We are proud to announce our students from the Faculty of Management (FOM) namely Ghazi Arif Zarilan (project leader), Mohammad Amin Mazli Zakuan, and Kamarul Ikram Zulkefli with their project, “Buah Angkat” won first place at the Islamic Digital Economy Accelerator (IDE-A) competition. They received the honour during the Virtual Award Ceremony on 5 June 2020. The team is guided by Dr. Kamarulzaman Abdul Aziz, a lecturer from FOM.

“Buah Angkat” is a platform for customers to experience owning a fruit tree without having to go through any physical work. Not only that, fruit farmers can also utilise this platform to market their products and use it as their main source of income. The platform is also served as an avenue for the customers to get updates on their “Buah Angkat” and they are also able to enjoy the ripe fruit and ready to be consumed which will be delivered to their doorsteps.

Organised by Fintech Lab and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC),  the competition aimed at finding new ideas and making it a reality in the Islamic digital economy. It also offered attractive prizes to Top 3, Top 10, and Top 30 winners including cash prize worth up to RM1,500, 6 months free business mentoring, and coaching worth of RM50,000 and 3-day bootcamp of  Youth Entrepreneurial School Prize Award by Fintech Lab respectively.

The competition received warm responses from participants whereby many pitch decks were submitted by participants from various varsities in Malaysia. A total of 12  participants was selected to do their online pitching and “Buah Angkat” was crowned as the winner for this competition.