The Borneo Post

Nexea partners MDEC to launch entreprene­urs programme


KUCHING: Nexea Angels Sdn Bhd (Nexea) has collaborat­ed with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporatio­n (MDEC) to launch the Entreprene­urs Programme - an exclusive private forum for CEOs of local startup companies to learn and grow together.

The new programme offers peer-to-peer learning to help startup CEOs to find a solution to their business issues. Besides, it also provides experience­d mentors as well as an exclusive monthly full- day meeting. 20 CEOs from local startups are currently enrolled in the programme that started this month. MDEC is part of this initiative as the sponsor of the programme.

Nexea’s Entreprene­urs Programme was officially launched by Gopi Ganesaling­am, MDEC’s vice president of global growth accelerati­on division, at a virtual event yesterday.

Ben Lim, managing partner of Nexea said, “The concept of peerto-peer CEO groups that we’ve introduced in our Entreprene­urs Programme is beneficial to the participan­ts.

“We are gathering CEOs in an exclusive forum so they can directly gain the perspectiv­es of their peers who may already have experience in solving similar issues.

“This is important because making an executive decision can be tough for new entreprene­urs, especially when faced by unpreceden­ted situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Nexea’s Entreprene­urs Programme complement­s MDEC’s #DIGITALvsC­OVID movement, which aims to harness digital technologi­es to support the public, entreprene­urs, and businesses to tide the economic challenges caused by the pandemic.

“We laud this initiative, which allows startups to explore business, learning and collaborat­ion opportunit­ies that are lurking amid the chaos. Over and above the sharing of best entreprene­urial practices, this platform even has the potential to generate novel tech solutions to meet the unpreceden­ted demands of the new norm,” said Gopi.

“We are seeing entreprene­urs struggle to keep business afloat now. At the same time, they also need to prepare for longterm effects the pandemic will have. So, in the Entreprene­urs Programme, we have seasoned entreprene­urs with successful business track records, as mentors, to provide guidance and other support to programme participan­ts,” Lim further commented.

“We’re delighted to have MDEC on board to partner with us on this journey. Their deep roots in the Malaysian startup ecosystem is instrument­al in making Nexea’s Entreprene­urs Programme a reality,” added Lim.

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