SME Accelerator Series III Digital Solutions for Small Businesses

Calling for all SME business owners: Come and join the SME Accelerator Series III.

Themed “Digital Solutions for Small Businesses”, this is the 3rd year that iCOMMUNITY is partnering with a few splendid industries to bring you practical solutions for small businesses. It’s a free and exclusive event which will be held on 25th October 2018 at TM Convention Centre, Bangsar.

Why digital solutions?

Are you interested to know more about digital solutions that's relevant to your business?

Do you think digital solutions are important for your business to stay COMPETITIVE?

Do you want to know how digital solutions can help you to SAVE MORE TIME by streamlining business processes?

If your answers are Yes, YOU SHOULD JOIN US!

Send us your questions in advance

What’s so great about this event? Besides learning from the speakers, you can get them to discuss your actual business issues on stage, just make sure you leave us a question when you book your seat. These questions will be discussed during the panel discussion.

Participating organisations & partners

Speaker’s profile


Founder, iCFO Solutions Sdn Bhd & iCOMMUNITY

Introducing the keynote speaker Gan Teck Hooi. Teck Hooi is a Chartered Accountant and fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He has over 20 years of experience as a qualified accountant in the professional and commercial environment with a keen eye on financial reporting, planning, change management and resource management. He started his career in 1998 as an auditor and was involved in many corporate finance exercises, which include due diligence audits, special audits and IPOs.

Teck Hooi’s inherent charisma and competencies also contributed to his successful execution and participation in various groups of companies in setting up various departments, subsidiary companies and termination of loss-making operations. He has diverse business exposure, namely engineering, manufacturing, plantation, retail, fashion and business consultancy. He is also actively involved in corporate financial management, planning and reporting, investment portfolios, and joint-venture management. These two decades allowed Teck Hooi to see himself working with various cultures and business environments across the globe.

Besides Malaysia and the Southeast Asian neighbours, he has hands-on experience working with/in China, Germany, USA, India, Pakistan and Poland. Prior to ICFO, he was a Group COO of a fashion retail group, which he has successfully transformed and expanded to 11 countries.

He founded ICFO in 2014, a company established to advise and support the growth and expansion of SMEs. Teck Hooi is also the founder and Chief Caddy Master of ICOMMUNITY, a business-coaching platform tailor-made to support start-ups and the SME community. In 2017, Teck Hooi co-founded Royale Demure, a crowdfunding platform for female fashion, and serves as the Managing Director of the company. Teck Hooi is currently President Elect to the International Council for SME and Entrepreneurship Malaysia (ICSMEE).


Head of SME business, Unifi

Always a proud advocate for the SME industry, Yusman has made strategy formulation and roadmap rejuvenation a strong headliner for advancing business innovation. His experience is built on his exciting career journey from Service Engineer to CEO of TM Info-Media and now Head of SME Business at unifi.

Yusman injects resourceful insight into the various B2B and SME segments under his overview from his extensive years as a power player in the ICT industry. His involvement from delivering the first Next Generation Metropolitan Area Network for a multinational company in Cyberjaya to developing the famous Office in A Box & Hospitality Entertainment solutions for SMEs is evidence of his great passion on pushing businesses further.

His creative ideas, close collaboration with SME ecosystem partners and impactful initiatives with his awesome team lead to some cool awards such as Marketing Excellence Award, SME Supporter Award, SME Malaysia TOP recognition and even a surprising one from the Malaysia Book of Records. Curious about that one? He might just tell you all about it during the upcoming event.


Founder MALAYSIA SME ® Media Group & QU-Exchange

Wayne Lim has been actively involved with the SME community for over 23 years. His involvement with the SME community began when he was attached to a Singapore PLC. There he started the SMI Business Directory with the SMI Association of Malaysia in 2001 and ever since, he has been deeply involved in the business of SMEs. He founded the MALAYSIA SME ® media group in 2005 and subsequently conceptualised the MALAYSIA SME ® media brand. Within 3 years he propelled the group from being the publisher of a single SME directory to becoming an established SME media corporation in Malaysia. In the course of his business endeavours, he has always kept abreast and connected to the SME community; along which, he acquired in-depth understanding of their trends and challenges. He regularly champions for SMEs to be recognised and assisted on a level playing field with large corporations. He is currently developing an alternative financing exchange to help SMEs solve their cash flow problem. Qǔ is an SME Sharing Economy Exchange and was launched on September 9, 2017.


Founder kakitangan.com

Effon Khoo is the founder of Kakitangan.com. Prior to this, he was a General Manager in NASDAQ:CCIH, owning P&L of a business unit of approximately 100 person. Before that he spent 5 years in Microsoft Office R&D working on products such as Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Lync (now known as Skype for Business) on Android. Effon also worked in enterprise solution pre-sales, IPO corporate finance and other software engineering jobs.

Founder LaPasar.com

Thinesh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Human Resource Management from KDU. Started off a career in business at the age of 22 by opening up a Medical device distribution and Engineering company which ran for the next 5 years until receiving an offer for a buyout from a competitor.

Right before exiting the medical device business, already started Lapasar.com as a pilot project to study viability of market and found that there is a huge demand for e-procurement solutions. After selling of the medical business, Thinesh and his team jumped right into the commercialization of Lapasar and bringing the product to market.

Thinesh’s biggest inspiration is Steve Jobs and enjoys reading when not thinking off more ways to make the trade landscape in Malaysia a fair one.


Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia

Golebiewski holds a degree in Electronics from Warsaw Technical University, and enjoys swimming, and reading books in his spare time.With over 20 years of experience in customer and partner experience, operations planning, and business solutions, Michal has a demonstrated history in the computer software industry and has helped numerous organizations with their Digital Transformation journeys. Golebiewski will also play a key leadership role in directing and managing the overall business and marketing strategy as well as execution in Malaysia, overseeing product marketing groups, marketing communications, compete, business operations, enterprise marketing, public relations as well as customer and partner experience efforts. Golebiewski brings a wealth of experience in the areas of marketing and operations, which is vital for the subsidiary as we strive for greater productivity within a Cloud-driven era. Coupled with an inclusive management style and a ‘can do’ attitude, he is confident that he’ll be able to take on any challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, leading the subsidiary to greater heights.

Event Itinerary:

- 0930 to 1000 : Registration & breakfast

- 1000 to 1330 : Event starts

- 1330 : Lunch

Registration ends on the 23rd October 2018. See you there!
Thu Oct 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MYT
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Ground Floor, Jalan Pantai Baharu, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia