The Ultimate Elevator Pitch

BizSmart® Challenge is over a decade old! To celebrate this milestone, we're introducing a new Accelerator Programme and broadening the eligibility criteria to empower even more businesses. Exclusive coaching awaits the top 30 finalists, with potential investment opportunities from Malaysia's leading venture capitalists!

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU AND
YOUR BUSINESS?

A total of RM300,000 guaranteed cash prizes to be won

Fast-track your business with Malaysia's top venture capitalists

Exclusive business coaching via the Accelerator Programme

Up to RM20 million of preferential rate financing from
Alliance Bank

MEET YOUR PANEL

Kellee Kam (Group Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Bank) - Judge
Natalie Tan (Partner, 5X Capital) - Judge | Investor
Raymond Chui (Group Chief SME, Commercial & Transaction Banking Officer, Alliance Bank) - Judge | Mentor
Norman Matthieu (Group Chief Executive Officer, Cradle) - Judge | Ecosystem Partner
Mohd Noor Hisham Abdul Bari (Assistant Vice President of MYStartup Malaysia, Cradle) - Judge | Ecosystem Partner
Datuk Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak (President & Chief Executive Officer Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC)) - Corporate Sponsor
Sean Tan (Chief Business Officer Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC)) - Judge | Corporate Sponsor
Rizal IL-Ehzan Fadil Azim (Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Islamic Bank) - Mentor
Freda Liu - Star Host
Bikesh Lakhmichand (Founding Partner & CEO, 1337 Ventures) - Judge | Investor

PROGRAMME TIMELINE

Registration

Record a 60-sec video and
submit the application form.

Proposal Screening &
Company Profile Check

30 shortlisted contestants will be contacted by Alliance Bank before 31 August 2024.

Account Opening

Each contestant is required to open an Alliance Business Current Account/-i (BCA) upon shortlisting.

Coaching & Training

Contestants are required to attend the Accelerator Programme and/or business coaching sessions.

Business Pitching

Each contestant is required to deliver a 5‍-‍min business pitch + 10-min Q&A, followed by a 60-sec elevator pitch to impress the panel judges.

Grand Final

10 finalists will advance to the Grand Final, which will be held on 30 October 2024.

WIN GUARANTEED CASH PRIZES
and a chance to secure uncapped investor funds

GRAND PRIZE: RM100,000 | 1st Runner Up: RM70,000 | 2nd Runner Up: RM30,000 GRAND PRIZE: RM100,000 | 1st Runner Up: RM70,000 | 2nd Runner Up: RM30,000
PARTNER SELECTION AWARD
BY CRADLE
RM50,000
(RM10,000 x 5 WINNERS)
CGC CATEGORY AWARD
RM50,000

GOT MORE QUESTIONS?

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
SPECIAL THANKS TO
SEE WHAT OUR ALUMNI
HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE
BIZSMART® CHALLENGE
Signature Market | Edwin Wang
Signature Market | Edwin Wang
“BizSmart Challenge is a platform for us and they have a lot of awesome crew, awesome arrangements and awesome PR to help you sell your story!"
Amazin' Graze | Amy Zheng
Amazin' Graze | Amy Zheng
“A platform that gives you an opportunity to really change the way how you do things and give yourself extra motivation to grow and become the best you can be!"
Salad Atelier | Dylan Lee
Salad Atelier | Dylan Lee
“BizSmart Challenge helps cultivate startups. It's a whole new beginning of your business where you learn a lot of things from this programme…"
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

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Alliance Bank BizSmart® Business Conference

BUSINESS BEYOND TOMORROW

Are You Ready For Tomorrow's Challenges?

16 July 2024
8.30am - 5pm
W Kuala Lumpur