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30 Life Lessons from Joel Neoh, Malaysia High Achieving Entrepreneur

Joel Neoh, the High Achiever Entrepreneur & the GROUPON Head of Asia Pacific wrote a note on the “30 Lessons that he has learned in 30 Years”!

Joel Neoh was 19, about to turn 20, when he turned on the television to be greeted by Oprah, his mother’s favourite TV programme. Oprah was interviewing the cast of Desperate Housewives, and asked Marcia Cross: “If you could go back in time and tell your 20-year-old self anything, what would it be?”

Marcia responded: “Stop worrying. Be comfortable living in uncertainty.”

Looking back at his 30 years of life, Joel Neoh has summarized 30 simple yet important lessons that he learned – about being a better entrepreneur and person.

1. Be comfortable living in uncertainty.

Marcia was right. We can never know what will happen to us next. We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty. This not-knowing is part of life’s adventure. The only thing constant in life is change. Embrace it and you’ll be in for a fun ride.

2. Love what you do.

Don’t ever stop growing, learning, loving, doing & living. Find your niche. Find out what you’re truly passionate about.

3. Embrace your fears.

At 21 years old, Joel Neoh won #1 in the National Men’s Open Rock Climbing Competition. At the post-competition interview, a journalist asked him why and how he started rock climbing: “I started because I was afraid of heights. I once read that most elite athletes feel fear just like everyone else, but they channel that fear to fuel their spirit and passion for competition.”

4. Have fun.

Nothing in life is worth doing unless you’re having fun doing it.

Joel Neoh

At one of those super-crazy-fun Groupon parties with one of my favorite people in the world.

5. Care.

People don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.

6. Surround yourself with people who are smarter.

In sports, the only way to grow is to play against stronger competition. In business, hang out with smarter people. It can be intimidating, but always try to be the dumbest person in the room.

7. Creativity is not difficult.

Creativity is just about connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

8. Allow our good to emerge.

We do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within us and allowing that goodness to emerge.

9. Happiness is not a goal but a way of life.

People that surrounds us have a high influence on our happiness levels. Fire negative people out of your life.

10. Don’t let failure hold you back.

Michael Jordan once said: “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

11. Stop insanity.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Learn from mistakes, don’t keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

12. Just do it.

Years from now we will be more disappointed by the things that we didn’t do than by the ones we did do.

13. Never too young to dream big.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. The earlier you start, the harder you work when you’re younger, the easier life is when you’re older.

Joel Neoh

Receiving the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.

14. Stay hungry.

Often, the only advantage we have when we are young is hunger. The hunger to succeed. Don’t ever lose that.

15. Life is too short to live someone elses’ dream.

We are only going to live life once. If you aren’t following what you love, then what are you doing? Our parents may have once told us that we have to be in either one of these four professions: doctor, engineer, lawyer or accountant. Life is more than a job. You don’t want to live a life where you go to a job every day just so you can enjoy your weekends and get two weeks of vacation every year.

16. Life is too short to work at a boring company.

The best thing about being an entrepreneur is the ability to influence, design and build a great organization culture and a cool office space for the team. A great place to work attracts the best talent. Privileged to have co-founded 2 out of top 3 coolest offices you’d want to work at in Malaysia: http://www.femalemag.com.my/features/work/coolest-offices-youd-want-work-malaysia

17. Be curious.

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

18. Birthdays are best to reflect.

Some spend their birthdays drinking, partying to forget the past, the failures. However, birthdays are great moments to reflect the year that has past – to identify improvements and learnings, towards being a better person for the future.

19. We are the change we seek.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Be a positive change agent today.

20. Don’t let others dictate you.

Often, it’s those individuals that contributes very little to our lives, that dictates our emotions. Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.

21. Ask the right questions.

The right questions can ignite innovation, solve problems, create powerful partnerships and help us live a better life.

22. Do one thing right.

When things aren’t going our way, remember – if we can do just 1 thing right, then everything can start to move in the right direction again.

23. Live the moment.

If today was the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?

