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Pitching Event in Mobile Monday Malaysia

After the unexpected successful first Finding Inno pitching show in Putrajaya, PItch ‘n’ Win collaborated and did it the second time, now in Mobile Monday Malaysia (MoMo).

Finding Inno summarizes our usual 2-hour event and encompasses the basic elements of a typical Pitch ‘n’ Win event into a one-hour pitching show.

Mobile Monday (MoMo) is an open community platform in the mobile industry for networking, sharing, discussion and demonstrating new products. The community holds monthly meeting regularly and has become a well-known force in the industry.

The MoMo event in the month of May was organized on 5th May 2014 in View Rooftop Bar on the 29th floor of G Tower in Kuala Lumpur. It was a prestigious place and the event attracted about 60 people if not more.

The event started at 6:30pm with networking. Talks by entrepreneurs and captains of various companies in the mobile industry started at 7:30pm. At 8:30pm, all pitchers were prepared for the Finding Inno show.

When the time came for the Finding Inno session, the host Rani Wemel took the stage and invited the panel advisers and the 4 pitchers on stage.

The invited advisers were Shamin Logan representing MoMo, and Marvin Lee from Singapore representing Pitch ‘n’ Win. The 4 pitchers of the event were Dominic Teoh (mobile app), Firdaus Johari (mobile app), Rosemieen-Femide (life hacking) and Faisal Hourani (co-working space).

Each pitcher presented for 3 minutes to the whole crowd, followed by questions from the panel advisers. The whole process was recorded on video to be made into a one-hour show.

Finding Inno pitching show @ Mobile Monday

Finding Inno pitching show @ Mobile Monday

The whole audience were asked to cast vote for the best presenter. While the vote was being counted, the 2 advisers introduced about themselves and gave their comments on the pitches.

Dominic Teoh emerged as the pitch winner. He was invited to speak and elaborate on his pitch. The show ended with a short speech from Pitch ‘n’ Win founder Ricky Soo. Then the guests mingled around and the networking continued till late.

The event Finding Inno #2 @ MoMo has been a successful one thanks to Mobile Monday Malaysia for the opportunity to present it to a large group of people. It was also made possible thanks to many Pitch ‘n’ Win organizers and helpers who has helped out on the day and contributed to its success.

Finding Inno #2 @ MoMo – Photo album

Finding Inno Mock Show Started

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.

Farhan answering question with host and advisers looking on

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 Universitypresented unconventional wisdom on how best to handle road accidents.

Finding Inno co-created by Pitch 'n' Win organizers

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.

Finding Inno #1 – Photo album