MaGIC CEO Cheryl Yeoh is leaving, and the Malaysian Government has engaged a head-hunting agency to find a replacement.
Social entrepreneur Wong Gwen Yi wants to change the lives of 30 million people before she is 30 years old, she tells Goh Thean Eu in San Francisco.
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.
StartupMalaysia.org has officially announced the Asean edition of its Global Startup Youth (GSY) event, aiming to bring 300 young leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs from the 10 Asean countries to come together for three days to work on some of the problems that are unique to the region.
Jacob Laukaitis, who participated in the GSY event in 2013, makes a case for why the success of such events cannot be measured by mere numbers.
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]newsasia.com.
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.
The Malaysian Government said it will investigate allegations that the US Embassy in KL is actually a spy station, finally acting after a string of revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden, but its reticence may have come from the fact that its record on privacy is hardly spotless, writes A. Asohan.
The idea of a Minimum Viable Product or an MVP isn’t to barely do anything and then push it out into the market; that way you only end up with minimum viable ‘crap,’ says Priceline’s outspoken CEO Jeff Hoffman.
While there are weaknesses in our startup ecosystem, such weaknesses are not unique to Malaysia, but recent developments have given DNA founder Karamjit Singh hope that we will probably overcome these faster than anyone else.