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Founder First, Founder Always. Join us in 2023: Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

Today’s economic 'New Normal' is full of reshuffling industries, and new problems in need of solutions - now is a time for entrepreneurs to act. 

Whether you need to test and validate early hypotheses before making a large financial commitment to your startup idea, or you are ready to push your startup to the next level through aggressive weekly growth sprints to refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence, Founder Institute has the proven processes and network to help you do it.

If you could use a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from Malaysia's top investors and entrepreneurs, then apply to the Malaysia 2023 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Malaysia over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs all from the comfort of home:

Malaysia Events:

  • Startup Founder Forum at Xendit Malaysia: 4:00pm, Apr 17, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):

Global or Regional Events:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 8:00am, May 23, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 8:00am, May 28, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 8:00am, Jun 06, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 8:00am, Jun 11, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 8:00am, Jul 16, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 8:00am, Aug 06, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts : 8:00am, Aug 20, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 8:00am, Aug 27, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 8:00am, Aug 29, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 8:00am, Oct 15, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 9:00am, Dec 24, 2024 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur):

Make better, faster business decisions in 2023 by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback and evaluation from our expert mentors and advisors, every step of the way–scale your team, develop new business opportunities, and recruit an amazing advisory board with the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

The Malaysia accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Chris Birrell (Managing Partner, Func Ventures), Kevin Brockland (Managing Partner, Indelible Ventures), Royston King, Sharon Lou (Venture Partner, Indelible Ventures). In addition, some of Kuala Lumpur's top entrepreneurs will be participating as mentors in the program, including:

