Alibaba Business School today hosted its first-ever Asian reunion for eFounders Fellowship and Alibaba Netpreneur Training Programs Graduates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over 200 entrepreneurs and participants from Southeast Asia participated in this event to learn and network with up-and-coming entrepreneurs around the region and celebrate their success stories.
As a core aspect of the group’s mission of making it easy to do business anywhere, Alibaba Group throughout the years has rolled out several education-related initiatives under the Alibaba Business School. These initiatives aim to empower entrepreneurs from emerging markets to leverage the power of digital economy to create economic development.
Until now, Alibaba Business School, either on its own or in partnership with other institutions like UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), have trained over 350 entrepreneurs across Asia, out of which 114 are from Malaysia. These include participants from Alibaba Netpreneur Training and eFounders Fellowship Programs.
Brian Wong, Vice President of Alibaba Group, said, “Inspired from the program, we are already seeing positive outcomes these digital champions are creating in their own way to give back to their community and help build local digital economy.”
“Through our initiatives, our aim is to inspire entrepreneurs to create inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystems in their home countries and encourage collaborations across the region, while sharing the ecosystem’s benefits of bringing small businesses, entrepreneurs and other previously disadvantaged groups into the mainstream economy,” he further added.
The reunion session provided entrepreneurs across the regions with a platform to connect with each other, share their stories, learning and insights and tap into the Venture Capitals and partner communities that are supportive of the eFounders Fellowship program. eFounders and Netpreneurs also participated in this program with an aim to inspire other entrepreneurs to survive and thrive successfully, thereby making a greater contribution to the start-up community in their respective markets.