Posted on December 10, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
The 2nd edition of YouthMalaysia’s National Youth Entrepreneur Convention, held in conjunction with YOUTH’09, is taking place at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur on the 10th of January 2009.
Among this year’s speakers are:
- Minister for Youth and Sports YB Dato’ Ismail Sabri
- Henry Goh, founder of Macro Kiosk
- Aidan Aquinas Chew, winner of Season 1 of Nescafe’s Kickstart
- Ricky Wong Shee Khai, founder & CEO of Asia Media
- Ganesh Kumar, founder & CEO of MOL Access Portal
- Jeffry Ong, Marketing Director for Marctensia
- Joe Flizzow, ex-Too Phat hip-hop artist and now owner of Kartel Records
- Ninie Ahmad, Kickstart finalist and founder of Be Yoga Santuary
- Shan Tan, founder & Managing Director of Rockin’ Reptile
- Anna Rina Rahim, photographer
- Fiona-Jane Gomez, founder of Talent Hub
- Joyce Wong, blogger at Tongue in Chic and Kinky Blue Fairy
- Aimann Faiz, co-founder of Don’t Panic
- Khailee Ng and Joel Neoh, co-founders of YouthMalaysia
There’s also an opportunity to present your business plan at the convention – sign up and you’ll be in the running for a slot. Registrations are RM80 for individual earlybirds (before 10th Dec) and groups of min 3 people, and RM120 for individuals after 10th Dec.
I won’t be around this time; however, the folks at the NYEC have appointed me as a supporter of the event. As a supporter, I’ve been given a co-branded link that pays EducateDeviate RM10 for each registrant that registers through my link. This would really help cover costs for EducateDeviate’s eventual move (to its own server space & domain), as well as software and design – which costs more than I anticipated! Just so you know.
Speaking of design costs: NYEC has asked for a logo to be put on their marketing material. I don’t actually have one. I’m looking around, but does anyone have any logo skills that they’ll like to contribute? Greatly appreciated!
Anyone who goes, please let me know how it went – you can write a guest post here if you wish 🙂
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Posted on January 21, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
You can never be too overexposed!
– Kid Chan
The National Youth Entrepreneurship Convention was surprisingly well done. There was a large crowd and a good group of interesting and fun speakers. Mostly everyone was relaxed and jovial and were open to questions and light banter. Kid Chan had TONS of energy, Kenny Sia was very “boy next door” and gentle, and Mia Palencia and Khai Lee were very obviously passionate. It’s funny how a couple of them credit their mother’s negative reaction as the catalyst to their success! It was also nice to hear from YouthMalaysia’s founder Joel Neoh (who became “Noel” tons of times thanks to Chris the MC) – he was a bit more humble than I imagined him to be, which is quite good. Overall it was a pretty interesting session, and far better organized than many other YouthMalaysia activities. Let this be an inspiration!
The only main complaint would be the “Millionaire Sisters”, who were utterly misplaced in the Social Entrepreneurship/Leadership category – they didn’t belong to either! They came off as very fake and materialistic and cared more about their wealth then with actually helping people. They seemed to have come from the same presentation school as people like Sarina Russo, Kathy Ireland, and basically anyone working in the “make more money now!” industry – overacting, silly interaction, lots of “LOOK HOW WEALTHY I AM”. I don’t think anyone was pretty impressed with their presence (nor was I impressed with one of their staff members who cornered me after the convention and tried to get me to come and “listen to more of what they had to say”! Urgh, creepy). Also wasn’t totally impressed with Dato’ Ong Ka Tiek’s luncheon speech – his cries of “we encourage young students to be DIFFERENT and to VOICE THEIR OPINIONS” ring really hollow when you consider that it’s his department (Higher Education) that enacts laws and rules severely restricting students’ freedom of speech and assembly.
Ern Sheong has a great writeup on all the speakers and their presentations, so check his blog out for some quick notes. I was also happy to meet some EducateDeviate readers and friends – Chong Chuan, Daniel CerVentus, Karin Cheng, Delwyn Lee, John & Michael (sorry didn’t catch your last names), Nabila, Su Ann. Turns out that the discount could apply to more than 3 people, so apologies to those whom I turned down for the group!
If you were at the convention, please feel free to share your stories here.
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