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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

GEW Partners Meeting and Soft Launch

Partners Getting Ready for GEW Malaysia

The partners meeting was one remarkable one. We learn that partners of GEW Malaysia are all gearing up to make The Week 7 crazy week of entrepreneurship madness.

We are Ready

So far there are 66 partners and the number is increasing every single day as organizations and people are stepping forward to the cause of promoting entrepreneurship.

Even the Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship, showed up to do a soft launch of the week. In his speech he said admire the initiative taken by GEW and its partners. Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah is pledge his fullest support to our crusade. We really appreciate the support.

For those who are dying to participate, we are finalizing our partners activities for the week but here some of the events that will be happening during GEW. (and before)

8,9 November. (The open source event in Malaysia)

12th November. Going For Broke Book Launch

17th November., Speed Networking and Official Launch of GEW Malaysia

18th November. Breakfast with Entrepreneurs, VC2E, president of make.

19th November. The Lemonade Story

20th November. The Green Project

21st November. Celebrity Entrepreneurs Sessions

22nd November. Startup Camp

23nd November. Startup Camp

So what are you waiting for? Make your Mark!!

Update: The photos are up in Malaysia Entrepreneurs‘s group on Facebook. Tag yourself.

Events: How can Cradle help fund your Innovative Ideas

Cradle Investment Programme in collaboration with MACRI is pleased to organize a talk entitled “How can Cradle help fund your Innovative Ideas” to further explore many innovative ideas by talented individuals like you!

Our objective in giving this talk is to provide valuable advice and information on how to get funding up to RM150,000 (in 3 tranches of RM50,000) to those who have great innovative ideas but do not know how to get funding to turn your ideas to reality.

Come and listen to real life experiences from people who review applications on how to make your applications stronger so that your applications can be approved for a CIP grant!

Those who have been wondering what it is like to be guided by one of our industry experts (Mentors) who have guided the CIP recipients will have a firsthand experience in listening to one of our Cradle Entrepreneurs Mentor sharing his experiences on developing ideas and how to make it work for you.

Date : 16th September 2008, Tuesday

Time : 9.00am to 12.00pm

Venue : Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), Jalan Ampang.


9.00-9.30am Registration

9.30-9.35am Welcome Address: Encik Nazrin Hassan- CEO of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd

9.35-9.40am Welcome Address: Dato’ Shaik Sulaiman, Vice President of MACRI

9.40-10.00am Presentation by Mr. Mohan K (Honorary Secretary-MACRI): ‘Intellectual Property- Making Business Cents’

10.00-10.40am Presentation by Cradle: “How to get funding from Cradle”

10.40-10.50am Break

10.50-11.30am Presentation by Cradle Mentor: En. Aimi Aizal Nasharuddin

(President and Co-founder of SKALI)

11.30-12.00pm Q&A Session

12.00pm End

*Note: While every effort has been made to ensure that the programme outlined above is accurate at the time of printing, CIP reserves the right to alter the programme depending on unforeseen circumstances.

Admission is free but seats are reserved for the first 120 participants only on first come first serve basis. Sign up today for a better tomorrow!
For more information or to sign up, kindly email [email protected] with the subject CIP-MACRI TALK or contact Mr. Ramesh Pillai, Executive Secretary, MACRI at 03-6201 1928 or 017-882 8302.