15th DrinkEntrepreneurs KL @ Claret Wine Bar

When: Thu, January 29, 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: Claret Wine Bar, Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 20 [at the door]
Info: Event | Register | Venue

First off, happy new year! What better way to establish connections over drinks? Let us usher the new year on a high note, join us and other entrepreneurs in our monthly networking event, this time on the 24th floor overlooking the KLCC twin towers.

Want to meet who is attending before the event? Download #links [ iOS | Android ] to be connected with everyone who will be going for the event and you can meet them at the event. Register under DrinkEntrepreneurs and password: DEKL And now you are all set! See you guys there!

Troika Sky Dining. Photos: troikaskydining.com

iMedia Online Retail Summit 2015

When: Mon, Jan 26, 4pm – Wed, Jan 28, 10pm, 2015
Where: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Admission: Free [Invitation Only]
Info: Event | Brochure | Invitation | Venue

iMedia Online Retail Summit provides an intimate environment for senior online retail marketing executives to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face in online retail. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build lasting relationships and meet potential partners.

[The event starts Monday evening, to request an invitation direct, contact Susan Elson @ +65.6422.1488 or susanelson@dmgevents.com.]

The Book Industry: Everyone Has A Story To Tell

When: Sun, January 25, 3pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: The Refinery G-13A & G-15, d7 / G-3A, d6 Jalan Sentul, Sentul East, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Join us for Meet the Writers session and an afternoon with Dennis De Witt, Resident Author, Nutmeg Publishing, who will giving insights into the Malaysia book industry and why you should be an author, with the theme Everyone Has A Story To Tell. Topics include:
  • The Malaysian book industry and being an author.
  • Strategies for marketing your book.
  • The role of the publisher and the author.
  • Issues and solutions for e-book publishing.
  • Royalties for the author.
We would like to invite all writers, poets, readers and book lovers to come meet, mingle and network together. And if you have a book to sell or exchange, please bring them as we want to create a reading and writing community in Sentul East. See you all there!

Genovasi: Design Thinking Bootcamp 2015

When: Tue, August 11  – Thu, August 13, 2015
Where: Genovasi, Jalan 13/2, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 13,250
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

The Design Thinking Bootcamp offers executives the chance to learn Design Thinking - a structured human-centred approach to innovation that leverages multidisciplinary teams, flexible environments and a creative process that can be applied to product, service, and business design.

  • Develop deep insights on consumer needs and behaviours
  • Reduce risk and accelerate learning through rapid low resolution prototyping
  • Drive towards breakthrough innovation, not just incremental growth
  • Build a radically collaborative working culture based on applying
  • Design Thinking across a diverse team 
Faculty from Stanford d.school
  • Perry Klebahn, Director of Executive Education bio
  • Jeremy Utley, Director of Executive Education  bio

[A similar 6-day Stanford program, Go2Market, is being offered in March 2015 fully sponsored by MaGIC for qualified registrants. The MYR 13,250 admission fee for Genovai's 3-day design program gives a rough indication of the market value of MaGIC's program.]

Petry Kleban & Jeremy Utley's Design Thinking Bootcamp at Genovasi in 2013

Startup Founder 101: How to Raise Seed Funding

When: Mon, January 26, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, 2015
Where: Cradle, Suite 4.8.1, Level 4, PNB Darby Park, 10 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

If you are curious about what it is like to run a successful startup, then join us for Startup Founder 101. Hear candid talks by successful entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. How do you get started on your entrepreneurial journey? How do you find talented people to join your team? What is it really like to build a successful company? Speakers:

Related Events
Link Using Freelancers to Grow Your Business, 6:30pm Mon 26 Jan @ Singapore (Free)
Link What's Trending in 2015, Mon 7pm 26 Jan @ Singapore (SGD 10)
Link MaGIC Market Validation, Mon 7:30pm, 26 Jan 2015 @ Bangsar (Free)
Link Startup Ideation Bootcamp, Mon 6:30pm, 9 Feb @ Cradle (Free)

IGDA Malaysia Game Jam 2015

When: Fri, January 23, 2pm – Sun, January 25, 7pm, 2015
Where: KDU, SS22/41, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Free
Info: Event | FAQ | Resources | Venue | S'pore

Global Game Jam is an annual event held under the effort of International Game Developers Association (IGDA) which gathers game developers all around the world to create games based on central theme within 48 hours in the spirit of collaboration, sharing and having fun.

The goal is to come together and make a video game, or non-digital game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help grow the game industry. We share a common theme and constraints. We ask participants to create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small but innovative and experimental games.

