Notices & Circulars

iSpark International Pitching Competition (IIPC), 10 - 12 August 2023

Dear TAR UMT Students,

Center for Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship Ventures (CBIEV) at Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology, we are excited to invite you to participate in our upcoming “iSPARK INTERNATIONAL PITCHING COMPETITION”, which will be held on 10 – 12 August 2023, in conjunction with the TAR UMT International Researcher and Student Conference (IRSC) and Southeast Asia Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (SEAITE) Conference.  

This year’s competition theme is “Sustainability: Small Changes, Big Impact” which will inspires participants to think creatively and come up with innovative ideas that can make a positive impact in communities and beyond. Participants are request to submit set of online materials include: a business model canvas, Ms PowerPoint presentation and/or video, and a prototype (if any) by 30 June 2023

Shortlisted team is required to have a face-to-face pitching except for International and East Malaysia participants will have an option of online pitching during the event day.  The judging criteria will mainly focus on the sustainability factors includes human, social, economic and environmental besides than the factors of business model and finance forecast, economy and financial impacts, creativity and innovation, and adaptability, scalability and upgradability.

REGISTRATION FEE is REQUIRED upon submitting your application. All fees are inclusive tax.

*Please attach the proof of payment upon submitting your application via Registration Form - iSpark International Pitching Competition (IIPC) 2023 at All bank charges, including charges from the intermediary bank/correspondent are to be borne by the Remitter

Registration Fee per Team (inclusive of a team leader)

Local Team              : RM 150
International Team   : USD 50

Member Registration for Attending Competition

Local Participant                 : RM 50
International Participant      : USD 20


Gala Dinner per participant

Local Participant                 : RM 50
International Participant      : USD 20

Excursion (KL Tour) per participant

Local Participant                 : RM50
International Participant      : USD 20


Name of Account: TAR UMT
Name of Bank: Public Bank Berhad
Bank Address: Public Bank Berhad, Taman Melawati Branch, 262-265, Jalan Bandar 12, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bank Account No.: 3-1815641-13
Swift Code: PBBEMYKL

The available PRIZES are as follow:

Champion     :RM 3,000 Cash (Ringgit Malaysia)
2nd Place      :RM 2,000 Cash (Ringgit Malaysia)
3rd Place      :RM 1,000 Cash (Ringgit Malaysia)
Consolation   :RM500 Cash x 3 (Ringgit Malaysia)

If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the competition, please do not hesitate to contact us at or +6011-1075 8542 or register through We would be happy to assist you throughout the registration process.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Dr Lim Tong Ming
Centre for Business Incubation and Entrepreneurial Ventures (CBIEV)
Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology
Jalan Genting Kelang,
Setapak 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel No.: (6)03 4145 0123 (ext: 3182)
H/P     : (6)011 1075 8542



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