We are always waiting for something: for it to be the weekend, to be finished with school, till we are 21, to get a new job, qualify for a promotion, save enough money, etc…and what’s sad is we miss every beautiful moment in the ‘present’ because we spend our whole lives waiting for tomorrow and for the future. We end up skipping our whole lives and one day we will spend our last day waiting on a tomorrow that will never come. Don’t live in your past or your future. Live today. It’s all we really have. Live everyday as if it were your last. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.

24. Pay off bad debts.

Some debt is good for building credit, minimizing risk and so on. But there are some debts that weigh most people down from truly following their passion and living an amazing life. Pay off the debts that weigh you down as it’s an amazing feeling once you do.

25. Invest in buying assets.

Broke people spend all income on expenses. The Middle class spends income on expenses and purchasing liabilities. The Rich invests income into buying assets, which in return generates even more income. Assets: property (that generates rental yield), stocks (that pays dividend), bonds, etc.

26. Invest in yourself.

It took awhile before Joel Neoh realized that he should invest in himself, that he should put his personal development first. Here is a few ways to start thinking and investing in your most valuable asset – yourself: Find your Why, Discover your strengths, Read a great book, Enrol in further education, Start a good habit.

27. Be happy with nothing.

You can either be angry for what you don’t have or be thankful for what you do have. Happiness is not having more of what you want, but wanting more of what you have.

28. Be humble.

Have a teachable spirit. Allow others to correct you and tell you about yourself. Correction doesn’t feel good, but it’s necessary for growth. It’s something he continues to work on because having an ego never did anything positive for me and usually doesn’t accomplish much for anyone. Arrogance makes a person power hungry – humility makes one a better leader.

29. You don’t need everyone to like you.

We all want to be loved. But you can’t value every relationship the same, and thus you can’t expect everyone to love you the same. Life doesn’t work that way. Think about this: “When people don’t like you, nothing actually happens. The world does not end. You don’t feel them breathing down your neck. In fact, the more you ignore them and just go about your business, the better off you are.”

30. Don’t ever let somebody tell you…you can’t do something. Not even me.

All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.

Joel Neoh

Joel Neoh and Chris Gardner, the inspiration behind the movie: The Pursuit of Happyness

Source: http://www.facebook.com/notes/joel-neoh/30-life-lessons-ive-learned-in-30-years/10151786394314177

Teenagers who are leveraging on Technology to developed great products

A Cheap self-driving cars, charging your smartphone in 20-seconds? These under-20s are changing the world.

Can you still remember what you were doing back when you were 17, or 18-year-old? Doubt it will be anything groundbreaking or world changing, at least for the majority of us.

In the past week, there were 3 young bright minds, all under the age of 20, that made the news with their scientific breakthroughs and engineering project, that could potentially change how we drive our cars, charge our smartphones and even travel underwater!

Here’s a look at these 3  young innovators:

1)  Ionut Budisteanu: cheap, self-driving cars

This 19-year old Romanian high school student developed a technology for self-driving cars. He was awarded the Gordon E.Moore Award and took home $75,000 at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a huge international science competition to highlight scientific creation by high school students from around the world.

How’s this different from Google’s self-driving car technology? Significantly cheaper. Google’s system would cost approximately $75,000 while Ionut’s system would cost around $4,000. As people are warming up to the idea that their cars can drive itself, the next concern is how much would such system cost to be integrated with their cars. If Ionut’s technology is viable without compromising quality and safety at this price, consumers will be more willing to pay the additional premium for self-driving option car. But issues like insurance liabilities and regulation will make it a while longer before we will see cars driving itself around us even if the cost of the technology is low.

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/students-self-driving-car-tech-wins-intel-science-fair-1C9977186

2)  Esha Khare: supercharger to charge devices in 20-seconds

It takes hours to charge anything that is battery-powered (ie. your smartphone). Despite all the innovation we see with smartphones and electric car, battery technology always has been lagging. Esha, an 18-year old Californian teen has created a super-fast charging device that can potentially charge phone in 20-seconds. She has only used it to charge a light -emitting diode(LED) so far but she envisions her technology for wider application. She won herself $50,000 from Intel’s event.

