MDeC driving four events during GES to boost startup ecosystem
By Digital News Asia October 7, 2013
- InnoTech, IBM Asean Smart Camp, MSC Malaysia Cloud Conference and a policy roundtable
- MDeC says hopes to accelerate and drive the Malaysian entrepreneurial ecosystem
NATIONAL ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) will be holding four events in conjunction with the fourth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which be held in Kuala Lumpur from Oct 11-12.
It hopes to accelerate and drive the Malaysian entrepreneurial ecosystem, said the government agency in charge of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) project to develop the ICT industry, and also behind the Digital Malaysia programme that seeks to transform the nation into a digital economy.
The events are:
- MOSTI-MSC Malaysia InnoTech (Oct 9-10): In collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) and the Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA). This is an investment pitching platform to match technology-based companies with potential local and regional equity funds for growth and market expansion. MDeC and MVCA will also launch Deal Quest, an online platform to help startups and entrepreneurs seek funding, at this event.
- IBM Asean Smart Camp (Oct 10-11): MDeC is a partner in IBM’s Global Entrepreneur programme to uplift the ecosystem here and reach out to local startups through a series of mentoring sessions.
- MSC Malaysia Cloud Conference (Oct 11): Aimed at providing awareness to key decision makers and industry players on the new emerging cloud computing solutions that can take businesses and entrepreneurs to the next level.
- Policy Roundtable Discussion (Oct 12): MDeC is jointly hosting this with the Kauffman Foundation and SME Corporation Malaysia, to discuss challenges and explore some of the ideas being tested by policymakers in their economies with regards to regulatory reform, finance and entrepreneurship education.
“Entrepreneurs are an incredibly powerful force for social change and for widening our economic prosperity,” MDeC chief executive officer Badlisham Ghazali (pic).
“This is very much in line with the Digital Malaysia initiative, which aims to help Malaysians fully capitalise on digital technologies such as the Internet for revenue generation and innovation,” he added.
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