The eight companies which took to the stage were Eesome Food Sdn Bhd (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia), D'Poudre Sdn Bhd (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), Foodabox Sdn Bhd (Universiti Utara Malaysia), Wowkawkaw Sdn Bhd (International Islamic University Malaysia) iNIRA Sdn Bhd (University Malaysia Terengganu), Trigona Champions Sdn Bhd (University College Bestari), Dysoft Global Sdn Bhd (Universiti Putra Malaysia) and Shizen Sdn Bhd (Universiti Malaysia Perlis).
The final presentation which focussed on the overall performance of the respective companies was conducted in the presence of eight assessors or Board of Directors (BOD) who will ultimately determine which company will be crowned the winner, thus walking away with MYR10,000.
Among the panellists were Chief Operating Officer of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research Sdn Bhd (Cedar), Dr Sheikh Ghazali Abod; CIMB Islamic advisor, Datuk Noripah Kamso; MyPEC Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Mr. Matsham Ahmad; Executive Director / Chairman of the Advisory Board, MyPec Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Radin Firdaus Radin Lockman and Vice-Chancellor of the International College of Automative (ICAM), Prof Garry Clayton.
Formerly known as the National Public Universities Business Simulation Competition, NEC is organised by the Cooperative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI) UUM in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and MyPec Sdn Bhd.
The competition targets students to possess entrepreneurship skills through the activities related to business transactions, business strategy planning, preparation of records and documentation, critical thinking in the process of solving problems related to business and time management even if it is implemented in a simulation.
First introduced in 2012, NEC is open to all university students in Malaysia. The NEC 2015/2016, held for the fourth time began since 16 January is held at the CEDI Business Simulation Centre, UUM Convention Centre.
The NEC 2015/2016 closing ceremony and prize giving ceremony takes place on the 29 January at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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