About the Award

Award Objectives
Why Teochew Entrepreneur Award?

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.

Award Structure
Qualifying Assessment

Participants are to submit documents and proposal based on the Award’s Entry Requirements.

The committee will review the submissions and shortlist the winners from each country. All selected winners will be entitled to the prestigious ASEAN TEA Award package.

Qualifying Assessment

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.

Final Round of Judging
In the final round of judging, all 4 Top winners from each participating country will meet the esteemed panel of judges in Singapore for a face-to-face interview where the Overall ASEAN TEA winner will be determined.
Award Gala Dinner

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.

Award Package*
Each winner is required to take up the ATEA 2018 Award Package of SGD25,000
*The Award Package is chargeable even if the Winner decides to withdraw from the Award once notified. Cheques are to be made payable to Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan.
Award SGD25,000 (inclusive of prevailing GST).
The Award Package includes the following*
  • Feature of Winner in a TEA supplement in Singapore major newspaper to honour the winner.
  • A feature of all Winners on the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan website
  • The listing of the Company’s website on the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan website
  • A trophy at the TEA Award Gala Dinner
  • One table at the TEA Award Gala Dinner
  • 1 interview with the winner to publish in a celebratory edition coffee table book and distributed in Singapore,Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • 1 video featuring all winners
  • 5 copies of Award Commemorative coffee table book with individual winner feature
  • Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan membership will be given to each winner
  • Entry to Teochew Entrepreneur Club to gain access to exclusive investment opportunities and networking
  • Media coverage of winners on main stream media
  • A Soft Copy of Award Night video and photographs given to each winner
  • Intellectual property rights to use the award logo and market your win in print or digital until 31 Dec 2019
  • 1 award certificate

* Kindly note that the media platforms are subject to change at the discretion of the Organising Committee.