Tham Keng Yew of entrepreneurs.my asks in this post, when will people start discussing Malaysian startup efforts as much as they do Singapore’s? What does the Malaysian startup ecosystem need to get the global attention it deserves? After all, Malaysia produces startups of equal quality, refinement and innovation. He highlights Singapore’s network of human relationships and its ability to attract global interest (and thus investors) and wonders if Malaysia’s entrepreneurs place enough value in that aspect of business. The scene hopes that conferences like this month’s OpenWebAsia in Kuala Lumpur can mark the beginning of a new era of networking and relationships.
These are my sentiments exactly, and it’s one of the reasons I’m starting this blog. In its own small way, I’d like for NAI to become part of that ecosystem.