Alibaba Cloud's AsiaForward Startup Day

A G E N D A

Welcoming Address : Innovate Malaysia Digital Future & Opening Keynote : Unleashing the Potential of FinTech

Start Up Stars Sharing : How to Build a Thriving Start Up?

Panel Talk: Defining the Malaysian Start Up Challenges and Opportunities in 2022

Demo Day Awards Ceremony

Breakout Sessions with VCs

Overview

Alibaba Cloud's AsiaForward Startup Day is part of the initiatives to nurture local Malaysian start ups & talents and help them grow their businesses via cloud infrastructure. We at Alibaba Cloud are invested in accelerating your business with our ever-growing ecosystem. As the new initiative of Project AsiaForward, the AsiaForward Startup Day is a FREE full-day hybrid event featuring interactive knowledge exchange, where we bring leading startups from China and Southeast Asia to share their experiences and learnings from rapid growth and development. In the afternoon, we have a half day event featuring Malaysian VCs and Startups on innovating Malaysia's digital future.

This is a hybrid event where you can join us at the event hall (registration ticket is provided once it is approved). For those who are unable to join us, the show will be broadcasted LIVE too!

Venue : Mega Star Arena, Viva Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur | 24th March, 2022 Thursday

A G E N D A

  • Time

  • Topic

  • Speaker

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • AsiaForward Start Up LiveStream

  • Broadcast from Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

  • 13:30 pm - 14:00 pm
  • Check in & Registration

  • 14:00 pm - 14:10 pm
  • Welcoming Address : Innovate Malaysia Digital Future

  • Huang Kun | General Manager of Malaysia, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

    Tham Lih Chung | Executive Director of Handsprofit, Chairman of Eatcosys

  • 14:10 pm - 14:30 pm
  • Opening Keynote : Unleashing the Potential of FinTech

  • Jubin Mehta | Senior Banker & Serial Entrepreneur

  • 14:30 pm - 15 :00 pm
  • Start Up Stars Sharing : How to Build a Thriving Start Up?

    Featured : Nexmind AI | Eco Community | Singular

    The founders of Start Up Stars who participated in the Demo Day will be sharing their journeys and stories with us. Daily lives of running a start-ups, what are the challanges and rewards in their industry and how they build a thriving start up in the pandemic.

  • Francis Lui | Founder & CEO of Nexmind AI

    Lim Khoon Bin | CEO of Eco Community

    Terrence Hooi | Co-Founder & CEO of Singular

  • 15:00 pm - 15:30 pm
  • Panel Talk: Defining the Malaysian Start Up Challenges and Opportunities in 2022

  • Shenola Gonzales | CEO of Alevate Solutions

    Bryan Chung | Advisor of Fidelity Funding

    Tham Lih Chung | Chairman of Eatcosys

    Zac Liew | Co-Founder & CEO of Curlec

    Lee Seng Hee | CEO of ibilik.com

  • 15:30 pm - 15:45 pm
  • Demo Day Awards Ceremony

  • 15:45 pm - 17:00 pm
  • Breakout Sessions with VCs

  • Dr Melissa Foo | Head of Sunway iLabs Ventures

    Bryan Chung | Advisor, Fidelity Funding Sdn Bhd

    Tham Lih Chung | Chairman, Eatcosys Sdn Bhd

    William Lien | Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Mystartr Sdn Bhd

Speakers

Don't Miss Out

Kun Huang

General Manager of Malaysia, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Kun leads a team of experts to enable the adoption of cloud technology for hundreds of customers in Malaysia with strong passionate in driving business transformation for businesses locally. Kun brings more than 15 years of experience in the information technology. He works with channel partners and clients from SMBs, Enterprises to create business value through cloud-based innovation.

Dato Lim Wern Siang

Founder & Managing Director of HandsProfit

Dato Lim Wern Siang is the founder and managing director of Handsprofit, the official partner of Alibaba Cloud and operator of Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center Kuala Lumpur acting as an incubator to provide a conducive environment with full-scale of services and assistances for start-ups to grow in Malaysia and beyond.

