The first Pitch ‘n’ Shake @ Ipoh #1 was organized in Jose & Deli Eatery, Ipoh French Hotel on 16th February 2014.
7 of us from different backgrounds gathered together. We were from IT, e-commerce, education, automobile and even gaming industry!
The meetup started in the cozy environment over the dinner. Everyone took turn to introduce himself or herself, and telling the group something interesting such as a new idea.
Instead of voting using paper, this time we did something new. We wrote comments on sticky notes, put them on the selected persons’ clothes and literally SHAKE them!
If you are polite, it means a handshake. But if you are not so polite, even a little violent, it means shaking the person’s body!
Members getting violent shaking one another
The 3 most “shaken” members were Stanley Ng, Mike Chu and Ricky Soo. Each of them elaborated on their business or idea. By the way, were the participants too shy to shake girls?
Stanley shared about the Ipoh community web site he is running. Mike briefed the group on his e-commerce platform selling used textbooks. Ricky raised a new social drive to integrate different races in Malaysia together.
All group members gave feedback to the business models and ideas presented. It has been a good sharing session.
This meetup has been significant because of 2 reasons. Firstly, it’s the first ever Pitch ‘n’ Win event out of Klang Valley. Secondly, we are trying out the most informal and agile way of organizing our events with the new “voting” method called “shaking”, and the minimum requirements to host one such event.
We would like to thank co-organizer Mike Chu for helping to host the event and bringing in new friends.