This is a lady on a mission to see businesses grow and help aspiring entrepreneurs find their flow. Titles include an accomplished founder, leader, entrepreneur, education manager, EMBA holder, devoted mother and Muay Thai enthusiast – but hey, just call her Anna.
Anna is the founder and coach at Startup2Life. With over 17 years of experience, she is an accomplished leader, entrepreneur, education manager, and innovator, who seeks to help and mentor more individuals startup their life.
Before starting Startup2Life, Anna worked globally, directing and managing projects with various companies. She was an Investor and Director of Business Development with Southeast Asia’s first startup accelerator JFDI.Asia, where she managed corporate innovation projects with large corporations like BOSCH, Silvantos, and Manulife and mentored individual entrepreneurs. Anna also founded and led The Creative Experience, where in less than 2 years, she closed high value training deals with multi-national companies such as KPMG, Hewlett Packard, Singapore Airlines, StarHub, and Singapore Management University.
Prior to that, Anna was the Founding Director at Kalani MM which led her to work closely with the Economic Development Board in Singapore as well as Hyper Island, the ‘digital Harvard’. Between 2005 and 2010 Anna was the Regional General Manager of global creative media player SAE Institute, where she oversaw campuses across Europe and Asia – increasing annual sales revenue by over 105% in 3 years. Anna set up profitable partnerships with Apple, Edelman, Adobe, and among many other media tech giants.Anna holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Fox School of Business, and a Degree in Media Arts and Diplomas in Digital Film. She is also a certified Adult Trainer.
The busy mother of 2 (plus one dog!) also regularly does speaking events, sits on the industry advisory board of KAPLAN, supports Melbourne Business School for their Executive Education programs and mentors small business owners as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Co.
When she’s not busy building or supporting businesses, Anna spends most of her time being a mother and going for Muay Thai classes.
Anna loves to speak and inspire.
From inspirational talks to guided sessions, a cozy workshop of 15 to an audience of 600pax, company retreats to panel discussions – Anna speaks about a variety of business-related issues and inspires creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation wherever she goes.