Cradle, Complete Human Network to introduce iOS Developer Academy

  • Aims to produce 10,000 coders and developers by 2030 
  • Focused initiative aimed at building the local developer community

Norman Matthieu Vanhaecke, acting group CEO of Cradle, with Teh Chai Peng, founder and CEO of Complete Human NetworkCradle Fund Sdn. Bhd, an agency under the ministry of science, technology and innovation (MOSTI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Complete Human Network (CHN) as part of MYStartup’s vision to prepare startups for scale and growth. 

In a statement, the agency said this collaboration will be the starting point for MYStartup to offer a developer-focused initiative, and to provide affordable hardware and iOS certification under the iOS Developer Academy to the local developer community. 

It said MYStartup, an initiative by MOSTI and Cradle, ensures that startups are thoroughly guided and supported. 

Additionally, it will see the iOS Developer Academy through as it offers tailored products for developers in its startup community, the agency added.

It said the academy will provide an avenue for aspiring entrepreneurs and developers to learn about new technologies, tools, and frameworks to build innovative and platform-differentiating apps using the thriving Apple iOS connection network. 

Cradle reiterated that MYStartup’s vision to nurture and support Malaysian tech startups in creating and developing innovative apps to set them up for success in the booming digital economy. 

As part of the programme, seminars from foundation courses to more intensive courses will be regularly organised for the local startup community, it said.

Through this initiative, MYStartup aims to produce 10,000 coders and developers by 2030, it added.

According to Cradle, the community will not only have the chance to learn about the big picture of app development but will also go in-depth in more technical details such as the correlation between design, user experience, user adoption, and connect both themes to explore how they could ultimately leverage any underlying platform when developing apps. 

It said the curriculum aims to bring hands-on learning opportunities and close collaboration with mentors throughout the programme, encouraging entrepreneurs to design inclusively and to make a positive impact in the world. 

To support the growth of the startups, both CHN and MYStartup will add value by subsidising hardware and software solutions for these startups to help them power their best work everywhere.

Norman Matthieu Vanhaecke, acting group chief executive officer (CEO), Cradle said the partnership between Cradle and CHN is kickstarting MYStartup’s vision to bring the iOS Developer Academy to Malaysia. 

“We hope that through this collaboration, we’ll be able to provide a solid foundation in app development for the MYStartup community.

“The Academy isn’t merely about learning the basics of app-building, but instead, is about breaking barriers and encouraging entrepreneurs to step out of their comfort zone, and to take a leap forward in their startup careers”, said Vanhaecke.

Teh Chai Peng, founder and CEO of CHN said that it is thrilled to collaborate with Cradle to kickstart the iOS Developer Academy.

“This is an important part of our plan to inspire, build and support Malaysia’s future leaders, developers, and entrepreneurs.” 

“We can't wait to see how startups will benefit from this, using their creativity and development skills to build new businesses and create apps that transform the world.

“With this academy, Malaysia is well positioned as the Asia Pacific and global hub to build iOS talents!” Teh said.


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