Dr V. Sivapalan
Malaysia needs stronger initiatives & better policies to increase digital adoption Bank Negara says digital transformation can boost GDP up to US$136bil by 2025
The dynamo behind Proficeo Consultants and Cradle’s CGP programme, Renuka Sena, used rejection as her motivator to power forward.
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected]
The Coach and Grow Programme (CGP), a technopreneur training programme targeting pre-seed, growth stage and global companies, has received the go-ahead for its third instalment (CGP3) with a further US$1.2-million allocation.
Some startup and entrepreneur incentives in Budget 2015 only apply to MaGIC Good first step, but more must be done to attract global entrepreneurs: Pundits
Industry players generally welcome initiatives and goodies Gaps in making Malaysia preferred destination for entrepreneurs IN its proposed national budget for 2015, the Malaysian Government announced several incentives and measures that directly or indirectly would be of benefit to the ICT ecosystem, but some industry players believe that more could have been done to further grow the ecosystem.
The Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) has proposed corporate and double tax deduction incentives, as well as other measures, that it believes would help fuel the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.
Malaysia has produced some of South-East Asia’s most successful dotcom and ICT companies, and has much to offer the smart investor, but is somehow not on investors’ radars, writes Dr V. Sivapalan.
The perception that bumiputera-led technology companies have an easier time winning contracts from the Government because of their purported special privileges no longer holds true, according to the DNA-TeAM Disrupt panel discussion.
The Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM), through its Policy Institute (TeAM-PI), is in discussions with the relevant government agencies to get the Malaysian Government to review existing bankruptcy laws in a bid to spur entrepreneurship, and is also working on a slew of other initiatives.