StartUp Borneo to Launch First of Its Kind Entrepreneurship Programme in Sarawak

StartUp Borneo to Launch First of Its Kind Entrepreneurship Programme in Sarawak

Community Initiative, Entrepreneurs, General, Our Community, Sarawak
StartUp Borneo brings together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, incubators, educational institutions, and government, to promote startup culture in Borneo Figure 1: Academia and industry players meeting with Malaysia Industry-Government Group for Higher Technology (MiGHT), a Federal Government agency at Faculty of Engineering, UNIMAS. Kuching, 25 JAN: A community for social entrepreneurship, StartUp Borneo is to be launched this year with first of its kind technology and entrepreneurship initiatives in Sarawak. Leveraging on its cooperation with research and education institutions in Sarawak together with local and foreign startup ecosystem players, StartUp Borneo brings together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, incubators, educational institutions, and government, to promote startup culture in Borneo. The initiatives is expected to provide entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, funding, talent and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Figure 2: Industry players exhibiting…
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Sarawak CMIEA Attracts 20 Entries In Three Categories

Sarawak CMIEA Attracts 20 Entries In Three Categories

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak CMIEA Attracts 20 Entries In Three Categories KUCHING, 24 August 2017 — The Sarawak Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Awards (Sarawak CMIEA) has received 20 entries in three categories this year. They are: Small Category for domestic companies with sales turnover of RM300,000 to RM3 million: Medium Category for domestic companies with sales turnover of RM3 million to RM20 million; and, Large Category for domestic companies with sales turnover exceeding RM20 million. Sarawak Business Federation’s (SBF) President, Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg, said the awards presentation would be held during the federation’s first anniversary annual dinner-cum-Sarawak CMIEA’s gala night on Sept 8. Figure 1: The Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) led by its President, Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim Tun Abang Haji Openg (center) posing with State Secretary, Tan Sri Datuk…
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Sarawak To Emulate Estonia As Model For Digital Economy

Sarawak To Emulate Estonia As Model For Digital Economy

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak to emulate Estonia as model for digital economy KUCHING (9 September 2017): The formation of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) next year would be a step forward for Sarawak to emulate Estonia, which is now the digital leader in Europe. Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said Sarawak looks up to Estonia, a small country in Europe, as a model for the state’s economic transformation to a digital economy. Speaking at the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Award (CMIEA) 2017 last night, he revealed that a bill on the legislative framework of SMA would be introduced in the coming State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting in November. Figure 1: Samling Strategic Corporation CEO Lawrence Chia (centre) receives the CMIEA on behalf of Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd from…
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Top CMIEA 2017 Awardee Earns Spot In IEA Nominees List

Top CMIEA 2017 Awardee Earns Spot In IEA Nominees List

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Top CMIEA 2017 awardee earns spot in IEA nominees list KUCHING (18 November 2017): The top Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Award (CMIEA) Sarawak 2017 recipient Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd will represent the state at the upcoming Industry Excellence Awards (IEA). According to Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) board director Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg, the choice was made based on the company’s evaluation process in accordance to the criteria set by Malaysia Business Excellence Framework and the IEA. “The CMIEA, held once every two years, identifies  good practices that contribute to the Sarawak companies’ excellence which in turn, contribute to the state’s economy,” he spoke during CMIEA Sarawak 2017 company feedback report and sharing session at MPC yesterday. Figure 1: Abang Abdul Karim (second left) presents the report to…
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‘Sarawak CMIEA this year receives good response’

‘Sarawak CMIEA this year receives good response’

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak
‘Sarawak CMIEA this year receives good response’ KUCHING (4 August 2017): This year’s Sarawak Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Award (Sarawak CMIEA) received unexpected good response from the business community, with 20 submissions accepted so far. The Sarawak CMIEA was introduced by the state government and Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) in collaboration with Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)  to honour and give recognition to outstanding businesses in Sarawak. It is the highest state award adopted from the Anugerah Kecemerlangan Industri (AKI) or the national-level Industry Excellence Award. The Sarawak CMIEA presentation ceremony and gala night will be held on Sept 8, in conjunction with SBF’s 1st anniversary, at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here. Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to officiate at the ceremony. SBF president Datuk…
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First Committee for StartUp Borneo Formed to Champion Startup Agenda in Sarawak

First Committee for StartUp Borneo Formed to Champion Startup Agenda in Sarawak

Community Initiative, Our Community, Sarawak, StartUp Borneo Committee
2018-2019 Committee meeting for StartUp Borneo conducted at RESONICS Global Sdn Bhd KUCHING, 6 JAN: Startup Borneo has officially launched its first committee of which consist of a combination of entrepreneurs, investors, financial advisors, industry players and engineers and website developer. Figure 1: From Left to Right: Mr. Kamarulzaman, Mr. Safiq, Mr. Hacm Henry and Mr. Effy. Figure 2: Sharing session by Mr. Cheng, sitting next to Mr. Effy. The Startup Borneo which is being founded by Mr. Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of RESONICS Global Sdn. Bhd. which is providing conceptual design, engineering, consultation and technology product development. Its first committee members included Ms. Siti Dhamirah, Mdm. Ursla Unnie, Mr. Mohd Safiq Saibi, Mr. Hacm Henry, Mr. Kamarulzaman Suief, Mr. Mohd Nuriqwan and Mr. Effy…
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Umadx Creates Tech Startup History

Umadx Creates Tech Startup History

Our Community, Sarawak
Reward-based crowdfunding platform Umadx becomes the first crowdfunding platform in the world to partner with Sarawak in collaboration with RESONICS Consultancy Figure 1:The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between RESONICS Consultancy and Umadx (Online) Malaysia witnessed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and the Chairman of WIEF Foundation, Tun Musa Hitam. (Kuching, Sarawak - 21 November 2017) – Asian-based crowdfunding platform Umadx created tech startup history today, by partnering with RESONICS Consultancy on crowdfunding on-boarding activities for entrepreneurs in East Malaysia region. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today at 13th WIEF 2017 conference in Borneo Convention Centre Kuching between representatives of Umadx (Online) Malaysia and RESONICS Consultancy,…
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FinTech4Good And Sarawak Announce Partnership Agreement at 13th World Islamic Economic Forum 2017

FinTech4Good And Sarawak Announce Partnership Agreement at 13th World Islamic Economic Forum 2017

Our Community, Sarawak
A global blockchain acceleration network FinTech4Good becomes the first fintech platform in the world to partner with Sarawak in collaboration with RESONICS Consultancy (Kuching, Sarawak - 21 November 2017) – A global fintech and blockchain acceleration network FinTech4Good created tech startup history today, by partnering with RESONICS Consultancy on blockchain and fintech initiatives in East Malaysia region. RESONICS Consultancy is a consulting firm and an industry player operating in Kuching, Sarawak. Figure 1: The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between USA’s FinTech4Good LLC and Malaysia’s RESONICS Consultancy at the 13th WIEF 2017 held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching(BCCK) The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today at 13th WIEF 2017 conference in Borneo Convention Centre Kuching between representatives of FinTech4Good LLC and RESONICS Consultancy, Xiaochen Zhang and Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, and…
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