Esha’s technology will have a strong positive implication for the transportation industry. Battery-powered electric car is the best alternative currently to replace fuel-combustion engines to combat climate change. Besides the cost of battery vehicles, ‘range anxiety’ or the fear of running out of power is a concern for car owners. Even with many charging stations around, it takes significantly longer than the time it takes to pumping fuel into your current car to juice up your electric vehicle.

Slash that time down to 20-30 seconds and we will see a greener future with more electric cars on the street. Bye bye fog. Oh, and there’s no more need to lug around a portable charger anymore.

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2327021/Esha-Khare-Teens-invention-charge-cellphone-20-seconds.html

3)  Justin Beckerman: homemade submarine

Unlike the first 2, Justin, 18 from New Jersey did not participate in Intel’s fair. Nonetheless, his feat is worth mentioning.

Still a high school student, Justin is building his one functioning submarine. Not so world changing, as far as I can see. But it is only a matter of time with his engineering talent and passion Justin will come up with some high-impact technology. 

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/high-schooler-justin-beckerman-homemade-submarine-2013-5?op=1

 

After coming across these 3 individuals over the past week, I reflected on our Malaysian education system. Our version of education was to memorise and pass exams, not so much of learning. Application of knowledge wasn’t an important part of the syllabus. Sad to say (and unfortunate for me), the usefulness of what I learnt back in school only started revealing itself when I grew older, in my 20s. Imagine what could be achieved if we were exposed to greater application of knowledge and encouraged to explore creative ways to apply this knowledge as soon as we pick this new knowledge up. Young minds, with their unbounded creativity will surprise us with interesting, potential use of the knowledge they learnt. Little or none was done in our curriculum to allow our young minds to explore our creative side.

Rarely we see primary or high school students achieving feats like the 3 mentioned here. My experience tells me that anything that did not contribute to improving our academic results is deemed useless and irrelevant with exception to the standard sports and musical activities. Anything out of this, your parents and teachers will be really skeptical of it , advise you to quit doing what you are doing and go focus on your studies or attend tuitions. Our current form of education has a narrow scope. In reality, education can encompass many things so long it is adding to the knowledge that students gain.

In my opinion, I think this behaviour comes down to the risk-averse nature of our society. We study, sit for exams, obtain certificates and repeat the cycle. This path is structured and widely accepted and the outcome is predictable which is gaining more academic qualifications. What you put in, you know what you might get out of it. When pursuing something else with uncertain or unknown outcomes, it’s our nature to avoid and discourage such pursuits. Invest all your time and resources but risk getting back nothing is a path that we avoid. Inventions, creation, development and taking our human civilization to the next frontier requires us to explore uncertainties, to take the path not taken. Without it, we stay stagnant. The future of generations after us is determined by how we treat this not-so-structured form of education and the true meaning of learning.

By the way, did you guys learn anything out of Moral Education? I still ain’t sure what I went through this subject.

 

10 Cool & Enterprising Companies to Work in Malaysia

This list of 10 cool & enterprising companies to work in Malaysia comes from Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employer survey. The survey barometer is conducted by Trendence institute from Germany. It is one of Europe’s leading consultancies on employer branding and recruitment research. It specializes in impartial empirical research into the career perspectives and expectations of students looking at their first career steps.

Looking for benefits to work in Malaysia

The survey conducted in 2012 secured the participation of over 12,000 Malaysian students and fresh graduates.

This comprised mostly of students studying locally and also students studying abroad that want to work in Malaysia. The survey took about 20 minutes to half an hour to complete.

Sections covered in this survey included work expectations, working environment, remuneration and benefits, in order to gauge what the current generation of young employees seek. By understanding this, employers are able to develop methods to attract young talents to work in Malaysia and decrease the high turnover rate among employees. And the arguments of the top 10 cool & enterprising companies are:

Price Waterhouse Coopers
1. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)

PwC has proven its worth by bagging this title as well as being the winner for the accounting and professional services sector of this survey for the fourth time. PwC attributes its win to the fact that it understands Gen Y employees. Effort is also made on the social media platform to tap the fullest of the Gen Y. As a fresh recruit at PwC, you are in for an ocean of knowledge and experience and this organisation, which hires between 200 and 300 fresh graduates a year, offers valuable lessons on career development and you get the fantastic opportunity to experience an array of PwC network from the start. PwC leaders take the time to actively mentor Gen Y student groups and collaborate with them on various activities. Having been an integral part in the growth and progress of Malaysia since 1900, PwC Malaysia works with global companies and grows businesses, public sector entities and local companies, providing industry-focused assurance, and tax and advisory services with the aim to be consistent in its services.  What made PwC won this ranking, is truly owed to the small things like understanding employees difficulties to work in Malaysia and generously provide the much needed guidance.

