Published on 17 Mar 2023

NTUpreneur Nila Ravichandran co-founded Dawn Cups to empower women

University life can be hectic on its own, but these NTU students juggle their own businesses on top of that. What’s on the cards for these young bosses of fledgling start-ups?

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, co-founder of Dawn Cups

Read NTUpreneur Nila Ravichandran's story who is on a mission to empower women

It can be difficult for women in Singapore to find environmentally sustainable alternatives to menstrual pads. That was our motivation to start a menstrual cup business. Our menstrual cups are made of medical grade silicone. With proper care, they can last for up to 10 years, making them eco-friendlier than single-use pads or tampons.

Through Dawn Cups, we hope to empower women to learn more about their own bodies, help them make their periods more tolerable, and develop a supportive community where we can tackle the stigma surrounding periods together.

A big thank you to… the Minor in Entrepreneurship programme in NTU. Our instructors were invaluable in helping us get our start-up off the ground as we could consult them whenever we needed advice navigating tricky situations.

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    This story was published in the Jan-Feb 2023 issue of HEY! at page 14.