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How does a Startup Plan to Change the Way We Use Emails Everyday with Mailbird

Mailbird is a creative email platform that brings productivity back into your life on the most widely used operating system today, Windows. Email today has become very insecure, a major stress in the workplace and slow with the innovative process that adjusts to how we work and communicate online today. NextUpAsia.com chats with the CEO and Co-Founder, Andrea Loubier about how she started this revolutionary business online.

Fast Growing Startup Going to Change the Way We Use Emails
Fast Growing Startup Going to Change the Way We Use Emails

(a)    Getting to know about The Start-Up

  • Tell us more about Your Company – What have you built? What is your product or service to your customers? What is your track-record so far?

Mailbird is my company. It is the smartest, fastest and most secure email platform for Windows that brings productivity back into your life. We have roughly 7,000 active users and growing. We are a team of 8 incredibly smart and talented people who believe in this mission to build the greatest email productivity platform ever, with a vision to help people become better at information management. We are excited to report that users are already opting to upgrade their software to the yearly paid subscription because they love it so much already, and we are just getting started.

  • Why did you decide to go into this business? Is it because it is a lucrative market? Is it a Blue Ocean which your talents and expertise through your business can provide?

The market for a proper and modern-age email solution for the Windows platform is very much under-served. Windows still holds the highest majority of the OS market share, email remains the #1 online activity to date, and between consumer and business email accounts they are growing 6% year over year in terms of billions of email accounts. There just is nothing that has adapted to the highly distracting environment for those who work online. Email has become the number 1 stressor and distraction for many people and businesses, and we are already fixing that problem.

Mailbird to Let Businesses Manage Emails more Effectively
Mailbird to Let Businesses Manage Emails more Effectively
  • Please share with us, when you established your organization during its early days – How did you fund it? Any tips on raising the funds? Any tips on convincing investors?

The initial capital of $100k usd was injected by our CFO and original Mailbird founders and has given us the ability to bootstrap the business, while keeping operational costs down and focusing on product and business development in Bali. We are just recently actively seeking outside investment to give our resource pool a boost for marketing for growth and strategic partnerships that will scale our business.

I don’t think anyone can say there is any one way or tip to convincing investors, you have to just get out there and start talking to as many of them as possible. Make your business case, be able to sell your vision really really well with a track record that proves a future of success and growth for your business. We’ve got all the right recipe in place for this already: A solid team, a really great story, a lucrative product, awesome business development milestones built around growth, including an exit strategy. The final piece is down to finding the right investor that would fit as a great partner with the mutual benefit of seeing that Mailbird succeeds as a global email solution.

  • Where do you see your business growing into, for the next 5 to 10 years?

We are first going to build a solid email client, that will in a year serve as a platform allowing 3rd party developers and strategic partners to build productivity focused email apps that integrate with Mailbird. We are focused currently on the consumer market, but by 2015 we are looking to expand to the business market by a really great offering to SME’s, small teams and startups alike. In part of this effort we seek to close a series A investment round to allocate more resource for growth and pursuing high security measures when it comes to email, a big problem we face today. Our current focus is to build a solid desktop email application first, to focus on productivity from the desktop…this is where it happens. However in the future, we seek to expand to the mobile platform given the high demand for Mailbird on iOS, Android and even Windows phones.

Mailbird to Make Managing Emails Simple
Mailbird to Make Managing Emails Simple

 

Here we seek strategic partnerships with ISP’s, security and email message encryption partners, hardware distribution with Mailbird as a software offering on that hardware with Intel’s latest product line and of course a plan to work more closely with Microsoft in their recent expansion to offering IMAP support for Outlook.com, touch technology with their 2 in 1 machines and of course their Windows phone market expansion efforts.

Our immediate and prolonged goal is to build our user base while gathering data on email usage, to solve the unstable environment with email seen today. Mailbird is a global product, and we hope to see more users from around the world using it especially since our recent move to localize the software.

