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MaGIC Ecosystem Builder Programme


MaGIC Ecosystem Builder Programme

19 Aug - 21 August 2019 All Day
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Ecosystem Builders are pillars to the growth of startup ecosystem and in the spirit of creating a thriving startups ecosystem, MaGIC is pleased to announce the MaGIC Ecosystem Builder Programme (MEBP) which aims to support passionate aspiring and existing ecosystem builders in developing thriving and collaborative ecosystems within their communities through impactful and outward-looking community-based programmes. MEBP will help in creating mini-ecosystems, each with a unique sustainability plan, driven by a focal connector of that mini-ecosystem: The Ecosystem Builder a.k.a YOU!

One of the challenges as an ecosystem builder is the lack of content and knowledge to be delivered to the ecosystem. MEBP will be rolling out community-based programmes- Startup Essentials: Design Thinking and Business Model Canvas to help passionate ecosystem builders overcome this challenge.

Startup Essentials – Design Thinking & Business Model Canvas

Design thinking offers a systematic approach to innovation, the processes, and tools towards becoming innovatively inclined in the workplace. We need to look at fresh ways to solve problems and issues, rather than depend on overused templates. Design Thinking (DT) gives us the tools and teaches us the techniques to become an innovative thinker and to see things in a new light!

Business Model Canvassing (BMC) allows for the visualisation of the critical building blocks of a good business plan in a single chart. It empowers Intrapreneurs, Entrepreneurs, Team Leaders, Managers, anyone aspiring to venture into a startup or revitalise product and service offering to the market.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Experiment with the DT concepts bringing ideas to life – with the intent of solving a real-world problem faced by the organisation
  • Discovery of the 5 DT phases through in-class sessions
  • Apply DT stages with a solid pitch-test of ideas developed to address the challenge or problem crafted for the purpose of the 3-day module.
  • Participants will be able to explain each building block of the BMC
  • Participants will be able to design/create their own BMC for their proposed Value Proposition
  • Participants will be able to present and defend their BMC to the class and trainers
  • Able to appreciate customers pain-points and understand the end-to-end value chain for consumers related to the bank

Requirements :

  • Malaysian Resident
  • Represent an ecosystem – Higher Learning Institution (students/lecturers), NGO, Startup Ecosystem
  • Have a sound knowledge on Business Model Canvas and Design Thinking
  • Must apply as a team consisting of 2-3 team members in total
  • Willing to scale through and impart the knowledge to the members of their ecosystems
  • Have experienced running events for the ecosystem

Our Speaker

Prof Dr. Murali Raman

Prof Dr. Murali Raman is a certified NLP Practitioner and also a Specialist in Directive Communication using Colored Brain and Emotional Drivers. He was also part of the Stanford University’s Technology Venture Program (STVP)—working with STVP to nurture and enhance the Entrepreneurial ecosystem in Malaysia. As a coach and trainer for over 15 years, Dr. Raman specializes in three broad areas: Design Thinking and Digital Economy, Leadership Development using Directive Communication using Colored Brain and Emotional Drivers, and Soft skills development (teaming passionately, unleashing positivity and effective communication). He is currently a Fellow at MIM. He is a certified Design Thinking Trainer by Stanford D School. He has an MBA from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK. He also has an MSC in Human Capital Management from London School of Economics, alongside his doctorate in Management Information Systems, from Claremont Graduate University, USA.