This is a lady on a mission to see innovative businesses grow and help aspiring entrepreneurs find their flow. Titles include an accomplished founder, leader, entrepreneur, education manager, EMBA holder, motivational speaker, devoted mother and Muay Thai enthusiast – but hey, just call her Anna.
Anna is the founder at Startup2Life. With close to 20 years of experience, she is an accomplished leader, entrepreneur, education manager, and innovator, who seeks to help and mentor more technology founders and corporations startup their life.
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, Manulife, MunichRE, Singapore Airlines, Credit Suisse, StarHub, Telenor and world-class Universities like 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 year on year.
Anna has set up profitable partnerships with Apple, Edelman, Adobe, and among many other media tech giants. She holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) from the Fox School of Business, a Degree in Media Arts and in Digital Film as well as various certificates in Digital Business Transformation, Coaching and Adult Training.
You can connect with her and read her latest bio on LinkedIn.
The busy mother of 2 (plus one dog!) also regularly does speaking events, sits on the industry advisory board of KAPLAN, teaches Innovation with Melbourne Business School for their Executive Education programs and mentors small business owners as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Co and with Investible.
When she’s not busy building or supporting businesses, Anna spends most of her time being a mother and going for Muay Thai or Dance classes.
Anna loves to speak and inspire.
Anna provides a remarkable experience from inspirational talks as your keynote speaker to guided workshops much like her one-on-one business coach sessions. She’s ready to take on a cozy workshop of 15 to an audience of 600pax. Company retreats to panel discussions, Anna delivers.
Anna speaks about a variety of business-related issues and inspires creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation wherever she goes.