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Topic: "How to Grow a Business with No Marketing"

Thinking of becoming an entrepreneur but not sure if it’s a skill that can be taught? Then you need to listen to Anne Tham. This teacher with no prior business acumen launched a successful business with just $1,000 and grew it exponentially while also impacting the lives of many. Learn the hack of growing a business with little to no marketing and what Anne learned from her international mentors that worked for them and now works for her. Discover how to grow a business that can impact the world and be sustainable at the same time. 


About Anne Tham

In 1995, Anne set off to change the learning paradigm for school students by incorporating methods that engage the many facets of learning into her very own curriculum called the ACE EdVenture programme. This 21st century approach has gone on to develop confident, creative, innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial future-ready students. What started out as private tutoring in her own home has since flourished into a multitude of learning centres, two international schools (with the third coming up), and a skills-enhancement centre. Both of ACE EdVenture’s schools have been featured for six consecutive years in Cambridge University Student Union’s annual publication that showcases the best institutes they select from all over the world, in the categories of “World-Class Education” and “Best-Practice Pioneers”. Dwi Emas International School is Malaysia’s first ever entrepreneurial school which teaches students practical entrepreneurial skills from age 7 and to run profitable, sustainable businesses should they choose to go down that path. To date, the ACE EdVenture programme has impacted close to 20,000 students. 

In 2016, Anne and her team released ChemCaper, the world’s first and award-winning chemistry role-playing game so that students can actually have fun learning the subject on a platform they love. Anne continues to share her love for education and entrepreneurship on world stages, which have included TEDxKL and SLUSH-XcitED, Finland. In 2017, she clinched the Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Platinum Award for Best Employer at the Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) in Malaysia, and was also inducted as a member of Endeavor