After two successful editions of the Cyberjaya Startup Summit in 2018 and 2019, the team behind the summit is bringing you the rebranded KL Startup Summit 2021, with the inaugural edition held from 26th-28th March 2021. KLSS 2021 will be 100% virtual given the current circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the event led by PixaLabs, the innovation arm of Pixaworks Creative.
The virtual summit is being held in partnership with Microsoft Malaysia as the main sponsor this year and many other supporting sponsors such as MaGIC, MDEC, Xero, Ampersand Agency, Finnext Capital, ipaymy, Tuas Capital Partners and The Hive Southeast Asia.
“This summit is going to be action-oriented, with all stakeholders and partners committed to providing resources for the growth of our Malaysian startup ecosystem, and we’re grateful that Microsoft Malaysia has shown their full commitment and support for our local ecosystem,” said Summit Director, Inbaraj Suppiah.
The main aim of this summit is to support the early stage startup ecosystem and create opportunities for early stage founders to build and grow their startups. It will be very focused on inspiring new startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as helping them connect with investors, mentors, corporates, partners, and talent.
Sessions at KLSS 2021 will comprise of insightful talks, interactive discussion panels and a series of masterclass workshops by successful startup founders, ecosystem builders, investors, corporates and government partners. In addition, the summit will be structured along several themed tracks such as HealthTech, LawTech, FinTech, Blockchain, MobilityTech and EdTech.
KL Startup Summit 2021 will kickoff with Microsoft Developers Day on 26th March 2021. Microsoft Developers Day is a Developers conference with a difference, brought to you by Microsoft Malaysia. The virtual program will bring together keynote speakers, industry champions, community leaders, business owners and developers over the course of the day, to inspire and educate you, the builders of tomorrow.
Microsoft Developers Day is open and FREE to all Developers, CEOs, CIOs, IT Professionals, Startups Students, Educators, Partners and everyone who is interested to see where and how the world’s latest technology can help you move forward.
For the KL Startup Summit, the organisers will be hosting a “Shark Tank” style event for on-the-spot fundraising, in partnership with STARTFUND. The organisers have curated good-fit investors who are passionate about supporting early stage startups and are able and willing to sign term sheets on the spot.
KL Startup Summit 2021 promises to be a startup event with real impact for the early stage startup ecosystem. Due to overwhelming support from sponsors and partners, the virtual access to the summit is now FREE for all Startups but you can still get their swag kit with an optional RM50 ticket, while corporate and investor tickets are priced at RM300 each.