The Future of Entrepreneurship
E-Nation Symposium 2019 was successfully launched this evening by YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof from the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development. MaGIC’s CEO, Dzuleira Abu Bakar delivered her welcoming remarks on the Future of Entrepreneurship, while the co-founder of Fashion Valet and Duck Group, Vivy Yusof delivered a keynote on Empowering Fashionpreneurs of Tomorrow. The officiating ceremony marked the commencement of the 4-day symposium that will end this Saturday, filled with various keynotes, workshops, forums, career fair, esports tournament and many more.
Forum 01 : How Does Education Institutions Play a Role in Entrepreneurship Education and the Cultivation of Entrepreneurs? Panelists are Prof Dr Rofina Yasmin Othman (UM Office of Industry & Community Engagement), May Wong (Taylor's Education Group), Dr. Jieun Ryu (University of Northampton, UK) and Profesor Dr Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad (UMK Entrepreneurship Institute). Moderated by Danial Rahman, the panelists are explaining the kind of programmes and frameworks they are using at their respective institutions in cultivating entrepreneurship education not just among students, but also on how it benefits their surrounding communities.
Forum 02 on Impact Investment: The Current Landscape brought 4 exciting panelists from impact investment circle to share about working with different social enterprises using various financial instruments and mentoring services, with highlight on agriculture, education and healthcare. When asked by the audience on the future of impact investment, one of the panelists answered that "We don't want to label ourselves as impact investors or social enterprises, moving forward, we should all be impact driven”.
Forum 06 today on Measuring Impact of Social Entrepreneurship has brought in fantastic panelists; Gomer Padong (Philippine Social Enterprise Development and Innovation), Dr Poonchai Chitanuntavitaya (Social Enterprise Thailand), Alfie Othman (Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise) and Ahmed Faris (Impact Integrated). Moderated by Adelena Lestari Chong (Paddee Connexions), they discussed on making internal changes, the meaning of SE, the right action to take based on the kind of impact and many more points that are beneficial for social entrepreneurs.