In-Person Event

How to Start a Startup in Penang

Learn about the local ecosystem

Jan 12, 2016
04:30 am - 07:00 am
@CAT, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
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Penang has a fast growing startup ecosystem, and entrepreneurs here are lucky to have so many resources available to help them in their journey. However, many people don't know about all of the resources available, the differences between them, or what resources are right for them. At "How to Start Up in Penang", we will gather representatives from different entrepreneurial organizations, and top local entrepreneurs, to outline the local resources and provide tips on how to build a startup in Penang.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a local startup
  • Anyone who wants to meet local investors, accelerators, co-working spaces, and founders
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the resources available for local entrepreneurs


Both very seasoned entrepreneur in Penang, Li Chau Ging and Radin Ikram will share about HOW and WHY they quitted their job as engineer and started their own business to become founder and entrepreneur. 

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Introductory to Founder Institute Penang
  • Sharing Session #1: by Li Chau Ging (Switch) 
  • Sharing Session #2: by Radin Ikram
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant


About The Mentors (Speakers) 

Radin Ikram

Radin Ikram is no stranger to success as an entrepreneur and a coach. He specializes in getting the best out of SME business owners & busy business executives.

Radin is also an experienced manager and trainer and has a successful track record in operations management, management training and team building, both in his own companies and in the corporate market.

Leaving a lucrative 14 years career with an international MNC, he started on his entrepreneurial journey by starting his own medical consultancy business that he run with his wife. After 4 successful years as a business owner, he took on the challenge of sharing his knowledge with other small business owners and helping them to fulfill their dreams. Within this new capacity he utilizes his wealth of experience as a coach as well as his ability to lead a team with passion and heart.

As an operations manager, his major accomplishments include the transfer of manufacturing operations from USA, Europe and Asia to Penang, Malaysia.

He also led the development and setting up of full manufacturing and supply chain system infrastructure to support the order fulfillment processes of the transferred products. His leadership enabled the operations to ship in excess of US$500M/year within 30 months from start-up.

As a Business trainer, he is an associate member of Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) and has many years of experiences in providing training and coaching for new managers as well as problem solving and decision making techniques. He was also the local course leader for MIM for Diploma in Supervisory Management (DISM), Diploma in Management Program (DIMP) and Bachelor of Business in Business Administration (BBBA) programs.

Having lived and worked in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, USA and UK has given him an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist for businesses in urban and rural areas, whether they be small or large organizations. His passion is coaching people and he has successfully coached teams in service, support as well as building operations systems. He now

call Penang home and is happily married to his wife and business partner, Dr. Rosita Ramli. He is blessed with four sons, born and raised on the "Pearl of the Orient".

Radin a passion for sports and travel and an innate skill in bringing out the best in the people he works with. I believe that, "Being in business should give you more life! " and he is having the best time of his life.

Li Chau Ging

Li Chau Ging was former engineer in SONY, and he founded CG Computers in 1995. Currently he is the Managing Director at Switch (CG Computers Sdn Bhd).

Switch is a leading Apple Premium Reseller and Apple Premium Service Provider in Malaysia with 26 outlets in Penang, Kedah, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Melaka, Kelantan, Johor, Terrengganu, Sabah and Sarawak


This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit

[Network photo from Shutterstock]


Radin Baidrul Ikram

Radin Baidrul Ikram Radin Soenardi

Co-Founder, Managing Director @ Pearl Maternity Hospital

Chau Ging

Chau Ging Li

Managing Director @ CG Computers Sdn Bhd


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