Global Entrepreneurship Community 2016 ends on high note

December 16, 2016

On the last day of Global Entrepreneurship Community (GEC) 2016 last week, SINI KAKI focused on the Lifestyle cluster sessions at the conference. Marc Woo, Industry Head of E-Commerce Travel, and Financial Services Google, started the session with a talk on "E-Commerce in APAC - An Explosive Opportunity."...
Govt launches two landmark schemes to help budding businesses

December 16, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Govern­ment has launched two landmark prog­rammes to provide budding social enterprises with added benefits, incentives and badges of honour. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the programmes – social enterprise certification and social procurement incentive – would enable better recognition of the nascent social enterprise sector...
Get your grocery delivered in an hour

December 15, 2016

Tesco Malaysia has partnered with online grocery service provider HappyFresh to offer on-demand delivery in the Klang Valley. According to HappyFresh Malaysia managing director Opal Wu, users will be able to order up to 12,000 food and non-food items and have them delivered within an hour...

M’sian Startups Are Jumping Aboard The Halal Market Train—And With Good Reason

December 15, 2016

Ever since the growth of the internet age, we have seen a drastic change in consumer mindsets. With the advent of e-commerce and online purchasing, now sellers with what were considered ‘niche’ products have a wider net to cast to reel in people with the same interests. The industry started out catering for technophiles looking for very specific components...
MaGIC sparks 50 new initiatives

December 15, 2016

MALAYSIAN Global Innovation and Creativity Centre’s (MaGIC) Global Entrepreneurship Community (GECommunity) 2016, organised last week, has reinforced the government’s commitment to create a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem. The two-day event, held on Dec 8 and 9 here, saw nine cluster labs with 150 experts from 60 countries leading 1,500 participants to develop 50 initiatives, all of which were launched during the closing ceremony...
GECommunity 2016 targets RM100 mln value creation

December 14, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Global Entrepreneurship Community 2016 (GECommunity 2016) is targetting RM100 million in cross-border value creation, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said this can be achieved through the GECommunity 2016’s nine industry-specific cluster laboratories (labs) namely smart cities, health, creative, biotech, supply chain,...
Why Malaysia’s startup scene is looking outwards for its next big break

December 14, 2016

Looking back to the previous year, 2016 was comparatively quiet for Malaysia’s startup scene. Big players such as iFlix and KFit have been rolling on, collecting more cash and other companies along the way. According to data from the Tech in Asia database, however, 43.8 percent of the funding events that took place in Malaysia this year were at the seed stage, with a sprinkling of bridge and Series A rounds on the side...

Grab launches GrabShare, its own version of UberPool

December 14, 2016

Transportation startup Grab announced today it’s beta testing GrabShare, a shared ride-hailing service in Singapore. If you’re thinking, “but isn’t that what GrabHitch is?” well, not exactly. GrabShare is basically Grab’s version of UberPool: a passenger can book a GrabCar economy ride and then the driver can pick up another passenger on the way. The two...
Riding Pink Ingin Menjadi “Uber” Untuk Wanita

December 8, 2016

Pada hari ini, sistem pengangkutan awam alternatif seperti Uber dan Grab sedia mencuri perhatian ramai – apatah lagi dengan harga yang rendah, selain kemudahan untuk membuat tempahan untuknya. Selain daripada kedua-duanya, kini satu lagi sistem pengangkutan baru yang sedang dibangunkan dan ditawarkan dalam bentuk terhad adalah Riding Pink...


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