Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance has kicked off the inaugural Rice Bowl Startup Awards, which will recognise breakout startups in the Asean (the Association of South-East Asian Nations) region that harness digital technology.
Intellectual Property was at the forefront for DNA founder Karamjit Singh as he moderated a panel session on how it can be related to startups in Malaysia. He also wonders how important the issue is to both MDeC and MaGIC, key ecosystem builders.
A more confident Cheryl Yeoh looks forward to the next 12 months at MaGIC, with the smooth execution of the MaGIC Accelerator Programme a big target.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has launched the Malaysian Social Enterprise Blueprint 2015-2018, a three-year strategic roadmap for developing a social enterprise ecosystem.
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has officially launched the MSC Malaysia for Startups programme to facilitate and accelerate local startups in obtaining MSC Malaysia status.
Entrepreneur and 500 Startups managing partner Khailee Ng (pic) has stepped down from the board of directors of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
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.
DNA founder Karamjit Singh is excited about the clear trend of Malaysian corporates partnering with accelerators across Asean to create value for startups and themselves. Maybank has partnered with 1337 Ventures and a clutch of corporates has partnered with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
The MaGIC Accelerator Programme has been launched, and an excited Cheryl Yeoh shares some thoughts with Karamjit Singh, especially about her hopes for how Demo Day could become a blue-chip event.
MaGIC CEO Cheryl Yeoh sees potential for Malaysia positioning itself as a leader in the startup space in South-East Asia by launching Startup Malaysia, based on the Startup Chile model. Karamjit Singh has the story.