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Emma Wallace, Founder of Emma Wallace

Emma Wallace, Founder of Emma Wallace

“Finding the right people to work with to support you on your vision and journey is key.  People that are driven for their own success, are motivated and believe in your brand. It's also important to find people who can do the parts of the business that you can’t. It's impossible to grow a business all by yourself, the pressure to know all aspects of your business is too much, and you don’t have to. Having a team with all different skills makes your business stronger and gives you the time to concentrate on what you do best.”

Miyabi Holm, Founder of Bahini

Miyabi Holm, Founder of Bahini

“The biggest lesson I’ve learnt is to not be too stubborn and to be flexible. When I first started Bahini I didn’t know all the things that I know today, and this journey has been incredibly humbling. There is a difference in having grit and blindly sticking to a plan: Bahini first started out as an idea for skincare products - and how it went from that to scarves has been a fun yet bumpy road to say the least.”

Sunaina Chand, Founder and CEO of Vivaz Luxury

Sunaina Chand, Founder and CEO of Vivaz Luxury

“My fundraising journey started in my previous career through simple saving methods. I encourage everyone who is even toying with the idea to start their own venture, to put away a percentage of their income to make their dreams a reality. I like to call it “inspirational savings” - I continue to do this even after establishing my business as we need to continuously evolve.“

Clara Teo, Founder of Sunday Bedding

Clara Teo, Founder of Sunday Bedding

“Learn to embrace imperfections and realize that you can’t do it all! Prior to running a business, I always wanted things to be executed in a certain way. What I’ve realized is that it’s more important to balance the need for perfection, with speed to market. It is far more efficient to launch something that may not be 100% perfect, get customer feedback and iterate – rather than stress out about not delivering an output that is not exactly what you envisioned.”

Iris Ip, Founder of Moni Jewellery

Iris Ip, Founder of Moni Jewellery

“Believe in yourself and build self-confidence. If you are not confident enough, you’ll break like a twig the first time you face an obstacle. Whatever you want to achieve, there will be countless barriers questioning your competences. The only way to get through them is by being confident enough that you can and will.”

Mazing Lee, Co-founder of Lify Wellness

Mazing Lee, Co-founder of Lify Wellness

“Our core product is the world’s first smart herbal brewer that provides a personalised wellness tea experience on demand. Equipped with an AI wellness recommendation engine and a wide range of wellness tea blends in pod format, Lify brewer delivers a cup of perfect tea in under 45 seconds with one-touch of button, thanks to our patented brewing technology. ”