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Nicole Denholder

Nicole is the founder of the Next Chapter Raise Membership and Crowdfunding platform. She is passionate about female entrepreneurship and becoming a catalyst to change how women access funding.

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Shaw Yean Lim

Shaw Yean Lim is the CEO of Hustle Flywheel, providing revenue-based financing to online businesses. Shaw is passionate about helping founders retain control and grow their company efficiently.

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Jeffrey Broer

Start-up investor and strategist, Jeffrey, focuses on innovation, bridging UX, business stakeholders, user and design. As co-director of Founder Institute Hong Kong, he helps entrepreneurs to validate their business ideas.

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Zarmeen Pavri

Zarmeen has over 25 years’ experience and has a multi-dimensional background that covers investments, impact management, product development, capacity building and commercialisation.

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Dennis Plomp

Dennis has over 20 years’ experience in PE & VC investments and M&A advisory with a successful track-record of corporate finance transactions across various industries, from start-up to stock-listed companies.

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Christine Yu

Active angel investor, Christine, is Lapidary’s Founder and Managing Director, a venture focused on impact investments and venture building, and leads the Hong Kong chapter of angel investing group, AngelVest.

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Patti Hunt

Patti is the founder and director of MAKE Studios, a strategic design company specialising in building innovation systems, cultures and capabilities.

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Marianne Hughes

Marianne is an award-winning entrepreneur and thought leader on transparency. As the Founder and CEO of Kno Global, her goal is to humanize the supply chain and reach 10m factory workers globally. 

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Courtney Haley

Courtney, founder of 10th Studio, has over 25 years’ experience in the product development and end-to end manufacturing of innovative cosmetics, medical supplies and package design, serving large brand clients worldwide.

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