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Public invited to attend entrepreneurship talks at Curtin Malaysia

May 17, 2018 | Campus News
Talks to include aspects such as financial literacy and female empowerment, in addition to entrepreneurship skills.

Miri – 17 May 2018 – Members of the public who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship, particularly if they are looking to start businesses of their own, are invited to join entrepreneurship talks by entrepreneurs and industry practitioners at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) on 19 May 2018.

The talks are part of an initiative by Curtin Malaysia accounting and finance student Cheah Kah Kei called ‘Take That Chance 2018’, which aims to help budding entrepreneurs in villages around Miri start or improve their business ventures with support and advice from industry players.

They will be held from 10 am to 3 pm in Lecture Hall SK3-104 in the Faculty of Engineering and Science building (Skylark 3). Admission is free of charge.

The talks will be followed by a networking dinner at the Parkcity Everly Hotel on 21 May 2018 where entrepreneurs can meet and network with industry practitioners. It will be from 6.30 pm to 9 pm and chargeable at RM46 per person.

According to Cheah, the villagers are highly ambitious and eager to expand their businesses but are hampered by a lack of crucial business connections, initial start-up capital, and knowledge of how to effectively manage and promote their businesses.

“We aim to empower these people to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities and hope that they will inspire others to follow their footsteps,” said Cheah.

The speakers will comprise Public Bank representative Daniel Kong, Purple Lily representative Christine Wong, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) certified master trainer Qhalifah Liew, online entrepreneurship coach Lu Wee Tang and entrepreneur Mohd. Hafidz Rohani.

Their talks will cover a wide range of aspects such as microloans, financial literacy, female empowerment, social media marketing, government agency loans and entrepreneurship skills. A workshop on business network building will also be held later in the day.

To ensure a highly interactive and enriching event for the rural villagers, the talks will be conducted in Malay, but translators will be available to assist those not conversant in the language.

‘Take That Chance’ is being supported by Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, Siti Payung Kek Lapis Sarawak, Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Association Sarawak (WEPS) and Curtin Malaysia.

To register for the talks and networking dinner, contact Cheah Kah Kei at 010-936 7038 or by email to

For more details, visit the ‘Take That Chance 2018’ event page on Facebook or their Instagram (takethatchance_cm).

For more information on Curtin Malaysia, visit its website (, its Facebook page (CurtinMalaysia), Twitter profile (curtinmalaysia), Google+ page (Curtin Malaysia), Instagram (curtinmalaysia) or YouTube channel (Curtin Malaysia).

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