  • What is your vision for the industry that you are in? Do you see a trend coming up that your business can capitalize?

Our vision is to bring productivity back to people and businesses on a beautiful, incredibly fast and highly secure email platform for the huge worldwide Windows market. As more and more people are working online, email is an inevitable tool that you will use to communicate with friends, colleagues, potential clients and potential business partners.

A major focus today is on productivity, how to stay productive? As well as what tools will be available to help you grow your business? PC World named Mailbird the best free email client for the productive business person in 2013, in 2014 IT World named Mailbird the best email client for Windows.

Tech Crunch and Lifehacker called us the “Sparrow for Windows”, so we knew we tapped into unchartered waters in pursuit of productivity and online communication for Windows users. We hear that everything is going mobile, but when we look at email these projections can be deceiving. It is true that more people open emails on the mobile devices, however when it comes to getting things done with those emails and replying, the desktop and the native in control feel of a client is the answer.

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About Mailbird: 

Mailbird is a creative email platform that brings productivity back into your life on the most widely used operating system today, Windows. Email today has become very insecure, a major stress in the workplace and slow with the innovative process that adjusts to how we work and communicate online today. With key productivity hacks and differentiators like multi-account support for both IMAP and POP3 accounts, multi-language support to make Mailbird more globally available, data driven email management with the Wingman productivity booster and a community driven initiative to solve the many unique problems with email.

About The Entrepreneur: 

Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Mailbird, an email tech startup based in Bali that focuses on email security and productivity hacks on the most creative platform for email innovation ever. She is half American and half Filipino, thrives on diversity as a social connector, particularly for women in Asia that are leading influencers and founders of tech companies. With 7+ years of marketing, project and community management under her belt, she is a firm believer in the strength of women in the world of tech, in the fast-evolving startup ecosystem emerging across Asia

The Entrepreneur behind the Creative Email Platform Mailbird

Mailbird is a creative email platform that brings productivity back into your life on the most widely used operating system today, Windows. Email today has become very insecure, a major stress in the workplace and slow with the innovative process that adjusts to how we work and communicate online today. NextUpAsia.com chats with the CEO and Co-Founder, Andrea Loubier about how she started this revolutionary business online.

Mailbird sets to make managing emails for companies and busy people easy
Mailbird sets to make managing emails for companies and busy people easy

With key productivity hacks and differentiators like multi-account support for both IMAP and POP3 accounts, multi-language support to make Mailbird more globally available, data driven email management with the Wingman productivity booster and a community driven initiative to solve the many unique problems with email.

(a)    Getting to know The Start-Up Entrepreneur

  • Tell us more about yourself – Who are you, what do you do, what are your qualifications (If any) and what have made you into the successful entrepreneur that you are today?

My name is Andrea Loubier and I am the CEO of Mailbird. I have 7+ years in business development, project management and marketing. I love spicy food, building things from nothing and am addicted to travel. Thanks to the great community at Startup Getaway in Bali, I’ve learned so much and made great connections and lifetime friends that have both motivated and challenged me in my entrepreneurial journey. I believe that people around the world need better tools to help them get more done every day, and that Mailbird is the email platform to make that happen.

  • Why did you get started on this path towards building your own business?

I’ve always had a strong passion for entrepreneurship. The idea of starting a new business or creating a real solution to a problem faced by billions of people worldwide is exciting to me. Technology is the inevitable means to deliver solutions to everyday problems we experience today. I want to be an influencer in helping people communicate better online and to become more productive. I love to learn by doing. I believe you learn a lot through failure, and feel that it is important to observe future outcomes for your business through mistakes made. It’s the best way to learn.

Andrea Loubier Entrepreneur behind Mailbird
Andrea Loubier Entrepreneur behind Mailbird
  • Was there any inspiration or anyone who inspired you to pursue your dream to become an entrepreneur today?

