KUALA LUMPUR – After two successful editions of the Cyberjaya Startup Summit in 2018 and 2019, the team behind the summit is bringing you the rebranded KL Startup Summit 2021, with its first edition being held from 26th-28th March 2021.
The virtual summit is being held in partnership with Microsoft Malaysia as the main sponsor this year. According to the Summit Director, Inbaraj Suppiah, “This summit is going to be action-oriented, with all stakeholders and partners committed to providing resources for the growth of our Malaysian startup ecosystem, and we’re grateful that Microsoft Malaysia has shown their full commitment and support for our local ecosystem.”
Furthermore, with a central theme of ‘Talk Less, Do More’, KLSS 2021 will be 100% virtual given the current circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Inbaraj said that “Between now and the summit date, we are hoping that some of the key activities can still be physical events albeit with full SOP adherence if the government lifts the MCO restrictions in the near future.”
Moreover, this startup summit will be very focused on early-stage startups and founders where the aim is to inspire new startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as help them connect with investors, mentors, corporates, partners, and talent. The various sessions at KLSS 2021 will comprise insightful talks, interactive discussion panels and a series of masterclass workshops by successful startup founders, ecosystem builders, investors, corporates and government partners.
The summit will be structured along several themed tracks with confirmed tracks such as HealthTech, LawTech, FinTech, Blockchain, MobilityTech, EdTech and Digital Marketing with various partners such as DoctorOnCall, Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM), Blocklime, Access Blockchain Association, SOCAR Malaysia, Forward School and many other ecosystem partners.
Besides that, no summit will be complete without an exhibition and KLSS 2021 will not disappoint. What would be a first for a Malaysian startup event will be the digital exhibition format where Malaysian startups will be able to virtually showcase their products and services to potential customers, investors, and partners.
The summit will also host a JomHack hackathon demo day and an Ideathon specially designed for tertiary students who are interested in entrepreneurship.