Dare To Startup
Dare To Startup
Dec 28, 2021
The Middle Ground - Profit & Non-Profit | Shy Kit Wong
Play • 51 min

Observing his parents navigate through financial hardships in a poor Malaysian community allowed Shy Kit Wong to discover the importance of hard work, grit and passion to survive and succeed. As an engineering student and a social entrepreneur, Shy Kit started his entrepreneurial journey with Luminary, a company to help supply clean water and electricity to marginalized communities in Malaysia. In 2020, Shy Kit became a GSEA Global Finalist after pitching Luminary. Once the Covid-19 Pandemic started, Shy Kit shifted away from Luminary and refocused his social impact to Serum, a company he started to create hygiene kits for people who did not have access. Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Shy Kit experienced pivotal moments when he reevaluated his internal and external situations, found the middle ground between “for-profit” and “for-impact” endeavors and increased opportunities for more social impacts. Shy Kit discusses tapping into your own interests, overcoming fears and choosing the motivating mindset.

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