Building a New Paw-ffice in New York City

It takes more than just guts to expand a start-up to New York City, but with much resilience  planning, Pawjourr founders Sijun and Jane share how they managed to bring their business to the Big Apple.

Fighting Food Waste One Crust at a Time

Meet Travin Singh, the Singaporean who founded Crust Group to upcycle surplus bread and fruit peels into beers and sodas. He describes how, within just three years, a side hustle has grown into a seed-funded startup that is fast expanding into Japan, Taiwan and beyond.

5Qs with Nicholas Tang, Private Chef

Our 5Qs series is a chance for the SGN members to know more about folks in the community, where we pose 5 questions to exciting individuals to find out more about what they do.

From flipping sneakers to minting women-led NFTs: Two-time 7-figure entrepreneur Lily Wu charts her startup journey

Sydney-born Lily Wu bootstrapped her first business at 16 and her second when she was barely out of her teens. Currently based in Singapore, the Southeast Asia Startup Partner Lead at Stripe is also a co-founder of WOW Pixies – the first NFT club to invest in women- and diversity-led projects – which sold out within three days of launching.

Why The World Needs More Software Engineers

Software engineering has the power to revolutionise every industry – yet there is a massive global talent shortfall. Stanford graduate Neo Kai Yuan founded Rocket Academy to address this gap by building the Stanford of coding bootcamps.

Women to Watch

This #IWD2022, we round up a list of women across various industries who achieved commendable and meaningful impact in their field and communities. Here’s to all the inspirational women we know!

3 things I learned from working on Ghostlore, a game that celebrates Singapore’s culture

As a Singaporean game developer based in USA, Sarah has never seen Singapore’s culture represented in games. Ghostlore, a Diablo inspired Action Role Playing Game (ARPG) based on Southeast Asian folklore, is an attempt to change that. Planned for an Early Access release on Steam in April 2022, she takes us behind the scenes to share some interesting facts about the game!

5Qs with Josh Lee, Co-founder of LawTech.Asia

Know any International lawyers who are also accomplished dancers? Meet Josh, a Masters of Law student at UC Berkeley, co-founder of LawTech.Asia, and one of Singapore’s most prominent street dancers.

Meet Rebecca, a Singaporean actor and voiceover artist in London

As a teenage performer in school plays, Rebecca Yeo never imagined that she would one day be clinching roles in film and television or recording radio dramas, audiobooks and video games. She explains the drastic ups and downs of an actor’s life, and how living overseas has strengthened her Singaporean identity!

5Qs with Pudding Ibrahim, Hypnotherapist

Our 5Qs series is a chance for you to get to know about folks in the Singapore Global Network community, where we pose 5 questions to exciting individuals to find out more about what they do!

5Qs with Ethel Koh, Pastry Chef

Foodies in San Francisco will be no stranger to Michelin Guide - Japanese restaurant, Gozu. But did you know that the pastry chef is Singaporean? Find out more about Ethel’s culinary journey in the U.S. and the inspiration behind her delectable treats!

Finding Hyper-success in Silicon Valley

Daniel Chin, the founder of Sanho Corporation and its Hyper brand of tech accessories, traces his journey of evolution and survival – from the uncertain days of venturing out solo in Silicon Valley, to overcoming the 2008 financial crisis, to getting acquired by Targus, where he now oversees a wide range of products as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Technology.

Meet Colin & Yen Yen, a creative power couple promoting language learning through comics

Following the birth of their daughter, Colin Goh and Woo Yen Yen created Dim Sum Warriors as a playful and entertaining way to learn languages through comics. The Singaporean couple discuss raising their child in New York and Taipei, all the while helping her stay rooted in her cultural identity and develop a fearless curiosity towards other cultures.

Third time’s the charm: Reflections by igloocompany’s Anthony Chow on his startup journey from Singapore to the U.S.

Most entrepreneurs agree that the best part about starting their own business is being able to contribute to something bigger than themselves. Anthony Chow, CEO and co-founder of igloocompany, reflects on his journey scaling igloocompany to over 100 countries and shares his advice for other tech startups who aspire to expand beyond Singapore’s borders.

5Qs with Cheryl K, Singer-Songwriter and Actress

If you watched “Crazy Rich Asians”, you would have heard Singaporean Cheryl K singing at the opening title and ending credits! Find out more about her journey in the music industry in the U.S. and how she’s living the American dream.

Meet Nethra Murali: a Singaporean advancing workplace diversity in the US and beyond

Since she started working in the U.S. seven years ago, Nethra Murali has helped to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for thousands of her colleagues in the technology and aviation industries. Having grown up in the Tampines heartlands, as well as in five different countries, she credits how her multi-cultural background – as well as Singapore’s National Pledge and sambal stingray – have influenced her passion for building inclusive employee communities.

The Struggles of Two Generations in Singapore

Caught between his parents’ traditional expectations and new opportunities offered to him as a young adult, Thomas Lim took the latter path, living around the world over the past 20 years. Now he’s back to honor his late father and early years in Singapore with a new film “The Fourth Sister” that examines the struggles between two generations of Singaporeans amidst heart wrenching family tensions and spectacular dance performances.

5Qs with Zhang Jingna, Fashion and Fine Art Photographer

From air rifle gold medalist to Forbes 30 Under 30 fashion photographer, Zhang Jingna has travelled the world to pursue passion and creativity. Acknowledged by the likes of Vogue Japan, Harper’s Bazaar China, and even master director Guillermo del Toro, she shares her inspiration, journey, and things she loves.

Singapore Repping with Nigel Stanislaus

What is your childhood dream? Are you living it now? Nigel has been living his dream in various cities around the world – Melbourne, Sydney, then New York, and finally now making Melbourne home. Being a judge on Asia’s Next Top Model, working with faces like Bella Hadid and Adriana Lima are just some highlights of his career thus far! Read all about his exciting journey.

From Singapore to Space: How NASA Research Scientist Gang Kai Poh Landed His Dream Job

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do important work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA. That’s what Singaporean scientific researcher Poh Gang Kai discovered when he was hired by NASA to work at the Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland. His role is studying the space environment on Mars so that humans can, as one famous television show proclaimed, boldly go where no one has gone before.

How Singaporean Music Director Lenny Wee Empowers Celebrities to Hit All the Right Notes

Ever wondered what it is like to work with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez AND direct a live band performance at the U.S. presidential inauguration ceremony at the same time? We speak to Singaporean Music Director Lenny Wee, the man behind Jennifer Lopez’s showstopping medley performance at Joe Biden’s Inauguration earlier this year.

5 Lessons from Chasing Dreams around the World

In the past 15 years, positive mindset and perseverance helped Anna Ratala pursue her career adventures across 3 continents and 5 countries. From Finland through Belgium, Germany and the U.S., Anna navigated a unique path, which finally led to her current job as CEO & co-founder of Zvook, an AI-powered audio advertising platform that started in Singapore.