– Cynthia Chua, Spa Esprit Group
– Charles Wong, Charles & Keith
– Henry Chan & Joel Leong, Shopback
– Lilian & Vincent Teo, Activa Media
– Richard Eu, Eu Yan Sang
– Shamir Rahim, Versafleet
– Janice Wong, Janice Wong Singapore
– Ashish Manchharam, 8M
– Irene Ang, Fly Entertainment
– Peter Ho, Hope Technik
– Winnie Chan & James Quan, Bynd Artisan
– Veera Sekaran, Greenology
– Samuel Lim, Reebonz
– Jean Yip, Jean Yip Group
– Allan Lim, ComCrop
– Xavier Tan, ÜNIK Apparel
Because together, we’re unlimited.
– Martin Tan, Halogen Foundation Singapore
Reading Entrepreneurship Unlimited is the equivalent to having personal one-on-one coaching sessions with 17 of Singapore’s leading entrepreneurs. This book is a refreshing reminder of what we all can individually or collectively achieve when we embrace our curiosity, open ourselves up to learning from others, and steadfastly pursue our passions despite what challenges come our way.
Head of Programmes, TalentTrust
Entrepreneurship Unlimited is an easy yet engaging read. The conversational style of the stories peeled back the intimidating facade of entrepreneurship to reveal the core spirit of resilience through hardship. As I explored the variety of profiles featured, I couldn’t help but be infected by their enthusiasm to dream big.
Hwa Chong Institution, Graduate
Entrepreneurship Unlimited has the ability to draw you into the lives of these entrepreneurs. The more I read, the more I find myself in these stories. I start to take note and glean from their experiences, seeing how I can start applying these valuable lessons to my own life.
Nanyang Technological University, Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, Year 1 Student
While it is certainly not everyone's aspiration to be an entrepreneur, there are indeed qualities or perspectives that everyday folks like me aspire to learn from; Entrepreneurship Unlimited is not an instructional read that teaches you how to be an entrepreneur, they are intimate life lessons, telling the ups and downs of their journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Nanyang Technological University, School of Social Sciences, Year 3 Student
17 Singaporean Journeys
To commemorate Halogen Foundation Singapore’s 17th Anniversary, this publication, Entrepreneurship Unlimited, explores the life stories of local entrepreneurs who have brought their business beyond the shores of our sunny Singapore. The stories reflect the personal journeys of these entrepreneurs, uncovering the challenges they faced and how they overcame the odds to carve a name for themselves. These stories serve to inspire a generation to look beyond the present moment and dream of a better future together.
*All book proceeds go towards supporting Halogen Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programmes for youth from underserved communities.
NURTURING ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSETS
Cynthia Chua, Spa Esprit Group
From a single spa outlet in 1996, Cynthia Chua built Singapore-based Spa Esprit Group, to represent 16 brands (and counting) spanning over 100 outlets in more than 13 cities (including Singapore, New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Davao, Penang, Beijing, and Phuket) across the world.
A born innovator and lifestyle trend- spotter, Cynthia conceptualises and creates unique beauty, lifestyle and F&B brands that become the market ‘firsts / award-winning leaders’ for various categories from hair removal specialists, Strip, eyebrow-facial hair gurus, Browhaus and new-age wellness-healing, Spa Esprit; to dining establishments Tippling Club, The Butcher’s Wife, Open Farm Community, Noka, Ding Dong, boCHINche, and Tiong Bahru Bakery. Her only limit is her imagination.