Pitch It! Asia Workshop

When: Fri, August 29, 2:30pm – 7:00pm, 2014
Where: The One Academy, 33, Jalan Anson, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: USD 50
Info: Registration | Venue

Pitch It! workshops equips potential Pitch It! Asia participants with not only the right pitching skills but also attain insights from established creative Asia entrepreneurs during a creative forum. Additionally, participants will go through an idea generation networking platform which allows them to network while brainstorming on business collaboration ideas. Topics:
  • Video Introduction of Pitch It! Asia
  • Creative Mapping of Asia
  • The Sandbox Discovery Cafe - An Idea Generation Networking Workshop
  • Presentation by Pitch It! past winner (The Sharing Economy)
  • Advice from Venture Capitalists 
Creative Panel:
  • Prof Simon Robertshaw, Dean of Arts and Digital Industries, UEL
  • Denise Tjokrosaputro, CEO and Publisher, New Media Investment
  • Marco Santos, Co- Founder and Director, IPVG (Venture Capitalist)
  • Narelle McMurtrie, Hotelier/Lifestyle F&B Owner
  • Walter Lim, Director, Cooler Insights
  • Lyndon Yeo, Organizing Chairman, Pitch It! Asia 2014
Pitch It! offers a unique chance for entrepreneurs and practitioners from the creative industries in the region to vie for SGD 10K in 10 minutes. Pitch It! looks for refreshing ideas from around Asia, specifically from the design, culture and multimedia industries that have yet to be realized or are in the early development stage and have the potential for further development.

MaGIC-HUB Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

When: Wed, September 17, 6pm – Fri, September 19, 7pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC Campus,: Block 3730 Persiaran APEC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free [INSEAD's normal price is EUR 350 or approx MYR 1500]
Info: Event | RegistrationVenue

Theme: From idea to social impact venture in just 48 hours. Get ready for the first ever Social Enterprise Bootcamp in Malaysia! MaGIC and The Hub are coming together to help set the stage for the country's rising class of social entrepreneurs. Join us in Cyberjaya for a great week and brought to you by Malaysia's Ministry of Finance and NSU which culminates in an energy-packed three days to hammer out businesses that meet one of any of the social needs we encounter every day.

You'll go through the intense and tailored 48-hour INSEAD Entrepreneurship Bootcamp methodology to design a novel solution that addresses a neglected societal problem. We will start on Wednesday at 6pm (Dinner) and by Friday 7pm you will be presenting your social innovation to a judging panel of social impact experts and investors. It promises to be a challenging and exciting weekend as we enable you to develop meaningful content, with a vibrant community in an inspiring space!

Who should participate?
  • Current or aspiring social entrepreneurs 
  • Non-profits (eg soup kitchens) managers or team members
  • Professionals seeking greater purpose

Software Expo Asia 2014

When: Thu, August 28, 10am – Sat, August 30, 7pm, 2014
Where: Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok
Admission: Free
Info: Event | ExhibitorsBrochure

Visit Software Expo Asia (SEA) 2014 and be intrigued by the latest innovations and technologies in the world of software and digital content. Thrill to fascinating animation, games, e-learning, applications and enterprise solutions. With software from all over Asia, SEA 2014 promises to be a great platform where partnerships are established and fostered between industry professionals, software developers and international buyers. [via nef.org.my]

Malaysian Student Leaders Summit MSLS 2014

When: Sat, August 23, 9:00am – Sun, August 24, 6:30pm, 2014
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Walk In Registrations Accepted
Info: Event | Application

[The 8th Malaysian Student Leaders Summit: Malaysia: Getting On or Getting By] The Malaysian Student Leaders Summit is an annual flagship event organised by the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) or Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar Malaysia di United Kingdom dan Eire (MPPM UK Eire).

