SAY ASPIRE is an entrepreneurship development program for potential youth to expand their products and services into global marketing through guidance and export strategy training.
This is the third SAY ASPIRE program held since 2018, organized by Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Raja Muda of Selangor through his agency, Selangor Youth Community (SAY) centered in Shah Alam, Selangor. As previous programs, this third edition of SAY ASPIRE has received great cooperation from YBhg. YB Rodziah Ismail, Selangor Sate EXCO for Housing, Urban Well-being and Entrepreneurs Development, followed by sponsorship from Sunway Group Berhad and Minister (Menteri Besar) at Selangor Ministry.
Out of 72 companies lead by the youth located in Selangor, after going through three stages of evaluation and presentation, only 10 companies have been selected to take part in the final presentation at SAY ASPIRE Program, Pitch Finale. The final presentation will be juried by a panel of judges that are highly experienced in business and exports:
- Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Raja Muda of Selangor
- YBhg. YB Rodziah Ismail, Selangor Sate EXCO for Housing, Urban Wellbeing and Entrepreneurs Developement
- YBhg. Dato’ Zakaria Kamarudin, Export Specialist from Malaysian Exports Academy
- YBrs. Encik Rizal Nainy, Chief Executive Officer from SME Corp
- YBrs. Encik Abu Bakar Yusof, Deputy Chief Executive Officer from MATRADE
SAY ASPIRE Pitch Finale offers impactful rewards to three main winners which are; flight sponsorship to selected country for promotion and business negotiation purposes, access to procurement team, special guidance that will be held individually to help entrepreneurs achieve their export dreams, remuneration opportunities and business investment, collaboration networking with involved agencies, trophy and certificate, as well as a two days one night stay at the St Regis Langkawi for main winner.
1st Place Winner: Airaz Technologies Sdn Bhd (INNERSEJUK) – Azrul
2nd Place Winner: Avantcom International Sdn Bhd (Joielle Baby) – Yazmeen Anshary
3rd Place Winner: Inonity Sdn Bhd (Store Up) – Huzaifah
Other than export, , DYTM Raja Muda Selangor also organized few high impact programs for the youth entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurship Selangor initiative. This initiative is created to connect entrepreneurs and agencies in Selangor, exposing them to business opportunities, access to business assistance, as well as continuous guidance and business training. This platform is also seen to gather entrepreneurs from all over Selangor as an effort to create entrepreneur community ecosystem, that work alongside each other in the agenda of Selangor entrepreneurship development.
The list of 10 companies competing at SAY ASPIRE Pitch Finale are arranged accordingly to their presentation turns:
|No.||Name of Company||Product / Services|
|1||SP Juara Sdn.Bhd||Powdered Milk (Anglomac)|
|2||Inonity Sdn.Bhd||Computer/IT (StoreUp)|
|3||Avantcom International Sdn.Bhd||Baby Products (Joielle Baby)|
|4||Airaz Technologies Sdn.Bhd||Muslim Sportswear (Innersejuk)|
|5||Shahir Suhaimi Enterprise||Health (3 Step Nutrition Plus)|
|6||Laurea Peoples Signature Sdn.Bhd||Services (Business Services)|
|7||Kanaloa Malaysia Sdn.Bhd||Animation (Polytako)|
|8||Superb Innovative Skills Sdn.Bhd||Sewing Equipment (Magic Ruler)|
|9||SAM Group Sdn.Bhd.||Cake Flour (Gula Cakery Premix)|
|10||Mad About Cake Sdn.Bhd||Biscuits (Cookies Most Wanted)|