Startups should not be asking themselves whether they should go regional, just when and how, according to a panel of entrepreneurs and industry pundits.
Entrepreneur Joel Neoh, founder of KFit and former Groupon VP, spent a weekend in deep thought, reflecting over how real-life lessons helped reshape some advice he got while growing up. He shares his thoughts here.
The entrepreneur panel session at What’s Next saw three technology founders share some key advice. Karamjit Singh has the highlights.
Cisco Investments has announced a US$10-million investment into Singapore’s Monk’s Hill Ventures’ innovation fund for startups, which will focus on early-stage startups working on the cloud, the Internet of Everything (IoE), big data and analytics, mobility and enterprise applications in Asean.
The Malaysian Government’s Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) said it has allocated RM120 million (US$29.9 million) for programmes it will be running with collaborators enable bumiputera entrepreneurs to be more competitive in both domestic and global markets.
The Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and iCube Innovation Sdn Bhd (iCube) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote entrepreneurship in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Karamjit Singh focuses his thoughts on the startup scene, which welcomed Singapore’s billionaire investor Peter Lim, Cradle’s overdue seed fund, a look at how the venture industry in Malaysia did in 2014 and a few new details from Singapore’s Infocomm Media Masterplan. DNA also kicked off its Telco Deep Dive 2015.
The Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has been coming under a bit of stick recently for programmes specifically catering to the country’s ‘bumiputera’ community. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, argues A. Asohan.
Proficeo, the programme manager for Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd’s Coach and Grow Programme (CGP), hopes that the next intake will include greater participation from companies in the ‘growth and global’ stages.
India's Wadhwani Foundation has rolled out its decade-old flagship initiative, the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), in Malaysia with Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd as its strategic partner.