Chill Pitch is a monthly virtual pitching challenge for student/lecturer/researcher who are venturing into entrepreneurship and want to validate their idea by getting feedback. The audience: consists of students, industry professionals, experienced entrepreneurs, and academics, who can get a chance to ask questions and gain insights on the current level of student entrepreneurs.
Here we curate the top 6 startups that pitch for chill pitch. Reach out to them if you think you can help. If you want to pitch for the next Chill Pitch on 24th July 2023, please register HERE! Alternatively, you can watch and give feedback HERE!
Founded by Dr Majid Khan from Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM, they use a patented technique to produce high-quality Seaweed powder. They aim to take a pie of the superfood market by providing a cheaper and sustainable solution to a billion-dollar opportunity. One of their pilot product, a seaweed-infused chocolate has been eaten up by the people at Zoo Negara and generating a delicious revenue of RM30,000!
Ding Hui Hui from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, UMT, wanted to capitalize on the growing problem of a student getting any service done. From printing (yes they still do that), to laundry to a cheaper food alternative. Still in the ideation stage, GradMart aims to be a one-stop center for students to get their service done! To pilot their business, Ding Hui started to monetize her printer by providing an on-demand printing service delivering directly to the customers' rooms.
Dashyen from Multimedia University Cyberjaya, MMU, is a serial student entrepreneur. One of his first tastes in entrepreneurship was setting up an online thrift shop. Wanting to get serious in the startup game, he invested about RM7000 of his own money to build a platform where people can form a team, find an opponent, and book sporting venues. He plans to start by helping MMU to monetize its venue and focusing on getting a venue around Cyberjaya.
Amirun Mustaqim from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, USIM, is a true salesman. He launched D'Kacang, an instant Kuah Kacang (peanut gravy) that doesn't need hot water (room temperature only) and can be prepared in less than 1 minute (hence the instant part). You can get his flagship product, D'Kacang Kacang Jer at Shopee for only RM10.
Kawsar from Multimedia University Cyberjaya, MMU, found an interesting problem when he was running his e-commerce drop ship business. He needs to manually update the pricing of each product if the manufacturer decided to change their pricing. To solve the issue, he built software that enables you to sync the information with your manufacturer without integrating it with their ERP. He is now selling his software for USD30/month. You can go to his website to check out the demo of his technology (currently in the form of a furniture dropship website)
Nabihah from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, UMT, wanted to help people cut down the time taken to cook meat til it turns tender. In collaboration with her university, they created a papaya-based bbq sauce that is high in nutrition and can make your meat tender. Check out their Instagram if you want to try and order their product.
The best way to validate your idea is to talk to as many people as you can. Some might hate it, some might give good tips and some might just convert into a high-value customer. If you are a student, lecturer, or researcher who is venturing into entrepreneurship, register for Chill Pitch HERE!