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Social entrepreneurs are on the rise in response to the social and environmental challenges that we are currently facing. They are primarily looking to solve big problems in society. Whether it’s through impact investing, social entrepreneurship or social ventures, many aspire to do well and do good. However, this is not as easy as it may seem. Finding meaning in business can be a complex endeavour and quite difficult to achieve in practice. How do innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social good fit together? Hear from a panel of stellar social good organizations, non-profits and startups who are innovating to solve some of society's most challenging problems. Discover the people and their needs who are at the center of their organizational attention and learn of their intention to improve lives: not only the lives of customers, and employees, but the communities.
Ken Chua is the founder of social impact start-up, (these)abilities. A designer & engineer by training, he graduated from the pioneer batch of Singapore University of Technology & Design (in collaboration with MIT). Along the way, Ken has gathered a wealth of experience from companies ranging from Luxola.com (now known as Sephora Digital) to Embraer (the world's largest regional aircraft maker). A TEDx speaker on Disability, Ken has been active in the disability community for the past 7 years as a volunteer, friend, Assistive Technology researcher and now solutions provider.
Founder, Green Is The New Black & The Wedge Asia ,
Stephanie Dickson is a marketer, event organiser and avid connector of conscious individuals and brands. She founded Green Is The New Black, Asia’s first conscious festival and online platform for people who want to #LiveMoreConsciously by improving the way they think, work and consume while doing more good in the world. This is a place where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand.
She also founded of The Wedge Asia, a leading platform that connects conscious brands with conscious people through a series of events. They are building a community for people who want to live more consciously by providing bite-sized information through their three slices of Inspiration, knowledge and action.
Stephanie has been organising events and experiences for as long as she can remember. Previously she spent four years working for an international events and marketing agency, planning luxury events and fashion weeks around the region. That is until recently when the entrepreneurial life beckoned.
She is regularly asked to conduct talks on designing meaningful events, the conscious movement and is a TEDx speaker. She hosts a weekly video series on Green Is The New Black TV, where she interviews conscious-prenurs who are making change in their industries and are doing good.
As a third culture kid, being Australian Scottish and having spend most of her life in Asia, she is fascinated by other people and is always seeking new experiences. Human interaction and connection is what drives her and the business.
Aseem K Thakur
Aseem is the co-founder of GIVE.asia, Asia’s leading charity and personal crowdfunding platform that has raised over S$ 30 million dollars for social causes. He also runs Givola Labs which is a digital innovation consultancy that is built on a simple business model of doing interesting work for interesting clients.
He is a regular speaker at international nonprofit technology-related conferences and has co-authored articles in a charity fundraising book published by Resource Alliance. GIVEasia has won several awards including SPRING NTU Ideas.inc challenge, President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Special Mention Award and PACT Incubator Programme by DBS Foundation
Aseem did his Bachelors degree as a Singapore Airlines scholar from the National University of Singapore and studied technology entrepreneurship from Stanford University. He is a Karate black belt, enjoys playing soccer and co-inventor of two patents from his days working at a biomedical device startup in Silicon Valley.
Founder & CEO,
Larry Tchiou is the founder of UNFRAMED (www.unframed.so), the leading social impact community with over 510 social entrepreneurs trained, 221 social ventures supported and 150 cross-sector industry organisations and mentors partnered since 2014.
A serial social entrepreneur, Larry started his career in the tech industry in New York City and Silicon Valley before moving to Asia where he co-founded MakeSense, an Ashoka-awarded global community. A social innovation and entrepreneurship practitioner, Larry has been involved in building ecosystems, advising and mentoring hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past 8 years in China, Europe & Singapore. He was most recently recognised by Tatler as part of Gen.T 2018, the list of 50 young game changers shaping Singapore's future.
Founder, ZERRIN.com ,
Susannah Jaffer is passionate about raising awareness of individuals and brands making the retail industry more responsible. She is the founder of ZERRIN.com, Asia's first multi-label e-commerce platform for conscious fashion and beauty brands. Through a curation of responsible retail, content and events, ZERRIN's goal is to enable, educate and empower women to #ShopMeaningfully, and to reignite a sense of connection to our purchases in an accessible, down to earth way.
Previously, Susannah worked for five years in Singapore's media industry as a fashion, beauty editor and creative director, where she spent a large portion of her career interviewing thought leaders, entrepreneurs and designers. After waking up to the social and environmental impact of the fashion industry, she learnt to shop more mindfully and became empowered to share that experience with others, which is how the seed for her business was planted.
In addition to ZERRIN, Susannah is also a writer, photographer and creative consultant, and is regularly called upon to speak about sustainability in the fashion industry and her journey to entrepreneurship. Originally from the UK, she moved to Singapore in 2012 after finishing university to start a new life in Asia.
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