Week in Review: Satya woos geeks in SEA
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was in the region and was courting developers, reinforcing the view that geeky is now uber-cool, writes Karamjit Singh, who also talks about two events he was involved with in Penang.
Malaysia’s startup ecosystem: It’s not always about KL
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Douglas Khoo plans to solve the local programmer shortage with his coding academy in Penang, he told Echelon Malaysia 2015.
Sync, MauKerja raise RM1mil each from Cradle co-investment pact
Education services provider Sync and recruitment portal MauKerja have each raised RM1 million (US$275,000) from Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd and OSK Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned unit of OSK Ventures International Bhd (OSKVI).
Digerati50: Instilling the ‘can do’ attitude in entrepreneurs
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]
Building an ecosystem: The pieces are here already
In the week that JFDI.Asia announced its US$2.1-million funding, cofounder Hugh Mason and accelerator manager Ray Wu were in Penang sharing insights with local startups and the people who support them. Over the next two weeks, they will deliver more workshops in Malaysia as part of the MSC Malaysia Accelerator Lite programme. Along the way, Hugh is keeping a diary and here is his first instalment.
Disrupt #10: Getting your foot in the door
What’s a desperate Malaysian entrepreneur who has built a solid solution or service to do? How does he convince customers in his own backyard to give him a chance to show what he can do? How does he get that foot in the door? Join us in the next DNA-TeAM Disrupt session.
Piktochart crosses RM1mil in revenue, looking at greater impact
This is shaping up to be a good year for infographic startup Piktochart.com, which has crossed US$308,000 in revenue and is now looking to contribute to the startup ecosystem in its homebase of Penang.
Stirring up the Penang startup scene
The Tech Event 4 Penang startups are trying to create a regular series of events in the state to get those interested in the scene to attend and get excited about the possiblities there.
D-Code aims to make coding cool, then scale it
The recent D-Code Bootcamp was merely the start for entrepreneur Dhakshinamoorthy ‘Dash’ Balakrishnan’s new startup, which aims to make coding cool across the region.
Kicking it up a notch in Penang
The monthly Tech For Penang or TE4Penang networking event has been running for about a year, and the organizers are taking it up a notch with the first OpenStartup.