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Grace Clapham

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Grace Clapham has lived in Asia for nearly 20 years and spent majority of her primary and high school years in Singapore before moving to live in South America, Australia and London. Driven by purpose, passion and innovation, Grace considers herself a ‘Changepreneur’.

With a passion for inspiring young entrepreneurs and individuals to take action and make a change, Grace organises and is the co-founder of various eco-systems and communities within the Asia region. She is Founder of Agent Grace a boutique marketing and business agency and Co-Founder Secret {W} Business, Connector at Plus Social Good, Co-Organiser of CreativeMornings SingaporeSheSays Singapore, Ambassador & Co-Curator of Deceler8 and a prior Lead Curator for TEDxSingapore Women 2010, 2012 and 2013. She is also a Mentor at Hub Singapore working with the young startups in Singapore.

In November 2013 Grace was chosen as one of 13 iconoclasts and recognised as a Visionary by the renowned Grey Goose brand and its dedicated Guild for her work. In March 2014 Grace was chosen to speak at SXSW Interactive 2014 on Co-Creation By Design: Asia, Women and Innovation. Most recently Grace won the global Talent Unleashed 2014 Awards for Inspirational Leadership judged by Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.

She loves to travel and meet new people, especially kick-ass entrepreneurs and changemakers.

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Solonia Teodros

Born to Taiwanese and Ethiopian parents, with life chapters spanning the US and Asia, Solonia considers herself a citizen of the world. From Boston to Taipei, New York to Singapore, she is ever-inspired by dynamic cities where culture, creativity and community meet, spawning innovations and movements that can truly change the world.

Fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese, Solonia has broken cultural barriers to overcome traditional notions of identity and place in the world. A true embracer of change, Solonia strives to gain deep human insights from her life journey, providing the impetus to create meaningful connections that bridge minds and worlds.

A sociologist by nature and communications specialist by training, she loves meeting inspired individuals, exploring new possibilities and building collaborative communities to bring great ideas to life. Through her advisory SolWorks, she helps socially-motivated businesses and individuals design, launch and amplify their new ventures. A passionate community curator, Solonia founded The Hawker Sessions in 2012 – a pop-up FUNdraiser series that brings together Singapore’s uniquely diverse society with an innovative approach to giving back. She also runs the DBS-Hub Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamps and previously launched the Singapore chapters of global initiatives such as The Worldwide Feast and Jane’s Walk.