Founder Institute, a global early-stage start-up accelerator, is setting up its local chapter in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
In a series of exploratory events led by Startup Mamak founder Heislyc Loh and Tzu Ming Chu of Persuasion Technology, the duo aims to guage the interest from the Malaysian technnopreneur community to see if there is enough demand for Founder Institute Malaysia.
Speaking to DigitalNewsAsia, Loh said he learnt about FI last year when he attended an orientation session in Singapore and decided to set up a chapter in Kuala Lumpur.
“2013 is the Year of the Start-up. It is time for a world-class accelerator program to start in Malaysia, and play a major stakeholder role in the nation’s startup ecosystem, to help entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies.”
Should there be enough demand for FI Malaysia, some of the participating mentors will include Qunar.com co-founder Douglas Khoo, Gajah International co-founder and CEO G. Jay Yong, The iProperty Group COO Paul Whiteway, as well TheLuxedNomad.com CEO Stephanie Chai, who closed an investment deal from Tigris Capital during our recent Echelon 2012 event.
What is Founder Institute?
The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback and support from experienced startup CEOs. In just three years of operation, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 650 companies across 37 cities and five continents, making the Institute into the world’s largest startup accelerator.
If you are a first time technology startups based in Malaysia, you can register your interest. Application is open until February 3.
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