The Innovate for Growth Podcast is a show where Tracy Tsang, Founder and CEO of Internet of Stories, meets world class artists, IP creators, mission driven creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders in growth and innovation to chat about their life journeys, creative processes, and wisdom gained from building ventures out of doing what they love.
Our goal is to empower creators and mission driven entrepreneurs to develop in a holistic way, create scalable positive social impact, while enabling their personal and business growth as a creative entrepreneur.
Previous guests in this podcast series include: Creators of the Sassy Speaks Podcast, Founder of Kokonuzz Media Group, Gallery Director and Artists from The Spectacle Group, CEO of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and Head of Product at South China Morning Post.
Ep 019: “Scaling Positive Impact for Domestic Workers through Personal Development & Finance Online Education” with Marie Kretz Di Meglio, Founder & CEO of Uplifters
In this episode, I talked to Marie Kretz Di Meglio, Founder & CEO of Uplifters who is on a mission to help domestic workers take better care of their finances and mental wellbeing during their stay in Hong Kong. Marie shared more about why well educated Filipinos are coming to Hong Kong to work as domestic workers and their common challenges, how she leverages innovation like Facebook chatbots to grow her online education community and scaling the positive impact of the Uplifters platform by keeping their student groups small and led by alumni community leaders .
Ep 018: “The keys to growing an international children’s media brand – licensing and innovation” with Alexis Bautista, Founder & CEO of Kokonuzz Media Group
Have you ever wondered about the business of children’s character brands like Disney, Sanrio and Line Friends? As somebody who used to work in the children’s industry and have always loved the idea of creating my own character IP since childhood (probably because in Asia we have a huge obsession with merchandises like Hello Kitty schoolbags, Mickey Mouse stationery etc), I was delighted to chat with Alexis Bautista, Founder of Kokonuzz Media Group and creator of numerous international children’s character brands and TV shows. In this episode, we talked about how he has been able to build a successful licensing…Continue ReadingEp 018: “The keys to growing an international children’s media brand – licensing and innovation” with Alexis Bautista, Founder & CEO of Kokonuzz Media Group
Ep 017: “Growing an impactful business through Podcasting” with Regina Larko, Founder, Host & Producer at #Impact Podcast
Regina Larko was my very first guest when I first started podcasting (with a live audience no less!), so I was delighted to do this follow up interview with her and find out more about what she’s been up to with Hashtag Impact since. Regina has built a successful business around podcasting, using her platform to spotlight change makers and leaders of charities and NGOs in Hong Kong to help their voices get heard. In this episode, we talked about what makes a good podcaster, launching her own online course and membership to build a sustainable business around podcasting, and…Continue ReadingEp 017: “Growing an impactful business through Podcasting” with Regina Larko, Founder, Host & Producer at #Impact Podcast
Ep 016: “Happiness is a Choice” with Kat Lai, DK Aromatherapy
In this episode, I talked to Kat Lai, Founder of DK Aromatherapy, one of the first aromatherapy businesses that started in Hong Kong. Kat has taken an incredibly diverse approach when it comes to growing her brand empire, ranging from innovation product development, personalised aromatherapy workshops for corporates to aromatherapy x personal development afternoon tea experience. She also shares some practical tips on how to use essential oil to keep your immunity system boosted during the pandemic seasons.
The Innovate for Growth Podcast Season 2 Trailer
Coming up in Season 2 of The Innovate for Growth Podcast – we have some incredible guests lined up including an aromatherapy brand empire builder, Children’s character brand & TV show creator, a pioneer in personalised yoga and many more incredible purpose driven entrepreneurs and creators sharing their entrepreneurial journeys and practical tips on thriving through Covid-19. Here is a sneak preview!
Ep015: “Redefining the future of education” with Natalie Chan, Founder & CEO of OWN Academy
In this episode I’m delighted to chat with Natalie Chan, Founder & CEO of OWN Academy and one of the most inspiring education innovators in Hong Kong. OWN Academy bridges classrooms and the real world by giving secondary school students practical industry experience with companies like New York Times and Cartoon Network, helping them to discover their unique talents and career path. Natalie will be sharing more about their programmes and industry partnerships, the challenges and future for OWN Academy, and her experience and insights from Davos. What we talked about: Natalie’s career journey going from corporate to becoming a…Continue ReadingEp015: “Redefining the future of education” with Natalie Chan, Founder & CEO of OWN Academy