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 its first edition being held from 26th-28th March 2021, and aims to revitalise the early stage startup ecosystem.
KLSS 2021 will be 100% virtual given the current circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The virtual summit is being held in partnership with Microsoft Malaysia as the main sponsor this year and many other supporting sponsors such as Stripe, MaGIC, MDEC, Xero, Ampersand Agency, Finnext Capital, ipaymy, Tuas Capital Partners and The Hive Southeast Asia.
According to the Summit Director, Inbaraj Suppiah, “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.”
“Startups play a vital role in our economy as innovators, disruptors and first-movers. We’re excited to be part of the KL Startup Summit, to help enable local startups make real impact in their markets and drive digital innovation in the region. We look forward to walking with more founders along their growth journey and supporting them to scale and achieve more,” said K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.
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. The theme for this edition of KL Startup Summit 2021 is “Talk Less, Do More”, and that’s exactly what the organisers aim to do with various activities planned throughout the 3 days.
This startup summit will be very focused on early stage startups and founders where the aim is to inspire new startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as help them connect with investors, mentors, corporates, partners, and talent. The various 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.
The summit will be structured along several themed tracks with confirmed tracks such as HealthTech, LawTech, FinTech, Blockhain, MobilityTech and EdTech with various partners such as DoctorOnCall, Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM), Blocklime, Access Blockchain Association, SOCAR Malaysia, Forward School and many other ecosystem partners.
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.
In 2019, the Cyberjaya Startup Summit hosted a private pitching session between selected startups and potential investors. 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 pledge their investment on the spot.
KL Startup Summit 2021 promises to be a startup event with real impact for the early-stage startup ecosystem. They have also recently announced via social media that 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. All tickets can be purchased from the KLSS 2021 website.