‘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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CM: Digital economy needs world-class ICT infrastructure

CM: Digital economy needs world-class ICT infrastructure

CM: Digital economy needs world-class ICT infrastructure KUCHING (4 April 2017): The state government is fully committed to developing digital economy despite Sarawak being far behind in the technology circle. In order to catch up, the state needs to build a world-class ICT infrastructure, Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said. For that to happen, he said the state government must take the lead in driving the development of the physical ICT infrastructure, rather than leaving it to commercial operators and service providers and at the pace and mercy of others. “Enough is enough. If we cannot achieve commercial viability, we will pursue economic feasibility as we need to move our economy into remote areas where none has dared to go before. “After all, the ICT backbone is the infrastructure that will enable other new industries to flourish. “This means that the Sarawak government may have to own our own physical networks – as South Korea is doing,” he said at in his keynote...
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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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Sarawak’s Vision for Smart City Get Recognition at World Urban Forum 9 and Massive Potential for Foreign Investment

Sarawak’s Vision for Smart City Get Recognition at World Urban Forum 9 and Massive Potential for Foreign Investment

RESONICS Consultancy together with policy makers and Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council’s think-thank optimistic that Malaysia can build great smart cities especially in Sarawak and to achieve sustainable development goals for the country Kuala Lumpur, 13 FEB: The ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Wednesday, 7 February, to Tuesday, 13 February 2018, on the theme “Cities 2030 – Cities For All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda.” WUF9 also welcomed UN-Habitat’s new Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, former Mayor of Penang, Malaysia. Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) Smart Cities Alliance have hosted a networking event on the final day of WUF9. The China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) was among one of those being invited to present at the networking event to share on their smart cities experiences and latest development initiatives in Malaysia. The CREC’s Head of Business Development, Dato‘ Abd Hamid Mohamed, shared his views on current urban-rural landscape and...
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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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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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Sarawak, West Kalimantan Youths Jointly Explore Tech, e-Commerce Opportunities

Sarawak, West Kalimantan Youths Jointly Explore Tech, e-Commerce Opportunities

Sarawak, West Kalimantan youths jointly explore tech, e-commerce opportunities KUCHING, August 18: Aspiring young entrepreneurs in Sarawak has forged an understanding with their counterpart in West Kalimantan to jointly explore growth opportunities involving technology and e-commerce. Sarawak’s StartUp Borneo inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia-Kalimantan Barat (Hipmi Kalbar) here today for this purpose. The signing was held at the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) Sarawak Region office. StartUp Borneo chairman Abdul Qaiyum Alidin said his members mounted an economic recce to Pontianak recently, and the MoU was a result of that trip. “With the signing of the MoU, we will be collaborating in more activities between Sarawak and West Kalimantan youths in how we can develop both regions in terms of technology and e-conomy,” he told reporters covering the event, which also featured StartUp Borneo’s second prepitching initiative. Hipmi Kalbar chairwoman Denia Yunirati Abdusamad, who was present with several delegates, said she hoped to see a lot of exchange in knowledge...
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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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