THE MAD ENTREPRENEURS’ UNCONFERENCE
The MAD Entrepreneurs’ Unconference gives you the exact steps to win more business, make more money and manage your business better, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. At The MAD Entrepreneurs’ Unconference, they will learn how entrepreneurs disrupt industry markets through their innovative products and services. Besides that, the event help participants learn to use creative strategies to leverage on their limited marketing budget to reach more people with lower cost incurred and how to build a business that can scale and ultimately works without them.
The MAD Entrepreneurs’ Unconference is a platform to reach out to more businesses; and it is an opportunity to discover new ideas, talents and hidden gems in other parts of Malaysia. This event acts as a good platform for startups to meet hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners who can share their experiences in their entrepreneurial journey, and also potential joint venture partners and mentors to help grow entrepreneurs’ business. This platform will also enable entrepreneurs to reach out to investors who are eager for the next big idea.
MAD Incubator anticipated to attract more than 120 participants to converge in MSC Malaysia Technology Commercialization Centre, Multimedia University, and Cyberjaya for this event. Now is the opportunity to be part of the fastest growing technology entrepreneurship event in Cyberjaya! Distinguish them by supporting this thrilling and exciting entrepreneurship relevant event with the most pleasing and fast growing entrepreneur base in the country. MAD Incubator helps make a difference to Malaysian Entrepreneurs by helping them to start and grow their ventures through MAD Entrepreneurs’ Unconference.
We will be focusing on 3 elements during the MAD Entrepreneurs’ Unconference,
• How top entrepreneurs disrupt industry markets through their innovative products & services
• Creative strategies to leverage on your limited marketing budget to reach more people for less money
• How to build a business that can scale and ultimately works without you!
•Insights from some of Malaysia’s and South East Asia’s best entrepreneurs
• An awesome day of pure inspiration and learning
• Being a part of a growing community of entrepreneurs
• Meet hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners who share in your entrepreneurial journey
• Potential joint venture partners and mentors to help grow your business
• Hard to reach investors eager for the next big idea
Date : 5th May 2015
Venue : MSC Malaysia Technology Commercialization Centre, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya
Time : 9am – 5.30pm, check in at 8.15am.
Expected number of attendees: 120 entrepreneurs
1. Each speaker is allocated a time slot of 30 minutes (20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A).
2. 13 speakers will be selected
3. Speakers are selected to speak based on the 4 Learning themes – starting up, disruptive, leveraging and scaling up
4. Selected speakers are Malaysia’s and South East Asia’s best entrepreneurs
||Welcoming Address: The Business Paradox
Mr. Andrew Wong (MAD Incubator)
||Taking Strategic Actions to Profitability
Mr. Vincent Chew (MAD Coach Academy)
||Lessons Learned on Starting a Payment Gateway Company* (TBC)
Mr. Lim Kok Hing (iPay88)
||Refreshment for VIPs & Speakers
||2 Years, 3 Daughters, 5 Startups and $XX Million Valuations
Mr.Vince Tan (Shockmedia)
||Pitch to Win : Learning the Art of Communicating
Mr. Andrew Wong (MAD Incubator)
||Discruptive Entrepreneurship – How Entrepreneurs Under 30 Are Changing The World
Mr. Michael Teoh (Potential Matrix)
||Lessons I’ve Learned from Business Failures
Mr. Ashran Ghazi (Joota)
||The Pain and Gain in Starting a Venture in Creative & Gaming Industry
Mr. Vincent Xu (ACE EdVenture Studio)
||SocialWalk’s Exciting Journey Raising RM2.5M in Venture Capital in the World of Food and Beverage Products
Ms. Eileen Feng (SocialWalk)
||Mentoring Session for VIPs & Meet Up with Speakers
||Networking & Light Refreshment for VIPs & Speakers
*This agenda is tentative & subject to change*
*Please note that F&B is provided for VIP Participants only*
Here are some info of the Speakers:
Speaker Name: Ashran Dato’ Ghazi
Company: New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) & Joota
Talk Title: Lessons I’ve Learned from Business Failures
Ashran Dato’ Ghazi is a man of multiple hats. Like many other entrepreneurs, he has gone through the ups and downs of business ventures and is now a known figure in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. This is embodied in the many organizations that he represents which includes Chairman – New Entrepreneurs Foundation(myNEF), Chairman – myHarapan, President – Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry & Entrepreneurs(NEF), and Deputy Chairman – Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundation. In addition, he also serves as a Board Member for SME Corp and an Advisory Board Member to Malaysian SME Development Academy (MASMED).
