DevConnect: Connecting Developers & Entrepreneurs


When: Thu, May 7, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: TheCo, Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: RegisterVenue

For the first time, CodeDivision is bringing together entrepreneurs and developers in a single location to create valuable connections and collaborations with the aim of turning ideas to reality. Code Division invites you to DevConnect, an evening of connecting with our graduates to gain a whole new insight of the tech scene, with with guest speaker Cheryl Yeoh, CEO of MaGIC.  In collaboration with MaGIC, over forty students have graduated in the past 6 month. Success stories include:
  • Five startups built
  • MYR 300,000 funds raised
  • Third placing in Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur 2014
  • Winners of Master of Code Singapore 2015 
Code Division Academy empowers passionate individuals with the skills to build web and mobile apps. Code Division's flagship program is a 9 weeks intensive bootcamp that admits and trains any individual with or without existing knowledge in code to become world class junior software developers.

On The Same Day
Link 19:30 Malek Ali: Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture @ Genovasi

Business Circle: The Rail Challenge

\When: Wed, April 29, 4pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Industry Speaks presents ‘The Rail Challenge: Taking a city from good to great’ - a discussion on public transport in Malaysia, how it shapes human mobility and acts as a catalyst to our city's growth and productivity. The panel will also be discussing the design and economics of public transportation in Malaysia, the challenges it faces, how it shapes the quality of life and its role in facilitating businesses. Speakers:
  • Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal, CEO, SPAD
  • Azmi Abdul Aziz, Group Managing Director, Prasarana
  • Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Executive Director, Think City
  • Lilian Tay, Senior Principal, Veritas Architects
  • Umagapagan Ampikaipakan, Host, BFM (moderator)

Other Events on Wednesday
Link 09:00  ER360 Special Edition @ Empire Damansara
Link 16:00  Do Young People Know ASEAN? @ Sunway
Link 18:30  Builder Basics Workshop @ Sunway
Link 18:30  Issues and Crises in Social Media @ The Intermark
Link 19:30  Her World Magazine Comedy: Papi Zak @ No Black Tie
Link 20:00  Comedy Challenge: MY vs SG @ TTDI New
Link 08:30  CIMB Transformation Programme @ Kuala Lumpur  (Tue)

Echelon Asia Summit 2015 Pitch SG

When: Thu, April 30, 1pm – 6pm, 2015
Where: BASH, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, S'pore
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

[Singapore Qualifiers - Echelon Asia Summit 2015] Regional Qualifiers. The beginning of the journey for startups, an expressway for startups to reach out to a regional market. Shortlisted startups pitch at Regional Qualifiers across 14 cities and countries. Key investors and community leaders will then judge startups, and the Top 100 Startups will exhibit at the Marketplace at Echelon Asia Summit 2015, and the Top 10 will pitch in front of international judges.

Startups pitching include:
  • OneSentry - eCommerce risk monitor
  • 6estates - Understanding insights from big data [bottom image]
  • StaffOnDemand - Enterprise level recruitment 
  • ClubVivre - Chef on demand
  • UberSnap - Share your emotions
  • CastingDB - Casting database
  • CapitalMatch - Peer-to-peer lending (vs bank/loanshark-to-customer)
  • QLC - Solve your Quarter Life Crisis (eg. friends getting married but you)
  • WeInvest - Directory of investment options [top image]
  • AirFrov - Ask people travelling overseas to buy stuff for you
  • Globetrekker - Team based health progam
  • FirstRide - Test drive a car thoroughly (vs once-round-the-block tests)
  • UgotCrush - Confess to your crush anonymously (yikes...)
  • HackerTrail - Your hackathon is your résumé
Judges:
  • Aaron Tan, Associate Director, Singtel Innov8
  • Abhinav Goswami, Vice President, SBI Ven Capital
  • Koichi Saito, Founder and General Partner, KK Fund
  • Kuanhua Hsu, Principal, GREE Ventures Asia
  • Pang Heng Soon, General Manager, Infocomm Investments
  • Piyush Chaplot, Partner, Innosight Ventures
  • Sameer Narula, ‎Managing Director, August Capital Partners
  • Wong Sang Wuoh, Associate Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre

By The Same Organizer
Link Wed 19:00  Hacking UX/UI with Angela and Charmaine (SGD 20)

Echelon Asia Summit 2015 Pitch MY

When: Wed, April 29, 10:30am – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: TheCo, Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

[Malaysia Qualifiers: Echelon Asia Summit 2015] Join us at our Malaysia qualifier where we hope to engage both technical developers and business leaders! The event will be broken down into two parts: 1) Paypal, Braintree and AWS for developers 2) Pitching qualifier for Echelon Asia Summit 2015. Shortlisted startups pitch at Regional Qualifiers across 14 cities and countries. Key investors and community leaders will then judge startups, and the Top 100 Startups will exhibit at the Marketplace at Echelon Asia Summit, and the Top 10 will pitch in front of international judges.

Startups pitching include:
Judges:
  • Alexander Jarvis, Founder, 50Folds
  • Anne Cheng, CEO, SUN Group
  • Erman Akinci, Director of Business Development, Catcha Group
  • Hideki Fujita. Co-Founder, COENT Venture Partners
  • Kwee Bee Chok, Managing Director, Teak Capita
  • Nazrin Hassan, CEO, Cradle Fund
  • Victor Chua, Investment Manager, MAVCAP
  • Warren Leow, Vice President, MaGIC

By The Same Organizer
Link Thu 19:00  Founders Drinks: The Art of Hustling @ Bangsar (MYR 12)

Serax Maison D'Etre @ Corpick

MaGIC Grill or Chill: April 2015

When: Fri, April 24, 4pm – 7pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Grill or Chill (GoC) is a platform for startups to showcase product or get valuable feedback from domain experts and entrepreneurs. Each GoC ends with networking session where you could mingle and connect with other entrepreneurs in a cozy environment. Six startups showcases, ten minutes presentation each:
[After event, same venue @ 7:45pm: Understanding Mobile Development.]

Favechic

The Royale HHP Cat Show


When: Sun, April 26, 10am – 6pm, 2015
Where: DPULZE Shopping Centre, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

The Royale Felynn Group presents Royale HHP Cat Show [HHP=House Hold Pet]. This event is an exciting event for cat lovers where they can gather and witness the best of HHP cats.

Weekend Events
Link Fri  09:00  Microsoft Cloud Data Camp @ KLCC
Link Sat 08:00  Youth For Integrity Launch Conference @ Publika
Link Sat 08:30  Global Azure Bootcamp @ KLCC
Link Sat 10:00  The Value of Project Management @ TTDI
Link Sat 19:00  Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair @ PWTC

Cloud & E-Commerce Day 2015

When: Mon, April 27, 9am – 7pm, 2015
Where: Hotel Grand Continental, Kuching, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

The mission of Exabytes Cloud & E-Commerce Day 2015 is to gather numerous experienced Internet Marketers and hosting providers to share insights into the current trends, strategies, as well as techniques and advancements related to the E-Commerce and Internet Industry in East Malaysia. The conference also aims to offer valuable consultation and advice with the objective to enhance the capacity of the industry. Topics include:
  • Get Found Online with Google AdWords - Justin Keh, Google
  • Creating a Website without Designers - Vickson Tan, Exabytes
  • Journey to the Cloud - Arren Tan, Exabytes
  • Speech: Sell to 14 Million Buyers - Shaun Yap, Celcom Planet
  • Simplifying eCommerce - Fatin Fadila, EasyStore
This event is also held at Shangri-La Hotel, Kota Kinabalu on April 30th, 2015.

Upcoming Events
Link Sat   09:30 MaGIC: Learn Swift Programming @ Cyberjaya (Free! usually ~MYR 2k)
Link Mon 09:00  How GST Will Impact Training @ Shah Alam
Link Mon 17:30  MaGIC Social Enterprise Accelerator Briefing @ Bangsar Sold Out
Link Tue  09:00  Smart Government Summit @ Singapore
Link Tue  12:00  Google Mobile Leadership Program @ Sentral
Link Tue  19:00  Impact Mapping @ Sentral Sold Out
Link Tue  19:00  Startup Grind: Softspace @ Bangsar

GrabTaxi R&D Centre Recruitment Party

When: Fri, April 24, 6pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: Rooftop bar @ Raffles Place, Singapore
Admission: Free [Confirmed registrations only]
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Here's your chance to meet GrabTaxi at our very first Tech Recruitment Party this Friday, Listen in on a fireside chat conversation between our CTO, Wei Zhu (ex Facebook), and VP of Data and Growth, Kevin Lee (ex Palantir) as they share more about GrabTaxi's engineering growth so far. Confirmed attendees will receive a confirmation email with more information on the exact venue [via e27.co].

Mobile phone transport app GrabTaxi has invested USD 100 million (MYR 360 million) into its first research and development centre in Singapore. The centre opens today (April 8) in Cecil Court in the Central Business District and will eventually house 200 engineers and data scientists. It will focus on analysing data and spotting trends from multiple sources.The 200 staff comprises the majority of its technical staff and engineers from around the world. [via malaymailonline.com]

Vacancies at GrabTaxi Singapore:
Analytics Intern
Assistant Manager, Customer Service
Backend Engineer
Backend Lead
Backend Lead, Payments
Corporate Finance Associate
Customer Service Executive
Data Analyst
Data Engineer
Data Science (Behavioral Insights)
Data Scientist
Database Engineer
Database Lead
Field Sales Executive
Finance Executive
Head of Partnerships & Business Development
IT Executive
IT Network Engineer
IT Operations Engineer
Internal Tools Engineer
Internal Tools Lead
Linux Systems Engineer
Linux Systems Lead
Loyalty Retention Officer
Marketing Executive
Marketing Intern
Mobile Engineer (Android/iOS)
Partnership & Business Development, Regional Lead
Product Design & UX Lead
Product Manager
QA Engineer
Regional Strategy/BizOps Manager
Regional Strategy/BizOps Senior Manager
Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist
Ruby on Rails Engineer
Sales Administration Executive GrabCar
Sales Administrator
Sales Executive GrabCar
Security Engineer
Security Lead
Senior HR Executive
Technical Support
Technical Support & QA Executive
Technical Support Manager
Web App Engineer

Improvisation: Gabriela Montero

When: Sat, April 25, 8:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 53 - 137
Info: Event | Venue

Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan-American pianist, known in particular for her real-time improvisation of complex musical pieces made "on the fly" on themes suggested by her audience and other sources, as well as for performances of standard classical repertoire.

She will be backed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra with  Francesco Angelico conducting, playing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto and Brahms Fourth Symphony. In between performances of these masterpieces, we will be treated to on-the-spot improvisations by Ms Montero..Name a tune, and within seconds she will begin an elaborate, highly sophisticated improvisational development.

[ Snapshot ] Letterpress, Innovation, Games

Letterpress Demonstration at MariMarket, 18 Apr 2015 @ APW, Bangsar. Photo: kakiseni.com

Business of Innovation Book Signing (Speakers: Red Hong Yi, Denise Keller & Mark Thompson seated background). 21 April 2015 @ Majestic Hotel. Photo: borders.com.my

Ludlum Dare 32 Game Development Competition, 17 Apr 2015 @ KDU Ultrapolis. Photo: igda.org.my

Around the World in 80 Minutes

When: Thu, April 23, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2015
Where: Auditorium 1, Sunway New University Building, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 20 Sold Out
Info: Event | Venue

Let us take you around the world in just 80 minutes! Board with us on a musical journey to feel the breeze of the shores of Hawaii, adore the scenic views from the Land of the Rising Sun, learn how to jig from the Irish and even solve crime in France, listen to our Sound of Music! For ticketing enquiries, contact: Boey Yik Ming at +6011.2340.9533 or Daniel Chin at +6012.517.0327. [Event sold out on both days. Alternative event: ASEAN Universities Orchestra, Sat 8:30pm @ UKM]

The Battle For Sustainability

When: Wed, April 22, 8:30am – 1pm, 2015
Where: White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 50 Donation
Info: Event | Register | Venue

[Ecoknights Corporate Leadership Forum: Corporate Leadership – Battle of the Big Ideas for Sustainability] The forum and panel discussion addresses sustainability challenges facing the business industry, highlights emerging solutions and discusses the sustainable business outlook for the future. Presenters (15 min each):
  • Yasmin Rasyid, President, EcoKnights
  • Faisal Fadzil, Managing Director, Tanamera Tropical Spa Products
  • Serina Hijjas, Director, Hijjas Architects + Planners
  • Anthony Wong, Managing Director, Frangipani Langkawi Resort
  • Michael Cho, Managing Director, Sage Software
  • Philip Ling, Principal, Corporate Responsibility, Digi

Other Events on Wednesday
Link 09:00  World Bloggers and Social Media Summit 2015 @ Times Square
Link 09:00  Smart Nation Innovations 2015 @ Singapore
Link 09:00  Cards & Payments @ Singapore
Link 14:00  Puiblishing Fundamentals @ Sentral
Link 19:30  Back to the Future: Malaysia's Social Sector in 2035 @ Kuala Lumpur
Link 19:30  AWS Meetuip @ Damansara Utama

RISE: Work Grow Play Repeat

When: Tue, April 21, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Dewan Mahkota, Level 5, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Think Google or Facebook. These companies move employees beyond conventional work scope. How do you introduce and nurture such culture? Does it only work in tech companies or is it also applicable to conventional businesses? RISE Talks April features entrepreneurs who speak about how their business culture and values are practiced and how it impacts their business:
  • Adnan Lee, Managing Director, MBG Fruit
  • Derek Toh, Co-founder WOBB
  • Maverick Ling, Co-founder, 57square

Other Events on Tuesday
Link 08:00  Big Data Week @ Sunway Pyramid
Link 08:15  Crowd Sourcing Week @ Singapore
Link 08:30  Malaysian CMO Conference 2015 @ Bukit Kiara
Link 08:30  The Business of Innovation 2015 @ The Majestic Hotel
Link 14:00  Designers' Dialogue @ Matrade + Pecha Kucha @ Publika
Link 18:30  MaGIC Advanced Analytics @ Cyberjaya
Link 18:30  So You Think You Can Write @ Damansara Jaya

Big Data and Nasi Lemak

When: Mon, April 20, 8:45am - 12:30pm, 2015
Where: Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Taylor’s University in collaboration with MDeC are proud to host a forum that presents research findings and work done in relation to Big Data. Topics:
  • Big Data and Nasi Lemak - Sutapa Bhattacharya, Leo Burnett
  • Ontology-based Crime News Retrieval - Prof. Shahrul Azman Mohd Noah, UKM
  • Empowering Journalists with Data Journalism - Sandra Hanchard, Big Data MY

Other Big Data Week Kuala Lumpur 2015 Events
Link Apr 20 Mon 20:00  The Technology Behind Big Data @ Bangsar
Link Apr 21 The  08:00  Big Data Week Conference & Exhibition @ Sunway
Link Apr 23 Thu  09:00  Be a Big Data Hero with RapidMiner @ Cyberjaya
Link Apr 23 Thu  09:00  A Taste of Data Science with R @ Cyberjaya Sold Out
Link Apr 23 Thu  11:00  Hands on with R and RHadoop @ UTAR  Sold Out
Link Apr 23 Thu  18:00  Analysis at the Speed of Thought @ Sentral
Link Apr 25 Fri    08:30  Text Analytics: Mine Your Facebook @ Sunway
Link Apr 25 Sat   11:00  It's a Mad, Mad, Mad NoSQL World @ Cyberjaya

MaGIC Social Enterprise Bootcamp 2015

When: Fri, April 24, 9am – Sun, April 26, 5pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: ApplyVenue

A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being. Many commercial enterprises would consider themselves to have social objectives, but commitment to these objectives is profit motivated. Social enterprises differ in that their commitment to impact is central to the mission of the business. In the US, the term is associated with 'doing charity by doing trade', rather than 'doing charity while doing trade'. In other countries, there is a much stronger emphasis on community and democratic control rather than philanthropy. [Wiki] Some social enterprise success stories [via socialenterprise.org.uk]:
  • Belu Water - When you need a bottle of water, Belu will quench your thirst without pricking your conscience (carbon footprint, discarded plastic bottles)
  • Divine Chocolate - chocolate company part-owned by its cocoa farmers, who get a slice of the profits to invest in their communities. 
  • City of London -  Bought over £800,000 from social enterprises in 2013, more than three times the total of just two years ago.
  • LEFY Nurseries - UK’s largest social sector childcare provider, operating 26 nurseries and providing high quality childcare to 3,000 children.
  • Tuckerman & Co - High quality shirt made from 100% organic cotton and responsibly manufactured in New England (ie not sweatshops).
From the MaGIC: thank you for your interest. Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview as there are limited seats available. Our team will be notify you of your interview date and time and interviews will be done in person or via Google Hangout.For enquiries and clarification, reach out to Amir at amir@mymagic.my.

MaGIC Social Enterprise: Julia Chong

When: Wed, April 22, 6:00pm – 9:30pm, 2015 Cancelled
Where: Auditorium, MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register Venue

[Wise Words With Julia Chong] For our 3rd Wise Words With we are having  Julia Chong, Founder of The Truly Loving Company (TLC). Instead of taking the conventional route of seeking donations and working on fundraising for charities, Julia tapped on her extensive experience and network to create a unique company that drives profit for philanthropy.

Ms. Julia Chong holds a B.A. (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University and an M.Sc. Administrative Sciences from City University, London. Her 30-year career in the FMCG industry includes appointments as Managing Director of Reckitt Benkiser, General Manager of Unza Malaysia, Executive Director of Hexza Mather, Marketing Director of Warner Lambert Malaysia and Brand Manager at Fraser & Neave. She was also Deputy Chairman of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.

[ Snapshot ] #MaybankFintech, Claytime, Marketing

Maybank Fintech Pitch, 12 Apr 2015 @ Talent Lounge. Photo: @winston_ng

Claytime with Cheah Yeow Seng, 13 Apr 2015 @ The Refinery. Photo: fb/d7refinery

Internet Marketing Summit 2015, 11 Apr 2015 @ SEGi University. Photo: @spinzer

MaGIC: Insights from SQL, Excel and Data Warehousing

When: Mon, April 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Any internet business has a powerful asset: data about its customers. This session will cover the basics of how to extract value out of your data: how to mine it for actionable insights that you can use to grow your user base, better monetise your existing users, or improve your user experience. Topics:
  • How to use data to monitor the health and performance of your business
  • How to obtain actionable marketing/product & design insights from data
  • What are the analytical tools of the trade (SQL, Excel, data warehousing, etc.)
Speaker John Lee is the Business Analytics lead for the Banking and Credit Cards verticals at NerdWallet, a leading personal finance startup in the US.

MaGIC Events @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   10:00 Apr 18  The Open Secret of Innovation
Link Sat   14:00 Apr 18  Business Proposal Pitching
Link Tue  18:30 Apr 21  Advanced Analytics for Startups and Marketeers
Link Wed 19:00 Apr 22  Wise Words with Julia Chong Cancelled
Link Fri    19:30 Apr 24  Mobile Strategy and Development
Link Sat   11:00 Apr 25  It's a Mad, Mad, Mad NoSQL Database World
Link Mon 17:30 Apr 27  Social Enterprise Accelerator Wait List
Link Mon 19:30 Apr 27  Hybrid Mobile Development Using Ionic
Link Tue  19:00 Apr 28  Challenges of Scaling Your Startup [@ Bangsar]

The A to Z of Publishing


When: Wed, April 22, 2pm – 4pm, 2015
Where: MPH Bookstores, Nu Sentral Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

[MPH Writers' Circle. Publishing Fundamentals - The A to Z of Publishing: Everything you want to know about publishing revealed!] MPH Senior Consulting Editor Oon Yeoh will talk about key things all aspiring authors should know about getting a book published. Topics:
  • The A-Z of the Publishing Process
  • The Economics of Publishing 
  • Debunking Publishing Myths
  • MPH Group Publishing's Upcoming Books 
  • Elevator Pitch (5 minutes each)
  • Matchmaking: Authors, Artists, Illustrators, Ghostwriters, Photographers.
Interested? Register with Puan Zuraini: zuraini@mph.com.my [via thelist.kl]

Related Event
Link Masterclass: Writing Your Story with Dina Zaman, Sat 10:30am, Apr 18 @ KL

So You Think You Can Write

When: Tue, April 21, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: Inside Scoop, 57 Jalan SS22/19, Damansara Jaya
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Do you think you can do a better job than the reporters whose articles you read? Or that you should have your own column?

The truth is everyone with a Facebook or Twitter account thinks they can write. But how does one actually get a job with a news portal. And who do you have to be to know to become a columnist.

Well, here is your chance to ask the people who are doing the hiring those burning questions. Who knows...you may end up with your own column with us. And yes, the ice-cream's on us!

Design for Asia: Designer Dialogue


When: Tue, April 21, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: MRM, Level 11, West Wing, Menara Matrade, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventVenue

Design for Asia Awards is the flagship programme of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives.This event is jointly organized by MRM and HKDC with the support by local designer groups. Speakers:
For registration, email maimunah@mrm.gov.my or hashima@mrm.gov.my or quzailan@mrm.gov.my. [Top image: DFA 2014 Winner for Green Science: 4M Industrial Development Limited, Hong Kong.]

Evening Event
Link Pecha Kucha: Designer's Response + Ability, 5pm @ Publika

Recognising the Value of Project Management


When: Sat, April 25, 10am – 1pm, 2015
Where: Wisma WIM, 7 Jalan Abang Haji Openg, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

This seminar session provides an in-depth review of the current state of the project management profession and examines key challenges & critical success factors for project success. Organizations can improve business performance, lower cost, reduce risk, and earn higher ROI through excellence in project management practices and well-qualified professionals.

Speaker Alan Puan has over 30 years of industry experience with specialization in IT systems and project management. He served as a Research & Development Engineer with the Bell Laboratories, Programme Manager with the Defence Technology Group Singapore, Senior Consultant at the Singapore Productivity & Standards Board and Assistant Director Systems Development for the largest public transport operator in Singapore. Alan is certified as a Project Management Professional and Project Risk Management Professional. He is also a Certified Professional Risk Manager in Enterprise Risk Management.

[In the diagram above, poaching eggs is the Critical Path, any delay will delay the entire task. Slight delays in toasting bread does not have the same effect. From: timtyler.org]

TRIZ: The Open Secret of Innovation


When: Sat, April 18, 10am – 12pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

[MaGIC Academy: TRIZ The Open Secret of Innovation in Forbes 500 Companies] TRIZ is a problem solving method based on logic and data, not intuition, which accelerates the project team’s ability to solve these problems creatively. TRIZ also provides repeatability, predictability, and reliability due to its structure and algorithmic approach. TRIZ is the (Russian) acronym for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. G.S. Altshuller and his colleagues in the former U.S.S.R. developed the method between 1946 and 1985.

Speaker Issac Lim is a certified TRIZ practitioner and trainer, He is a contributor to the American Journal of Applied Sciences and the International Journal of Innovation Management & Technology.

Events on the Same Day and Venue
Link Business Proposal Pitching, 2pm
Link Choosing the Right Shopping Cart. 9:30am (postponed to May 22)

Startup Next Kuala Lumpur 2015

When: Mon, April 27, 6pm – 9pm, 2015
Where The Co KL, PJ Trade Centre, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Unspecified [USD 150-300 according to the global FAQ]
Info: Event | OverviewApply

Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world. Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator program or raise a seed round, our hands-on mentorship program and investor and accelerator network can help you to get there. The program consists of 3 hour weekly sessions for 5 weeks. While 5 weeks is short, we go above and beyond after the program to continue helping our alumni. Sessions:
  • Session 0 - Setting Expectations
  • Session 1 - Customer Development
  • Session 2 - Pitching
  • Session 3 - Product-Market Fit
  • Session 4 - Market Sizing & Business Models
  • Session 5 - Funding
[Top logo for illustration only, Startup Next is not related to Global Hackathon Seoul]

Other Accelerators, Pre-Accelerators and Hackathons
Link MaGIC, Maybank, Cyberview, YIM, Alpha, FI, Teraju, Content Malaysia, TuneLabs
Link AngelHack Kuala Lumpur 2015, Jun 2015 (MYR 37)
Link Global Hackathon Seoul 2015, Jul 2015 (Free flight, lodging, food) [top logo]
Link SPH PnP Media Focused Accelerator, Singapore [via e27]
Link Russian Life.Sreda Fintech Accelerator, Singapore [via e27]

MAD Entrepreneurs Unconference 2015

When: Sat, May 2, 9:00am – 5:30pm, 2015
Where: MAD Incubator, MSC Malaysia Technology Commercialisation Centre, Jalan Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free [MYR 220 with addons]
Info: Register | Venue

The MAD Entrepreneurs’ Unconference is a platform to reach out to more businesses; and it is an opportunity to discover new ideas, talents and hidden gems in other parts of Malaysia. Proposed agenda:

  • The Business Paradox Mr. Andrew Wong, MAD Incubator
  • Taking Actions to Profitability - Vincent Chew, MAD Coach
  • Lessons Learned on Starting a Payment Gateway - Lim Kok Hing, iPay88
  • 5 Startups and Million Dollar Valuations - Vince Tan, Shockmedia
  • 10 Important Things When Starting a Business - Andrew Wong, MAD Incubator
  • Entrepreneurs Under 30 Are Changing The World-Michael Teoh, PotentialMatrix
  • Lessons I've Learned from Business Failures - Ashran Ghazi, Joota
  • From Zero to Hero in 24 Months - Lee Ching Wei, iMoney
  • Creating the Leading eBook Publisher in SEA - Moo Natavudh, Ookbee
  • Building a SEA Brand  - U Wai Phyo, Yathar Cho Industry
  • Digital Marketing for Growth - Sieng Van Tran, Egg Accelerator
[The event looks more like a conference than an unconference.]

South West Bicycle Corridor Opening Ride


When: Tue, April 14, 7am – 9am, 2015
Where: Mid Valley Motorcycle Roundabout, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Participation: Free
Info: Event | Meeting Point & Route

DBKL (Kuala Lumpur City Hall) is officially opening the Kuala Lumpur South West Bicycle Corridor. The mayor of Kuala Lumpur and the departments involved will be cycling the entire stretch in their office attire to promote a cycling to work culture. Cycling Kuala Lumpur will be there and invites everyone to be part of the ride too. Keep pedaling and see you there! [Or join the Bangsar Convoy at APW, Bangsar @ 6:30am]

Kuala Lummpur Mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Thalib (in red) checking out the South West Corridor
A rainy day, Aug 2014 @ Kuala Lumpur. Photos: fb/iammachupicchu

Personal Tax Returns Seminar


When: Sat, April 18, 11am – 2pm, 2015
Where: Wisma HCK, Jalan 19/1B, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: eFiling [due 30th April 2015 for employees, 30 June 2015 for busineses] | Venue

Personal tax returns seminar. Speaker Richard William is Founder and Lead Partner of RW William, a chartered accounting firm, He is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and Institute of Internal Auditors of Malaysia. Call +6010.220.1393 to register.

Other Events This Week
Link Tue,   Echelon Indonesia @ Jakarta
Link Tue,   OpenCoffeeClub @ Taman Desa
Link Wed,  20 Hottest Startups @ Singapore
Link Wed,  MaGIC Entrepreneurs Dialogue for High Tech @ Cyberjaya
Link Wed,  Digital Marketing: Get Up to Speed @ Sunway
Link Wed,  CEO of Khazanah Research Institute @ Intercontinental
Link Thu,   The Secrets of GST in Ecommerce @ Puchong
Link Thu,   CoCoon Pitch Finals Spring 2015 @ Hong Kong
Link Thu,   Mix n Fix: Eco Edition @ Sentul
Link Sat,    Choosing the Right Shopping Cart @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat,    Online Freelancing @ Kota Kinabalu
Link Sat,    Meetup with Founder of Startupjobs.asia @ Johor Bahru

Get Stuff Done: Kuala Lumpur

Service facilitators operating in Greater Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. Click on the image to go to the website. Sites are listed in no particular order. Lunch suggestions and more from GoGet. [Posted: 11 April 2015, Revised: 14 April 2015]

GoGet: Get errands done


SupaHands: Get digital errands done


Kaodim: Quotes from contractors


Recomn: Quotes from contractors


MaidEasy: Book a maid


TheLorry: Book a lorry


Dah Makan: Order Lunch


Chopstick Diner: Order Lunch


The Lunch Club: Order Lunch


Chef Up: Order Lunch


Presto: Groceries


Tesco: Groceries


Redtick: Groceries
HappyFresh: Groceries