KUCHING: Heineken Laluan, the founder of Timogah is the only Sarawakian to represent Malaysia as a finalist in the global Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators.
He will be competing among 21 entrepreneurs from 20 countries around the world with Timogah being listed under the Business Innovation Category.
Shell LiveWIRE’s Top Ten Innovators is a global competition that highlights and rewards impactful and innovative LiveWIRE entreprenuers.
“Timogah is an e-commerce platform enabling people to buy fresh local produce from rural farmers, groceries, and products from nearby hawkers.
“Timogah is targeted at the local community by promoting locally sourced seasonal produce through a business model that empowers rural communities and micro businesses.
“Through a vendor development programme, entrepreneurs are onboarded on the digital platform, organising training on entrepreneurship, and digital literacy which will enable small businesses to benefit from the tools of digital economy,” he explained on a social media post on yesterday (Sept 23).
Heineken said Timogah’s ambition is to expand the business and support model throughout Southeast Asia.
He encouraged members of the public to cast their vote to help him win the global award.
“Let’s also vote for Dumowongi from Sabah under the Social Impact Category and make use the best two selected from Malaysia for the competition,” he said.
Those who wish to support and vote Heineken can do so via the website https://www.livewire.shell/top-ten-innovators.html.