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Uber Partners with MaGIC and Digi Incub8 To Launch ASEAN’s Next Great Idea

The Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Uber and Digi have launched an ideation lab aimed at growing exciting, impactful business ideas from entrepreneurs within the ASEAN region.

A panel from MaGIC, Uber and Digi will handpick the top 20 entrepreneurs to participate in a two week ideation lab, which will run on Digi Incub8 and MaGIC’s pre-accelerator curriculum, at MaGIC’s campus in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

The selected startups will learn how to develop three key aspects of their future business: customer, product and market. These will help the entrepreneurs fine-tune their ideas or concepts and create a working prototype, preparing them for the next stage of seed investments and funding.

Winners will have the opportunity to meet early-stage investors and other key players within the entrepreneurship ecosystem in San Francisco.

“This could be a great springboard for early-stage companies in the region to fine-tune their innovative and revolutionary ideas further before going into the market. We also hope that the lab will provide the participants with a forum for education, mentorship and inspiration, leveraging on the knowledge-based economy. We look forward to your submissions and remember, there are no ideas too small,” said Ashran Ghazi, CEO of MaGIC, in a press statement.

Founded in 2014, MaGIC offers access to local, regional, global investors and partners that are committed to nurturing the startup ecosystem.

Digi Incub8 is a pre-accelerator programme for idea stage startups. It is part of Digi-X, Digi Telecommunications’ innovation lab.

Article published on e27.co

For more details about the ideation lab and participation, please visit this link.

MaGIC Malaysia MaGIC is a startup and entrepreneurship program run by the Malaysian government is a one stop centre for entrepreneurs aiming to transform Malaysia into a dynamic entrepreneurial nation. 

Digi Malaysia DiGi.Com Berhad is listed on Bursa Malaysia and is part of the Telenor Group, a global telecommunications provider. DiGi provides mobile voice, Internet and digital services to 11 million customers.

 

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