Bumiputera

TeAM and Asiaspace in pact to help Malaysian SMEs go online
The Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia is collaborating with Asiaspace to provide technical support for Malaysian SMEs and micro-businesses to get online.
Week in Review: With new CEO, will MaGIC morph?
Ashran Ghazi may be tasked with getting MaGIC back on track to its original mandate, but it may be a case of ‘damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t,’ writes A. Asohan.
Week in Review: Racially-segregated IT retailing
Creating a special sandbox for retailers of a single race does not level the playing field, argues A. Asohan.
Week in Review: Startup ecosystem, say ‘hello’ to politics
More political fallout from MaGIC just goes to show that entrepreneurs can ill-afford to ignore the fact that politics is part of the startup ecosystem, argues A. Asohan.
Teraju allocates US$30mil for bumiputera entrepreneur programmes
The Malaysian Government’s Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) said it has allocated RM120 million (US$29.9 million) for programmes it will be running with collaborators enable bumiputera entrepreneurs to be more competitive in both domestic and global markets.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) 500 Startups’ Khailee Ng steps down from MaGIC board
Entrepreneur and 500 Startups managing partner Khailee Ng (pic) has stepped down from the board of directors of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) MaGIC, the Malay language, and that ‘bumi thing’
The Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has been coming under a bit of stick recently for programmes specifically catering to the country’s ‘bumiputera’ community. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, argues A. Asohan.
Axiata gets into startup game via US$30mil fund with Mavcap
Axiata Group starts its journey investing into startups with the creation of the bumiputera-focused US$30-million (RM100-million) Axiata Digital Innovation Fund, together with Mavcap.
The MaGIC CEO and the crucible of fire
About four months after taking on the role, MaGIC CEO Cheryl Yeoh sits down with DNA to talk about the agency’s plans and programmes to boost entrepreneurship in the country. First, however, she faces up to some criticism, writes A. Asohan in this first of two parts.
Disrupt: No joyride for bumiputera firms either
The perception that bumiputera-led technology companies have an easier time winning contracts from the Government because of their purported special privileges no longer holds true, according to the DNA-TeAM Disrupt panel discussion.
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