Ashran’s career has been one of diversity where he started in the Oil & Gas sector via Petronas MITCO and then moving into the construction industry. He started his entrepreneurial journey in early 2000, and has been mainly involved in various fields, which led him to establish Asiastream Group, a company that focuses in technology, communications/media and human capital development. In 2011, he co founded a Startup called Joota that was going to disrupt social networking by connecting people around content. It was able to garner private investments of USD2.1mil, with patent and distribution partners in the USA.
Besides his direct ventures, Ashran also serves as Advisor, Mentor, Board Member and Chairman to few other companies which includes venture builders, accelerators, and startups.
Ashran’s journey thus far can be described as one that has been fueled by passion of always wanting to challenge the status quo for positive impact. He does not like to do anything that is deemed normal which is evident from the many firsts that he has introduced or initiated either from a social or business aspect. His more recent new initiative includes creating an accelerator for the creative sector via comics – ComicXcel and a new ASEAN regional award for Startups – Rice Bowl Startup Awards, which will debut this Nov 2015.
Speaker Name: Vince Tan
Company: Shock Media Studio, eduPOW & many more
Talk Title: 2 Years, 3 Daughters, 5 Startups and $XX Million Valuations
Vince Tan is the Founder and Chief Awesomeness Officer – Shock Media Studio, eduPOW, Social Property, Model Houz.
Vince Tan is an international speaker, marketer, strategist and entrepreneur. He started programming at the tender age of 7 and went on to create websites at age 12. He started his first web company at age 17, and became the youngest lecturer at age 21, after graduating top of his class in his university. By age 25, he had built over 25,000 websites and made his first million. His area of expertise in creating online product launches that generate 6 and 7 figures in sales within the first few hours.
In recognition of his astounding success, he was brought onto the global stage by the organisers for Tony Robbins and Bill Clinton, to speak and train thousands of students worldwide on online marketing in 20 cities around the world, in just 2 years. He then chose to settle down with the love of his life and was soon blessed with triplet daughters. During that period of time, Vince established Shock Media Studio, the fastest growing digital agency in Asia; eduPOW, the largest online learning portal in South East Asia’ and a string of other tech startups. His aim is to change a billion lives over the next decade with technology.
Speaker Name: Michael Teoh
Company: Thriving Talents
Talk Title: Discruptive Entrepreneurship – How Entrepreneurs Under 30 Are Changing The World
Michael Teoh is the Founder of Thriving Talents, a company that consults and trains youth talents in organisations and universities to succeed in life and work. First established in 2012, the ‘Gen-Y centric’ corporate training company has worked some of the largest names in the corporate world with clients like Microsoft, Intel, the British High Commission (U.K.), BROTHER and President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative in developing talents in leadership, entrepreneurship and personal mastery skills.
His company’s work in developing the Gen-Y workforce has been featured on CNN, BBC, the United Nations and the Malaysia Book of Records, whilst spreading their training footprints to 34 countries. Michael was recognized as Malaysia’s Most Enterprising Youth by the Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2010 and PRESTIGE Top 40 Under 40. Globally he is winner of Your Big Year, the largest social entrepreneurship competition contested among 45,000 people in 168 countries in 2011. Today, Michael is the co-author of Potential Matrix™, a fast-growing personal development book to unleash the potentials of people for success.
He is also the youngest board member sitting on the boards of several public organizations which includes the National Student Volunteers Foundation under the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of Education. He serves as an Appointed Member to the National Youth Consultative Council, where he provides consultation on youth development matters to the Minister of Youth & Sports Malaysia.
He was involved with organising TEDxKL for the last 5 years in Malaysia. Last year, Michael was appointed as a Microsoft Global Advisor for the YouthSpark Initiative, while winning the prestigious McMillan Woods Global Awards for ‘Young Leader in Talent Development & Personality of the Year.’ He connects people at www.michaelteoh.com.
Speaker Name: Vincent Chew
Company: MAD Coach Academy & Eduvo Academy
Talk Title: Taking Strategic Actions to Profitability
A visionary, strategist and an entrepreneur builder, Vincent Chew has a very special TALENT in envisioning the Peak Results of an Individual, a Business, a Project or a Solution and possesses an uncanny capability to enhancing processes & breakthrough habits towards achieving PEAK Transformations for Individuals, Businesses and Organizations. He helps individuals to clarify & inspired cluttered thoughts and delivers hope, harmony & happiness to create breakthroughs to their lives.
