Towkay Interviews

Debate coach undergrads start education firm, go regional with "global skills" training

AFTER six years of debating, Walter Yeo tried to find work as a debate coach, but was surprised to find the jobs filled by insurance agents and fitness trainers.

EngageRocket aims to bring HR analytics to SMEs

The fast-emerging human resources (HR) technology field is booming, with a market for tools that enable management to gather feedback from staff . Last year, the market for feedback tools was...

Phibious honcho Mervyn Cheo: a Singapore ad man taking on big players

At the height of the 2014 Fifa World Cup fever, an advertisement for Coca-Cola featuring a bunch of teens chasing their football around the world...

First the Roost, then the world

The bigger the tree, so the Chinese proverb goes, the more it catches the wind.

Ritual Gym and the business of getting fit

THERE doesn't seem to be any lack of options when it comes to finding a gym to get a workout done these days. Even in land-scarce Singapore, scores of gyms both big and small are opening across...

Albert Pang rises above degenerating eye condition to excel in business, build family

Mr Albert Pang stands, a welcoming figure, in the middle of his bright and cheery office at High Street Centre.

Two’s Company With Proof & Company: Former lawyers quick to seize business opportunities in F&B

Ask any cocktail aficionado in Singapore what his favourite bar is and he is more than likely to point you to gritty Hongkong Street where, amid travel agencies and slightly dodgy beauty spas,...

Dixon Chan of Burpple on entrepreneurship, food and food apps

"In our early years, the founders took home a few hundred dollars each month and there was another year we were fully off-salary. This is especially hard when you're fresh out of college with...

With EatPlayLive's app, luxe life packages go digital

A pioneer of the entertainment packages concept, EatPlayLive managing director Julie Renyard is keeping with the times by moving her business from the paper form (vouchers) to the digital (app...

Sisters step up to the plate as second-gen leaders at Creative Eateries

Sisters Bernadette and Bonnie Wong behind Creative Eateries Group may look glam, but they have no qualms about getting their hands dirty as the second-generation leadership in the F&B business...

Founder of One.99 Shop back with fizz after the fizzle

Nanz Chong-Komo's eyes widen in mock shock before she lets out a suppressed giggle.