Microsoft sees its Imagine Cup providing technical and knowledge support for entrepreneurial ideas while Malaysia sees it as a testing ground.
The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative has called for entries for its annual GIST Tech-I Competition.
Piktochart, helmed by the wife-and-husband team of Goh Ai Ching and Andrea Zaggia, was the grand winner of the Silicon Valley Comes To Malaysia (SVC2M) event that began last year and wound up recently. Zaggia, who was in Silicon Valley with Goh on a one-month study and networking tour sponsored by Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) and StartupMalaysia.org, writes about their on-going experience.
There is an unhealthy confluence of business and politics in Malaysia. It’s not always obvious. Money doesn’t even have to change hands, nor do funds have to be transferred from one account to another. But it’s a quagmire that strips us of any sense of an ethical framework in the business world, writes A. Asohan.
Yes, another matchmaking event between entrepreneurs and VCs; yet why do we see so few marriages coming out of these events? Or rather, why do many entrepreneurs still complain about a lack of funds?