Startup sym­po­sium draws more than 2,000

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

PE­TAL­ING JAYA: Malaysian Global In­no­va­tion & Cre­ativ­ity Cen­tre (MaGIC), which con­cluded the four-day MaGIC Academy Sym­po­sium 2016 (MA2016) last Satur­day, gath­ered more than 2,000 as­pir­ing en­trepreneurs, star­tups, so­cial en­trepreneurs and job­seek­ers for the re­gion’s most com­pre­hen­sive startup sym­po­sium.

The sym­po­sium fea­tured lead­ing in­dus­try ex­perts and op­por­tu­ni­ties for sharp­en­ing skills through the 120 dif­fer­ent work­shop ses­sions, as well as prac­ti­cal knowl­edge through in­ter­ac­tion with star­tups par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ca­reer fair.

Star­tups at ev­ery growth stage par­tic­i­pated in work­shops and re­ceived in­sight­ful con­tent in En­trepreneur­ship and So­cial En­ter­prise from key­note speak­ers such as Girls in Tech founder & CEO Adriana Gas­coigne, Digg founder & CEO Gary Liu, Digi-X chief dig­i­tal of­fi­cer Praveen Ra­jan, Kad Africa founder Eric Kaduru, Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto, Fash­ionValet CEO Fadzarudin Anuar and many more. MA2016 con­cluded with one of the largest startup ca­reer fairs in the re­gion, hosted in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Tech in Asia. More than 100 com­pa­nies, such as Zalora Malaysia, Pik­tochart, Kaodim, KFit, Money Lion and Hon­est­bee pro­vided more than 1,000 can­di­dates with a first-hand taste of the startup in­dus­try.

MaGIC Academy started in 2014 as MaGIC Startup Academy, which aims to pro­vide en­trepreneurs an op­por­tu­nity to take part in work­shops and cour­ses led by some of the most ex­pe­ri­enced do­main ex­perts from Malaysia and around the world.

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