Sinar Harapan Aidilfitri 2018

Sinar Harapan Aidilfitri 2018

KUCHING (10 June 2018): This year Ramadhan with the “Madrasah” values, IGMS in collaboration with StartUp Borneo have engaged the public in helping and contributing to the Asnaf and Mualaf who were in need for support and assistance in the interior within and outside of Kuching City, Sarawak. Donations and contributions collected from the public were distributed to the needy during the last 10 nights of Ramadhan in order for the unfortunate muslims to celebrate Ramadhan together with the rest of the muslims community and welcoming Syawal with fun and blessings. Thank you from StartUp Borneo to everyone who have made the Sinar Harapan Aidilfitri 2018 program successful. [Admin]...
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Majlis Makan Malam Intelektual Melayu Sarawak 2018

Majlis Makan Malam Intelektual Melayu Sarawak 2018

KUCHING (8 May 2018): Malays in Sarawak should be thankful for having a political party like Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) which unites the community and never takes their unity for granted. Petra Jaya incumbent Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof who gave this reminder at a fund-raising dinner hosted by Sarawak Malay Graduates Association (IGMS) at a local hotel on Sunday added that Sarawak Malays should look at the Malays in Peninsular Malaysia who are divided by political affiliation. “Here in Sarawak, the Malays are united under PBB which is why we have no issue of division within the community here. I hope Sarawakian Malays will always appreciate unity,” he said. The dinner, which was also held to mark the association’s 24th anniversary, raised about RM100,000 for the association’s activities. Fadillah also advised IGMS to help the Malay community to keep up with the latest technological advances and acquire technical skills. “I believe most of us are aware of latest technologies which can help us in...
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A New Global Company From Sarawak, Serba Dinamik, Shared Its Success Story

A New Global Company From Sarawak, Serba Dinamik, Shared Its Success Story

Serba Dinamik to explore innovation and promote startup culture with StartUp Borneo in Sarawak  KUCHING (6 May 2018) – Serba Dinamik, the new global company from Sarawak, shared its success story during a dinner talk organised by the Ikatan Graduan Melayu Sarawak (IGMS) or Sarawak Malay Graduates Association at a leading hotel in Kuching. About 200 Malay graduates attended the talk by Dato’ Dr. Ir. Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer of the company. The talk was part of the program of the association in conjunction with its 24th anniversary celebration this year. Dato’ Seri Fadillah Yusof who was recently the Minister of Works before the parliament was dissolved last month and currently in the midst of campaign for the GE14, officiated the occasion. Also in attendance was YB Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Minister in the Chief Minister Office in charge of Ombudsman and Integrity of Sarawak, Datuk Abdillah Abdul Rahim, CEO of SATT College and Dormani Hotel and Datuk Bujang...
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Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera Akan Diadakan, kata Azmin

Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera Akan Diadakan, kata Azmin

Kongres masa depan Bumiputera akan diadakan, kata Azmin KUALA LUMPUR (1 Ogos): SATU kongres masa depan bumiputera dan negara akan diadakan dalam tempoh terdekat sejajar dengan agenda memperkasa ekonomi bumiputera, kata Menteri Hal Ehwal Ekonomi Mohamed Azmin Ali. “Kita akan mengumpulkan pakar ekonomi daripada pelbagai sektor untuk membincangkan langkah yang akan diambil untuk memperkukuh keadaan ekonomi bumiputera,” katanya ketika menggulung perbahasan usul menjunjung kasih titah ucapan Yang di-Pertuan Agong bagi kementerian itu di Dewan Rakyat, hari ini. [Source: "Kongres masa depan Bumiputera akan diadakan, kata Azmin" published by The Malaysian Insight] Photo Credits: The Malaysian Insight...
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5 Leading Startups to Emerge From Kuching

5 Leading Startups to Emerge From Kuching

Let’s take a look at some of Kuching’s homegrown up-and-coming enterprises poised to make a difference KUCHING (August 10): When you’re located 977 kilometres away from the country’s capital and essentially most of the convenience that West Malaysians take for granted, naturally you learn to be independent quickly, finding ways to be self-sustainable. In recent years, Kuching has quickly become a fertile ground for numerous startups that tackle various issues faced by locals, introducing innovative approaches to aid the community. With the help of localised launchpads such as Startup Borneo, more entrepreneurs are able to bring their ideas to fruition, boosting the local economy and creating more job opportunities for Sarawakians. Let’s take a look at Kuching’s most successful startups to be making a difference in Kuching’s entrepreneurial landscape under the guidance of Startup Borneo.   Roselle’s Kitchen    The company’s main ingredient is in the name and this Sarawakian enterprise is proud of it. Realising the vast agricultural potential that Sarawak possesses especially for the...
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StartUp Borneo Bantu Lonjak Bakat Belia Sarawak