Tham Lih Chung

Executive Director of Handsprofit, Chairman of Eatcosys

Tham is the Executive Director of Handsprofit, also the co-founder and chairman of eatcosys, a retail and financial technology solution provider which offers retail solutions operated by specialists in its respective fields that enable retails and e-retails to be relevant throughout every lifecycle of business. Tham also overseas Fidelity Funding, a venture capital corporation registered with Securities Commission, as the managing director.

Lim Khoon Bin

CEO of Eco Community

Khoon Bin the Managing Director and Founder of SmartClass Solution and Eco Community. He has accumulated more than 30 years of experience in IT and Business Management. Currently, he is the President of Malaysia Creative Teaching and Learning Association, Secretary General of Malaysia E-Commerce Association (MECA) and Deputy Secretary General of Malaysia Lin Chamber of Commerce.

Francis Lui

Founder & CEO of Nexmind AI

Francis is ex-Yahoo in Sunnyvale, California and the brainchild behind the entire direction and strategies of the overall Enterprise AI Platform of NexMind AI. Under Francis Lui leadership, NexMind AI is being awarded a Cradle CIP Accelerate Grant of MYR2 millions and to expand to 4 countries. NexMind also made notable progress by inking multiple MNCs projects and also emerged as the Winner of the Prestigious APICTA Award 2021 for Digital Technologies.

Terrence Hooi

Co-Founder & CEO of Singular

Terrence Hooi is a serial entrepreneur, former investment banker, Phyton quant developer . grown livetradr.com financial publishing site from zero to 55k members within 2 yrs. traded above $30 mn. worth of equity options. Masters of Finance & Investment, Exeter University, UK.

Shenola Gonzales

CEO of Alevate Solutions

Shenola Gonzales is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (ICAEW, UK). She started her career with Ernst & Young, UK and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, ranging from managerial finance and accounting, business consulting, business development and fundraising. Previously the Head of Investments at pitchIN, Malaysia’s leading alternative investments platform, Shenola has extensive experience in delivering results focused on the alignment and achievement of mutual strategic goals with the clients in their fundraising efforts.

Bryan Chung

Advisor of Fidelity Funding

Bryan has more than 15 years’ experience in venture capital investments and incubation in the South East Asia region. He was previously COO of an equity crowdfunding platform and board member of an e-wallet company in Malaysia. Bryan is a Council member of CPA Australia’s Malaysia Division and chairs the Division's Digital Transformation Committee. He is also part of the Digital Technology Implementation Committee at the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Zac Liew

Co-Founder & CEO of Curlec

Zac is the Co-Founder and CEO of Curlec, a Malaysian based FinTech startup. Prior to Curlec, Zac worked at Barclays Bank and was a Product Manager for two Enterprise Tech companies. He was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List 2020.

Dr Melissa Foo

Head of Sunway iLabs Ventures

Dr Melissa Foo works with startups to co-create solutions for a sustainable future, leveraging on the network and resources of Sunway Group and Sunway University. As an angel investor, impact investor and Vice President of the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN), she is also actively involved in early-stage investments and innovation across sectors such as Health, Education, Fintech, Food & Agritech, Smart Cities, Retail Tech and Social Impact.

William Lien

Co-Founder & COO of Mystartr

Mr. Lien has more than 20 years Corporate Management experience. He was the top executive of Acer & Harvey Norman Malaysia. A leading brand in IT and Mass Merchant industry. Mr. Lien is actively promoting ECF (Equity Crowdfunding) to Startups & SME to grow their business speedily with alternative capital resources.

Lee Seng Hee

CEO of ibilik.com

CEO at ibilik.com, Oil & Gas Engineer turned Technoprenuer. Founded iCARES in 2018, Malaysia Most-Advanced IoT Enabled Strata Management System. Founded SpacePlus in 2020, Malaysia 1st IoT Enabled Rental Management System. 2021 Nov, SpacePlus merged with ibilik.com and became the Largest end to end room rental platform.

Jubin Mehta

Senior Banker & Serial Entrepreneur

Jubin has also worked on exciting consulting projects involving Digitisation, Big Data, Digital Lending with large brands like Axiata Digital and Courts. He currently heads a micro-lending and supply chain entity and also helps establish tech start-ups from South Asia into Malaysia. His first entrepreneurial venture was building a Machine Learning platform for Banks to understand Transactional Data Behaviour of Consumers which he successfully exited in 2020.

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