Melvin Wong Hwang Chee

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Melvin Wong Hwang Chee
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Born Melvin Wong Hwang Chee
(1978-07-30) 30 July 1978 (age 40)
Nationality Malaysian
Occupation Entrepreneur, speaker, businessman
Years active 2005–present
Known for FanXT

Melvin Wong Hwang Chee (born 30 July 1978) is a Malaysian entrepreneur, speaker and businessman. He was the founder of FanXT, a fantasy sports platforms for The Football Association, MotoGP and Formula One.[1]

Career[edit]

Melvin was born on 30 July 1978, in Kuching, Sarawak. He started his company Just Mobile in 2005 which expanded into a fantasy sports platform known as FanXT.[2] In 2016, Grand Perfecta Inc., a Tokyo based company, acquired FanXT via its U.S subsidiary, Sports Perfecta Inc.[3]

In 2012, Melvin represented his country at Global Entrepreneurship Week, organised by United States Department of State, which was held at The White House in Washington DC. In 2013, Melvin was a speaker at science, technology and entrepreneurship event together with Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Kerri-Ann Jones at Universiti Teknologi MARA System in Malaysia. He was also a speaker at The Global Entrepreneurship Summit which was officiated by President Obama and was held in 2013.[4]

Melvin was the winner of MyEG Make The Pitch Season 2, a business reality show that was aired on 8TV (Malaysia) in 2012. He won a sum of MYR 1 million investment money from MyEG which he later turned down.[5] He was also among the semi-finalists at Startup Asia business TV reality show aired on Channel News Asia in 2014.[6]

Melvin has won several local and international awards including the TiE’s All-Asia Business Plan Competition in 2012 and Malaysia's National Intellectual Property Award, organised by MyIPO in 2014.[7][8] Melvin's FanXT was a finalist in The Football Business Awards 2014 together with Bloomberg Sports, FIFA and Sky Deutschland.[9][10][11] Currently, Melvin is a mentor with The South Bay Entrepreneurial Center in California.[12]

Awards[edit]

  • National Intellectual Property Awards - Malaysia - (2014)
  • GIST - U.S - (2013)
  • TiE Global All-Asia Business Competition - India - (2012)
  • MSC Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) - Malaysia - (2011)
  • MIPTV Finalist for Content 360 Competition - MIPTV - France - (2010)
  • InnOvation Malaysia Awards - Malaysia - (2009)
  • Mobile Monday Global Summit Peer Awards - Malaysia - (2008)
  • MSC Mobile Content Competition - Malaysia - (2006)

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