Nexstream Founder Dato’ Kelvin Kwek, On Turning Dreams Into A Reality
What comes to mind when you think about technology? These days, technology has a hand in a wide range of prospects, from automation to sustainability. Organisations are adapting to a whole new wave of consumer preferences with apps made for services like ride-sharing to ticket purchasing.
How often have we stopped to wonder who invented these apps? One such stakeholder is Dato’ Kelvin Kwek, founder and CEO of Nexstream, who is also the brains behind some popular local mobile apps like TGV Cinema and Tune Talk.
At 33 years old, Dato’ Kelvin dived full force into building Nexstream, leaving behind a stable job at tech conglomerate Huawei. Initially, he wanted to be an engineer, but little did he know it was simply a stepping stone to turning his passion into reality.
“My dream was to help corporations turn their business processes and ideas into mobile apps through modern-day technology. I wanted to create a platform that will reinvent these ideas that will merge the use of mobile phones with cloud technology. This was my ultimate goal with Nexstream.”
My dream was to help corporations turn their business process and ideas into mobile apps through modern-day technology
— Dato' Kelvin Kwek
Trusting The Process
Despite his growing success, Dato’ Kelvin still recalls of his struggles and his humble beginning.
“I grew up in a small town and we weren’t well off, but we always worked hard for everything. After I graduated college, I worked even harder with two jobs: during the day, I worked at my regular job, and at night I worked on my start-up company. It was difficult, but no pain no gain, right?”
Recognising the opportunities that were given, Dato’ Kelvin has decided to give back by using his company to inspire and motivate his staff members.
“Our latest app is called, Alíments, it’s a food service app where 60 percent of the mobile app is currently owned by Nexstream, while 40 percent is owned by 4 staff members. The purpose is to help them successfully run the business before handing it over to them entirely.”
At Nexstream, staff are expected to be self-driven and become entrepreneurs of their own in the future. Dato’ Kelvin aims to help them with on the job training on the technicalities of building their own business, while watching them achieve their dreams.
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- Photography Khairul Imran