Scaling Up Malaysian Startups

Scaling Up Malaysian Startups


27 SEPTEMBER 2023 @ 9.30AM - 2.00PM (GMT+8 MYT)


AVANTÉ Hotel, Petaling Jaya or

Online via Zoom

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or an SME owner looking to navigate the dynamic world of startups? Look no further! Join us for Time Digital Masterclass’ first-ever hybrid session at the Avanté Hotel in Petaling Jaya which will also be streamed live on Zoom.

At this conference, you’ll discover why more startups are choosing Malaysia as their home base, drawn by its strategic location, robust infrastructure, and forward-thinking policies.

Furthermore, while starting, growing, and scaling a business in any ecosystem presents its own set of challenges and opportunities, how do you validate your idea, develop a standout product, capture your customer base, and secure the necessary funds in this fast-paced economy?

What you'll learn this month:

  • What are the hurdles and obstacles that startups encounter, including regulatory complexities, market competitiveness, and talent retention?
  • How can you tap into the diverse funding sources available for startups in Malaysia?
  • What strategies can you employ to expand your business beyond national borders and establish a global presence?

As an SME, you’ll have the opportunity:
To engage in an enlightening panel session with the speakers. Listen to the stories, experiences, and insights of CEOs, co-founders, and managing partner of thriving Malaysian-based startups. Gain practical advice, learn valuable lessons, and acquire tips on successfully building and scaling your startup within Malaysia's growing ecosystem.

Don't miss out on this chance to connect, learn, and pave your way towards startup success. Reserve your spot now and take the first step in shaping your entrepreneurial journey.


Kevin Lee, CEO, Sellercraft
Drawing from a decade of profound involvement in shaping the e-commerce landscape, Kevin left a notable mark during his tenure as CEO of Lazada e-Logistics and CBO of Lazada Malaysia. Now at the helm of Sellercraft, he aspires to distil his wealth of insights and experiences to empower ordinary sellers helping them define their pathways to success.

Lennise Ng, CEO and Co-founder, Dropee
In 2017, Lennise co-founded Dropee with a vision to revolutionise the way businesses buy and sell in bulk through a digital platform that promotes transparency and convenience. The mission is to enable businesses to serve millions of mom-and-pop stores in a better, faster, and smarter way. Dropee is now helping thousands of SME businesses solve their procurement struggles, and building stronger trust with their suppliers and banks.

Yeoh Chen Chow, Co-founder, Fave
A serial entrepreneur, Chen Chow through Fave has helped to digitise tens of thousands of local SME businesses, from restaurants, spas, to other service providers. Before Fave, he co-founded KFit and was the Regional Operation Director for Groupon Asia Pacific. An Eisenhower Fellow and an alumnus of Cornell University, he is also an angel investor, who has invested in numerous early-stage startups in the region.

Xelia Tong, Managing Partner, Investor Relations & Partnerships, ScaleUp Malaysia
At ScaleUp Malaysia, Xelia oversees investor relations and partnerships, securing investments for both the Company and its portfolio companies. She was a part of Malaysia’s dynamic funding ecosystem, with experience in both public and private sectors. During her time with Cradle Fund, she facilitated funding for 185 entrepreneurs, several of whom subsequently garnered nearly USD 30 million from domestic and international investors.

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Business Matching

For SMEs looking to connect with other businesses, reach out to us with your details, and you’ll have a separate session to network with others!