Category Archives: Penang

Lifelong Learning Session in Penang

The third Pitch ‘n’ Win event in Penang was organized on 10th January 2015 in collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Lifelong Learning (MIII) founded by Jeffrey Lim (林道宏).

Jeffrey is a businessman, property investor, speaker, book author, philanthropist. He attended the first Penang event as a participant, and also the second event as main speaker. This time, he was both the main speaker and also the venue sponsor.

The Chinese-speaking session called 【槟城】中文 Pitch ‘n’ Win – 2015年学什么? was conducted in the meeting room of MIII office. The event title means Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Penang – What to Learn in 2015? MIII has been conducting a few courses on IT, e-commerce and property investing.

However, the Saturday morning session attracted only 6 of us. As such, the session became more informal as everyone could share in more details.

Jeffrey first started the session by introducing a life planning tool called Action Diary (行动日志) that he has been using to achieve his success thus far. He also gave us on-the-spot exercise on what to achieve in life in short-term, medium-term and long-term.

Then each of us shared about ourselves and the business or job we were working on. We also answered Jeffrey’s question on the life goals we have set out to achieve, and what we were doing to achieve the goals.

As we shared, Jeffrey also asked further questions and shared his feedback and insights based on our goals. All of us were benefited by his sharing turned impromptu group counseling session.

Life and business group consulting thanks to Jeffrey

Life and business group consulting thanks to Jeffrey

Chuah Kok Khoon was selected by the whole group as the best presenter for his interesting and authentic life and business story. He got extra time to elaborate and ask Jeffrey for advice on his case.

After the 2-hour event, all of us went for lunch and enjoyed Penang food together nearby. We talked further over lunch. Thanks to Jeffrey not only for his sharing and insights, but also for his being humble to reach out to us despite having achieved his social status and success in life and business.

Key Lessons

  • The sharing session was “pivoted” into a group consulting session due to small group.
  • It was a beneficial session for all. But more participants could have attended and learned from Jeffrey and one another.

【槟城】中文 Pitch ‘n’ Win – 2015年学什么? – Photo album

Pitching Session in Work Palette

Thanks to MAD Incubator and Work Palette, Pitch ‘n’ Win has been able to organize a demo pitching event in the co-working and event space in Penang.

Work Palette is a co-working space for freelancers, startups, designers, creative minds and nomad workers in Penang and travelers passing by. Located in a refurbished classical house in Pulau Tikus, Georgetown, it is attracting talents and creative people to gather and help make an impact in the city.

The event Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Work Palette – From Idea to Reality was attended by about 35 participants. The gathering started with Zye Ramli from Work Palette welcoming the crowd and introducing us to the space. Then Pitch ‘n’ Win founder Ricky Soo explained the event and the concept of Pitch ‘n’ Win.

Special guest Jeffrey Lim then took the stage and shared how he started as an IT graduate and turned idea into reality to achieve success in business life. Jeffrey is a successful entrepreneur, property developer, investor, author, lecturer, philanthropist and former city councilor in Butterworth.

After Jeffrey’s inspirational talk, 6 presenters then took turn to pitch their idea or business to the crowd for three minutes each. It was like a series of lightning talks, with each speaker giving us some new insight or information on startup and business.

Interesting participants in Work Palette

Interesting participants in Work Palette

Everyone in the crowd was invited to cast a vote to choose the best 2 presenters out of the 6. Steven Pang and Reuben Ch’ng received the highest number of votes. Steven was especially remembered by everyone for giving out and passing around free food!

The 2 pitch winners were invited to speak for another 10 minutes. They elaborated on their presentation and also took questions from the floor.

The event ended with Chen Kim from MAD Incubator briefing us on the incubation network and various events for startups and entrepreneurs. Networking went on for another hour after the event late into the night.

With the good attendance, good speakers, interesting pitches and participation from the crowd, this event was one of the most successful Pitch ‘n’ Win events thus far.

Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Work Palette – Photo album

Business Sharing Event in Queensbay Mall

If you check Meetup and Eventbrite, you will see Penang is probably the most vibrant event place after Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.

We organized a trial session in Penang too by gathering a group of business people each in his own field. They include property developer, technopreneur, engineer, and creative professional.

The event Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Queensbay Mall was held on 29th March 2014 and was also graced by Mr Jeffrey Lee, a former local councilor and NGO activist in Penang.

Potential ideas and collaborations found

Potential ideas and collaborations found

The session started with informal chat. Then each of us shared what we do. New ideas and possible opportunities for collaboration bounced among the participants.

Some of them were even glad to meet Jeffrey in person after knowing him from politics and other events. Steve Low and Jeffrey Lee were selected by the group for their interesting contribution to the session.

The trial session was successful one despite small attendance. We look forward to do a more formal and bigger event in Penang in future.

Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Queensbay Mall – Photo album