The summit will see the participation of about 800 Malaysian student leaders from various universities around the world. The two-day summit, organised entirely free of charge for all participants, aims to foster development of our future leaders and provide them with an open, non-partisan platform for intellectual discourse. Agenda:

National Reconciliation: What’s Next for Malaysia?
  • Dato’ Seri Mohamad Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia
Assessing the Situation of Competitive Sports in Malaysia: How do we create a pipeline of world title challengers?
  • Azlan Iskandar, Former International Squash Player
  • Jazeman Jaafar, Formula 3.5 Race Driver
  • Abbas Saad, ESPN Football Pundit
Passion vs Practicality in Business
  • Benjamin Yong, CEO, BIG Group
  • Aaron Gill, Co Founder, MyTeksi
  • Adelaine Foo, CEO, The Automotive College
Malaysia’s Economic Prospects. What are our real economic challenges in the next decade?
  • Dato' Seri Nazir Razak, CEO CIMB Group
Creative Expression: Breaking Stereotypes of the Art Industry
  • Johan Ishak, CEO, My Creative Ventures
  • Altimet, Malaysian Rapper/Artist
  • Aznil Nawawi, TV Host/ Presenter
Financial Careers: A glamorous yet demanding job?
  • Tengku Zafrul Tengku Aziz, CEO, CIMB Investment Bank
  • Pauline Ho, Head of Assurance, PwC Malaysia
  • Dato' Rauf Rashid, Country Head & Partner, Ernst and Young
Getting into Politics: A fulfilling career choice?
  • Shahril Hamdan, Pemuda Exco, Young Professionals Bureau, UMNO Youth
  • Fahmi Fadzil, Communications Director, KEADILAN 
  • Ong Kian Ming, Political Analyst and Election Strategist, DAP
Hardtalk with Khairy Jamaluddin
  • Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports
Corporate Challenges: How to be a business gamechanger?
  • Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, Chairman, Battersea Project, ex-CEO, SP Setia
Closing Addresses
  • Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin, CEO, Sapura Kencana Petroleum (Sat)
  • Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin, Former CEO, Proton (Sun)

Make Something People Love

When: Tue, August 26, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: Dewan Mahkota, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Info: Event | Venue

What does it mean to make something people love? Sales and marketing skills are great assets, but what does it take to develop something that people actually want? How have successful entrepreneurs managed to develop a product and keep it timelessly attractive in the market, to sustain their enterprise? Speakers:
Want to read all the amazing books out there, but can’t seem to find the time? We are also holding a book review session on a featured book. This way you get to learn from all of the best parts without spending hours reading!

RISE by SME Corp is a platform that supports entrepreneurs to bring their venture to the next level. We provide support in the form of content, exclusive information, peer support and access to experts.

Girls Today, Engineers Tomorrow


When: Mon, August 25, 7pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: The Hub, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore
Admission: SGD 10
Info: Event | Registration

Come hear amazing women working in engineering discuss the challenges that women face in this career stream, the ways in which they have created opportunities for themselves and the work that needs to be done for future generations. Join us to discover the unimaginably cool things one can do with Engineering by travelling off the beaten path.

Electrical engineer Limor Fried. Photo: feministing.com

Tech Fest 2014

When: Sat, September 6, 12pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: The TreeTop @ *SCAPE Level 5, Orchard Link, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration

Tech is thriving in Singapore! For one afternoon, we've gathered some of the best and most exciting names in our local tech community, all in one place. Come see what they do, hear their stories, and ask them all the questions you've been meaning to ask!

SME Expo & Infocomm Conference SMEICC 2014

When: Wed, Aug 20, 8:30am – Thu, Aug 21, 5pm
Where: Suntec Singapore, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Day1 | Day 2 | Registration

Faced with rising costs, manpower shortage, insufficient cashflow, quest to increase productivity and an ever challenging business environment, SMEs need to look out for new business opportunities and strategies for growth to stay competitive. It is a critical time for SMEs to remodel and restructure and be transformed from SME 1.0 to SME 2.0 - an SME which can keep up with the advancement of technology and be sustainable for the future.

#BetterCities Conversations: KRADS

When: Thu, August 21, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Seksan Gallery, 67 Jalan Tempinis 1, Lucky Garden,, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Join us for an evening with KRADS founders – Kristján Eggertsson and Kristján Örn Kjartansson. KRADS is an architectural studio based in Denmark and Iceland. Working as one team, our transnational setup generates a dynamic environment in which we mobilize and re-imagine the Scandinavian culture of architecture and design in an internationally aimed constellation. We will prepare food and drinks, as such we will need your RSVP to determine a headcount. Send us an email to hello@betterciti.es by 18 August 2014 [try for spare tickets]. This event is brought to you by #BetterCities and ThinkCity, and host Seksan Gallery.


