5 selected for TEGAS Startup Lab
By Digital News Asia May 8, 2018
- TEGAS will partner with Satu Creative to deliver the programme
- Startups are Trifold X, The Tuyang Initiative, Menur, Thirst Milkshake, Digital Curve
TABUNG Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) welcomes five startups to its inaugural series of TEGAS Startup Lab (TSL), an incubation programme that aims to equip local Sarawak entrepreneurs with the tools to sustain and accelerate their business growth and builds on the State government’s digital economy blueprint.
Participants selected for TSL enjoy access to TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub (TDIH) facilities and network, business coaching and mentoring, facilitation and knowledge sharing sessions by industry and subject matter experts.
Topics covered in the business coaching and knowledge sharing component of the programme include strategic management, financial management, sales and marketing and intellectual property, among others.
The five outstanding startups selected for the programme are Trifold X, The Tuyang Initiative, Menur, Thirst Milkshake and Digital Curve.
“We believe that all five have the talent, skills and ambition to succeed in today’s digital economy. TSL is our investment to produce potential startups for the Digital Village, and towards empowering young entrepreneurs in Sarawak,” says Len Talif Salleh, Assistant Minister for Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment and TEGAS chairman.
TEGAS will partner with Satu Creative to deliver the programme.
TEGAS and Satu Creative had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Sarawak Career & Training Fair (SCaT Fair) 2018 in March, witnessed by the Chief Minister Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari, where they have agreed to work together in developing and implementing entrepreneur development programmes in Sarawak.
“TEGAS has done a great job in supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Sarawak, especially for young entrepreneurs like ourselves. We’ve recently participated and emerged as one of the winners of the TEGAS Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp and we look forward to growing our business through TSL,” said Chandrika Ong, co-founder of Trifold X, a tech startup which focuses on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality content creation.
“We are really excited to be chosen as one of the incubatees and can’t wait for our upcoming sessions with Azuar (of Satu Creative). In fact, we have already applied what we had learned from earlier trainings and workshops with Satu Creative, organized by TEGAS,” said Natasha Jasmina Edwina, founder of Menur, a company manufacturing high-quality scarves which are already being exported to Brunei and Indonesia.
Satu Creative is a training and consulting company focused on delivering high-impact entrepreneur development programmes. The company is currently involved in various entrepreneur development programmes across Malaysia with organisations such as Centre for Entrepreneur Development & Research (CEDAR) and the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
“Entrepreneurship provides the opportunity for people to fulfil their dreams and create something bigger than themselves. Part of our job at TEGAS and Satu Creative is to put more tools and resources into the hands of these people who are changing the world,” says Azuar Zainuddin, managing director of Satu Creative.
Formed in 2012, Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) is a Charitable Trust dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship amongst Sarawakian youth.
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