Nine inspiring entrepreneurs from Ipoh of nine different industries shared their success stories in the charity book entitled, “When Journey Begins”, where proceeds from sales are 100% donated to Sam Tet Secondary School and Seri Keledang Secondary School for educational purposes.
Over 100 attended the launching ceremony which was held at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel on Sunday, November 6 with Tan Sri Chang Ko Youn as the guest of honour.
The nine contributors of the book are Y.C. Nang, managing director of Bao Today; Kong Kin Loong, managing director of Chang Jiang White Coffee; Goo Kah Thart, senior agency manager of GAFS Advisory Sdn Bhd; Chong Choong Kian, managing director of Hills & Cheryl Corporate Advisory Sdn Bhd; Sam Mah, managing director of Kim House Tiling & Sanitary Sdn Bhd; Johnsen Ng, founder of Treze Purple; Naveen Sundra, founder of NL iNNOVATIONS; Christine Leow, the principal of Tadika L.E.O.W and Leon Hei, director of EIT Solutions.
The 195-page book has a hand drawn cover featuring nine icons representing each industry. Taking about nine months to compile the book together, it is hoped that the great values and knowledge gained by the local entrepreneurs in their years of entrepreneurship will inspire youths.
According to Naveen, NL iNNOVATIONS is a brainchild business started from scratch in 2010 dealing in conceptualising, designing and building residential homes and commercial premises. “The success of NL iNNOVATIONS boils down to a simple philosophy; to stay loyal to the client’s needs and meet their requirements of functionality, yet at the same time, create an interior that exceeds the highest standards, whilst providing a unique and memorable experience for them,” he stated.
Together with his partner, Lynn Marie Eunisius, they chose this field because their creativity does not fit the corporate environment of nine to five. “The original motivation for this entrepreneurial undertaking was when we wanted to design our own house. After looking for many interior designers, we realised that they could not deliver what we wanted in drawing, plus the prices were too expensive,” Naveen added.
To date, sales of the book have reached as far as Singapore and China. Priced at RM55, readers who would like to get the book kindly contact the coordinator, Ceylyn Tay at 012 468 1818.