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MYE is a partner for Asia Pacific Future 100

The annual “Asia Pacific Future 100” program is a platform to provide young and inspiring entrepreneurs from Asia as role models to our youth to raise entrepreneurship awareness in Asia Pacific.

100 young entrepreneurs and social Changemakers under the age of 30 years will be selected for a one- year fellowship and their stories will serve as inspiration to foster an entrepreneurial culture among our youth.

We believe that contrary to the common perception there are not just 2 or 3 young successful entrepreneurs in Asia, but that there are many young entrepreneurs and social changemakers realising their dreams and ambitions. For that reason we annually identify 100 of those young people, who will be profiled through blogs, interviews, videos and speaking engagements in schools and universities to showcase their entrepreneurial endeavor and to highlight that with passion and dedication youth entrepreneurship could be a desirable career choice for many of our youth.

Malaysia Entrepreneurs under it’s sister organization Youth Entrepreneurs Malaysia is currently on of the participating partners in this search.

We are looking to nominate outstanding youth in the area of social enterprise and if you have any suggestion please drop us an email at editor [at] entrepreneurs.my or nominate yourself at the FYSE site.

TEDxKualaLumpur Speakers and Schedules

Update TEDxKL 2 is happening on 27 March 2010. For more details visit www.tedxkl.com or register below.

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What is TEDxKualaLumpur?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is call TEDxKualaLumpur, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKualaLumpur event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

For the very first TEDxKualaLumpur, we have invited a list of interesting speakers to share their ideas and experience with the crowd.

Proposed Schedule
2.30 pm – Registration
3.00 pm – Welcome Address
3.05 pm – Intro by TED Curator Chris Anderson
3.10 pm – Yasmin Ahmad the Film Maker
3.30 pm – Dr. Bernard Leong of SgEntrepreneurs
3.45 pm – TED Video
4.00 pm – Roshan Thiran of Leaderonomics
4.15 pm – Dhakshinamoorthy “Dash” Balakrishnan of Warisan Global
4.30 pm – TED Video
4.45 pm – Kid Chan of Kid Chan Studio
5.00 pm – Krishnakant Mane
5.12 pm – TED Video
5.30 pm – Arief Aziz of TEDxJakarta
5.45 pm – Devan Singaram of Unreason
6.00 pm – Event End

Selected Profile of Speakers.

yasmin-ahmad
Yasmin Ahmad is a movie director of films such as Sepet , Gubra and most recently Talentime.

kidchan
Kid Chan is a renowned photographers of celebrities in Malaysia.

dash
Dash is the founder of Warisan Global, Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Malaysia.

roshan
Roshan Thiran is currently the CEO of Leaderonomics, one of the fastest growing consulting firms in Asia

bernard
Dr Bernard Leong is the founder of Singapore premier entrepreneur site, SgEntrepreneurs.com

devan
Devan Singaram is a co founder of the Unreason movement and co-founded the social enterprise Elevyn.com

krishnakant
Krishnakant Mane is sight impaired open source accessibility advocate from India.

Venue Sponsor

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Plug and Play Technology Garden.

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We have closed off registration. Only the first 100 will be notified via email

hashtag : TEDxKL

End of Year Party and Entrepreneurs NEXT

We have reached the end of 2008 and it has been one year filled with entrepreneurial goodness. Time again to reflect what has happened and strive to a better, a great year in 2009.

We at Malaysia Entrepreneurs (MYE) are truly grateful for our supporters and we would like to invite you all to join us for a End of the Year party this 18th of Dec 2008 at Level 12, Wisma MCA 7.30 pm.

This event is jointly organized by our partners at Itrain, Mirc and Mobig.

Entry is free and dinner will be provided.

Sign up at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=37393454860 

Startup Camp Venue

For those who have not been to the venue, head on to The Gardens in Midvalley City and ask the security guards or concierge where South Tower in the Gardens in located. We have also attached a map to give you a general idea where the building is located.
Also there are ample parking spaces available however it tends to get full as it is a weekend and school holiday so make sure you get your car in ear

Basic guidelines for attending Startup camp
1. Every participant should participate actively
2. Vote with your two feet which sessions you find interesting. If you find you adding any value to the conversation, 
   it is polite to walk away to give an opportunity for others to sit in.
3. The schedule is located at http://barcamp.org/Startup-Camp-KL-Schedule , but for latest updates check the schedule wall on the day itself.
4.Follow the general building rules of Venue itself and you have be responsible for your own stuff.

