S’wak Creating Ecosystems To Incubate New Entrepreneurs

S’wak Creating Ecosystems To Incubate New Entrepreneurs

S’wak creating ecosystems to incubate new entrepreneurs KUCHING (September 9): The Sarawak government is continuously creating ecosystems that support grassroots initiatives to incubate new entrepreneurs,” said Petra Jaya member of parliament Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. He said this was possible through i-Cube and the setting up of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), and Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) to drive Sarawak’s Digital Economy Strategy. In order to bring out the best talent, he said a conducive environment is necessary so that individuals are not driven by extrinsic or intrinsic motives such as social pressures or financial incentives. “As such, the most effective way to manage talented people is to create a stimulating environment that challenges their status quo in achieving our ambitious goals,” Fadillah said in his keynote address for the ‘What’s Next for Sarawak’ forum organised by the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) yesterday. He added no level of natural resources could resolve the problems Sarawak...
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Kongres Bumiputera Kitar Semula Resolusi Lama, Kata Usahawan Melayu

Kongres Bumiputera Kitar Semula Resolusi Lama, Kata Usahawan Melayu

Kongres Bumiputera kitar semula resolusi lama, kata usahawan Melayu KUALA LUMPUR (1 September): HAMPIR tiada resolusi baru dalam Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera dan Negara (KBN 2018) kelmarin untuk mengangkat kedudukan sosio ekonomi orang Melayu dan Bumiputera, kata profesional dan usahawan Melayu, sebaliknya kebanyakan resolusi yang diangkat seolah-olah kitar semula daripada beberapa kongres sebelumnya. Mereka menyifatkan resolusi itu tidak menawarkan idea-idea baharu dan segar malah tidak juga memberi perhatian kepada landskap ekonomi masa kini yang ditunjangi digital. “Resolusi kongres tidak merangkumi banyak perkara. Ia sekadar mengitar semula isu (kongres sebelum ini). Penyelesaiannya tidak memandang jauh ke hadapan. “Perkara seperti revolusi industri keempat dan pendigitalan ekonomi tidak disentuh dalam resolusi,” kata usahawan telekomunikasi Taufiq Hussein kepada The Malaysian Insight. Beliau bagaimanapun mengakui banyaknya idea lama yang dilontarkan semula dalam resolusi kongres itu kerana kurangnya suara pemikir muda, yang lebih memahami kehendak ekonomi semasa. Taufiq, 35, memberi contoh resolusi untuk membangunkan tanah wakaf dan tanah rizab Melayu yang diputuskan di bawah bidang penciptaan dan pemilikan kekayaan. Tetapi ekonomi dunia sudah...
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Sabah, Sarawak To Get Same Benefits As Peninsular, says Dr M

Sabah, Sarawak To Get Same Benefits As Peninsular, says Dr M

Sabah, Sarawak to get same benefits as peninsular, says Dr M KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 1): The government will give focus on the implementation of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to ensure Sabah and Sarawak receive the same benefits as states in the peninsular. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the agreement would be revived to honour all pledges outlined within it. "Although it has been in the backseat for quite sometime, we want to revive the agreement made during Malaysia's formation. "We will focus on all promises made in the agreement so that Sabah and Sarawak will be given the same treatment as peninsular states. "God-willing we will try (to accomplish it)," Dr Mahathir said during a question-and-answer session at the Congress on Future of Bumiputera and the Nation 2018 on Saturday. The session was moderated by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. Also present was Dr Mahathir's wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali and PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Dr Mahathir...
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‘Crowd Funding’ Helps Community Projects

‘Crowd Funding’ Helps Community Projects

‘Crowd funding’ helps community projects KUCHING (30 October 2015): Most of us have heard of ‘crowd funding’ as a way to source for money to fund a cause, project or product. Names like ‘Kickstarter’ or ‘Indiegogo’ are well known although the focus is usually outside Malaysia and you need a lot of ringgit make it to the lowest pledge. Borrowing the concept from another non-local outfit called ‘Detroit Soup’, a local community of youths called ‘The Champions’ started their own version called ‘Sup4good’, an event that played out at The Granary recently. Like its inspiration, Sup4good invites proposals from members of the public who have a great idea, initiative or project that can help the community. Four finalists are shortlisted and given four minutes to pitch the idea to a group of people who paid RM10 for a bowl of soup and a vote. They also have to answer four questions from the audience. There were three presenters for the first Sup4good as the fourth...
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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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Internship Programmes Provide Job Opportunities

