MaGIC’s Innovation Week kicked off with an open conversation between industry and MDEC CEO, Surina Shukri.
Expect to hear much more on these subjects in 2019.
A much-loved CEO leaves, a company struggles to deliver on a major promise and the national oil company shows that it understands the game when it comes to digital transformation.
Decision was conveyed in October, soon after MaGIC was absorbed into the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development.
There is barely a handful of VCs still offering funding and of those that do, many will run out of funds soon.
Outside of Klang Valley, in rural and less urbanised locations, there exists untapped business opportunities and potential market of 20 million people.
The lack of global innovations coming out of Malaysia speaks volumes about the relative silence from the majority of innovation organisations.
Pitching session proved women empowerment was more than a buzzword and showcased women entrepreneurs with a variety of feasible tech solutions.
15 womenpreneurs pitch investment-ready solutions to local, regional and global investors.
Key sectors participants focused on included: agriculture, environment, healthcare, education, energy/sanitation.