#MA2016 SCHEDULES

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Welcoming Address by Ashran Dato' Ghazi, CEO of MaGIC
  • 9:45 AM - 10:55 AM: Keynote
    • Entrepreneurship: A Journey Worth Taking?
      by Adriana Gascoigne
      Keynote

      Adriana Gascoigne is intimately familiar with the fears, risks and tremendous rewards of taking the leap into entrepreneurship. She’s not only leading a startup; she’s leading a global movement. Adriana is the founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on eradicating gender disparities in the world of startups and high-tech. In “Entrepreneurship: A Journey Worth Taking,” Adriana will share her personal story of being a woman in the startup world and taking the concept of Girls in Tech from a humble networking mixer to a global organization with 60 chapters and more than 40,000 members. She’ll highlight powerful startup case studies and share her go-to apps and tools that empower and enable entrepreneurs across all roles and industries to innovate and execute. And, finally, she’ll share her best advice, and tangible strategies, for taking a startup concept from dream to market.
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  • 10:55 AM - 11:00 AM: TRANSITION
  • 11:00 AM - 12:25 AM
    • From 0 to 1M USD in Funding
      by Ricardo Vice Santos & Andreas Blixt
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Ricardo is the Co – founder and CEO of Roger, the first-of-its-kind voice platform, making communication and the technology we use feel closer to real human interaction through voice recognition.Previously he was the founding member of Spotify’s U.S Engingeering team, and led the market growth for Spotify, he was also recognised as one of the top 100 most creative influencers by Fast Company. Andreas Blixt is the Co-Founder and CTO of Roger. Andreas is a widely respected technologists , and started her first Software development company at 18 where she grew up between Sweden, Norway and Spain. And with a passion for developing web games.
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    • Caffeine Fix: Staying High When Things Get Low
      by Rebecca Scott
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      For this session, Rebecca Scott will be conveying the essence of developing the right mindset required to drive a Social Enterprise. Prepared to be mesmerised as she navigates us through the inevitable challenges faced during her journey in alleviating youth homelessness.
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    • How Large Corporations are Innovating to Help The Startup Ecosystem
      by Praveen Rajan
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Praveen heads up Digi-X, a brand new innovation unit within Digi that aims to imagine, create and grow compelling digital services and businesses beyond the traditional telco. Digi-X also leads the company’s efforts to incubate, accelerate, invest and acquire startups in Malaysia. Praveen is enthusiastic about democratising technology which explains his ongoing fascination for all things digital, having spent more than 15 years in the internet and mobile industries. He joined Digi in 2007 and was appointed Chief Digital Officer on 1 June 2016. Prior to Digi, he co-founded a social networking startup called LifeLogger in 2003, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer.
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  • 12:25 AM - 12:30 PM: TRANSITION
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Future of Learning
      by Rob Castaneda
      Entrepreneurship Track

