About Next Chapter
Next Chapter is a new, Hong Kong-based funding portal for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. Our focus is on businesses by women, creating products and services that women will love. The founder and CEO is Nicole Denholder.
We're based in Hong Kong, and are open to all female entrepreneurs who'd like to fund their business dreams.
This rewards-based crowdfunding platform is the first chapter in our story. Our longer-term vision is to build a community of networks and partnerships with other organisations, so that female entrepreneurs gain access to the capital and other resources they need to launch and grow successful businesses.
About Nicole Denholder
The founder and CEO of Next Chapter is Nicole Denholder, an Australian who lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two children.
Nicole grew up in Brisbane, Australia. She studied International Business at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and spent some time studying at IKIP University in Indonesia as part of her degree.
After relocating to London, Nicole worked in the capital markets group within the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Clients included global financial institutions and companies in the energy, shipping and auto industries. Her job took Nicole around the UK, Europe, New York, China, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Hong Kong. With PwC, she moved to Hong Kong in 2003, and left the firm in 2011 to start a family.
Nicole is passionate about female entrepreneurship, and changing the way the funding system works so that the world benefits from the so-far undervalued and under-utilised talent and wisdom of women.
"I feel blessed to have an amazing family, friends and co-workers who have always been supportive of my career and business ambitions. I had a rewarding career in finance and consulting, and now as an entrepreneur and a mum I'm passionate about providing an environment that empowers other women to succeed in business.
I believe women are best able to understand the needs and problems of other women, and to come up with practical, innovative solutions. And I believe women can and should dare to dream big and make their dreams come true. So my dream is to create a place where women feel confident, inspired and empowered to take action on their business dreams and create thriving, sustainable enterprises."
Meet the Next Chapter Team
Janice Hewitt | Marketing Manager
Janice is passionate about entrepreneurship and creating great relationships. With experience in sales and marketing as well as consulting with external partners, Janice looks after onboarding campaigns, social media, Next Chapter branding, events, blogging and everything else Nicole throws her way.