LVL.UP KL: Internet Architecture

When: Wed, August 6, 7pm – 11pm, 2014
Where: Mindvalley, A-29-12 Menara UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free or Donation
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

This month we're bringing you some of the heroes running Malaysia's high traffic sites to come share with you stories from the internet trenches.
  • Building Scalable Web Applications - Gareth Davies, CTO, Mindvalley 
  • The CDN Stack - Wai Keen Woon, CTO, CDN Division, OnApp
  • Keeping The Malaysian Insider Up - Yusseri Yusoff, Monitor, Omnitechnik
  • Scaling MyTeksi in the Cloud - Michael Cheah, System Administrator, MyTeksi

Related Events
Link 31 July 2014 19:00 Webcamp Penang @ Piktochart
Link 05 Aug 2014 18:30 Webcamp Kota Kinabalu @ Wisma Bandaraya
Link 05 Aug 2014 21:30 Ruby Tuesday @ Mindvalley

MAD Toastmasters Club

When: Tue, August 5, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Startup Hub @ Sunway Mentari No. 6-2, Jalan PJS 8/12A, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | OrganizerVenue

Toastmasters provides the best training in the world to practise public speaking, communication and leadership together. Startups, entrepreneurs, and all public can join and speak up in this open club. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. The organisation has more than 292,000 memberships in more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries.

9th DrinkEntrepreneurs in Kuala Lumpur

When: Thu, July 31, 8pm – 11pm, 2014
Where: SWAG Bar & Grill, PJ Palms Sports Centre, Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 20 [Free with online registration]
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Initially launched for fun in Paris, DrinkEntrepreneurs is going global, with events organized in 30 cities such as Shanghai, London, San Francisco, Buenos Aires ... and Kuala Lumpur!  Once a month, DrinkEntrepreneurs offers a relaxed environment for driven and motivated entrepreneurs, their friends and entrepreneurship aficionados to get together, share good conversations and inspire one another!

Related Event
Event | Registration 1st DrinkEntrepreneurs in JB, 31st July 2014 @ Eight Lido, Johor Bahru

Malaysian Student Leaders Summit MSLS 2014

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

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

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

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

Inside Printing Conference and Expo

When: Tue, August 26, 8am – Wed, August 27, 6pm, 2014
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD 2199 (approx MYR 900 or USD 283)
Info: Event | RegistrationVenue

3D printing technologies will soon overhaul traditional methods of product development and manufacturing. Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, the leading B2B trade show, will bring along the brightest speakers in the industry and progressive exhibitions from the organizations that are helping move the 3D printing revolution forward. Don’t miss the chance to stake your claim in the 3D printing business. Topics include:
  • Design For 3D Printing: Making Things Different - Bernat Cuni, Cunicode
  • Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) - Nave Rachman, Director, Stratasys
  • Colour 3D Printing: What Is It And Why Does It Matter? - Dr. Conor MacCormack CEO, Mcor Technologies
  • Killer Applications Of 3D Printing - Prof Jeng Ywan Jeng, National Taiwan University Of Science And Technology
  • Scan & Print: A New Design Methodology - Prof Roger Balls, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School 
  • Funding 3D Printing Start-ups In Asia - Dr Virginia Cha, National University of Singapore + Panel
  • The Future For 3D Printing In Asia - Collin Wilkerson Managing Director, Western Tool & Mold + Panel

Airwolf 3D Printers. Photo:

Print Technology 2014

When: Thu, August 14, 10:30am – Sun, August 17, 6:30pm, 2014
Where: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration

Print Technology is an international trade fair and aimed at professionals in the printing industry. It provides the latest innovations and developments in the field of printing, digital media, signage and packaging. This event also offers an ideal platform to exchange the newest information and technologies about products and market trends. Incorporating:
  • PDF Print Technology 2014
  • PDF Asia Sign and LED Exhibition 2014
  • PDF Office Automation Infocomm 2014
  • PDF Corrugated Carton 2014
  • PDF Packaging & Label 2014
  • PDF Digital Print 2014
[Image: Kornit Breeze Printer]

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

TEDxWeldQuay: Artistry Unleashed

When:  Sat, August 16, 1pm – 6:30pm, 2014 Updated
Where Fullerton Suite, E&O Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 60
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue

In line with TED’s mission of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDxWeldQuay aspires to be a catalyst to inspire, change and cultivate the minds of the Penang community and the world beyond. Being a platform, TEDxWeldQuay looks to undertake its mission by showcasing undiscovered treasures and talents from the local and international scene. At the same time, we hope to showcase Penang, the Pearl of the Orient, to the rest of the world through TEDxWeldQuay. Speakers:
  • Daniel Chan, Singer, Songwriter
  • KG Krishnan. Photographer, Art Director
  • Venus Khor, Brand Conceptualist, Founder, The Camera Museum
  • Jason Godfrey, TV Host, Writer
  • Matt Brandon, Founder, On Field Media Project
  • Mohamed Rizwan, President, Indian Muslim Community Organization
  • Davina Goh, Radio Announcer, Writer, Shaolin Graduate
  • Priscilla Ho, Therapist, Creativity at Heart
Nominate or apply to be a speaker here. This event is part of George Town Festival [GTF2014] which will be held over the month of August in Penang, Malaysia.

Davina Goh, Matt Brandon, Venus Khor, Jason Godfrey

GTF2014: Object Hacking Workshop

When: Sun, August 3, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, 2014
Where: Playground Cafe, 5E Siam Road, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 10
Info: Event | Venue

We are artists but not all art is about making things look realistic. Some art is about playing with the idea of how to make art. Famous artists like Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Jane Tinguely played with this idea and now it is your turn!

Join our team for a one hour workshop on how everyday household items can be re-appropriated and turned into marvellous drawing machines. Then once we’ve created them, and drawn with them, we will push them to the limits with a drawing machine battle!

[3 workshops, each 1 hour long: 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm. First come first served, 15 pax per workshop.]

GTF2014: Merging Inks

When: Sat, August 2, 7pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: Chai Diam Ma, 15 Lebuh Queen, George Town, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 10 [at the door]
Info: Event | Venue

Merging Inks brings together talented illustrators and artists to merge styles and co- create an art exhibition live in front of an audience. Produced to music from a live band and sets from a variety of talented artists, the ambience for the night is truly one for creatives.
  • Round 1: Visual artists are given thirty minutes to create something on a canvas whilst their live audience interacts with them. 
  • Round 2: The visual artists swap canvases and must work on an image created by someone else in round 1, thus beginning the collaboration. 
  • Round 3: The visual artists swap again to complete a final image formed by the work of three artists. All this with live music and other art and craft work for sale. What more do you need?
This event is twinned with a live simultaneous event in London. Come and see what artists in London are doing, as well as our own Malaysian artists.

Chai Diam Ma Gallery and Café. Photo:

GTF2014: Creative Cities Forum

When: Fri, August 1, 8:30am – 5:30pm, 2014
Where: The Royale Bintang, 1A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 20 [Pay at the door]
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

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

Asean Ebook Conference 2014

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

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

BookFest Malaysia 2014

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

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

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

Digital Lifestyle Expo 2014 Conference

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

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

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

The Tycoon and The Rising Stars

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong Cocoon. Photo:

OpenIDEO: Youth Employment

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

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

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

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

Good Lab, Hong Kong. Photo:

ProductCamp 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Marketing Meetup: #DMM360

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

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

Startup Grind: iMoney & Rakuten

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

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

Makespace @ SS2. Photo:

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

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

Silicon Straits Co Lab @ Blk71. Photo:

Panpages Digital SME Day 2014

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

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

Raspberry Pi Meetup

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

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

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

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

F&B Feedback Sessions: The Lessons

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

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

World Continuity Congress Malaysia 2014

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

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

Investor Relations in Brand Building

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

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

Youth Public Policy Roundtable: 11th Malaysia Plan

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

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

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

Disrupt #20: Meet The Angels

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

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

Work Palette Brew Chat

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

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

Co-Working Space, Work Palette. Photo:

SAP Startup Forum: Big Data for Startups

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

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

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

IDEAS Show 2014: Taiwan's Biggest Startup Conference

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

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

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

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

Alpha Startups Pre-Accelerator

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

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

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

[ Snapshot ] Runway, CocoaHeads, CoolerLumpur

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

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

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

FIFA 2014 World Cup Finals: Argentina vs Germany

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

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

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