, Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Speaking at Hwa Chong Finance Roundtable
Hwa Chong Finance Roundtable

Speaking at Social Media Forum

Social Media and Entrepreneurship

NTU Social Media Talk Tan Yinglan 1

NTU Social Media Talk Tan Yinglan 2

NTU Social Media Talk Tan Yinglan 2

NTU Social Media Talk Tan Yinglan 4

NTU Social Media Talk Tan Yinglan 5

NTU Social Media Talk Tan Yinglan 6
Training senior government officials from Armenia, Brunei, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Nepal.


Speaking at Franchising Opportunities in China (with Andrew Tjioe, Executive Chairman of Tung Lok on left)


Speaker at Echelon 2010

Echelon 2010 (with Joi Ito on left and Saeed Amidi on right)

Rotary Club Talk on Social Venture Capital
Talk at Rotary Club

It is widely believed that China’s entrepreneur class has grown, and that their businesses are succeeding, primarily due to their knowledge of the domestic market, their quick adaptation to market changes, and their resourcefulness. What are the real secrets?

Dow Jones – Stanford – SHVCA (Shanghai, Apr 2011)

Tan Yinglan Dow Jones / Stanford / SHVCA Conference


Chinnovation CEO Summit (Apr 2011)







Tan Yinglan gives a talk at Civil Service College to public service officers.

It is widely believed that China’s entrepreneur class has grown, and that their businesses are succeeding, primarily due to their knowledge of the domestic market, their quick adaptation to market changes, and their resourcefulness. What are the real secrets?

In this sharing session, Yinglan will discuss the topic of innovation in China and how Chinese innovators are changing the world. Participants will get to learn about the Chinese innovators, and shares in details the 8 unique characteristics distinct to China (the 8Rs of Chinnovation)

Civil Service College (CSC) Singapore, is a statutory board under the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office. Its mission is to develop people for a first class public service.

CSC brings together public service officers from diverse backgrounds and provides them opportunities to plug into a service-wide network to exchange views, build shared ethos and perspectives, creating a rich environment for dialogue, knowledge sharing and learning.

Speaking at Stanford’s Triple Helix Conference (July 11-14) – “Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly?”

The Triple Helix International Conference Series is an initiative of the Triple Helix Association
Triple Helix IX International Conference
“Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly?”
11-14 July 2011

Hosted by Stanford University,
Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR),
Triple Helix Research Group, Stanford, California 94305, USA

I will be a speaker in the thematic workshop “From “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” to “Government as an Entrepreneur”: The Role of Public Venture Capital.

After Amsterdam, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen/Lund, Turin, Singapore, Glasgow and Madrid, the 9th Triple Helix International Conference is hosted for the first time in Silicon Valley – the world’s leading innovation and high-tech hub – by Stanford University’s Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR) and Triple Helix Research Group on 11-14 July 2011.

Under the theme “Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly?”, the Conference will provide participants an opportunity to explore and discuss the inner workings of a top innovation ecosystem and venture capital centre, as well as to exchange ideas with innovation academics, policy analysts, high-tech business people and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and around the world.

The Conference will include presentations of academic papers and thematic workshops on a broad range of sub-themes reflecting academic research and policy interests of Triple Helix scholars around the world, as well as key business, management and strategy interests of Silicon Valley firms and the global business community. We will also pay particular attention to the origins, development and dynamics of Silicon Valley, the innovation theories, policies and practices that lie behind the attempts to ‘clone’ Silicon Valley worldwide, as well as the global links created between the Valley and its sisters through immigrants, investments, knowledge and technology transfer, the concentration of venture capital – an important “pull” factor, supplemented by the availability of managerial talent, technical and business skills. We thus aim to create a vibrant platform for dialogue between the institutional spheres of University, Industry and Government and new bridges for advancing knowledge and cooperation.

TH9 will mark the 20th anniversary of the University-Industry-Government Conferences Series and its predecessor, the University-Industry Conference Series, inaugurated in summer 1991 by a NATO-sponsored Workshop in Maratea, Italy, organized by the Science Policy Support Group, UK and the Turin-based Fondazione Rosselli.

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