Patrick Grove, the group chief executive officer of international investment firm Catcha Group; and Joel Neoh, international vice president of Asia Pacific for Groupon, are teaming up with a panel of distinguished entrepreneurs including Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak, in the hunt for Asia Pacific’s technology superstars as part of the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards.
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.
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.
The fact that the week’s most-read story was about a ‘naughty’ blog and not one about the serious issues affecting the tech ecosystem has DNA founder Karamjit Singh bemused.
Green technology was given a boost when Cypark Resources Bhd group chief executive officer Daud Ahmad was named the ‘Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2013’ for Malaysia in the annual ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards organised by EY, formerly Ernst & Young.
One of the panel sessions at the recent GES 2013, featuring business strategy consultant Don Tapscott and entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, was a lively discussion on what it takes to be an entrepreneur, writes Gabey Goh.
Sometimes a bad idea is a bad idea and the ecosystem will give you feedback stating it pretty clearly. Startup founders must decide how they want to react to poor response or suffer the consequences, writes Gabey Goh.
There are bad apples in every ecosystem dragging people down, but the real question is whether Malaysia's founders can rise above it all to take it to the next level, writes Gabey Goh.
New event discovery app Calendo aims to help people make better decisions about events they attend, and now eyes global expansion with newly launched support for eight languages.
Rocket Internet said it has raised a total of US$500 million from partners Investment AB Kinnevik and Access Industries since May 2012, representing the largest investment ever made in an Internet incubator and accelerator company.