Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Balik Pulau shined during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009

In total, over 50 activities were held in Balik Pulau during KUS-PID Balik Pulau Global Entrepreneurship Month (GeM09 - 22 October until 22 November 2009), in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009 (MuG/GEW - 16-22 NOV 2009), as held in at least 85 countries, by over 3,000 partners hosting over 5,000 activities!

In Malaysia alone, GEW 2009 or "Minggu Keusahawanan Global-Sedunia" (MuG - The Week!) saw over 550 events held in the span of a week, by over a hundred partners both from government and private sectors. And Northern Corridor, spearheaded by Penang ICT Entrepreneurs Society (ICT Penang) and Balik Pulau Social Entrepreneurs Club (KUS-BP) organized various activities to promote entrepreneurship especially among young people. Northern Corridor also saw significant participations by Politeknik Seberang Perai (PSP), New INTI College, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and ITU-UUM by hosting several eventful activities during The Week.

Last Saturday, KUS Balik Pulau in support by Multimedia Development Corpoation (MDeC), Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMMPP) and several other organizations organized a full-day workshop dubbed "Karnival Usahawan Muda Inovasi & Kreatif 2009 - KUMIK" for its members and the local public on social media and entrepreneurship at Island College of Technology, Sungai Rusa. The event was officiated by Dato' Haji Faudzi Naim Haji Noh, Vice President of Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia (DPMM) as well as ICT Penang Advisor. Also presence was YB Sr. Hj Muhamad Farid Hj Saad, the local state assemblyman for Pulau Betong who also delivered a talk on entrepreneurship. Muhamad Farid is also an advisor for KUS Balik Pulau as well as a patron for Pusat Internet Desa (PID) Balik Pulau.

For more information about KUS & PID Balik Pulau and Global Entrepreneurship Week, refer the special book published last week, as below (also downloadable):

myUsahawan Global 2009/Koridor Utara (launched @ USM on 19 NOV 2009)

To obtain a print copy, kindly visit Pusat Internet Desa Balik Pulau at Pejabat Pos Malaysia, Kongsi, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia - or send a self-address RM1 stamped envelope to PID. For more information, contact +60 4 866-2706.


Several copies are also available for pickup at KUS-KUMUDA booth at Ekspo Jualan Karnival Riang Ria Balik Pulau at the vicinity of Southwest District al-Mokhtar Mosque at Jalan Balik Pulau (Main Street). The retail exposition opens every day including during Eid al-Adha until Tuesday, 1 DEC 2009. Meet the sociopreneur crews there!

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