In Pictures: Catalyst Series Roundtable Discussion with Foreo Founder Filip Sedic

By Gen.T

Filip Sedic, the founder of the innovative beauty brand Foreo and holder of more than 200 patents, led a roundtable discussion with Hong Kong entrepreneurs from the Gen.T community. Here's what happened

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We hosted the most recent edition of our series of roundtables, The Catalyst Series, on October 20.

Taking place over a private lunch in Tatler House Hong Kong, The Catalyst Series provides Gen.T honourees with an opportunity to learn through an open, moderated discussion with their peers as well as experts from J.P. Morgan Private Bank, with whom we have co-organised the series.

This edition featured guest speaker Filip Sedic, founder and CEO of Foreo, the pioneering beauty brand founded in 2013 that brings a scientific approach to the business of beauty and is stocked in more than 10,000 stores and spas worldwide. 

He was joined by entrepreneurs from the Gen.T community to discuss innovation, leadership and creativity.

Read more: In Pictures: The Fifth Catalyst Series Event, Featuring Tony Yeung

Attendees at the lunch included Franz Wu and Kathy Tsui, co-founders of e-commerce platform Yoho; Ricky Chiu, chairman and CEO of medtech firm Phase Scientific; Ross Yip, co-founder and COO of online sneaker marketplace Kicks Crew; Delphine Lefay, co-founder and CEO of retail startup OnTheList; Pearl Shek, restaurateur and co-founder and director of Nara and Apinara; and Terence Hon, co-founder of grocery chain GreenPrice. 

“As an entrepreneur, the most challenging thing is to start,” said Sedic when discussing the biggest challenges he has overcome in his career. “When you start as an entrepreneur, it’s better to not know the challenges you will face or you might not start at all.”

He also emphasised the importance of prioritisation to the assembled entrepreneurs: “As an entrepreneur you need to fight your own spirit because you’ll want to do too much—but you cannot lose focus”. In addition, Sedic reminded the group to be prepared for setbacks, explaining that it’s through the harder times that we learn the most. “The most important thing is to remember that lack of success is not failure,” he said.

See all the honourees from Hong Kong on the Gen.T List 2022.


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