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Grill or Chill #SocialEnterprise


Grill or Chill #SocialEnterprise

29 March 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
WOTSO WorkSpace
Admission FREE
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What is Grill or Chill?

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 will be on Social Enterprise.

Have you heard about Social Enterprise?
Social Enterprise is a business entity that is registered under any written law in Malaysia that proactively creates positive social or environmental impact in a way that is financially sustainable.

What to know more? Come and join us during the Grill or Chill to meet with potential social enterprise pitching on their business and industry experts that will be the griller on that day.

Calling startups that has Social Enterprise impact for the world to pitch, interested to pitch ?

Please apply here :


Time Activity
10:00 AM Registration
10:30 AM GRILLing or CHILLing session
11:30 AM Sharing session by Grillers
12:00 PM End

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

Venue :WOTSO WorkSpace
Address : Summer Suites, No 8, Jalan Cendana, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur



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Yasmin Rasyid


YASMIN RASYID is a marine biologist by profession and an environmentalist by passion. She has a degree in Marine Biology and a minor in Contemporary Religion from Duke University, a M.Sc. from University Malaya in Biotechnology and is now currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Sustainability Science at University of Malaya at the Faculty of Sciences. Yasmin has 20 years of experience and knowledge in environmental management, community development, and social responsibility in Malaysia. She is also involved in community mobilisation and research-based programs on issues related to sustainability. Yasmin has experiences in organisational, leadership and personal development, people management, organisational financial management, supervision, administration and project management.

Yasmin also has more than two decades of experience in reporting, documentation, and content development. She also serves as a mentor for various national programs on entrepreneurship, leadership, sustainability, youth empowerment, women empowerment, and environmental research and human health. Yasmin also provides consultation for business transformation towards sustainability. Yasmin’s credentials can be easily found online including press coverages and releases. In her spare time, Yasmin indulges in creative projects and activities. She also volunteers regularly for local environmental and social NGOs.

Yasmin is the founder and president of local environmental and non-profit organization EcoKnights ( She served as the Chairperson for Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO) from 2012-2017 leading engagements and advocacy initiatives in this coalition of 26 environmental and social NGOs in the country. She is currently MENGO’s Vice Chairperson. She co-founded Poptani Asia with Sheik Shahnaz, and is also the Chairperson of the Duke Alumni Association Malaysia. In her spare time, Yasmin likes to get her hands dirty with urban farming activities, and river volunteering.


Special Projects, UEM Sunrise

Her team is responsible for driving the strategic projects that are determined by the Leadership team that are essential to positively impact the company in various aspects. These ranges from strategic partnerships, building and strengthening critical business relationships, process & strategic enhancements on delivering on the company’s purpose and vision. Her role involves stakeholder management, negotiation, leading and managing priority projects.

With over 10 years of experience in real estate starting from London to Malaysia, her international exposure and access to a global network of real estate professionals and has enabled her to handle an extensive portfolio prior to joining the MD’s Office, with the proven ability to turn around two departments at nine times its revenue within seven months. Wai Chia started at the Business Development team in UEM Sunrise where she led the completion of a RM16billion Gross Development Value (“GDV”) joint venture with KLK Berhad and successfully concluded two joint ventures with Mitsui & Co.; and Mulpha International Berhad with the combined GDV of RM5.8billion. Her role involved negotiation, due diligence, feasibility studies, identification and delivery of new business opportunities.

She was then entrusted with the Industrial/B2B Business division that leveraged on her sales and marketing experiences. In less than a year, she succeeded in securing sales that are set to generate foreign direct investments up to RM726million at the Southern Industrial Logistic Cluster (“SILC”). The transactions will create up to 500 direct jobs within the 24,000acres Iskandar Puteri township.

Prior to joining UEM Sunrise, she was in the international real estate division of an international realtor where she was involved in over 116 projects located in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Singapore. She developed her international business development, research, real estate consultancy and experience in sales and marketing across Malaysia, Indonesia and China through this role.

Wai Chia holds a Bachelor of Law(Hons) from Cardiff University, United Kingdom.

Syarina Hisham


After studying and working in Australia for seven years, Ayin knew that myHarapan was the place for her. A graduate of Accounting and Management Information System at Deakin University and a former operations Manager at NRS Gas Technology, Ayin also volunteers for Kiwanis and the Malaysian Federation of the Deaf. When she is not planning her next adventure abroad, Ayin leads all aspects of the foundation’s business development and manages the Integrated Marketing and Communications Department of myHarapan. Ayin has been with myHarapan for 7 years and has contributed to countless mentoring and coaching and judging the social entrepreneurs. Ayin has also given a talk at the TEDxKenyalang, themed “Today for Tomorrow” and also shared her views and opinion on youth unemployment on BFM.