MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs

MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs

Aviation and Aerospace, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA NERUS, Feb 17 (Bernama) – The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) aims to produce 50,000 small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in order to increase their contribution significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, says its minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof. He said SMEs currently contributed 37 per cent to the GDP and the target was increase that to 47 per cent by 2020. He said in order to achieve the target, the ministry has implemented various initiatives including the “Reach Out & Adopt Programme with MED”, pocket talk sessions with SMEs, Cluster Based Enhancement Programme and Bumiputera Youth Entrepreneurship Programme to foster interest and guide those who are really keen. [Source: "MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs" pubished by BERNAMA] Photo Credits: BERNAMA
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Tokopedia raises $1.1b from SoftBank, Alibaba to evolve into infrastructure-as-a-service

Tokopedia raises $1.1b from SoftBank, Alibaba to evolve into infrastructure-as-a-service

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Kalimantan, Smart City
Tokopedia has secured US$1.1 billion in its latest funding round, the company announced today. The deal turns the Indonesian ecommerce unicorn into the most valuable startup in the country, valued at about US$7 billion. The funding is led by SoftBank Vision Fund and existing investor Alibaba Group, with participation from SoftBank Ventures Korea and others. Tokopedia also raised the same amount of funding last year in an Alibaba-led round. According to co-founder and CEO William Tanuwijaya, Tokopedia is evolving its ecosystem to infrastructure-as-a-service, providing logistics, fulfillment, payments, and financial services technologies to empower online and offline commerce. “This will broaden Tokopedia’s scale and reach while improving operational efficiencies for the millions of businesses and partners in our ecosystem and further our mission to democratize commerce through technology in Indonesia,” he…
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Ekonomi Sarawak diunjur berkembang 5% tahun ini

Ekonomi Sarawak diunjur berkembang 5% tahun ini

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Sarawak, Smart City
RAI BERSAMA: Awang Tengah (lima kiri) dan tetamu lain pada makan malam Tahun Baharu Cina pada malam Sabtu. LIMBANG: Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan berkata, ekonomi Sarawak diunjur akan berkembang kukuh pada kadar lima peratus pada tahun ini berbanding pertumbuhan ekonomi negara keseluruhannya. Beliau menambah, prestasi tersebut disokong pertumbuhan pelaburan swasta selari dengan kerancakan aktiviti ekonomi domestik dan global. Katanya Sarawak juga mengumumkan lebih RM11 bilion bagi belanjawan negeri tahun ini iaitu yang tertinggi dalam sejarahnya. "Dengan prestasi ini kita menjangkakan Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK) Sarawak lebih tinggi berbanding kadar 4.7 peratus pertumbuhan ekonomi keseluruhan negara," katanya. Awang Tengah berkata demikian pada Majlis Makan Malam Tahun Baharu Cina anjuran Persatuan Hockien Limbang di Dewan Suarah Limbang malam Sabtu lalu. Turut hadir isterinya Datuk Dayang Morliah…
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How Funding Societies survived when it only had cash good for 1 month

How Funding Societies survived when it only had cash good for 1 month

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech
This is 14 Questions, where we ask founders in the Asian tech scene to share their memorable moments, lessons learned, and advice for other founders. Name: Kelvin Teo Current position: Co-founder and CEO of Funding Societies/Modalku Describe what you do: As co-founder and CEO, I do whatever it takes – legally and ethically right – to make the company successful. According to feedback, I’m “well-loved and well-laughed” by the team. Kelvin Teo, co-founder and CEO of Funding Societies What was the most memorable moment you had while building your company? Building a startup while studying abroad was unheard of. But I was inspired by an ex-colleague who we thought did just that. Later on, we found out that he actually had a co-founder on ground. Thankfully, we didn’t know earlier…
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Salam TIMOGAH dari Pontianak, Indonesia

Salam TIMOGAH dari Pontianak, Indonesia

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcPkm7Wy1Y[/embed] Salam TIMOGAH dari Pontianak, Indonesia. Rombongan dari Kuching ini terdiri daripada En Heineken Laluan mewakili Timogah, Prof Khalid dari SMA (Sarawak Multimedia Authority), Abdul Qaiyum dari Resonics Consultancy & StartupBorneo, En Ramzy dari AnakSarawak Digital Media dan En Hisham dari Serapi Group. Disambut dengan penuh mesra dan disusuli dengan pelbagai program yang diatur oleh pihak HIPMI KALBAR; misi Timogah kali ini adalah untuk menimba pengalaman, menjalin hubungan dengan rangkaian perniagaan merentas sempadan dan mencari pelbagai peluang perniagaan. #ecommerce #agriculture [Old Kuching Kampung Heritage/StartUp Borneo]
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TIMOGAH Terus Berani Mengorak Langkah Tahun 2019

TIMOGAH Terus Berani Mengorak Langkah Tahun 2019

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak
#TIMOGAH terus mengorak langkah ke hadapan hasil daripada jalinan kerjasama erat sejak tahun 2018 bersama projek #StartupBorneo dan #KuchingKampungHeritage. Bersama pembimbing Encik Qaiyum Alidin, Timogah hari ini ikut serta dalam rombongan ke Pontianak, Indonesia. Misi TIMOGAH ke Pontianak kali ini adalah untuk menimba pengalaman, meneroka peluang perniagaan dan menjalinkan kerjasama dengan kelompok usahawan serta syarikat berkaitan, dari kawasan Kalimantan amnya. TIMOGAH adalah sebuah syarikat perdagangan atas talian (ecommerce) yang diusahakan oleh anak tempatan Sarawak. Berpusat di Kuching Sarawak, Timogah kini menawarkan sistem pembelian secara online dengan khidmat penghantaran segera untuk pelbagai hasil pertanian atau makanan segar kepada para pelanggan di sekitar Kuching. Borneo amnya kaya dengan pelbagai tanaman yang boleh diusahakan secara komersial. Bermula dari skala pasaran tempatan dan menitikberatkan pertanian mampan (sustainable farming). Usaha berterusan sedang dijalankan supaya revolusi perniagaan atas talian ini…
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Old Kuching Heritage Pemangkin Kota Bersejarah Dunia

Old Kuching Heritage Pemangkin Kota Bersejarah Dunia

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
TURUN PADANG : Abang Johari menyertai aktiviti World Cleanup Day di bawah inisiatif Old Kuching Heritage. Old Kuching Heritage antara inisiatif Kerajaan Sarawak untuk menjadikan ibu negeri Kuching sebagai bandar raya bersejarah yang diiktiraf dunia. Penubuhan Old Kuching Heritage ini merupakan inisiatif di bawah Strategi Ekonomi Digital Sarawak bagi tempoh 2018 hingga 2022. Selain menjadikan Kuching sebagai bandar raya bersejarah diiktiraf dunia, Old Kuching Heritage ini juga menjadi pemangkin dalam meningkatkan ekonomi penduduk. Bagi mencapai matlamat ini, empat komponen telah dikenal pasti sebagai bidang fokus utama di bawah Old kuching Heritage. Empat komponen utama ini ialah Kampung Heritage , Heritage trail, Riverfront Heritage dan Business Heritage. 1) Kampung Heritage. Pengekalan budaya warisan kehidupan kampung Sarawak sebagai wadah kelestarian tamadun lama. Selain pembangunan fizikal, pemeliharaan dan pengekalan berteraskan warisan, perlabagi aktiviti berasaskan…
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LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent

LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak, alongside Kedah, was named by LinkedIn as a state with a ready supply of tech talent Hiring digital talent? Why not try looking in Sarawak and Kedah? These states were identified by professional networking site LinkedIn as “hidden gem” locations – places in Malaysia where the supply of tech talent actually exceeded demand, the company said in its 2019 Emerging Jobs in Malaysia Report published on Tuesday (Jan 29). In its report, LinkedIn analysed “millions” of job titles listed by users in Malaysia to find out the top emerging jobs for the country. These were: data scientist, full stack engineer, drive test engineer, user experience designer and content writer.  [Source: "LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent" published by BusinessInsider]
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Bot Penambang Kuching Kini Berwajah Baru, Turut Dilengkapi Panel Solar

Bot Penambang Kuching Kini Berwajah Baru, Turut Dilengkapi Panel Solar

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Bot Penambang Kuching Kini Berwajah Baru, Turut Dilengkapi Panel Solar [embed]https://youtu.be/I9YkYeOgh5g[/embed] 12 buah bot penambang yang beroperasi di Waterfront Kuching kini berwajah baru apabila satu inisiatif diadakan untuk menaiktaraf bot bot penambang tersebut. Proses naik taraf bot penambang ini dilakukan oleh Fakulti Alam Bina UNIMAS dan merupakan salah satu cabang dalam Projek Old Kampung Heritage yang dijalankan oleh Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak. Proses naik taraf bot penambang ini dibahagi kepada beberapa peringkat meliputi cadangan corak, pemilihan corak sehingga ke pemasangan panel solar dan melibatkan kerjasama pelbagai pihak bagi memastikan projek ini berjaya. [Old Kuching Kampung Heritage]
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Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA -- Japan may have a minuscule Muslim population, but the country still represents the way forward for Malaysia's Faisal Ahmad Fadzil and his line of halal-certified bath products and massage oils. "If you're successful in Japan," Faisal said, "you can go anywhere." Malaysian exporters of Shariah-compliant products aim to go anywhere and everywhere, capitalizing on a global Islamic economy projected to be worth over $3 trillion by 2023. But with such an enormous opportunity comes formidable competition. Indonesia, home of the world's largest Muslim population, is looking to mount a serious challenge. The Arabic term "halal," which means "permissible," covers everything that conforms to Islamic law as written in the Quran. The best-known rules prohibit pork and alcohol, but the scripture can be applied to all sorts of…
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