Malaysia SME

Standard Chartered Ventures’ funding road map

This article first appeared in Digital Edge, The Edge Malaysia Weekly on June 10, 2024 – June 16, 2024 Once viewed as a competitive threat by banks, financial technology (fintech) companies are now seen as valuable partners that help drive innovation and broaden access to financial services. Recognising the potential of such partnerships to meet market demands, Standard Chartered (SC)… Source link

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Levelling the IR4.0 playing field

This article first appeared in Digital Edge, The Edge Malaysia Weekly on June 10, 2024 – June 16, 2024 Malaysia has made no secret of its ambition to be not only part of but also come out ahead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), also known as Industry 4.0 or Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). Over the past decade, the government has introduced a plethora of initiatives, with the latest… Source link

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High potential startups unveiled at the MyStartup Pre-Accelerator Cohort 3 Demo Day 

5 startups were selected as top winners  26 startups across diverse industries were selected to participate in the 3rd cohort The MyStartup Pre-Accelerator Cohort 3, in collaboration with Growth Charger, celebrated innovation and growth at its culminating Demo Day after more than 16 weeks of intensive mentorship and consultations. The programme also recognised the high-potential… Source link

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Shielding SME ecosystem from natural disasters – MSN

PETALING JAYA: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vulnerable to floods and more should be done to alleviate the losses they incur from natural disasters, according to a report by the World Bank and Bank Negara Malaysia. SMEs were more likely to report financial damage compared with larger businesses and were also more likely to cite indirect losses due to the impact of floods on their… Source link

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Advancing a just transition for social sustainability

This article first appeared in Forum, The Edge Malaysia Weekly on June 3, 2024 – June 9, 2024 The emphasis on pursuing a just transition towards a low-carbon economy has grown in recent years with Malaysia pressing the pedal on renewable energy investment. In our previous article titled ‘ESG meets human capital: Pursuing a just transition’ (The Edge, Issue 1441, Oct 3, 2022), we explored… Source link

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How to join Alliance Bank BizSmart Challenge 2024 for SMEs

Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad has once again launched its Alliance BizSmart Challenge Accelerator (BizSmart Challenge), marking its tenth anniversary.  This seventh iteration of the challenge, which aims to empower and accelerate the growth of aspiring entrepreneurs, has significantly expanded its eligibility criteria, making it accessible to a broader range of small and medium-sized… Source link

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‘Help businesses stay above water’

Govt urged to mitigate losses, provide assistance and streamline claims PETALING JAYA: A long-term strategy to mitigate flood risks is needed to protect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in light of the frequent occurrence of floods due to climate change. The SME Association of Malaysia emphasised on the… Source link

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Shielding SME ecosystem from natural disasters

PETALING JAYA: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vulnerable to floods and more should be done to alleviate the losses they incur from natural disasters, according to a report by the World Bank and Bank Negara Malaysia. SMEs were more likely to report financial damage compared with larger businesses and… Source link

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