KUALA LUMPUR / IN-PERSON EVENT
13th OCTOBER 2022

"The Largest Gathering For Startup Founders And Co-Founders In Malaysia"

- Focus Malaysia
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What Is Entrepreneurs Summit? 

“The Entrepreneurs Summit aims to gather our Startup members, as well as the extended Startup Ecosystem including Corporates, Government Agencies, Angel Investors, Venture Capital & Media to help support & grow the next tech giants”

What People Have To Say About This Programme

  • "An important communication bridge for startups, corporates, investors and government"

    - Yahoo News Malaysia
  • "The largest gathering for startup founders and co-founders"

    - Focus Malaysia
  • "A great opportunity for entrepreneurs to expand their network"

    - The Malay Mail
  • "Bringing together the top entrepreneurial minds of Malaysia"

    - Vulcan Post Singapore

Meet The Current & Past Speakers

Dato 
William Ng

Chairman, SAMENTA

DATUK WILLIAM NG is Chairman, Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA). Datuk William Ng has been a champion of SMEs for over 20 years in various roles as publisher, editor, committee chair, council member and simply as a voice for the SMEs when there were none.

Ben Lim

Founder & CEO, NEXEA

Ben Lim founded NEXEA in 2015, and today it invests & supports Startups with over RM1 billion in revenues in total. NEXEA connects Startups with 50+ Angel Investors, 20+ Corporate Partners, and all relevant Government agencies. 

Ash Kashfi

Senior Vice President, Cradle Fund

Ash is the senior vice president at Cradle Fund. He has experienced innovation management professional and digital strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications, digital financial services and digital content industry across SEA.

ZiWei

Founder, Zcova

Driven to excel in all his endeavours, Ziwei believes strongly in hard work. He spearheaded the family business in chemical trading, after working as an auditor for eight years in E&Y. Ziwei sought to bring his younger brother, Ziyin, home from Beirut to set up ZCOVA providing a service unlike any other in Malaysia.

Heinrich

CPO, iPrice

Heinrich is the Co-Founder / CPO of iPrice Group, South East Asia’s leading online shopping aggregator; last year, iPrice helped 130m users save money in their online shopping journeys. He is passionate about technology and how small teams can create solutions that positively impact hundreds of millions of people across the globe. 

Alan Lim

President, MBAN

Alan Lim is the co-founder and CEO of MediaBanc Group; the biggest media monitoring and insights company in South-East-Asia since 1997. He is the Principal Advisor for NEXEA, he mentors & coaches and invested in many young Entrepreneurs in his spare time as part of his ‘giving back’.

Karamjit 
Singh

CEO, Digital News Asia

Karamjit Singh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Digital News Asia. Karamjit founded Digital News Asia with a vision that media should play its role as the Fourth Estate and on the belief that timely, insightful and analytical coverage can help the tech ecosystem in South-East Asia, especially Malaysia, grow and develop.

Eddy Wong

CEO, Vsure

Eddy is the CEO/MD of a Msia-based Fintech/Digital Insurer - VSure.life “1st OnDemand Lifestyle Digital Insurer under the BNM Fintech Sandbox Framework and Executive Chairman/Director at Yishensu Group - an integrated Vegetarian & Plant-Based Foodtech, Catering and F&B Chain in Malaysia.

Kok Loon

Former Managing Director, MBMR

Kok Loon was a partner in a private corporate financial advisory company before joining
MBM Resources Berhad (MBMR) as its Group Managing Director in 2006. Today, Kok Loon is a mentor at NEXEA, an early Startup Accelerator, Angel Network and Venture Capital.

Kyan Liew

Founder, Parkit

Kyan Liew is the founder of Parkit Malaysia, a mobility-as-a-service startup in 2017. ParkIt was started with a vision to make mobility simple by being a one-stop centre for all mobility needs. ParkIt currently has a current presence in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.  

Thinesh

CEO, Lapasar

Thinesh Kumar is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lapasar, a B2B wholesale-tech company based in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to his role in Lapasar, Thinesh founded his first medical device trading company before graduating with a bachelor business degree at KDU University.

Peter

Corporate Innovation, NEXEA

Peter has successfully mentored companies at NEXEA. He is also an advisor to a large regional F&B player and a Council Member of MBAN (the Malaysian Business Angel Network).
Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at PwC a consulting company and served for 20 years. He then led Ricoh Malaysia as their Managing Director. 

Rajen

Senior Manager, MRANTI

Rajen has strong experience in digital transformation and business development which spans over 20 years. In his previous role at MaGIC, he bridges corporates and startups on open innovation platforms and curates corporate innovation programmes.

Kent Chua

Co-founder, Rhombus Connexion

An auditor turned F&B entrepreneur, who founded The Beer Factory in 2010, Kent Chua now oversees Rhombus Connexion’s 10 brands – including notable names like The Rabbit Hole, Suzie Wong, Dancing Fish and Rama V

Michael Fong

Head of Digital, Partnerships & Innovation, Allianz

Michael Fong is the Head of Digital Partnership & Innovation in Allianz Malaysia since January 2017. He has a Master Degree In Business Administration from Victoria University

Kenny Lim

CEO, Spritzer

Kenny took the position of Deputy General Manager and was responsible to assist the Managing Director and General Manager to plan and set up the company’s policy and objectives. At the same time, he was involved in strategic planning and Corporate Social Responsibility of the Company. In 2011, he had been promoted to be the Group General Manager. 

