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Entrepreneurship Open Day (EOD) is back for its biggest iteration yet – with 52 budding businesses showcasing their latest products and services at the Anggerek Desa Technology Park (ADTP) this Friday from 8am to 8pm.

An initiative by the national body for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) Darussalam Enterprise (DARe), EOD will also feature a full day of open sharing sessions at the Design and Technology (D&T) building, beginning at 9am with a talk covering how to certify health and beauty products with the Ministry of Health (MOH), followed by a session on how to trademark your brand and designs – locally and internationally – by the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO).

Health and beauty companies Wira Bina, Asy Syifaa and As Salwaa Beauty (MuKaKu Cosmetics) will then take to the stage with representatives from MOH and BruIPO to discuss the latest opportunities and issues – as well as open the floor to questions from the public.



Take an inside look into the pilot cycle which took 32 businesses from ideation to execution

Aaron Wong  MAY 6, 2018

Many still believe starting – and running – a sustainable business to be a mysterious amalgamation of luck, connections and inner skill. And while starting a business isn’t easy, it isn’t a distant, exclusive path that can only be hacked by a select few.

If you’ve been sitting on an idea, or perhaps just started developing a product or service, but unsure whether you’re taking the right measures along your entrepreneurial journey, Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is inviting you to join its new Micro Business Bootcamp(MBB) –  a comprehensive three-week programme with six months of guidance and mentorship that will help you strategically navigate the setting up and growth of your business.

Take an inside look into the pilot cycle of MBB earlier this year – which took 32 businesses from ideation to execution.


54 youth develop business ideas for business bootcamp


DARe hosts ideation workshop for potential businesses looking to join the first microbusinesss bootcamp

Ummi Othman

A young man, wearing a plaid shirt with a cap on, shuffled nervously to the front of the auditorium and faced the audience. With a shaky hand, he glanced on a piece of paper clutched on his right hand before taking a deep breath and begin speaking.

Abdusysyahiid was the first participant to share his business idea, pitching the idea of selling of donuts at Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong (PPBG) – a unique value proposition he claims, in a setting where the items on fare are typically more traditional.

The inaugural microbusiness bootcamp programme by Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is targeted specifically at local youth (aged between 18 to 30) who are looking to start their own microbusiness – an enterprise with four employees or less.


TAIB entrepreneurial workshop

Written by Rano Iskandar on January 17


In conjunction with TAIB 25th Anniversary, Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB) has been conducting workshops for their 54 participants for the past two weeks. In collaboration with Darussalam Enterprise and Start Up Hub, the workshops aims to train and educate the participants on building business proposals and pitching to potential investors. It also ensures the participants have the ability to build and sustain their potential business ideas.

Yesterday, 16th January 2017, the participants are treated to an inspirational day at the D&T Auditorium. Moderated by Shafique Hussain, CEO of Start-Up Hub, the participants are able to learn from successful entrepreneurs: Nilam Sari (Indonesia)- Owner and Marketing Director of Baba Rafi Enterprise, Josan Astrid (Philippines)- Creative Director of Astrea Software Development and Shawn Hoon (Brunei)- Editor and Publisher of Inspire Magazine.


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