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Be brave to take on the world, young entrepreneurs told


Tan organised her first big event when she was 18 and found that she liked doing it.

Tan organised her first big event when she was 18 and found that she liked doing it.

THINK globally while developinga business in order to become a successful entrepreneur, advised young social entrepreneur Jazz Tan Yee Mei, the founder of Youth Jam event.

The 26-year-old, who is also chief executive officer and founderof YouthsToday.com, said shestarted the marketing platform to recognise the potential of youths across Malaysia.

“YouthsToday.com is a sponsorship and event matching platform for youths and brands. Funding an event has always been the biggest challenge for students while they work hard to organise an event or project.

“Our aim is to fund, educate and support students and young professionals by turning their ideas into successful projects,” she saidduring the Entrepreneurship Talk Series for Small and Medium Enterprise at Sentral College Penang on Saturday.

Tan said when she was only 14, she found out that she wanted to do something to keep the youngsters off the streets and prevent them from being involved in negative activities.

“I organised my first big event when I was 18 and found that I like doing it.”

The talk co-organised by SME Association of Malaysia (Samenta) and Sentral College Penang saw two young entrepreneurs sharing their journey on how they became successful at a young age.

The other speaker was a serial entrepreneur Alvin Ooi Wen Shern, 27, who is currently venturing into IT, consumer-based andagriculture-based industries.

Samenta president Koay Chiew Guan said the talk was organised to promote SME especially among the young generation.

“Everything is online now, so we want the youngsters to realise the opportunities waiting for them in this field.

“We hope the series of talks will help and enlighten them while developing as entrepreneurs,” he added.

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