#GirlsOnTop: Female Networking Night

When: Thu, January 22, 8:00pm – 11:30pm
Where: Match, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
Admission: SGD 30
Info: Register | Venue

#GirlsOnTop presents Female Networking Night, 2015's very first Female Entrepreneur & Aspiring Entrepreneur networking event! We will be connecting you with Singapore’s most driven, sensual, strong, entrepreneurial, inspirational, smart, intuitive, beautiful, ambitious, creative, elite, powerful, glamorous, professional, and feisty women! Special guests:
Related Event
Link GeekGirl Meetup, Wed Jan 28 @ Working Capitol, Singapore (SGD 5)

Josh Lim Presents: Tingling Thursdays! SNSFW

When: Thu, January 22, 7:30pm – 12am, 2015
Where: Dukes & Duchess, 52, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event |  Venue

[Social media doyen Josh Lim will be speaking about Getting Seen on Facebook this Saturday at MaGIC. At night, Josh morphs into a party animal, he's throwing one tomorrow.]

Some of you were wondering when I was gonna be doing my mingling events again...well it's back! This time around, it's at the amazing Dukes & Duchess, reknown for their models nights and private parties!

Many of you have seen my party pics - and you know if I'm there, it's gonna be a good party! This isn't a noisy clubbing night nor a stuffy business networking thing - this is a get together over drinks for my friends, and friends of friends to get to meet nice new people for for friendships and partnerships!

Entry is free, but I've managed to put together a great deal for all attending the event - MYR 70 for 5 drink coupons (wine & house pouring - only till 10pm), and 1 food coupon (lots of choices from soup/salad to fish & chips). Guys - buy for the girls lah, or share the coupons among yourselves.

Message/Whatsapp me if you've any questions! +6012.399.5674 or on Facebook. See you at the party! It's gonna be a epic Thursday that's gonna leave you tingling after! Special guests:

Growth Hacking Malaysia: Karol Pokojowczyk

When: Thu, January 22, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, 2015
Where: Halal Tech Venture Builder, Unit 2,, Floor 16,  Block 1, Pantai Panorama Condominium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: USD 10
Info: Event | Register | Venue

Growth hacking is an unconventional, low cost and data-driven approach to marketing, user acquisition and sales funnels and has been the key to success for some of the world’s most successful startups (AirBnB, Dropbox, Spotify, etc.).

This event will focus on user acquisition growth hacks. We have invited Karol Pokojowczyk, Founder and CEO of Colibri.io to share with us how he was able to grow Colibri.io into a leading growth hacking tool. Agenda:

  • Intro to Growth Hacking - Anna Rehermann, Founder, Growth Hacking Asia
  • How I growth hacked Colibri.IO - Karol Pokojowczyk, Founder & CEO, Colibri.io
  • Workshop: Develop user acquisition growth hacking experiments for your own startup/startup idea with the help of experienced growth hackers

Growth Hacking Asia is a community and knowledge platform for growth stage entrepreneurs. With the goal to flip the success rate of Asian startups, we provide resources, meetups, trainings and access to growth hacking experts. [This event could involve previews of commercial training or software.]

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Link Growth Hacking Singapore: Norbert Kleijn, 27 Jan @ Singapore (USD 10)
Link Growth Hacking Indonesia: Achmad Zaky, 5 Feb @ Jakarta (USD 5) [via e27.co]
Link Startup Grind: Christy Ng,  27 Jan @ Petaling Jaya (USD 5)

Microsoft Data Frontier Summit 2015

When: Thu, January 22, 10am – 4pm, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register

With business climate changing so quickly, business leaders demand for instant decision based upon accurate data to stay ahead of the game. Join us to hear of the most complete data platform to drive business outcomes for small data, big data, any data. Topics include:
  • Democratizing Data for Everyone 
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015
  • Small & Big Data
  • Customer Experience and Engagement in the New Digital World 
  • Microsoft’s Vision and Strategy of the Internet-of-Things (IoT)

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Link An Evening with NoSQL, Thu 29 Jan @ Bangsar (MYR 15)
Link SaaS Business Asia 2015, 29 Jan @ Singapore (SGD 399)
Link Inside 3D Printing Singapore, Tue 27 Jan @ Singapore (SGD 399)
Link EmTech Singapore, Tue 27 Jan @ Singapore (SGD 795)

[ Snapshot ] Damansara-Shah Alam Expressway DASH

The image above is scrollable to the right.
Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway. Info | Photo

DNA Disrupt: Tech Trends 2015

When: Wed, January 21, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, 2015
Where: Wisma N2N Auditorium, Tower 2, Avenue 3, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue

At Disrupt #27: Tech Trends for 2015, we are bringing you key executives who have their fingers on the pulse of enterprise IT. They pretty much know which technologies are going to see some investments in 2015, and why. Speakers:
  • Cheah Kok Hoong, CIO, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems & Chairman, Pikom
  • Andy Tan, CIO, RHB Banking Group & Pikom CIO of the Year 2006
Image below is for illustration only. 

Aric Chen: Building M+

When: Wed, January 21, 7pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Following an international competition, the celebrated Swiss architecture firm of Herzog & de Meuron, working with TFP Farrells and Ove Arup, was selected to design the M+ [top image]. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the approximately 60,000 square-metre scheme will create an iconic presence for M+, and Hong Kong, on the museum’s site overlooking Victoria Harbour. A strikingly slim, semi-transparent vertical plane, housing education facilities, a public restaurant and museum offices, will rise atop an impressive horizontal slab offering a diversity of well-considered gallery spaces.

Speaker Aric Chen is the Curator of Design and Architecture at M+ museum for visual culture being built in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District [bottom image via scmp.com] M+ will be Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture, encompassing 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and the moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond.

MaGIC: GST, Facebook and Programmers

GST : What to Watch Out For Legally
When: Sat, January 24, 10am – 12pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

GST shall be levied and charged on the taxable supply of goods and services made in the course or furtherance of business in Malaysia. GST is also charged on the importation of goods and services. Speaker Chris Tan Chur Pim, a lawyer by training, is Founder and Managing Partner of Chur Associates. [Employees, managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, who think GST is not applicable to them and have yet to level up on GST concepts like standard and zero rated, exempt and non-exempt, input tax, output tax are encouraged to find out more about these topics.].  [Image: savemoney.my]

Get Seen on Facebook
When: Sat, January 24, 2pm – 4pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Anyone who has been maintaining a Facebook page for a while knows that its getting harder to get their posts seen. Hear from an expert who's an adminstrator for over 100 different Facebook pages on how you can reach out more effectively online.  Speaker Josh Lim, founder of LikesBeforeLove, social media partner of Miss Universe Malaysia 2015, has trained everyone from beauty queens, small businesses, app development teams, to marketing teams of top brands and products in Malaysia. Join the workshop for deep insights into your own Facebook page as well as find out what are some of the pages and brands doing it best locally!

26 Programmers for Hire on the Spot
When: Thu, January 22, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue

Over the last 12 weeks CodeMalaysia has been training 26 university students on Ruby on Rails and loading them up with skills like test driven development, version control, agile development getting them ready for startups and building cool web apps. Training is done, now we are ready to show them off to the world and they are ready to get job offers and start kicking ass. If you are a startup looking for technical talent swing by MaGIC this Thursday at meet with these amazing young developers. [To see if hiring is open to mature businesses, check with the organizer].

Related Event
Link MaGIC Market Validation, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 @ Bangsar (Free)

RISE: Engaging The Next Wave of Consumers

When: Tue, January 20, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: SME Corp, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegistration | Venue

Hear Red Bull, we think of high adrenaline sports - skydiving, motorcycles, surfing, snowboarding, X games. But do any of these really have anything to do with a caffeinated, sugary energy drink? They do in the minds of the target - us! Modern marketing is personalised, because big brands are demonstrating that their brand fits your lifestyle. Experience RISE & find out how SMEs in the creative industry get their magic to work for businesses' marketing plan. Speakers:
  • Jwan Heah, Managing Partner, Three Sixty
  • Fazil Fuad, Creative Director, Company27
  • Gary Gan, AVP, Acquisition & Partnership, Astro
[Full event title is Selling experiences: Engaging your brands with the next wave of consumers. The hashtag above is for illustration only, it is not active at the moment.]

Related Event
Link  Turning Ideas into Actionable Steps, 7:30pm, Tue, 27 Jan 2015 @ SME Corp (Free)

Spring Day in KL | Think City Grants Programme

Fine spring day & plans for KL. Photo: thinkcity.com.my

Think City’s main objective is the rejuvenation of urban environments to help create more sustainable and liveable cities. We do this through our Think City Grants Programme (TCGP) currently operational within the boundaries of George Town, Kuala Lumpur, and Butterworth. We encourage individuals, communities and organised bodies to apply for the grant with the objective of providing innovative solutions to urban problems. Info | Video [18 Jan 2015]

MaGIC: Rapid Iteration & Prototyping on Mobile

When: Fri, January 30, 6pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 20
Info: Event | Venue

Mobile is far more expensive to design, develop, and test for than regular web products, so developing the right UX and product strategy early on can easily make or break a company. Traditional UX research methods such as in-office interviews and wireframe prototypes often fail for mobile because mobile-specific features like context, personalisation, and location sensitivity are so important to success with users.

This talk takes "lean startup" methods one step further and covers mobile-specific tactics for gauging product demand and engagement early on in the product development lifecycle. The case studies will cover both successful and unsuccessful prototyping examples and will particularly benefit design and product leaders responsible for the success of a mobile product in their organisation.

Speaker Mariya Yao is the Founder and Creative Director of Xanadu, a mobile design and strategy consultancy based in San Francisco.

Related Event (next day, same speaker)
Link Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design, 10am, 31 Jan 2015 @ MaGIC (MYR 20)

RoughCut: Tropfest SEA 2015

When: Sat, January 31, 9am – 6pm, 2015
Where: Hotel Jen, Jalan Magazine, Penang
Admission: MYR 65
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Calling all movie lovers - Tropfest's signature film forum, Roughcut returns and now is your chance to sign up, sit up, and learn from the industry's best. Welcoming film-enthusiasts and novices alike to get up-close-and-personal with some of the biggest names in the industry with candid conversations. Whether it is about their journey to success or funding a film, Roughcut is a chance to hear and learn from the industry’s esteemed players. Topics:
  • In Conversation with the Stars - Sullivan Stapleton, Lead, 300: Rise of an Empire
  • A Cinematography Master Class - Christopher Doyle, Cinematographer
  • Acting Funny is a Serious Business - Kumar & Marissa Anita
  • Getting Them Young: First Steps in Film
    • Michael Laverty, Managing Director, Tropfest International
    • Sothea Ines, Winner, Tropfest SEA 2014
    • Lucky Kuswandi, Director, Selamat Pagi, Malam
    • Hannah Espia, Director, Transit
    • Kudsia Kahar, Star Radio Group
  • Developing the Market for ASEAN Films
    • Dato' Kamil Othman, Director General, FINAS
    • Teng Lee Yein.  VP, Regional Acquisitions & Distribution, Astro
    • Mike Ellis, President, Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association
    • Sheila Timothy, President, Association of Indonesian Film Producers
  • Staying Animated: The Animation Industry in Asia
    • Lak Taechawanchai, Thai Animation and Computer Graphics
    • Harry Yoon, VP, SAMG Animation
    • Yang Mee Eng, Senior Executive, Creative Multimedia, MDeC
Related Events
Link Film Showcases: Tropfest 2015, 6pm 28 Jan 2015 @ Hin Bus Depot, Penang (Free)
Link Tropfest 2015 Festival, 4:30pm, 1 Feb 2015 @ Esplanade, Penang (Free)

[ Snapshot ] Ohhsome, FashionFew, StartupStreet

#Ohhsome Fest 2014, 13 Dec 2014 @ AvenueK. Photo: pixaworks.com.my

Malaysia's Fashion Forward Few, 16 Dec 2014 @ SMECorp, Sentral. Photo: fb/risebysmecorp

Startup Street, The Roof, 18 Dec 2014 @ Signature, The Roof. Photo: startupstreet.co 

National Aspiration & Leadership Symposium 2015

When: Sat, February 7, 7:30am – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [Double check with the organizer]
Info: Event | RegistrationVenue

The National Aspiration & Leadership Symposium (NALS 2015) gathers Malaysian student leaders from Malaysia’s \universities & overseas student leaders to engage in a dialogue with Malaysia’s distinguished figures ranging from leaders of the government, the private sector, civil society & youth leaders.  Topics include:
  • A New Era of Leadership in Facing National Security Challenges
  • The Quality of Youths’ Credibility in Leadership
  • Building Leadership Profile and Shaping Perception in a Hyperconnected World
  • Developing Individual Leadership for the Corporate World
  • Volunteerism: Building Malaysia by Venturing in Social Works
  • Star Struck: Session with Celebrities
  • Crafting the Future Policy for Youth Development in Multicultural Nation
The theme of the symposium is A Glibalized World: Principles of Innovative Leadership. Speakers include Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Khairy Jamaluddin.

International Conference for Young Leaders ICYL 2015

When: Thu, March 19, 8:30am – Sat, March 21, 4:30pm, 2015
Where: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 100 [Early Bird MYR 50] [Age 18-40]
Info: Event | ProgrammeRegistration (docx) | Venue

This conference will address the current scenario of social entrepreneurship as a catalyst for the young generation to make a positive change to society. Organized by the Institute for Youth Research Malaysia (IYRES), the International Conference for Young Leaders is to set to become a new international direction and agenda of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS).

This Conference will carry the theme Changing Communities Through Social Entrepreneurship. It will open opportunities and space to enhance the involvement of Malaysian youth in social entrepreneurship that could help to spearhead the Malaysian economy towards sustainability as well as local and regional networking. Topics include:
  • Social Entrepreneurship as Transformation Drivers (Keynote by PM)
  • Experience of Social Business Changing Youth Communities
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Youth Start-Ups
  • What Corporate Sector Can Do to Support Social Enterprise
  • Balancing Corporate and Social Goals
  • How to Overcome Cost of Living Issues using Creativity
  • Youth Unemployment and Social Entrepreneurship

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Link Malaysia Youth to Business Forum 2015, Sat, 24 Jan 2015 @ UPM (MYR 30)
Link Malaysian Business Student Summit 2015, Wed, 28 Jan 2015 @ UM (MYR 99)

[ Snapshot ] Kinrara-Damansara Expressway KIDEX

The highway starts at NKVE near the Sprint toll plaza at Bandar Utama.

The highway travels above Sprint, past Tropicana Mall and takes a sharp right towards SS2.  

The first toll plaza is at SS2 (probably near SS2 Mall).  From there, the highway goes towards Jaya33.

The highway then runs above the Petaling Jaya One Way Loop and uses it for ingress and egress.

On to Jalan Penchala and over the NPE near the Jalan Templar-OKR junction. Left is Subang, right is KL.

The second toll is located at Taman Dato Haron (near Taman Medan),

The highway than proceeds over the KESAS Kinrara junction.  Left is Subang, right is OUG.

KIDEX ends at Bandar Kinrara. The bottom white blob is the Giant Supermarket.
Proposed design only. For source images, larger maps and more info: kidex.com.my | Route map

Mix n Fix: Playground for Changemakers

When: Thu, January 22, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 2015
Where: Impact Hub, G2-G6, D7 @ Sentul East Design Centre, Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Our new year’s resolution is to be here for you through your journey as a changemaker and grow a bigger, better and more exciting community of passionate individuals looking to drive social good and innovation.

So this time around joining us will be 30 international fellows and 20 local counterparts participating in the ground breaking initiative, VIP Fellowship Programme.  A programme by the Ministry of Finance, designed and delivered by Impact Hub KL & Scope Group brings together a large pool of talented professionals, who are passionate about sharing their expertise and experiences globally, as expert volunteers to contribute towards nation-building.

Come listen to inspiring stories of impact, experience and live performances from around the globe, find out more about initiatives supporting you as a changemaker while you meet new friends and like-minded people.  Speakers and performers:
  • Robert Sutton, Clean Energy Entrepreneur, Canada
  • Nataliia Kuzmina, Media Professional, Ukraine
  • Benjamin Cruz, Stage Performer, Philippines
  • Matty Jobe, Performing Arts Officer, Gambia

Other Events
Link 1337 Pitch Bootcamp, 9am Mon, 19 Jan 2015 @ KL
Link Kickstart with Imran Ali, 7:30pm Thu, 22 Jan 2015 @ Bangsar

Sentul East Design Centre SEED. Photos: d6.com.my

IDEAS: Public Choice for Prosperity

When: Wed, January 28, 4pm – 6pm, 2015
Where: INTI College, Jalan SS15/8, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

IDEAS will be hosting a public lecture topic Public Choice for Prosperity by Professor Wolfgang Kasper followed by a panel discussion. Speaker and panelists:
  • Professor Wolfgang Kasper, Professor of Economics, University of NSW
  • Dr. Teo Wing Leong, University of Nottingham 
  • Dr. Daniel Schoch, University of Nottingham 
  • Dr. Carmelo Ferlito INTI University 
  • Wan Saiful Wan Jan, CEO, IDEAS (Moderator)
For inquiries, contact yohannan@ideas.org.my or +6017.824.7147.

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Link The Malaysian Dilemma with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, 12 Feb @ Bangsar South

The Oasis Series: Jonathan Haidt

When: Tue, January 20, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

This month the 7th Oasis Series by the Malaysian-American Alumni Partnership (MAAP) is bringing the theme of economics and business into play and three distinguished speakers will engage with the audiences on distinctive topics which will leave the audience with more insightful knowledge:

• Prof. Dr. Mohd Nazari Ismail, Dean, Faculty of Business & Accountancy, UM
• Angelina Gurunathan, Principal Assistant Director, Strategic Trade Secretariat, MITI
• Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University
Special thanks to the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur for securing Jonathan Haidt, whom is a renown global thinker and a TED Talk Speaker. He wrote The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religions which has been a New York Times Bestseller. This is a complimentary event made possible by The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Faculty of Business & Accountancy, University of Malaya.

MaGIC: Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir

When: Wed, January 28, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: RegistrationVenue

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir is a writer, women’s rights activist and TV producer. She has written a fortnightly column on social issues in a local English-language daily for more than 20 years. Between 2001 and 2009, she was Co-Executive Producer of an award-winning TV programme for young women, 3R-Respect, Relax and Respond, and resumed that role in the new 3R series that began broadcasting in 2013. She was for a time an avid blogger with her own blog.

In 2010, Marina was named the UN Person of the Year by the United Nations in Malaysia. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011, Marina was one of only two Malaysian women named to WomenDeliver.org’s list of 100 Most Inspiring People. In 2014 Marina received an Doctorate of Letters Honoris Causa from Wawasan Open University.

“Wise Words with…” is a monthly series hosted by MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship to better connect social entrepreneurs with leading thought-leaders and key players in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. It’s an opportunity for an honest conversation tapping into the wisdom of these individuals and a platform for intellectual discourse from diverse viewpoints. Pizzas and refreshments will be provided. [Image: TheStar]

MaGIC: Getting Heard & Show Me The Money

MaGIC: Getting Your Startup Voice Heard
When: Sat, January 17, 10am – 12pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: RegistrationVenue

This talk is suited for startups and businesses. We have heard complaints from reporters and journalists about the lack of professionalism when it comes to founders pitching their product(s) for media coverage. Speaker Kam Hashim is a public relations consultant with 16 years of experience. He holds a Master of Science in Mass Communications from Boston University.

MaGIC: Show Me The Money!
When: Sat, January 17, 2pm – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

This talk is suited for startups and businesses looking for seed funds or investment. We have seen many having great products but if you can't pitch, you can't get your money:
  • Understand the different sources of early stage capital and their needs
  • Learn how to answer the three questions most early stage investors have  
    • So What?
    • Who Cares?
    • Why You?
  • Learn how to create & pitch your deal
Speaker Raiyo Nariman is a partner in Serendipity Ventures, a Hong Kong-based Asia-focused boutique venture management firm, that invests in early stage ventures and takes a hands-on role to take the ventures to market and build scalable businesses.

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Link MaGIC: Choosing The Right Technology Stack For Your Business, 17 Jan @ JohorBahru

MaGIC Stanford Go2Market

When: Sun, March 15, 9am – Fri, March 20, 5pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free [Accommodation provided]
Info: Program | Application [Closing: 2nd Feb 2015]

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to commercialize your intellectual property, ideas and research!

Stanford Graduate School of Business is coming to Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre for a one-week Go2Market program that helps you take the leap from being an innovator with an idea to becoming an entrepreneur with a business.

Taught by the same faculty who teach in Stanford MBA program, the Go2Market program will expose participants to leading-edge knowledge and frameworks in the areas such as business model strategy, pricing, accounting, marketing, go-to-market strategy, and pitching to investors. The end goal is to help you fully develop your go-to-market plan, as well as your pitching skills.

  • Baba Shiv, Sanwa Bank Professor of Marketing Bio 
  • Harikesh Nair, Professor of Marketing Bio 
  • Ron Kasznik, Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Professor of Management Bio 
  • JD Schramm, Lecturer in Organizational Behavior Bio 
  • Malaysian individuals
  • Validated idea with real market data
  • Yet to launch product
  • Potential to expand regionally or globally
  • One minute pitch video uploaded to Youtube
  • Slide deck, minimum 8 slides
  • Full attendance of 6-day program

[General information: notable Stanford alumni tech founders: Elon Musk (Tesla), Larry Page, Sergey Brin (Google), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo, CEO), Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Jerry Yang (Yahoo), Peter Thiel (Paypal), Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy (Sun), Vint Cerf (TCP/IP), Jen-Hsun Huang (Nvidia), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Sandy Lerner (Cisco).]