Tuesday, July 29, 2008
MSC Malaysia's Technopreneurs Pre-Seed Fund
Special thanks to the author of http://eilham.blogspot.com
The Eilham Technopreneurs Development Programme is now in liason with MDEC (Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd) to help you cash in your ideas through MSC Malaysia's Technopreneurs Pre-Seed Fund:
MSC Malaysia’s Technopreneur Pre-Seed Fund Programme is initiated in RMK9 to catalyze the creation of local Technopreneurs and K-SMEs in ICT towards growing the local ICT Industry. This programme addresses the funding gap at pre-seed stage and is expected to boost the development of commercially viable ICT projects and kick off a chain reaction in the creation of new local K-SMEs in ICT.
The targeted beneficiaries are local Technopreneurs. Only individuals are eligible to apply, not existing companies. The programme offers up to RM150k of conditional funding to develop viable business plans into commercially focused ICT projects with prototype and detailed business plans suitable for venture funding & commercialization. As a developmental programme, it is not a pure grant and recipients will also benefit from development, mentoring services and access to shared lab facilities at MSC Malaysia Status Incubators provided through MDeC’s Technopreneur Development programme.
Of course, you are welcome to apply it on your own. But, if you are a member of Eilham, then you will benefit from having a mentor who could help you through (Did you know that Aspati is an MSC status company?).
Also, as an Eilham member, you will find that your projected business expenses for your ideas will much less compared to if you were to get your own resources.
So there. You can download the Pre-Seed forms from the following link:
I'd recommend that you take a look at the documents, start brainstorming for an idea, and if you haven't done so already, join Eilham to get a mentor to help you out.
The Pre-Seed application Batch 11 starts 7th August 2008, and the closing date for application is 27th August 2008.
The Eilham Technopreneurs Development Programme committee is working hard with MDEC officials to organize a seminar for you on the MSC Malaysia's Technopreneur Pre-Seed Fund. Will let you know once we have confirmed the date, time and venue.
You can read the details at www.technopreneurdevelopment.net.my.
Go for it! May 2008 starts your journey into success!