StartUp Borneo Bantu Lonjak Bakat Belia Sarawak

Sarawak harus giat mencungkil bakat baru untuk terus maju dan kompetitif pada masa akan datang KUCHING (11 Ogos): StartUp Borneo sentiasa komited untuk berusaha membangunkan potensi, minat dan bakat belia Sarawak bukan sahaja dalam aspek perkembangan kerjaya, malah turut melibatkan bakat-bakat belia dalam bidang sukan futsal. Menyedari bahawa sukan futsal pada masa kini memiliki kelompok peminat dan penggiatnya yang tersendiri, sebagai permulaan, StartUp Borneo telah bersetuju untuk membiayai sebahagian kos pasukan futsal belia, IGMS-YJFT yang turut bertarung dalam perebutan kejuaraan sulung Karnival Futsal FIGOS-AKYBMS (KFFA) 2018. Menurut Pengerusi StartUp Borneo, Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, usaha melahirkan bakat baru dan pemimpin dalam kalangan belia adalah amat penting terutamanya untuk melahirkan pelapis-pelapis baru yang berkaliber di negeri Sarawak. “Sarawak harus giat mencungkil bakat-bakat baru untuk memastikan negeri ini terus maju dan kompetitif pada masa akan datang” katanya dalam catatan terbaharu di laman Twitternya. Program KFFA 2018 ini merupakan anjuran Amanah Khairat Yayasan Budaya Melayu Sarawak (AKYBMS) dan rakan kolaboratif strategik itu FiGOS Sarawak, Vikings Futsal International, Kelab...
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1st StartUp Borneo Pre-Pitching Hosted at International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak

1st StartUp Borneo Pre-Pitching Hosted at International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak

KUCHING (1 July 2018): On June 30th, StartUp Borneo held its first pre-pitching session of startups or a brief oral description of projects for investors. It is being set up as a startup community platform and a chance for startups to: Pitch new ideas and showcase innovative solution to specialists in Sarawak especially for digital technology applications. Receive constructive feedback from Ministry such as Ministry of International Trade and e-Commerce (MITeC), International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (ICATS) as a Higher Education institution, industry players such as Digital Economy Hub and others. To match potential partners and obtain financing or matching grant for the participants of StartUp Borneo. StartUp Borneo invited startup founders of unique projects, product developers from SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprises), B2B (Business-to-Business), and B2C (Business-to-Consumer) companies with initial ideas and innovations to take part in the StartUp Borneo pitching sessions. All candidates required to present their products or services to investors, government ministries and industry players. The preference was given...
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Unconventional Reform For Bumiputeras And National Agenda

Unconventional Reform For Bumiputeras And National Agenda

Policy makers and CEP's think-tanks proposes unconventional reform that required in order to build greater future for the country especially Sabah and Sarawak and to achieve greater national development goals    Figure 1: Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid at his welcoming speech for the Pre-Congress of the Future for Bumiputeras & the Nation 2018 (Pre-KBN 2018). Putrajaya, 28 AUG: The 2018 Pre-Congress of the Future for Bumiputeras & the Nation (Pra-KBN 2018) took place in Putrajaya today on the theme “Addressing the Challenge Faced by Bumiputeras in the New Malaysia.” Pra-KBN 2018 was welcomed by the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor, Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid. Pra-KBN 2018 have hosted experts and economists from various sectors in the country to discuss the measures to be taken to strengthen the national economy. Tuan Haji Abdul Kadier Sahib, a prominent Bumiputera entrepreneur from Sarawak and well-known for a very successful Malaysian Multinational Oil & Gas company, was among those being called to join the congress. Figure 2: Among delegations participated in...
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MITeC Steps Up Activities To Promote Digitalisation and Digital Economy

MITeC Steps Up Activities To Promote Digitalisation and Digital Economy

MITeC steps up activities to promote digitalisation and digital economy MIRI (31 May 2018): The Ministry of International Trade and eCommerce (MITeC) is intensifying its activities this year to enhance the state’s efforts to embrace digitalisation and embark on the digital economy. MITeC assistant secretary Catherine Lee said they are targetting 24 programmes for eCommerce programmes alone to benefit 5,000 people. Figure 1: Lee (back row centre) poses with speakers, participants and organising committee members at the conclusion of the seminar. These included programmes and training, courses, workshops and incubators, National and International Conference on e-Commerce, local and International expo and showcasing financial assistance, Sarawak Marketing Development Grant (SMDG) and Sarawak eCommerce Grant “We hoped that through these proposed programmes, there is greater awareness on eCommerce for example, for “Online marketing workshop“ scheduled in February and July in Lawas, Serian, Miri, Sibu, Mukah, Limbang, Lundu and Kota Samarahan, the objectives are hands on teaching/learning on related topics such as copywriting, social media ads and Search...
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