Small Biz Summit 2023: Paving the Way for SMEs and Creative Entrepreneurs


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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 18 September 2023 – Cult Creative, the organizers of the highly anticipated Small Biz Summit 2023, are pleased to announce that the event is set to take place on 20 September 2023. It will be held in person at The Grey Box, GMBB Jalan Robertson, from 9:30 AM until 3 PM, with an expected turnout of 200 attendees.

This pivotal event seeks to provide small businesses with the resources, insights, and connections to lift their businesses to uncharted levels of success. The event also aims to provide one-of-a-kind networking, allowing attendees to connect with like-minded individuals and open up growth opportunities.

“We facilitate connections between brands and creative entrepreneurs, fostering a more cohesive and diverse Malaysian economy. Small Biz Summit 2023 offers opportunities for younger entrepreneurs and professionals to connect with and learn from seasoned professionals who often belong to older generations. This invaluable intergenerational exchange helps build a more sustainable and vibrant creative industry for the future.”

Co-founder and CEO of Cult Creative Shermaine Wong.

Supported by pioneering start-ups in Malaysia, the Small Biz Summit 2023 aims to nurture a more inclusive and diverse economy by sparking connections between brands and creative entrepreneurs. With an emphasis on bridging the gap between seasoned entrepreneurs and the emerging generation, the summit will host workshops on relevant topics like content creation, fintech for creatives, and the importance of collaboration over competition.

“Experience-driven learning is crucial in navigating the continuously evolving business landscape. The Small Biz Summit 2023, organized by Cult Work, aims to bridge the gap between seasoned entrepreneurs and the emerging generation, blending wisdom with ambition.” As stated by Puan Zainariah, Group CEO of MyCreative Ventures, this event embodies the synergy of growth.

Leading industry experts will share their insights and inspiring stories, giving participants tangible strategies to build, launch, and expand their businesses. Nadzirah Hashim and Rachel Lai from Pace by Wavemakers, celebrated industry leaders, will delve into the crucial role of content marketing and strategic planning in business growth. Jeffrey Chung, Head of Digital Financing Funding Societies, will shed light on leveraging technology for financial management and growth in creative businesses.

There will be a panel discussion on Brand Collaborations and Partnerships featuring seasoned entrepreneurs who will share their inspiring stories and practical strategies, providing participants with invaluable perspectives for forward-thinking business partnerships. Michelle Chai, Founder of Kintry, will share insights from her journey of establishing an artisanal snack brand that has made waves in the food industry. Hugh Koh, Co-founder of Pestle & Mortar Clothing, will talk about his experiences pioneering a streetwear brand that resonates with today’s youth. Ishaq Vadillo, a successful serial entrepreneur, founded ChaCha and IVSWEAT. He now leads a digital marketing agency that helps brands increase B2B sales.

In its commitment to redefine success through shared experiences and insights, the Small Biz Summit 2023 merges the wisdom of those who have “been there, done that” with the hopes of the next generation of entrepreneurs, offering an unparalleled platform for attendees to elevate their businesses to new levels of excellence.

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience. Regular ticket prices are at RM49. Visit to know more about the line-up of speakers, the agenda, and what to expect, or contact Dulya Wijeratne, +60114041 1598 and

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