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accelerating your business ideas

LiveWIRE Brunei aims to inspire and develop the enterprising spirit among young Bruneians. In order to achieve this, the programme provides the following services:

  • Bright Ideas workshop - A programme to raise awareness of enterprise as a possible career option and to help young people to develop their business ideas
  • Become a Successful Owner Manager (BSOM) -  Provides young people with the skills to start up and manage a successful business
  • Business Awards -  To recognise and reward outstanding entrepreneurs
  • Leadership Camp - Enable participants to develop business leadership skills
  • Business Network - An invaluable opportunity to network with people who can provide advice, expertise and knowledge to help young people develop their business
  • Business Plan Series - Facilitates the production of robust, viable business plans
  • Forum and Dialogues - Opportunities to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of successful and established entrepreneurs
  • SME Weekend Promotion - Provides invaluable promotional opportunities for young businesses.
  • Train the Trainer course - Increases the supply of people who can deliver high quality enterprise training
  • Brunei Entrepreneurship Education Scheme (BEES) - Provides enterprise training to secondary school students as part of the National Curriculum Development.

LiveWIRE Brunei works with the following partners:

  • Ministry of Education
  • University of Brunei Darussalam
  • Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
  • Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Attorney General Chamber
  • Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
  • KPMG

The following companies have also provided speakers for LiveWIRE enterprise events: KPMG; WMK; Canaan Hardware; Saccamas; Fabrica Interior; Lili Lingerie; and, Borneo United.

In 2011, LiveWIRE Brunei was chosen to manage the new Brunei Entrepreneurship Education Scheme (BEES) for a period of three years. A partnership with The Ministry of Education, Brunei Shell Petroleum, and the University of Brunei Darussalam, BEES delivers enterprise training within schools as part of the national curriculum. This will instil a culture of enterprise at an early age and give impetus to the next generation of Bruneian entrepreneurs.

The programme also runs a flagship cooperative fish farming project. In addition to creating wealth in the local economy, the venture also enables young people to gain a practical understanding of what it takes to run a business.

Since LiveWIRE was launched in Brunei in 2001:

  • 5,772 young Bruneians have participated in all LiveWIRE Brunei programmes
  • Over 362 businesses have started-up as a result of the programme

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