GTF2014: Creative Cities Forum


When: Fri, August 1, 8:30am – 5:30pm, 2014
Where: The Royale Bintang, 1A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Jointly organised by ThinkCity and George Town Festival, The Creative Cities Forum is an inaugural effort to expand collaboration and cooperation amongst the Southeast Asia Creative Cities Network, comprising the cities of Bandung, Cebu, Chiang Mai and George Town. The project will explore the many avenues to, nurture and empower Southeast Asian talent, and help strengthen regional industry support. Speakers:
  • Martin Venzky Stalling, CMU STeP, Creative Chiang Mai 
  • Dr Neil Khor, ThinkCity
  • Dwinita Larasati, Bandung Creative City Forum
  • Ooi Geok Ling, Penang Global Tourism
  • Dr. Eric Leong, The One Academy
  • Dr. Kasemsak Uthaichana, CMU STeP, Creative Chiang Mai 
  • Noppadol Weerakitti, Thailand Creative Design Centre
  • Suryani Senja Alias, Senijari
  • Premruedee Yamada, Handmade-Chiangmai
  • Tul Lek-U-Tai, Deco-Moda Studio
  • Nopporn Kaewnew, Don Design

Asean Ebook Conference 2014

When: Thu, August 28, 7:30am – 6:30pm, 2014
Where: Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 450
Info: Event | Registration

The objectives of this conference is to inform participants about EPUB3 standard, and ways to deploy this standard in their current eBook publishing programme, to discuss the latest development of the eBook market in ASEAN and Asia Pacific, to hear representatives of major companies from these countries present their experiences, and their outlook for the coming years, to gain a deeper understanding from the Malaysian players regarding the latest developments of eBook in the retail market, library market and the introduction of E-text Book in Malaysian schools, and to initiate networking sessions among participants. Topics:
  • EPUB3 & Metadata Management - Paul Singh, IT Manager, Harlequin 
  • Ebook Market Development in Vietnam - Thanh Tran-Trong, Chairman, Vinapo  
  • Ebook Market Development in Asia Pacific - Malcolm Neil, Director, APAC, Kobo 
  • Ebook Market Development in India - Vivek R, Business Development, Flipkart 
  • Ebook Market Development in China - Dr Ren Dianshun, Executive Editor-In-Chief, China Publishers Magazine 
  • Forum on Malaysia Ebook Market 

BookFest Malaysia 2014

When; Sat, July 26, 10am – Sun, August 3, 10pm, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 2.50
Info: Event

[Book illustration:  #1 on New York Times best seller list now: Act of War by Brad Thor.] This mega book exposition will take place over a period of 9 days, coinciding with the school holidays.

Visitors to the event can look forward to a wide range of fun-filled exciting activities such as performances, contests as well as meet-the-authors sessions which are peppered throughout the full exhibition days. Highlights include a Cook-Out Day on Tuesday, July 29th featuring:
  • Reviving the Lost Recipes of Malaysia - Author Chefs Hellen & Sandy
  • Curry Cooking Demonstration - Nyonya Cuisine Master Ricky Ng
  • Cooking Marathon - Chefs Eric Teo, Korn, Ricky Ng & KS Lee
  • Signature Dishes from the Tan Family - Chef Dato David Tan
  • Nyonya Fusion - Authors Michelle & Melissa Pong
  • The New Indian Kitchen - Chef Sapna Anand
  • Live Right & Eat Well - Chef Eric Teo
Celebrity Chef Wan has his own slot on Sunday, Aug 3rd:

Digital Lifestyle Expo 2014 Conference

When: Sat, August 8, 9am – 5pm, 2014 [TBC]
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: To be confirmed
Info: Event | Registration

Leading Technology companies come together to showcase their latest technology advancements and showcases at one location. Immerse yourself into the world of technology by joining our 3 days tech filled expo (August 8-10, 2014).

This year, DLE will feature tech talks covering techniques on leveraging into social media to grow your business, tips on executing a new product or service launch with integrated technology campaign, and the future of technology in the Malaysian space. Speakers:

The Tycoon and The Rising Stars

When: Tue, July 29, 7pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: Cocoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD 100
Info: Event | Venue

We've invited an industry veteran James Guzy and budding entrepreneur Enoch Chan to discuss startup challenges across two different era's: the Silicon Valley tech boom vs present-day Hong Kong.

You'll also hear from the next generation of interns completing their Sage Corps, an elite experiential learning program that sends top college students to work at foreign tech startups, and CoCoon STEP, a program for internship with entrepreneurs, take the stage to tell their own stories.

Organized by Balcony Salon, a social platform for passion-driven events and CoCoon STEP.

Hong Kong Cocoon. Photo: hkcocoon.org

OpenIDEO: Youth Employment

When: Thu, July 24, 7pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Good Lab, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, HK
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Youth unemployment has rapidly risen to a critical level under the moment of global economic crisis. People who aged 16 – 24 are facing unemployment, part-time employment or insecure, low-wage jobs.

Now, the Clinton Global Initiative and OpenIDEO are asking the global community to help design solutions to improve opportunities and pathways to employment that will unleash young people’s potential around the world.

Come join us as we brainstorm and share insights to create innovative solutions and business opportunities using Design Thinking and Human Centered Design methods.

Good Lab, Hong Kong. Photo: goodlab.hk

ProductCamp 2014


When: Sat, August 2, 9:30am – 1:30pm, 2014
Where: Silicon Straits, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #06-11/12, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | SessionsRegistration

In the spirit of BarCamp, ProductCamp is a collaborative, user organized unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing topics.

At ProductCamp there are no attendees, since everyone participates in some manner: you get to present, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences, help with logistics, help secure sponsorships, or volunteer.

Sessions that have already been registered include:
  • Why imperfections make a perfect product - Rajesh, VP, Global Strategy, Tagtooth
  • Getting Out of the Building - Boris Masis, Product Manager, Samsung
  • Four Steps to the Epiphany - Ravi Kumar, UX/Product Owner, Autodesk
This event is for you if:
  • You are involved in making  products (apps, sites or anything under the sun)
  • Your job title is product manager, product owner, product designer etc.
  • You want to share ideas and experiences

You are ProductCamp Singapore! We want this event to cover the breadth of South East Asia and take a full international focus and we’re relying on each attendee to help make it so!

Digital Marketing Meetup: #DMM360

When: Wed, July 30, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, 2014
Where: Fluent Space A-10-03, Taragon Kelana, 3 Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

How do you merge storytelling and content marketing to give brands a voice and online identity? Join us for a casual session with David Lian, General Manager of Zeno Group, a digital PR company. Organized by #DMM360 is a networking and education group for Digital and SEO marketers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Startup Grind: iMoney & Rakuten


Startup Grind: Bruno Araujo, iMoney
When: Thu, July 24, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Makespace, Lot 1-50, SS-Two Mall, Jalan SS 2/72, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 17
Info: Event | Venue

Bruno Araujo is Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of iMoney, a financial services comparison website. He has held senior leadership positions at consumer banks such as CIMB, Citibank, Egg and RBS as well as advising on bank M&A deals. He has a strong track record in launching innovative online banking propositions and growing consumer financial services brands.

Makespace @ SS2. Photo: makespace.my



Startup Grind: Saemin Ahn, Rakuten
When: Thu, July 31, 7pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: Silicon Straits CO.LAB, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #06-11/12, Singapore
Admission: SGD 12
Info: Event | Venue

Saemin Ahn is the Managing Partner at Rakuten Ventures. He is responsible for leading and evaluating investments (team, product, IP, market, channels), conducting due diligence and analyzing deal structure in Asia Pacific. Prior to Rakuten Ventures, Sae was at Google for 5 years from 2009 to 2013 managing Sales and Business Development for Asia.

Silicon Straits Co Lab @ Blk71. Photo: siliconstraits.com

Panpages Digital SME Day 2014

When: Wed, September 10, 9am – 6pm, 2014
Where: Sunway Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Free [for early birds]
Info: Event | Registration

Digital SME Day is a renowned annual event showcasing the world's best internet and cloud solutions for SMEs. Highlights of the event includes practical solutions from PanPages, Google, Alibaba and other leaders in the internet and cloud arena. Only limited seats available. Register now!

Raspberry Pi Meetup

When: Tue, July 22, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Penang Science Cafe, 1-3-21 Krystal Point Corporate Park, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Welcome to is Penang's first Raspberry Pi meetup It is a casual session meant as an introduction to r pi, its community meetups and how it ties in with stuff like Arduino. A few of us are enthusiastic about our Pis and this monthly event is for us to share with the community our current projects that we are working on or want to work on.

You do not need to have a Raspberry Pi to come to a meeting. In fact, not having a Raspberry Pi is an excellent motive for coming along. You will discover what you can do with a Raspberry Pi when you do manage to get hold of one. Raspberry Pi is a formidable, credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. It is intended that people all over the world will use it to learn programming.

F&B Feedback Sessions: The Lessons


When: Mon, July 21, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 2014
Where: Barista Guild Asia, E-1-32 Taipan 2, Ara Damansara, Jalan PJU 1A/3, Petaling Jaya
Admission: MYR 10
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Feedback session’s features a series of speakers who discusses some of the lessons learnt in the Food & Beverage industry, mainly focusing on feedback from cafĂ© owners, roasters, and even chefs! During the session, expect to hear wonderful stories and experiences of these speakers:

World Continuity Congress Malaysia 2014


When: Tue, September 9, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 1230
Info: Event | Agenda | Registration | Venue

With the the theme Securing Your Organization Against Future Disasters and Crises, The World Continuity Congress gathers hundreds of senior Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery professionals to exchange ideas, experience, information and keep abreast of developments relating to business disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Be prepared when the unexpected disaster does happen. Explore the causal factors that lead to a crisis and gain the skills you need to respond quickly and effectively.

Investor Relations in Brand Building

When: Mon, July 21, 10am – 12pm, 2014
Where: PC201, UTAR. 9 Jalan Bersatu 13/4, 46200, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

The Corporate Communication students of UTAR is hosting Terence Yeoh, Senior General Manager, IGB Corporation, the developer of Mid Valley, for a financial communications talk:
• How to build brand image
• How to maintain the reputation of a company
• How to maintain your reputation as an individual
•  Prepare for the future when you enter the workforce
Open to all UTAR students and the public, just RSVP [at the event page] to confirm your seats.

Youth Public Policy Roundtable: 11th Malaysia Plan

When: Wed, July 23, 10am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Parlimen Malaysia, Jalan Parlimen, 50680 Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Invitation

CPPS Youth Public Policy Roundtable provides a platform to bring together youth from around Malaysia to share their ideas for nation-building policies. This, the first in a series of discussions, is titled: 11th Malaysia Plan: Towards a First-World Mentality Nation. CPPS, through our 11MP working policy paper, has identified four main themes
  • Liveable Cities
  • Convergence in Rural Communities
  • Resilient Governance
  • Competitive Market Economy
to focus on in implementing the new Plan. This is an open invitation event. Please feel free to forward to your contacts who you think would be interested in attending. CPPS is targeting those below 40 years of age to participate on the day.

Registration: Write to Ms. Eyra at eyra@asli.com.my with the name, organisation & designation and contact details of all those who will be attending.

Disrupt #20: Meet The Angels


When: Wed, July 23, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Hilton Petaling Jaya, Jalan Barat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free Sold Out
Info: Article | Registration

Digital News Asia was launched because an angel investor came in at the idea stage. MOL's Ganesh Kumar Bangah managed to get Vincent Tan to be his angel back in the late 90’s principally because of his father’s friendship with Tan. To give them an insight into how active angels are investing and what they really look for, we have on this Disrupt panel:
So, do come with all your questions or to share your own experiences with angels. A buka puasa dinner will follow for all participants and because of the size of the room, attendance will be limited to 50 people, so please do RSVP for a spot.