Founders Drinks: Akamai & EasyTaxi

When: Wed, August 20, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Hood Bar & Cafe, 201 Victoria Street, #05-07, Bugis+ Singapore
Admission: SGD 20
Info: Registration

This month we are Upsizing Founders Drinks! We have two industry experts, Guy Podjarny (CTO, Akamai) on making responsive websites fast and Dennis Wang (Co-CEO, Easy Taxi) on strategies for taking startups global, sharing their expertise over at Hood Bar & Cafe. Akamai is also sponsoring food for the night on top of the complimentary drink you receive when you purchase a ticket. . [via e27.co]

#DMM360: Leveraging The Power Of Remarketing

When: Wed, August 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, 2014
Where: Fluent Space, A-10-03, Taragon Kelana, No 3, Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

It's the third #DMM360 meetup! Learn something new about online marketing, meet new people and have an awesome Wednesday evening Meet Emilian Vasi, Head of Advertising of Mindvalley as he shares about Leveraging the Power of Remarketing. [DMM = Digital Marketing Meetup]

3D Designs From Creative Industry

When: Wed, August 20, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Join us with speakers sharing their thoughts and knowledge about 3D designs and modelling related to the creative industry such as figurines and sculptures. This sharing session will be presented by speakers from Arte Academy and the event is hosted by 3D Printing Malaysia, Project Renaissance and Mindvalley.

Organizer: Makerzone is a trailblazer within the 3D printing industry - its fledgling site, iMakerzone.com is the world's leading crowd-sourced 3D design platform, a symbiotic arrangement where budding designers may nurture their skills and wallets with a ready market for their wares and consumers in turn may hire them at a pocket-friendly rate. [Photo: Athena 3D Printer. Via designerx3d.com, who will be demonstrating at the event.]

Monash Industry Forum: Sun Tzu The Art of War

When: Wed, August 27, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Building 6, Level 2, Monash University, Bandar Sunway
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

The School of Business at Monash cordially invites you to the Industry Forum titled “Sun Tzu: the Art of War in Business", presented by Scott Graham, Managing Director of Tactical Media.

From West Point to Sandhurst, from Duntroon to Malaysia’s Royal Military College, The Art of War is mandatory study in military academies around the world. But we’ve also seen it applied to other competitive environments, including sport and business. Billionaire and Oracle owner Larry Ellison is famous for his admiration of The Art of War.

Speaker Scott Graham graduated from the University of Auckland with both an MBA and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business specialising in Marketing where he wrote a specialist paper on “The Art of War and the Parallels in Military and Business Strategic Thought". Scott’s background puts him in a rare position. He was a soldier in the New Zealand Army, an adult university student, has been a keen martial arts competitor for over 20 years and is an experienced media planner. Using his unique insights, Scott became a CAANZ award-winning media planner while working at Colenso BBDO.

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GST Workshop with MYOB

When: Sat, August 16, 9:30am – 12:30pm, 2014
Where: MYOB, KA3-2-13 Kuchai Avenue, 39 Jalan Kuchai Maju 13, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 199 [redeemable for MYOB]
Info: Registration | Venue

[Though GST will only come into effect on April 1st, 2015, contracts, annual billing which start from the January 2015 should already incorporate the tax. Thus the practical date for GST implementation is January 1st, 2015, taking into consideration the first three months of the year are busy months. This gives businesses only 4 months to get their documents and systems in order. Eligible businesses, annual revenue >= MYR 500K,  must register by October 1st, 2014. Note: not financial advice]

Learn how a GST-ready software will help you comply with GST Malaysia regulations. Attend our GST workshop on Planning for GST with MYOB Accounting software. Get an overall picture of what is GST and how GST would impact your business. Topics:
  • Overview of the GST model for Malaysia 
  • Scope of GST 
  • Impact of GST on company's cashflow position 
  • Preparing and accounting for GST
  • How MYOB tracks GST for Sales, Purchase, and Bad Debts
  • GST reporting in MYOB software.

