The Teochew Entrepreneur Award was inaugurated in 2016 as the Singapore Teochew Entrepreneur Award (SGTEA).
In identifying that Singapore would be the perfect platform for Teochews in the region to come together, the Teochew Entrepreneur Award was formed with the mission to:
- Elevate the profiles of local and overseas Teochew entrepreneurs
- Create regional networking platforms for Teochew businessmen in alignment with the One Belt, One road initiative
- Generate regional exposure for Teochew Entrepreneurs and TEA winners through media publicity
Being the only award for Teochews, by Teochews, the inaugural TEA in Singapore gained much interest from the community and saw many prominent businessmen and organisations stepping forward to be a part of this award. This led to a huge success of the award which brought about much media hype and publicity to the Teochew values and culture. With that, the Award’s platform very quickly became an opportunity for like-minded entrepreneurs to gather and build a strong and extensive business network. Hence, the birth of The Teochew Entrepreneur Club, an active community that facilitates closer cultural exchanges and business opportunities through on-going activities and engagement.
Here, our esteemed panel of judges will judge the winners from each country based on the Award’s judging criteria. A Top winner from each country will be selected to compete for the title of Overall ASEAN TEA Winner.
The Award concludes with an evening of glamour and excitement as we honour all winners of the TEA and unveil the overall ASEAN TEA winner!
Held in Singapore, the event will see close to a thousand leading figures from the region’s business community and government agencies.