Monday, March 10, 2014


10 March 2014, Cyberjaya – Cyberview Sdn Bhd “Cyberview” hosted The Echelon Satellite 2014 event recently with over 300 enterprising talents, industry players and community leaders from across the region attending the event.

Echelon is Asia’s Largest Tech Conference and trade exhibition that connects budding technopreneurs with foreign investors. The event provides a platform for start-up tech entrepreneurs from 12 Asia countries to pitch their business ideas and projects before going to the finals.

“The move to bring together the technology driven start up community such as Echelon is part of Cyberview’s initiative as the entity spearheading Cyberjaya to transform the city into a Global Tech Hub and our efforts to stimulate technopreneurship.  Talks are being held with various stakeholders, including start-up community leaders and social enterprises to further spur innovation and the start-up ecosystem in Cyberjaya,” said Faris Yahaya, Managing Director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

“While the talk of startups and accelerators are a trend, solid collaborations need to be made to talk about how we can use technology to make lives better, innovate businesses and improve socio-economic stature. We need to spark innovation in Cyberjaya and we will be following startup movement closely”, Faris adds.
Participants were given exposure for product display and 20 Malaysian start-up enterprises pitched their ideas.  TOOTPAY, a financial solution application was selected as the winner of the pitch while EASYREAD won the people’s choice award. The panel of judges are reputable professionals from the Malaysian start-up community.

Faris also highlighted that it is timely for Cyberjaya’s transformation. “We have been taking long strides and making synergies to unite the start-up community.  Over the years, we have diligently made sure that the right technology business, startups and enterprising communities are located here to support innovation and technopreneurship. It is now the right time to move on fast track in flourishing the city’s ecosystem.”

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