GLOBAL STARTUP AWARDS GRAND FINALE 2016
For the first time ever, we have the opportunity to gather all of our winners from each region and create a showcase of entrepreneurship in the stunning metropolis city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and bring an intense 3 days of celebration, recognition and learnings via our alumni and VIP delegates.
SCHEDULED PROGRAM Dec 9th - GSAwards09:30 - GSAwards Power Panels in association with Maybank @Maybank Innovation
09:30 - Open & intro09:45 - How to facilitate the magic of entrepreneurs10:45 - The reality of the social landscape11:30 - LUNCH / BREAK12:30 - How to keep evolving the investment model13:15 - How creativity in workplace drives innovation14:00 - The importance of starting up ecosystems14:30 - CLOSE15:00 - GECommunity Summit closing keynotes @Plenary Hall, KLCC17:00 - GECommunity Summit closing18:00 - GSAwards gala night20:30 - VIP Dinner22:30 : After party @Zouk, TREC
Power Panels partner by MaybankA special gathering of panels and keynotes that look across topics that span the entire entrepreneur ecosystem with a rare collection of major startup ecosystem players from the US, Nordics, South East Asia and Central Europe, to discuss and take learnings from the different corners of the globe.
HIGHLIGHT PANELThe importance of starting up ecosystemsModerated by: James Digby, Founding partner @GSAAnne Cheng, Founder @Startup NationGopi Gangesalingam, VP @MDECUdesh Chaskar, CEO @AllChat World
Asking:- What elements do you need to create successful ecosystems?- Can you also stimulate a startup ecosystem around the hubs?- Should there be someone in the business of managing ecosystems? - Should it be a top down or bottom up approach?- How can enterprises benefit from these regional ecosystems?- Can you create a network between ecosystems?
PANELCo-working spaces - Topic: How to facilitate the magic of entrepreneursModerated by: Balazs Komar, Partner @xLabsPanelists:Kata Klementz, CEO @L’office; Budapest, HungaryKristian Justensen, CEO @Rainmaking Loft; Copenhagen, DenmarkKelly Payavichien, Operations @Hubba; Bangkok, Thailand
Asking:- What role does a co-working space play in the ecosystem?- What makes for a great co-working space?- How does co-working look in 10 years time?
PANELSocial EnterprisesModerated by: Lilyana Latiff, Executive Chairperson @MYNEFTopic: The reality of the social landscapeIngi Rafn Sigurdsson CEO @Karolina FundEon Chan VP of Social Enterprise @MaGICKen Chua CEO @Theseabilities
Asking:- What makes a social enterprise? - Does one “good” outweigh another?- How has the social enterprise ecosystem changed in the past few years?- How much does making money mean to you as a business?
PANELHow inclusion in the workplace drives innovationModerated by: Jerric John Lyns, Partner @Startup Awards IndiaOskar Malm Wiklund Partner @Startup Grind, SwedenAnne Suwanjindar Head of Digital @DKSHLilyana Latiff Chairwoman @MYNEF
Asking:- Why are we lacking diversity in the workplace?- Should there be facilitated diversification in the workplace?- What benefits do diverse teams bring?- Why integrate your company in the first place?
PANELInvestments - Topic: How to keep evolving the investment modelModerated by: Matt Morrison, Founder a-spacePanelists:Simon Anquetil, Chairman @Tech Pilot FundRobert Neivert, Partner @500 STARTUPSAndrew Tan, Managing Partner @TinkBig Ventures
Asking:- What makes your particular approach to investment so successful?- How easy is it to manage a “remote” investment?- What can be done to better investments from an early stage?- How should startups approach for funding?- What are they key indicators of a great startup for you?
The main event of the day will be the gala night and closing party to the GECommunity Summit. Here we will spend the evening celebrating entrepreneurship and recognise the achievements that make the tech industry the powerhouse it is in today’s modern business landscape. 5 awards will be handed out on the night:- Investor of the year- Co-working space of the year- Best social enterprise- Founder of the Year- Startup of the Year
The shortlisted nominations are made up from original category winners from all the active regions (The Nordics, South East Asia, Central Europe) and the winner will be decided by jury voting. To find out more about the process, please head HERE.
THE MAIN EVENT @ The Plenary Hall, KLCC
We will be working with our hosts the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in conjunction with their Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit (GECommunity).
The GECommunity summit is a 2-day event that gathers all industry players to explore strategic agendas and drive new market driven philosophies and innovations that develop the ecosystem and micro-ecosystems around the world. It is intended to become the Davos of entrepreneurship where thought leaders, investors and change makers of the global entrepreneurship ecosystem converge to consolidate, reimagine and design the future of entrepreneurship within 8 distinct cluster groups.The audience will be full of the world's top entrepreneurial talents, investors and journalists and will be open to select members of the public.
Our gala night will be to date the largest production we’ve ever managed, and will be an entertainment showpiece to be held at the 3000 seater Plenary Hall at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The event will continue with networking at the afterparty which is to be held at Zouk - the largest entertainment venue in Kuala Lumpur.
So come join us for what is to be the largest startup celebration in the world to date!