Two teams from the MMU Startup Scheme (MMUSS) 2019 namely BearPack (FCM) and BoardBack (FOM) were announced as finalist and semi-finalist respectively in the Pertandingan Usahawan Inovasi Piala Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia 2019. The competition was held at Hotel Tenera, Bandar Baru Bangi in conjunction with the closing ceremony of the Bulan Keusahawanan Siswa 2019. The event was officiated by Deputy Secretary General, Strategic Planning at Ministry of Education, Dato’ Kamel Mohamed.
BearPack is a startup company that creates an array of low low-cost video game while formulating a perfect low-cost production pipeline, which (the pipeline) will then be further developed into an automated process with its software and services, while BoardBack is a startup company that envisions to be the producer of visionary educational board games for primary school children to enhance their learning experience through a creative platform within a classroom. Both teams joined the MMUSS in March 2019 and they have been undergoing the Entrepreneur Development Training programmes organised by EDC for the past 8 months. With the guidance of the mentors and EDC team and through the grit and determination of the students, these 2 teams managed to emerge as Finalist and Semi-finalist respectively.
The competition is organised to support the Pelan Tindakan Keusahawanan Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi 2016- 2020 specifically under the third initiative in improving and enhancing the ecosystem that supports the students’ entrepreneurial development. This competition also gives the opportunity and space to the students to deliver their ideas and creativity in coming up with potential innovative products and entrepreneurship to be developed to a more competitive level.