He Founded A Cause For The Homeless In M’sia Because He’s Walked That Road Before

April 28, 2017

Running a business is never easy, but this fact is often doubled and even tripled when it comes to running a social enterprise. Thanks to what they try to accomplish, profit margins are traditionally low, and despite your best efforts, your social enterprise might not do enough to tamp the problems that are so close to your heart. Nevertheless, Zeal of Love & Respect Transformation Center would tell you this, “Don’t wait until you have money or time to start. Start now with whatever you have and make an intention to give time however little in a week or month to start. If you don’t have money, give time.”...
Reid Hoffman: To Successfully Grow A Business, You Must ‘Expect Chaos’

April 27, 2017

Editor’s Note: In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business — and starting May 3, at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences. This story is an in-depth look at Hoffman and his philosophy...
2 failed startups taught me lessons on starting, scaling, and surviving

April 26, 2017

I have been around the startup scene for a while, not only trying to build one but also traveling continents from New York to Rwanda, Chile to Bangalore to meet founders who were trying to create companies from scratch. The notions and cultural nuances of starting up in these geographies may be different, but some lessons apply to most situations...
Unimas undergraduates play potential entrepreneurs at Startup Weekend

April 25, 2017

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Some 40 potential entrepreneurs comprising undergraduates at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) here participated in the Startup Weekend Kota Samarahan event held at the university from Friday till last Sunday. Themed #SWKSUNIMAS, the event saw the participants working in teams, brainstorming and developing their ideas, testing business models and carrying out market validations and tweaking it even further to spark their entrepreneurial skillsets...

This M’sian App Records Your Traffic Violations But It’s Not For The Police

April 21, 2017

We’re all probably familiar with the fact that Malaysia has a serious road safety problem. There were 521,466 road accidents with 7,152 deaths recorded in 2016, based on statistics by Ministry of Transport, Malaysia. A portion of those numbers could have been caused by unfortunate incidents and unavoidable circumstances yet we can safely assume that the drivers’ behaviour plays some part in it...
Here are 7 essential things you need to decide before starting up, these details can make or break your startup

April 20, 2017

When writing up a business plan, there are dozens of factors you’ll have to consider and decide on. The task can be daunting, as it requires hours of research, an intimate knowledge of the industry, and usually some advice from other sources. But before you lose yourself in the tiny details that will eventually become the foundation for your company, try to zoom out to get a higher-level perspective of your idea...
Yacademy, Kejora Ventures, MDEC bring Malaysian startups to Indonesia

April 19, 2017

INDONESIAN Yacademy welcomes three Malaysian startups Recite Lab, Mobiversa, and Bantu.my to Jakarta for the Market Immersion Programme (MIP) which is backed by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Kejora Ventures.Yacademy is a Jakarta-based online and offline platform that connects digital skills gaps to talent. It also provides training and education courses in digital technology...
4 social startups that make life better with a marriage between tech and social impact

April 19, 2017

Contrary to the usual impression, startups hinged on social causes are not just charity machineries but can also be profitable, sustainable, and scalable ventures.In Asia, social startups that focus on addressing issues like food wastage, underemployement, and the like are growing in number and play an important role in connecting various enterprises, groups, and even governments in creating solutions with social impact...

Malaysia’s MaGIC taps India to dial up global ecosystem for local startups

April 18, 2017

To continue building a global ecosystem for local startups, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has signed an agreement with the Indian State Government of Chhattisgarh (SGC) to promote entrepreneurship.Ashran Dato' Ghazi, (pic below) chief executive officer of MaGIC, a government created centre based in Cyberjaya, said that this latest memorandum of understanding (MoU) follows a string of other international collaborations including Startup Chile, Stanford University, Techstars and 500 Startups...
This M’sian Believes That Helping Single Mothers Can Be As Simple As Baking Cookies

April 18, 2017

Su Seau Yeen has always had a passion for baking.It was to a point where she was willing to leave her career in IT to focus on being a supplier of cookies and cakes. She also had a penchant for making trips to orphanages to donate some baked goods and this generous act gave her the idea to start teaching young orphans how to bake so they could use that skill to start their own business or secure jobs in the future..
Get To Know The 12 M’sians Who Recently Got Listed In Forbes 30 Under 30

April 18, 2017

The Forbes 30 under 30 list 2017 is out, and once again, the inspirational youths that have been making grounds and taking names are being honoured for their efforts over the years. Malaysia has our mitts over a huge variety of different industries, ranging from the practical Manufacturing & Engineering industry, to the creative Arts industry. But first, a little sojourn into what is the Forbes 30 under 30 list...
These 7 Penang startups might be under the radar, but show a lot of potential for the Malaysian ecosystem

April 17, 2017

Startups in Penang may be a drop in the bucket compare to the world out there. Still, some made a name for themselves, like JobStreet, Exabytes, Piktochart, and DeliverEat. But, there are a few more startups in Penang still under the radar.The reason behind these little-known startups is definitely due to the naturally ‘shy’ Penangites who prefer to lay low, instead of marketing themselves. In fact, a few failed interviews I did for this article has led to this conclusion...

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