Malaysia National Competition Highlights
Quick Facts Results
- National Champion:
Tenaga National University (UniTEN KSHAS)
- Second Place:
University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
- Third Place:
Northern University of Malaysia (UUM)
- Fourth Place:
Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM)
Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, CIMB Foundation, KPMG, Microsoft, Fuji Xerox, Pfizer, and Graduan & Datin Norela Nuruddin, this year’s Enactus Malaysia National Competition brought together just over 900 supporters for two days of competition, collaboration and celebration. Held at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 3-4 August, it was an exciting and inspirational event, a true showcase of the amazing work and entrepreneurial impact being made across the country. A total of 17 teams competed in three rounds in hopes of being named the national champion. Thirty-two judges in the opening round and 19 judges in the semi-final round expertly evaluated the presentations, eventually narrowing the field to a final four teams.
Those four teams took to the main stage on the final afternoon, to share their initiatives with the judging panel of 15 top executives from national and global organizations, as well as all the event attendees. Their work was inspiring and their presentations were polished, making it a difficult task for the judges. In the end, they selected the team from Tenaga National University (UniTEN KSHAS) as the champion, and they will now prepare for competition against 35 other Enactus teams at the upcoming Enactus World Cup in South Africa.
The team impressed judges with two of their initiatives: Tripolis, now in its third year, addresses issues such as low household income and a lack of job opportunities by empowering community members to increase their quality of life through beekeeping activities. Now working with six villages, the team taught participants how to make new products from honey, improve production and quality, as well as market development and sales skills. Participants also developed an eco-tourism strategy to position their area as a tourist destination. This year, revenues increased by 298%, honey production increased 228%, household income improved by 68%, and 108 new jobs were created. In Paradigm, the team worked with Taman Harapan, a center for the blind and visually impaired in Temerloh, and taught participants how to set up an organic free-range poultry farm to provide a steady source of income for the center. Taking their unique needs into consideration, the team helped center participants create the new business, secure startup capital, review management systems, and develop a marketing strategy. As a result of their work, profit has grown by 291% and the center has reduced its dependency on government support.
Several other events rounded out this year’s national competition. Business executives and students had the unique opportunity to come together and share ideas during the Top to Future-Top Forum, where they discussed current issues and collaborated on solutions. Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) sponsored a Global Business Services special forum where speakers explored new career landscapes with students and offered them advice on career empowerment and opportunities for new graduates. The Fuji Xerox Sustainability Design Contest also took place during the event, where participating teams promoted the importance of creating a sustainable world through the design of a poster. Each team made a video as part of their submission – check them out on Enactus Malaysia’s YouTube channel. This year’s winner was University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
Also awarded during the event was the All Stars Award, a special recognition of team spirit, enthusiasm, passion, hard work and dedication to Enactus’ mission. This year, six teams received this honor: Tenaga National University (UniTEN KSHAS), Northern University of Malaysia (UUM), University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), Tun Hussein Onn University of Technology Malaysia (UTHM), Malaya University (UM) and University of Kuala Lumpur MFI.
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