Got A Burning Business Idea? Hop On An Uber And Pitch To Malaysia's Top Business Leaders

This could be your big break!

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In search of the next big thing, Uber Malaysia's latest #MYUberPitch campaign - in partnership with INTI International University & Colleges - is giving aspiring entrepreneurs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their business ideas to some of Malaysia's top business leaders

The UberPitch initiative has been launched in several cities across the world, such as Palo Alto (San Francisco, US), Tampa Bay (Florida, US), Stockholm (Sweden), Sydney (Australia), Moscow (Russia), Jakarta (Indonesia), and most recently, Singapore.

Happening for one day only on 4 December 2015, 21 of Malaysia's key business influencers will be roaming the streets of KL to pick up hopeful riders who may be on to the next world-changing idea

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Some of the key leaders you might be riding with include Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (CEO of AirAsia and founder of Tune Group), Sulin Lau (Head of Marketing with Maxis Malaysia), Leon Foong (General Manager of Uber Malaysia), Deborah Priya Henry (founder of Fugee School), and many other business leaders from various backgrounds and industries.

See the full list of entrepreneurs and business influencers here.

So, how do you request for a #MYUberPitch ride?

1. Download the Uber app from the App Store, Google Play, or Windows Store.

2. Register your details, then enter the promo code "MYUBERPITCH" in the Promotions tab.

3. Open the Uber app between 2.30pm to 6.30pm on 4 December and slide over to the "MyUberPitch" view.

4. Slide right to "UberPitch" and select "Request". If your request is accepted, a car will arrive in a few minutes time. Didn't get it the first time? Try, try, and try again!

4. Get in the car, and begin your pitch! Make it short and compelling, as the ride will only last for about 15 minutes! At the end of the pitch session, you will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.

Watch the video below for a clearer picture on how to request for a UberPitch ride:

Every in-ride pitch will be recorded, with each business leader getting to pick their favourite pitch. These 21 videos will then be uploaded onto SAYS, where members of the public can vote to decide on THEIR favourite pitch!

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Voting begins on 14 December, with the Top 3 Pitches to be announced on 18 December.

The winners will each receive a full scholarship to pursue a Master of Business Administration programme at INTI International University and a year's subscription from YES Communication. They will also be interviewed and featured on SAYS.

Plus, your pitch idea may just be what potential investors are looking for! Hey, you never know, right?

As official media partners for the inaugural #MYUberPitch, we're giving you, SAYS reader, the exclusive opportunity to submit your business idea before the actual event!

In fact, if your big idea catches the eye of any of the business influencers, you might just secure yourself a definite UberPitch ride on 4 December.

Submit your ideas to this link and GOOD LUCK!

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