Bikesh Lakhmichand

Week in Review: D50 honesty and authenticity strike a chord
The honesty and authenticity coming out from ‘In the Trenches with DNA’s Digerati50’ panel sessions are proving to be a useful counterbalance to the too-bright a picture painted about entrepreneurship, writes Karamjit Singh.
1337 Ventures and partners launch Alpha Startups bootcamp in Indonesia
KL-based accelerator and early-stage investor 1337 Ventures has announced a partnership with Convergence Ventures, Baidu Indonesia and Gobi Partners to bring its Alpha Startups bootcamp to Indonesia.
Tune Studios & BAC Ventures acquire Gigfairy
Tune Studios and BAC Ventures have completed the acquisition of Malaysian live music booking startup Gigfairy for an undisclosed amount.
KL-based 1337 Ventures invests in three Philippines startups
1337 Ventures said it has made ‘micro investments’ in three Philippines-based startups that participated in its recent Alpha Startups pre-accelerator programme in Cebu, even as it continues to roll out its programmes in more South-East Asia countries.
Startup methodology seeping into corporate Malaysia
A BrainChild programme adopted by GLCs in Malaysia is enjoying CEO support due to the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ being injected into participants, reports Karamjit Singh.
Leet Academy’s entrepreneurship programme, with a twist
After successfully training corporate types and entrepreneurs for about 10 years, Bikesh Lakhmichand and his iTrain are all set to take on a new challenge: Training young unemployed graduates to become successful entrepreneurs.
Google’s Made with Code hits Malaysia via iTrain Kids
Google's Made with Code, a movement launched in June 2014 to inspire girls to learn to code, will be hitting Malaysian shores on Nov 21 with a workshop to be conducted by iTrain Kids.
1337 Ventures hits the Philippines with its Alpha Startups programme
1337 Ventures said it is working with Department of Science & Technology Philippines to bring its Alpha Startups idea validation or ‘pre-accelerator’ programme to the Philippines.
Maybank Group to tap startups to boost innovation
In a sign that more corporates are starting to engage with startups to accelerate their ideation, Maybank Group has partnered with 1337 Ventures to run a four-country Ignite roadshow to pick 20 startups to head to KL for a bootcamp, writes Karamjit Singh.  
Two-man startup Gigfairy secures US$28K pre-seed funding
Gigfairy, which operates a community marketplace that matches musicians with (what else?) gigs and promoters, said it has secured RM100,000 (approximately US$28,000) in pre-seed funding in a round led by Endeavor Capitals, an investment company based in Kuala Lumpur.
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