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Why this high-flier quit her tech job to work with entrepreneurs in life sciences

Ms Melinda Richter, head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLabs, knows something about close brushes with death. And it seems to run in the family.

Ex-civil servant starts scholarship for special needs students, becomes technopreneur

Since bidding adieu to a civil service career that spanned 35 years in 2015, Mrs Tan Shook Wah has started the Dare to Dream scholarship and co-founded a start-up.

Singapore's first dementia-friendly coffee shop

Since Friday, a bustling coffee shop in the heart of Bishan has displayed large decals showing life-sized photographs of delicious hawker food on every table big and small.

From art investor to technopreneur

Travelling for work not only brought art dealer Rachel Yang around the world but eventually a business idea too.

Bishan coffee shop's speciality: Catering to those with dementia - a first in Singapore

SINGAPORE - A bustling coffee shop in the heart of Bishan has a new set of decorations, put up on Friday (Oct 6): Every table has large decals showing life-sized photographs of hawker food.

The Disruptor's guide to Singapore

THIS week, Disrupted showcases some of the places in Singapore where entrepreneurs like to hang out, hustle and get inspired - informed by six startup founders who live here.

Mary Chia to be suspended as CEO's spouse holds 93.2% at close of general offer

THE stock of Mary Chia Holdings will be suspended after a general offer closed on Friday with the chief executive's husband controlling a 93.18 per cent stake in the beauty and wellness company...

Bird's nest gets a modern makeover with new local brand NestBloom

SINGAPORE - Bird's nest is usually associated with older traditions. But a new product called NestBloom, which can be easily mistaken as a cosmetic item or a pretty bar of soap, is obviously...

Two coffee shops suspended in a week for not providing soap in toilets

SINGAPORE - In the span of a week, two coffee shops have been issued one-day suspensions by the National Environment Agency (NEA) for not providing soap in their toilets.

Laser clinic chain's founder wins appeal to block checks on his bank records

SINGAPORE - Veteran skincare doctor and PPP Laser Clinic founder, Dr Goh Seng Heng, succeeded in stopping a company from checking with his bank to see if the $14 million it paid to buy shares...

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019