Get up close and personal with the founders of 20 successful small & medium enterprise whom was selected as the top 20 finalists at the recent SME Innovation Challenge 2015. The Top 20 Finalists whom had attended the first business training at the Alliance Bank BizSmart Academy on 2nd October 2015 will be interviewed by the business radio BFM 89.9 on stages. The interview will be done during the 'Open For Business' segment at 10am (refer to the picture above).
Tomorrow, BFM 89.9 will interview Sherlyn Tan, the founder of Twenty3 and John Ho Chee Kiong, the founder for Sang Kaya whom had recently launched 2 new outlets in Klang Valley. For more information on Twenty3 and Sangkaya as well as the 20 finalists, click HERE.
The 20 finalists are from 5 different sectors, namely fashion, F&B, Mobile Applications, E-Commerce/online stores and online solution.
There are 5 new start-ups in Fashion namely, (1) Ash Be Nimble, (2) KooshBoo, (3) Rent A Dress, (4) SimplyK, and (5) Twenty3.
There is only 1 company in Floral which is the BloomThis.
5 companies in F&B and they are ChopStick Diner, Humble Beginnings, Lao PO Recipe, Sang Kaya and Signature Snack.
3 companies in mobile application but all are in different sector; CarBengkel is for automotive services, LYL Technology in content streaming apps and Servis Hero in general services.
2 companies in e-commerce or online shopping; Freshcart Grocer offers an online fresh grocer and imported fruits and SnapSell is for the users to snap anything and sell.
There are 2 companies that provides online solution; Kakitangan provides HR data consolidation work and WOBB provides recruitments for best talent.
Please tune-into BFM 89.90 and listen to the founders. Trust me, it is worth waiting and listening to. There is nothing more inspiring than to learn the struggles of a new start-ups. The schedule for the interviews are as follows:
TOMORROW 7 October : Twenty3 Fashion & Sang Kaya
15 October : Bloom This & LYL Technology
21 October : Humble Beginnings & The Alphabet Press
22 October : Signature Snack & Ash Be Nimble
28 October : Kakitangan.com & Simply K
29 October : Chopstick Diner & SnapSell
5 November : Katsana & Freshcart Grocer
11 November : CarBengkel (ME!! both hands straight up!) & KooshBoo
18 November : Servis Hero & Rent A Dress
25 November : Lao Po Recipe & WOBB
For those without are busy and may missed it, I will try compile all the interviews into a blog once all the interviews are completed. Stay Tuned.