Find your passion – trend micro for 4 daysLearned a lot about startup during my employee yearsLearned a lot about management during mid year experience
Explored into opening office in the province.
This is a round-table discussion and sharing time…
From Employee to Entrepreneur
Allan C. Tan, PMP, SCEA
Founder, Ideyatech, Inc.
Founder, BPSource, Inc.
Allan C. Tan
Graduated Computer Science, 1997.
Enjoys programming and learning AI on past
Worked with various companies including:
• SFIT (Japanese Startup)
• CyberJ Resources (now 77 Global)
• Alvis - ListKey
• EB2 International (now Sabre)
SCEA, PMP, CSM
• 37, Married with 2 kids.
• Enjoys watching movie.
• Plays tennis and basketball.
Into Starting Up…
Freelance from 2005-2006.
Explored franchising business and provincial operation.
2007, started Ideyatech, Inc.
Focused in Java Programming.
Clients are former employers, bosses and freelance clients.
Shared office with SQME.
2009, Ideyatech moved to a full-pledged office.
Growth is organic, mostly referrals from clients and friends.
2011, explored BPO business; opened BPSource.
2013, sold the BPO business.
2014, Ideyatech, Inc. now employs 50+ rockstar programmers!
Should I become Entrepreneur?
Consistent income and benefits. Unknown future income.
Work 8 hours a day,
Work 16+ hours a day, Mon-Sun
Escalate issues to your boss. You are on your own.
Make friends with your colleagues. It’s lonely at the top.
Enjoy salary increase. Risk your life savings, go for broke.
You should become an Entrepreneur …
Limited to assigned tasks/role. Limitless creativity.
Maintain a work habit. Everyday challenges.
Sustain a lifestyle. Change the world.
Help other people.
Follow instructions. Follow your passion.
Fixed salary. Depends on your value proposition.
My Tips and Advise
Follow your passion.
Bootstrap your own business.
Leverage your network (employer, boss,
Deliver VALUE based on your experience
Think Big, Start Small.
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