Somehow in the past months in doing business I have always managed to meet many other fellow entrepreneurs.
One of them that I met months ago was a guy named Wong Sui Cheng.
Sui Cheng graduated from Purdue University in the USA just a year or two ago.* Pic of Purdue
While he was still a student, he founded D-Pomelo Sdn Bhd that he used to build Kip-Up, a social networking site.
After graduation, he was faced with a decision to either get a good stable job at a company like Intel, or ... go on his own.
He decided to screw the job and go down the road not taken.
He has since focused his attention on a new internet business called MealAvenue.com that launched just a few days ago.
MealAvenue.com does two things.
One... it is an online food directory for restaurants in Penang (Coming soon to KL).
Two... it provides a solution for a common loyalty point system among all the restaurants that sign up with it (you collect points that allow you redeem gifts later on).
And the best part is... you won't need another one of those plastic cards... all you need is to remember a short reference number!Mealavenue's official launch was on Monday and he even got the Chief Minister of Penang (Tan Sri Koh Tsu Khoon) to attend his launching.
So as you can imagine, his launching was covered by all the major newspapers the next day.
I get inspired every time I see fellow entrepreneurs either succeed or take off with a very good start.
Who knows, one day Mealavenue could be the Bonuslink of restaurants not only in Malaysia but in Southeast Asia.
For those who are interested, you can check out his article in the Business Times here
Or visit his newly launched website here.