Work Palette is a co-working space for freelancers, startups, designers, creative minds and nomad workers in Penang and travelers passing by. Located in a refurbished classical house in Pulau Tikus, Georgetown, it is attracting talents and creative people to gather and help make an impact in the city.
The event Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Work Palette – From Idea to Reality was attended by about 35 participants. The gathering started with Zye Ramli from Work Palette welcoming the crowd and introducing us to the space. Then Pitch ‘n’ Win founder Ricky Soo explained the event and the concept of Pitch ‘n’ Win.
Special guest Jeffrey Lim then took the stage and shared how he started as an IT graduate and turned idea into reality to achieve success in business life. Jeffrey is a successful entrepreneur, property developer, investor, author, lecturer, philanthropist and former city councilor in Butterworth.
After Jeffrey’s inspirational talk, 6 presenters then took turn to pitch their idea or business to the crowd for three minutes each. It was like a series of lightning talks, with each speaker giving us some new insight or information on startup and business.
Interesting participants in Work Palette
Everyone in the crowd was invited to cast a vote to choose the best 2 presenters out of the 6. Steven Pang and Reuben Ch’ng received the highest number of votes. Steven was especially remembered by everyone for giving out and passing around free food!
The 2 pitch winners were invited to speak for another 10 minutes. They elaborated on their presentation and also took questions from the floor.
The event ended with Chen Kim from MAD Incubator briefing us on the incubation network and various events for startups and entrepreneurs. Networking went on for another hour after the event late into the night.
With the good attendance, good speakers, interesting pitches and participation from the crowd, this event was one of the most successful Pitch ‘n’ Win events thus far.