Ernst & Young
2. Ernst & Young (E&Y)

Ernst & Young is an organisation that takes pride in its leading people culture which celebrates integrity, embraces diversity and rewards quality. It upholds its people values of integrity, respect and collaboration, and ensures that its employees are provided opportunities to achieve their full potential on the professional and personal fronts. Ernst & Young attributes its success at the M100 awards to the fact that it encourages its people to be themselves and helps them tap their full potential, both professionally and personally. It does not just recruit the best talent, but also facilitates continuous learning and development opportunities that enable its employees to widen their horizons and grow in their careers. Ernst & Young believes in engaging with young, aspiring professionals, sharing with them how it functions as well as providing them the knowledge and skills to succeed in this profession. Fresh graduates who wants to work in Malaysia by starting a career at Ernst & Young can expect to move into a senior role within two years, if their performance record meets with the high expectations of the firm. All these provide valuable opportunities for young professionals to shoulder key responsibilities in the early stages of their career, and offer them the chance to enhance their skills in communication, people management and project management. Ernst & Young leaders also play an active role in mentoring and coaching its people towards taking ownership of their own career development. Ernst & Young hires more than 400 graduates annually and offers internships to undergraduates, with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

maybank
3. Maybank

Maybank grew from time to time, expanding not just it’s business but also in size of recruitment. It’s growth definitely highlights their overhauled reward system, which has undergone a significant change in the way it handles its businesses, staff and engagements with the various stakeholders. This involved executing initiatives in its mission to humanizing financial services by, amongst others, improving efficiency in customer service, a refresh on the corporate brand supported by branch transformation and an enhancement in people initiatives to drive towards a high performance culture. These approaches have resulted in stronger successes in its financial performance. It has also created higher levels of employee engagement and a respectful yet performance–oriented workplace climate which nurtures its employees for growth, embracing diversity and encouraging inclusiveness. Maybank has also taken on a revolutionary approach in recruitment where talents with diversified skills aside from academic excellence were employed. Very different indeed from their banking competitors. The bank has its own Global Maybank Apprentice Programme which is an on-the-job programme that runs for two years for young graduates. It gives newcomers the opportunity to explore and experience the different functions within an area of their choice through a structured on-the-job rotation that is inclusive of a three-month international assignment to encourage cross-border exposure and network among young talents. Maybank believes in work-life balance, thus offers many interesting chances for employees to have fun at work and foster unity amongst each other. A sure winner in the making over the years.

KPMG
4. KPMG
In a world where high performing professionals have a choice of where to grow their careers, KPMG stands out because the opportunities are limitless, even to work in Malaysia. A growing firm that provides professional development, challenging work, and meaningful relationships – your experience at KPMG will have an impact on your career success like no other. Perhaps the winner for KPMG is the buddy system, where experienced auditors will allow juniors to shadow them at client’s location and then perform a back-end analysis of their reports. Such experience will definitely provide immediate insights to great work delivered at top notch quality.  As part of a global network of more than 152,000 employees in 156 countries/territories around the world, KPMG’s international influence provides a world of opportunities for you to gain valuable skills and grow ones’ career.

air asia
5. AirAsia

Uniquely as a low-cost airline, this company certainly shows great courage in empowering employees to love them. Even justifying the reasons to work for AirAsia is simply an interesting one. Humbly saying that they are not famous, but world-famous, means getting international exposure for your career and that secret lust for recognition and being able to say “I work in AirAsia” anywhere in the world is quite liberating itself. With an open concept in almost everything, AirAsia staffs has the freedom to develop their own ideas and take charge. Everyone also shares the same open space, all bosses and departments eat and hang out together. Much of AirAsia’s success stems from the work culture, which stresses innovation underpined by a culture of openness and a never-say-die attitude. Nevermind the benefits that an airline company can offer, cabin crews are pushed to develop their own personality, instead of conforming to preconceived notions about their role, resulting in a relaxed onboard environment. Some other interesting facts about AirAsia work philosophies found here. For one that wants to work in Malaysia, this can really be an interesting company to start with.

