After a nationwide search, HP Inc. Malaysia declared JomFranchise as the winner of its “Creators of Tomorrow” university challenge. The winning team raked in MYR10,000 to fund their business idea and also scored a three-month mentorship programme with Fayza Mohamad Amin, managing director of HP Inc. Malaysia and Bryan Loo, founder of Tealive.
Judges sifted through over 2,500 start-up ideas from university students from across the country. Ultimately, promising entrepreneur siblings Muhammad Abdul Haiy and Muhammad Al Fateh from Open University impressed the judges with their winning idea—which aims to make franchising accessible to Malaysians through crowdsourcing.
The runners-up include Top Flow, a business idea to create a safe platform for tenants and landlords, as well as More Than Accounting, an idea of renting out additional space for storage.
The “Creators of Tomorrow” university challenge aims to realise the dreams of budding entrepreneurs by providing the help they need to break down the barriers of entry. Early stage investment remains one of the biggest barriers to entry for startups. The challenge also provides guidance and mentorship to help aspiring entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.
The university challenge is powered by the HP Pavilion x360—the versatile notebook for work and play. It is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, offers over 10 hours of battery life and an innovative 360-degree hinge that gives it its multi-mode superpowers. The stylish, ultra-thin and ultra-light design makes it perfect for university students. The notebook retails for MYR2,499.