  • Aaron Sarma: Co-Founder & General Partner, ScaleUp Malaysia
  • Abby Toh: CEO & Co-founder, CollaTeam
  • Abby Ho: Investor, MVP (M Venture Partners)
  • Adlin Yusman
  • Ai Ching Goh: Co-Founder,
  • Aidil Zulkifli: CEO,
  • Aims Hong: Managing Director, FinAIMS Sdn Bhd
  • Alan Cheah: Country General Manager, CARSOME Certified
  • Alex Samson: Founder & CEO, dvhb
  • Alexander Jarvis: Founder, Perfect Pitch Deck
  • Amir Amha: Head Design Language System, Petronas
  • Amir Fazwan Osman, RunCloud
  • Andy Zain: Founder & Managing Partner, Kejora Capital
  • Anthony See: Co-Founder , Food Market Hub
  • Arif Tukiman: Co-founder & CEO, RunCloud
  • Arnaud Bonzom: Founder & Managing Director, Black Mangroves
  • Arzumy Md Yusof: CTO, Fave
  • Ashwin Jeyapalasingam: Co-Founder & COO, CatchThatBus
  • Asyrique Thevendran: CTO & co-Founder,
  • Azran Osman Rani: CEO and Co-Founder, Naluri
  • Azrul Rahim: CEO, Jewel Digital Ventures
  • Bobby Liu: Director, EIR, Touchstone Partners
  • Brian Tan
  • Brian Lewis: Venture Partner, Brian Lewis
  • Caleen Caseryn, Yoga For mums
  • Chen Chow Yeoh: Co-Founder, Fave
  • Cheng Leong Foong: Owner, FOONG CHENG LEONG & CO
  • Chenyi Ang: Chairman, Chartered Software Developer Association
  • Cheryl Yeoh: EIR, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Chi-Kang Chiang: CEO, Foundersbacker.VC
  • Chris Birrell: Managing Partner, Func Ventures
  • Clarence Leong Chee Yee: CEO,
  • Clayton Narcis: Co-Founder & CTO, Alphapod
  • Dash Dhakshinamoorthy: Founder,
  • David Yeng: Managing Partner, Founders Venture Capital
  • Davide Selvaggio: CTO & co-Founder, VOX
  • Deep Moteria: Founder , Elluminati
  • Derek Toh: CEO & Founder, Hiredly
  • Donald Ng: CEO & Founder, Howuku
  • Douglas Khoo: Co-Founder,
  • Dr Al Wee
  • Dr Al Wee
  • Dr Francis Yap: Dr,
  • Dr Oh Ser Wah
  • Dylan Damsma: CEO, Foundingbird
  • Edwin Tay: Director, EasyUni Sdn Bhd
  • Edwin Wang: Founder,
  • Effon Khoo: Founder,
  • Erdinc Ekinci: Co-Director, Founder Institute Korea/Japan, Co-founder, CEO,, inc
  • Eric Cheng: Co- Founder & CEO, Carsome
  • Feng Lim: CEO, START Malaysia
  • Ganesh Kumar Bangah: Executive Chairman, Commerce.Asia
  • Gene Lim: Chief Operating Officer, Farmbyte Sdn Bhd
  • Geoff Holmes: CEO, Tradingpost Group Ltd
  • Ghazanfar Iqbal: Head of Business Development Startups AEM (Pakistan, Myanmar, Cambodia) + Malaysia, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Greg Meehan: CEO & Principal Consultant , Mindemn Pte Ltd
  • Hajime Hirose: CEO, Alphaus, Inc.
  • Heislyc Loh: Founder, Devs Asia
  • Henry Goh: Co-Founder & COO, Macro Kiosk Berhad
  • Henry Ng: Managing Director, Acclime Malaysia
  • Henry Tye: CEO & Founder, Big Domain
  • Hideki Fujita: Founder, SEGNEL Ventures Pte. Ltd.
  • Ian Chua: Co-Founder & CEO, Hermo
  • Ian Turnpenny: CEO & Co-founder, Orgtomic
  • Ivan Hoo: Co-Founder , Inverse
  • Izwan Zakaria: Managing Partner, Izwan & Partners
  • Jag Kaurah: Founder, Algae International
  • Jamaludin Bujang: Managing Director, Gobi Partners
  • James Tan: Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
  • James Conde: Venture Scout and Senior Associate, Investor Relations and Portfolio, SHL Capital and Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Jasmine Hor: Founder & Creative Director,
  • Jason Siew, Xendit
  • Jay Huang: CEO, Pulsifi
  • Jebat Fikrizaman: CTO & co-Founder, RunCloud
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
  • Jeffrey Ling: Programme Director, Ministry of Awesome
  • Jeffry Chan: Co-founder & CEO, SalesCandy
  • Jeremy Vo: Managing Partner, LeapMotiv
  • Jes Min Lua: CEO & Co-founder, Recommend Group
  • Jessica Li: Co-founder & COO, dahmakan
  • Jimmy Tham: Senior Vice President, OSK Ventures International Berhad
  • Jin Xi Cheong: Founder, Poladrone
  • Joe Khoo: CEO & Co-founder, iStore iSend
