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The flagship entrepreneurship show on BFM, featuring personal business stories from early stage start-ups, all the way to billionaire octogenarians in Malaysia and abroad. Notable guests include Martin Cooper (father of the mobile phone), Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks), Ralph Henry Baer (father of video games), Tony Buzan (Mindmap Guru), Isaac Tigrett (Hard Rock Cafe founder), Robert Kiyosaki (Financial Guru), Nick Vujicic (motivational speaker) and more. Tap into this valuable resour ...
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Chai Desert Radio, the voice of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, provides a uniquely New Mexican perspective on places, faces, and issues of importance to Jews at home, in Israel, and worldwide. We engage in conversations and interviews with thought leaders and difference makers in the arts, culture, sports, religion, politics, and more to examine these topics through a Jewish and Southwestern lens.
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Tune in to the B2B BRAND180 Podcast with Linda Fanaras, CEO/Strategist! Linda Fanaras is the founder of Millennium Agency, a B2B brand development and marketing strategy firm, that specializes in helping companies build a powerful brand, identify unique messaging that sets them apart in the market, and uncovers the white space in the market to lock in an effective marketing strategy. A brand expert and marketing strategist, she interviews top industry thought leaders and through this, you wi ...
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Hi there from Joni B. Cole, author of "Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier." This podcast gives me the chance to ask notable authors about what they write, how they write, and why they write. Plus, I throw in the odd question or two to help us get to know each author a little bit better as a person. Eavesdrop along with a new episode every Thursday. Visit Joni B. Cole at jonibcole.com Producer: Helmut Baer Music credit: "Upbeat Forever" by Kevin MacLeod ...
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In this episode of the B2B Brand180 podcast, Linda interviews Mark Dingman, Creative Director at Millennium Agency. They discuss the common misconception that a brand is just a logo, highlighting the importance of a deeper discovery process to understand a company's identity, personality, and target market. Mark emphasizes the pivotal role of marke…
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Today on the show, we take a look at some of the innovative strides in sustainable waste management with Mah Jun Kit, Founder and CEO of BioLoop, a pioneering startup transforming Malaysia’s palm oil waste landscape. BioLoop utilises Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) to convert organic waste into valuable protein for aquaculture and animal feeds, sig…
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These days, everyone has a whistleblower, including Games Workshop; grab your tin foil hats and channel your inner Alex Jones when you read these. Get 5% Off Baron of Dice: use code Longwar5 https://bit.ly/BaronDiceTLW J15 Games Has Your Game Aides, Tokens & Templates! Get them here: https://bit.ly/J15GamesTLW Become a veteran of the Long War & get…
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Founded in 2007, Web Bytes is a software development company that specialises in software solutions for the retail and food and beverage (F&B) industries, and is 38% owned by GD Express Carrier Bhd (GDeX). The company began as a small project attempting to reinvent retail software and yet today, it is a RM30 million business with customers such as …
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“Fashion retail is not a Silicon Valley story”. Jenn’s Wanderlust + Co journey began back in 2010 in her apartment in Melbourne, powered by a WordPress website, self-made graphic designs, and about RM10,000 in startup money. Today her Wanderlust + Co products are present in nearly 30 countries, making over 70% of its revenue from foreign markets, a…
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While technological advancements and immersive multiplayer experiences make gaming a popular leisure activity, excessive screen time poses risks to children's mental health, including addiction, diminished focus, and social skill deficiencies. To address these concerns, Bomb Battle, a team-building escape room game company introduces Bomb Battle El…
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Malaysian startup Finalyst wants to help financial planners, insurance agents, and unit trust consultants improve sales conversions and better manage their relationships with clients through their financial planning platform. With a focus on simplicity, Finalyst says that the platform supports industry players by providing personalised financial pl…
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Today on the show, we’re diving into the realm of Extended Reality (XR) with Theyventhiran Nadarajah, CEO, & Jayagaren Paramasivam, CTO, Teczo Sdn Bhd . They are a technology company that provides cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications, mobile applications, metaverse development, digital twin solutions, advanced v…
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These days, everyone has a whistleblower, including Games Workshop; grab your tin foil hats and channel your inner Alex Jones when you read these. Get 5% Off Baron of Dice: use code Longwar5 https://bit.ly/BaronDiceTLW J15 Games Has Your Game Aides, Tokens & Templates! Get them here: https://bit.ly/J15GamesTLW Become a veteran of the Long War & get…
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Shopmatic is a global e-commerce platform that empowers merchants to build and grow their businesses online. The company was acquired by global embedded finance firm MatchMove in 2022 in a deal worth $200 million US Dollars, enabling MatchMove to provide its Banking-as-a-Service capabilities to Shopmatic’s ecosystem of over a million e-commerce SME…
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The internet is buzzing with accusations that winners used AI art and 3d printed miniatures in their Golden Demon entries. Get your Long War Adepticon dice here while they last https://spikeybits.com/store/Exclusive-Long-War-Adepticon-Doubles-16mm-Dice-Set-w-Tin-p642628012 J15 Games Has Your Game Aides, Tokens & Templates! Get them here: https://bi…
