We planned and prepared for a new event series called Pitch ‘n’ Win FUND. A main speaker from one funding organization was requested to speak in the event. He was invited to speak on how to get fund from the organization, as well as comment on and evaluate on pitches presented.
Unfortunately, one day before the event, we discovered there was a misunderstanding with the speaker, that he would not make it to the event. But the event had attracted many participants and had to go on.
The main speaker was changed to Wadud Mughal who also hosted the event. Pitch ‘n’ Win FUND @ Trep Alley was held in Trep Alley co-working space at 3pm, right after an earlier sharing event at the same place.
The news that the original main speaker was not around disappointed many participants in the event, as they expected to hear about the funding, and some of them even prepared their pitches to be presented to the speaker.
The pitches went on anyway, but a few presenters held back their sharing and didn’t elaborate much on their startup idea. One even changed his presentation on the spot to his existing business.
The pitching crowd at Trep Alley
Nevertheless, the host Wadud gave a good overview on how startups could get funded in Malaysia. He also explained how his Better World Makers Network could help entrepreneurs to create enterprises, create jobs, and do a part in eliminating poverty around the world.
Among all presenters, Richard Kok was voted as the best presenter for his sharing on his logistics business. As one who got funded with a grant before, he also enlightened the group on his experience and how they could get funded as well.
The planned funding event was so turned into an usual sharing event on business and ideas. But thanks to Wadud and Richard, the audience were still pleased to have learned something relevant from the event.