Your 9-to-5 career is putting a cramp in your parenting style. Or maybe you gave up your job when Baby was born, but you’re now ready to jump back into work. If you dream of running a successful business while still having a fulfilling work-life balance, but are at a loss on how to start, read on.
There’s a lot that goes into entrepreneurship – business plans, capital, time and more – but if you’re ready to take that first step, Crib can help. Short for Creating Responsible and Innovative Businesses, it is Singapore’s first business and lifestyle incubator designed for women. Founded in September 2014 by Tjin Lee, Dr. Elaine Kim, Marilyn Lum, and Mei Chee, the social enterprise aims to empower women to become successful entrepreneurs through networking, partner matchmaking and business incubation.
It’s three pillars are:
- Crib Society, a community for women and entrepreneurs to support and inspire one another through networking forums, equipping and lifestyle events.
- Crib Match, in which members are sorted into one of three distinct profiles: Angel Investors (A), Business Manager (B) and Creative (C), then paired with complementary business partners.
- Crib Incubator, where the new business can gain the mentoring, financing and resources needed to maximise their potential for success.
The initiative also brings onboard seasoned Singaporean women entrepreneurs – including Elim Chew (77th Street), Claire Chiang (Banyan Tree), Anastasia Liew (Bengawan Solo), Carolyn Kan (Carrie K), Julia Gabriel (Julia Gabriel Education), Cheryl Gan (Mount Sapola), Priscilla Shunmugam (Ong Shunmugam), Shermay Lee (Shermay’s Cooking School), and Sabrina Tan (Skin Inc) – providing their support as mentors and business consultants.
To learn more, visit www.crib.com.sg.