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real entrepreneurs,

real stories.

7th mARCH 2020

Speakers

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JENN LOW 

WANDERLUST & CO

CARSOME

RACHEL TAN

MING THING

MING YUE

Brands 

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IRL MEDIA

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CK CHANGR

OXWHITE

AUDREY OOI

COLONY

TIMOTHY TIAH

COLONY

AZRAN OSMAN RANI

NALURI LIFE

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Details

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MICHAEL CHEN

IRONHILL MEDIA

CIKGU LAN

JUARA UPSR

MICHAEL TEOH

THRIVING TALENTS

ERNEST NG

MACAM YES STUDIOS

7th march (saturday) unionspace @ apw, bangsar
9:00am - 6:00pm
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SUZANNE LING

PICHAEATS

KEAN PENG

THRIVING TALENTS

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RAEESA SYA

ORKID COSMETICS

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ERIC CHENG

Partners

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#MalaysianConfessionsIRL

Charlene Hor - Living with Eczema

Malaysian Confessions: Real People, Real Stories June 2019

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Agenda

01 DAY | 15 SPEAKERS  | 200 PARTICIPANTS

 9:00 AM    |     REGISTRATION

 9:30 AM    |     HOW I CREATED A MINDSET OF RESILIENCE

10:00 AM   |     HOW PERSEVERANCE LED ME TO LAUNCH CARSOME

10:45 AM   |     HOW I WENT FROM BEING JOBLESS TO INSPIRING CHILDREN THROUGH MY EDUPRENEURSHIP

11:30 AM   |     HOW PASSION LED ME TO BUILD A JEWELLERY BRAND WORN BY JESSICA ALBA

12:15 PM   |     HOW I RAISED FUNDS AND LAUNCHED MY OWN HALAL COSMETIC LINE

 1:00 PM    |    LUNCH BREAK

 2:00 PM    |   CHANGING THE WAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT OFFICE SPACE 

 2:30 PM    |   HOW DO YOU LEAD WITH FOUNDERS OF COMPANIES TO MAXIMIZE TALENTS' HAPPINESS?

 3:15 PM    |   BREAKTHROUGH MINDSET FOR BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE 

 4:00 PM    |   CONNECTING MALAYSIANS THROUGH VIDEO & CAPTURING THE DISCOVERY GENERATION

 4:30 PM    |   TURNING REFUGEES INTO ENTREPRENEURS - HOW THE SIMPLE ACT OF ENJOYING A MEAL COULD CHANGE LIVES

 5:15 PM    |   FROM SELLING BOOKS TO WHITE SHIRTS. HOW DID OXWHITE FOUNDER CK CHANG DO IT?

 6:00 PM    |  END

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, OXWHITE 

CK Changr is the founder of Oxwhite, a lifestyle brand with a mission of introducing luxury essentials to the market at honest prices. Hailing from humble beginnings, CK has amassed over 11 years of experience in the fashion and lifestyle industry and maintains an ever-growing passion for entrepreneurship. Since founding Oxwhite, he has successfully led the brand in gaining over 30,000 customers in the course of eighteen months.

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CK CHANGR

TIMOTHY TIAH & AUDREY OOI

FOUNDER, COLONY CO-WORKING SPACE

Timothy Tiah & Audrey Ooi are the Founders of Colony, a luxurious co-working space in Malaysia launched in late July 2017. In less than a year, it has raised US$5 million with property group Cornerstone Partners. The beautiful award-winning Colony workspaces currently span 5 locations in the heart of KL. 

FOUNDER, NALURI LIFE

Azran Osman-Rani is an author and business leader who builds disruptive businesses that challenge the status quo. His current venture, Naluri, is a digital health therapeutics startup looking to make chronic disease and mental health care more accessible and affordable. He was previously CEO of iflix Malaysia, an internet television service for emerging markets, and founding CEO of AirAsia X, the first long-haul low-cost airline to go from startup to a US$ 1 billion revenue and a public listing. Formerly an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, he holds a Masters degree in Management Science & Engineering and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University. He is an Ironman triathlete.

AZRAN OSMAN RANI

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ERNEST NG

CO-FOUNDER, MACAM YES STUDIOS & COMIC BOOK ARTIST

 

Ernest Ng is an avid online content creator and webcomic artist known for starring in local YouTube videos and his popular webcomic series “Bro, Don’t Like That La, Bro”. Taking inspiration from his everyday life with his bros, his webcomics have been made into multiple books which has reached the top of the best-seller list for almost the entire year in 2014 when he released “Back To School”. His webcomics have since become one of the most shared in Malaysia with over 190,000 likes on Facebook. Other than being a comic artist, he also runs a production house Macam Yes Studios with Dan Khoo.

 

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FOUNDER, WANDERLUST + CO

Jenn Low created Wanderlust + Co: An experiential, Asia-based, female-led brand that delivers designer-looking jewelry pieces directly to consumers. Wanderlust + Co jewels have reached 140 countries globally, with styles seen on some of the world's most influential women, from Bella Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, to Chrissy Teigen and more. Jenn’s work has landed her several esteemed industry and press nominations from The Edge, Tatler, Prestige, Cleo, and Zalora; she has appeared on The Star Metro cover story “Who Runs The World”. A working mom with two toddlers, Jenn is committed to sustainability and a mindful design process at Wanderlust + Co, inspired by her #WCOgirlgang community.