Related Events
Link 16 Aug: SEED GST Seminar (MYR 1, targeted at Indian businesses) image below
Link 27 Aug: DPMM GST Seminar (Free, targeted at Bumiputra businesses)
Link 28 Aug: SAGE GST for Accountants (Free, targeted at SAGE users) New
Link 10 Sep: BDO Executive GST Briefing (Free, senior management only) New
Link SME Corp Nationwide GST Seminars (Free, various dates and locations) New
SEED = Special Secretariat For Empowerment Of Indian Entrepreneurs
DPMM = Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce

Software for Urban Mobility and Safety

When: Tue, August 19, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, 2014
Where: SE108, UTAR, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Poster | Venue

With the ever-growing population in major cities all over the world, urban mobility and safety is the utmost important element in determining the competitiveness of a city. The key component in providing better urban mobility and safety is none other than software systems.

In this talk, Tan Xian Yi, Software Manager, Recogine Technology, will introduce the software systems running behind the scene in city councils, highways, railways and public transportation operators.He will also share his experience in this industry, the challenges and the opportunities of applying the latest technologies to this industry.

Kickstart Kickass: Cheryl Yeoh


When: Thu, August 21, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Registration: Registration | Venue

We’ve decided to organise our first ever KickStart Entrepreneurs Dialogue with none other than the new (hot) girl on the block, Cheryl Yeoh, CEO of MaGIC. Ask her questions like how is MaGIC gonna help us become entrepreneurs, or how can we have access to Silicon Valley’s mentoring, or are they gonna give out grants just like the other government initiatives? A no-holds-barred, open-floor, gut-wrenching, ego-satisfying conversations just rhymes with our style of Kickass!

MaGIC: Start & Boost Your Online Business


When: Tue, August 26, 10am – 1pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, 3730, Persiaran APEC Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Since the new economy may have made it easier to start a business than ever before, here is the opportunity for young entrepreneurs who sell online to mature to full fledged businessmen or women. You should attend if you sell online, run a retail store or if you want to boost your online business. Topics:
  • Special E-Commerce Tips for Sellers
  • Sellers' Challenges, Obstacles and Common Mistakes
  • Product Photo Taking
  • Product Sourcing
  • Lelong.my Platform and Services
  • Payment Gateway and Courier Services
  • Case Studies
  • How to participate in MYCyberSALE
Speaker Adrian Foong was the Co-Founder of AllFix.com.my (Malaysia's #1 Online Hardware Store) and Lelong.my Education Centre. He had over 10 years experience in IT industry specializing in system, server and networks and 8 years in e-commerce. Adrian started as an eBay and Lelong.my seller, then joining Lelong.my in 2011 as Senior Business Development Manager.

Project Management Symposium 2014

When: Wed, August 20, 8:30am – Thu, August 21, 6:00pm, 2014
Where: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: USD 1100
Info: Event | Prtogramme | Registration

[PMI Malaysia Chapter Symposium 2014] This event will see sharing of best practice from global thought leaders to ensure that you are at the cutting edge of project management with international speakers from across industries.The programme includes a mix of presentations, panel discussions & networking. Topics include:
  • Characteristics of A Transformational Leader 
  • Shifting the Paradigm in Project Management from Tactical to Strategic 
  • Can a Project Manager Become the Next CEO?
  • Case Studies: Iskandar & Marina Bay Sands 
  • Project Troubleshooting and Recovery 
  • Transforming from Command and Control to Empower and Inspire 
  • Working Effectively in an International Project Management Team 

MyNOG-4 Conference

When: Thu, August 21, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Concorde Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 100
Info: Event | Registration

The Malaysia Network Operators Group (MyNOG) is an initiative to bring together network operators in Malaysia to encourage sharing of knowledge, learning and co-operation among the industry players. MyNOG aspires to be the leading Internet Operational Conference in Malaysia by providing a forum to discuss operational issues and technologies of interest among network operators. Topics include:
  • MyIX Updates - Raja Mohan Marappan, Operations Manager, MyIX top image
  • APNIC Updates - Zen Chuan Ng, Internet Resource Analyst, APNIC
  • Identifier Systems Security, Stability and Resiliency - Champika Wijayatunga, ICANN
  • Traffic Analysis for Planning, Peering and Security - Julie Liu, Genie Networks
  • Everything as a Service: Transformation to the Utility Model - Markku Lepisto, AWS
  • Service Provider Architectures for Tomorrow - Chow Khay Kid, Cisco

[ Snapshot ] TEDxKL, GST, CreativeBusinessCup

TEDxKL 2014 Pianist Magdalene Ho, 9 Aug 2014 @ Calvary CC. Photo: sketchpoststudio.com

