MELAKA: Multimedia University (MMU) hopes to hone more young entrepreneurs, following the success of a two-day event held at its campus in Bukit Beruang here.
The “International e-Business and Entrepreneurship Idea Showcase 2019” (eBES 2019), was organised by MMU’s Faculty of Business with the main objective of identifying business talents among undergraduates.
More than 800 students from Malaysian and Indonesian universities took part. The latter were Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta and Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII).
During the event, MMU also signed a memorandum of understanding with Celcom and SME Corp to foster entrepreneurship among university students.
Present were MMU vice-president (research and innovation) Prof Dr Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, eBES 2019 organising committee chairman Siti Zakiah Melatu Samsi and adviser Assoc Prof Dr Gerald Goh Guan Gan.
In his speech, Prof Hairul said the event showcased the students’ business ideas in three categories.
“eBES 2019 shows collaborations between industry and universities are crucial in supporting the Entrepreneur Development Ministry’s vision of creating enterprising youths,” he said.
At the showcase, UII won the overall gold medal for their business idea.