KUALA LUMPUR: Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah gave his blessings to the Malaysian contingent to compete in the International Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Led by Goh Hoo Wan, the team invented Tourplus, a software application that serves to revolutionise travel experience by improving travelling quality and catering to modern personalised travelling requirement.
Tourplus also provides IT solutions to the tourism industry.
Others in the six-member team are Chew Weng Chuen and Goh Hoo Yen.
The team won the National Creative Business Cup organised by StartupMalaysia in July.
Hoo Wan and Hoo Yen received praises from companies, such as Google and the National Geographic publication, when they presented Tourplus at the annual Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland, earlier this month
Husni, who spoke to the Malaysian contingent at his ministry, said the government had supported efforts carried out by young entrepreneurs.
“The young generation is our successors. It is important to inspire them to be creative. Creativity is the only way for a country to move ahead. Young people should work hard and be willing to acquire knowledge from around the world,”he said, adding that technological advancements had facilitated interaction between countries and people.
“Make use of technology to enhance our competitiveness and do not abuse it,” said Husni.
He later presented the Jalur Gemilang to the contingent.
Hoo Wan’s team won the National Creative Business Cup organised by StartupMalaysia in July.
The victory qualified them to represent Malaysia at the International Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark, which ends today.
He is a graduate from Brisbane, Australia with a degree in IT Business. During his university days, he won a varsity-level competition known as “QUT — An Idea Change The World”
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