TEGAS & MaGIC Launch a Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp to Help Local Startups

Press Release :

KUCHING – February 7, 2018 – Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) and Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) are officially collaborating to bring forth a pre-accelerator bootcamp aimed to help entrepreneurs in Sarawak to grow their unique business ideas.

The TEGAS Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp – Powered by MaGIC programme is designed to kickstart businesses of aspiring entrepreneurs in creating their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) from validated ideas. The participants of the bootcamp will consist of selected aspiring startups, winners of Shell LiveWIRE Sarawak and top three winners of Startup Weekend & Hackweekend, therefore building on their validated ideas to create successful startups. This initiative is part of the #InnovateSarawak campaign – a campaign developed by TEGAS with its strategic partners that aims to promote creativity and innovation as well as provide growth opportunities for startups, through strategic collaborations.

The content of the two-week bootcamp will be delivered at the TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub by industry experts covering topics such as customer and product development, building teams, fundraising, and pitching. The bootcamp will also prepare them for the final pitch session to select the top three winners and a chance to participate in the MaGIC’s Global Accelerator Programme at MaGIC Cyberjaya.

“We’re really excited to collaborate with MaGIC to launch this bootcamp. This could be a great springboard for early stage startups in Sarawak to fine-tune their innovative and impactful ideas further before going into the market. This initiative is in line with the state’s agenda to nurture talents and subsequently drive the state’s digital economy,” said YB Datu Haji Len Talif Salleh, Chairman of TEGAS.

Interested parties may start sending in their applications for the programme from today onwards until 28 February 2018. For more details about the bootcamp and participation, please visit innovatesarawak.com/preaccelerator

ABOUT TEGAS & TEGAS DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB
Formed in 2012, Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) is a Charitable Trust dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship amongst Sarawakian youth. For more information about TEGAS, please visit www.tegas.org.my

TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub (TDIH) serves as a platform to nurture talents, support entrepreneurs and create innovators for Sarawak. TDIH offers startups the opportunity for expansion, access to funding and facilitation opportunities, entrepreneur-friendly eco-system and talent development programmes. For more information about TDIH, please visit www.innovatesarawak.com

ABOUT MALAYSIAN GLOBAL INNOVATION & CREATIVITY CENTRE (MaGIC)
Founded in 2014, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre believes in inspiring movement and connecting entrepreneurs to the right resources. Our mission is to build a Sustainable Entrepreneurship Ecosystem by catalysing Innovation & Creativity for long term nation impact. MaGIC offers access to local, regional, global investors and partners that are committed to nurturing the startup ecosystem. Please visit www.mymagic.my

TEGAS & MaGIC Launch a Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp to Help Local Startups

 

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For more information, please contact:

Name : Manzoor Hayat Khan
Position : Manager, TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub
Email : manzoor@tegas.org.my
Phone : +60 16-859 5424

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