For the first time ever, we have the opportunity to gather all of our winners from each region and create a showcase of entrepreneurship like no other seen before.
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 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.
Our invitees (nominees and VIPs) will be selected to participate in panel discussions, roundtables and keynote slots throughout these 2 days, along with special networking sessions throughout.
Dec 7th18:30 : Welcome dinner @KLCC20:30 : Networking reception @Stratosphere
Dec 8th - GECommunity Summit @KLCC09:00 - 13:00 : GECommunity Panels & Keynotes14:00 - 19:00 : GECommunity cluster lab discussions20:00 - 22:00 : GECommunity VIP dinner
Dec 9th - GSAwards09:30 - 15:30 : GSAwards Power Panels in association with Maybank18:00 - 20:00 : VIP Dinner & GECommunity closing @KLCC20:00 - 23:00 : GSAwards gala night @Plenary Hall, KLCC23:00 : After party @Zouk
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.
Panels are 35mins + 10min Q&AKeynotes are 20mins +10min Q&A
Each panel / keynote will try to answer:> How does this subject differ in your region?> What is the most disruptive change in the industry over the past 5 years?> What are the current hot topics?
09:30 - Open & intro
09:45 - The importance of starting up ecosystems10:45 - The reality of the social landscape
11:30 - LUNCH / BREAK
12:30 - How to keep evolving the investment model13:15 - How to facilitate the magic of entrepreneurs14:00 - How creativity in workplace drives innovation14:30 - Creating ecosystems one city at a time
15:00 - CLOSE
The importance of starting up ecosystemsModerated by: James Digby, Founding partner @GSA
> Mahadir Aziz, Cyberview / CoInno8 Labs> Alina Suslova, Main Organizer @ Startup Village Skolkovo> Gopi Gangesalingam, VP MDEC> Y.Bhg Prof Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Exective @IRDA
- 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?
Social Enterprises - Topic: The reality of the social landscapeModerated by: Lilyana Latiff, Executive Chairperson @MYNEF
>Alina Călin CEO @Mira Rehab> Ingi Rafn Sigurdsson CEO @Karolina Fund> Ehon Chan Executive Director @MaGIC> Ken 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?
How inclusion in the workplace drives innovationModerated by: Kim Balle, Partner @GSA
Panelists:> Simon Anquetil Chairman @TechPilotFund> Anne Suwanjindar Previous: AMEX, Pfizer executive> Lilyana 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?
Investments - Topic: How to keep evolving the investment modelModerated by: Representative from Maybank Innovation
Panelists:> Markus Lang MD @Pioneers Ventures> Representative from @500 STARTUPS> Andrew Tan, Managing Partner @TinkBig Ventures
Asking:- Why is there a trend in cross border investments?- 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?
Co-working spaces - Topic: How to facilitate the magic of entrepreneursModerated by: Peter Kovacs, Founding partner @GSA
Panelists:> Kata Klementz, CEO @L’office; Budapest, Hungary> Kristian Justensen, CEO @Rainmaking Loft; Copenhagen, Denmark> Charle Charoenphan, COO @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?
GSAwards GALA NIGHTWe will be giving out 5 awards on the night:
Best social enterpriseBest co-working spaceInvestor of the YearEntrepreneur of the YearStartup of the Year
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.
During the time in Malaysia we will also conduct interviews in association with national (Malaysian) and international press. There will also be side sessions such as “Carpool Pitching” where participants can pitch to a well-known investor (Think Shark Tank mixed with Carpool Karaoke) and will be filmed going through the city centre for 15-30mins and the chance to participate in committees and panels with the local startup ecosystem sharing what can be learnt from how you do business at home.
The awards are just a small part of the entire experience, and with confirmed participation we’re able to add more items to the agenda as we get closer to the date.
We look forward to welcoming you to Malaysia for one very special trip!