A Crazy Week For Startups in Malaysia

I wonder how am I going to divide myself this week. There are a lot of events that are startup focused ALL OVER MALAYSIA. From the wonderful BarCamp in Penang, where I am getting some yummy street food, to TEDx and NewMedia Asia. This is one wild week. Make sure you get tonnes of rest today as starting tomorrow, it will be crazy.

Google I/O Extended
When: Wednesday, May 11, 00:00 – 01:30
Where: iTrain, E-7-1, Megan Avenue 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It’s part viewing party, part commune event for developers and people who are deeply interested in Google technologies and developer APIs. You get to mingle with the coolest developers from all around Malaysia (and Singapore apparently), share ideas and thoughts with each other, and most importantly, together we will be watching the live keynote from Moscone West, San Francisco, USA.

The New Media Asia
When Wednesday, May 11, 8:00am – Thursday at 5:00pm
Where: Royale Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

The New Media Asia Conference is a 2-day conference on Social Media and the New Media. This includes the many facets of social networks, news portals, podcasts, etc. We will be exploring the usefulness of social media, as well as the reach of new media.

Startup Weekend Kota Kinabalu
When: 13-15 May
Where: Wisma Bandaraya Sabah

Startup Weekend is an experimental conducted in 54 hours over a weekend to see if you can create a business out of an idea. It is a great place to network and find business partners with like minded individuals.

BarCamp Penang 2
When: Saturday, May 14
Where: KDU Penang 32, Jalan Anson, Penang, Pulau Pinang 10400, Malaysia

BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences). They are open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants. The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and were related to open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats. The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, including public transit, health care, and political organizing.

When: Saturday, May 14, 9am – 5PM.
Where: Royale Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

WordConf is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.WordConf is going to be an informal, community-organized event that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordConf is open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike.

When: Saturday, May 14, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: DIGI Centre, Lot 10, Jalan Delima 1/1, Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Yet again another spectacular TEDx event, TEDxKlangValley. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, this one-day TEDx conference will highlight various aspects of ethics and social responsibility and the work being done to shift Malaysia towards a more socially-ethical nation. All packed in one event that will bring together inspiring individuals to share their stories on these interesting topics.

TEDxKlangValley “Back to Basics” is hosted by My Khatulistiwa Sdn Bhd, sustainable Corporate Responsibility Consultants (CSR) in Malaysia and a collaboration with Entrepreneurs.my.

ITEX 2011
When: Friday, May 20, 09:00 – Sunday, May 22, 17:00
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

22nd Malaysia International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition This magnificent exhibition features the latest invention and innovation by universities, research institutions, individual inventors and corporate sectors from Asia and Europe countries, all with the intention of securing investment and making the manufacturing commercialization a new product a reality.

Top Upcoming Startup Events

June 25 – Joomla Day Malaysia


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