Till June 2014, we have organized about 70 events in various places. All the events have been held in the afternoon or night.
The first morning session called Pitch ‘n’ Win COFFEE #1 was organized on 14th June 2014 when a group of us gathered in Starbucks in Berjaya Times Square for open discussion over coffee.
However, we immediately realized it was the World Cup 2014 season. Only 7 people turned up out of about 14 people registered!
Nevertheless, we started the small group gathering with a little word association game. The game was won by Renee Loke who was given extra time to share later.
Each of us took some time to introduce ourselves and share anything we want to. It was a free-flow discussion group. There was no time limit for each of us. The host just had to ensure everyone speaks up and nobody dominated the discussion.
A diverse group from 4 countries
The participants came from Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan and Malaysia, including an IT lecturer in a local university. Perhaps due to our different backgrounds, were able to discuss and brainstorm issues from various perspectives.
The chat has focused mainly on social issues. These included education, poverty, food security and community building. The passionate Renee contributed a lot to the discussion.
It was also the first time Ricky Soo shared about OpenSchool.MY in a Pitch ‘n’ Win event. It is a new platform to share knowledge for everyone and anyone.
At the end of session, Ng Shi Ping was chosen as the best contributor to the event. He was given extra time to share about his plan to help alleviate food and poverty issues by planting potatoes in acquired land.
Being the “winner” of the day, Shi Ping also got his coffee paid for, and he has been invited to host the next Pitch ‘n’ Win COFFEE event too!