apple
6. Apple

An international brand company that has clinched a strong position amongst places to work in Malaysia because of it’s American counterpart influence. Apple is very quickly seen as a free-will and innovative company that will create ripples for designer-seeking employees. It oozes the need to show off that latest trend or in-thing as employees flock to try their luck even at the lowest of positions. Internationally, Apple offers quite simple but handsome reward as seen here. The passing of Steve Jobs, doesn’t stop the company from moving forward with its global plans as Tim Cook unveiled new employee benefits which includes US$500 discounts on purchases of new Macs and US$250 discounts on purchases of a new iPad. Not too sure if that would work in Malaysia but at least one has that bragging rights of working in Apple.

Cimb
7. CIMB Group

CIMB is the one of largest investment banks in Southeast Asia and the second largest financial services group in Malaysia. With operations in 13 countries and over 40,000 staff regionally, CIMB offers a regional work experience. CIMB’s compensation programme revolve around ensuring rewarding and recognizing employees through competitive rewards package that is well balanced between fixed and variable compensation elements. C.I.M.B. Plan or [email protected],also known as Choice In My Benefit, is a flexible benefit scheme which allows employees to tailor benefits provided by the Company to suit their personal needs. The employees can vary their benefits ranging from healthcare to insurance.Management views this flexi-plan as a step forward to attract the right talents and to retain its current employees. CIMB Group won the “Graduate Employers Award – Banking & Financial Services sector” presented by the Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers 2009 publication. The bank was named“Malaysia’s Most Caring Employer”by the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resource in 2011.

Petronas
8. Petronas

Petronas or Petroliam Nasional Berhad is the only Malaysian company that is ranked among Fortune 500’s largest corporations in the world. Founded in 1974, Petronas has a presence in 31 countries with a work force of more than 40,000. Petronas is considered one of the best managed companies that one could work for in Malaysia. Petronas employees are provided ample opportunities to showcase their talents and skills. Their total reward package is competitive with the other industry players. The company is known to provide for the well-being of employees and their families, in the form of comprehensive health care coverage, including maternity benefits,life insurance, staff care services and recreational programmes.

Deloitte
9. Deloitte

There are many benefits that come with working in Deloitte Malaysia. The organization offers benefit programs aimed at helping you to better manage your lifestyle needs and to reward you for being part of a world-class team. Deloitte understands that your personal life and your professional life deserve an equal amount of attention. That’s why they consider every aspect of your life and provide a comprehensive array of benefits that can help to provide balance and flexibility. According to certain arguments among the Big 4 consulting firms, Deloitte looks to be paying the right dollar but looses out on the promotional factor. Perhaps a better approach to this is to start working in Malaysia for Deloitte and later re-align your focus in other consulting firms.

public bank
10. Public Bank

As one of the biggest and stable bank in Malaysia, no doubt it manages to climb up the ranks quickly. Public Bank believes that once you work for them, you are not just part of a leading financial institution but have entered a corporate zone where “the care for their employees” gets serious and active attention from the Senior Management. Its promotion is strictly performance-based, and has preference for home-grown talent (Malaysians), where statistically speaking, above 90% of middle-level and senior management staff hail from within the ranks. To live-up to the Bank’s reputation as a “Caring Employer of Choice”,  it has drawn up a wide spectrum of holistic programmes to value-add to staff’s quality of life and well-being such as a conducive and comfortable working environment to facilitate optimum productivity, staff and their immediate family are also provided with a comprehensive medical benefit scheme, structured in-house classroom training, external courses/seminars, outdoor character/team building as well as interactive training, sponsorship for staff to pursue various relevant certification programmes and awarding incentives upon staff’s attainment of work-related qualifications, and not forgetting the remunerations that are competitive among its competitors and rewards for long service staffs.

