Universiti Malaya set to launch USTART Malaysia 2016

  • Event will run from Nov 22-23, 2016
  • Patrick Grove among key speakers


Universiti Malaya set to launch USTART Malaysia 2016


UNIVERSITI Malaya, via its Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation (UMCIC) is organising the second USTART Malaysia 2016 on 22-23 November 2016 at the Research Management and Innovation Complex (KPPI), Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

This annual event is a continuation of the successful USTART Malaysia and USTART Asean events held last year.

USTART Malaysia 2016 is a unique networking platform for university startups, university technology managers, aspiring technopreneurs and collaborators within the innovation ecosystem.

This year’s event will be attended by almost 300 participants and exhibitors from institutions of higher learning and their startup companies, industry players, public agencies, entrepreneurs, promoters and business angels, from within Malaysia and Asean.

The two-day event will be filled with sharing sessions by distinguished speakers representing a span of stakeholders from deep technology ventures, ecosystem leaders, incubator managers and social innovators in thematic panellist sessions, showcases, pitching sessions and IPR clinics.

Key speakers include Patrick Grove, CEO and co-founder of Catcha Group, CEO of ecosystem drivers Norhalim Yunus (MTDC), Dr Mohd. Yusoff Sulaiman (MIGHT), Dr Samsilah Roslan (ITMA), Houston Technology Centre Asia Director, Vincent Fernando and Ashran Ghazi, CEO of MaGIC. Meet ecosystem personalities such as Nadira Mohd Yusoff of myNEF & MD of Girls-in-Tech Malaysia, Dr. Arham Abdullah, Director of Industry Liaison Division (BHI), MOHE, Dr Viraj Perera, CEO of PlaTCOM Ventures and Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) Ambassador, Nur Fazura Sharifuddin.

Listen to the Social Entrepreneurs from the likes of Skolafund, Zasve & Nazkids. Hear from Headliners including Tripfez, Flexilicate and Cell Tissue Technology. Learn from incubator experts from UM, TPM, UiTM, NUS, TARUC and CREST. Talk to tech startups UMCH, V-Wave Power, MyCRO and Microclear and chat with game changers such Zafrul Noordin (CodeAr.my), Dr. Kihoko Tokue (Leave A Nest Malaysia & Singapore) and Anna Reherman (Growth Hacking Asia).

USTART 2016 continues to celebrate partnerships and is supported by key ecosystem stakeholders including BHI MOHE, UEM, MTDC, TM, myNEF, MIGHT, MyIPO, TPM, SME Bank, Longwood Assets, Milo and key strategic partners including MaGIC, GEC, PlaTCOM Ventures, ITMA, CRADLE, MBAN, INVEST KL, Marks & Clerk, Asia Research News and UMEC with celebrations and live entertainment supported by the University of Malaya Cultural Centre.

USTART 2016 will be officially launched by Nancy Shukri, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department on Nov 22, at the Auditorium of Research Management and Innovation Complex (KPPI), Universiti Malaya, with the signature theme “Creating Economic & Social Impact through University Startups”.


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