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Quality Pitches + Valuable Insights = CAPITAL

CAPITAL.com.my organized its 5th pitching event on 9th October 2014 evening in co-working space Trep Alley in Serdang. The angel investor network has been the only Pitch ‘n’ Win organizer coming from an investor background.

Before the event Pitch ‘n’ Win CAPITAL #5 started at 5pm, the video Top 10 Business Model Pitfalls by Ash Maurya from Running Lean was shown to the participants who came in earlier. Then everyone also got a chance to briefly introduce themselves to the whole group.

The event proper started with an introduction to Pitch ‘n’ Win and CAPITAL.com.my by the host. Then the 6 presenters of the evening were invited on stage to present for 5 minutes each.

The ideas and business opportunities presented varied from new fresh ideas to existing business ventures. The crowd were attentive to whoever presenting on stage. Questions were raised and replies were given by the presenters.

After the pitches, the audience went through a round of voting. The quality of pitches was quite high, that it was a hard time to choose one winner out of the 6 pitchers. William Tan, the founder of CAPITAL.com.my, also spoke on his angel investor platform after the voting.

The 5th Pitch 'n' Win CAPITAL event

The 5th Pitch ‘n’ Win CAPITAL event

Then the guest speaker Mark Pui from PWC Capital shared his views and delivered what he thought about startup investing nowadays. He shared for nearly 45 minutes and included 10 points of investing advice, including the Zulu principle, quantify and measure, and due diligence.

The pitch winner was announced and he was Anand Maholtra Krish from Penang. Anand spoke again for a while, before the event was wrapped up and continued with networking.

Thanks to the presenters and guest speaker, the event has been full of quality pitches and valuable insights, typical of a Pitch ‘n’ Win CAPITAL session since its inception.

Pitch ‘n’ Win CAPITAL #5 – Photo album

Great Pitching Advice From Capital.com.my

We organized a passion pitching event on 28th June 2014. However, we mistakenly put the event date on Eventbrite as 28th July 2014! When we discovered the error later, the event already attracted over 20 participants, thanks also to Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) for listing the event on their web site.

Incidentally, 28th July was the first day of Hari Raya. We hesitated whether to organize something for the registered participants or not. Finally we decided to proceed with the event and gave the event slot to angel investor network Capital.com.my, who successfully organized Pitch ‘n’ Win CAPITAL #4 on that day.

The afternoon session in event space Trep Alley was started with everyone introducing himself or herself. This was also an opportunity for participants who have not registered to pitch to share about themselves.

William Tan of Capital.com.my then introduced about his angel investor network and also Sticky Angels Investor Club (SAIC) just launched to gather investors and entrepreneurs on a new platform.

6 entrepreneurs then took the stage one by one and shared about their idea. Each of them spoke for 5 minutes and then took questions from the audience for another 5 minutes. The businesses proposed included training, online platforms and mobile apps.

A quick round of voting was done to choose the most interesting presenter. Then Dr Loi then responded to the pitches and ideas presented. He gave valuable street-smart advice to each entrepreneur.

Dr Loi sharing valuable advice to pitchers

Dr Loi sharing valuable advice to pitchers

Based on the feedback gathered after the event, the advice by Dr Loi was already worth their attending the event. He shared what investors are looking for, and how entrepreneurs should mould their business model and investor pitch to be acceptable by investors.

The pitch winner was Steason Tee, a student in finance from HELP University College. He was invited to speak for a further 10 minutes on his interesting idea to build a mobile app to help car owners in case of car breakdown.

The networking went on for another hour after the event. We could have canceled the event but fortunately we chose to organize it that the session turned out to be a beneficial one for most if not all who participated.

Pitch ‘n’ Win CAPITAL #4 – Photo album