Taiwanese woman is finalist for Amazon's top entrepreneur under 30 award

Taiwanese woman with green thumb running for Amazon's 'Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year' award

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Sung. (Photo from Denise Sung)

Sung. (Photo from Denise Sung)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman has made the elite group of finalists for Amazon's "Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year" award.

Denise Sung (宋旭丹), 30, who was born in Taipei and lived in Chiayi County until the age of 13 before moving to Australia, is one of the final six candidates for Amazon's top entrepreneur award for successful business people aged 30 and under. She also has the distinction of being the only female on the list.

Sung, who currently lives in Irvine, California, runs a company called Watex Green Living, which is based in Lake Forest, California. Her company specializes in selling modular garden kits for building vertical gardens in urban settings.

Sung said her inspiration for getting involved in the gardening industry was her early experiences helping her uncle with his vegetable garden in Taiwan:

"Growing up in the countryside in Northern Taiwan, I spent much of my childhood with my late uncle in his vegetable garden. He inspired me to start my own business to make gardening more accessible for people without much space. I'm doing what I'm most passionate about: green living. "

Those wishing to vote for candidates can do so at the "Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year" website.