In all the talks and discussion on technology entrepreneurship and how to nurture startup ecosystems, a critical part that is often neglected is the human element, argued the panellists at a DNA-TeAM Disrupt session.
The Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) was held at the Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur from May 23-25. Was it a waste of time? The naysayers and believers have a Face-Off here on Digital News Asia.
One gets the feeling that last week’s Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) did not accomplish its objectives from the viewpoint of creating awareness among high- and mid-net worth Malaysians on the options of investing in technology-related start-ups.
The value of an event like ABAF is that it is a chance for networking, building relationships, discovering interesting companies, and when the “courtship” is positive, an investment. In fact, money is the least important element.
Mindvalley’s upstart founder Vishen Lakhiani had no qualms in publicly declaring what we all know to be the truth: There is something dreadfully wrong with the education system in the country. Only difference is, he aims to fix it.
Malaysia should look into creating business angel networks and introducing tax incentives to help develop the entrepreneurial and start-up space, says a professor who has spent 25 years researching the subject in the United Kingdom.
It may be the Asia Pacific century and Asia does have the fastest growing Internet adoption in the world, but when it comes to getting an internet domain for your business, .com still rules over other top level domains (TLDs).
Doorstep.com.my, an online retail business focused on the corporate market, has seen a quantum leap in revenue within a year. It is now looking for a strategic partner for an equity injection to help it expand into new markets.