 

MONEYTREE ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE

In conjunction with the GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK that takes place from 17-23 Nov 2008. Money Tree Malaysia , alongside Taylors University College, Giordano & Open University Malaysia are organising an Entrepreneurs Challenge between 18-22 Nov.

This Challenge is targeted at youths aged between 16-22 who are keen at pitting their “entrepreneurial minds” in a series of activities which would determine if they have what it takes to become entrepreneurs.

This team event (each team must have 3 members) will be run ala Apprentice meets Amazing Race. The Challenge/Race comprises 3 Legs + 1 Final Leg. At every “leg” of the race, the winning team for that leg will receive some rewards, while teams which perform poorly will be eliminated. Cash prizes, internship programs + other goodies await the winning team

For more information, call 7954 4514 (Evelyn) or write in to [email protected] for more details

What is Startup Camp KL 08?

Startup Camp KL 08 is going to be the largest unconference for entrepreneurs and startups in Malaysia. Over 300 entrepreneurs from all walks of life and sectors are expected to congregate in two full days of ideas exchange and making connections. Startup Camp is held in conjunction with the Global Entrepreneurship Week and it will be on the only National Level GEW event. It will be on 22nd and 23rd November.

Being an unconference, this event is organized by participants for participants. There will be no keynotes address, no special guest and no long boring lectures. It will be jam packed with new ideas and opportunities. If this is your first time attending an unconference, be prepared, for this is an ultra casual event. 

For Malaysia’s very first Startup Camp. We have divided it into 3 tracks. These tracks comprises of the General Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurs and Technopreneurship. We have allocated slots of 45 minutes for the participants to conduct their sessions.

The session type range from discussion to presentation to round tables to games to anything you can think of. For those participants who wish to contribute a session can book their session at our Wiki,

 

As for the rest of the participant, we all have two crucial task.

Number 1. Participants should be actively participating in the sessions and share with others. You can share with your friends details about startup camp before the event or you can share what you learn from startup camp after attending it.

Number 2. Vote with your feet. Do remember you can vote for each sessions with your feet. If you find you cannot contribute to the sessions or you cannot add value to yourself or the rest in the session, it is polite to walk out and drop in to another session. If you do not find session that you are interested, you can always add on the board to start and impromptu session.

 
Details of Startup Camp KL 08
Date: 22nd and 23rd November 2008
Time: 9 am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Venue: Plug and Play Center @Level 7, The Garden, South Tower.

Register for Startup Camp

First Batch of Google Hackaton Developers from Malaysia

By now, some of you might have received  a notification that you have been selected to join the Google’s First Hackaton in South East Asia this 28th Oct. 

Since there more request to participate. We have open up the registration to until this 22nd October. 

If you have been selected and have any queries, drop me a note at daniel at entrepreneurs.my

Below are the short profiles of the Google Engineers who will be conducting the hackaton. The participants of this hackaton will be able to learn a lot from engineers especially about Google based API.

 

Jason Costa

Jason has been a Technical Programs Manager at Google since 2005. He’s worked on several products at the company, including Google Analytics, the Google Checkout API, and OpenSocial. Jason likes to help developers find innovative solutions to complex problems, and believes in APIs & the open web. He graduated with a degree in CS from USC, and is currently working from the Google China office in Beijing.

 

Patrick Chanezon 

Patrick has been a Developer Advocate at Google since 2005. He has built and grown developer ecosystems for OpenSocial, Checkout and AdWords. Previously he has worked on portals, blogs and syndication feeds at Sun Microsystems, AOL and Netscape. He’s the co-founder of the ROME – Atom and RSS utilities in java open source project and the OSSGTP (Open Source Get Together Paris) group.

 

Pamela Fox

Pamela is the Developer Programs Engineer for the Google Maps API. She graduated from USC with her CS masters, where she helped grow the video games department and dabbled in the 3d animation and linguistics departments. She enjoys helping developers innovate with the Maps API and combine it with many of Google’s other amazing APIs.

 

Conway Chen

Conway has been at Google since 2005 and is a member of New Business Development. Working together with product, engineering and management teams, he has helped introduce and foster a number of new product initiatives and is currently focused on doing the same within the Greater China and SE Asia region. Prior to his time working in business development, Conway was an attorney focusing on venture capital and private company representation at a leading Silicon Valley law firm.

 

Bruno Rovagnati – Globant

Bruno is a social networks guru at Globant as well as an expert on cloud computing. He joins us all live all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina! Bruno has worked extensively with the Google Checkout API, and is an active contributor to Shindig – an open-source reference implementation of the OpenSocial spec. Bruno graduated from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires.