The Finder’s 2018 Expatpreneur Awards

The Finder
By : The Finder
June 22, 2018
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Category: Events | Industry Talk

Twenty-five years ago, two industrious expatriates found themselves on Singapore’s shores – and immediately searched for recommendations on where to live, send their kids to school and shop; how to find new friends; and who were the best doctors and hairdressers around. But, back then, there was no one trusted source. (Remember, this was 1993 – before the Internet was a thing!)


So, what did they do? They started The Finder – and, today, this free magazine holds the title for longest-running publication for expats in Singapore.


For their vision, the two co-founders, Vickie Harvey and Valeria Dron, were honoured in Issue 292 of The Finder, billed as a 25th anniversary Collector’s Edition. The cover story was a 14-page feature on The Finder Expatpreneur Award 2018 winners, who were vetted by an esteemed judging panel that included Dr. Yvonne McNulty, a Singapore-based global HR expert credited with coining the term “expat-preneur” in 2015, as well as The Finder’s own publisher Eileen Chia.



Begun last year to highlight and honour successful foreign-born business owners who help people “live well in Singapore” (the brand’s own core mission), this second-annual group of 23 winners included six special awardees deserving extra credit. Why? Just take the Most Innovative Awardee, who is widely recognised with raising awareness about children’s car safety around the region, or the Pay-it-Forward Awardee, who raised $1.5 million for the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) Singapore last year alone!


To celebrate these inspiring and impressive entrepreneurs, and to toast the longevity of The Finder’s own brand, the team threw a well-attended party 17 May, 2018, at Jones The Grocer. Publisher Eileen introduced Editor-in-Chief Sara Lyle Bow, who then MCed the event. Highlights? A keynote speech by Dr. McNulty and the first-ever viewing of specially created videos like this fun 25th birthday teaser.

(P.S. Hop on here for a trip down memory lane capturing the beginnings of this popular free magazine!)


The Finder‘s editor-in-chief Sara Lyle Bow with Expatpreneurs Award judge Dr. Yvonne McNulty plus The Finder‘s publisher Eileen Chia. Image: Phyllicia Wang


All of the winners in attendance received a stylish, framed certificate and lots of applause and congratulations. See more about why The Finder’s recent event was a “smashing success” here!

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