      As Rob looks towards the next 15 years, he is excited about new trends in technology that will continue to shape the way we learn, ranging from global collaboration, building cultures of continued learning and the wave of augmented/virtual reality technologies that will become mainstream before we know it. Catch a glimpse of his vision for the future by attending this particular talk.
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    • Turning Social Responsibility Into An Asset
      by Tobias Gould
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      Take away lessons from a UK social enterprise expert. Your country's economy needs you to solve social problems through entrepreneurial solutions. That's a big challenge but it’s also the reason why you are in business, and can be used to attract talent, partnerships and customers!! Explore your 'HOW' and 'WHY' in this interactive workshop.
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    • How to Tell Unforgettable Stories About Your Product?
      by Danish Farhan
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Coming Soon!
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  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: LUNCHBREAK & NETWORKING SESSION
  • 2:30 PM - 4:25 PM
    • Ladies First: Journey of the African Passion
      by Eric Kaduru
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      Kad Africa is making significant improvement in the economic and social well-being of out-of-school girls, leveraging on the power of innovative farming, marketing and communications. Make time to learn how to craft a compelling package to win the trust of your stakeholders and why Eric is passionate about the fruits of this labour.
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  • 2:30 PM - 3:25 PM
    • Beyond Crowdfunding: Power of Crowd in Networking Development
      by Frank DeGeorge
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Frank DeGeorge is the Co-Founder & CEO of YouStake. Frank is a former Army Captain with over 10 years of military experience and an entrepreneur since age 16; previously at Merrill Lynch as FINRA Series 7 licensed representative in Wealth Management; and MGM Resorts International in Management Associate Program.
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    • Digital Media: Changing Consumption BEhavior, and How It Affacts the Publishing World
      by Gary Liu
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Every few years, the internet moves into a new “platform era”. From portals to the open web to social to mobile, each shift is marked by different user behaviors, especially in content discovery and consumption. In this session, we will discuss this accelerating change and how digital creators should be thinking about the future of discovery.
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  • 3:25 PM - 3:30 PM: TRANSITION
  • 3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
    • The Tinder Effect: Transforming Connectivity
      by Sriram Krishnan
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Currently the Head of International Growth at Tinder, and previous VP of Humin (acquired by Tinder), the Technology Executive and early stage investor is passionate about building and growing innovative technology services. Prior to Humin, he was the founding member of the Growth & Expansion team at Spotify helping Spotify expand to 75 Mil MAU and 20 mil paying users in over 60 countries. Before Spotify, Sriram worked in management consulting, advising PE firms on M&A transactions and Fortune 500 companies on growth and organisation strategy.
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    • Managing Disruption Both in Terms of Opportunity & Challenges
      by Senthil Balan
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Participants will learn about how Uber has managed distruption to the industry and to itself. The key learning include the importance of solving a problem at scale for what the world needs or will need when developing an idea and also the impact of disruption both at the start and during the lifecycle of a company to the innovation culture.
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  • 4:25 PM - 4:40 PM: TEA BREAK
  • 4:40 PM - 5:15 PM: Keynote
    • How MoneyLion Disrupted the Personal Finance Space in US?
      by Diwakar Choubey
      Keynote

      Dee is the CEO and Co-Founder of MoneyLion. Prior to founding the Company in late 2013, Dee spent 11 years on Wall Street, holding various positions at Goldman Sachs, Citadel, and Barclays. Dee focused much of his time advising and investing in financial institutions, tech-enabled lenders, brokers and asset managers. Dee and his co-founders found significant opportunity to create a direct-to-consumer online financial services firm as a result of the confluence of events leading to the US mortgage crisis, which in turn kept banks from providing a full spectrum of consumer finance products directly to consumers. Dee holds an Economics B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago and participates in various philanthropic activities in New York City, where he lives with his wife and child.
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  • 5:15 PM - 5:20 PM: TRANSITION
  • 5:20 PM - 6:50 PM: MENTORING SESSIONS
  • 7:00 PM : End of Day 1
  • 8:00 am - 9:15 AM : Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM : Keynote
    • Seriously Speaking: Where Do We Go From Here?
      by Rebecca Scott
      Keynote

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  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: TRANSITION
  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Getting Startups Past the Infancy Stage
      by Andreas Bezamat-Homer
      Entrepreneurship Track

      How to build and scale a 5-star app on iOS & Android by:
      - Establishing a clear vision from day 1
      - Building a strong team
      - Putting your users and customers first
      - Implementing a tight 7 day release cycle
      - Opinionated product design - Understanding the lopsided dynamics of both the App Store and Google Play - Being curious, persistent, and having a sense of urgency
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    • Sleeping Your Way to the Top!
      by Jamie Green
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      Your team and those you partner with can make or break your SE. Jamie educates you on how to learn from failure and create shared valued partnerships and collaborations for sustained progress, just as he's done for his sleepwear business to mitigate homelessness.
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    • The Importance of Innovation in Fulfilling A Need
      by Kerk Kee
      Entrepreneurship Track

