Business Communities


Why is this Series Important?

To understand the importance of being in a business community.
To understand the basics of building valuable connections.
To kickstart your startup journey.

Made just for:

Beginning Entrepreneurs.
People who want to kickstart their business journey.
People who are looking to connect with the business community.

Browse lessons:

How Can A Business Community Help My Business?
It is crucial to understand how business communities can help a business grow and generate more value for their consumers. In this series, we will be highlighting the importance of business communities and how we can become part of it.
Knowing the Business Communities
Before joining a community, it is essential for you to identity the suitable community for our business. Here are some tips on how we can find the right community for the right purpose!
3 Tips to Build Valuable Connections in Business Communities.
It is important to nurture and enhance relationships within the business community. These are the 3 tips to build valuable these connections and relationships!
The Story of A Successful Business Connection
We've heard many stories of successful business connections and failed business connections. Join us as we dive into a successful connection and how it happened!

Your instructors:

Kenneth Ho

Co-Founder of BEAM

Kenneth Ho is most notably known as the founder & CEO of BEAM, a cross-border business-matching engine that is focused on matching people to valuable connections and opportunities throughout Asia. A graduate from Monash University, Kenneth has always had a deep passion for technology, entrepreneurship and investments. Kenneth’s passion ultimately culminated into an incredible startup journey which to date has seen saw 2 successful exits in an education and machine learning business. Despite this, Kenneth’s commitment to creating value has led him to greater endeavours with BEAM, a startup that has really carved a place of its own in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southeast Asia.


James Lim
Ethan Seow
Ethan Seow
Ethan Seow
Earnest Lim
Celine Ting

Frequently asked questions

OpenAcademy is the brainchild of OpenMinds™, a data driven mar-tech consultancy company based in Malaysia and Hong Kong. We launched to provide a no-nonsense platform in sharing real, unbiased, non-theory driven programmes designed for students, startups, business owners, teams and more!

We only deliver what is tested and working for us. Our programmes are built on real experiences and insights by practitioners. You will learn from people who are currently working within the industry as strategists, consultants, notable keynote speakers, hands-on practitioners and more!

Our videos are short and easy to digest. Each video is between 3-5 minutes.

We do have industry practitioners like Freda Liu, Chin Renyi from myBurgerlab, CK Chang from OXWHITE, Kim May Chee from COCOdry and more!

We have more than 30 categories for you to choose from, ranging from Digital Marketing to Mental Health.

OpenAcademy app is suitable for entrepreneurs, business owners, working professionals and even students!

The subscription plan includes unlimited access to all OpenAcademy Originals content and also additional creator credits!

Yes we do! We have additional free 1 month trial for you if you’re subscribing to Yearly plan.

Yes you’re more than welcome to be part of us. Register your interest here. 

Share this series with you friends