Women in tech inspire me. My current favorite is Marissa Mayer, one of the original Google developers and Yahoo’s newest CEO. Others include Sarah Lacy, Leah Culver, Jessica Mah and Hermione Way.

  • In your experience, what are the 3 Winning Traits that Entrepreneurs should possess when they start their business?

Relentless drive for discovering and learning. Motivation to really make an impact. And Passion for what you are pursuing.

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About Mailbird: 

Mailbird is a creative email platform that brings productivity back into your life on the most widely used operating system today, Windows. Email today has become very insecure, a major stress in the workplace and slow with the innovative process that adjusts to how we work and communicate online today. With key productivity hacks and differentiators like multi-account support for both IMAP and POP3 accounts, multi-language support to make Mailbird more globally available, data driven email management with the Wingman productivity booster and a community driven initiative to solve the many unique problems with email.

About The Entrepreneur: 

Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Mailbird, an email tech startup based in Bali that focuses on email security and productivity hacks on the most creative platform for email innovation ever. She is half American and half Filipino, thrives on diversity as a social connector, particularly for women in Asia that are leading influencers and founders of tech companies. With 7+ years of marketing, project and community management under her belt, she is a firm believer in the strength of women in the world of tech, in the fast-evolving startup ecosystem emerging across Asia

Invoice Discounting Startup, ApexPeak – Raises 2.3M SGD in Seed Round!

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Invoice Discounting startup, ApexPeak, Raises 2.3M SGD in Seed Round

After only 7 months of offering invoice discounting services in Singapore and South Africa, ApexPeak has secured $2.3M SGD in their combined seed and convertible note round.

In a nutshell, invoice discounting is the sale of a business’ invoices to a third party. The third party is charged with processing the invoices, and the business lending the invoices is able to receive funds earlier based on the expected payments on the invoices. While this is nothing new, ApexPeak has managed to reinvent this financial instrument to be ready for the digital age.

To date, ApexPeak has already turned a neat profit with a zero default rate on funds dispersed. This type of performance in such a short time is unheard of in the startup or financial world.

“Robust vetting and process combined with automating standardised tasks and good risk management have contributed in making ApexPeak successful,” says Gakim Solomons, CEO and Co-founder of ApexPeak.”

Unlike traditional financing options, ApexPeak helps small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) turn invoices into cash in as little as 5 days. SMEs gain fast and affordable access to working capital. Up to 80% of the invoice amount is advanced upfront; the remaining 20% is dispersed when the invoice is processed with a 2% discount fee levied. Finally, insurance companies cover the counter party risk of these invoices so it is essentially risk-free.

While it sounds simple, there is also little to no competition in this space because it requires the right combination of technology, talent, experience and opportunity to create ApexPeak. After 10 years in private equity, Solomons linked up with college friend and serial technopreneur, John Fearon, to utilize their natural synergy in coming up with a financial technology business.

invoice discountingAfter an initial unsuccessful dabble in peer-to-peer foreign exchange, it occurred to them that the SMEs loans market is under-served. SMEs often suffer cash flow problems and without liquidity, many have been forced to shut down like Silicon-Valley based Singaporean startup, Chalkboard. Traditional banks require extensive paperwork and lengthy periods to evaluate risk while SME funds dry up.

Solomons and Fearon were particularly interested in the growing SME loans markets of Africa and South East Asia. ApexPeak managed to obtain an exemption from the Regulatory Authorities in Singapore and South Africa in order to operate its business.

With the business idea and legal documents ready, it was a whirlwind couple of months for the business. Joining the Google-backed accelerator in South Africa, 88mph, ApexPeak built a simple and elegant website for invoice discounting to go digital. The risk-free nature of the business and ease of use of the website, allowed Solomons and Fearon to raise $800k SGD even before Demo Day.

In fact, after that, business was picking up so fast strictly through the word-of-mouth that Solomons avoided all forms of marketing to ensure they will not be overwhelmed. Within 4 months of operation, ApexPeak had broken even and was looking for $2M SGD to expand faster.

invoice discountingJust like its SME customers, ApexPeak could not wait for the typical 3 to 6 month wait for funding from traditional sources. In Singapore, with Fearon’s extensive contacts, risk-seeking angel investors were given a chance to take a stake in the convertible round. In a mere 3 months, the business surpassed its goal to reach $2.3M SGD, making one of the biggest pre-Series A rounds in the region.

“A low interest rate environment in Asia has resulted in many investors looking for good risk adjusted returns. ApexPeak has been able to raise money from investors by offering investors the opportunity to obtain above average yields with no downside really,” says Solomons.

Not resting on their laurels, ApexPeak will continue to move at break-neck speed. Given the capital-intensive nature of the business, ApexPeak is looking at raising more money in order to help more SMEs in Asia and South East Asia grow their businesses.

The Start-Up Entrepreneur Series! Part 1!

The Start-Up Entrepreneur Series Interview Campaign! Part 1

 

(A) Getting to know The Start-Up Entrepreneur

Choong KarFai1. Tell us more about yourself – Who are you, what do you do, what are your qualifications (If any) and what have made you into the successful entrepreneur that you are today?

My name is Choong Kar Fai. I obtained my Bachelor of Mathematics (Information Systems) from University of Waterloo and MBA(Entrepreneurship) from University of Louisville. I wouldn’t say I am a successful entrepreneur(just yet) but I hope to be one in the very near future. I would attribute my success to positive thinking and passion. I am running 2 related companies, one of which is a MSC awarded company.

2. Why did you get started on this path towards building your own business?

I have always been techy and I have always taken pride in the solutions I provide, especially system related solutions. My passion to use technology to enhance or change lives the way Apple does it. This has been one of the reasons I started my own business.

3. Was there any inspiration or anyone who inspired you to pursue your dream to become an entrepreneur today?

As cliché as it may sound, Steve Jobs certainly was an inspiration. My father is also my inspiration, he built his business by sheer hardwork.

4. In your experience, what are the 3 Winning Traits that Entrepreneurs should possess when they start their business?

Passion, Hardwork and Persistence

 

(B) Getting to know about The Start-Up

Omniphics1. Tell us more about Your Company – What have you built? What is your product or service to your customers? What is your track-record so far?

We have a few solutions namely OunchKiosk (interactive info kiosk with swipe gestures), OunchKIT (platform that keeps relevant information together), OunchScreen (Screens that play video and slide show concurrently), OunchTag (QRcodes and nfc enabled tag) and OunchScan (QR code reader on iOS). All these Ounch Solutions may seem isolated but they are inter-connected and there is a purpose of it when the time comes. I have tractions for all the solutions mentioned, some of my clients are from Singapore.

2. Why did you decide to go into this business? Is it because it is a lucrative market? Is it a Blue Ocean which your talents and expertise through your business can provide?

I saw a need and I endeavoured to meet the need, that’s how I decided to go into this business. It is definitely more of the blue ocean where there is a gap in that our talents and expertise can meet the need.

3. Please share with us, when you established your organization during its early days – How did you fund it? Any tips on raising the funds? Any tips on convincing investors?

It was from my savings and I was fortunate to have some financial backing from my family. There are many avenues to obtain funding such as MDeC’s grant and Cradle Funds, etc.

4. Where do you see your business growing into, for the next 5 to 10 years?

I hope that my solutions will be widely adopted by businesses and end-users, not just in Malaysia but globally. Maybe Google will take notice and we get acquired… ;)

5. What is your vision for the industry that you are in? Do you see a trend coming up that your business can capitalize?

Smartphones penetration is increasing at an alarming rate. Mobile internet is touted to overtake desktop internet in the coming years. These are all in line with my business solutions.

