Malaysia’s MoF takes its GREAT event to Sarawak
By Digital News Asia March 7, 2016
- Gathering of startups, entrepreneurs and funders making its debut in East Malaysia
- Collaborating with MaGIC and Sarawak state government for two-day event
MALAYSIA’S Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the National Entrepreneur Development Office (NEDO), said their ‘Gathering of Rising Entrepreneurs, Act Together’ (GREAT) event will be held in Kuching, Sarawak from April 2-3.
The gathering of startups, entrepreneurs and funders is making its debut in East Malaysia, and is being organised in collaboration with the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and the state government of Sarawak, MoF said in a statement.
The 2-day gathering will bring opportunities and access to entrepreneurship programmes that are not readily available to local entrepreneurs, the ministry said.
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GREAT 2016 will act as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to gain knowledge, insights and obtain assistance from the various participating government agencies as well as experts and players from various industries such as retail, tourism, culture and social entrepreneurship.
During its inaugural year, GREAT was first held in 2014 at MaGIC, Cyberjaya, receiving over 6,000 visitors. GREAT 2016 is expected to attract 5,000 visitors, with various programmes lined up such as the panel and master class sessions on entrepreneurship development from government agencies and entrepreneurs from Malaysia and Silicon Valley.
Among the clusters at GREAT 2016 are youth in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, halal food and agro entrepreneurship, retail and services, fashion, tourism and culture, women and entrepreneurship and green tech, MoF said.
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