Start-up Ecosystem

Your startup life in 2014
Founder Institute director Jeffrey Paine talks about the much-neglected part of an entrepreneur’s journey – taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
Week in Review: When reality matches the PR
JFDI.Asia puts in foundation for more activity in Malaysia in pact with MDeC Malaysian ecosystem still faces challenges, but the pieces are starting to click
MDeC rolls out JFDI.Asia-powered ‘accelerator lite’ programme
MDeC has announced a pilot programme that it said would “help local ICT startups break through barriers to growth.” The MSC Malaysia Startup Accelerator Lite programme will be delivered by local partners around Malaysia and facilitated by JFDI.Asia.
Women in tech ... or the lack thereof
Gender gap in ICT field and tech startup space still evident, but women in the space persevere  Female Founder Fellowship launched for FI Spring Semester in KL; application deadline Feb 9
JFDI.Asia targets accelerator hattrick for 2014
JFDI to run three accelerator programmes back to back in 2014 Now accepting applications, early-stage digital startups urged to apply
Singularity U's Global Impact competition comes to Malaysia
The Global Impact Competition has been launched in Malaysia, a joint effort by Mindvalley under Project Renaissance, in partnership with Singularity University to find an idea that could improve the lives of one million citizens within the next five years.
Week in Review: Stand up and be seen
With 2013 done and dusted, and with more funding to be available in 2014, time will tell if this will be the year of startups for Malaysia. But in the meantime, there is a need for angel investors active in the scene to stand up and be seen, writes Gabey Goh.
KL Bar hosts business law seminar for startups
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Information Technology and Publications Committee (ITPC) will be organising a one-day seminar on business law this month, geared toward startups.
Founder Institute CEO Ressi puts his money down on Malaysia
The the Founder Institute has opened up applications for its second semester in Kuala Lumpur that will kick off in the first quarter of 2014, and its CEO Adeo Ressi said he would personally fund one or two startups from the programme.
Pouring cold water on the startup Kool-Aid
Malaysia is a promising startup hub, and the entrepreneurial space here is heating up and getting more vibrant, but we should not paint a false picture that will come back to bite us, writes A. Asohan.
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