Start-up Ecosystem

Cyberjaya to become global tech hub
Cyberview managing director Faris Yahaya talks to DNA founder Karamjit Singh about the new direction the property developer is taking and how this will make it more of an ecosystem player.
Building an ecosystem: Embracing cultural differences
JFDI.Asia cofounder Hugh Mason and its programme manager Ray Wu are halfway through a three-city tour of Malaysia. Connections and understanding local culture came shining through as the vital ingredients for startup success when they visited Kota Kinabalu this week. This is the second of a three-part series of their journey.
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.
Digerati50: Making waves below the radar
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.
Portal for internships with Asian startups launched
A group of Malaysian ecosystem players has rolled out Launchpad, an ‘internship aggregator’ that aims to provide students and fresh graduates with access to information on the best internships offered by the startup sector in Asia.
The gathering against MaGIC
The latest news about the one-stop entrepreneur shop known as the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre or MaGIC, including the selection of its CEO, has caused some concern, but A. Asohan argues that there may be good reasons for this while raising concerns of his own.
(2013 Top 10 Story) Apple moves to trademark the term ‘startup’ in Malaysia
(Originally published Aug 30, 2013) This story, the DNA’s most-read story of 2013, clearly struck a nerve with the startup community in Malaysia, and called into greater focus the lackadaisical attitude many local outfits have toward intellectual property rights.  
Short red skirts, sexy long legs … and startups
Malaysia has produced some of South-East Asia’s most successful dotcom and ICT companies, and has much to offer the smart investor, but is somehow not on investors’ radars, writes Dr V. Sivapalan.
Malaysian startups and the VC perception barrier
Despite its promise, Malaysia is not even looked at when VCs shop around for investments We need more exits to boost our numbers of experienced founders versed in startup pains
Week in Review: More need to carve out time
Leaders in Malaysia’s ecosystem have to make themselves available This includes JobStreet’s newly minted millionaires, led by Mark Chang
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