He is the co-founder and CEO of MAD Coach Academy, an entrepreneurship & business education & learning academy and Eduvo Academy, a human capital education, learning & development academy.
Speaker Name: Eileen Feng
Talk Title: SocialWalk’s Exciting Journey Raising RM2.5M in Venture Capital in the World of Food and Beverage Products
The Voice of Socialwalk & COO, Eileen Feng withdrew from high school to enroll in an entrepreneurship program.
She is a serial entrepreneur who brought in over S$1,000,000 of sales into her businesses in retail, manufacturing, training and events. She is also the co-curator of TEDxSingapore, mentor of NEST Mentoring program (initiated by ACE – led by Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade and Industry).
Speaker Name: Lim Kok Hing
Talk Title: TBA*
Lim Kok Hing, aged 51, is the Executive Director of iPay88 Sdn. Bhd. and is fully involved in the operation of the company. He is a qualified civil engineer graduated from The University of Malaya (“UM”). His 25 years experience in overall management,together with his vision and foresight are steering iPay88 Sdn. Bhd. through the high competitive environment. He is actively involved in risk management and worked hard in setting up the policies and procedures for online fraud prevention. He continue puts in his effort in enhancing and maintaining the operation of iPay88 Sdn. Bhd. to meet international payment service standard and providing professional customer service to all merchants and online customers.
He also builds up a good relationship and works closely with card brand associations, central banks and financial institutions in regional countries for compliance and risk prevention matters.
Speaker Name: Vincent Xu
Company: ACE EdVenture Studio
Talk Title: The Pain & Gain in Starting a Venture in Creative & Gaming Industry
ACE EdVenture Studio is a Malaysian-based education games development studio. Vincent leads the game production activities and day-to-day operations of the business. Vincent and his team of academicians, designers, artists, programmers and marketeers are scheduled to launch ChemCaper, the world’s first complete Chemistry role-playing game, in June 2015. The game elevates learning Chemistry into the digital realm, bringing the fascination with the subject onto screens and takes the dread out of learning.
Speaker Name: Andrew Wong
Company: MAD Incubator
Talk Title: The Business Paradox | Pitch to Win : Learning the Art of Communicating
Andrew Wong is an entrepreneur and business innovator with 18 years experience in entrepreneurship. He is the Founder and CEO of MAD Incubator, the largest business incubation company in South East Asia and have incubated more than 400 innovators and entrepreneurs during the last 9 years in incubation. Andrew specializes in turning ideas/innovation into business and has mentored more than 2000 startup companies in his entire incubation career.
He is a certified World Bank trainer in business incubation and a member of the Pemandu Task Force in Incubator Development. His work brings him to the international stage where he delivered trainings and speeches at International conferences. Andrew is an alumus of HELP University having graduated with a Masters degree in Business (MBA). He is also a member of Toastmasters International and the Charter President of MAD Toastmasters Club in Startup Hub@Sunway Mentari.
Tickets Info: (a) FREE TICKET:
Discover strategies used by Malaysia’s and South East Asia’s top entrepreneurs
|Mingle and network with like minded entrepreneurs
*Please note that No food & beverage will be included for this type of ticket.
(b) VIP TICKET @ RM422.94 (Inclusive= GST 6%) :
|Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea in the VIP backroom (Value: RM50)- no need to worry about finding a local place to give you an energy boost, simple mingle in the VIP Backroom and grab a bite to eat during each of the breaks
||Receive VIP front and centre priority seating (Value: RM100)- Enjoy VIP treatment behind red ropes in the exclusive, sectioned-off VIP area
||1-year MAD Startup Kit Subscription(Value: RM399)- Get a complete startup kit -a special kit that helps startups to get started in Malaysia
(c) EARLY BIRD VIP TICKET (All VIP Benefits Included) @ RM211.47 (Inclusive= GST 6%)
* Promo ending on 29th April 2015 @ 12:00pm.
(d) GROUP VIP TICKETS (Get 4 Tickets for the Price of 3 based on Early Bird Price – All VIP Benefits Included) @ RM632.82 (Inclusive= GST 6%)
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