5 Leading Startups to Emerge From Kuching

5 Leading Startups to Emerge From Kuching

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Let’s take a look at some of Kuching’s homegrown up-and-coming enterprises poised to make a difference KUCHING (August 10): When you’re located 977 kilometres away from the country’s capital and essentially most of the convenience that West Malaysians take for granted, naturally you learn to be independent quickly, finding ways to be self-sustainable. [embed]https://youtu.be/xlQNC76I_-M[/embed] In recent years, Kuching has quickly become a fertile ground for numerous startups that tackle various issues faced by locals, introducing innovative approaches to aid the community. With the help of localised launchpads such as Startup Borneo, more entrepreneurs are able to bring their ideas to fruition, boosting the local economy and creating more job opportunities for Sarawakians. Figure 1: Kuching, Sarawak is a vibrant city and very attractive location for many startups. Let’s take a…
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Sarawak, West Kalimantan Youths Jointly Explore Tech, e-Commerce Opportunities

Sarawak, West Kalimantan Youths Jointly Explore Tech, e-Commerce Opportunities

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak, West Kalimantan youths jointly explore tech, e-commerce opportunities KUCHING, August 18: Aspiring young entrepreneurs in Sarawak has forged an understanding with their counterpart in West Kalimantan to jointly explore growth opportunities involving technology and e-commerce. Figure 1: Abdul Qaiyum and Denia exchanging MoUs witnessed by Abang Abdul Karim Sarawak’s StartUp Borneo inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia-Kalimantan Barat (Hipmi Kalbar) here today for this purpose. The signing was held at the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) Sarawak Region office. StartUp Borneo chairman Abdul Qaiyum Alidin said his members mounted an economic recce to Pontianak recently, and the MoU was a result of that trip. “With the signing of the MoU, we will be collaborating in more activities between Sarawak and West Kalimantan youths in how…
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TIMOGAH.com Jual Sayur Kampung Secara Dalam Talian

TIMOGAH.com Jual Sayur Kampung Secara Dalam Talian

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
TIMOGAH.com jual sayur kampung secara dalam talian KUCHING (21 Ogos): BUKAN mudah terutama bagi masyarakat yang tinggal di bandar untuk mendapatkan sayur kampung dan hasil hutan seperti daun ubi, terung dayak, daun sabong, midin, tepus, rebung, daun timun dayak bahkan ulat sagu. Figure 1: SEGAR: Heineken berada di salah sebuah ladang sayur untuk mengambil bekalan. Namun kini, semuanya boleh dibeli hanya secara dalam talian iaitu melalui Timogah.com, satu-satunya laman sesawang yang menjual hasil hutan Borneo dan turut menawarkan perkhidmatan penghantaran ke rumah atau pejabat setiap hari. Pengasas Timogah.com, Heineken Laluan, 34, berkata, inisiatifnya itu bermula pada November 2017, setelah menyedari tiadanya platform menjual sayur segar terutama yang dari Borneo secara dalam talian dengan perkhidmatan penghantaran. “Selain untuk membantu pengguna membeli sayur tempatan yang segar, hasrat kami juga adalah ingin membantu…
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MoU To Empower Businesses, Entrepreneur Devt In Borneo

MoU To Empower Businesses, Entrepreneur Devt In Borneo

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
MoU to empower businesses, entrepreneur devt in Borneo Figure 1: Abang Karim (third left) together with other guests look at one of the inventions pitched at the event. KUCHING (July 18): Startup Borneo and Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia Kalimantan Barat (HipmiKalbar) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to empower businesses and entrepreneur development on the Borneo island. The exchange of MoU ceremony which saw Startup Borneo represented by chairman Abdul Qaiyum Alidin and HipmiKalbar represented by Denia Yuniarti Abdusamad, was held in conjunction with Startup Borneo’s second series of its Pre Pitching event. Present to witness the exchange of MoU was Malaysian Productivity Council (MPC) chairman Datuk Abang Karim Tun Abang Openg. When speaking at the event, Abang Karim said the MoU offered a new platform for entrepreneurs from…
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Usahawan Muda Digalak Sertai ‘Crowdfunding’

Usahawan Muda Digalak Sertai ‘Crowdfunding’

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Smart City
Usahawan muda digalak sertai ‘crowdfunding’ SIBU (18 May 2018): Usahawan muda digalakkan merebut peluang untuk menyertai pendanaan orang ramai atau ‘ crowdfunding’ untuk memulakan perniagaan mereka dalam industri kecil dan sederhana (IKS). Presiden Jawatankuasa Usahawan Muda Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian Cina (SCCCI) Dr Renco Yong berkata, usahawan muda dapat meningkatkan modal yang diperlukan daripada orang ramai. Figure 1: REBUT PELUANG: (Dari kiri) Ting, Hii, Kueh dan Renco merakam kenangan selepas majlis penyerahan lesen pembiayaan di Babyland Cute House, Jalan Oya di Sibu, kelmarin. — Utusan Borneo (Sarawak) “Melalui pendanaan orang ramai, usahawan muda dapat meningkatkan modal yang diperlukan bergantung kepada keperluan mereka untuk membangunkan perniagaan mereka,” jelasnya. Menurut Renco, pendanaan orang ramai semakin popular di negara Singapura dan China dan mula dikenali ramai di Malaysia sejak kebelakangan ini. “Sudah tiba…
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1st StartUp Borneo Pre-Pitching Hosted at International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak

1st StartUp Borneo Pre-Pitching Hosted at International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City, StartUp Borneo Committee
KUCHING (1 July 2018): On June 30th, StartUp Borneo held its first pre-pitching session of startups or a brief oral description of projects for investors. It is being set up as a startup community platform and a chance for startups to: Pitch new ideas and showcase innovative solution to specialists in Sarawak especially for digital technology applications. Receive constructive feedback from Ministry such as Ministry of International Trade and e-Commerce (MITeC), International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (ICATS) as a Higher Education institution, industry players such as Digital Economy Hub and others. To match potential partners and obtain financing or matching grant for the participants of StartUp Borneo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2tabC3DhCM&t=29s Roselle's Kitchen by Nicholas Hon Read More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qJpcwN_JU&t=13s Sempoi Study by Syahnas Putera Mohd Yaacob Read More StartUp Borneo invited startup founders…
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New Joint Venture Set To Boost Tech-Transformation In S’wak

New Joint Venture Set To Boost Tech-Transformation In S’wak

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
New joint venture set to boost tech-transformation in S’wak KUCHING (1 July 2018): Sarawak will see about US$25 million (over RM100 million) in investment following the setting up of Andasar Bhd, a locally-incorporated consortium. Figure 1: Uzlov with the ‘uprail’ model, featured during a recent exhibition. The company, a joint venture (JV) between MHN Ventures Sdb Bhd of Sarawak and Adgex Ltd, which is a public-listed company from Australia that is looking into turning Sarawak as its regional base for Asean. Andasar, through expertise from Adgex, is looking at transferring four of its core technologies here — the ‘Uprail’ high-speed rail transportation system, the ‘Upline’ elevated pipeline system, the ‘greenBLAZE’ waste to energy system, and the ‘energyBrick’ electricity storage system. According to Adgex managing director Victor Uzlov, Andasar is looking…
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MITeC Steps Up Activities To Promote Digitalisation and Digital Economy

MITeC Steps Up Activities To Promote Digitalisation and Digital Economy

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
MITeC steps up activities to promote digitalisation and digital economy MIRI (31 May 2018): The Ministry of International Trade and eCommerce (MITeC) is intensifying its activities this year to enhance the state’s efforts to embrace digitalisation and embark on the digital economy. MITeC assistant secretary Catherine Lee said they are targetting 24 programmes for eCommerce programmes alone to benefit 5,000 people. Figure 1: Lee (back row centre) poses with speakers, participants and organising committee members at the conclusion of the seminar. These included programmes and training, courses, workshops and incubators, National and International Conference on e-Commerce, local and International expo and showcasing financial assistance, Sarawak Marketing Development Grant (SMDG) and Sarawak eCommerce Grant “We hoped that through these proposed programmes, there is greater awareness on eCommerce for example, for “Online…
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New Sarawak Ministry To Push Investments, International Trade

New Sarawak Ministry To Push Investments, International Trade

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Smart City
New Sarawak ministry to push investments, international trade KUCHING (19 May 2017): Sarawak’s new Ministry of International Trade and e-Commerce, created on May 7, will strive to make the state the investment destination of choice for investors. Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh will be the minister in charge of the ministry and he will be assisted by Datuk Mohammad Naroden Majais. Addressing the state legislative assembly here yesterday, Wong said the ministry would plan, formulate, recommend and implement trade development and promotional policies for international trade, foreign direct investments (FDIs), e-commerce and international business collaboration. “We will plan, identify and seek export opportunities for local companies to help develop and enhance their position, regionally and globally, he said, adding that strategies and supportive policy guidelines would also be developed to…
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Singapore Pledges to Cut Cash, Checks on Path to Digital Economy

Singapore Pledges to Cut Cash, Checks on Path to Digital Economy

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Singapore pledges to cut cash, checks on path to digital economy  SINGAPORE (20 June 2018): Singapore is accelerating the shift toward digital payments by pledging to eliminate check usage by 2025 and slash cash withdrawals from automated telling machines. Both payment methods are declining in popularity, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, who sits on the Monetary Authority of Singapore board, said in a speech on Wednesday night. To promote electronic fund transfers, the government-endorsed payments platform, called PayNow, will be extended to companies starting Aug. 13. Figure 1: Singapore is embracing technology to enhance its status as a regional financial hub and compete with other major cities including Hong Kong and London. — Bloomberg Singapore is embracing technology to enhance its status as a regional financial hub and compete with other…
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