Internship Programmes Provide Job Opportunities

Internship programmes provide job opportunities MIRI (25 May 2017): Weststar Aviation Services (WAS) – as one of the leading oil and gas transportation service providers in South East Asia (SEA) – is providing job opportunities through internship programmes to locals where it operates. WAS domestic operations general manager, vice-admiral (R) Datuk Jamil Osman said as of 2017, a total of 750 graduates of mid and high education have undertaken the internship programmes with WAS – the outstanding ones absorbed into working for it. “Internship programmes are part of WAS’ strategies of investing in human resources, not only within the company but also with the community we operate in, especially in Miri,” he said during the handover of certificates to the first batch of four interns at WAS base here recently. Jamil noted that as part of WAS commitment towards providing equal job opportunities to locals, over 50 per cent of its employees in Miri are Sarawakians. He pointed out that WAS recognised the need to strengthen...
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The First E-Sport Association In Sarawak Officially Launched

The First E-Sport Association In Sarawak Officially Launched

Competitive gamers from Sarawak now have the platform to be groom as quality gamers to represent the state of Sarawak in the national and international arena KUCHING, 28 MARCH: The Sarawak Esport Association (SESA) was officially launched earlier this week. SESA has created history by becoming the first E-Sport Association to be registered under the Sarawak Sports Commissioner’s Office on 17th April this year. SESA is also officially endorsed by Ministry Of Tourism Arts Culture Youth and Sports Sarawak and Sarawak Sports Corporation. Competitive gamers from Sarawak now have access to a governing body that regulates the local esports industry which also provides support to groom quality local gamers to represent the state of Sarawak in the national and international arena. SESA’s vision is to be recognized as one of leading and successful E-Sport entities in Malaysia with the mission to develop E-Sport industry for the state of Sarawak. As an E-Sport body, SESA aims are to foster future Malaysian talent, to increase...
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StartUp Borneo to Launch First of Its Kind Entrepreneurship Programme in Sarawak

StartUp Borneo to Launch First of Its Kind Entrepreneurship Programme in Sarawak

StartUp Borneo brings together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, incubators, educational institutions, and government, to promote startup culture in Borneo Kuching, 25 JAN: A community for social entrepreneurship, StartUp Borneo is to be launched this year with first of its kind technology and entrepreneurship initiatives in Sarawak. Leveraging on its cooperation with research and education institutions in Sarawak together with local and foreign startup ecosystem players, StartUp Borneo brings together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, incubators, educational institutions, and government, to promote startup culture in Borneo. The initiatives is expected to provide entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, funding, talent and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. According to Deputy Secretary of StartUp Borneo, Ting Tze Sheng, “StartUp Borneo’s mission is to get communities in Borneo to participate in Sarawak’s rapid development transformation by providing entrepreneurs or startups with opportunity to access high quality mentorship, funding, talent and also a platform to shape the future of digital economy and technology champions in the region.” StartUp Borneo is planning...
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RESONICS to Work with Local Researcher on Blockchain for Smart Energy in Sarawak

RESONICS to Work with Local Researcher on Blockchain for Smart Energy in Sarawak

Application of Blockchain technology for the development in utility industry KUCHING, 15 JAN: RESONICS Consultancy has embarked into the development for Blockchain Technology by working together with Henry, a local researcher who is currently doing research studies at a public research institution in Kuching on the topic related to Smart City in Sarawak. The research topic is focusing more on the analysis and detection of Electricity Theft. The study will explore on the possibility of Blockchain application which can be applied to the proposed framework for Electricity Theft cases in Sarawak. Outcome of the research and development is expected to improve the way utility industry operates especially in the detection and prediction of abnormal energy consumption. Blockchain Technology has the potential to disrupt the way in identifying suspicious energy patterns which in the future the research can be adopted into utility industry in order to efficiently manage cases involving Electricity Theft activities based on digital identity and crypto address classifications. According to Abdul...
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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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