To be continued… The Start-up Entrepreneur Part 2

 

Learning to Build & Learning to Sell: The 2 Concepts You Ought to Learn If You Are Running A Startup

 [This article was originally published at www.BobbyOng.com. Bobby is a UCL Economics graduate and self-taught web developer. He is a keen follower of technology and is passionate about entrepreneurship, education and the pursuit of happiness. Read more about him at bobbyong.com and follow him on Twitter @bobbyong]

I wished someone had let me read Dan Shipper’s article on Why Are You In a Rush when I was starting out on my first website as a 17-year-old high-school boy. Many young entrepreneurs, according to Dan’s observations, seem to be in a rush because they believe their idea is The Next Big Thing and become so focused on their artificially set time-constraints that they “ignore doing the one thing that will help them the most: building tangible skills”.

My friend, Alan from Startup Chile once told me the following: There are only 2 things to focus on in a startup, Building and Selling – Everything else is peripheral.

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Why Learning is So Important

I wished I had taught myself the different parts of building and selling on the Internet more aggressively earlier on. It took me several unsuccessful attempts to finally realise that themost important investment I can make is an investment on myself.

Warren Buffett did say that knowledge is like compound interest; it builds up from reading 500 pages every day. In my interpretation, knowledge learned is cumulative and will build upon what you already know. If you believe that you are in the online entrepreneurship game for the long-term, the best investment you ought to give yourself is learning how to build and learning how to sell successfully online.

Learning How to Build

The first step in launching any online project is to build the website, web app or mobile app. If you are a non-technical person, the first instinct is usually to find a technical person to partner up to build the online product.

I would strongly suggest that instead of finding a technical co-founder, you learn how to code and prototype your idea out. It will not be an instant process nor will your prototype look fabulous, but the process of learning how to code will build a very strong foundation for you in understanding how to build for the web.

You may simply discard this advice of learning how to code and just hustle your way to finding a technical guy. Unless your good friend happens to be a good coder, I would tell you that the journey of finding a technical co-founder is a long and tough road.

A lot of non-technical guys will also dream of raising millions of dollars of VC money because they read about all the awesome startups on TechCrunch raising so much money. I usually tell everyone to STOP reading TechCrunch because TechCrunch emphasises the wrong points in a startup by glorifying the act of raising millions of dollars as an end-goal. Besides, TechCrunch is focused on Silicon Valley and you are most likely not based there. Read HackerNews instead and all of Paul Graham’s essays especially this piece where he defines a startup.

Read deeper into the blogs of Silicon Valley founders and you will soon realise that without a prototype built, it is very hard to raise any funding as a first-time founder. Traction is the key to raising funding as a first-time founder and this is what you should be working on before you even consider going to VCs or angel investors for money.

Learning How to Sell

The next thing you need to learn after the ability to code, is to learn how to sell what you created. I used to naively believe that once you build something, people will flock to your product like hot cakes. Turns out that more likely than not, most people won’t care about your product. This comes to the question: is the product you build what other people want?

If you are thinking of launching a startup, it is imperative that you read The Lean Startup. Instead of writing a 30-page business plan, do it with a Business Model Canvas. Experiment with what your customers want and learn how to reach them and sell to them.

You will soon realise that selling online is pretty much a marketing funnel and there are many things that you need to do to optimise that funnel. Some startups might choose content marketing as a start to their marketing funnel. Some might then use gamification to increase engagement level. Either way, you ought to know about cohort analysis and A/B testing to see what works best in optimising your funnel.

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What Will You Learn Today?

There are tonnes of things that you need to learn if you would like to stand a chance of succeeding with your startup idea. Nobody said the journey will be an easy ride. The point is to start learning every day because your lessons will accumulate over time.

Oh, and not forgetting, if you are impatient and can’t wait to launch your startup with your friend right now, do read up about shareholder vesting. Investing in your learning is the single best thing that you can do for the long run. Start investing in your education. Good luck with your learning.

