1. Lex Low
Founder of Othrs Barbers, The Burrow Barbers, Asli Barbers, and CutXDignity, Lex started his social entrepreneurship back in 2015 and never looked back since. He has been in the hairdressing industry for over 10 years now. Besides of giving haircuts, he had also established Othrs Barbers School with the objective of giving impact to the community through teaching the skill of barbering. Despite having his own barber shop, Lex wants to make a radical move by adding value to his work. He began to pursue his career as men’s hairdressing by giving free haircuts to the orphanages and old folks’ homes. As how Lex has put it on his Instagram: ” Building others and building myself is all about balance. Nothing less nothing more.”
The founder of TudungPeople, Fazrena is also known as boss kitty. Tudung People has been operating way back when she is still a student in Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) to earn some pocket money during her leisure time. However, this became her full time career as she received great response from her fans and customers. Friendly and down-to-earth, Fazrena is perhaps one of the nicest entrepreneur who did not let success get into her!
3. Esther Zhen
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Founder of Uniqueens and mother of @veryveryverybigsausage, Esther first started her business on Instagram in 2011 with one objective in mind- Be Unique and Be Queens. With the huge supports from her customers, Esther soon established a name for herself in the online fashion scene and she also opened her first retail outlet in Penang. Most of their garments are manufactured by Uniqueens or handpicked by herself from around the world. Her business still growing rapidly and we can’t wait to see her going global!
4. Suzanne Ling
Source: Picha Project
Co-founder of The Picha Project. the social enterprise was named after a 3 year old Myammar boy Pita (read as Picha) who is the youngest son of the first refugee family that joined their movement since January 2016. Suzanne and her team (Kim Lim and Swee Lin) objectives have always been empowering the refugees in Malaysia to provide job opportunities to earn a living for them and their families. Hence, the Picha Project has be a platform for the refugees to help them sustaining their lives by cooking and cater to the public. Suzanne and her team uses their professional guidance to leads the business by using their cooking skills. They have been served over a total of 70,000 meals to the public by 11 refugees families.
5. Adele Chow
Adele Chow is the founder of Sevenvault and Sevenpie. She started Sevenvault at the age of 25 with one vision- to empower people and brands. With a strong foundation and insights towards the ever changing digital content landscape, topped with her burning passion towards people and stories, Adele is definitely a force to be reckon. Stay tuned to her social media as Adele has something interesting coming up real soon!
6. Dior Yaw and Chloe Leong
Top influencers on Instagram, Dior and Chloe launched their first beauty brand, Soak In Soul earlier this year. The brand represents the irreplaceable sisterhood friendship between Dior and Chloe. Both are beauty and fashionista enthusiasts that believes that wearing the right lipstick will portrays one’s beauty of personality through the shape of lips and inner souls that could be everyone’s confidence booster. We believe their business will be well-grown just like their friendship!
7. John-Son Oei
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Founder and CEO of EPIC Collective. Epic Homes is one of the non-profits organisations that develop the support networks by conveying the urban and rural folk by acting of building homes for the marginalized communities like the orang Asli as well as leads them to a develop communities of cooperative, resilient and sustainable. Now Epic Homes have more than 5,000 volunteers now that takes up a role and has the power to affect change.
8. Kittie YiYi
Founder of Kitty YiYi Collection, Kittie YiYi is a fashion label with a look that screams quirky, unusual, fun and adventurous. Kittie began her online fashion webstore in 2015 where her collection includes the everyday pieces from basics to unconventional. She produces very exclusive design by season every year. Every of her collection received a huge crowd of responses too especially from the young adults that would rocks her outfits all night long!
9. Bella Kuan
Founder of Handmade Heroes– natural, preservation free and completely vegan of skincare products. She was introduced this natural beauty brand by her friend, now a business-partner since she really loved the product. She first started to the test the market by distributing to pharmacies and start launching in Instagram (@handmadeheroesmy) in 2015. The official launch begin 2 years later and the products are now available in various stores for purchase.