• Patrick Tan

    Consultant, Entrepreneur & Investor


    My motivations and current goal


    "Design is what you do, when you don't [yet] know what you are doing"​ - George Stiny, MIT


    I am Patrick Tan, a management consultant, an entrepreneur and an investor, who is actively connecting with passionate individuals to discuss how we can make this world a better place to live. I am also fascinated in leadership and management philosophies, in particular Simon Sinek's concepts of "The Golden Circle"​ and "Start with Why".


    Apart from my professional life, I also enjoy my personal time with my PS4 and TV shows. My favorite outdoor activities are biking and hiking. SO...


    Whether if you want to share insights about entrepreneurship or discuss about games/TV shows or need a companion for some outdoor fun, let's get connected!

    Current Status

    Management consultant - A.T. Kearney Inc.

    Chief Strategist - For a Personal Fundraising Platform

    Founding Partner - Cambrian Leap


    "The more you believe in your own ability to success the more likely it is that you will.”
    ― Shawn Achor

  • The Blog

    This tells my perspectives of how I think about the world. Do you agree?

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  • My Ventures Thus Far

    Current and Past Projects

    Cambrian Leap

    Founding Partner and SME (Strategy)

    Nov 2016 - Present

    The mission is to enrich the growth and development of startup in the Southeast Asia region.



    SynBioSeas (Suspended)

    Co-founder and COO

    Jan 2016 - Nov 2016

    Synbioseas is developing a small-scale reactor that uses bacterial fermentation to extract chitin from shells, making the process more environmentally-friendly. We aim to distribute reactors to the processors that create shellfish waste, eliminating their need to find a disposal method and providing them with an additional revenue stream. We hope that direct access to the growing and lucrative chitin industry will cause a shift to a sustainable paradigm of shellfish by-product disposal.



    2016 Sustainable Futures Challenge (Food): First Place

    2016 Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPOC) business plan competition: Semi-finalist

    2016 Launchpad Competition: Semi-Finalist

    Conovel - A Digital Stories Publisher (Suspended)


    Nov 2015 - May 2016

    Conovel is a digital stories publisher, aiming to deliver the best publishing experience to writers, and limitless stories to readers.


    - Design business model.

    - Formulate crowdfunding and marketing strategies.

    - Perform social media marketing for fundraising purpose.

    - Design business operation model.

    Integrated Appliance System (IAS)

    Final Year ChemE Design Project

    Sept 2013 - June 2015

    Integrated Appliances System (IAS) is a solar-powered all-in-one system incorporated closet dryer, space heater and water heater. The prototype is designed to be energy-efficient, self-sustainable and environmental-friendly. The novel invention within IAS is the dual-heating solar thermal collector, which air and water can be heated simultaneously.


    - Designed the flow processes of air and water in the system, making it efficient and inexpensive to household users.

    Virtual Tour Project - UC Riverside

    Project Secretary

    Jan 2014 - June 2014

    The goal of the project was to provide a variety of campus tours to prospective students and their families at home using their personal computers or tablets.

    - Planned photoshoot locations and schedules.
    - Assisted inventory management and models management.
    - Executed photoshoot sessions with photographer and models.
    - Assisted as substitute model as needed.

  • Past Working Experiences

    Bourns College of Engineering, UCR

    Ensure Peer Leader 

    Sept 2014 – June 2015

    Skills gained: Leadership, Management, Teaching

    - Played as role model to first-year engineering students.
    - Managed and arranged bonding/engineering-related activities for students
    - Provided guidance to students in regards of academics, student life and campus resources.
    - Led students to complete a year-long design project.

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions, UCR

    Campus Tour Guide / Engineering Ambassador

    Mar 2012 – June 2015

    Skills gained: Effective Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, Management

    - Provided tours to prospective students, admitted students and their family.
    - Worked as a team to complete daily office tasks.
    - Represented BCOE in a public relation role.

    Kisailus Biomimetics and Nano-structured Materials Laboratory

    Research Assistant

    Mar 2013 – Sept 2014

    Skills gained: Research, Analytics, Teamwork

    - Researched on ZnO nanowires for Dye-Sensetized Solar Cells.
    - Assisted Dr. Kisailus's graduate student in completing daily research duties.

    PCB Sourcing China Limited, Hong Kong

    Design Engineering Intern

    June 2014 – Aug 2014

    Skills gained: Leadership, Management, Analytics, Design, Effective Communication

    - Designed and improved current PCB manufacturing processes to be time-efficient, cost-effective, and more environmental friendly.
    - Researched to implement printing electronics techniques into PCB manufacturing processes.
    - Wrote business plan and marketing plan to secure sufficient funding for project investment.
    - Visited PCB manufacturing factories in Shenzhen.

  • Education Background

    From an average high schooler in Sabah, Malaysia to a postgrad in Cambridge

    University of Cambridge

    MPhil Industrial System, Manufacturing, and Management (ISMM)

    Oct 2015 - Aug 2016

    An one year master program, targeting to bridge between academia and industry, by training students to tackle real life industrial problems using academic frameworks and solutions. A series of factory visits (over 40) was conducted throughout the course, and 4 consulting projects were placed with industrial partners for a pair of students. A final dissertation is required to graduate with this course.


    Industrial placements:

    Auto-Plas International Ltd, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Ltd, IfM Education Consultancy Services Ltd,


    Research dissertation:

    Tech-based entrepreneurship: A network-based commercialization process

    University of California, Riverside

    B.S. Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology), Business Administration Minor

    Sept 2011 - June 2015

    Final CGPA: 3.68, Cum Laude


    Professional affiliations:

    Tau Beta Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society


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