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MaGIC pushes start-ups to think ahead
 04 Oct 2017 23:17
From left: MaGIC Academy executive director Johnathan Lee, Ashran and MaGIC Academy School of Entrepreneurship assistant manager Sharifah Sakinah speaking at a media briefing on MA2017

 

 

Start-ups are urged to look at future trends in order to scale up, says Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) CEO Ashran Ghazi.

Speaking at the launch of the MaGIC Academy Symposium 2017 (MA2017), he says the digital economy offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate, enhance social efficiency and create more impact.

“This is disruptive entrepreneurship at work; the theme for MA2017. We intend to nurture Malaysia’s thriving ecosystem further by driving entrepreneurship development, building creativity and innovation capabilities, and growing talent at home,” says Ashran.

MA2017 is an annual start-up symposium organised by MaGIC and expects to attract over 2,000 participants.

Among notable speakers at the symposium are IDEO partner Tom Kelley, Carousels CTO and co-founder Lucas Ngoo, Tinder international growth head Sriram Krishnan and Pinterest software engineer Adam Burmister.

Over 27 talks, 28 masterclasses, three keynote speeches, eight fireside chats, 75 mentoring sessions and a large career fair are planned for the four-day symposium that begins today.