SARAWAK SHELL LIVEWIRE PROGRAMME AWARDS FIVE WINNERS

SARAWAK SHELL LIVEWIRE PROGRAMME AWARDS FIVE WINNERS

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Nov 14, 2018 Winning entrepreneurs walk away with RM15,000 from Shell Malaysia and TEGAS. Kuching – Five entrepreneurs who were announced winners of the 2018 Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE programme were awarded a RM15,000 seed grant from Shell Malaysia and Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) Digital Innovation Hub, today. The winners were chosen after going through a series of workshops and a business model assessment competition. Alongside the seed grant, the winners were provided with mentoring and coaching support from Shell LiveWIRE facilitators for the next three years to assist them in transforming their ideas to full-fledged businesses. Now in its third year, the Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE programme is in partnership with TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub, which not only provides the venue for the workshops in Kuching, but also an…
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Without opening your wallet, you can raise RM1 for Greenpeace Malaysia

Without opening your wallet, you can raise RM1 for Greenpeace Malaysia

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Last straw for single-use plastics Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic currently arrive in our oceans, which is equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging and they end up in our oceans and waterways. We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year and half of it is disposable. Yet, world-wide only 10-13 per cent of plastic items are recycled. Greenpeace Malaysia is lobbying corporations and governments for a policy banning single-use plastic packaging, but movement has been very slow and opposed by the plastics industry.…
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The German Tech Startup That’s Shifting Power From The Energy Conglomerates To The Consumer

The German Tech Startup That’s Shifting Power From The Energy Conglomerates To The Consumer

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Dr Richard Lohwasser and Dr Kyung-Hun Ha The energy industry is experiencing rapid transformation thanks to new technology and high rates of innovation, which in many cases is being driven by some visionary entrepreneurs, including Dr Richard Lohwasser and Dr Kyung-Hun Ha. The pair first met in 2015 while working for an energy company in Berlin and shared a strong belief that technology was the key to creating a great competitive advantage for both suppliers and consumers in the energy sector. Two years later, disillusioned by the corporate greed of the large energy companies, and with a desire to prove that a fairer peer-to-peer trading model could work, they quit their jobs to start Lition AG, a Berlin-based startup that aims to transform the energy market using blockchain technology. By directly linking…
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Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The Malaysia-based investor firm said the fund seeks to provide investments to unicorn startups Kenanga Investors Berhad (“Kenanga Investors”), a subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank, announced that it has launched Kenanga Global Unicorn 1 (KGU1), which aims for medium-term returns by investing in unicorn companies. The fund feeds into the Ericsenz-K2 Global Unicorn Fund, which involves two VC firms (Ericsenz and K2 Global) heading the investment strategy. It will be managed by Ericsenz Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital and private equity firm. The VC typically invests in high growth middle-market companies primarily within the technology, healthcare, consumer, and energy sector. For K2 Global, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm will help with accessing late-stage private technology companies located in tech hubs. Unicorns are privately held startup companies, with near term…
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Roselle’s Kitchen in LAPIS Hi Tea

Roselle’s Kitchen in LAPIS Hi Tea

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Roselle’s Kitchen was invited to demonstrate on edible colors for the Lapis Hi-Tea event at Old Court House Kuching. It was a wonderful experience for those who love Hi-Tea. Roselle's Kitchen team doing a demonstration on how to create natural red, blue and yellow color. Red color from Roselle Butterfly Pea Roselle Tea There are much health benefits to drinking roselle tea. Welcome to follow their Facebook Page: Roselle’s Kitchen and Instagram page: rosellekitchen Thanks for reading. :-) Reported by, Charmaine Yeap
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PeKa B40 well-received in Sarawak

PeKa B40 well-received in Sarawak

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
PeKA B40 is well-received by members of the public.-NSTP/FAIZ ANUAR. KUCHING: New healthcare scheme for the low-income group, PeKA B40, has been well-received in Sarawak and saw 46 private clinics registered as panels over the past two weeks. Sarawak Health Department director Dr Jamilah Hashim said among the clinics that have registered statewide were Klinik Kesihatan Sim and Klinik Yee in Miri, Klinik Perubatan Teddy and Union Clinic in Bau. Jamilah said the scheme, which is in effect yesterday, focused on cooperation between public and private sectors to aid the B40 group to enjoy a wider range of healthcare facilities, especially services by private general practitioners. Among the services include are medical examinations for hypertension, diabetes and kidney complications. Panel clinics will have PeKa B40 special stickers posted at the…
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Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Photo about the keynote speakers during the conference. Photos during the discussion. E-wallets becoming a trend in Malaysia, most of the speakers encourage the audience to use E-wallets.  Touch & Go CEO, Mr. Syahrunizam shared about his experience working as an entrepreneur to innovate new technologies for Touch & Go, looking for possible ways to keep it local as possible.  He mentioned that we need to see in a different way because there will be a lot more exciting during the journey. In addition, Mr. Syahrunizam gives some perspective about building loyalty like changing the narrative data that is required to give back to the customers, and successes on youth through their own innovation. Co-founder of Fave, Mr. Yeoh spoke that the youngest always come with spirit. The main focus…
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IDECS 2019, meeting with Dr. Michio Kaku

IDECS 2019, meeting with Dr. Michio Kaku

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
The State Government is proud to host the 3rd International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak, IDECS. This conference will take place from 8th July 2019 to 9th July 2019, at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak. Gago and Timogah were having booths together at BCCK. A nice sharing from Dr. Michio Kaku on the stage. That time, I was given the opportunity to question. I asked him: “Will happiness can be replaced by Artificial Intelligence?”. Dr. Michio Kaku replied:” Yes or No, last time our ancestors have to go through muddy road and radios. Rich people will be traveling with horses. Nowadays, we mostly have everything and yet we complain about everything”. Somehow, we still need to teach our younger generations, teaching them about moral values. Artificial Intelligence cannot replace creativity…
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