by AZALEA AZUAR / pic credit: 100series.asia
AFFIN Bank Bhd is the co-host of the second season of “100 Series Live Pitching 2021” which is being held from March 1 to Oct 31.
The event acts as a complete ecosystem platform which will support, nurture and incubate start-ups with excellent learning curves and broad resources.
They are made available by Brand 21 Asia and its strategic partners, and the top 10 finalists will win complimentary media exposure as well as branding and public relations support, complete start-up business suite, overseas business opportunity and more.
Affin Bank president and group CEO Datuk Wan Razly Abdullah Wan Ali said the “100 Series Live Pitching 2021” campaign is a good platform for start-ups to gain experiences and exposures in a short period of time.
“It is open to start-ups who have been in operation for a minimum of six months and undergraduate students from participating educational institutions, regardless of fields of study.
“The challenges that they face will help these young entrepreneurs to discover their strengths, unleash their potentials and perform their best,” he said in a statement recently.
Wan Razly added that this initiative is aligned with Affin Bank’s mission to encourage the growth of start-ups as they are a segment in Malaysia’s growing economy.
Affin Bank’s programmes to empower start-ups include the Start-Up Banking proposition, SMEssential, SMEasy Protect and SME Colony.
The Start-Up Banking proposition consists of start-up financing schemes that provide initial working capital to support their business.
Moreover, the SMEssential application simplifies multiple products and services through one application, while the SMEasy Protect provides them a premium coverage for RM15 per annum.
The SME Colony is Affin Bank’s award-winning first SME community-centric platform which serves as a comprehensive digital engagement tool in fulfilling SMEs’ needs.