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About the Program

This is a 3-month acceleration program for entrepreneurs with ideas in public transportation, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and lifestyle solutions on the cloud. Entrepreneurs who already have an existing enterprise in this area are also encouraged to apply. This program is in partnership with MDeC, StartupMalaysia.org and TM in line with Digital Malaysia initiative.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the program, applications should meet the following criteria:

  1. Open to Malaysians who have ideas in public transportation, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and lifestyle solutions on the cloud OR for existing enterprises in this area.
    For existing business: The business/ enterprise must be registered in Malaysia
    For new startups: The founder of the startup MUST be a Malaysian
  2. Applications can be made individually or in teams
  3. Must be committed to undergo the program for 90 days. Commitments required from your end: • 3 hours per week = 12 hours per month contact time.
    • All contacts are with mentors and domain experts
    • Founders have to work on their ventures for 30 hours per month
    • Founders/Participants are not required to give up their day jobs

Selection Process & Program Content



1st Month:
The founders engage the mentors and receive feedback on their product/ service. The goal is to orient the team in the correct direction, pivoting their focus, market strategy, or idea

2nd Month:
Founders work with their mentors on specific issues like customer interaction, partner opportunities, and product development

3rd Month:
Founders develop a plan for action which includes fundraising, pitching investors, launching the product, or developing a company strategy
 

Program Timeline

A summary of the important dates are as follows:
 

Call for Entries (4 weeks) 1-30 Nov 2013
Closing Date for Entries 13 Dec 2013
Shorlisting I 16 – 20 Dec 2013
Announcement of top 20 27 Dec 2013
Shorlisting II
Pitching Session for top 20 & Announcement of top 5
8 Jan 2014
3-month Acceleration Kicks-Off 20 Jan 2014 – 20 Apr 2014
Closure/ Demo Day May 2014

Submission

Deadline: 13th December 2013 (by 5pm)

Online Form can be accessed HERE

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it open for Malaysians ONLY?
For existing business : The business/ enterprise must be registered in Malaysia For new startups: The founder of the startup MUST be a Malaysian

Can existing businesses apply OR is it only for new startups?
You can apply with an idea or as an existing enterprise. The accelerator is designed to address the need of your business on 1-to-1 basis which means every stage will be handled differently

Do I have to be at the co-working space provided during this 3-month period?
Yes and No. Yes when there is an event or program organised for all the 5 startups to attend and for those who wants to utilise the space provided. You are not required to be there all the time.

Who are the DMCAP I graduates and how well did they do?
For an overview of DMCAP I (1st Batch – 2012/2013), you can view a short video here
Details on DMCAP 1 Graduates can be viewed here
 

Contact Information

Any questions and correspondence regarding this program should be directed to:

Ms Punitha,
Senior Manager, StartupMalaysia.org
punitha@startupmalaysia.org


"StartupMalaysia.org at its sole discretion may choose not to disclose certain information in a response to any question or query, if in our view such details would affect the fairness or transparency of the selection process for the program or convey an undue advantage to an applicant.

StartupMalaysia.org also reserves the right to disclose to all other applicants an answer or clarification to a question from an applicant in the interest of fairness, objectivity, and transparency of this program."