When it comes to pitches, entrepreneurs need to understand that the judges have just about seen it all, while judges need to be engaged as well, and realise that livelihoods and dreams are at stake, writes Gabey Goh.
Echelon 2013 in Singapore was a great opportunity for Malaysians to network and meet ecosystem players from all over Asia.
Despite all the buzz around e-commerce in Malaysia, one dotcommer-turned-brick-and-mortar businessman remains skeptical.
Alvin Koay, who made his mark in the first dotcom wave and is selling his mobileapps.com domain for a cool US$1 million, shares his advice for the next wave with DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Alvin Koay is not a name that will ring a bell for many of us in the tech ecosystem in Malaysia. Nor has he made it any easier for the ecosystem to know about him either, preferring to keep a very low profile while not mixing with his fellow entrepreneurs -- but he may very well be Malaysia's first e-commerce millionaire.