In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Robest Yong

RobestYongRobest Yong – Inventor, Smartphone for the blind

Although many people dreamed to be an inventor as a kid, but Robest Yong went ahead and became one.

While working at a printing press and toying with the idea on producing a better rubber stamp, the result was the invention of the Polyclone instant rubber stamp which won him an award (the first of many more) at the International Invention Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland in 1994 and named the Malaysian National Inventor of the Year. This invention enabled rubber stamps to be produced within five minutes, became commercially successful and is now widely used bookshops and stationery shops worldwide.

Since then, Robest has been producing multiple inventions from fertilizers to a water cistern, magnetic brush, luggage detector, mosquito glue and even probiotic plant nutrients.

Living up to his motto “Thinking Without The Box”, with the collaboration from 1337 Ventures a startup accelerator in Malaysia, they are now embarking on the challenge to enable visually challenged people to join in the smart phone and apps revolution.

Robest Yong at TEDxKL 2013

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