Everybody knows how the staple dish for Asians is a bowl of fluffy white rice that can be sampled for breakfast, lunch, dinner—and sometimes even supper. On the other hand, rice bowl is also the term used when someone is earning their wages through a job. As such, it is only apt that the coveted startup awards which encompasses startups all across Southeast Asia, is named the The Rice Bowl Startup Awards.
We can’t deny that entrepreneurship is a growing trend, especially here in Malaysia. In an average week, you might meet at least one person that’s either some sort of an entrepreneur or someone that’s about to quit their boring 9-to-5 job (seems like everyone wants to be their own boss) to pursue their dream of becoming the next Malaysian Richard Branson.
Jinnyboy aka Jin Lim is no longer a stranger to us in the Malaysian YouTube scene. Most of us have seen his comedic videos on his YouTube channel JinnyboyTV which he co-founded with his partner Reuben Kang. They both started the YouTube channel in 2012. To-date, JinnyboyTV boasts of over 563,000 subscribers and has garnered more than 74 million views.
You have a gut feeling that something is wrong, what you hear is too good to be true and maybe there is not really a future for you in the company. Unlike your early years, when the Sociopaths from management try to sweet talk about how essential you are to the team, somehow this time you can feel the hollowness of their words.
Fintech is rushing into Singapore like a wave, bringing with it startups that are attempting to revolutionise the ways that businesses and individuals are managing and accessing money. Amongst that pool is Funding Societies, a startup that crowdfunds for entrepreneurs who are looking for a faster, better way of obtaining funding to expand and sustain their businesses.
Whether you prefer selling your idea through a prototype, minimum viable product or an actual product is a choice that you can make but you can’t deny the fact that at some point you have to make a sale. And you can determine how great your idea was based on how well your target customers react to your product.
Nixon Siow draws comics. His choice of subjects are mostly everyday things that most Malaysians relate to. And although Nixon says that his drawing skills can be improved, his simple and fun artwork is often able to arouse laughter and provide entertainment to readers who purchase his comic books, as well as his social media followers.
"A lot of people think that entrepreneurship is a lifestyle. They don’t want to work for other people. I find that so wrong because I always reinstate that entrepreneurship is a true calling, not merely a decision. I feel that there has to be a true purpose behind an action."
Bryan Loo, CEO Chatime