Tegas partners with Shell for Sarawak Shell LiveWire programme

Datu Len Talif Salleh

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KUCHING, Oct 13: Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (Tegas) through its Tegas Digital Innovation Hub has once again partnered with Shell to organise the Sarawak Shell LiveWire programme for Sarawakian entrepreneurs and innovators.

Tegas in a press statement today said the programme will run virtually from Nov 6 to Dec 5.

Tegas said the programme seeks to unveil potential Sarawakian entrepreneurs to grow their businesses potentially and possibly, be a part of the Shell Malaysia value chain in the future.


The programme aims to inspire startups and social enterprises to innovate and produce real business solutions that meet today’s socioeconomic needs.

Participants selected for the programme will be engaged in online bootcamp workshops on entrepreneurship development and get the chance to attend a series of workshops that will assist them in generating or enhancing their business ideas, test their business models and prepare them to be successful business owners who can present or market their business ideas for further growth.

“This strategic partnership between Shell and Tegas via the Tegas Digital Village and Digital Innovation Hub aims to accelerate the growth of local startups and social enterprises, in line with the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy 2018-2022.

“We are proud to partner with Shell for the Sarawak Shell LiveWire programme for five consecutive years, and work towards creating an inclusive innovation entrepreneurship ecosystem in Sarawak,” said Tegas Chairman Datu Len Talif Salleh.

“Since the introduction of the programme in 2016 and our partnership in 2017, Shell and Tegas have supported around 400 entrepreneurs from all over Sarawak through LiveWire.

“Our notable alumni include, among others, Thirst Malaysia, Ahmad Tamar, Sluvi, Mariadra Beauty and Kun Product,” Len Talif who is also Assistant Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment added.

Meanwhile, five winners will be chosen towards the end of the programme and will receive a grant of RM15,000 each from Shell and Tegas, alongside mentorship and post-programme support from Tegas and the Sarawak Shell LiveWire facilitators.

Other benefits include free access to Tegas Digital Innovation Hub in Kuching, Bintulu, Miri, green lane to participate in Tegas Digital Village scale-up programmes and access to Tegas’ ecosystem network.

The Sarawak Shell LiveWire programme welcomes all aspiring and budding Sarawakian entrepreneurs above the age of 18 who wish to take their ideas to the next level.

For more information and to apply for the programme, visit https://bit.ly/sarawaklivewire2021 or email TEGAS at accelerate@tegas.org.my. — DayakDaily