Start-ups in the Philippines engaged in an intense pitching competition last week at the SMX Convention Center when a US-based organization held a competition, with the winners getting the opportunity to vie for funding in Silicon Valley.
The Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) was held at the Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur from May 23-25. Was it a waste of time? The naysayers and believers have a Face-Off here on Digital News Asia.
One gets the feeling that last week’s Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) did not accomplish its objectives from the viewpoint of creating awareness among high- and mid-net worth Malaysians on the options of investing in technology-related start-ups.
Malaysia should look into creating business angel networks and introducing tax incentives to help develop the entrepreneurial and start-up space, says a professor who has spent 25 years researching the subject in the United Kingdom.
The Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF), being held May 23-25 at the Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, kicked off with a pre-conference training day which saw hundreds of eager start-ups hungry to get feedback from regional angel investors on the viability of their products and go-to-market strategy.
Yes, another matchmaking event between entrepreneurs and VCs; yet why do we see so few marriages coming out of these events? Or rather, why do many entrepreneurs still complain about a lack of funds?