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In this episode of the B2B Brand180 podcast, Linda interviews Hannah Moore from Ascendco Health about enhancing brand presence through community engagement and storytelling. Hannah offers insights into the rebranding process and the strategic importance of community-focused positioning. She discusses the necessity of being people-oriented, beyond m…
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On this episode of Open For Business, we dive into an increasingly crucial topic within the bustling construction sector of Malaysia— safety on the job site. In an industry that is as dynamic as it is hazardous, innovative solutions are not just welcome; they're necessary. We are joined by Frank Tan, the Co-Founder of Nuri IoT, a company at the for…
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Founded in 2022, this Malaysian startup wants to help brands connect with their audience by transforming everyday vehicles into mobile billboards, while empowering car owners to earn while they drive, effectively turning KM into RM. Having made RM800,000 in revenue in 2023, Carching is targeting RM3 million this year, while looking to raise a seed …
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In today’s fast-paced world, the dark shadow of fake certifications looms large, threatening not just the credibility of individuals but also the very foundations of our educational and professional institutions, as well as industrial certifications. To combat and address this, Malaysian startup Certiify Solutions is on a mission to safeguard the s…
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We speak with Fadz Subari about how childhood memories led him to establish a homegrown aromacare brand celebrated for its artisanal scents, crafted from Malaysian herbs and plants. We will also look into their initiatives to expand globally while championing Malaysian ingredients and sustainable practices, hear about their innovative AI-driven app…
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After leaving a lucrative career selling insurance policies, Peter took a leap into the world of new media in late 2018 and started Mr. Money TV. The mission: to demystify the complex world of finance for the average Malaysian through accessible and engaging content. However this move was not without its risks. From the early days of balancing mult…
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Adepticon Was Wild— here's what went down from the Long War side of things, including new products on the way and 40k championships! Get your Long War Adepticon dice here while they last https://spikeybits.com/store/Exclusive-Long-War-Adepticon-Doubles-16mm-Dice-Set-w-Tin-p642628012 Longwar5 J15 Games Has Your Game Aides, Tokens & Templates! Get th…
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In this episode of B2B Brand180, Linda interviews Frank Husmann, CEO and Founder of Maxiality. They discuss effective branding and growth strategies in B2B, focusing on authority marketing. Frank shares his experiences as a SaaS founder and B2B tech advisor, highlighting the importance of showcasing expertise to establish industry authority. They t…
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In this episode of Open For Business, we speak with Isaac Kon, the CEO and Founder, as well as Wong Weng Khing, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-founder of Heytech Sdn Bhd. They are a Malaysian-based talent and casting business founded in 2022, who came up with a casting/hiring platform known as Heycast.me. Built in the early days of 2023, Hey…
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Founded back in November 2023, VIDANEX is the first spin-off company of IMU (also formerly known as International Medical University), with a mission to help digitalise the healthcare space and integrate AI with medical imaging solutions. From pancreatic to breast cancer and more, this homegrown university spinoff says that its AI-driven insights w…
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Today on Open For Business, we speak with Keith Lester Tang, the Founder of Streetpaw, a Malaysian based company that sells pet meals, bone broths and merchandise to earn a sustainable income in their journey to support stray animals. Over the course of the conversation, Keith will help us get a better picture on Streetpaw’s unique business model, …
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Ex-Zalora CEO, Michele Ferrario did not want to become an entrepreneur but had a need that nobody could provide for here in the region. Despite 124 pre-launch rejections from early-stage investors, he went about trying to build it himself and Stashaway was then born. Commonly known as robo-advisors, digital wealth managers or digital investment man…
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In this B2B Brand180 podcast episode hosted by Linda Fanaras, Armando Leduc shares insights on the intersection of storytelling and business growth. Armando discusses his transition from the film industry to founding Leduc Entertainment, emphasizing the power of authentic storytelling in business communication. He offers practical advice on overcom…
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Natureloop is a KL-based company that specialises in designing and manufacturing products made from plastic waste. Instead of being discarded, Natureloop transforms plastic waste into new products such as coasters, customisable plant pots, as well as medals and trophies. Today on Open For Business, we speak with Brandon Chong Chee Wing, the Founder…
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The Rainmakers wants to make property investing more accessible to retail investors, helping them get a fractional slice of property ownership without the typical financial strains that come with property investing. Having raised RM620,000 in pre-seed capital, The Rainmakers are trying to raise a seed round of RM1.2 million at a pre-money valuation…
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Founded in 2017, Parcel Daily is a courier aggregator platform that helps optimise courier shipping cost and improve the shipping experience by connecting e-commerce businesses, big and small, with their network of service providers, such as DHL, PosLaju, and Ninjavan, among many others. To date, they have processed more than 5 million parcels and …
