Entrepreneur Development Program

Shell LiveWIRE Program

Shell LiveWIRE is the flagship enterprise development program of Shell. The program strengthens local economies around across the globe by promoting entrepreneurship and developing entrepreneurs. 

Shell LiveWIRE’s mission is to stimulate local economies through entrepreneurship, innovation and meaningful employment. Every year, Shell LiveWIRE support thousands of individuals to access the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to turn their ideas into successful businesses.

Shell LiveWIRE Story

The first Shell LiveWIRE program was established in 1982 in the UK by the Royal Dutch Shell to offer free workshops and funding to young entrepreneurs with the objective of tackling the issue of unemployment. Over the last 37 years, LiveWIRE has continued to expand to other areas facing similar challenges, providing training opportunities and supporting youth startups.

Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE

Shell Malaysia continues to support nation-building through the LiveWIRE programme, which aims to equip young entrepreneurs in East Malaysia with the knowledge to be successful in their entrepreneurial endeavours. The program was first organized in Sabah in 2015 before crossing the border to Sarawak in 2016. 

Every year, selected entrepreneurs will participate in a series of workshops, where they will be guided on how to refine and validate their bright ideas and generate their business models. The top ten entrepreneurs from these workshops are invited for an exclusive Pitching Workshop and Competition, where a panel of independent judges will select five winners for Sarawak and Sabah respectively. The winners receive a grant from Shell Malaysia and three years of coaching from the program’s delivery partner.

For the Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE program winners receive additional grant from Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) and access to the SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hubs.

Satu Creative is honoured to play our part in the Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE program as its delivery partner since 2018.

Top Ten Innovators

Alumni of the Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE are eligible to enter the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators, a global competition which highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation. Since 2018, three entrepreneurs from Sarawak have been selected to be among the Top Ten Innovators, namely:

Jeff Wee – Worming Up
Winner for the Retail Supply Chain Category 2018
An agricultural consultancy specialising in the farming of insects for effective organic waste management

Haaziq Ibrahim – Ai Brique
Runner-up for the Social Enterprise Category 2018
Consultant in green technological solutions to improve business operations and energy efficiency

Imelda Bragie Anak Jimie – Benak Raya Enterprise
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner 2019
Developed a rice-based, edible straw that can be used in place of plastic drinking straws

All the winners will receive an award package, including mentoring support by a Shell expert, the opportunity to benefit from market linkages and the possibility to be considered as a vendor to Shell.

Interested to Join the Shell LiveWIRE Program?

The first step towards realising your dreams through the Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE program begins with the Bright Ideas workshop. Register via the link below and submit your business idea. Upon confirmation of the upcoming workshops dates, invitation will be sent to entrepreneurs with the most innovative ideas to participate in the workshop.