About Investment Ready Program (IRP)

The Investment Ready Program ‘Encouraging Future Generations’ by Allianz and Impact Hub is a unique acceleration program, tailored for purpose driven entrepreneurs aiming to foster social inclusion of children and youth in Brazil, Germany, Malaysia and Turkey. Over a duration of 6 months, 10 participating teams engage in a systematic review of their business model, strategy and team before crafting a validated growth and investment plan. At the end of the program, all participants have the chance to pitch in front of a jury for the Allianz Future Generations Award (40,000 €).

On the 18th January 2018, we officially Kicked-Off the Investment Ready Program “Encouraging Future Generations” together with our local partner Allianz and 2 selected Malaysian ventures ANB Agro trainers and The Picha Project. We also had the opportunity to hear from Joseph Gross, CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia, who shared a few words with the ventures and will be also be mentoring one of the teams over the next 6 months of the acceleration program.

Over the period of the program, the ventures will have a dedicated Investment Ready Coach and Mentors to guide them through the program and a pool of experts (specialist) from Allianz. We are super excited to be supporting the ventures as they go through this stage of the program.

KICK-OFF EVENT: This marks an important milestone in the IRP as the selected ventures begin a 6 month acceleration process that will include individualised support and resources from a dedicated Investment Ready Coach, Allianz Mentors, Access to pool of local and international experts, local content partners and Impact Hub membership.


Ralph Mpofu

Ralph Mpofu

Ralph is passionate about building communities for change and fostering entrepreneurial spirit - especially among the younger generation. An entrepreneur at heart, he holds a Bsc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and hopes to inspire and encourage more youth involvement in creating social businesses that tackle pressing issues. His role at the Hub will include event management and also making sure the community connections remain strong towards building an awesome ecosystem of change-makers in Kuala Lumpur. With multi-cultural exposure and a bubbly personality he will be at hand to make sure all hubbers and visitors feel at home.