 

oDesk vs Elance vs Freelancer and 99designs

Online global outsourcing is growing at a rapid pace with a projected growth of over 40% for the industry. The biggest platforms are oDesk, Elance and Freelancer. 99designs is really in a different category as it’s a crowdsourcing site more focused on design, whereas the other platforms encompass any type of online work.

In this infographic we compared the funding received, number of freelancers and jobs posted, percentage they charge and cumulative earnings of freelancers. Great information if you are interested in the online outsourcing space!

UPDATE: We have a comment from Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer. I have posted it here as it points out that some of the figures in the infographic (based only on publicly available information) are inaccurate:

“The graphics are neat but the numbers sourced for the infographic are way off. Freelancer user earnings are much higher. vWorker alone had $140M in user earnings before Freelancer acquired it. Also the commissions are 0-3% for employers and 0-10% for freelancers, not 13%. At 3% for freelancers, this is the cheapest by far for a freelancer doing any volume. The amounts raised by all companies is also incorrect. Elance and Odesk have raised significantly more than reported by Crunchbase and Freelancer hasn’t raised anything near $40m. Freelancer hits 8 million users today.”

Staff.com - Comparing the Big Outsourcing Platforms Infographic

This Article was originally posted at  http://biz30.timedoctor.com/odesk-vs-elance-vs-freelancer-and-99designs-infographic/

How can startups collaborate with big corporations?

How can startups collaborate with big corporations?

Startups/ Small businesses just starting out face a multitude of challenges but they don’t necessarily have to tackle them all singlehandedly, like David facing multiple Goliaths. Going into some form of partnership with a bigger brand can be an enormous opportunity for a startup and take at least some of the heat off when you’re first setting out.

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However, the actual partnership deal can itself be strewn with hidden dangers, and the validation, press, prestige and growth you assumed would follow from a successful partnership may not be so immediately forthcoming as you’d imagined. Just getting a foot in the door often takes tremendous amounts of time and effort, and then after the contract is signed the delivery of real, mutual value can also be a challenge.

But partnerships with big brands can and do work well when approached intelligently and with no undue expectations of magical transformations suddenly taking place. Here are a few points to take on board when considering such an arrangement yourself.

Press isn’t everything
Getting the word out about your business does not in itself guarantee success. Increased press coverage can in fact be a mere passing spike, and everyone can cite examples of where massive press launches led to complete failure only months later. Press should be seen as a means to other ends such as fundraising, but going into partnership for this reason alone would not be cost or time-effective, as well as a sad waste of resources that could better be spent elsewhere.

Contact the right advocates
Thoroughly investigate the advocate company’s business goals, mandate and experience of similar projects before committing. Just because a small group of enthusiasts in the organisation have shown an interest doesn’t necessarily mean that the key players are on board, and they are the ones who will ultimately sign off the Det ar enkelt att lara sig spela spelautomater pa natet , och om du ar helt ny som spelare sa kan du valja att spela dina forsta rundor genom att bara satsa pa ett enkelt nummer. deal.

Define the scope
A list of deliverables has to be agreed upfront and in writing to avoid situations like wanting some additional functionality in the middle of the project and ending up with chaos as a result. A good idea is to adapt the methodology of some previous project that has a good track record, or to carry out customer planning and development beforehand to maximise the chances of success.

Get a budget secured
Where startups often have to survive hand-to-mouth, big corporations spread the load and think in terms of grand budgets and planning way down the line. You need to ask yourself whether they’ll contribute to the actual marketing of the project and whether they will expect to be doing any of the project work themselves. Which employees will they allocate, and for how long? Your project must be able to secure necessary resources which have been allocated to it and when these are formally in place then the chances of success are far greater than if only ‘best effort’ promises had been made.
In the final analysis, go ahead with the idea of a partnership when it makes sound business as well as emotional sense.

