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Grill or Chill #Energy


Grill or Chill #Energy

26 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Admission FREE
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Grill or Chill (GoC) is a platform for startups to showcase their product and get valuable feedback from experts in the startup ecosystem. Each GoC ends with a networking session where you can mingle and connect with other entrepreneurs in a cozy environment.

This month’s theme is Energy,

GoC #Energy edition aims to gather renewable and green energy solutions that include solar, hydro, wind, biogas, thermal energy as well as highlighting the impact created by the industrial revolution 4.0 within the Malaysian economy. 

About Rice Bowl

The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (Rice Bowl) seeks to connect and empower the ASEAN Economic Community to power up their local economies with startups and scaleups. The program has been organised by the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) since 2015.

Rice Bowl has been the official Southeast Asian circuit of the Global Startup Awards since 2016 and is now in its fifth year.

Rice Bowl rewards innovation, excellence, and best practice in startups and ecosystem players across ASEAN. We also celebrate the ASEAN community’s spirit of diversity in entrepreneurship to solve national-level rice bowl issues and the potential for solutions to be replicated across borders.

Venue Host

Rekascape is at the heart of a new and vibrant landscape in Cyberjaya. Built upon a vision to create and empower a thriving community of entrepreneurs, it is the beginning of a full-fledged development to benefit entrepreneurs, while bringing innovation to the forefront.


Time Activity
10:00 AM Registration
10:25 AM Introduction to ASEA Ricebowl Startup Awards
10:30 AM GRILLing or CHILLing session
11:30 AM Sharing session by grillers
 12.00 PM Networking session

How does it work?

Each startup to be grilled are given 10 minutes:
5 minutes – Startup to showcase their product
5 minutes – Startup to be grilled by grillers



If you have an idea that would help to create opportunities & solve problems in the Energy industry, we want you! Please apply here:


Ko Chuan Zhen

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Plus Solar Systems Sdn Bhd

Ko Chuan Zhen is the CEO and co-founder of Plus Solar, a multi-award-winning clean technology company in Malaysia. Combined with great leadership, passion and in-depth knowledge in renewable energy, he has made Plus Solar the industry leader together with a team of passionate co-workers who give their best to achieve the company’s vision and mission.

To date, Plus Solar has powered more than 700 buildings and 125MWp in power capacity for the country with solar PV technology. He believes that clean energy is the key towards sustainable living and has been instrumental in driving Plus Solar customer through a transformational energy shift experience from polluted to clean energy, in order to make the world a much better place for the future generation.

Year Award Winning Category
  • Nanyang Golden Eagle Award (GEA)
  • Sin Chew Business Excellent Award (SCBEA)
  • The Star Outstanding Business Award (SOBA)
  • Excellent Eagle Award 2015
  • Young and emerging Business Award 2015 
  • Grand Winner of Rising Star 2015 
  • Sin Chew Business Excellent Award (SCBEA)
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Platinum Business Awards
  • Product and Services Business Award 2016
  • Top Nominee 2016  
  • SME Green Excellent Award 2016
  • The Star Outstanding Business Award (SOBA)
  • 100 Most Influential Sustainable Entrepreneur Award
  • Most Promising Business Award 2017 
  • Entrepreneur as Sustainable Development Goals Advocate 
  • Ambank BizRace
  • MOSHPA 14th OSH Excellence National Awards 2018
  • 1st Runner Up 
  • K-Pintar Executive Education Award Winner


Narendren Rengasamy

15 years of industry experience in local, regional and multinational organisations within the manufacturing and services sector out of which 10-years were in senior management roles. Combined technical and commercial expertise in operations,supply chain, sales, product development, market development and market penetration in startup and growth environments.

Chairman of the Malaysian National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination, Council Member of The Electrical & Electronics Association of Malaysia, Corporate Member of IEM, AEMAS Certified Energy Manager, Member of Technical Committee on Standards for MEPS, Light and Lighting.

Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Masters in Electrical Energy & Power System. MBA. Asean Energy Manager Accreditation Scheme Certificate, AOTS Japan Certification on Energy & Environment Management.