Singapore Young Entrepreneurs Award 2021
Our Founder and Managing Director, Javier Yip was selected to be interviewed by the representatives from JCI (Junior Chamber International) Marina for clinching the Singapore Young Entrepreneur Award for year 2021
Question 1) Try to describe yourself in 3 words.
Passionate, Motivated and Consistent.
Question 2) What’s your greatest entrepreneurial achievement you can be proud of?
Transforming my organization from nothing to a team of 65 today.
Question 3) What is your opinion on the following: Are entrepreneurs originally born as such or are they raised to be successful?
In my own opinion, entrepreneurs are first born and made later. I was born into an entrepreneur family as my parents used to run a restaurant business.
However their business failed during my early adult years and they lost almost everything. Eventually they fled the country for several years. These traumatic events changed my mindset and motivated myself to start my own company.
Question 4) What is the most effective way to motivate your team for outstanding results
Constantly sharing my vision and communicating with my team, providing equal opportunities for development and growth. Most importantly, reward and promote those who worked really hard for the organization.
Question 5) What is your favourite quote or metaphor for describing entrepreneurship?
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Question 6) What is the one issue about your life experience you would alter if you had the chance to?
As a teenager, I was laid back and effortless. My O-Level and CCA results were average, if I could turn back the clock, I would definitely work much harder.
Question 7) What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur.
Work life balance does not exist and I have to constantly endure mental pain.
Question 8) What drives you to do good for the community while its already challenging running a business? Any advise for fellow entrepreneurs looking at doing well in their business, while doing good for the community?
Not everything in business is about profits. Volunteering and doing good for the community actually brings fulfilment to life. It also helps to build and promote a positive culture within the organization.