First Committee for StartUp Borneo Formed to Champion Startup Agenda in Sarawak

First Committee for StartUp Borneo Formed to Champion Startup Agenda in Sarawak

2018-2019 Committee meeting for StartUp Borneo conducted at RESONICS Global Sdn Bhd KUCHING, 6 JAN: Startup Borneo has officially launched its first committee of which consist of a combination of entrepreneurs, investors, financial advisors, industry players and engineers and website developer. The Startup Borneo which is being founded by Mr. Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of RESONICS Global Sdn. Bhd. which is providing conceptual design, engineering, consultation and technology product development. Its first committee members included Ms. Siti Dhamirah, Mdm. Ursla Unnie, Mr. Mohd Safiq Saibi, Mr. Hacm Henry, Mr. Kamarulzaman Suief, Mr. Mohd Nuriqwan and Mr. Effy Akhbarizam. Startup Borneo is a community initiative as a platform for entrepreneurs, corporate, investors, incubators, accelerators, educational institution and the government to promote and champion Startup initiatives especially in Borneo. The startup ecosystem will provide mentorship and funding for each successful pitching session which is being judged by professionals and investors from various sectors. The Startup Borneo will eventually organize this initiative three times...
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Mahathir Advisers Propose Review of Malay Privileges To Spur Economy

Mahathir Advisers Propose Review of Malay Privileges To Spur Economy

Long-standing Bumiputra policy favors ethnic majority, from scholarships to contracts KUALA LUMPUR (August 20): Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's hand-picked advisers have recommended changes to Malaysia's Bumiputra policy, a set of affirmative action measures designed to lift the social welfare of the majority ethnic Malays. The policy, introduced in 1971, grants a wide range of privileges -- from scholarships to access to government contracts -- based on ethnicity rather than merit. Past attempts to revise the policy have been met with strong protests from conservatives, including Mahathir, who argued that Malays would be diminished in their own birthplace without state support. According to a statement from the Council of Eminent Persons, the Bumiputera agenda is to be looked at from the view of enhancing Malaysians' socioeconomic well-being. "We want to get it right this time," council head Daim Zainuddin told reporters on Monday. The former finance minister did not reveal the recommendations but said the advisory council would induce a "positive mindset change" of the...
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TIMOGAH.com Jual Sayur Kampung Secara Dalam Talian

TIMOGAH.com Jual Sayur Kampung Secara Dalam Talian

TIMOGAH.com jual sayur kampung secara dalam talian KUCHING (21 Ogos): BUKAN mudah terutama bagi masyarakat yang tinggal di bandar untuk mendapatkan sayur kampung dan hasil hutan seperti daun ubi, terung dayak, daun sabong, midin, tepus, rebung, daun timun dayak bahkan ulat sagu. Namun kini, semuanya boleh dibeli hanya secara dalam talian iaitu melalui Timogah.com, satu-satunya laman sesawang yang menjual hasil hutan Borneo dan turut menawarkan perkhidmatan penghantaran ke rumah atau pejabat setiap hari. Pengasas Timogah.com, Heineken Laluan, 34, berkata, inisiatifnya itu bermula pada November 2017, setelah menyedari tiadanya platform menjual sayur segar terutama yang dari Borneo secara dalam talian dengan perkhidmatan penghantaran. “Selain untuk membantu pengguna membeli sayur tempatan yang segar, hasrat kami juga adalah ingin membantu komuniti luar bandar untuk meningkatkan pendapatan melalui bidang pertanian dengan fokus kepada produk unik dari Borneo,” katanya ketika ditemu bual. Menurut Heineken, kebanyakan yang dijual adalah sayur-sayur kampung dan hasil hutan yang diperoleh daripada para petani dan penduduk di luar bandar, terutama dari kawasan Padawan, Siburan, Kuap dan...
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Usahawan, Syarikat Permulaan Tempatan Harus Manfaatkan Potensi Ekonomi Dengan Mengembangkan Perniagaan

Usahawan, Syarikat Permulaan Tempatan Harus Manfaatkan Potensi Ekonomi Dengan Mengembangkan Perniagaan

Usahawan, syarikat permulaan tempatan harus manfaatkan potensi ekonomi dengan mengembangkan perniagaan KUCHING (18 Ogos): Golongan usahawan termasuk syarikat-syarikat permulaan tempatan disaran menjalinkan kerjasama dengan rakanrakan industri di negara-negara jiran termasuk Indonesia untuk mengembangkan perniagaan. Ahli Lembaga Pengarah Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) Wilayah Sarawak Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg berkata, jalinan kerjasama itu akan membuka peluang perniagaan sekali gus menguntungkan kedua-dua pihak. “Misalnya, upacara penyerahan dokumen Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) antara StartUp Borneo dan Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia Kalimantan Barat (HIPMI KALBAR) hari ini (semalam) merupakan platform terbaik kepada kedua-dua negara berjiran, Sarawak dan Indonesia. “Saya harap peluang kerjasama antara kedua-dua organisasi terbabit dimanfaatkan sepenuhnya, bukan sahaja dari segi ekonomi bahkan semua bidang yang boleh memberi sumbangan kepada pasaran,” katanya kepada media selepas merasmikan program Startup Borneo Pre-Pitching Siri Kedua di sini, semalam. Beliau percaya, banyak potensi baharu yang boleh diwujudkan di antara Sarawak dan Indonesia menerusi kerjasama ini. Bagi pihak MPC Wilayah Sarawak, Abang Abdul Karim berkata, perbadanan akan berusaha untuk membantu mereka supaya segala aktiviti...
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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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