Work Palette Brew Chat

When: Fri, July 18, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Work Palette, 11 Medan Maktab, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Make a date with us, every 3rd Friday of the month, featuring different personalities and gurus of entrepreneurship for a casual get-2-gether coupled with lots of intriguing aroma. Guest speaker: Jason Gan, CEO of Tribeup.

Co-Working Space, Work Palette. Photo: workpalette.com

SAP Startup Forum: Big Data for Startups


When: Thu, July 24, 9am – Fri, July 25, 6pm, 2014
Where: SAP Malaysia, Suite 22.09, GTower, Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventVenue

Big Data is set to disrupt existing business models of organizations and herald a new era in computing and intelligence. For startups, this represents a tremendous opportunity to ride this wave now with the right product, right market and right platform to base the product on. Join us for a 2 day seminar exploring the Big Data market and how SAP HANA can help you seize the most of this incredible opportunity. Topics include:
  • Emerging trends in Big Data
  • Winning the Big Data market with SAP partnership
  • Startup success stories
  • HANA modelling
  • SQL Scripts
  • SAP HANA Application Development
  • Text Analysis in HANA

Related Events
Link SAP Startup Forum Indonesia (July 17 2014)
Link SAP Startup Forum Singapore (July 22 2014)
Link SAP Startup Forum Philippines (Aug 8 2014)

IDEAS Show 2014: Taiwan's Biggest Startup Conference

When: Thu, July 24, 9am – Fri, July 25, 5pm, 2014
Where: GIS NTU Convention Center, Taipei City, Taiwan
Admission: USD 107
Info: Event | Agenda | Speakers | Tickets

On the stage of IDEAS Show, startups can demo your services and interact with consumers, investors, and angels through 6 minutes pitch. And this is the moment that will forever change the course of your startup journey. You never know what could happen next with such opportunities that are yours for the taking.

In the world of tech startup, knowledge is power, and trend is always leading the future. We gather the industry leaders, leading investors, and business mentors share their insights at IDEAS Keynote discuss the Next Big Trends in O2O business.

Conference topics include:
  • The Next Billion Business: Wearable Devices -Sonny Vu, CEO, Misfit Wearables 
  • The Next Big Thing: Hardware Startup and Innovation - Panel
  • The Next Big Money - Panel
  • The Global Lean Hardware Startup - Benjamin Joffe, General Partner, Haxlr8r 
  • Applications and Trends with 4G Technology - Panel
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Bitcoin's Acceptance - Panel
  • Uber's 38 Country Business Strategy - Frank Allen, Head of Asia Operations, Uber
  • The Power to Change the World: Social Enterprise - Panel
  • Founders' Stories - Panel

Alpha Startups Pre-Accelerator


When: Mon, August 25, 9am – Fri, August 29, 5pm, 2014
Where: iTrain, E-7-1 Block E, Megan Avenue 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [funded by MSC Malaysia]
Info: Event | Venue 

Before you seek support and cash, put your idea to the ultimate test. We have designed a content-packed, hands-on programme for startups in alpha mode. Beyond big ideas and cash, discover the proven methodologies behind building a successful startup. Learn from experienced mentors and fellow peers on your ramp towards funding and growth! Topics include:
  • Market Segmentation 
  • Market Niche 
  • Total Addressable Market 
  • Value Proposition 
  • Testing Product Assumptions 
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) 
  • Validating MVP with Real Numbers 
  • Product and Marketing Plans 
To apply for the program, upload a video of your pitch as per the instructions at the event page. The demo day and after party which is open to all is on Sept 3rd 2014, RSVP here.



Other Incubation Intakes and Competitions  Updated 
  • Link Ureka Business Challenge (Closing: July 13th, 2014)
  • Link Teach for Malaysia (Closing: July 15th, 2014)
  • Link Scope Impact Incubator (Closing July 19th, 2014)
  • Link GIST Tech-I Competition (Closing: July 21st, 2014)
  • Link StartupMeUp HongKong (Closing: July 31st, 2014) via e27.co
  • Link Fintech Innovation Lab (Closing: July 31st, 2014) via e27.co
  • Link Unilever Sustainable Living Awards (Closing: Aug 1st, 2014) via e27.co
  • Link YSEALI Seeds For the Future (Closing: Aug 1st, 2014)
  • Link Creative Business Cup (Closing: Aug 7th, 2104)
  • Link SME Innovation Challenge 2014 (Closing: Aug 10th, 2014)
  • Link MaGIC Silicon Valley Internship (Closing: Aug 29th, 2014)

