Undeniably, problems and issues abound in the world. But those of us who can creatively solve these problems for the rest of us turn these problems into opportunities and entrepreneurial ventures. In fact, the human civilization has advanced thanks to innovations in these brains.
Finding Inno is a new platform where innovative solutions are to be found. It is an one-hour show condensed from our typical two-hour event. In order to come up with the right format and model, we started to do a mock show, experiment with the details to validate and learn from the experience.
The first mock show called Finding Inno #1 – Raising Capital, Creating Value was organized on 10th April 2014. It was held in the co-working space of Blac-n-Wyte in Putrajaya owned by Wadud Mughal. He was the overall coordinator of the event and is also the organizer of Pitch-Ur-Passion event series.
At the start of the one-hour show, the host Abd Azharee Abdul Wahid (organizer of Pitch ‘n’ Inspire series) gave an introduction of what the mock show was about. Then 4 pitchers took the stage, each speaking for 3 minutes and taking questions from a panel of advisers for another 3 minutes.
Faran answering question with host and advisers looking on
The 4 presenters were Lawrence Tan, Shahriman Rahim, Eric Lim and Faran Shahbaz. Each presented a business or an idea to solve certain problem. Their pitch included the nature of the problem, their proposed solution to the problem, and the innovative aspect of the solution.
All 4 of them presented well. The panel advisers Rani Wemel and William Tan (organizer of Pitch ‘n’ Win CAPITAL series) asked them questions for clarification. The advisers also gave some general comments on the 4 presentations.
The audience voted Faran Shahbaz as the pitch winner of the day. Faran, an architecture student in Limkokwing University, presented unconventional wisdom on how best to handle road accidents.
Finding Inno co-created by Pitch ‘n’ Win organizers
The entire mock show was recorded in video, thanks to help by Rosemieen-Femide (organizer of Pitch ‘n’ Match series) and Eric Lim (organizer of Pitch ‘n’ Play series). This was the first time we ever recorded an event. It also marked the first time Pitch ‘n’ Win event organizers came together to co-create and organize something together.
The organizers met for post-mortem after the show. Lessons were learned but in overall, the mock show went well. We will keep improve and prepare for a better one next time.