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Miri, Sarawak – The Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE is now open for registration. The flagship enterprise development programme of Shell aims to strengthen local economies by promoting entrepreneurship and developing entrepreneurs.

The Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE programme is now in its fourth year and has benefited hundreds of entrepreneurs.

 

Picture: Shell Live Wire kuching winner 2018

 

Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE is segmented into pre-startup and post-startup phases. At the pre-startup phase, participants will undergo a series of workshops and selections starting with the Bright Ideas, Become A Successful Owner Manager and Pitching.

 

Ten selected participants will get the opportunity to pitch their business idea to become this year’s five Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE winners. The winners will progress to the post-startup phase where they will receive RM15,000 business grant, 1-year business coaching and access to SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH).

This year’s Shell LiveWIRE Bright Ideas workshop will be held at SMA-TEGAS DIH across and is now open application.

 

Entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for the workshop in a city near them:

 

  •    Bright Ideas Workshop, Kuching – 6 July 2019
  •    Bright Ideas Workshop, Bintulu – 13 July 2019
  •    Bright Ideas Workshop, Miri –20 July 2019

 

Sarawakians age 18 and above are eligible to apply for the programme and participation is free. The programme welcomes bright ideas from Sarawakian entrepreneurs in areas such as energy and mobility, sustainable future and food and agriculture and more.

 

Shell Malaysia delivers the Shell LiveWIRE programme in Sarawak in collaboration with Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) and Satu Creative.

 

The outstanding past winners of the programme have gone on to launch their business, and several have already gained local and global recognition for the positive impact they are creating for their communities.

 

For instance, Jeff Wee from Kuching won the top award in the retail chain category at last year’s Shell LiveWIRE Global Top Ten Innovator Awards for his organic waste management solution. Meanwhile, Haaziq Ibrahim emerged runner-up in the social enterprise category for his sustainable fishing solution at the same competition.

 

“TEGAS is proud to be a partner with Shell in the LiveWIRE programme, that not only recognises young entrepreneurs for their ability and drive to start their own businesses, it also equips them with tools and knowledge that will help these entrepreneurs grow their commercial viability to reach a global market,” said TEGAS chairman Datu Len Talif Salleh.