A new cafe called Hobby N Coffee was opened in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) area. It has a new concept to blend hobbies such as board games and sewing together with casual chat over a cup of coffee.
The cafe owner Stephen Yong has been enterprising and thinking out of the box. As a meetup supporter himself, he has been hosting events such as networking and board game sessions in the cafe. He has also invited event organizers to host their events in the space for free.
Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Hobby N Coffee demo session was proposed to be held in Hobby N Coffee on 15th August 2014. Guests received warm welcome by Stephen who enthusiastically served us food and coffee, with beautiful latte art drawn on top!
However, there was a very heavy traffic congestion in the city on that Friday evening. Quite a few people were stuck in jam and could not make it to the event. Despite many who registered, only 6 people managed to show up for the night session.
Nevertheless, the event agenda went on. But instead of the usual 3 minutes for each participant to share, everyone had up to 5 minutes to tell the group about their business, company, products, project, events and anything about him or herself.
The event participants came from various backgrounds including property development, health and wellness, food and beverages, information technology and advertising for businesses.
Hobby N Coffee owner Stephen Yong with Ricky
A quick voting was carried out to decide the pitch winner among all 6 of us. Property developer Danny Yap was selected and was invited to speak for another 10 minutes. He took the opportunity to share some advice to the younger group on our life and career, and proposed property investing as one source of income that is more sustainable.
As a token of appreciation, Danny also presented to Pitch ‘n’ Win founder Ricky Soo a voucher for a group of four to stay in Beverly Hills Ipoh for a holiday worth more than RM6,000.
The chat went on even after the event. It was a small but nice sharing and idea exchange session by a diverse group of participants.