Gobi Partners has partnered with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to launch the SuperSeed II Championship. In a separate development, Indonesian metro rail company MRT Jakarta has launched its own accelerator programme.
Gobi & MDEC launch SuperSeed II Championship
Kuala Lumpur-based venture capital firm Gobi Partners has forged a partnership with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to launch SuperSeed II Championship for early-stage Malaysian startups.
According to an announcement, the startups joining this programme will have the chance to secure a funding of up RM 15 million ($3.4 million) collectively allocated by the recently announced SuperSeed Fund II and MDEC.
The winners will have the chance to attend an entrepreneurship programme organized by Alibaba Business School that will be held in Hangzhou in 2021 and a wild entry to Sunway Group’s iLab Accelerator programme.
Deadline for registration is15 June 2020.
Last year, Gobi Partners partnered with MAVCAP and the Sunway Group to launch SuperSeed Fund II. The fund has a size of $10 million, and focuses on financing seed to pre-Series A startups in Malaysia.
MRT Jakarta launches new accelerator
Indonesian metro rail company MRT Jakarta has launched its own accelerator programme to collaborate with startups that share its vision.
According to an announcement, during the 6-month acceleration programme, selected startups will have access to MRT Jakarta ecosystem, such as passengers, station facilities, rolling stocks, and transit-oriented development area.
The objective of this program is to create a partnership with startups and launch new solutions that will benefit both parties to increase revenue, branding, and customer experience.
“MRT Jakarta Accel launch is in-line with PT MRT Jakarta’s vision to stimulate economic growth through mobility improvement, traffic reduction, and development of urban transit system,” it said in the announcement.
Last year, MRT Jakarta collaborated with Gojek to provide a means of transportation to access the nearest station.