MaGIC Academy: Looking at Asia as Startup Nation
4:30 pm- Introduction and Kickoff
4:45 pm- The State of the Asian Startup Nation - Joseph K. Ziegler, Sam Shafie, David Ding, Jamie Camidge
5:15 pm- Panel and Discussion: Topic - Malaysia's role - Local Ecosystem contributors (VC,Accelerator, Startup)
6:00 pm- Q/A about Challenges and Opportunities for Malaysian Startups - Ask the panel
6:30 pm- Entering the Australian Market
7:00 pm- Muru-D Information Session
7:30 pm- Drinks and mingle (Dinner is provided)
This is an event for people in startups who want to learn more about the startup ecosystem in Asia Pacific.
Who Should Attend?
Anybody who is in a startup or thinking about creating one in Asia, moving to Asia or wants to know more about the Asian startup ecosystem’s opportunities and challenges.
Founder, WTF Accelerator
Sam is the Founder of WatchTower and Friends (WTF) Accelerator, an early stage tech accelerator company. WTF Accelerator operates a 4-month program focusing on Big Data Analytics, Creative Content, Information Security, Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing, Green Technology, Wearable Technology, Biotechnology and Smart Grid Technology. The WTF Accelerator opened its 1st batch of startups in January 2015 with 7 startups and had their first Demo Day on May 21st. The 2nd batch of 7 startups is currently in session.
Sam is also a founding member and committee member of the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN)
He is also a connector and community developer. He developed and organized a number of industrial communities, conferences and events in different cities. He is passionate about both technology and helping people, always ready and willing to make some extra mile to achieve better. Meanwhile, he is also building business development and community development partnerships in Asia Pacific realm and beyond. Today, he is with muru-D Singapore as the Community and Operation Manager.
Jamie is muru-D’s Head of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances. He is an experienced strategist within the telecoms, media and technology sector, with strong transaction experience.
Jamie has held a number of executive roles at Telstra since 2008, including General Manager, Corporate Strategy and Director of Strategy for Telstra Media Group (FOXTEL, Sensis and Digital Media). His roles at Telstra saw him advising the Telstra CEO and Board multiple market entry / exit strategies including the $2.5Bn acquisition AUSTAR COMMUNICATIONS and Telstra's recent partial divestment of Sensis. Prior to joining Telstra, Jamie worked as a management consultant, serving clients including ANZ Bank, BNP Paribas, Downer EDI, General Motors Holden, and Telecom New Zealand. He is also co-founder of Pisces Group, an Australia-based technology business serving the retail mortgage industry, providing electronic loan application processing, mortgage data solutions, and broker business software. Jamie was born in Camden, NSW but spent most of his childhood on a farm just outside of Byron Bay on far north coast of NSW.
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM MYT
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- Venue Address
- MaGIC, Block 3730 Persiaran APEC, 63000 Cyberjaya. Malaysia