Indonesia - Kevin Mintaraga
The website he established in 2014 to connect venues and wedding services with the betrothed, Bridestory, has become a highly successful platform for wedding support around the world. The 32-year-old is a prominent player in Indonesian business and was named one of Fortune magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2013. At the age of 27, he was the youngest CEO in the multinational WPP group.
It was his wife, a wedding stylist, and their own experience that inspired him to establish his Bridestory website. While planning their wedding, Kevin was frustrated by a lack of easily accessible information about wedding vendors.
Indonesia - Hanifa Ambadar
In 2005 Hanifa Ambadar decided to turn her passion for blogging into an online business, founding Female Daily Network. The online portal for women by women provides a space for reviews, forums and, of course, blogs about beauty, family, fashion and lifestyle.
Why So Hot?
Despite launching it at a time when blogging and online stores were still a relative novelty, Ambadar, 38, won support from major brands such as Samsung, Yves Saint Laurent and Levi’s to secure her place in cyberspace.