MaGIC and iCube in pact to promote entrepreneurship in Sarawak
By Digital News Asia August 11, 2015
- iCube says first company in Sarawak to be awarded MSC Malaysia Incubator Status
- Claims its 7,300 sq ft incubation and co-working centre largest in East Malaysia
THE Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and iCube Innovation Sdn Bhd (iCube) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote entrepreneurship in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak.
The partnership will see iCube providing a fully furnished dynamic co-working space for entrepreneurs at its iCube Innovation incubator centre, while MaGIC will run selected MaGIC Academy and MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship workshops and programmes for the community, MaGIC said in a statement.
“This year, MaGIC is focusing on outreach activities to engage and educate the community on the importance of entrepreneurship,” said MaGIC chief operating officer Norita Ja’afar.
“We are seeing the vast potential of startup and social enterprise sectors among youth in Sarawak, given the existing dynamic demographic, active community, and resources available here,” she added.
Newly-launched iCube also became the first ICT-facilitated company in Sarawak to be awarded MSC Malaysia Incubator Status from the Government of Malaysia through Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), the national ICT custodian in charge of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) project.
It claims its iCube Innovation centre is the first and largest of its kind in East Malaysia, with 7,300 sq ft of co-working space.
The centre provides startups with fully furnished office facilities, networking, training and mentoring, the company said.
“It is iCube’s aim to create outstanding individuals who will in turn contribute to larger economic plans for the state of Sarawak, with the support and partnership with both government and private sectors,” said iCube founder and chairman Patrick C.J. Liew.
“We are confident [of bringing] win-win situations that result in positive social impact,” he added.
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