#40: How 500 Startups Can Help You with Ee Ling Lim

by | Mar 4, 2021 | Podcast

Today’s Guest

Welcome back to another episode of the We Live to Build podcast.
Running a startup can be tough for different reasons depending on where you are in the lifecycle of your company.
Accelerators like 500 Startups popped up around the world to support local startups and develop an ecosystem which teaches, connects, funds, and helps them grow big and strong to support the local and regional economies as they grow.
Today I have the privilege of speaking with Ee Ling Lim, who was recently promoted to be the Head of APAC Business Development at 500 Startups, where her and her team focus on working with corporations and governments to invest in the development of local startup ecosystems alongside them.
She’s also the Co-Founder and CEO of Smarter Me, an education platform, which equips children with the skillset, mindset and heartset to define their own success and happiness in the future.

Let’s give a warm welcome to Ee Ling!

We talk about:
  • Why should you apply to 500 Startups?

  • What does 500 Startups look for?

  • How can you apply to 500 Startups?

  • What is the best part of working with startups?

  • What is the hardest part of working with startups?

  • What is the best idea she’s heard?

  • What is the worst idea she’s heard?

  • What does she wish she could change about startups and the investing?

  • How is investment changing?

  • What does the future of investing and startups look like?

And remember, Entrepreneurship is a Marathon, not a Sprint, so take care of yourself every day, so that you can live and love, and have the energy and the passion to run your business, and to invest in your team, and to find a way to appreciate those moments of happiness.

About the Community

On the podcast, Sean talks with entrepreneurs about the reality of their struggle to succeed, as well as answering questions from the community, and sharing nuggets of wisdom from his own life.


Discover through these amazing episodes the courage to open your mind, heart, and soul to the world so you can be the best entrepreneur possible, respect the people you work with, and improve the world with your company while not hurting others or yourself in the process.

Sean Weisbrot

Sean Weisbrot

Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor based in SE Asia for over 12 years. He is passionate about Psychology and helping others improve themselves.

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