[ Snapshot ] Runway, CocoaHeads, CoolerLumpur

Runway 2.0: Present Future, 11 July 2014 @ Pop By JayaOne. Photo: King Sze

MyCocoaHeads Meetup, 2 July 2014 @ Fluentspace. Photo: Jinny Wong

Damian Barr: Your Life, Your Story, 22 June 2014 @ Publika. Photo: coolerlumpur.com

FIFA 2014 World Cup Finals: Argentina vs Germany

When: Sun, July 13, 10pm – Mon, July 14, 5am, 2014
Where: NEXUS, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission:: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Football is best watched with a big group of friends on a big screen! Come to NEXUS Bangsar South on Sunday 10pm onwards to catch the much awaited World Cup Final on a 16 foot screen projected with EPSON's EB-G6900WU. You might be lucky to walk away with some attractive prizes too! [Outlets open till 5am: Chatime, Timo's Pizza, Mango Chili, SoulOut, Nexo, Dancing Grill and Starbucks.]


Live viewing and events happening at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur starting 7:30pm

UST-UTAR Summer Workshop 2014

When: Wed, July 23, 9am – Thu, July 24, 5pm, 2014
Where: UTAR, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MY 300
Info: Event

Many applications nowadays make use of sensor readings remotely to add value to their services. The amount of applications will only increase with the next generation of wireless standard which is expected to include support for machine-to-machine (M2M) transmission. In collaboration with University Systems Taiwan (UST), UTAR is organizing a two-day Summer Workshop.

Topics:
Speakers:
  • Prof. Dr. Carrson C. Fung, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Dr. Min-Te Sun, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Dr. Shih-Ching Yeh, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Poh Kit Chong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Victor Tan, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
[Photo: Arduino 2WD Robot via robotshop.com]

1st Nationwide Ecommerce Fair: #MyCyberSales


When: Wed, July 16, 2pm – 3pm, 2014
Where: Bunga Raya Mini Auditorium, MDeC, Cyberjaya
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

MDeC (Multimedia Development Corporation) would like to invite all e-tailers to join a nationwide eCommerce fair, 1st of its kind in Malaysia called #MyCyberSales. This event is designed especially for online sellers in Malaysia and the objectives are:
  • To boost E-Shopping culture in Malaysia 
  • To encourage SMEs to be part of the eCommerce eco-system 
  • To increase the domestic eCommerce revenue
There will be a briefing on #MyCyberSales to address the implementation, requirements and eligibility to those who qualify to participate in this 3 day event. Here, you can ask us lots of questions. We want to boost your online store revenue.

You do not want to miss this ultimate nationwide eCommerce Fair! Seats are limited to 50 pax. Bring your friends who are in the eCommerce industry.  [MDeC may need to firm up on the hashtag: is it #MyCyberSale or #MyCyberSales, or perhaps both?]

Related Event
Link Selling Online in Malaysia, Monday, July 14, 2014 @ Info Trek, Penang

YSEALI Twitter Chat: #ysealichat

When: Thu, July 10, 9pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Twitter
Admission: Free

It's Thursday and it's #ysealichat day! Join the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative twitter chat session tonight where #EconomicDevelopment will be topic of the day. We have a great panel experts:
who will be online to take your questions submited using #ysealichat!

Introduction to HTML and CSS

When: Sun, July 20, 9am – 1pm, 2014 Updated
Where: Wisma Jobstreet, Lorong Medan Tuanku 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission:: MYR 15
Info: Event | Venue

This is an introductory hands-on course for those who want to learn how to build websites with HTML and CSS. This class is suitable for beginners.

HTML and CSS are the building blocks of every website. HTML is used to describe the content of a site. CSS is used to style websites. Together, they can be used to build functional and beautiful websites.

