The Quest for Better Education

When: Thu, September 25, 5pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Dewan Mahkota, Level 5, Block B, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

[The Quest for Better Education: The Path Forward] What is the path forward for strengthening the education system? Do we have to wait for the government to make policy change? What new social enterprise initiatives might we see help better serve under-served markets? Mentors: [Photo: Andy Ang]

Startup Grind: Vishen Lakhiani

When: Thu, September 25, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley A-29-12 Menara UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 15
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Vishen Lakhiani started Mindvalley with $700 and a beat up Toshiba laptop in a Starbucks. In 10 years, with zero VC money, loans or government grants, he’s built a company worth over $100M USD that employes 200 people in 4 countries. Outside Mindvalley, within Malaysia, Vishen co-founded Dealmates. It successfully raised US$2 million in venture capital funding from Intel Capital. In early 2014, was acquired by the iBuy Group and was successfully listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. [Photo:]

#DMM360: Oliver Woods

When: Wed, Sept 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2014
Where: Fluent Space, A-10-03, Plaza Taragon, Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Learn something new about online marketing, meet new people and have an awesome evening. Speaker is Oliver Woods, Social Media Director at Leo Burnett Malaysia. [DMM=Digital Marketing Meetup]

Other Events
Link Common E-commerce Mistakes (Sep 23)
Link DNA: Meet the Disruptors (Sep 24)

LVL.UP: Product Management

When: Wed, September 24, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29-12 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | RegistrationVenue

Product design, development, management, and ownership. This month we've assembled a panel of speakers from the trenches of product development to share with you topics in the dark arts of product management in the technology economy. Speakers:
  • The Pitfalls of Product Management - Sasha Tan, Product Manager, Booster
  • Wireframing, Prototyping and Testing - Wunmin Wong, Product Manager, JobStreet
  • Building The Right Thing - Daniel Walters, Senior Director, Experian
  • Product Management from a Developer's Perspective - Tze Chin Tang, Developer Lead, GrassValleyLive
[Imagine you are running a restaurant with nasi lemak, roti chennai and mee goreng on the menu. Say, for nasi lemak, who is in charge of this 'product'? Who decides on the taste. presentation, ingredients etc. Mostly it is the chef, but since the chef does not interact with customers much, he or she may not be ideal. On the other hand, waiting staff are not familiar with food preparation, costing and kitchen logistics. This is where a 'product manager' comes in handy, to tie together everything that go towards making a product.]

Malaysia Design Festival MADE 2014

When: Sat, Sept 27, 11am – Sun, Sept 28, 4pm, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur Library, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventVenue

MADE Festival 2014 is an event by the Malaysia Design Council MRM  to showcase the development of design in Malaysia. For the first time, five renowned design associations in Malaysia are collaborating in one venue to celebrate design:
  • Malaysian Institute of Architects PAM
  • Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers MIID
  • Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia ILAM
  • Graphic Design Association of Malaysia wREGA
  • Malaysian Association of Industrial Designers PEREKA

Open House@Blk71

When: Tue, September 23, 3pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: Plug-In@Blk71, Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Article | Registration

It is the world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem, and a perfect place to study the lengths to which a government can go to support startup colonies. – The Economist, Jan 2014

Come join us at the very first Open House@Blk 71! Check out the interesting start-ups and incubators that have made Blk71 home and have pioneered Singapore’s first start-up kampung, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Come find out more from the friendly entrepreneurs who have made time in their busy schedules to welcome you into their midst and to answer your questions in the traditional kampung spirit.

travelmob: vacation home rental

Participating Blk71 Kampung-ites:

TechInnovation 2014

When: Tue, September 23, 10am – Wed, September 24, 11am, 2014
Where: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Admission: Free [prices not stated]

TECHINNOVATION 2014 is the premier industry-technology matching event organised by IPI Singapore that brings together international technology providers and Singapore industries to explore business collaborations. Topics include:
  • The Building Blocks of Open Innovation - Eric Hansen, LEGO Group
  • Creating Breakthroughs at 3M - Michelle Bellanca, 3M New Business Ventures
  • Making Open Innovation Work - Ivan Leong, Grand Hyatt Singapore
  • Continuous Innovation -  Dr Miles Upton, Cambridge Consultants
  • Leveraging Design Led Innovation - Brian Ling, Design Sojourn Pte Ltd
Partner Event: TechVenture 2014 [Registration closed]

Asia Coffee Symposium 2014

When:  Fri, Sept 26, 10am – Sun, Sept 28, 8pm, 2014
Where: White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 350
Info: Event | Registration

The Asia Coffee Symposium will be the first symposium within Malaysia that will bring together some of the leaders within the Malaysian and Singaporean coffee industry, retail design and cafe trends. Marking its presence at CAFFA 2014, the theme for the inaugural Asia Coffee Symposium is 'Growth, Sustainability and Development' featuring 16 industry related speakers, including:
  • Kevin Ngow, Coffee Grader & Trader
  • Grant Rattray, Specialty Coffee Merchant
  • Shaun Liew, Monin
  • Ross Bright, Master Roaster
  • Jolene Sim, Marketing Tips
  • Andrew Kent, Artisanal Roaster & Trader

Asia's Got Talent Open Audition

When: Sun, September 28, 9am – 7pm, 2014
Where: Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Rules | Application

The creators of Britain's Got Talent bring you the biggest talent search in the world! Asia's Got Talent will be travelling around Asia and holding Open Auditions. So come and wow us with your talent! If you can't attend an Open Audition, all you have to do is send us a link to your video on YouTube or record your audition video on our site using your webcam. Rules (sample):
  • Bring friends, family, supporters if you wish - they can sit with you as you wait but they may not be allowed in the audition room.
  • No equipment is supplied by the production at the open audition, anything you need should come with you and be portable.
  • Bands are advised to play as un-plugged as possible or using small portable practice amps.
  • If you wish to sing to a backing track, bring it with you on a thumb/flash drive. To be safe, bring two copies, one formatted for Mac and one for Windows.
  • Come dressed as YOU. In whatever you feel comfortable in and best represents WHO you are! We may ask you to wear what you are wearing at the actual Judge Auditions - so think about what you are wearing!
  • Your performance duration should be no longer than 90 seconds.
  • Singers & musicians may be asked to play something else (come prepared to perform 3 pieces, one slow, one fast, one of your choice) to show us your flexibility and range.
  • You will only audition once - avoid long/slow self indulgent intros & buildups - show us your best bits up front!
[Image of Britain's Got Talent judges for illustration only.]

Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival KLPF 2014

When: Fri, September 19, 11am – Sun, September 21, 9pm, 2014
Where: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Programme

The Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF) is the hottest and biggest imaging event in Malaysia and possibly Southeast Asia. Each year photographers and travellers converge at the KLPF to attend the seminars from industry leaders, interact with experts, build new relationships, experience new products and win attractive prizes.

[ Snapshot ] SocialBiz, DigitalServices, SocialMedia

GREAT: MaGIC-Hub Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
17 Sep 2014 @ MaGIC. Photo:

KL Converge: Sigve Brekke, EVP, Telenor & Lars-Ake Norling, CEO, Digi. 
17 Sep 2014 @ KLCC. Photo:

GREAT: Media Online's Fast Track Social Media
18 Sep 2014 @ MaGIC. Photo: Lily Sabrina Md Saberi

Startups vs Giants

When: Mon, September 22, 4pm – 6pm, 2014
Where: Plug-In@Blk71, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Flyer | Registration

[Singapore Startups meet Japanese Giants] A mega corporation tour group from Japan is visiting Blk71 led by well known Japanese Venture Capitalist and MBA Professor Harukiyo Hasegawa.

Startups will have the opportunity to network with representatives from well-known companies in Japan as well as to learn from them on what they look for in SE Asia Startups.

Attendees from Japan are: Rakuten, Google, Yahoo, Cyber Agent, NTT Data, Capcom, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Ajinomoto and 30+ other mega corporations. [via]

DEMO Asean 2014

When: Fri, October 31, 9am – 9pm, 2014
Where: Sherwood Residence Hotel, Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Admission: VND 1490K (MYR 226)
Info: Event | Register

An IDG production, DEMO is the launch pad for emerging technologies and trends worldwide for over 24 years. It is a whole day conference and showcase focused on introducing new IT products from entrepreneurs and established companies alike. In attendance will be investors, venture capitalists, IT buyers and the global IT press.

This year, we are still looking for the top 5 of DEMO ASEAN 2014 from 60 startup teams to join DEMO Fall in Silicon Valley in November. In Silicon, not only you are visiting the offices of Google, Evernote, Indiegogo and Startup School but also having valuable coaching and guiding from DEMO representatives before final pitch on the stage of DEMO Fall.

Malaysia Open Source Conference MOSCMY 2014

When: Wed, Sept 24, 8:00am – Thu, Sept 25, 5:30pm, 2014
Where: Auditorium, Menara SSM @ Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 425 [buy 1 get 1 free]
Info: Event | Registration | Venue [this is not SME Corp]

MOSCMY 2014 brings two days of exciting programs covering more than twenty speaking sessions and multiple sessions covering strategic, operational, devices and solutions. Being the only private and 'brand independent' gathering for Open Source Software in Malaysia, MOSCMY has always been the key event for OSS providers, system integrators, government agencies, IT users, educators, consultants and technical aficionados. Topics include:
By Steven Cooper, Evangelist, PayPal+Braintree
  • The Emergence of IoT and How Its Reshaping The Digital World (Keynote)
  • From Zero to Online Café Ordering in 20 Minutes, using Blockify and IoT 
  • Ways that IoT can be integrated into existing well established platforms

Content Malaysia 2014

When: Wed, Sept 17, 10am – Fri, Sept 19, 10pm, 2014
Where: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Schedule | Registration

Content Malaysia 2014 is a 3-day B2B event specially designed for Malaysian Film & TV industry audio-visual and content creation professionals. Content Malaysia strives to give industry professionals all the keys they need to develop their business and expand their industry knowledge, so that they can create more B2B opportunities, not only locally but globally. Topics include:

Opportunities and Challenges in Asia: Blueprint for the Future
  • Datuk Kamal Khalid, Chairman, CCAM
  • Janine Stein, CEO, ContentAsia
  • Michael Lake, MD, Rhizophora Ventures
Filming in Malaysia
  • Dr Fadzullah Suhaimi, PEMANDU
  • Raja Khairul Azman, FIMO
  • Rezal A Rahman, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios
  • Sumeet Aggarwal, XCube India
  • Adrian Teh, Asia Tropical Films
  • Jani Kuranon, Anima Point
Success Stories From Malaysia
  • Kamil Othman, MDeC
  • Najwa Abu Bakar, Astro Shaw
  • Norman Halim, KRU Stdios
  • Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba, Persona Picture
Asia's Co-Productions - Existing & Potential Partnerships
  • Zainir Aminullah, Ideate Media
  • Jeff Lim, Fremantlemedia Asia
  • Khairul Salleh Anwar, Astro
MediaCity UK: Preparing Malaysian Content for the World
  • Prof Erik Knudsen, University of Salford
  • Regis Brown, MDeC
  • Adam Ham, Reed Midem SEA
Funding For the Creative Industry
  • Datuk Md Zubir Ansori, MDV
  • Johan Ishak, MyCreative Ventures
  • Jamaluddin Bujang, MAVCAP
  • Nazrin Hassan, Cradle Fund
  • Raja Taufik Azad bin Ahmad Suhaimi, CGC
Other Activities
  • Link FINAS Documentary Production Pitch
  • Link MyCreative SkrinQuest Pitch
  • Link IP Funding, New Markets & Opportunities
  • Link Story Telling & Archiving Masterclasses
  • Link Pinewood Iskandar Tour

Spikes Asia 2014: Festival of Creativity

When: Tue, September 23, 9am – Fri, September 26, 5pm, 2014
Where: Suntec, Singapore
Admission: SGD 1250 (aged 28 and below: SGD 550)
Info: Event | ScheduleTickets

Spikes Asia is where Asia Pacific’s creative community comes together for a spectacular four-day celebration of creativity in communications. From forward-thinking seminars by the industry's most influential figures to superb networking events and exhibitions of the region's best creative work, it's an opportunity not to be missed. Topics include:
  • Agency of the Future - S&S, Karat, Unilever, TKE
  • The Creative MBA - 180 Amsterdam [as in Steven Job's 'MBA']
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Directors Showcase - Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Making $H='it' Happen - Proximity
  • Honesty in Story Telling - Casey Neistat 
  • Death of a Salesman? Rise of the Machines? Race to the Bottom? -
  • Resist the Usual Or Disappear - Young & Rubicam
  • The Big ‘C' - Campaign Asia, BBDO, ADK, Taproot
  • Design & Happiness - Stefan Sagmeister

Digital Campus 2014

When: Fri, October 3, 10am – Sun, October 5, 8pm, 2014
Where: Sunway Pyramid Convention Center, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 15
Info: Event | Programme | Tickets

Digital Campus is a multi-tier initiative spearheaded by the Malaysian non-profit organization Youth On Unity (YOU). The event consists of activities focusing on digital education, e-gaming, and workshops for youths. Digital Campus is a platform where innovation, creativity, digital entertainment, and education are brought together under one roof.  Activities include:

[ Snapshot ] Seedstars, Panpages, Accountants

Seedstars Kuala Lumpur, 9 Sep 2014 @ Startup Hub, Cyberjaya. Photo:

Malaysia SME Digital Convention 2014, 10 Sep 2014 @ Sunway. Photo:

CPA Congress 2014, 9 Sep 2014 @ The Gardens Hotel. Photo:

Doing Business with Hypermarkets

When: Fri, September 19, 4pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: Fiercer, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration

Large format stores such as hyper-marts encourage competition and quality in the retail market due to purchasing power and modern retailing practices. Since its liberalisation in 1995, the sector has grown significantly and the market is now made up of a healthy mix of both local and foreign players.
  • How can SMEs impress hypermarts enough to pick up their products?
  • What are the successful co-operation models between SMEs
  • Will large format stores cannibalise smaller businesses?
  • Can there be perfect balance between industry growth and competitive pricing?
These issues and more will be tackled by a dynamic panel comprising:
  •  Datuk Wira (Dr.) Haji Ameer Ali Mydin, Managing Director, Mydin
  •  Georg Fischer, Chief Executive Officer, Tesco Malaysia
  •  Meor Kamal Azhar, Senior Director, SME Corp. Malaysia
  •  Hernan Sanchez, General Manager, Kantar Worldpanel Malaysia
  •  Umapagan Ampikaipakan, BFM (Moderator)
Industry Speaks is presented by Economic Transformation Programme’s Business Circle. It is a platform that aims to create dialogue between leaders and experts within the business sector, provide an avenue for immersive discussions, and share new ideas across a range of topics.

GREAT 2014: Event Highlights

When: Wed, Sept 17, 9am – Fri, Sept 19, 6pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventVenue

This list was previously parked under the PictchIn event. It has grown enough to be accorded a separate post. Criteria for selection: for adults and has a dedicated event landing page.

  • Link Catalyst EdyMall Internet Entrepreneur Program [top image]
  • Link Halal Tech Power Challenge
  • Link Turbocharge Retail Regeneration [closed event]
  • Link Getting Ideas Realised: An Unhackathon 2014
  • Link Women Netpreneur Conference [multiple conferences, workshops]
  • Link Artivate: Passion to Paycheck Sold Out
  • Link Agenda Lokalism: The Konference
  • Link Agenda Lokalism: Container Village
  • Link Terato: Rapid 3D Prototyping: 3D Scanning, Modeling & Printing
  • Link Terato: Mobile App Development Sold Out
  • Link Terato: Mobile Game Development with Accurve Sold Out
  • Link MaGIC-Hub Social Entrepeneurship Bootcamp
  • Link Fast Track Digital Marketing
  • Link ComicXcel: Comic Accelerator
  • Link Perfect PitchIN: Crowd Funding
  • Link SE Collective: Great Impact
  • Link WENA: Emergency Room 360

Choosing A Technology Stack For Your Startup

When: Sun, September 21, 9:30am – 1:00pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Persiaran APEC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission; Free
Info: Registration | Venue

With numerous technology stacks available out there, choosing the right stack for your own startup might come off as a hassle. Up until you decide the right stack that suit your own purpose, experimenting or trial and error approach might take a great deal of your resources, be it funding, energy or time.

To address this problem, we are organizing a workshop by Dr Lau Cher Han, CTO, Co-Oprating. He has numerous experiences in using various technology stacks in building Co-Oprating, developing applications for FairFax Digital and creating a mining system during his work on his PhD. Agenda
  • Mobility Test: Do I need a website, an app or both?
  • (Can’t live) without you - HTML, CSS, Javascript and the Frameworks
  • Free thing is good: LAMP Stack (Facebook)
  • Bad boys: Microsoft Stack (Stackoverflow)
  • Samurai Spirit - Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • New kids on the block - MEAN. [top image]
  • Big Data Era: SQL and NoSQL?
  • On cloud nine. (EC2, Azure)
  • Where to go from here? How to pick the right stack and learn it?
  • MaGIC Startup Academy 

BFM Enterprise Breakaway 2014

When: Fri, September 19, 9am – 6pm, 2014
Where: Nexus Connexion. Bangsar South , Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 200
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Fourth year running, BFM Enterprise Breakaway brings together veteran business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, business experts, venture capitalist, vendors, exhibitors, potential business partners and customers – all under one roof! Topics:

The Importance of Visionary Leadership
  • Raymond Phoon, Author, Sales Psychologist, PowerUpSuccess Group
  • Adnan Lee, Managing Director, MBG Fruits
  • Datuk Azrin Mohd Noor, Founder/Group CEO, Sedania Group
  • Goh Miah Kiat, CEO, Karex Berhad
Motivating and Inspiring Your Team
  • Pete Pereira, Director, Aspire Consulting
  • David Mizam Hashim, President, Veritas Design Group
  • Edmund Eer, Founder/CEO, iTAc MSC Outsourcing
  • Timothy Tiah, Co-Founder, Netccentric
  • Shanti Jusnita Johari, Head of Enterprise Marketing & Mobility, Maxis
Don't just Be an Entrepreneur, Be an Innovative Entrepreneur
  • Raj Kumar, Vice President. Global Consulting, UCSI Consulting
  • Teoh Wee Kiat, Co-Founder, myBurgerLab
  • Lee Jee Shen, Founder, Softinn Solutions
  • K. Mohan Kumar, CEO, Love on Wheels Healthcare Services
Borderless Branding: Creating a Brand that can Work Globally
  • Lee Jia Ping, Managing Partner, The Listening Tree
  • Hiro Tan, Managing Director, Rotiboy Bakeshoppe
  • Ruby Siah, Founder/Group CEO, Beaubelle Group
  • Patrick Lim, Founder, Greenroom 136 Enterprise
Proudly Made in Malaysia
  • Nik Shazwan Nik Azam, Managing Director, CeriaTone Amplification
  • Lim Kon Lian, Managing Director, LKL Advance Metaltech
  • Mathavan Chandran, Group CEO, Infovalley Group of Companies

Not A Book Club: The 4-Hour Work Week

When: Sat, September 13, 10:30am – 12:00pm, 2014
Where: Espresso Lab, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Book

Do you wish you could read that book, but have too little time? Help is on the way! Even better, we’ll share the key take-aways with you! Not A Book Club is a regular monthly gathering that hosts book lovers and youth entrepreneurs to discuss key takeaways of a book. For this session, we will discuss on the controversial book title, The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. In this title, Timothy Ferriss talks about Pareto Principle. It underlines the 80-20 principle, where 80% of productivity comes from 20% of your effort. 

GREAT 2014: Woman Netpreneur Conference

When: Wed, Sept 17, 9am – Thu, Sept 18, 6pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | RegistrationVenue

This series of women entrepreneur events by Gorgeous Geeks and Google Business Group at GREAT 2014 aim to help women entrepreneurs, women in tech positions, and women leaders leverage on technology to kickstart and grow their businesses by improving business and technical skills, as well as online strategies. Highlights: Updated

Soft Launch of Cyberjaya Women Network
  • Prime Minister of Malaysia
Journey to Success
  • Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDeC
  • Cheryl Yeo, CEO, MaGIC
Guide to Online Retailing
  • Carol Fung, Special Projects Manager, MDeC
Journey to Success Panel
  • Fadzilla Admad Din, Principal Consultant, Collective Intelligence
  • Agnes Chua, Managing Director, Twenty37
  • Shazila Ghazi, Managing Director, Ziboosa
Selling & Marketing Online: Do and Dont's of E-Business
  • Eliza Nordin, Founder, Nashata Lifestyle 
Growing Your Career in Technology
  • Nadiah Tan Abdullah, HR Director, Experian
  • Salika Suksuwan,  Head, Industry Partnerships, TalentCorp
  • Siti Shafinaz, Head, Technology Programme Development, Cyberview
  • Women Leaders in Technology
  • Lee Poh-Ling, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner Executive Program
Ideation and Kickstarting a Business
  • Krystal Choo, Founder, Wander
  • Hai Lin Lee, Co-Founder, Smooshie Juice
  • Zye Ramli, Founder, Work Palette
How to Growth Hack your Business
  • Karen Yeo, Product Lead, Play Moolah
  • Allison Chin. Owner, Curves Malaysia
  • Joanne Ho, Founder. Cupcake Chic, Shifon and Happy Bunch [top image]
  • Winning Big in Sales - Derek Kulasingham, Coach, The Loa Centre
  • Breakthrough Communications in Business - Lim E-Luan, The Loa Centre
  • Effective Goal Setting - Lim E-Luan, Director, The Loa Centre
  • Defining Your Brand - Julia Koh, Lead, Google Business Group
  • Digital Marketing - Christy Lee, MD, Techmaki
  • Cyber Security - Easmail, Assistant Manager, Prestariang
  • Bootstrap Marketing - Julia Koh, Lead, Google Business Group

GREAT 2014: Perfect pitchIN

When: Wed, September 17, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegistrationVenue

This event helps you become a crowdfunding pro while bringing out the best in you. Through our informative Crowdfunding 101 sessions, master the art of pitching, discover your pitch passion and strengthen your pitching techniques. Also, witness an epic pitch-sparring session between two pitch masters and meet crowd funded entrepreneurs:
Other speakers: 
  • Sam Shafie, Co-Founder, PitchIN
  • Kashminder Singh, Co-Founder, PitchIN
  • Kal Joffres, Director, Tandemic
  • Wu Han Ngeow, Head of Design, Mindvalley
  • Jason Campbell, Head of Entrepreneurship, Mindvalley
This event is jointly organized by pitchIN, Kakiseni and Tandemic.

GBG: Google Cardboard and Android TV

When: Thu, September 11, 7pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: Penang Science Cafe, 1-3-21 Krystal Point, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Want to get a hand-ons on Google Cardboard and see how Android TV works? We will be demo how the cardboard will turn your phone into a mobile virtual reality, with the hand controller from Android TV.

The 12th Women's Summit 2014

When: Mon, September 15, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2014
Where: The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development extendis an invitation to you and your team to the 12th Women’s Summit 2014. In conjunction with the Summit, the winners for the Life At Work Award 2014 will be announced and awarded by the Deputy Prime Minister. This award recognises and celebrates employers with leading workplace strategies to champion diversity and inclusiveness in the organisation. Topics:
  • Keynote Address - Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister
  • CEOs Get It: Driving Diversity - Panel
  • Communications in 4 Dimensions - Elisabetta Franzoso, Communications Expert
  • Find The Power In Your Voice - Cynthia Zhai, Voice Coach 
  • Commanding An Executive Presence - Hamidah Naziadin, Chief People Officer, CIMB
  • Negotiating a Pay Rise - Boonsri SomChit, Vice President, Finance, AMD
  • Life At Work: Hear It From The Winners - Talentcorp
  • Building a Successful Career in a Global MNC - Towers Watson HR Consulting
  • Don't Feel Guilty About being Good - Ida Nerina, Actress, Producer, Director

YCM: Johan Mahmood Merican

When: Thu, September 11, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration

Johan Mahmood Merican is Chief Executive Officer of Talent Corporation Malaysia. With Malaysia’s wealth of talent and abundance of opportunities, Johan works with the public and private sectors to address the talent needs of economic transformation.Trained as a chartered accountant, he holds a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

3D Printing Malaysia: Designex3D

When: Wed, September 10, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29-12 UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

For this month, speakers from Designex3D will be sharing their experience about the 3D printing industry and product designs. They have been working on numerous 3D printing case studies in the past, and will share their experience relating to the industry and technology:
  • Daniel Mak, Managing Director, Designex3D
  • Paul Siew, General Manager, Designex3D
Designex3D designs and manufactures affordable 3D printers for the local market. [Shown below is their Athena printer.]

Backstage Pass: The Money Edition

When: Thu, September 11, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: 2 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore
Admission: SGD 25
Info: Registration

Organising an indie event? At our seventh Backstage Pass, three speakers share experiences you can learn from to make more money, and at the same time, save money. Topics:
  • From a free to paid event, to a full-house - Clarence Chan, Founder, Bandwagon
  • Recruiting an army of volunteers - Ellen Goel, Founder, 22 Experience 
  • Creative pricing approaches to ticketing - Bonnie Spalding, Rainmaker
Backstage Pass by Peatix is a community event for event organisers - exchange lessons, connect with people who enable events and grow as a group.

Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014

When: Wed, September 17, 10am – Fri, September 19, 5pm, 2014
Where: Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Seminars | Symposium | Brochure

Ecobuild has the most comprehensive showcase of sustainable construction products in this Southeast Asia region. It features an unrivalled conference and seminar programme, involving industry experts, innovators and practitioners. It also provides a platform for businesses representing the entire spectrum of sustainable construction products for residential, commercial and industrial projects. Seminar topics include:
  • Opportunities In The Nuclear Supply Chain - Sheriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid, Malaysia Nuclear Agency
  • Energy Efficiency Lighting & Indoor Air Quality - Ng Yong Kong, Malaysia Green Building Confederation
  • Housing By Design: Providing Sustainable, Comfortable, Socially Responsible And Affordable Housing Solutions - Dr. Davide Zampini, CEMEX
  • Application Of Green Technology In Construction : Have We Got It Right - Dr. Fadzil Bin Hassan, UiTM
  • Advancement in The 11th Malaysia Plan: Sustainable Infrastructure Tools - Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah, USM
Co-located Events
  • Solarasia Expo 2014
  • EcoLightAsia 2014
  • Greenbuild Asia 2014
  • Construction Showcase 2014
  • MIIE 2014 [Industrialised Building Systems]
  • Asset & Facilities 2014

//bina/ Malaysian Developers Conference 2014

When: Sat, September 13, 9am – 6pm
Where: TM Convention Center, Jalan Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 20
Info: Event | Registration

The Microsoft annual global //build/ tech conference finally comes to Malaysia. We are bringing together Open Source and Multi-Platform opportunities to Malaysians, to take the next step in innovation partnering with TM’s upcoming Innovation Exchange (IX).

Come and see what MSC companies have to offer, what TM’s new accelerator can do for you, and how your talent can be recognised. Learn new skills, upgrade your abilities, and take your ideas even further. Topics include:
Free return bus provided for Penang-based participants, register here.  *Click on the 3 comic icons at the bottom half of the page for more info.

CPA Congress 2014

When: Tue, September 9, 8am – 5pm, 2014
Where: The Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 1000
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Gain insight into the latest trends and developments in finance, accounting and business. Learn from real case studies, panel discussions and personal experiences delivered by business leaders and industry specialists. Topics:

The Evolving Media Landscape – Broadening the Outreach
  • Umapagan Ampikaipakan, Presenter, BFM 89.9 (Mod)
  • Dato’ Amrin Awaluddin, Group MD, Media Prima
  • Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, Group MD, The Star Media Group
  • Premesh Chandran, CEO,
Driving a Competitive Future
  • Ho Kay Tat, Group CEO & Publisher, The Edge Media Group (Mod)
  • Ashok Ramamurthy, Group MD, AmBank Group
  • Associate Professor Brian Low, Monash University Malaysia
  • Datuk I.G. Chandran, Director, Forensic Division, MACC
GST Master Class: Managing Change & Priming for Goods and Services Tax
  • David Lai Shin Fah, Head of Tax Advisory, BDO Malaysia
  • Dr Veerinderjeet Singh, Chairman, Taxand Malaysia
Entrepreneurship – Intuition or Strong Fundamentals?
  • Karamjit Singh, CEO, Digital News Asia
  • Afzal Abdul Rahim, CEO, TIME dotCom Berhad
  • Sharan Valiram, Executive Director, Valiram Group
The Future Developments of the Accounting Profession
  • Penny Egan President, CPA Australia (Mod)
  • Johan Idris, Managing Partner, KPMG Malaysia
  • Sridharan Nair, Managing Partner, PwC Malaysia
  • Tan Theng Hooi, Country Managing Partner, Deloitte Malaysia
  • Yeo Eng Ping, Tax Leader, EY Malaysia
Women in the Spotlight – Taking the Driver’s seat
  • Meera Sivasothy, Presenter and Producer, BFM 89.9 (Mod)
  • Cheryl Yeoh, CEO, MaGIC
  • Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X
  • Nancy Shukri, Minister, Prime Minister’s Department
The expert’s advice – looking beyond numbers
  • Dato’ Joey Yap, Chief Consultant, Joey Yap Consulting

SeedStars KualaLumpur 2014

When: Tue, September 9, 9am – 5pm
Where: Startup Hub, Menara PjH 2, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free Sold Out
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Seedstars World is coming to Kuala Lumpur for the first time and we are very happy to partner with MAD Incubator and the local level and Galixo at the regional level, The prize: a flight ticket to Switzerland for the final event, where they will be able to pitch their ideas in front of investors from all around Europe.

Alternative Events
Link OpenCoffeeClubKL: FoodPanda & MotoringPartner (9 Sept 2014, 7pm)
Link Kickstart Kickass: Lorna Li (9 Sept 2014, 7:30pm)
Link Seedstars Singapore (12 Sept 2014, 1pm)

Mobile Monday: FictionLabs & OweSome

When: Mon, September 8, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: View Rooftop Bar, GTower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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Mobile Monday invites you to an evening with Apo Bondo Eh Ni?. This month we have:
  • Amjad Hashim, Managing Director of Fiction Labs, who will be speaking about a popular Malaysian app that topped the Play Store & App Store for weeks. 
  • Joann Soon founder of OweSome, an app that was created to split shared bills. The app won the Grand Prize for the first ever Angelhack Hackathon held in Malaysia
We will be holding our monthly Open Mic Night. Got something to get off your chest? Got a new app you have been working on that you wanna share with the world? Here is your chance! Anyone who’s interested in speaking can grab the mic for 5 minutes to share anything related to the mobile industry.