Dato Eddie Ng

Co-founder, Revenue Group

Datuk Eddie Ng Chee Siong, was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2017 as Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 15 years of working experience in the local electronic payments industry. 
He is the co-founder of Revenue Group and has been jointly spearheading the business growth since its inception in 2003. 

Gopi

Senior Vice President, MDEC

Gopi Ganesalingam is a finance professional and an entrepreneur who has served in executive and board positions in the Asia Pacific region for the last 30 years.
Gopi is now the Vice President of Tech Ecosystem & Globalization (TEG) at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (MDEC), the government agency tasked with championing and leading Malaysia’s Digital Economy.

Joshua Chan

Co-founder, Inspireme.my

Co-founded 2 startups in diverse industries, he is passionate about building communities and new business. He is always on the lookout to build the next innovative business which has real social value. He has more than 10 years of successful Strategy/Finance/ Project management professional career as the foundation for his entrepreneurial ambition

Emma Nawi

Innovation Lead, 
Allianz General Insurance Company

Emma Nawi is the Innovation Lead in the Digital Innovation team at Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad. With 9 years of experience in the industry, her work revolves around designing and developing digital products and services for the new economy of digitally enabled insurance. She is also responsible for building community partnerships and digital investments, which enables Allianz to get up and personal with the start-ups who are driving Malaysia's digital economy.

Jeffri Cheong

co-founder, Kaodim

Jeffri Cheong co-founded and scaled the Kaodim Group, a leading home services marketplace platform in Southeast Asia, serving Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. Kaodim pursued a B2B2C managed marketplace strategy for SMEs providing local home services to customers, a B2B strategy with public listed corporate partners for large scale corporate innovation and property maintenance services and developed a SaaS product for SMEs.

Paramjit Singh

Chief Investment Officer, MAVCAP

Paramjit Singh Gill has wide experience spanning over 13 years in Corporate Investment Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (“MAVCAP”) which is one of the largest Venture Capital setup in Malaysia. He began his career at Maybank Investment Bank Berhad where he worked on several initial public offerings (IPO’s) and merger & acquisition transactions in Malaysia. He subsequently joined OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad in 2011 as Relationship Manager in Public & Institutional / Corporate Banking Department. 

Kevin Teoh

General Manager
Exitra & Exitra Solutions Sdn Bhd

Kevin Teoh has wide experience in taking companies to the next level using proven concepts and Technology. In the past, he paid his time in helping F&B companies; from innovating their store front customer experience and MNC apparel company; by innovating and technovating their Supply Chain network from supplier all the way to their general stores. 

Loo Chuan Boon

Chief Operating Officer, Sidec

Mr Loo is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Selangor Information Technology & Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec).
He previously served as the general manager of the Selangor Information
Technology and E-commerce Council (SITEC) from May 2015 until December 2020.
He has experience in conducting project development and implementation, managing and empowering personnel to archive ambitious goals and challenges.
Mr Loo has also built a very strong network connection with industry players and government sectors throughout his professional career.

Jun Ayub

Head of the SEEd.Lab,
PETRONAS

Jun Ayub is the Programme Manager and Head of the Social Enterprise Education Lab (SEEd.Lab), a sustainability programme powered by PETRONAS and TCS. SEEd.Lab is a 12-18 month social enterprise incubator programme that is the first initiative of its kind in Malaysia that takes its participants (our SEEd.lings) through an end-to-end journey of a start-up's growth from idea all the way to commercialization. Prior to this, Jun has experience in M&A, project valuations and commercial roles across PETRONAS.

Ugendran Letchimenan

Implementation Lead, 
Cradle Fund

From a Designer to an Implementation Lead, with over 8 years of experience in enterprise IT implementations that spans across various workplace modernisation/digitalisation projects and early-stage product development for startups, banking, and e-commerce. Being a part of Cradle Fund's Ecosystem Development team, Ugen shapes and develops MYStartup.gov.my - a one-stop platform to support the thriving Malaysia's startup ecosystem.

Isabell

Innovation Specialist, Maxis

Isabell is a Maxis Innovation Specialist with qualifications and experience in process facilitation, design thinking and innovation coaching. Her key roles in Maxis involve (1) facilitating multi-team product/ service design sessions for Maxis’ product development teams and (2) connecting start-ups to the Maxis Ecosystem for potential collaborations. Originally a lawyer by profession with an entrepreneurial past, she brings with her perspectives from both the corporate and non-corporate lens.

Organisations That Work With The Entrepreneurs Summit

Entrepreneurs Summit Goals

Share key learnings from Successful Entrepreneurs to All Startups
Connect Startups to Corporates for deeper collaborations, investments & acquisitions
Share key support from Government for Startups

Connect everyone in the Startup Ecosystem

"The largest gathering for startup founders and co-founders"

- The Malay Mail

"A great opportunity for entrepreneurs to expand their network"

- Focus Malaysia

"An important communication bridge for startups, corporates, investors and government"

- Yahoo News Malaysia

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