If you’ve ever wondered how websites were made and how you can make your own, now is the time to learn! [This course is intended for but not exclusive to high school students.]

Innovating Malaysia Conference 2014

When: Thu, Aug 28, 8am – Fri, Aug 29, 5pm, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 1500 (MYR 1200 Before 25 July)
Info: Event | Agenda | Registration

Innovating Malaysia Conference 2014 is a platform to showcase the significance of Return on Investment in Innovation; to promote business opportunities and support networking to participants across all industries. This is the place to imagine the future, incite discovery and a platform to learn from world-changing innovators, curious souls, inspired thinkers and innovators. Speakers include (in no particular order):
  • Prof Jean-Phillipe Deschamps, Professor Emeritus, IMD Business School
  • Prof Alma Harris, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Of Malaya
  • Prof Datuk Dr Ns Ranjendran, Coordinator For Future Tamil Schools, PM Dept
  • Prof Alma Harris, Director, Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya
  • Prof Dr Norsaadah Ismail, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Datuk Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, Director General, Ministry of Education Malaysia
  • Dato’ Sri Dr Kamal Jit Singh, Special Adviser, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia
  • Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, CEO, PEMANDU
  • Phillip Lim, CEO, ETPL Singapore
  • Chiew Chun Wee, Head Of Policy, Asia Pacific, ACCA
  • Anthony Raja Devadoss, Vice President, BTI Consultant
  • Rejina Abdul Rahim, Managing Director, Nomura Malaysia
  • So-young Kang, CEO, Awaken Group
  • Dr. Benjamin Reid, Senior Researcher, Nesta UK
  • Karan Henrik Ponnudurai, Chief Innovation Officer, Axiata
  • Martin Brassell, CEO, Inngot Limited
  • Tengku Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz, Executive Director, Khazanah
  • Rahul Gupta, Managing Director, Global Growth & Operations Asean, GE
  • Stefan Heitmann, Former CEO, Zuellig Pharma
  • Dato’ Hafsah Hashim, CEO, SME Corporation Malaysia
  • Wing K. Lee, CEO, YTL Communications
The event will be officiated by the Prime Minister and the Minister of International Trade and Industry.

IBM SmartCamp Malaysia

When: Thu, July 10, 10:00am – 12:30pm, 2014
Where: Bunga Raya Auditorium, MDeC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info:  Registration | Venue

MDeC in partnership with IBM Malaysia invite MSC Malaysia Status companies with innovative solutions to an introduction session to IBM SmartCamp. The IBM SmartCamp is an exclusive event aimed at identifying early stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with IBM Smarter Planet strategy - To solve the planet’s biggest challenges in the areas of Smarter City Solutions, Roads, Healthcare, Transportation, Utilities, Energy & many more.

IBM SmartCamp gives technical startups the opportunity to receive mentorship from top business leaders, investment firms, academic leaders, network with other entrepreneurs and industry and technology experts. If you are a company that fit the criteria below:
  • A privately-held and Malaysia majority owned start-up 
  • In business under five years 
  • Idealization and/or developing stages of a technology solution or services 
  • Aligned with IBM Smarter Planet vision 
Please register now and join us for an introduction to IBM SmartCamp to discover the benefits of participation, and learn more about Bluemix. [For non MSC status companies, try writing to norzuliana@mdec.com.my if you are interested to attend.]

Tech Insighs: Office 365 Special


When: Wed, July 9, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Microsoft Malaysia, Level 26 Petronas Tower 3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Registration

Office 365 provides hosted e-mail, social networking and collaboration, and cloud storage to teams and businesses. Malaysia SharePoint User Group would like to invite you to our annual tech updates to share what’s new in Office 365. First 100 signups will receive a polo shirt with Tech Insights logo. Topics:
  • Office 365: Overview of  Mobile Capabilities
  • Lync: Where are my Cloud Conversations? 
  • Project: Fast Track Project Management Success
  • SharePoint & Office: Develop SharePoint and Office Apps with Napa
  • Exchange: Making friend with Messaging Policy & Compliance 

Driving Successful Startups with Google Analytics


When: Sat, July 12, 10am – 1pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Block 3730 Persiaran APEC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | RegistrationVenue

Are you familiar with Google Analytics? What Google Analytics is all about and how metrics impacts your marketing decisions? If you have a mobile app, how do you find out the meaning behind numbers? Join us and unravel the mystery behind driving successful startups with Google Analytics.