      This session distinguishes between innovation and creativity, and that successful innovations are driven by customers’ needs. Once prototyped, you will learn how to sell an innovation within your organisation so it can be developed and marketed. Finally, data analytics allows you to differentiate true evidence of success from mere hopes.
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  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: TRANSITION
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Design Thinking for Non-Designers
      by Jerome Axle Brown
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Axle had an exciting career advancement during his early years while working on two Obama presidential campaigns, and moved on to Entrepreneurship and Innovation projects with the U.S. Department of Energy. He stumbled upon the Open Master’s Program that opened up a whole new world of possibilities for him. After two years of self -taught UX designing skills, he turned down an opportunity at the White house to follow through with an 18 - month research sabbatical in SEA. Axle is now the design lead at Human Inc , specifically focused on strategic R&D, business development and workshop facilitation.
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    • Making Technology Work Off the Grid and Offline
      by Kagnarith Chea & Marn Ravy
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      They innovated technology to bring education to communities in the remotest of areas that have no access to it. This duo will demonstrate how technology can be used offline to provide an effective learning platform.
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    • What I Have Learnt from 4 Startup Experiences, a World Travel to 22 Countries and Raising 2 Angel Investments - The Story of Thriving Talents
      by Michael Teoh
      Entrepreneurship Track

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  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: LUNCHBREAK & NETWORKING SESSION
  • 2:00 - 2:55 PM: FIRESIDE CHAT
    • Government's Role in Supporting the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
      by Johnathan Lee (Executive Director, MaGIC) Woon Foo Wen (CEO, Greentech Malaysia Alliance) Mohamed Azman Mohamed Taufik (Senior Vice President, Credit Guarantee Corp) Tan Siao Ping (Specialist, Platcom Ventures) Azizul Rokman (Assistant Director, MyIPO) Moderator: Sheahnee Iman Lee
      Fireside Chat

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  • 2:55 PM - 3:00 PM: TRANSITION
  • 3:00 PM - 4:55 PM
    • Changing Coordinates: The Need to Pivot
      by Harun Master & Tobias Gould
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      Selling trendy water bottles and funding water projects around the world may seem pretty hip, but it hasn't always been that way for the guys at Jerry Bottle. They have come together from very different backgrounds to collaborate using ‘business model generation’ to find new ways of reaching customers. This experiential learning in pivoting is something you shouldn't miss.
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  • 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
    • Everday I'm Hustlin'
      by Mangala Karunaratne
      Entrepreneurship Track

      He lost it all in the dot.com bust, returned to Sri Lanka and founded Calcey Technologies looking to start over. But, the war intensified and customers got cold feet. Think your startup faces tough conditions? Serial entrepreneur Mangala Karunaratne shares his experience of growing a company amid many challenges.
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    • The Case for Factoring Out Common Technology
      by Andreas Ehn
      Entrepreneurship Track

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  • 3:55 PM - 4:00 PM: TRANSITION
  • 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
    • The Convergence of Tech, Music & Entertainment
      by Joshua Donaldson
      Entrepreneurship Track

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    • Products That Solve Problems
      by Katarina Szulenyiova
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Having spent the past two years identifying the most investable seed-stage startups across 17 Asian countries for Seedstars World, Katarina has extensive insights into the recent entrepreneurial trends in the region. Her main passion lies in connecting the startups to the right partners to fuel their international growth.
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  • 4:55 PM - 5:15 PM: TEA BREAK
  • 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM: MENTORING SESSIONS
  • 7:00 PM : End of Day 2
  • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM : Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM : Keynote
    • Growing Through Mistakes
      by Fadzarudin Anuar
      Keynote

