The cold, hard truth is that 90% of startups fail within three years, and it is this ‘valley of death’ that Apple Seed Venture Incubator is aiming to help startups navigate past, according to its CEO Kumaran Pillai.
AirAsia cofounder Tony Fernandes and his partners have launched incubator-accelerator Tune Labs to get into the sexy startup space, but expect him to pay close attention to the business fundamentals too, writes Goh Thean Eu.
Three of Malaysia’s top entrepreneurs – Tony Fernandes, Kamarudin Meranun and Lim Kian Onn – have launched their latest venture, Tune Labs: A startup incubator and accelerator programme that they said would identify, mentor and fund entrepreneurs from across South-East Asia.
Singapore’s MediaCorp has announced the appointment of Dr Francis Yeoh to spearhead the next phase of its Mediapreneur incubator programme aimed at media startups.
Corporations bring three crucial opportunities to the table: An established customer base; existing infrastructure; and deep domain knowledge of their respective industries. By engaging with startups, they in turn get to tap into innovation.
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]
IBM and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) have announced the establishment of an Entrepreneurial Support Centre that they said would nurture real-world skills and seed a culture of entrepreneurship among the latter’s undergraduates.
Don’t worry if you haven’t really heard of him: Rob Castaneda of Sydney-founded ServiceRocket still isn’t sure he’s quite got the hang of this whole entrepreneur-startup thing. In fact, he's quite cynical of it, writes A. Asohan.