Pre-University Category – Silver Award

Tan Jiang Hoe Xavier, 22

Founder, Unik Apparel | Ngee Ann Polytechnic

"If you'd ask me about my golden rule, I'll call it KEYS - Keep Empowering Yourself Successfully."

Xavier is a student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic majoring in Product Design & Innovation. While still in secondary school, Xavier began his 1st apparel business, Typographic Apparels. He then started his second business, Unik Apparel, and this led to a feature in The Straits Times on budding entrepreneurs. As a resourceful entrepreneur, Xavier has identified strategic partners to work with for his fashion launches. As a result of his tenacity and resilience, he has been invited to overseas fashion shows, such as in Melbourne, to feature his lines. Xavier was also a previous recipient of the 2015 Global Young Entrepreneur Award 2015, organized by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneur.

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