About The Awards

Started in 2017 by The Finder, the Expatpreneur Awards are intended to honour hard-working, successful, community-minded foreign-born business owners in Singapore. All winners must exhibit how their businesses help people “live well” – The Finder’s own mission in Singapore. Collectively, these individuals’ proven success is thanks to the courage and conviction they have in their work. The fact that they’ve chosen to set up shop here – for many, far away from family and friends back home – is inspiring. Especially during these Covid times, to stay the course and stay afloat as a business is no mean feat. For these reasons and others, The Finder is thrilled to celebrate these passionate, hard-working business leaders in the 5th Annual Expatpreneur Awards.

History Of The Awards

Twenty-eight years ago, two industrious expatriates found themselves on Singapore’s shores – searching for recommendations on where to live, send their kids to school, shop and more. Back then, there was no one trusted source (remember, Google and smartphones were not yet around!), so these two ladies started The Finder as a free publication. Today, it still holds the title for longest-running lifestyle content brand for expats in Singapore.

Founded on entrepreneurship and with a goal of serving the global local community, The Finder is the perfect platform to honour passionate foreign-born business owners through its annual Expatpreneur Awards. Since the Expatpreneur Awards were launched in 2017, nearly 120 such business owners have been honoured – including this year’s 19 winners. We have greatly benefited from the research and guidance of Dr. Yvonne McNulty (pictured in centre), who first coined the term “expat-preneur” in 2015 and serves as an Honorary Judge for these Expatpreneur Awards 2021.

Past Winners

Learn about who has won The Finder’s Expatpreneur Award in years past. Think F&B leaders and specialty grocers, salon and boutique owners, IT mavens, wellness pros, education and enrichment providers and more!


See Winners


See Winners


See Winners


See Winners

Nominate Someone For 2022!

We are always looking for qualified candidates for our annual Expatpreneur Awards. If you know of a worthy expat business owner (possibly even yourself!), tell us more about them at hello@thefinder.life.