Entrepreneurs for Good Wave 3

22 January 2015 -
14:00 to 18:00
Black Box, Publika

 Entrepreneurs for Good Wave 3 

KL Roadshow and Seminar

Date: January 22nd 2015

Time: 2pm-6pm

Venue: Black Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

“Entrepreneurs for Good” is a competition held by the British Council in partnership with the Arthur Guinness Projects. Open to budding social entrepreneurs and existing social enterprises who wish to upscale, the competition aims to ensure their social business model is sustainable and creates a positive social impact in the community. For more information on "Entrepreneurs for Good" click here.

Entrepreneurs for Good Wave 3 will be officially launched with a series of workshops for budding social entrepreneurs, existing social enterprises and NGOs interested in knowing more about the social enterprise model. The agenda for the roadshow and seminar is as follows:

Time Description
2.00pm – 2.45pm Arrival of guests and media
2.50pm – 3.25pm Launch of Entrepreneurs for Good Wave 3 by Gavin Anderson, British Council Country Director and Nick Larkworthy, Marketing Manager, Guinness Malaysia
3.25pm – 4.00pm

Workshop 1: An Overview of Social Entrepreneurship, Chan Ehon, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

Social Entrepreneurship is one of the emerging sectors in the world, with different maturity levels and challenges faced in each country. In this session, you will learn about the basics of Social Entrepreneurship and how it is different from other social and for-profit sectors.

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Workshop 2: Issue-Based Problem Solving, Amir H. Amha, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

In this workshop, you will learn about the different techniques and frameworks available in the identification of issue, root cause analysis and problem solving. These techniques will help you 'deconstruct' the big issue and identify ways to effectively problem-solve in a methodical and pragmatic manner.

4.30pm – 5.00pm Tea break
5.00pm – 5.30pm

 Workshop 3: Tips & Tricks on Branding, Woei Hern, Creative Director

With his experience in brand building, Woei Hern, previously from NagaDDB, will be sharing tips and tricks on how to brand your start-ups on a shoestring.

5.30pm – 6.00pm

Workshop 4: Rocking Your Investor Pitch, Kal Joffres, Tandemic

Learn what makes the difference between successful and unsuccessful pitches. Kal Joffres, an investment banker turned serial social entrepreneur, talks about the key components to building successful investor pitches. Communicate the value of your social enterprise and identify the critical information you need to get investors on board.

6.00pm End

Speakers’ Profiles

Amir H. Amha, MaGIC

Amir is an advocate for education reform, corporate citizenship and non-profit capability development in Malaysia. Prior to joining MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship, Amir was a Management Consultant with extensive cross-industry experience for both public and private sector clients. When he’s not working, he enjoys tutoring students and playing the guitar.

Chan Ehon, MaGIC

Ehon is passionate about creating opportunities through connecting people, capital and ideas. Previously, he was the Founder of Spur Projects, Australia’s leading men’s mental health organisation, and Co-Founder of Hub Australia, a network of co-working communities across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide driving innovation through collaboration.

Woei Hern, Creative Director 

Woei Hern is a copywriter by trade and a creative director by profession. He spent the last four awesome years at NagaDDB building DiGi as a brand. He and his team were also behind the Malaysia Day “Are Malaysians Racist?” video which went viral in 2014. Prior to NagaDDB, Woei Hern was at Dentsu Inc. Currently, Woei Hern is the curator of the Lu Anne and Luna Instagram Fan Club.

Kal Joffres, Tandemic

Kal is a serial entrepreneur and social innovator whose focus is leveraging design thinking and technology to solve tough social challenges. He is the co-founder of Tandemic, Malaysia’s leading social innovation firm.  

He is also the key architect behind Makeweekend, the largest human-centred design programme in the Southeast Asia region. He has created a variety of tools for enabling social innovators, including the Design Thinking Toolkit, as well as the Social Business Model Canvas, which is used in 22 countries.