SEED GST Seminar, 16 Aug 2014 @ Pullman Bangsar. Photo: seed.org.my

Creative Business Cup Winners, 13 Aug 2014 @ startupmalaysia.org. Photo: Linda Mostrup Pedersen

GTF2014: Maker The Movie

When: Wed, August 20, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Via Pre @ Weld Quay, Lot 198 Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 19
Info: Registration | TrailerVenue

Maker is a feature documentary looking into the maker movement in America reforming the economy with a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together. The Maker Movement, sometimes called the Third Industrial Revolution, subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. [via te4p.com]

AWS User Group: Internet of Things & Data Analytics

When: Tue, August 19, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Join us to share and learn from Amazon Web Services users and Cloud Computing enthusiasts in Malaysia. You don't have to be AWS user. If you are interested with cloud, then you should be here. If you use AWS, then we want you here. We really do! If you are an auditor, and your client runs everything in cloud, you should be here too. Speakers:
  • Internet of Things and AWS - Markku Lepistö, Evangelist, AWS 
  • Processing Data on the Cloud - Huegesh Marimuthu, AmInvestment Management

GTF2014 Makmal Forum: Engage & Influence

When: Sat, Aug 23, 6pm – Sun, Aug 24, 11pm, 2014
Where: The Star Pitt St, 15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Engage | Influence | Venue

Saturday: Engage  How can we engage people through design? Can information be well designed beyond language and through graphical representation ? In a multi diverse and multi lingual society we live in today, how can we design information that engages and inform a broader audience through design. MAKMAL Forum will bring new ideas on how to communicate and engage a broader audience by design. Speakers:

Sunday: Influence Can Design play a role in influencing society at large? Can it impact economy, improve life quality and play a role in transforming the culture of a society? As designers and creatives alike brings forth their knowledge and experience into crafting identity into today’s media based environment, MAKMAL Forum will bring new opportunities and possibilities on how design can have influence on tomorrow’s lifestyle. Speakers:

DNA Disrupt: Bricks-and-Clicks


When: Wed, August 20, 5pm – 7pm, 2014
Where: SME Corp, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Sold Out
Info: Article | Registration | Venue [approximate]

About 72% of SMEs say they are not considering having a website in the next six months. Among the reasons they cite are cost, lack of expertise in managing a website, and the company being too small to need a website.

This is where retail-focused startups come into the picture, aiming to help brick-and-mortar retailers to seize some of the opportunities that are becoming available today. Will entrepreneurs today be able to convince their SME customers?

This is the topic of discussion for this month’s Disrupt discussion with panelists:
The monthly DNA-TeAM Disrupt panel discussion and networking session is jointly organised by Digital News Asia (DNA) and the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM), with the Malaysian Business Angels Network as the supporting presenter.

Ebizu Manis Customers. Photo: ebizu.com. Clockwise from top left: 
The Gastro Project, Potosan Corner, Marmalade Cafe, Happy Fat Cat

D3: Define | Design | Develop


When: Sat, August 23, 9am – Sun, August 24, 6pm, 2014
Where: Wakalab, 31 Balai Berita, Jalan Riong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Press | Registration | Venue

Interested in developing digital apps? Eager to provide innovative solution? Want to bring new dimensions of the media industry? Here’s your golden opportunity to collaborate with MCMC & Media Prima Digital on your current and future projects. The two focus areas are:
  • Bridge the digital gap between the rural and urban communities. 
  • Making an impact in the realm of digital media & entertainment industry.

FMM Logistics Conference 2014

When: Thu, August 21, 8am – 5pm, 2014
Where: The Royale Chulan, Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 950
Info: Event | Programme

The 5th FMM Logistics Conference is designed to share Government policies, logistics trends and best practices of established organisations with participants. The Conference is aimed at assisting companies to increase the level of efficiency of logistic management and reduce the cost of services provided in enhancing trading activities. Topics:

Updates on Custom Taxes and Duties
  • Chong Yoon Heng, Royal Malaysian Customs Department
ASEAN Economic Community – Implications on Movement of Goods and Services
  • P. Ravidran, MITI
Trends and Developments in Transportation – Air, Land and Sea
  • Air: Mohammad Hafiz Salleh, DCA
  • Land: A. Halim Husain, Land Public Transport Commission
  • Sea: Capt. K. Subramaniam, Port Klang Authority 
Aligning Transportation Policies with Logistics Operational Efficiency
  • Mohammad Hafiz Salleh, DCA
  • A. Halim Husain, Land Public Transport Commission
  • Capt. K. Subramaniam, Port Klang Authority 
  • Mohammad Razif bin Ahmad, Johor Port Authority
  • Dr. Mohamed Amin Kassim, Malaysian Logistics and Supply Chain Council
Using Passive, Low-Cost RFID for Improved Asset Tracking
  • Patrick Ong, SMTrack Bhd
SPEED – Strategic Planning and Execution for Efficient Distribution
  • Srikanth Kakulapati, Oracle
Managing Logistics Costs with Emerging Technology
  • Patrick Ong, SMTrack Bhd
  • Srikanth Kakulapati, Oracle 
  • Deb Mukherji, IBM
  • Patrik Jonasson, GS1

Related Event
Link FMM HR Conference 2014, Tue, Aug 19th 2014 @ Royale Chulan Damansara

Rails Girls Kuala Lumpur

When: Sat, September 6, 9:30am – 4:00pm, 2014
Where: SAYS Malaysia, The Penthouse, Level 19 Uptown 1, Jalan SS21/58 Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventApplication | Venue

Rails Girls is a non-profit event for women of all ages to give them a great first experience in software craftsmanship with Ruby on Rails. We aim to give the tools to understand technology along with the community and inspiration to get started. While it takes practice to be a Rails expert, we hope to give you an introduction to the basics of Ruby on Rails and the inspiration to take it to the next level!

Can men attend? 
Yes, but women and girls will be given priority for admission.

Rail Girls Singapore, 7-8 Oct 2011 @ Smartspace. Photo: railgirls.com

Cultivate a Productive Startup Culture

When: Sat, August 16, 9:30am – 12:00pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Block 3730, Persiaran APEC Cyberjaya
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Startups live and die by hitting their targets. Planning is easy, execution could be challenging. Being in a high-pace environment, how do you address distractions quickly and work as a team towards achieving your goals?

Come and learn about the culture Silicon Valley companies are cultivating and practical tips they are using to keep themselves on track. We are also having a Q&A session for MaGIC's Stanford Program.

Speaker Kevin Khaw is Cloud Solutions Architect at Google. Before that, he spent 7 years managing a team of developers on Google's web team. Prior to Google, he worked at a financial startup and built 2 small startups while pursuing his Masters in Engineering Management at Western Michigan University.

Related Event
Link Validate Your Business Idea Without Technical Skills, Fri, Aug 15th 2014 @ MaGIC

MOSTI Commercialisation Conference & Exhibition 2014


When: Wed, August 13, 8:30am – Fri, August 15, 5:30pm, 2014
Where: Pusat Konvensyen Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Programme | Venue

[MCCE 2014] Tahun Pengkomersilan MOSTI 2014 (MCY2014) dengan tema STI for Wealth Creation adalah inisiatif bagi menyediakan peluang seluasnya kepada teknopreneur mengkomersilkan hasil R&D mereka. Isu-isu utama serta pain-points dan valley of death dalam pengkomersilan akan ditangani. Inisiatif dalam MCY2014 perlu diteruskan agar pengkomersilan teknologi merupakan sebahagian daripada budaya rakyat Malaysia. Topik:
  • Membina Kejayaan Perniagaan melalui Inovasi - Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, AirAsiaX
  • Innovation #2020 - Dato’ Rosyam Noor, Pelakon & Petani Nangka Madu, dll
  • Creating Innovation in Business - Datuk Wira Dr. Haji Ameer Ali bin Mydin, Mydin
  • Cabaran Pengkomersilan di dalam Industri Kreatif - Norman Abdul Halim, KRU
  • Kerjaya di Bidang Sains dan Teknologi - Jobstreet, Jobs Malaysia, CREST
  • Rahsia Kejayaan - Adnan Lee, MBG & Mejar Dr. Faiz Khaleed, Angkasawan
  • Forum Kemudahan, Pembiayaan dan Dana - SMEBank, SMECorp, MTDC, MOSTI, MDV
  • Penerangan mengenai Goods And Services Tax - Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia
[STI = Science, Technology & Innovation]

Money, Money, Money From E-Commerce

When: Tue, August 12, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: Startup Hub @ Sunway Mentari No. 6-2, Jalan PJS 8/12A, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Speaker Carol Fung has 10 years of experience in ecommerce trading and consultancy. She co-founded Chiica and through a partnership with e-Bay and PayPal, she organised seminars and workshop on e-Commerce awareness.

