SPEAKER & PANELISTS
The Story of
Ever wonder how our homegrown online fashion retailer Love, Bonito started?
How did the Co-founders find each other and decided to work on their startup till the business grew and expanded throughout the Southeast Asian Markets? How did they start and build their team? What are the challenges faced by Rachel and her co-founders?
Learn from our distinguished speaker, Rachel Lim , Co-founder of Love, Bonito the tips and advice on how you can start and build Your Team & You, The Startup Team.
Learn about the journey, strategies, and tips behind the startup team of Love, Bonito!
Rachel Lim is the Co-founder of Love, Bonito. Having started her own online fashion business at the tender age of 19 when e-commerce competition was minimal, Rachel and her brand were immediately propelled to the forefront of the industry, revolutionizing and headlining the spheres of online retail and redefined the fashion scene in Singapore. She continued to garner a strong following among women with her innate ability to engage, relate and connect with them.
In line with Love, Bonito's mission to empower women's confidence through helping them dress well and dress right, Rachel is able to further touch and impact the community of women she and the brand have created. With a personal mantra to live life on the edge and in seizing every opportunity, Rachel left school to grow the business. Today, Love, Bonito remains to be the leading fast-fashion label in Asia, designed specifically for Asian women and has grown beyond Singapore to Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Australia.
Rachel was recently honored by Forbes as Asia's 30 under 30.
Grow Your Startup: Your Team & You, The Startup Team
Are you planning to build your startup team and bring it to the next level? Join us and meet our panel of experienced startup leaders and venture capitalist to learn from their experiences and expertise. The theme for our upcoming session will be on "Grow Your Startup: Your Team & You, The Startup Team".
Learn how you can better start and build your startup team and to ensure that you have all the right conditions put in place - people, mindset, skillset, and culture.
Chris Hwang is well versed in startups and the sweat and hard work required to get them going, Chris had lost a small fortune in various businesses by the age of 23.
After scraping pretty close to rock bottom, he co-founded The Golden Duck Co. and grew the celebrated company in the F&B, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG space. Together, he and his partner Jonathan were honourees for the Forbes 30 Under 30, 2017. There were also awarded the Most Promising Startup by the Emerging Enterprise Awards 2017.
Legally trained at one of Asia's top law colleges, Chris dropped out of college education to pursue the entrepreneur's dream of a successful startup. He focuses on the company's finance, legal and growth in operation.
The early stage fund focuses on people development, product-market iteration, and go-to-market strategy.
He mentors at Standford University's StartX accelerator among other institutions and was previously a consulting professor, a medical imaging scientist, and a circuit design engineer.