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Digi kicks off Incub8 entrepreneur workshop in Sabah

AvantiKumar | July 27, 2016
Digi’s Incub8 initiative has been designed to complement and support the development of Malaysia’s startup ecosystem.

Digi Incub8 in Sabah 

Photo - Participants of the Digi Incub8 ideation workshop with Digi's Chief Digital Officer, Praveen Rajan (4th from left).


Digi Telecommunications (Digi) has started its first Digi Incub8 ideation workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah recently, which is part of its initiative to boost local techpreneurs and startups.

Commenting on the initiative, which was attended by  40 entrepreneurs, Digi's Chief Digital Officer, Praveen Rajan said, "Embarking on an entrepreneurial pursuit begins with having an idea, and Malaysia is not short of talented and creative individuals with great ideas, but all too often, the challenge is taking these ideas further and turning them into possible viable businesses."

"This weekend's workshop was tailored to help fellow Malaysians kick-start their entrepreneurial journey by addressing the challenges of building a business from an idea upfront; from creating an idea that meets a need, identifying opportunities in the market, and then building a suitable business model around it," said Rajan.

"We aim to help them take steps forward to start up, and fuel further involvement in our local startup community with this effort," he said.
The three-day ideation workshop saw participants between the ages of 17 and 62 years-old moving through five different sessions over the weekend session, where they learned the meaning of becoming an entrepreneur and cultivating the entrepreneur's mind-set, the stark reality of learning to fail, bounce back and try again, building solid ideas, and identifying business opportunities and generating a business model suited to the idea.

Digi Incub8, which is a partnership with 1337 Ventures and its Alpha Startups programme, together with Digi Accelerate and Digi Challenge for Change are Digi's startup engagement initiatives designed to complement and support the development of Malaysia's startup ecosystem.


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