Organized by QEM, the retreat aims to bring entrepreneurs together in a 5-star resort in Penang, Malaysia
BEAM22 Jul, 2017
Entrepreneurship can be a long, gruelling, and lonely journey. There are times when everything seems to be going downhill and nothing is going right. There are times where depression creeps in and one feels ready to give up.
During times like these, seeking newfound perspective and immersing oneself in a different environment can serve very valuable to both the entrepreneur as well as the company. This is exactly what QUEST Entrepreneur Mastery (QEM) hopes to achieve with their newly launched travel programme for entrepreneurs.
Announced earlier today, QEM will be organizing an “Entrepreneurs Retreat” this coming September (2017) with the aim of bringing together 80 adventurous entrepreneurs across Malaysia and Singapore exclusively at Golden Sands Resort, Batu Ferringhi Penang - a 5-star resort by the beach in Penang, Malaysia. Participants will come from East Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Singapore, Klang Valley, and Penang respectively.
QEM, who has been running entrepreneurship-related events for many years hopes to bring a more immersive experience to fellow participants this time around - an experience they believe would have a radically different impact compared to the conferences and business networking events that they've held previously.
The retreat, which is the marriage of a fun-filled, enjoyable experience together with business development elements will include the following activities:
Networking & Team building - A wide array of team-building and relationship building activities to bring fellow participants closer to one another over the course of the trip.
Business Matching - Connecting Entrepreneurs amongst each other to form new business collaborations to gain new business leads or potentially kick off new partnerships.
Investor Matching & Education - Connecting Entrepreneurs with participating angel investors and venture capital firms, coupled with educational sessions for newer entrepreneurs on how to go about the fundraising process.
Business Tours - Participants will be brought around to explore various business locations in Penang where they will gain market knowledge and valuable connections.
Insights and Learning - Many successful entrepreneurs who are experts in their respective fields have been invited to participate in the retreat as mentors, who will be sharing their valuable insights and experiences with fellow participants at the retreat.
Gala Dinner - At the peak of the event is a formal dinner banquet at the hotel ballroom with great food, exciting performances, and an awards ceremony.
"The Entrepreneurs Retreat is not just an all-inclusive company trip for entrepreneurs, but instead it is aimed at being a life changing experience. Not only will participants build many new and strong relationships, they might even gain potential new business leads and partnerships that could accelerate and grow their businesses to the next level
“Entrepeneur Retreat” instils important lessons and strengthens skills that directly translate to effectiveness as an entrepreneur. In order to maximize the learning experience from this gateway, entrepreneurs need to be able to integrate the experiences they have had into their business goals and activities. Traveling and networking with other liked minded person is a strategic business investment that will take entrepreneurs further than any class will; nothing compares to real life experiential learning.", mentioned Ivan Yap, CEO of QEM.
The cost for the retreat starts at RM1499 (~USD350) for existing QEM members, and RM1599 (~USD370) for early bird registrations. Registrations close by 15th August, 2017. The retreat is currently only open to participants from Malaysia and Singapore. Participants who sign up for the retreat will also automatically receive a year's worth of membership privileges (valued at RM880).
For more information and to sign up, visit: The Entrepreneurs Retreat Website.