DemoDay 2021 Overview
In June 2021, we announced our new Project AsiaForward initiative to bring digital transformation to local enterprises in Asia and nurture fresh talent. As part of Project AsiaForward, we are launching the Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerator. Here a series of Demo Days will be held in Malaysia, offering Malaysian startups the chance to be selected for the Global Startup Accelerator and become part of Alibaba Cloud’s global ecosystem.
Inviting Malaysian startups from all stages and industries
Sign up and pass the qualifier to reach DemoDay
Winners will walk away with $60,000 in cloud credits

Demo Day Event Schedule

Contest process

  • 10th September 2021
    DemoDay Malaysia x KrAsia (ended)
  • 31st October 2021
    Submission Deadline for the Upcoming Demo Day
    Sign Up Now
  • 11th November 2021
    Demo Day Malaysia
  • 12th December 2021
    Demo Day Malaysia
  • 14th January 2021
    Demo Day Malaysia
  • 10th September 2021
    DemoDay Malaysia x KrAsia (ended)
  • 31st October 2021
    Submission Deadline for the Upcoming Demo Day
    Sign Up Now
  • 11th November 2021
    Demo Day Malaysia
  • 12th December 2021
    Demo Day Malaysia
  • 14th January 2021
    Demo Day Malaysia

Prizes and Benefits

Prize/Benefits Demo Day Contestants Demo Day Winner
Alibaba Cloud Credits 3,000 USD 60,000 USD
Connect to our VC partners from Southeast Asia and China
A chance to get 1-on-1 technical support from Alibaba Cloud
Potential media exposure from 30+ media companies in Asia
A chance to become an Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Star
An exclusive "Go China" package
Join Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerator

DemoDay Malaysia x KrAsia (Highlights)

AsiaStar Focus | EP01: Curlec & Minimo Tech from Malaysia

Come and meet the AsiaStars from Alibaba Cloud's DemoDay Malaysia x KrAsia! Get to know Zac Liew, Co-founder and CEO from Curlec, and Jerome Sim, Founder and CEO of Minimo Tech, and listen as they share their startup stories and their point of view towards technology innovations in Malaysia. The DemoDay Series are part of Alibaba Cloud's Project AsiaForward.

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Rules and FAQs

Each DemoDay event has two stages.
Stage 1: Qualification - Register your startup information and submit your business plan to participate. Participants from Alibaba Cloud, VC Partners, KrAsia, and TIA will decide and judge the finalists.
Stage 2: DemoDay Final - Go through a close-door live online session, impress the judges with your presentation, and win fabulous prizes!

How Do I Participate?

- Complete your registration (e.g. provide your company's basic information)
- Submit your Business Plan

Who Are the Judges?

- Alibaba Cloud SA Leaders and Country Managers
- VC Partner Representatives
- KrAsia and TIA Operating Experts

What Are the Criteria for Qualification?

- Business Development (40%): Address industry pain points and develop new technology during product development
- Business Model (40%): Commercialization of products or services, existing revenue channels, and existing collaborative partners
- Potential for Internationalization (20%): Status of overseas expansion and future plans

How Do I Know if I’m Qualified for DemoDay Final?

All results will be revealed via the DingTalk group.

Who Will Be in the Close-Door Session?

- Qualified Startups
- The DemoDay Judging Panel
- Staff from Alibaba Cloud, 36Kr, and TIA

What Is the Agenda of DemoDay Final?

- Opening Session (5-10 mins.): Opening address from Alibaba Cloud Country Manager
- First Half (~40 mins.): Presentations + QA Sessions
- Intermission (~10 mins.)
- Second Half (~40 mins.): Presentations + QA Sessions
- Ending Session: Wrap Up + Conclusion

How Long Should My Presentation Be?

Your DemoDay Final presentation should be around eight minutes.

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Register for Alibaba Cloud Demo Day Malaysia

The Alibaba Cloud Demo Day Malaysia aims to seek out and empower high-potential budding startups
in Asia who have dreams of becoming the next breakout story. We invite startups from all stages and industries,
with hopes to lead Asia's next stage of digital innovation, to propose their ideas and ambitions!

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