Pikom-MDEC to present 20 top Malaysian startups at WCIT 2022 SEADragon
By Digital News Asia July 10, 2022
- Main intent is to develop Malaysia’s homegrown unicorns, coach them to pitch
- Global tech leaders, venture capitalists and investors at final pitching session
PIKOM’s Venture Investment Chapter (VIC) recently announced that 20 curated Malaysian tech scale-up companies will be presenting their pitch in this September at the World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2022 (WCIT 2022) Malaysia, in hopes of becoming the next Malaysian tech unicorns.
SEADragon, organised by Pikom (The National Tech Association of Malaysia), is a venture investment platform designed for tech startups and scaleups that are looking for investments, growth, and global market expansion. This is done through curated deal flows where promising tech companies get shortlisted, coached and equipped to be showcased to VCs and investors globally.
Pikom Chairman Dr Sean Seah who also Chairs the VIC explains, “Since April this year, over a few dozen startups and scaleups have been selected to pitch at the SEADragon platform, securing for spots to present their companies to the world via WCIT 2022. SEADragon also offers mentoring sessions in August that include coaching on the securitization methodology where finalists will go through the process on how to wow investors at the final pitching session during WCIT 2022 Malaysia which takes place from 13th to 15th September 2022 in Penang. We will have global tech leaders, venture capitalists and investors at the final pitching session with these fine companies.”
MDEC as the strategic partner of SEADragon believes that the digital economy ecosystem, comprising of a strong digital infrastructure, robust policy, and regulatory frameworks, skilled and knowledgeable digital talent, and strategic collaborations, make Malaysia a viable location for global unicorns to land and expand regionally.
CS Chin, CEO of SEATECH Ventures Corp, and a former Pikom chairman highlighted, “We will be having the last leg of the pitching session on 10 August 2022, for 4 weeks prior to WCIT 2022. Then, the mentoring sessions will begin. Our main intent here is to develop Malaysia’s homegrown unicorns, coach them to pitch to local and global investors and develop global market access for them.”
SEATECH Ventures, GreenPro Capitol, MDEC and a number of local startup and scaleup ecosystem partners are working with Pikom in this initiative.
Pikom has scheduled three more SEADragon Pitching sessions in July and August. Interested high-growth tech companies that are keen to participate in the SEADragon pitching series can get more information at https://www.pikom.org.my/seadragon/.
In general, companies that would like to participate must be Malaysian-owned entity, non-listed entity or not part of a listed entity that is involved in the tech sector.
Digital News Asia and MalaysiaKini are official Media Partners for WCIT 2022 Malaysia.
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