TechNode Global is pleased to announce winners of The Startup Leader of the Year award for the second edition of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards. The ORIGIN Innovation Awards recognizes outstanding startups, corporate innovators, and movers and shakers in the Asia Pacific region poised for growth. The awards celebrate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, and also seek to inspire the dreamer in all of us.

Congratulations to the Startup Leaders of the Year:

Together with the all-star advisory team, TechNode Global spent close to two weeks evaluating every nomination and determining the finalists. The ORIGIN Innovation Awards advisory committee is made up of representatives from AppWorks, BeeNext, Cocoon Capital, Cyberport, Golden Gate Ventures, Gobi Partners, Innoven Capital, Kairous Capital, MDI, Qiming Venture Partners, Rakuten Capital, Sistema Asia, True Digital Park, and ZWC.

The awards nominees come from diverse backgrounds: fledgling startups, as well as more established companies, all participated. Close to 300 contenders from 19 countries across the world participated.

ORIGIN Innovation Awards grants accolades to esteemed tech innovators and tech innovations in the Asia Pacific region.  TechNode Global aims to provide recognition to persons and companies that have exemplified the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in their businesses. The inaugural ORIGIN Innovation Awards started in 2020, and this year TechNode Global continues that initiative with a goal to build a dynamic community in propelling them to soar to greater heights.

Learn more about the winners:

Alodia Gosiengfiao, Co-Founder, Tier 1 Entertainment

Tier One is a developer of a gaming platform and esports talent agency focused on content distribution and creation. Co-Founder Alodia Gosiengfiao is a multi-talented influencer and brand ambassador for esports gaming, in addition to modeling and singing. She launched her own beauty brand while overseeing talent at Tier One

TechNode Global featured Alodia as part of our Southeast Asia’s top 50 rising women in tech 2021.

Kamarul Muhamed, Founder and Group CEO of Aerodyne Group

Kamarul Muhamed is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne Group, a Malaysian-based drone solutions provider ranked by Drone Industry Insights of Germany as the top provider of such solutions globally. Kamarul was ‘EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2020’, ‘EY Technology Entrepreneur of The Year 2020 Malaysia’ as well as ‘SEBA Entrepreneur of The Year 2020’, according to Crunchbase.

Jamie Tan, Founder, Flying Cape

“After 15 years in corporate, I took the plunge and became an entrepreneur. Now I can tell you with first-hand experience that transiting from a corporate career to entrepreneurship will require serious adjustments,” writes Jamie Tan on her LinkedIn profile. “But if you do it for an idea that you truly believe in, it makes the tough days go just a little bit easier and the skills that you learnt from the corporate world is going to come in handy as your company grows,” she adds.

Jamie is the Founder of Singapore-based Flying Cape Technologies, an EdTech Company that believes true learning happens when it is delivered in a personalized way that caters to an individual’s unique learning styles. Working with esteemed academics and education leaders, the company has built a global ecosystem powered by validated research, data, and analytics to pave the way for the Future of Learning. Read the TechNode Global Q&A with Jamie Tan as part of ORIGIN Inovation Awards in 2020.


Learn more about ORIGIN Innovation Awards here. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks.