KUALA LUMPUR: Growth stage accelerator, ScaleUp Malaysia has announced the selection of the Top 20 Companies for Cohort 3 which it announced in August 2021. The team evaluated over 200 applications not just from Malaysia but also attracted start-ups from as far as the US, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Egypt.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak Shell and Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (Tegas) have selected the winners of the fifth edition Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE, during the final virtual judging session.
The 2020 winners were Moses Lejau Vinsien (EdaBeran, an online platform to promote and market cultural fashion brands from Borneo), Mohammad Hisham Khairul Nasir (WeGo, an online platform and mobile app for deliveries, services and online purchases), Fitriah Rahbi (KunProduct, focusing on dried fruits or jeruk produced from local fruits such as guava, terung asam and rambutan), Mohammad Hajib Ali (Farm4All, digitalizing agriproduction for local farmers), and Sara Nadia Suib (Mariadra Beauty, manufacturing beauty care products made from locally sourced materials).
JOHOR BAHRU: Timogah, SiaSitok, ARx Media and Bego were among the four startups selected to represent Sarawak at Base Conference 2020 in Iskandar Malaysia Studios here recently.
The conference gave startups the opportunity to pitch in front of international investors, venture capitalists, various government and non-governmental organisations.
Solaku’s BeliBeli24/BeGO was selected to be one of the top 100 startups in the Asia Pacific region for the year 2019. We are one of the 5 startups form Borneo to join our counterparts from various countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and more to showcase our companies and pitch to investors in Echelon Asia Summit 2019 in Singapore. Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) has sponsored the Sarawakians to the prestigious event.
“The continuous search for innovations that drive progress is the reason we worked on the pages that you are holding in your hands right now. The team and I are super honoured to have spoken to and be inspired by the 100+ startups and ecosystem guardians to arrive at the list of Startups To Watch For In 2018.
This is a list of authentic founders with strong convictions – we call them warriors, tirelessly working towards a better solution for tomorrow; that we want to inspire young people with. We want to start conversations with other countries’ entrepreneurship ecosystems with this same list and we also want to hear from the investment gatekeepers.
By the next publication, we are hoping to continue the stories of these warriors, charting their growth and successes while adding on more budding startups beyond Malaysia, busy at work, shaping what lies ahead.” – LOW NGAI YUEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GEM MAG
“Young digital entrepreneur Mohammad Hisham Khairul Nasir has earned a place in the Top 3 of 1Malaysia Entrepreneur (1MET) start-ups at the Global Entrepreneurship (GE) Community Summit 2017 held on Dec 13 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Hisham, who is the proprietor of BeliBeli24 from Sibu, made Sarawak proud with his achievement in the programme which involved about 500 business start-ups under 1MET.”
The Chief Minister signing an appreciation certificate at the BeliBeli24@Borneo Cultural Festival booth witnessed by (from left) Rogayah, Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, managing director of Solaku Sdn Bhd Mohd Hisham Khairul Nasir and Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee.
The growth of digital economy here will help create more job opportunities for local folk, opines Sibu MP Oscar Ling. Met after taking part in the Sibu Social Impact Programme Meeting organised by Solaku Enterprise here on Friday, he said both the Sarawak and federal governments should encourage greater participation in digital economic activities by providing assistance to digital entrepreneurs.
International Trade and E-Commerce Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh hopes that the ‘BeliBeli24 Summit 2018’ will inspire more Sarawakian e-commerce players to rise to the national or even the international stage. Wong hoped the summit would assist in transforming traditional businesses into online businesses. “To all Sarawakians, we must not delay, let us begin the digital revolution here in Sibu today”.
“We will also have several invited guests such as the representatives of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) – the government-owned institution responsible for the management of the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), online shopping platform Shopee, FundedByMe – a crowd-funding portal based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Kodinar Bhd – a company involved in Financial Technology (FinTech) Malaysia,” he listed out.” – HISHAM, Managing Director, Solaku