Grill or Chill (GoC) #Signature is a signature event which only happen once every 3 months. It is an event for startups to demo their product and get valuable feedback from experts in the startup ecosystem.
5.00pm : Registration
5.30pm : GRILLing or CHILLing session
6.30pm : Networking Session
5 Startups to be Grilled:
How does it work?
Each startup to be grilled are given 15 minutes.
5 minutes - Startup to showcase their product
7 minutes - Startup to be grilled by grillers
What is Grill or Chill?
Grill or Chill (GoC), a monthly event, is a platform for startups to showcase the product or get valuable feedback from domain experts/entrepreneurs. Each GoC ends with a networking session where you could mingle and connect with other entrepreneurs in a cozy environment.
Who are the grillers?
1. Ashran Ghazi - CEO, MaGIC
Ashran is a man of multiple hats and roles. Currently CEO of MaGIC, Ashran came in with his wealth of experience in various industries including Construction, Oil & Gas, Technology, Media, Communications, Events Management, and Human Capital Development.
Ashran graduated from University of Michigan in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Finance, Computer Information Systems in 1998. In 2002, Ashran founded Asiastream Group, an internet TV and multimedia company. Later in 2011, he co-founded social networking site Joota, which has raised private investments worth US$2.1 million, with patent and distribution partners in the U.S. By 2013, Joota won the Best Award from MAD TechVentures.
He has also led many organizations in Malaysia, including New Entrepreneurs Foundation, myHarapan, the Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry & Entrepreneurs, and the Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundation.
2. Chok Kwee Bee - Managing Director at Teak Capital Sdn Bhd
Ms. Chok Kwee Bee serves as the Managing Director at Teak Capital Sdn Bhd. Ms. Chok was a Venture Consultant of Walden International since year 2000. Ms. Chok was based in Malaysia and focused on electronics, semiconductors, software, and information technology services.
She has wide experience and knowledge in the capital markets in Malaysia, especially in the areas of fundraising and corporate restructuring. She has participated in listing over 100 companies on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. With wide experience in banking, she served as Senior General Manager and the Head of the Corporate Finance Department at Arab-Malaysian Bank, and has been an Independent & Non-Executive Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad since December 2, 2013.
She has led many organizations including as a Director of Ledzworld Europe BV, an Independent & Non-Executive Director of Microlink Solutions Berhad, Non Independent Non Executive Director of Microlink Solutions Bhd, Director of AGENDA Corporation, Director of Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Head of the Corporate Finance at AmInvestment Bank.
Ms. Chok also held posts as Director of Malaysian Exchange of Securities Dealing & Automated Quotation Bhd (MESDAQ),and the Chairman of the Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA). Ms. Chok is a Member of the Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. She holds a B.A., with honors, in Business from Kingston University in London.
3. Jef Ong - Founder & CEO, Flexiroam
In 2009, Jefrey Ong observed the boom of budget travellers in Malaysia together with the surge of smart phones. Turning a problem into a proposition, Jef and his partner David Ong formed Flexiroam in 2011. The first budget roaming service provider of its kind in the Asean region, Flexiroam aims to reduce exorbitant and unpredictable roaming charges for travellers.
Prior to that, Jef and his team spent two years developing the strategy for their products to build a sustainable business model. In June 2015, Flexiroam made its debut on the Australian Stock Exchange, raising approximately AUD9.5 million, the company now seeks investment through its inital public offering (IPO).
Flexiroam was also recognized as the world's leading travel telecommunications provider for 2015 by World Travel Awards (WTA) with the establishment of 500,000 strong subscriber base within the first two weeks of a new mobile app launch. The company is collaborating with Voxbone to facilitate coverage to more than 55 countries including China.
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