Maxis Awards returns with call for proposal submissions

  • Partners SEBA to jointly organize this round
  • To empower, recognise, support Malaysian social enterprises

Maxis Awards returns with call for proposal submissions

Maxis has kickstarted the third installment of its coveted Maxis Awards, and is currently accepting proposal submissions until Oct 11. 

In a statement, the telco said for this round, it has teamed up with small medium enterprises (SME) and Entrepreneurs Business Awards (SEBA), an annual platform that recognises and identifies SMEs, conglomerates, and entrepreneurs who have positively contributed to Malaysia's economy.

Loh Keh Jiat, chief marketing officer, Maxis said, “We are excited to once again take this journey and highly encourage enterprises out there to submit their proposals.

“We are also thrilled to work with SEBA for this round of the awards, and look forward to the collaboration and working towards a shared aspiration,” said Loh.

Organised by Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia and curated by Xhale Asia (M) Sdn Bhd since 2016, SEBA claimed to be an impartial, independent, and objective merit for enterprises.

Nitesh Malani, founder of SEBA and chairman of Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia, said, “Inspired by Maxis’ commitment to foster digital innovation and deliver excellence for the progress of the nation, we are thrilled to partner with them in this leg of the awards to seek and bring to life the best tech ideas.

“We are hopeful that this partnership will accelerate the growth of entrepreneurs in the new, digital Malaysia.”

According to Maxis, the Awards aims to empower, recognise and support outstanding Malaysian social enterprises whose initiatives and contributions drive positive impact for fellow citizens. 

It said the firm has committed to fostering homegrown, sustainable initiatives that can push Malaysia to the forefront of transformation from ideation until execution.

This includes enterprise guidance and support from Maxis’ technical experts as well as solutions such as eCommerce, IoT, cloud, voice and network connectivity, it added.

Maxis said it will also lend its support through marketing and publicity efforts to help maximise the visibility of the awarded projects.

Since the launch of the award, Maxis said it has recognised four enterprises which submitted green-themed initiatives and safety tech solutions. 

Submissions to the Maxis Awards will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on a stringent evaluation process, it said.

Shortlisted enterprises are expected to present their projects to the judges, and winners must fulfill criteria based on innovation, role of technology, and clearly demonstrating added value to the community in a sustainable manner either economically, socially, and/or environmentally, Maxis said.

Click here to find out more about the Awards and how to submit an entry.


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