News Coverage

You are here

2015

Mar 05, 2015MDeC to work with GameFounders to bring games accelerator to Malaysia
NATIONAL ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and GameFounders, the first gaming startup accelerator in Europe, said they would collaborate to bring a regional games accelerator to Malaysia.
Continue reading
Feb 26, 2015GameFounders accelerator launching Malaysian hub
“It is no longer sufficient to focus on your own geographical region". Industry startup accelerator GameFounders is expanding its reach and establishing GameFounders Asia in Kuala Lumpur this year.
Continue reading
Feb 26, 2015GameFounders expands to Asia!
GameFounders opens its Asian hub in Malaysia in 2015 becoming the first truly global game accelerator. The challenge of the booming game industry over the last few years has been connecting the Western value markets with the Eastern volume markets.
Continue reading
Feb 26, 2015GameFounders accelerates into Asia with Malaysian hub
Start-up accelerator GameFounders has announced plans to open an Asian hub in Malaysia during 2015. The Estonia-based company claims it’s gearing up to create a new breed of game studios that can operate with equal success on both sides of the eastern / western market divide.
Continue reading

2014

Feb 13, 2014MDeC rolls out JFDI.Asia-powered ‘accelerator lite’ programme
MDeC has announced a pilot programme that it said would “help local ICT startups break through barriers to growth.” The MSC Malaysia Startup Accelerator Lite programme will be delivered by local partners around Malaysia and facilitated by JFDI.Asia.
Continue reading
Feb 13, 2014Malaysian startups to accelerate with 3-day programme powered by JFDI
Launched by MDeC, the accelerator programme will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Kota Kinabalu next month; will draw on JFDI’s curriculum.
Continue reading
Feb 14, 2014Week in Review: When reality matches the PR
JFDI.Asia puts in foundation for more activity in Malaysia in pact with MDeC Malaysian ecosystem still faces challenges, but the pieces are starting to click
Continue reading
Mar 21, 2014Building an ecosystem: The pieces are here already
IN the week that JFDI.Asia announced its US$2.1-million funding, cofounder Hugh Mason and accelerator manager Ray Wu were in Penang sharing insights with local startups and the people who support them. Over the next two weeks, they will deliver more workshops in Malaysia as part of the MSC Malaysia Accelerator Lite programme. Along the way, Hugh is keeping a diary and here is his first instalment.
Continue reading
Mar 28, 2014Building an ecosystem: Embracing cultural differences
JFDI.Asia cofounder Hugh Mason and its programme manager Ray Wu are halfway through a three-city tour of Malaysia. Connections and understanding local culture came shining through as the vital ingredients for startup success when they visited Kota Kinabalu this week. This is the second of a three-part series of their journey.
Continue reading
Apr 04, 2014Building an ecosystem: Building the right culture
The MSC Malaysia Accelerator Lite programme wrapped up this week in Kuala Lumpur, sending JFDI.Asia’s Hugh Mason and Ray Wu home with many new friends, fresh with impressions of Malaysia’s startup ecosystem and a song ringing in the ears.
Continue reading
Apr 04, 2014Week in Review: DNA’s exclusive with Mr Dell himself
DNA founder Karamjit Singh’s thoughts are all over the place in his Week in Review column. But do you agree that he should not offer critiques and feedback in public anymore?
Continue reading
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation) a unique organization established to direct and oversee MSC Malaysia, the national ICT development initiative, by advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and setting the standards for multimedia and digital operations. MDEC is also responsible for promoting MSC Malaysia locally and globally, whilst providing strategic support to MSC Malaysia Status Companies.

More about the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation >