Edmas Neo has over 20 years of technology consulting, innovation programme management, entrepreneurship development and business advisory experience across both public and private sectors to the organisation. He founded Accrete Innovation (a seed stage investment and venture growth acceleration company) in 2005 and is actively currently contributing to the Singapore startup ecosystem as the CEO of Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE).
As CEO of ACE, Edmas leads in strategic execution of ACE’s mission in building a vibrant Singapore startup ecosystem. Under his leadership, ACE’s has strengthened its support for startups across all stages and has expanded its International Centre into China and Thailand. He has led in the setup of a connected ecosystem comprising over 25,000 startups across 16 cities that supports open innovation and startups growth.
Prior to joining ACE, Edmas, was Regional Director, Partnership and Collaborative Innovation at Singapore Innovate, a Singapore government wholly owned private venture capital firm and deep-tech startup builder. During his term, he initiated the TAGPASS accelerator with a portfolio of over 70 startups. Edmas has played a pioneering role in driving corporate innovation initiatives in Singapore. He had also previously served as eBusiness Manager in a leading hospitality group and as eCommerce Consultant at an Internet Service Provider.
Edmas earned an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical (& Electronics) Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.