5 local social enterprises pitching to impress potential investors on Tegas Virtual Demo Day

Tegas invites the public to tune in for the Social impact Accelerator Batch 1 Virtual Demo Day

KUCHING, Feb 16: Jonita Enterprise, Pungu Borneo, SupaReaders, EdaBeran and Timogah are the five local social enterprises who will be pitching their ideas and social ventures to impress a diverse stakeholders at Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (Tegas)’s Virtual Demo Day on Feb 27.

These five early-stage social enterprises from Kuching, Bintulu, Miri and Long Nen were the first batch of participants of Tegas’s Social Impact Accelerator (SIA) programme which started in September last year in partnership with Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC) and Youth Trust Foundation (myHarapan).

To conclude the end of the six-month programme during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period, Tegas will be hosting a Virtual Demo Day to showcase these five social enterprises.

They will be pitching virtually to an audience of diverse stakeholders including potential impact investors, government and funding agencies, policymakers as well as research, academic and ecosystem partners.

Tegas chairman Datu Len Talif Salleh, in a media release today expressed hope that the inaugural SIA programme will help local social entrepreneurs to bring their social businesses to greater heights.

“Tegas will continue to support and empower our local entrepreneurs to scale globally, through the soon-to-be-completed Tegas Digital Village which is expected to be launched by the Chief Minister (Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg) in the middle of this year.

“I also encourage the private sector or corporations to step forward to support our local social enterprises with which they see an alignment of values, whether through procurement or corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes,” he added.

Len Talif and myHarapan chief executive officer (CEO) Nurfarini Daing will be present for the opening and deliver their keynote speeches on that day.

Over the past six months, these social enterprises have learned, networked and mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Three of the five social enterprises were the alumni of the previous Tegas Pre-Accelerator programmes.

Members of the public can tune in for the live streaming on Tegas Digital Innovation Hub’s Facebook page on Feb 27 at 2.30pm. — DayakDaily