About Raise The Bar

Next Chapter has launched our podcast, Raise the Bar. The podcast features news related to female founders, first-hand accounts from founders, investors, lawyers and other key players in the ecosystem, advice from our experts-in-residence, and alternative pitches that showcase our platform members.

We will talk about how to fix the broken funding system to help more women succeed and how women can battle through the current system to access capital and scale their businesses.

The podcast is hosted by Amanda Williams, strategy lead at Next Chapter, and a former impact investor and manager of accelerator programmes across Asia.

With our podcast, we want to inspire, empower and celebrate female founders.


Joanna Hotung is June's Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Next Chapter Raise. Joanna has deep entrepreneurial experience as founder of the KG Group – Kids’ Gallery, Star English, Face Productions, and Mills International Preschool – has seen over 60,000 young people pass through its doors since 1996.

Joanna shares her experience building KG Group from one classroom to a business that is now looking at international expansion, staying true to her values, finding the right investment partner to grow the business, her experience in building a team and establishing strong fundamentals for a durable business.

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