2019 RUN

We’re a group of creative thinkers who have built a
business to change the world.

ALI SAHIWALA

FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, REHLA DESIGN
AMPERSAND, JUNE 2019

" Lessons shared were well-connected; it resonated with us, no matter how new/established we are. There was a lot of value and enthusiasm that the instructors brought.. appreciate the immense time and effort put in to get mentors, establishments and the broader community to help us."

LIEW YU HUA

FOUNDER, SECRET LIFE OF TREES
AMPERSAND, JUNE 2019

" (G)ave me the opportunity to step back and further refine my plans so that i am not blindly churning out work that do not accurately address the paint-points faced by my customers ... helped me understand how building a business is vastly different from simply offering a product or service."

2019 Success

85%

Of startups gained an
increase in knowledge

100%

Of startups agree they have greater access to resources needed

S$500,000

Total VC funding raised

AMPERSAND COHORT 2019

Hear Their Stories

Founded in 2018, Ooh SG, the first-ever mala snack brand in Singapore, was started by Gervor who wanted to create a brand that he can truly own, be proud of and is truly passionate about.
Ooh's story
Despite numerous setbacks, starting his company in three different locations has led to great insights for the business to cater to different needs of the different markets.
Rehla Design's story
Starting her fashion brand in Israel was not easy for Gin Lee (founder of GINLEE Studio) as she was venturing into a market she was not familiar with.
GINLEE' Studio's story
By starting Breezy Aerators, which became Singapore’s first and original Merlion wine aerator, Peirong hopes that she would be able to bring a joyful experience to wine consumers in Singapore.
Breezy Aerators' story
By starting Craft Atelier, Hui Lian hopes that it would bring more people with an interest for crafting together and cultivate a sense of community. She also wants to help other craft enthusiasts with their projects by providing real-time feedback and guidance in Craft Atelier. 
Craft Atelier's story
“I know that I want to make crafting my career.” Yuhua wanted to be making handcrafted furniture for people who will appreciate them as being thoughtfully made.
Secret Life of Trees' story
When asked about his goals and aspirations for the company, he visions his brand to have the power to influence the industry and local authorities through his work “doing the right way”.
Artsound Acoustics' story
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