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SELANGOR AS THE WINNER OF THE FOURTH EDITION SAY ASPIRE PROGRAM. | One of my biggest dreams is to have my own business and yet I know Allah has a better plan than mine right. 

Hence, having the opportunity to attend this Final Pitching for Say Aspire was really mind-blowing and gave me many ideas about the journey in the entrepreneurship.

SAY ASPIRE is an entrepreneur development program for youth who have the potential to expand their products and services to the global market through the course export strategy guidance and training.

say aspire 2023
His Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Young Raja of Selangor 

This is the fourth time the SAY ASPIRE program has been held since 2018 organized by His Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Young Raja of Selangor through his agency Selangor Youth Community (SAY) based in Shah Alam, Selangor.

This year's edition program starts from March until May 2023 and has an impact on 30 IMKS entrepreneurs in Selangor who are ready to explore the global market. 

Among the criteria are:
  • the company must operate in Selangor, 
  • company directors aged 18-40 years, 
  • not declared bankrupt and/or blacklisted.

This program is a collaboration between Selangor and Selangor Entrepreneur Development EXCO Youth Community, a non-governmental organization (NGO) established by DYTM Raja Muda Selangor to develop youth entrepreneurs to the international stage.

Entrepreneurs in Selangor must go through 2 stages of evaluation and presentation, and only 10 companies were selected to participate in the final presentation at the SAY ASPIRE Pitch program Finale. 

Say Aspire 4th edition judge,

The final presentation was judged by a panel with extensive experience in areas of business and export:
• His Royal Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Young King of Selangor
• YBrs. Mr. Abu Bakar Yusof, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MATRADE
• YBrs. Mr. Rizal Nainy, CEO of SME Corporation
• YBrs. Dr Nurliza Mohd Mydin, Chief Strategy Officer of EXIM Bank
• YBrs. Puan Wan Norma Wan Daud, export expert from the Malaysian Exports Academy

The SAY ASPIRE Pitch Finale offers some high-impact rewards to the 3 winners
the main one is the sponsorship of flights to selected countries for promotion and negotiation purposes business, access to the procurement team, special one-on-one coaching to help entrepreneurs materialize their export dreams, remuneration opportunities, and business investments, collaboration network with related agencies, trophies, and certificates.

Wawa Zainal represents her company Respected Citizen Sdn Bhd

List of 10 youth companies competing in the SAY ASPIRE Pitch Finale including :

  1. My Innovative Wellness Sdn Bhd - Healthy breakfast cereals & snacks
  2. Global Haltech Sdn Bhd - Halal kit test
  3. Respected Citizen Sdn Bhd - Cosmetics
  4. Nibou Industries (M) Sdn Bhd - Curd, yogurt,
  5. Elma Food Manufacturing Sdn Bhd - 3-in-1 coffee, cereal drinks, yogurt
  6. MGR Malaysia Sdn Bhd - Biscuits & light snacks
  7. Xierra Holding Sdn Bhd - Sportswear
  8. Inah Rasa Sdn Bhd - Cooking paste
  9. H&S Delight (M) Sdn Bhd - Cooking cubes
  10. Prosurv Resources - Cooking paste 

Congratulations to all the selected winners:

First Place Winner: Global Haltech Sdn Bhd 

Global Haltech is a group that offers a “TOTAL HALAL TRADE ECOSYSTEM”. They offer a systematic and sustainable approach by integrating training, testing, and providing tools of trade. Global Haltech also serves as a market connector linking FAR EAST producers to the world.

Halal test-kit,

With their tagline and motto ‘Trust but Verify’, they bring upon the world the concept of the halal value chain “from lab to shelf”. Congrats on the absolutely awesome innovative products, the Halal-test kit is absolutely one and only in Malaysia, and they are the only one in the world with ISO cert no.

Second Place Winner: MGR Malaysia Sdn Bhd - Biscuits & light snacks

MGR MALAYSIA SDN BHD was established to develop communities to make side income by producing tasty and quality snack products under the CHEMILAN brand.


With the tagline - "Surprise, Cinta, Kenangan", Chemilan focuses on family values ​​and bonds and evokes childhood memories of traditional Malay culture with the food packaging design and the taste itself. My sister really loves their biscuit and during this Hari Raya, she bought many of them in my hometown.

Third Place Winner: H&S Delight (M) Sdn Bhd - Cooking Cubes

H&S Delight (M) Sdn Bhd

H&S Delight (M) Sdn Bhd brand; 'Delish' is short for 'Delicious' aims to offer global consumers a range of delicious yet safe, healthy, and nutritious food products by embracing the latest innovative and creative food technology with authentic local taste from different parts of the world.

Their core product is pre-mix cooking dry paste designed to make the prepping and cooking process; quick, easy, and cost-saving. Our cooking cube is considered the 'magic cubes' encapsulating all ingredients including spices and herbs in one cube for cooking a complete meal! These products are also of the best and rare products we can find in the market right?

About Selangor Youth Community (SAY) 

Selangor Youth Community (SAY) was founded by His Royal Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Young Raja of Selangor in 2017. SAY is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization that adheres to the goal of creating a community youth by dynamic, progressive and energetic youth.

Based on research and workshops conducted by the Boston Consulting Group to identify the youth in Selangor, SAY has been guided by four main focuses, namely Entrepreneurship, Sports and Health, Art and Creative and Community Service, it is to comprehensively touch the main interests and focus youth in the state of Selangor.

In 2022, SAY has provided a positive impact to a total of 310,738 youth, not only limited to the state of Selangor but also throughout Malaysia through more than 200 initiatives and programs starting from the first year of its establishment which has also produced a social return on investment (SROI) 1 :3.03. SAY also runs holistic programs and initiatives through partners from various government agencies, companies and communities to identify gaps in the ecosystem to ensure no community is left behind.

Selangor Youth Community (SAY)

Website: entrepreneurshipselangor.com.my
Email: hello@selangoryouth.com
Contact: 03-55235268

Kudos to all winners and SAY for this great program. And I'm looking forward for next winner next year! 


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