British Council GEW Malaysia Initiative

Make Your Mark is one of the two founders of GEW and the British has been extremmely supportive over the entrepreneurial movement around the world. 

For Malaysia, the British Council will have 3 events over a span of two days.  Below are the details.

1) Protecting Your Creativity: The Ins and Outs of Intellectual Property


Date: Monday 17 November

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue: Apartment Downtown KLCC

David Oh from Mindvault,

David will speak on matters close to every creative entrepreneur’s heart: protecting your creative ideas and work.

David is the CEO of Mindvault, and his expertise covers the vast Intellectual Property arena having worked with clients from a broad range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, broadcasting, media and entertainment, interactive/enhanced television, information technology and e-Commerce. Mindvault is a leading professional services brand and a thought leader for Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in Malaysia.

Happy Hours with Creative Entrepreneurs: Secrets of their success

Date: Monday 17 November

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue: Apartment Downtown KLCC


Peter Mikkelsen from Fiske,
Founded in 1995 as a company specializing in importing and restoring mid-century classic Scandinavian furniture, Fiske expanded to found its own workshop to create bespoke pieces, supplying an international clientele of private individuals, architects and interior designers for projects that range from personal homes to restaurants and hotels.

Hardesh Singh from Popfolio,

Malaysian International Young Music Entrepreneur finalist Hardesh Singh is a music producer turned technopreneur who holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering. He founded SoundWorks Productions in 2003, carving a name for himself locally and internationally with albums for local pop, rock and R&B artists as well as remix releases in Germany. He has scored for numerous commercials and international award winning films. He currently runs Popfolio, a portfolio of pop-centric virtual estates which includes the social music network, the Poptopus widget and PopTeeVee.

Pecha Kucha Night 5 – an evening of talent and social networking

Date: Wednesday 19 November 2008
Time: 8.00p.m – 10.00p.m

Venue: Apartment Downtown, KLCC
Pecha Kucha Night, the global design networking/social event that draws creative talents together is back for its fifth installment, with a great line-up of speakers covering industries from product design to art, film to computer games. Music provided by the lovely DJ Blastique and a great bar by the apartment.

Started in Tokyo, Japan, in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture, presenters give a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for only 20 seconds – giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. They can talk about any subject of choice, as long as they keep to the time and format! With an audience made up mostly from the creative and design fields, Pecha Kucha Nights are great networking experiences, only more fun.


Lisa Foo and Su Sim, lighting designers
Wong Wai Lam, industrial designer and woogleworks-man
Nazim Esa, indie filmmaker, BMW shorties winner
They Art Studio, graffiti and visual artist
Maxime Villandré, GM of Codemasters Studios
Penny Yuen, graphic designer going green
Joseph Foo, 3nitydesign, Tridilab
Chin Yew,
Sarah Joan Mokhtar, artist and illustrator
Cheong Huey Yiang, ORCA Innovations


About the Britist Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our programmes in the creative industries views the arts as a business which can both sustain individual artists and lead to wealth creation in the economy of whole countries.

To expand and build a strong network of Creative Entrepreneurs, we organise the International Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards (IYCE), with Malaysia participating in the categories of music and design; we hold talks in Malaysia by UK and local experts and industry leaders; we initiate and organise collaborative projects between UK and local creatives, present showcases of outstanding creative work from the UK, and hold social networking events for local practitioners to meet, mingle and share ideas.

The creative network we are building extends throughout East Asia and other parts of the globe, as well as with the UK. The IYCE awards are steadily building a network throughout parts of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe; while regional events bring together creative entrepreneurs from across East Asia.

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