Five enterprises were crowned grand winners at the Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia 2022 national finals, who were among the 15 enterprises that emerged winners of Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, last year.
Shell said it was its first time in running this entrepreneurship development programme at a national level. The 2022 national winners BeeBag; manekNya; Qarbotech; Hong Xin Food Sdn. Bhd. and Satok Bridge Area Consulting Engineers Sdn Bhd. were part of the 15 finalists who were selected from 180 entrepreneurs who participated in last year’s Shell LiveWIRE programme. These 15 finalists went through a week-long intensive incubator workshop in three locations, followed by a 3-month national accelerator programme in preparation towards the final pitching competition. The entrepreneurs were assessed based on their business pitches that demonstrate their drive to grow their business ideas based on their comprehensive business model, team capabilities, and business traction.
The five winners received a start-up fund of RM30,000.00 each and the opportunity to connect with the global LiveWIRE ecosystem and share their knowledge with entrepreneurs around the globe, while standing a chance to compete in the annual Shell Global Top Ten Innovators Awards.