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.