Interestingly, 4 consulting firms dominate the Top 10 Cool & Enterprising Companies to work in Malaysia. They have all demonstrated thorough studies on what the new generations are looking for in a company. You can read more on the rankings for other companies in Malaysia here.

Cradle Coach and Grow Programme

Coach and Grow Programme or CGP is a market driven coaching programme intended to bring together key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support and fortify technology entrepreneurs grow their businesses to greater heights.

“A coach is part advisor, part sounding board, part cheerleader, part manager and part strategist.” – The Business Journal

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How can a Coach actually help you in running business?

Yes, it’s true, even the great Steve Jobs had a coach – It was none other than Bill Campbell – who also happened to coach Eric Schmidt (Chairman of Google). It is also true that most top CEOs are heavy users of CEO coaching.

No matter how good you are, a coach can provide an external perspective, share his experience or specific skills or expertise and even act as a sounding board when you need someone to bounce ideas with or provide an honest, independent opinion. We believe that a lot of people, unless coached, are unable to reach their maximum potential. We also believe that leaders who have the best coaching skills have better business results.

Sounds interesting and up for the exciting challenge? Then grab this opportunity to participate in a unique industry-led Coaching Programme. You will receive coaching from not one but TWO coaches who will customise coaching to meet YOUR business needs and goals. These coaches will work with you over a period of 6 months on a group and one to one basis each month. Once coaching is completed, they will continue to be available to you for a further 6 months.

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And the best part is: it’s absolutely FREE!

Don’t make the same mistakes thousands of companies have before. Be the success story that people talk about. Let the experienced coaches and trainers share their experience and expertise with you. The coaches will work with you to customise strategies for YOUR business.

What’s the catch? You need to dedicate 2 senior management personnel for 3 to 4 days a month (max) for three months. Thereafter you work ON YOUR BUSINESS and have, for the remaining nine months, interactions and access to your two coaches to bring all your plans and strategies to fruition.

If you are serious about making your business a success, then this program is for you.

There are programmes for ALL Stages of growth, whether you just have an idea, have completed your prototype but not yet commercialised, products out in the market but want to create traction fast or even GO GLOBAL!! It doesn’t matter which industry you are in – ICT, Bio, Green, E&E, Energy – we have programmes for all of you. University researchers – we haven’t forgotten you. We have a programme relevant for you. There are only TWO requirements – you are Malaysian or a Malaysian majority owned company and you are developing innovative technology products or services!

We are having a briefing session on 30 May 2013 at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil. Please find below details for more information of the briefing session.

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PROGRAMME BRIEFING SESSION

DETAILS
Date: 30 May 2013
Time:  09:00am – 1:00pm
Location:Auditorium, Ground Floor, Resource Centre,Technology Park Malaysia,Lebuhraya Puchong-Sg Besi,Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Who Should Attend:Malaysian Companies developing innovative technology or technology related products or services. All industry sectors are welcome.

 

Send in your RSVP at [email protected] or [email protected].

Hurry, seats are limited. Registration closes on 29 May 2013, 12.00pm.

Learn more about the programme at www.cradle.com.my/about/coach-and-grow-programme or call us at +60321810440 or our partners +0389923075 Ms Izniza Afzan Mustafa Albakri.

 

Agenda:

Time Programmes
9.00am – 9.20am Registration
9.20am – 9.30am Opening remarks by Technology Park Malaysia
9.30am – 10.00am Presentation: Cradle Investment Programme (CIP) FundingBy En. Ahmad Nizam Ismail, Senior Executive, Strategic Partnership
10.00am – 10.30am Presentation: Cradle Coach & Grow Programme (CGP)By Dr. Sivapalan, Chief Evangelist, Proficeo Consultants Sdn Bhd
10.30am – 11.00am Break
11.00am – 11.15am Sharing Session with CGP2011/2012 Entrepreneur (1)By En. Yusno Yunos, Y Us Sdn Bhd
11.15am – 11.30pm Sharing Session with CGP2011/2012 Entrepreneur (2)By Mr. Tham Keng Yew, Socialwalk Sdn Bhd
11.30pm – 12.00pm Dialogue Session with the agencies – facilitated by TPM reps
12.00pm – 1.00pm Networking
1.00pm Session ends

Note* This article is provided by Cradle.