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[MaGIC Webinar] Fundraising For Social Enterprises: Are Angels A Good Fit?

In light of the ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) and MaGIC’s recent survey having conclusive data that only 2.9% of start-ups are confident in surviving through MCO -  MaGIC will be bringing you its Webinar series, a platform for online live sessions with industry experts and entrepreneurs to shed light on the various ways to strategise and thrive in a time of crisis, such as the one brought about by the COVID-19.

Each topic in the series will dive into the different areas of business and offer tools and insights for business sustainability, followed by a Q&A session. We at MaGIC will strive to provide a platform of support for our entrepreneurs as best we can.

The Session

The global pandemic and its impact on the economy has highlighted many social issues as well as economic disparity worldwide. Parallel to these issues, there has been a growing interest in investment for the incorporation of social impact into entrepreneurship.

Join us in this webinar jointly hosted by MBAN and MaGIC as we discuss how social entrepreneurs can survive and thrive (with access to funding) in this environment.

*Social entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend to get feedback from our esteemed panels about the types of funding suitable for their Social Enterprise.

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Dr Melissa Foo

Dr Melissa Foo is a global investor and portfolio manager; with a focus on impact investment ecosystem development and innovation. In 2013, she was based in New York to work on multiple early-stage deals in FinTech, Healthcare, Education, B2B, Real Estate Technology and Social Enterprise. She has also consulted for the Malaysian government on Ventures and Corporate Entrepreneurship (Ministry of Finance) and Social Innovation (Prime Minister’s Department - National Innovation Agency). Melissa received an MBA from Columbia Business School with a dual-concentration in Family Enterprise Management & Impact Investing. Additionally, she also serves on the board of her family healthcare company based in Malaysia. Prior to that, she obtained dental qualifications from the University of Melbourne and was attached to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Hospital Sungai Buloh, specialising in trauma and facial reconstruction. When she is not identifying the next big thing in impact and innovation, she is passionate about travel, meeting people, making connections and giving. Her philanthropic work with the family organisation serves underprivileged communities across Southeast Asia.

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Dr Shariha Khalid Erichsen

Dr Shariha is an impact advisor and investor with over 15 years experience in roles in the public, private and non-profit sectors around the world. She brings insightful knowledge of the innovation and impact ecosystem in Asian, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. From establishing organisations dedicated to building and supporting the next impact entrepreneur, to creating safe spaces and communities for cross-sector collaboration as well as funding early-stage innovations, Shahriha has been at the pulse of innovation and impact in the region. Prior to her career as an entrepreneur, Dr Shahriha was a career surgeon in the healthcare system in the UK, US and Malaysia. As a +SocialGood Connector at the UN Foundation and a Global Good Fund Ambassador, she passionately contributes her time to causes on entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Dr Shariha is a Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practitioner and received her degrees in design, medicine, and health systems research in the United Kingdom. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Rashvin Pal Singh

A graduate with an Accounting and Finance degree from the University of West of England, Bristol UK, Rashvin spent the first 4 years of his career journey in the corporate world as a Manager in the Advisory Division of PwC Malaysia. Pursuing his passions, Rashvin is now leading the Biji-Biji Group, one of Malaysia’s pioneering and award-winning Social Innovation Organisation. Under his leadership, the group has been creating a series of successful social innovation and social enterprise models across the circular economy, ethical fashion and alternative energy. Connecting with people, and building on impactful ideas through collaborative frameworks, Rashvin plays an active role in various global and regional engagements. His engagements include his participation as a panellist at the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in 2019 Addis Ababa and the Island Conference 2020 in Guam.

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[MaGIC Webinar] Fundraising For Social Enterprises: Are Angels A Good Fit?

Dec 2, 2020 11:00 AM

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Dec 2, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar

Admission is Free

Register Now

In light of the ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) and MaGIC’s recent survey having conclusive data that only 2.9% of start-ups are confident in surviving through MCO -  MaGIC will be bringing you its Webinar series, a platform for online live sessions with industry experts and entrepreneurs to shed light on the various ways to strategise and thrive in a time of crisis, such as the one brought about by the COVID-19.

Each topic in the series will dive into the different areas of business and offer tools and insights for business sustainability, followed by a Q&A session. We at MaGIC will strive to provide a platform of support for our entrepreneurs as best we can.

The Session

The global pandemic and its impact on the economy has highlighted many social issues as well as economic disparity worldwide. Parallel to these issues, there has been a growing interest in investment for the incorporation of social impact into entrepreneurship.

Join us in this webinar jointly hosted by MBAN and MaGIC as we discuss how social entrepreneurs can survive and thrive (with access to funding) in this environment.

*Social entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend to get feedback from our esteemed panels about the types of funding suitable for their Social Enterprise.

How does it work?

50 minutes panel discussion

20 minutes Q&A

Key takeaways

What are the different sources of fundings

What funding is the right fit for your SE

Agenda

Speaker Profile

Dr Melissa Foo

Dr Melissa Foo is a global investor and portfolio manager; with a focus on impact investment ecosystem development and innovation. In 2013, she was based in New York to work on multiple early-stage deals in FinTech, Healthcare, Education, B2B, Real Estate Technology and Social Enterprise. She has also consulted for the Malaysian government on Ventures and Corporate Entrepreneurship (Ministry of Finance) and Social Innovation (Prime Minister’s Department - National Innovation Agency). Melissa received an MBA from Columbia Business School with a dual-concentration in Family Enterprise Management & Impact Investing. Additionally, she also serves on the board of her family healthcare company based in Malaysia. Prior to that, she obtained dental qualifications from the University of Melbourne and was attached to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Hospital Sungai Buloh, specialising in trauma and facial reconstruction. When she is not identifying the next big thing in impact and innovation, she is passionate about travel, meeting people, making connections and giving. Her philanthropic work with the family organisation serves underprivileged communities across Southeast Asia.

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Dr Shariha Khalid Erichsen

Co-Founder, Impact Hub KL

Dr Shariha is an impact advisor and investor with over 15 years experience in roles in the public, private and non-profit sectors around the world. She brings insightful knowledge of the innovation and impact ecosystem in Asian, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. From establishing organisations dedicated to building and supporting the next impact entrepreneur, to creating safe spaces and communities for cross-sector collaboration as well as funding early-stage innovations, Shahriha has been at the pulse of innovation and impact in the region. Prior to her career as an entrepreneur, Dr Shahriha was a career surgeon in the healthcare system in the UK, US and Malaysia. As a +SocialGood Connector at the UN Foundation and a Global Good Fund Ambassador, she passionately contributes her time to causes on entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Dr Shariha is a Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practitioner and received her degrees in design, medicine, and health systems research in the United Kingdom. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Rashvin Pal Singh

Group CEO, Biji-Biji Initiative

A graduate with an Accounting and Finance degree from the University of West of England, Bristol UK, Rashvin spent the first 4 years of his career journey in the corporate world as a Manager in the Advisory Division of PwC Malaysia. Pursuing his passions, Rashvin is now leading the Biji-Biji Group, one of Malaysia’s pioneering and award-winning Social Innovation Organisation. Under his leadership, the group has been creating a series of successful social innovation and social enterprise models across the circular economy, ethical fashion and alternative energy. Connecting with people, and building on impactful ideas through collaborative frameworks, Rashvin plays an active role in various global and regional engagements. His engagements include his participation as a panellist at the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in 2019 Addis Ababa and the Island Conference 2020 in Guam.

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