KUALA LUMPUR, 20 February, 2020 – After a nationwide search, HP Inc. Malaysia has announced JomFranchise as the winner of the “Creators of Tomorrow” university challenge. The winning team from JomFranchise received RM10,000 to fund their business idea as well as a 3-month mentorship programme with Fayza Mohamed Amin, Managing Director of HP Inc. Malaysia and Bryan Loo, Founder of Tealive.
As students look to start their entrepreneurship journey, early stage investments remain one of the biggest barriers to entry. The “Creators of Tomorrow” university challenge aims to realise the dreams of budding entrepreneurs by providing the help they need to break down the barriers to entry and give aspiring entrepreneurs the help needed to take their business to the next level.
“Through the Creators of Tomorrow University Challenge, at HP Inc., we are pleased to support the future of Malaysia by inspiring entrepreneurship amongst young Malaysians by making their dreams a reality. I am very impressed by the caliber of our youth and I encourage them to continue chasing their dreams.”
Malaysia Managing Director of HP Inc., Fayza Mohamed Amin
After receiving over 2,500 start-up ideas from University students around Malaysia, promising entrepreneur siblings Muhammad Abdul Haiy and Muhammad Al Fateh from Open University impressed the judges with their winning idea, making franchising accessible to Malaysians through crowdsourcing.
The runners-up include Top Flow, a business idea to create a safe platform for tenants and landlords and More Than Accounting, an idea of renting out additional space for storage.
The “Creators of Tomorrow” university challenge is powered by the HP Pavilion x360 – the laptop gives you the freedom to work and play your way. With an 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 10 hours 30 mins of battery life and a 360° hinge.
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