Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has announced the launch of a pre-accelerator bootcamp that aims to help women entrepreneurs validate their business ideas, develop a working prototype, and create a focused go-to-market strategy.
The two-week bootcamp — MaGIC’s Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp: Female Founders Edition is specially curated for startups with female co-founders and will provide them with the opportunity to gain practical skills and capabilities, mentorship from key industry players, and valuable insights from Malaysia’s leading womenpreneurs.
Shortlisted participants will be exposed to training on topics such as idea and market validation, business fundamentals and modelling, go-to-market strategies and product development as well as gaining pitching and demo day experience. Accommodation for the participants are free.
Entrepreneurs play an important role in driving Malaysia towards a fully developed nation status by 2020. Through their innovation, creativity and inherent willingness to embrace risk, entrepreneurs contribute to the country’s growth and the goal to achieve a high income nation.
Ashran Dato’ Ghazi, Chief Executive Officer of MaGIC, said: “Women are often under-represented among the entrepreneur population. To address this gender gap, we need to ensure that we understand the specific challenges which exist for womenpreneurs and that in trying to overcome these challenges we are doing our best to open up market access and provide more targeted support for women. This is why we are proud to launch MaGIC’s PreAccelerator Bootcamp: Female Founders Edition, our new pre-accelerator bootcamp dedicated to womenpreneurs, as MaGIC seeks to empower women within the entrepreneur ecosystem and provide them with a platform to turn their business ideas into a reality. We welcome womenpreneurs from Malaysia and Southeast Asia to apply to Female Founders and take the next step in their upcoming and exciting entrepreneurship journey. We look forward to seeing some innovative ideas come to life.”
Applications open today and run through 21 May 2018, at http://mymagic.my/pre-accelerator. All womenpreneurs and female co-founders in both Malaysia are welcome to apply to MaGIC’s Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp: Female Founders Edition, which also provides free accommodation during the duration of the programme.