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Realize your entrepreneurial dreams today with the Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE programme!

The Shell LiveWIRE programme was established in 1982 in the UK by Royal Dutch Shell to offer free workshops and funding to young entrepreneurs with the objective of tackling the issue of unemployment.

The Shell LiveWIRE programme has been delivered in Malaysia since 2015, focusing on supporting entrepreneurs above the age of 18 years from East Malaysia (ie Sabah & Sarawak only) in their entrepreneurial pursuits. By partnering with Shell Upstream and Downstream, the opportunities to include local entrepreneurs into the Shell Malaysia value chain adds value to local businesses and to Shell in Malaysia.

In view of the impacts of COVID-19, this year’s LiveWIRE delivery will be entirely virtual. After a series of virtual trainings, the best five entrepreneurs from Sarawak and five from Sabah will be selected to undergo a nine-month business startup facilitation and post-startup support from the programme partners and will have the potential to be included in the Shell Malaysia value chain.

Through the Shell LiveWIRE programme, we hope to seek out innovative business ideas that hold the potential of changing the world around us. We do this by supporting visionary entrepreneurs in their ambitions, turning their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality, leaving a lasting positive legacy in Sabah and Sarawak.

Latest news and releases

6th Edition of Shell Livewire Programme in Sabah Picked Five Candidates for Seed Grant Awards

Kota Kinabalu – Shell awarded five new entrepreneurs from Sabah as the 2020 Shell LiveWIRE winners, which marked the sixth edition of its entrepreneurship development initiative for the local community in Sabah. The programme was delivered through a series of webinars and virtual engagements due to the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic

Shell Livewire & Tegas Award Sarawak’s five best entrepreneurs for the fifth year

Miri – Sarawak Shell and Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) have crowned their fifth edition of LiveWIRE winners at the Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE 2020 virtual final judging session that took place recently. It took place after a series of webinars to equip Sarawakian entrepreneurs and enhance business pitch submissions.

Tegas & Shell award RM75,000 in start-up grants to Sarawakian youths through the Shell Livewire Programme

Kuching - Whilst only in its second year, the Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE programme in Sarawak continues to grow the local youth entrepreneur scene by providing start-up grants to five Sarawakian entrepreneurs.

Sabahan Youths unleash Entrepreneurial Dreams with Shell Livewire

Kota Kinabalu, 18 October 2016 – Five young Sabahans today received an RM10,000 Shell LiveWIRE seed grant to help kickstart their entrepreneurial aspirations, transforming ideas to full-fledged businesses. Shell LiveWIRE ran its pilot in Sabah in 2015, and subsequently extended the full program to Sarawak in 2016.