Sunday, December 15

Sibu Chinese Chamber aims to groom young entrepreneurs

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Lau (third left) hands over the Best Sarawak Entrepreneur Award to Yiew while Hii (third right) and others look on.

SIBU: Grooming of young entrepreneurs is the latest focus of Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) to help them become successful business owners to benefit Sarawak economy in general and the central region in particular, its president Dr Gregory Hii said.

“We’ve set up an entrepreneur hub with financial grant from the Sarawak state government,” he said, adding that the facility would be fully utilised to groom young people to become new entrepreneurs.

Hii said this when addressing participants of SCCCI’s inaugural Young Entrepreneurship Sarawak(YES) Competition which ended on Sunday night at a hotel here. Thirty teams took part in the competition organised by SCCCI’s Young Entrepreneur Committee (YEC).

Hii said the competition will be held as an annual event and promised to stage next year’s edition on a larger scale involving youngsters from throughout Sarawak.

He added the competition aimed to uncover entrepreneurial talents among the locals and promote greater awareness in the sector in Sarawak.

In the competition, Yiew Eng Soon, the founder of Zhen Dong Bing Company dealing with ‘Fu Chao’ burgers won the Best Sarawak Entrepreneur Award taking home RM30,000 cash.

The best Creative Entrepreneur Award offering RM8,000 cash went to Xense.

Gabriel’s Recipe also bagged RM8,000 for winning the Innovative Entrepreneur Award.

Yumegro, Best Car Care, Aquavermiponic, Ezfood and Roselle’s Kitchen pocketed RM3,000 each for winning the New Entrepreneur Award.

Mycai and Juniper won RM1,000 each after winning the Exellent Entrepreneur Award.

Temenggong Dato Vincent Lau Lee Ming presented prizes to the winners at the event.