She is the Founder and CEO of InspirEngage International. She's
a young female social entrepreneur with a strong profile globally.
She is a leading professional speaker (including having spoken at
G8, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at United
Nations) and an expert in skills training with a passion in
supporting individuals to explore social enterprise as an option.
From a war-torn Iran, to starting out in the Youth Sector aged just
13, Melody is now a multi- award winning businesswoman
spearheading a shift that will turn the business world on its head.
In 2011, she became the first ever social entrepreneur to appear
on BBC’s The Apprentice, now using the platform to champion
young people and women.
The emancipation of Joanne Kam into the entertainment industry
in the 90’s, turned around and introduced a whole new meaning
of comedy in the conservative night scene of Kuala Lumpur.
Joanne’s distinct style of acid tongue humor earned her the
reputation of being one of the most notoriously funny Lady on the
Malaysian stage. The audience just can’t get enough of her
candid, risqué jokes. A versatile performer, comedy DIVA, stage
actor cum producer and single mother; Joanne is the lady boss of
her own destiny. She is the director of her own event
management company, a contributor for Esquire Magazine,
previously with Capital FM; she is now a radio DJ announcer with
REDFM and a celebrity in her own right.
A food artist, Samantha uses her imagination and simple tools to
create beautiful works of gastronomical delights. A person who
doesn’t like to see edibles go to waste; self-trained Samantha
places meticulous aesthetics into her dishes, making art, delicious
with each bite.
Cheryl Yeoh, born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, received a full
scholarship from JPA of Malaysia to study engineering at
Cornell University, New York in 2002. In 2010, she co-founded
a tech startup called CityPockets Inc and raised USD$1M from
top tier investors in New York and Silicon Valley. Her product
Reclip.It, a personalized shopping list and digital coupons app,
was acquired by Walmart Labs in Silicon Valley in 2013. She
currently resides in San Francisco and is the product lead
for personalization across all Walmart properties globally.
Cheryl was named the Top 44 Female Founders Every
Entrepreneur Should Know by Mashable in 2012, awarded
the L'Oreal Top 10 Women in Digital Award in 2012, and was recently selected to be one
of 10 Global Ambassadors to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on a charity mission in March 2013.
She has appeared on Fox News and ABC7, as well as many other global conferences and
tech publications. Cheryl actively mentors other startups through The Founder
Institute, Peter Thiel's 20Under20 Fellowship, The Lean Startup Machine Weekend and is
also on the advisory board for several startups in the Bay Area.
Sereni & Shentel
Sereni Linggi, a property manager, and Shen-Tel Lee, a
graphics designer, are two best friends turned accidental
headband designers. They have managed to turn their hobby
into a business through friendship, laughter, tears,
determination and a little headband magic.
Sereni & Shentel headbands are handmade headbands
made in Borneo by a team of artisans with a love for head
turning and whimsical hair accessories. Eye catching,
memorable and mad with a bit of humour is what the label is
Founded in 2009, the headband label Sereni & Shentel are
now stocked in stores all over Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei,
Japan and New Zealand and have appeared on US hit
television shows Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives.
Today, Sereni and Shen-Tel continue to pursue their
intended careers along with their company; The Playground Borneo which houses the
headband brand Sereni & Shentel and their photo booth rental business Photobooth
An avid traveler, she made her dreams come true by opening an ideal locale for
backpackers to call ‘home’ in Penang. Queen's Hotel offers budget-friendly lodging strictly
for ladies - snagging the title as the local's first female-friendly hostel.
The hostel features mixed couples rooms (open to female guests with male friends) and
upstairs, a canopy-covered dorm with comfortable mattresses to rest your weary heads.
Beauty essentials from hair straighteners to OPI nail lacquers and full-length mirrors are
also available to make you feel all-pretty before stepping out. To satiate your midnight
hunger pangs without braving the darkened streets and corners, rummage their lobby
basket for mineral water, instant noodles and snacks.
Tintoy & TakeHuat
Tintoy Chuo, founder of Actiontintoy Design Lab: a 10
years old award-winning Character Design studio in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A multimedia design
graduate that uncovered his true passion in cartoon
and character creation, where he has done Mascot
design for KFC Malaysia, Astro XTY channel, Cadbury
Malaysia, Singapore Tourism, Nike Singapore,
Channel-V Hong Kong, Swatch China, 7-up China,
GamePox Sweden & many more. ActionTintoy was the
grand winner for Malaysia's MDeC's 2009 IPCC
animation Super-Pitch contest, & recently a regional
winner for Japan TBS's 13th DigiCon6 animation contest.
No stranger to design magazines and web portals, Tintoy Chuo constantly involves in
international design collaboration campaigns to aid in promoting and increasing awareness
about the Malaysian design industry, & giving talks nationally to share his valuable insight
about character design.
TakeHuat, currently a Senior Art Director based in an international advertising agency. He
is working with local & international clients in Asia Pacific Region for 3 years. Before
advancing his career in advertising agency, he was a mulit-talented designer expanded his
creativity on Toy, Action Figurine, Premium Gift, Product Design, Character Design,
Mascot Costume Design, Digital Illustration for cartoon characters, Digital Imaging, 2D
Graphics, Season Greeting collateral, Printing Solutions, Point of Sales design, Corporate
Identity design, Brand Building etc. Besides that, he has the passion in photography for
more than 10 years, developed skills on landscape, macro, wildlife, street, travel, studio,
and time-lapse video. With his hands full of experience in design & production practice, He
is able to bring the creativity to live in its best.