It was such a memorable day for Printcious as we emerged as a grand champion for DreamWorks entrepreneurship contest. All of our hard works were paid off and it was a fruitful journey altogether as with this opportunity, we will grow to learn and become successful in the future.
For all the future and young promising entrepreneurs in Malaysia, the Dream Factory startup contest is a remarkable program powered by the DreamWorks and Mystatr, a Malaysian crowdfunding site as they teamed up to put together a brilliant sharing platform dedicated to assisting innovative entrepreneurs to achieve their business dreams and goals! In fact, this is the first Malaysian business start-up competition organized in Chinese.
This contest is consist of three stages. The first stage will require participants to attend the first class of crowdfunding and with that comes the first phase of crowdfunding challenges. In order to make the first round, each contestant needs to raise RM8,000 within one month to be eligible for the competition. Over 134 contestants participated and only 32 candidates managed to advance to the second round and we were among the lucky ones to partake in 21-day intensive business course training and personal coaching from renowned mentors. With the grand prize of RM30,000 and the chance to visit Taiwan for learning opportunities; everyone was looking forward to becoming the winner!
In this 21 days of professional course training, we had learned so much from our mentor as the coaching had provided us with the insight on how we can grow and strengthening our business further.
Sharing session with our mentor
Visiting our office at Bandar Baru Klang
On the final phase of the contest, the finalists were required to prepare a demonstration and pitch about their business plan. Although we have been through few pitching before, the pitching this time is the most unforgettable. There are 16 judges who have big corporates and experienced in management from China, Taiwan, Malaysia & Singapore. After 5 minutes of pitching, then followed by another 5 minutes Q&A session grilling with “M16”. Fortunately, we were able to handle all the questions and finally won the champion.
Our pitching session
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the following people.
Thanks, DreamFactory Startup organizer, headmaster Mr. Goh, and all the staff and crews
Thanks the recognition and confidence given by judges, we will continue to do our best to grow printcious.com.
Thanks to all the speakers for sharing your success tips and failure experience with us even during the weekend.
Thanks MaGIC for cultivation, Cradle for the grant and training, SITEC for e-Commerce courses and MDEC for networking and knowledge.
Thanks, TEDx PJ mentors for improving our pitching skill and deck.
Thanks, CO3 Social Office for providing us such a cool working space 1 year for free.
Thanks to all the classmates for sharing your knowledge throughout the whole learning process.
Lastly, we would like to express our gratitude to Professor Loh for being our mentor and giving us advice and clear direction to expand the business.
Thanks, everyone again, and wish you all the best in 2018.