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.
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.
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).
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.