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How Axiata’s ‘Asia gateway’ strengthens Malaysia’s Digital Hub strategy

AvantiKumar | Nov. 20, 2017
‘Malaysia continues to attract interest from startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. Strategically located at the heart of ASEAN, Malaysia connects businesses to a regional market of more than 625 million people,’ said MDEC CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood.

The Challenge was first announced at the Introduction to MIFE event on August 22, 2017. Participants of the Axiata Digital Challenge were expected to comply with the following criteria:

  • Clear demonstration of business idea
  • Pitch to demonstrate quality and innovation of business idea
  • Compelling use of MIFE's APIs to demonstrate tools and technologies
  • Passion and commitment to drive and accelerate market growth as part of market reach expansion strategies

The panel of judges included representatives from MIFE, Axiata Digital, Axiata Digital Innovative Fund (ADIF), and WORQ.

Leading to the Challenge, MIFE organised a Technical Deep Dive that attracted the participation of 50 start-ups. A series of demonstration and consultative sessions were organised for the participants.
The panel of judges have selected five winners of the Axiata Digital Challenge 2017 are:
i. Vectory Innovation Sdn Bhd
ii. Silentmode Sdn Bhd
iii. PicHere
iiii. Moneybay
v. CanBoleh

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