  • Johnathan Lee: Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Polydigi
  • Johnson Goh: Founder & CEO, AtticTV Pte. Ltd.
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder & CEO, Founder Institute
  • Joy Lim
  • Julie Ng: CEO & Co-founder,
  • Kalyana Teagarajan
  • Kamarulazman Muhamed: Founder & CEO, Aerodyne Group
  • Kevin Brockland: Founder & Managing Partner, Indelible Ventures:
  • Kf Lai: Co-Founder & CEO, BuzzCity
  • Khailee Ng: Managing Partner, 500 Startups
  • Khairu Rejal: Principal, Investible
  • Kit Hoong Tho: Co-Founder , Swingvy
  • Laurent Koehler: Co-Founder and CBO, HK-Dtech Limited
  • Lennise Ng: Co-Founder & CEO, Dropee
  • Lim Cheng Soon: Founder, Netizens Media
  • Liyana Sulaiman: Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder , Pollen
  • Maaike Doyer: Founder, Epic Angels
  • Malek Ali: Founder, BFM 89.9
  • Manu Menon: CEO and Co-founder, Youthopia
  • Mark Koh: CEO & Co-founder, SUPA
  • Martin Khu: Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Neo Technologies PLT
  • Max Shangkar
  • Melvin Chee
  • Michael Leow: Co-Founder,
  • Mouhannad Alshamali: CTO & co-Founder, Orgtomic
  • Nadhir Ashafiq: Co-Founder & Executive Director,
  • Nadia KANOUN: CEO, Senior Adviser, Trainer & Coach, IHSCEN for Startups
  • Navin Danapal: SEA Director, SOSV
  • Paul Whiteway: Director, Skyscanner
  • Peter De Kretser: Co-Founder & COO, GO Communications Group (Asia-Pacific)
  • Peter Yoong: Co-Founder, Pulsifi
  • Peter Song: CEO, Digital Saga
  • Peter Tam: Angel Investor, Founder Institute
  • Pritam Onsker: Founder & CEO, &
  • Ramachandran Muniandy: CEO & Co-founder, Asia Mobiliti
  • Ravi Shankar: CMO, CARSOME
  • Ray Teng: Founder,
  • Richard Ker: Founder, Richard Ker Digital
  • Rickson Khaw: CEO, Uni Enrol
  • Roger Do: Co-Founder, QSearch
  • Ron Ramanan: CEO, GoQuo
  • Rory Oneill
  • Roy Ng: CTO, Director, iSentric Sdn. Bhd.
  • Ryan Bettencourt: Ryan Bettencourt - Co-Founder, Cursive Labs , Cursive Labs
  • Sam Shafie: CEO and Co-Founde, PitchIn
  • Sasha Tan: Founder, FavFul
  • Sau Sheong Chang: Director, Applied Cloud Computing Lab, SP Digital
  • Sethu Raaj Munusamy: CEO, Midwest Composites
  • Shareen Dato' Abdul Ghani: Co-Founder, Sorga Ventures
  • Sharon Lou: Venture Partner, Indelible Ventures
  • Simone Macario: Founder & CEO, VOX
  • Siti Nurul Narizah Mohd Nizar, Petronas Ventures
  • Stephanie Sitt: CEO, Inmagine Group
  • Steve Kucia: Co-founder, Curlec Sdn Bhd
  • Suresh Thiru: Former CEO - Asia, Seek (JobStreet and JobsDB)
  • Swee Yeong Tan: Entrepreneur & Investor, SYT Capital Sdn Bhd
  • Thomas Yip: Founder & CEO, Radica Software
  • Timothy Tiah: CEO, Colony Coworking Space
  • Tony Fedorenko: Head of Delivery, Mad Devs LLC
  • Tzu Ming Chu: CEO,
  • Umar Rasydan: Engineer, Xendit
  • Vanessa Mouledous: Brand-built Growth Expert / Brand Expert, Mentor, Advisor, Haus of North
  • Vykintas Mineikis: Senior Director, Zalora
  • Wai Hong Fong: CEO, StoreHub
  • Wai Hun See: Co-Founder & CEO, JurisTech
  • Wan Dazriq: Managing Partner, Optin Studio
  • Warren Leow: Vice President, 123RF
  • Xin Ci Chin: Head of Marketing, StoreHub
  • Yemi Oluseun: Founder/ CEO - Fintech, SaaS Business Growth, Automation & Change Management, The Change Hive
  • Yienyee Soh: Co-founder, Group CEO, Avana
  • Yi Ying Ng: Founder, AllSome Fulfillment
  • Yuh Wen Foong: Founder, SushiVid
  • Zi Kang Tai: Co-Founder, Oxwhite

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 7,000 entrepreneurs to grow quickly, know what to do next, and make key connections through the largest community of startup advisors in the world. 

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 100+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us in Malaysia to get funded and build a global business. 

Apply to the Malaysia 2023 Founder Institute today, or learn more at  


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