She has been working closely with MDeC and SMECorp to bring awareness to the Malaysian SMIs and SMEs to expend their business online and tap the global market. She was the Project Manager for Malaysian Digital Enterprise Exchange (MDEX). Currently, she is helping Gorgeous Geeks  in various projects ranging from organising workshop to facilitates netpreneur programs run by various government agencies.

There will also be addresses by MAD Incubator, Ruizon and the MDeC SME Youth Team.

Free Python Conference

When: Tue, August 12, 2pm – 6pm, 2014
Where: Aud-3, Level 4, Asia Pacific University, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Have you wondered what is Python? Why Google, Youtube, NASA, Yahoo, Walt Disney and many other other companies are using Python? Why many top universities like MIT prefer Python? Do you wish to catch up with this fast spreading programming language?

Understanding iOS Development

When: Tue, August 12, 9am – 1pm, 2014
Where:: Auditorium, Knowledge Worker Development Centre, Tech Mahindra, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

iOS is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, continually redefining what people can do with a mobile device. Together, the iOS SDK and Xcode IDE make it easy for developers to create revolutionary mobile apps.. Who should attend:  IT Managers, Department Heads of IT, Team Lead, Mobile Developer, Programmers. Topics:
  • Understanding iOS Development, The Easiest Way
  • App Development Demo
  • Monetization of Apps
Trainer Daniel Seet is the founder of Tomato Information Technology Services. Other workshop dates: 30 September 2014 & 18 November 2014.

SME CEO Forum 2014


When: Wed, August 13, 10am – 4pm, 2014
Where: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 300 [Free for CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs]
Info: Registration

The SME CEO Forum 2014 once again presents the country's leading thought leaders who will share their experience and know-how with an audience of CEOs and entrepreneurs. Speakers:
  • Bernard Chang, Managing Director, SAP Malaysia
  • Dato' Dzulkifli Mahmud, Deputy CEO, MATRADE
  • Dato' Joey Yap, Founder, Mastery Academy
  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Sudhir Sharma, Indian Army
  • Jason Lo, CEO, TuneTalk
  • Suresh Thiru, COO, Jobstreet
  • Nik Feizal Hanafi, Country Manager, Oracle Malaysia
  • Dato' William Ng, Group Publisher, Business Media International
This event is part of SME Solutions Expo 2014.

The King’s Discourse

When: Sat, September 6, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: JW Marriott, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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In line with King’s College London’s dedication to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, the King’s College London Alumni in Malaysia are humbled with having this opportunity to give back to our nation. The King’s Discourse aims to be a platform for an open and honest discussion of many issues important to our nation. Thought leaders and industry captains will come together to enlighten and inspire.

Do I have to be a member of the Kings alumni to join? 
Nope! We believe that it is important as alumni to reach out and engage every pocket of the community, and as such welcome all critical thinkers to join us.

Welcome Speech
  • Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Augustine Ong, Founding President, MINDS
An Analysis of Malaysia’s Economy: Past, Present, Future
  • Dato Sri' Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry
Corporate Malaysia: Thriving in Global Competition
  • Tengku Dato' Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz, CEO, CIMB Investment Bank
  • Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ramli, Chairman, UEM Group Berhad
  • Rhoda Yap, Chief Executive Officer, BritishIndia
  • Shaifubahrim Saleh, President & CBO, REDTone International
Malaysia’s Talent Management: Are we building the right pipeline
  • Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, Executive Director, YTL Communications
  • Johan Mahmood Merican, CEO, TalentCorp Malaysia
  • Dzameer Dzulkifli, Founder & CEO, Teach for Malaysia
Malaysia’s Youth: Expectations and Aspirations of the Future
  • To be announced


AMCHAM Young Achiever's Sales Fair 2014


When: Sat, August 9, 10am – 8pm, 2014
Where: Subang Parade, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event

Join the American Malaysian Chamber of Commernce (AMCHAM) for our annual Junior Achievement / Young Enterprise Sales Fair. Last year's was a great success, and we hope to see you again to support the 400 students showcasing their products.