Tune Labs brings UK’s [email protected] to Malaysia
By Digital News Asia May 13, 2016
- Programme founded by The Duke of York in 2014
- Startups get to pitch at key influencers, says Tune Labs
TUNE Labs, in partnership with The Duke of York and AirAsia, said it is bringing [email protected] to Malaysia.
Entrepreneurs keen on accelerating their business will get to pitch their technology-related startup ideas to an audience of potential supporters, including CEOs (chief executive officers), angel investors, mentors and business partners.
All businesses selected to participate will also undergo a boot camp to help frame, develop and sharpen their pitches, Tune Labs said in a statement.
[email protected] was founded by The Duke of York in 2014. Although Tune Labs made no mention of it, the current Duke of York is Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II.
“[email protected] continues to evolve and grow,” The Duke of York (pic above) said in the statement issued by Tune Labs.
“The entrepreneurial activity taking place demonstrates the vibrancy and the commitment by so many like-minded people to encourage, support and deliver the groundwork to build their businesses,” he added.
The winner of [email protected] Malaysia will be invited to attend [email protected] Global at St James’s Palace, London in December, 2016.
At this event, businesses from around the world will pitch to an invited audience from the world of entrepreneurship, technology, media and investment, Tune Labs said.
Tune Labs is a Kuala Lumpur-based venture capital vehicle established in April 2015 to identify, fund and nurture early stage companies in the travel, finance and retail sectors.
It currently runs two startup development programmes – an incubator programme (12-week startup bootcamp) and an accelerator programme.
“Malaysia’s startup ecosystem is getting more mature but it’s also getting more competitive,” said Tune Labs chairman Tony Fernandes.
“It’s becoming increasingly harder for young startups with potential to get noticed by those who can take it to the next level.
“What [email protected] does very well is to put the right ideas and the right people in one room so this can happen,” he added.
The deadline for applications is May 21. Applications can be submitted here.
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