JENN LOW

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FOUNDER, JUARA UPSR

Then Mugilan Ramasamy, better known as Cikgu Lan, is a social entrepreneur who started up Juara UPSR, an academic mentorship program to help underprivileged students prepare for their UPSR final examinations. Juara UPSR’s social mission is to ensure that no child be denied the best educational opportunity and access due to his or her underprivileged socio-economic circumstances. Through Juara UPSR, Cikgu Lan has impacted 6000 families, published UPSR Books with more than 15,000 copies sold, and inspired more than 14,000 students from underprivileged families.

CIKGU LAN

CEO, IRONHILL MEDIA

Michael Chen, CEO of Iron Hill Media. Coming from a legal background but finding his calling as an Actor & Producer. He has been active in the Malaysian Theatre, TV & film scene since 2003. As an active actor and producer for film, tv, advertising and theatre, he is fully grounded in the creative scene. He is your one-stop-shop to find the right people with the great stories to tell. Known for his independent works in theatre and his first produced film, CUAK (2014) - Michael is excited to get IHM going with the backing of Passion Pictures that can line produce content in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

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MICHAEL CHEN

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MING YUE

CO-FOUNDER, THE MING THING & CORE STUDIOS

One half of The Ming Thing, and co-founder of production company CORE Studios and creative-consulting agency Blankslate, Ming Yue believes that creating is a journey that never ends. From creating content on The Ming Thing & Takeaway Table, to working with brands like Netflix, McDonald’s and the Estee Lauder Companies to name a few, Ming and the team always enjoy discovering new ways to tell a story and bridge a brand with it's audience.

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FOUNDER, THRIVING TALENTS

Michael Teoh was a ‘Bully Victim’ and shy person in school, who had a dream of inspiring others to become their absolute best self. Today, Michael speaks on stage to thousands of people among Fortune 500 companies across 39 countries and co-founded Thriving Talents - a development solution company focused on assisting companies to attract & retain the best talents in their workforce. His role as global youth advisor for Microsoft & contributions to the UN has lead him to be recognized as a National Youth Icon by the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

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FOUNDER OF IRL MEDIA & MALAYSIAN CONFESSIONS

Rachel has over 10 years of digital and e-commerce experience. She started her career with Nuffnang, the largest influencer marketing company helping brands with social media strategy up until its ASX IPO listing in 2015. Rachel also led the marketing for Shopee the #1 Shopping app in Malaysia and built the marketing team there. IRL (In Real Life) Media was founded in 2018, starting off with Malaysia's first Personal Experience Platform Inreallife.my, today the company helps growing businesses and SMEs who want to transform and build their digital presence.

RACHEL TAN 

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, CARSOME

A serial entrepreneur, Eric founded Carsome to transform the used car industry in Southeast Asia. He leads the overall strategic direction of the business across multiple verticals and expansion strategies. Prior to Carsome, Eric accumulated 8 years of marketing experience in the internet industry with Innity and is a pioneer in championing digital media within Southeast Asia.

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ERIC CHENG

HEAD OF CLIENT SUCCESS, THRIVING TALENTS

Kean Peng oversees the Sales in Thriving Talents; the fastest growing and award winning SME talent development companies. He has been working with companies of all sizes, from startups, to MNC and greatly involved with Industry 4.0 technologies. He has been working with renowned brands such as Lazada and Zalora and managed several clients’ projects from Southeast Asia (SEA) region and the India market in his previous career as an automation and robotics engineer. He is now leading the sales in Thriving Talents and ensuring the customer happiness and success in every projects and trainings.

KEAN PENG

FOUNDER & CEO, ORKID COSMETICS

Raeesa Sya is an expert in growth hacking, social media strategy, digital marketing, brand identity and lean canvas business model. Founder and CEO of startups LULU, Bfab and now Orkid Cosmetics, she has raised 6-digit USD funding for Bfab from Silicon Valley-backed startups As an inspiring young entrepreneur, she was selected for awards from the likes of Forbes, Marie Claire, Golden Globe Tiger Awards, Tech in Asia, Buro 24/7, 1337 Ventures, CLEO, D3MDD Hackathon 2014 and was featured in more than 50+ beauty and tech publications. Aside from running Orkid Cosmetics, her design agency (REVOLT) has over 6 years of experience specializing in Brand Identity, Creative Solutions and Digital Media Consultancy, with clients such as Serai group, Carhartt, Tabung Haji, Pop Digital, The Rec Room and more.

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RAEESA SYA

CO-FOUNDER & STORY-TELLER

Suzanne is the co-founder for PichaEats, a food startup in Malaysia that serves you great food and rebuild lives at the same time. PichaEats partner with refugee chefs, serving delicious food from Syria, Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Palestine & Pakistan to events, conferences, etc. Some of the clients include Google, Airbnb, AMEX and more.

SUZANNE LING

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MICHAEL TEOH