- Cyberjaya Startup Summit is a two-day event consisting of talks, workshops, interactive panels and pitching sessions.
- It will run from May 12 to 13 and will be held at The Launchpad.
If you’re part of a startup looking to network with fellow enterprises or you’re curious to know what’s going on in the entrepreneur scene here, there’s an upcoming summit that could help with that.
Cyberjaya Startup Summit 2018 will be held at The Launchpad from May 12 to 13. The two-day summit will have a variety of sessions happening, from talks and workshops to interactive panels and pitching sessions to help startups learn some new insights.
It’s also a good chance for those looking to recruit talents, raise funding, or network with fellow entrepreneurs & industry experts.
The theme for this summit is “Sustainable Entrepreneurship” as it’s said to be an event created by the community, for the community. Tickets to event starts at RM200 per person which is inclusive of meals.
Here are 4 reasons on why you should consider adding this event to your calendar.
1) Meet up and network with up to 300 startups.
The event will host up to 300 people, comprising mainly of startup founders, techpreneurs, investors, government agencies, corporate partners, and fellow industry experts. Aside from the networking sessions, you can walk through the exhibition area where selected startups will be displaying their business.
2) Attend talks by industry experts and seasoned founders.
The event has a few interesting panel sessions lined up, with over 40 speakers giving talks over the 2 days. Most of the speakers are veterans with some having over a decade’s worth of experience to share.
Some notable speakers are Sam Shafie from WTF Accelerator, Freda Liu from BFM89.9, Jin from JinnyBoyTV, and more.
3) Watch the pitching session for 1337 Ventures Demo Day.
1337 Ventures will be holding their demo day for their latest round of 1337 Accelerator. The programme has been known to help a variety of startups receive a round of funding not only in Malaysia but other SEA countries like Vietnam and the Philippines.
You could be a part of the audience seeing startups like Grub Cycle, Kravve, and Unwrappd pitch their ideas and do their best to impress the judges during this session.
4) Hear industry experts talk about trends like FinTech and Bitcoin.
Inside the list of panels lined up, there are a few targeting specific topics that are in-trend within the startup community. Some of the panels include “Fintech in Malaysia” which will be handled by industry experts such as Naysan Munusamy (MoneyMatch), Mehedi Hasan (Mycash Online), and Nazroof Hakim (Billplz).
Some other ones to look out for are “Enterprising Social Causes” by Andrew Yong (100% Project), Suzanne Ling (The Picha Project), and Redza Shahid (Grub Cycle), as well as “Blockchain, Beyond Bitcoins & ICOs” by Harpreet Singh (Blocklime) and Daniel De Gruijter (Incitement).
Inbaraj Suppiah, the organiser of this event, has experience running events of a similar nature before but he believes this summit will be at a different scale as it features a higher number of speakers and activities that can benefit most startups.
He also shared that he plans to make this an inaugural event with next year’s done at a bigger scale if possible.
“We’re hoping every participant can gain some kind of benefit for their entrepreneurship journey from the talks, panel sessions or the networking,” said Inbaraj.
“It’s time to have a major startup event in Cyberjaya that’s run by the community, for the community so that we can focus on an agenda that’s relevant to us.”
This article was written in collaboration with Pixaworks Creative.
Feature Image Credit: Pixaworks Creative