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Startup Grind Singapore Hosts Julian Lee (Ambi Labs)

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Julian Lee, Ambi Labs

On Startup Grind Singapore August meetup, we will be hosting Julian Lee (, CEO and Founder of Ambi Labs ( Ambi Climate is the flagship product of Ambi Labs, it was the winner at Echelon Hong Kong Satellite 2014 ( Ambi Climate is a smart air-conditioning system that aims to deliver personalised indoor comfort through the smartphone. Ambi Climate incorporates a USB-powered smart remote control that is controlled by a phone app, and that learns about the user’s preferred climate based on settings chosen in the app. This allows Ambi Climate to optimise the AC to use less energy as well.

Julian has been in strategy development and consultancy for over a decade and is passionate about changing the paradigm of how consumers interact with common household appliances for better usability. His focus is on developing the long-term vision for Ambi Labs and its products, as well as to ensure the team is well supported to achieve their goals day-to-day. Prior to founding Ambi Labs, he assisted and invested in companies ranging from start-ups to listed multinationals across a broad spectrum of industries including telecommunications, natural resources, electronics, biotech, healthcare and agriculture. Julian holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Meng) from Imperial College London.

Come to Startup Grind on 26th August to meet Julian and learn more about the hardware startup changing the paradigm of how consumers interact with common household appliances for better usability.


6:30pm Networking and Food
7:00pm Fireside Chat - Q&A
8:00pm More Networking

Hosted By Son Le Thanh, Singapore Chapter Director

Son Le Thanh is a professional software developer with more than 10 years of experience. During his career, he progressed from being Java programmer at Saigon Software Park, a Vietnamese Government-linked company, to his current role as a Product Manager at Deskera Open Source, a Sequoia-backed company in Singapore. Son launched his foray into the Singapore startup scene at Startup Weekend in October 2011, where he spun off a social mobile application project that had been conceptualized at the same event. Being a hustler, Son was rejected by the Founders Institute four times and by sheer grit, he soldiered on and was finally accepted into the April 2012 intake. In June 2012, Son launched the StartupGrind event series in Singapore after his trip to the Silicon Valley in April 2012. The event currently gathers a consistent crowd to share startup experiences and foster new networks. In his spare time, Son enjoys participating in side projects and mentoring technology projects through Start Up Nation. His greatest joy, however, is his young son, who will turn two this year. Son graduated from NUS with a Master of Technology in Software Engineering and has been awarded the PMP certification.
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