Cradle Coach and Grow Programme 2nd Series

Coach and Grow Programme or CGP is a market driven coaching programme intended to bring together key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support and fortify technology entrepreneurs grow their businesses to greater heights.

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“A coach is part advisor, part sounding board, part cheerleader, part manager and part strategist. – The Business Journal

Yes, it’s true, even the great Steve Jobs had a coach – It was none other than Bill Campbell – who also happened to coach Eric Schmidt (Chairman of Google). It is also true that most top CEOs are heavy users of CEO coaching.

No matter how good you are, a coach can provide an external perspective, share his experience or specific skills or expertise and even act as a sounding board when you need someone to bounce ideas with or provide an honest, independent opinion. We believe that a lot of people, unless coached, are unable to reach their maximum potential. We also believe that leaders who have the best coaching skills have better business results.

Sounds interesting and up for the exciting challenge? Then grab this opportunity to participate in a unique industry-led Coaching Programme. You will receive coaching from not one but TWO coaches who will customise coaching to meet YOUR business needs and goals. These coaches will work with you over a period of 6 months on a group and one to one basis each month. Once coaching is completed, they will continue to be available to you for a further 6 months.

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And the best part is: it’s absolutely FREE!

Don’t make the same mistakes thousands of companies have before. Be the success story that people talk about. Let the experienced coaches and trainers share their experience and expertise with you. The coaches will work with you to customise strategies for YOUR business.

What’s the catch? You need to dedicate 2 senior management personnel for 3 to 4 days a month (max) for three months. Thereafter you work ON YOUR BUSINESS and have, for the remaining nine months, interactions and access to your two coaches to bring all your plans and strategies to fruition.

If you are serious about making your business a success, then this program is for you.

There are programmes for ALL Stages of growth, whether you just have an idea, have completed your prototype but not yet commercialised, products out in the market but want to create traction fast or even GO GLOBAL!! It doesn’t matter which industry you are in – ICT, Bio, Green, E&E, Energy – we have programmes for all of you. University researchers – we haven’t forgotten you. We have a programme relevant for you. There are only TWO requirements – you are Malaysian or a Malaysian majority owned company and you are developing innovative technology products or services!

We are having a briefing session on 12 June 2013 at Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd. Please find below details for more information of the briefing session.

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PROGRAMME BRIEFING SESSION

DETAILS
Date: 12 June 2013
Time:  09:00am – 1:00pm
Location:Suite 4.8.1, Level 4, PNB Darby Park,10 Jalan Binjai,

50450 Kuala Lumpur

Who Should Attend:Malaysian Companies developing innovative technology or technology related products or services. All industry sectors are welcome.

 

Send in your RSVP at [email protected] or [email protected].

Hurry, seats are limited. Registration closes on 10 June 2013, 12.00pm.

Learn more about the programme at www.cradle.com.my/about/coach-and-grow-programme or call us at +60321810440 or our partners +0193529960 Ms Norhazlinda Mansor.

 

Agenda:

Time Programmes
9.00am – 9.20am Registration
9.20am – 9.30am Opening remarks by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd
9.30am – 10.00am Presentation: Cradle Investment Programme (CIP) FundingBy En. Ahmad Nizam Ismail, Senior Executive, Strategic Partnership
10.00am – 10.30am Presentation: Cradle Coach & Grow Programme (CGP)By Dr. Sivapalan, Chief Evangelist, Proficeo Consultants Sdn Bhd
10.30am – 11.00am Break
11.00am – 11.15am Sharing Session with CGP2011/2012 Entrepreneur (1)By En. Ezmir Razali, Geoflex Sdn Bhd
11.15am – 11.30pm Sharing Session with CGP2011/2012 Entrepreneur (2)By Mr.Edwin Tay , Hescar Sdn Bhd
11.30pm – 12.00pm Dialogue Session with the agencies – facilitated by Cradle reps
12.00pm – 1.00pm Networking
1.00pm Session ends