Speaker David Alan Bates has been working exclusively as a Google Analytics Specialist for the last three years, of which two and a half years was with DiGi Telecommunications, overseeing helping the website and marketing make better decisions with the use of analytics.

Introduction to UX Testing

When: Sat, July 12, 2:30pm – 6:30pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Block 3730, Persiaran Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: RegistrationVenue

Based on the Build-Measure-Learn principles, this workshop will focus on how to “Measure” the user experience of the product you have built, so that you can validate your product and gain insights on how to make it better.

In this introductory workshop, we will be focusing on the basics such as how to conduct usability testing on the product that you are designing. Usability testing is the cornerstone of UX. It allows UX professionals to collect data on how real people actually use the site or app, understand why people are leaving the website or not engaging with the app.

Workshop Trainer Alvin Chai is CEO of Netizen Testing and he also leads the User Experience research team. Netizen has provided their testing to companies such as Astro, Jobstreet, Rakuten, Lazada, iProperty, Booking.com, Baidu, Friendster.com and Singapore & Malaysia Government agencies in delivering positive user experience through their websites and mobile apps.

Photo: blinkux.com

#OpenCoffeeClubKL Meetup 31

When: Tue, July 8, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Pixaworks, 12 Lorong Timur, Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Malaysia
Admission: MYR 15
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Come join us for the 31st #OpenCoffeeClubKL Meetup. We will be inviting a few speakers to talk about Tech, The Arts and Marketing/ related topics. We will be collecting RM 15 for dinner + drinks, so all of us can have light dinner together and chit chat before the event. Limited to 50 pax so RSVP quickly! Confirmed speakers:
  • Internet Security for Startups - Gareth Davies, Senior SysAdmin, Mindvalley 
  • Android App Development - Kevin Tan, CEO, Double Edge Software
  • Developing E-Sentral eBook Portal - Iszuddin Ismail, Partner, Xentral Methods (pic)

Mix n Fix: Birthday Special

When: Tue, July 8, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, 2014
Where: Impact Studio, D7 @ Sentul East Design Centre, Jalan Sentul & Jalan Enam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

The Mix n Fix is a the community for changemakers. It is a people-powered platform for entrepreneurial changemakers to network; be inspirational, get inspired and help each other start and grow social ventures. We are turning a year old this July and would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate a memorable past year of collaborations, networking and sharing. Presentations:
  • How important are social gatherings? - Razif Hashim, Actor, Entrepreneur
  • Tips for successful crowdfunding - Sam Shafie, Co-Founder, PitchIN (photo)
  • Being a Student Changemaker - Gwen Yi, Student Changemaker 
There will also be live music and a visit to Sentul Ramadhan Bazaar for food. [The event may include a promotion of commercial training programs.]

Coffee Appreciation & Introduction to Brewing Methods

When: Sun, July 13, 10am – 2pm, 2014
Where: Barista Guild Asia, E-1-32 Taipan 2, Jalan PJU 1A/3, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 120
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Are you just a coffee drinker or truly a coffee connoisseur? Do you know what it takes to make a great cup of coffee and what it takes to brew a perfect cup?

Here’s your opportunity to turn your love for coffee into passion and learn how to speak like a true coffee aficionado.

This Coffee Appreciation Workshop is for those who are truly passionate about great coffee and want to understand how to brew some really awesome coffee. We will take you through how coffee is cultivated, harvested and processed.

We also help you to identify different roasting profiles as well as best practices in buying, storing and grinding coffee. You will also learn the fine art of brewing and how to evaluate a great cup of coffee and other brewing methods that will bring out the most flavor and aroma.

Participants will have great fun brewing different methods and tasting different coffees.

[ Snapshot ] Adobe Create Now 2014

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