CELEBRATE | November 19, 2019

Siasitok Sign Language qualifies to Quarter Finals in Riyadh

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Entrepreneurship World Cup 2019 takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 


19 Nov 2019, Malaysia - Managed to send one respective entrepreneur to participate and compete in the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) 2019 which consists of other 100 participants from all across the world. 


Awang Sharizan gained so much experience during his first pitching trip since the moment he arrived. He then first had to attend a boot camp which was held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) before they could compete in the pitching competition. 


According to Awang Sharizan, this is one of the best experienced he had in his life. And it has helped him much in terms of his presentation skills. 


To compete with over 100 entrepreneurs, this was one of the largest entrepreneurship events happening, which was selected to only the best entrepreneurs from each country and region. 


His best experience during his visit to KAUST is the opportunity to learn from the best mentors from all across the world, including businessmen and successful icons from well-known companies and organisations. Before they were qualified for a bootcamp in KAUST, all finalists requires to go through the Accelerate 2 programme which took two months as the preparation before they get to the finals. 


The exposure given to meet CEOs of companies and to be there and witness their sharing session experiences on how and what to pitch. Moreover, coming from the world’s well-known figure. 


From KAUST, they then went to Riyadh to compete in the EWC finals. The experience there was very different and tougher than before. EWC is a platform for Entrepreneurs to learn from each other and to get more networking from other countries. To win or not, it depends on the judges. What matters most is the connection that is built there and to get to meet with other contestants from all around the world - is more important.