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  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: TRANSITION
  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • The Ultimate Startup Marketing Strategy
      by
      Entrepreneurship
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Best practices on launching your business Twitter profile to connect with your target market and how to amplify the reach with Twitter Ads Solutions.
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    • Building Your Brand For Greater Impact
      by Tony Meloto
      Social Entrepreneurship
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      How do you convince partners and investors to buy into your mission-driven organisation and what is the groundwork needed to achieve this feat? Founder of the renowned Gawad Kalinga spills the beans on how to win in poverty alleviation.
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    • Hunting South-East Asia's Next Unicorns
      by Vishal Harnal
      Entrepreneurship
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Vishal is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital firm and accelerator with a portfolio of over 1,500 companies across 50 countries. Based out of Singapore, Vishal was brought on to lead and scale 500’s operations in South-East Asia. Vishal’s efforts at not only investing, but building the teams, systems, processes and operations have enabled 500 to become the most active venture capital firm in the region. In the past 24 months, 500 has invested in over 120 of the region’s most promising, high-growth startups including Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak, KFit and 99.co
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  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: TRANSITION
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Leveraging Your Payment Infrastructure to Scale Your Business, Both Domestically and Internationally
      by Audrey Ottevanger
      Entrepreneurship Track

      In 2015, over 35% of all online traffic took place on smartphone, creating new opportunities and categories for commerce. The world has gone mobile and if your business isn’t optimised for it, you’re getting left behind. We power some of the worlds leading mobile disruptors like Uber, AirBnB and Hotel Tonight. You will here from Audrey Ottevanger, Market Development Braintree Asia, on how mobilising your payments can not only grow but globalise your business.
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    • To Measure, Or Not To Measure: Impact
      by Shirley Maya Tan
      Social Entrepreneurship Track

      Understanding how your social enterprise is doing, and how it can do better, is crucial information for your funders; but how important is the impact measure for them when evaluating when and how much to give next? The key to success in Social Entrepreneurship is the Social Entrepreneur himself/herself. Hear directly from the impact investor.
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    • Investors Speed Dating
      by Various Stakeholders
      Entrepreneurship TrackSocial Entrepreneurship Track

      Watch this space for speed dating registration. Our team will determine your superpower by matchmaking you with a compatible investor.
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: LUNCHBREAK & FRIDAY PRAYERS
  • 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM: FIRESIDE CHAT
    • Chasing Early Stage Capital: How to WOW Angels and PLEASE VCs
      by Adam Lindemann (CEO, MindFund), Tan Ban Eu (Co-Founder, Offpeak.my), Clarence Leong (CEO, EasyParcel) || Moderator: Raiyo Nariman (Managing Director, Mercatus Ventures)
      Fireside Chat

      Coming Soon!
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  • 3:55 PM - 4:10 PM: TEA BREAK
  • 4:10 PM - 5:35 PM
    • Growth Hacking Your Way to Glory
      by Brian Wong
      Entrepreneurship Track

      Coming Soon
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    • iPay88: Corporate Supporting Startups
      by Lionel Liong (Special Officer, JcbNext) Mahadhir Aziz (GM, Tech Hub Development Division, Cyberview)
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  • 5:10 - 5:35 PM: TRANSITION
  • 5:40 PM - 6:40 PM
    • Mentoring Sessions
      by attending speakers & investors
      Mark your spot for MA2016's mentoring session. Startups will be given an opportunity to interact with our attending speakers and coaches. The mentoring session aims to guide startups to the right direction by strengthening their entrepreneurial skills in various themes.
  • 7:00 PM: End of Day 3
  • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Panel Session
    • From Artist to Entrepreneur: My Way
      by Joe Flizzow & Altimet || Moderator: Ravjit (MaGIC)
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  • 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Actorpreneur: The Journey of a Creator
      by Razif Hashim
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  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • What I Learned from Being an Entrepreneur in the Music Industry
      by Reza Salleh
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  • 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM: TRANSITION
  • 12:15 PM - 5:45 PM: CAREER FAIR
  • 6:00 PM: END OF DAY 4
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