The first regional business and technology conference; BaseConference 2020 powered by Techsauce Global Summit recently took place and concluded at Iskandar Studio, Iskandar Puteri, Johor. The two days conference showcased local startup ecosystem and a knowledge sharing platform by the innovative minds behind startups and tech worlds’ of Southeast Asia.
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Organised by START Malaysia and Techsauce Media Thailand, the event was endorsed by the Johor state government and in partnership with Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), i2M, Medini Iskandar Malaysia (MiM), Iskandar Malaysia Studios, CleverTap, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), UEM Sunrise, Sunway Iskandar, Cradle Fund and Mavcap.
The final programme for the event was the startup pitch competition; ‘Startup Fight Club’, which saw participation from the ASEAN region and the winner, was Supplycart from Kuala Lumpur that aims to simplify procurement for businesses through a single platform.
“BaseConference 2020 will be our statement to the country, the region and the world, that there’s a lot of serious innovation going on in the Johor startup ecosystem. There are great entrepreneurs and startup companies in this city and anyone can build a successful startup outside of any capital city,” said Feng lim, CEO of START Malaysia.
The event was officiated by Johor International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee Chairman, Jimmy Puah who also gave a keynote speech on the importance of getting into the new wave of digital economy, which is the e-commerce aspect in the state.
Prior to the event, an Iskandar Puteri Bus Tour took place for speakers and participants as a side activity for them to know and understand the ecosystem that made up the city while visiting Medini 9, Sunway Iskandar, UEM Sunrise and Puteri Harbour.