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SME Forum 2016

posted Aug 31, 2016, 9:32 AM by cf yeong   [ updated Aug 31, 2016, 10:39 AM ]
. *updated 1st Sept 2016.

Dear all, 

First of all, thank you The Edge for inviting me to share my journey as an academician venturing to entrepreneurship especially in IoT related on 29th August 2016 at KL Hilton. It was a great honor to speak along side Dato Faris, Azam, Nohizam and Dr Khoh. I had a great time and hope the sharing has helped some of the audiences. 

I have received some questions from audiences after the talks and I think following info could be useful to some of you: 

Q: If I want to venture to IoT but does not have the skill, where should I go? (note: Skills may include general programming skill, database, web developer, etc).
A: There are many organisations in Malaysia that have been setup to assists/train/etc. Some may need payment, or little payment or even free. Check the following:

Q: Competitions or acceleration program you will suggest me to join? 
- Cradle Coach and Grow Program [ DUE 5th Sep 2016]
- MaGIC e@Stanford

Q: Any Grant Funding in Malaysia? 
A: A lot such as: 
- (may request in exchange of equity)
-  (may request in exchange of equity - there is a Malaysia based called 500 Durian) (may request in exchange of equity - Angel Investor)

Q: Hackaton related:

Q: Where can I hire/meet/collaborate same minded people? 
- Join as many as event like SME Forum, competition, etc. and also following link: 
- Link with university

Q: Where can i buy IoT related that is affordable to start with: 
-  [ they also have product, an educational robot and they do Ideation to Product service] * The Founder CEO was my student so if you want me to connect you, do let me know. 

#Disclaimer: Please do your own due diligence in using the these information. I have participated in some in the list. I am not responsible for any unforeseen outcome due to these information.

Thank you very much and all the best:
Dr Yeong Che Fai
Senior Lecturer, UTM (
Co-Founder, DF Automation & Robotics Sdn Bhd ( - appreciate if you can like this page -->
Co-Founder, Techcare Innovation Sdn Bhd (
Co-Founder, Sandwich Multimedia (