It was an awesome week for start-ups, with a standing-room-only crowd at the Echelon Malaysia Satellite event and with leading media group The Star launching an accelerator fund.
Crowdsourcing has brought the sexy back to the Internet but it is not an industry in itself – it’s a practice that is enabling and disrupting industries, says Crowdsourcing Week founder and CEO Epirot Ludvik Nekaj.
While start-ups complain about how hard it is to raise money in Malaysia, there is a lot more money available today than ever before for entrepreneurs -- but it is money seeking quality in both the idea and team that will execute, writes Karamjit Singh.
The start-up space is recognized as amongst the most vibrant sectors in the country’s technology ecosystem, yet it is still very hard for entrepreneurs to raise money in Malaysia, panelists at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt session said.
Funding from both public and private money helps fire up entrepreneurs with big dreams, writes DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh.
The nice mix of seasoned entrepreneurs, eager start-ups and corporate types at Disrupt pleases DNA founder Karamjit Singh, as does the enterprise-centric discussion that ensued.
The much-touted ‘app economy’ has a lot of 'white spaces' which canny start-ups and developers can explore while established companies and telecommunications companies (telcos) struggle, participants at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt session on Jan 22 were told.
Digital News Asia kicks off the 2013 series of DNA-TeAM Disrupt networking and sharing sessions with ‘Mobilize Your Business Model’ at 5.30pm sharp today, Jan 22.
The theme for the next DNA-TeAM Disrupt discussion and gathering is 'mobile,' where our panelists will share their thoughts on what the key trends in the mobile space are going to be, this year and beyond.
Malaysians know quite well that the bane of all government initiatives lies in the execution. What the DNA-TeAM Disrupt sharing session on Nov 20 did was to open DNA founder Karamjit Singh's eyes to the Achilles’ heel of our creative multimedia industry – distribution.