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Since their establishment in 2017, TTRacing is a gaming chair company that provides high-quality ergonomic gaming chairs and has been rapidly expanding across SouthEast Asia with stores in Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines. They are now looking at further expansion into other SEA countries including Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. In this episod…
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Formerly known as Incite Foodtech, Incite Innovations Group was founded in 2020 and has seen M&A and corporate restructuring over the last few years to strengthen the business and its balance sheet so that it could go out and raise more funding as it geared up for a targeted 2024 IPO. Today, in its consolidated, re-branded form, Incite Innovation h…
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With the rules leaked, the internet says Tau is unplayable now in Warhammer 40k, but are they really? Get your Long War Winter Tournament Season dice here https://baronofdice.com/products/official-long-war-podcast-16mm-dice-1?variant=47665270849853 Longwar5 J15 Games Has Your Game Aides, Tokens & Templates! Get them here: https://bit.ly/J15GamesTLW…
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In this episode of B2B Brand180, Linda interviews Robert Weiss, President Sales & Marketing, MultiVision Digital, on the critical role of video in B2B branding and growth strategies. This episode covers strategies for beginning with video marketing, maximizing production value on a limited budget, and highlights video's increasing importance in dig…
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Today on the show, we spoke with Caleen Caseryn Chua, Founder of Enliven Women, the first ever transformation event designed to uplift the spirits of women. Coming from a finance background and formerly owning a chain of restaurants, Caleen has gone back to reliving her passion in giving back to the society by the form of yoga and mindfulness, as m…
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With a bootstraped investment of RM868,000 since its establishment in 2019, Secondlifeasia, Malaysia’s largest smart device repair company, records an inclining growth of 424% year on year, and is expecting to hit an annual revenue of RM 7.0 million this year. Secondlifeasia is an Independent Repair Provider (IRP) with genuine parts and diagnostic …
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Brokerage firm Malacca Securities was founded just over 60 years ago and Chia Wei got involved with the business back in 2013 after returning from the UK for what was supposed to be a “short visit” due to tightening of working visas. Following her education at Imperial College London, Chia Wei was working at a luxury brand retail group as a merchan…
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Behind the common misconception, pole dancing is generally known for its freedom of expressing feelings through the art of dancing that has evolved over time, from its origins in strip clubs and bars, to a more widely recognised form of fitness and art. Pole dancing has many different styles, from exotic to sports and there are a plethora of choreo…
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Games Workshop has some sweet Warhammer Merchandise for every facet of your hobby now, with all these reveals, plus the latest new release roadmap and more! Get your Long War Winter Tournament Season dice here https://baronofdice.com/products/official-long-war-podcast-16mm-dice-1?variant=47665270849853 Longwar5 J15 Games Has Your Game Aides, Tokens…
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In this episode of B2B Brand180, Linda interviews Doug Brown, CEO of CEO Sales Strategies, discussing topics ranging from the importance of follow-up in sales, to aligning sales and marketing strategies, to understanding buyer psychology. Doug shares valuable insights from his extensive B2B experience, emphasizing the significance of personalized c…
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In a world where sustainability and social impact are top of mind of consumer consciousness, Earth Heir stands out as a beacon of ethical practice and artisanal excellence. Founded by Sasibai Kimis in Malaysia, Earth Heir began with preserving traditional crafts and empowering local artisans through fair trade practices and sustainable sourcing. Af…
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After almost 3 decades in the corporate world, specifically within the capital markets and asset management sphere, Rejina Rahim left her job as the Managing Director of Nomura Asset Management Malaysia and founded Wahine Capital during the COVID lockdowns. Wahine Capital’s main vision is to empower women through financial knowledge and collaborati…
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Founded in April 2020, MADCash stands for Multiply, Assist, Donate Cash and the startup funds and grows unbanked and underbanked women entrepreneurs, aiming to create an alternative credit scoring to increase their future bankability. The company runs on a proprietary technological platform that allows donors to contribute and see whom their funds …
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Imagine indulging in the ancient golden goodness of turmeric without the worry of sugar or stains—Haldy has made this a reality. Haldy launched a groundbreaking product: the World's First Sugar-free Turmeric Mints. These aren't just any mints; they are a blend of taste, health, and convenience, designed to seamlessly integrate the benefits of turme…
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Founded in 2020, Cult Creative started as a networking platform for creative professionals with a stated mission to redefine content creation and foster collaboration. Today, it is focused on connecting brands with creators and uses technology to help brands find creators that is right for them, streamline workflows, and facilitate creator payments…
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Thousand Sons Win Cherokee Open, but don't go undefeated, plus FLG's new play standards statement and Wyatt is back! Get your Long War Winter Tournament Season dice here https://baronofdice.com/products/official-long-war-podcast-16mm-dice-1?variant=47665270849853 Longwar5 J15 Games Has Your Game Aides, Tokens & Templates! Get them here: https://bit…
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