GoGet to represent Malaysia at the AIM 2020 Global Startups Champions League
By Digital News Asia July 3, 2020
- Represent Malaysia at all-expense trip to Dubai to compete for US$50k grand prize
- Part of roadshows in over 100 countries to discover startups with global potential
You can’t deny that GoGet is a go-getter. The on-demand work app has been announced as the National Champion for the RHL-MDEC: AIM Startups Virtual Pitch Competition 2020 (Malaysia Roadshow), which will see them representing Malaysia at the AIM 2020 Global Startups Champions League.
The Malaysia competition was held on 1 July 2020, which saw 10 contestants shortlisted to represent Malaysia’s startup ecosystem. This was done based on the competition’s pre-determined criteria. Each contestant pitched their respective proposition to a jury comprising representatives from RHL Ventures, MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation), SME Corporation Malaysia, the Islamic Development Bank and the IE Business School.
The competition is part of a series of global roadshows under the AIM event, a global stage that takes place across more than 100 countries to discover startups that have potential in expanding and penetrating global markets.
GoGet, with Francesca Chia as cofounder and chief community manager, is a marketplace for on-demand errands and deliveries that is powered by a community of runners. Prior to this, the startup had won the UNCDF B40 Challenge at MyFinTechWeek 2019, which was held in Kuala Lumpur.
As the national champion, GoGet will be representing Malaysia in an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai to compete against other National Champions at the final AIM 2020 Global Startups Champions League for a chance to win the grand prize of US$50,000.
In consideration of the ongoing pandemic, the event is tentatively set to take place at the fourth quarter of this year.
“We believe it is essential to closely collaborate with domestic and global strategic partners to discover competitive local talent and disruptive Malaysian companies as we work towards developing our Malaysian startup ecosystem and launching them to the international arena,” says Raja Hamzah Abidin (pic), RHL Ventures managing partner.
“As such, we are pleased to partner with the UAE’s Ministry of Economy and the AIM Congress in supporting its mission of enabling economic growth for emerging economies, in particular for the startups pillar.”
In its 10th year, AIM – dubbed the World’s Leading Investment Platform in the Middle East and North Africa – was initially scheduled to take place in March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, but has since been rescheduled to the fourth quarter of the year due to Covid-19.