The Asian Entrepreneurship Award is an Innovative Award for young entrepreneurs to compete for global change. Held in Kashiwa-no-ha Japan, Soft Space competed alongside 30 Asian companies, making the cut to the top 8 and bringing home a win!
The Asian Entrepreneurship Awards bring together a who’s who of major universities and corporations seeking to support entrepreneurship. The companies participating in the pitch competition tend to be farther along in their development and tackle issues that resonate internationally.
Eight companies, with business models as diverse as 3D biological tissue printing to building a better app monetization tool, appeared before a highly decorated panel of judges: Michael Alfant, Group Chairman and CEO and Fusions Systems Group, Jesper Koll, most recently the Managing Director and Head of Japanese Equity Research at JP Morgan Securities Japan, Erik Vermeulen, VP and senior counsel corporate at Philips, and Yoko Ishikura, professor emeritus at Hitosubashi University.
“We are honored to represent Malaysia and be part of The Asian Entrepreneurship Award, Japan 2015. It was an eye opener seeing entrepreneurs from different industries competing in the same category – to form a generation of entrepreneurs for the resolution of global problems and creating a better future. We would like to thank the organisers for the opportunities created and also to Dr Razman of Putra Business School for nominating us,” said Chang Chew Soon, CEO of Soft Space
With the win of ¥500000 and 2 years of free tenancy at KOIL Park and Clip Nihonbashi Japan, Soft Space plans on fully utilising it in expending its business regionally.
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