22nd November, Kuala Lumpur – E27 from Singapore, in a joint-effort with Entrepreneurs.my launched the Start-Up Garage KL , featuring speakers from Singapore, South East Asia and Malaysia, in the fields of entrepreneurship, funding, venture capital, technology, business motivation and market trend predictions.
The 1 day event at Plug & Play Technology Garden in The Gardens, Midvalley, saw the participation of more than 50 participants who have registered for the event through the Facebook announcements and personal invitations, extended out by Entrepreneurs.my.
Several key note addresses came from Mr. Mohan Belani, a director from E27, who is also responsible for running the business incubation division at National University of Singapore (NUS). This was followed by another keynote address by Michael Smith, the Chief Development for Yahoo.com South East Asia and several other local speakers.
Participants at the 1 day garage found it most useful listening to speakers about start-up businesses and how they have obtained network support and funding to grow their start-ups regionally. The addition of Yahoo.com’s support to the event, also provided some insights to the participants on how Yahoo.com’s technologies and applications can be used to assist Start-Ups’ operations online.
The Start-Up Garage KL also saw the participation of MDeC with their representatives speaking about Pre-Seed funding provided by them and what are the best practices to apply for the grant. This was followed by another sound funding advice, by Mr. William Du, from Indeginious Fund, who spoke about the best practices for Start-Up entrepreneurs to pitch funding from VC.
Getting the word about your Start-Up and motivating yourself to excel in harsh economic times, were presented by Mr. Francis, a former Editor of NST and Mr. Nicholas Yeap, a renowned Malaysian Business Coach during their sessions.
E27 and Entrepreneurs.my would like to thank the sponsors of Start-Up Garage KL which includes Yahoo.com, MSC Malaysia, MDeC, Youth Entrepreneurs Malaysia and GEW Malaysia for the support with venue sponsor – Plug & Play Technology Garden.
The Start-Up Garage KL is signature event for GEW Malaysia.