iCube, Global Entrepreneur Xchange partner up to empower entrepreneurs in Sarawak

Dato Patrick Liew (far left) accompanied by icube director Melvin Liew as well as Karthik Siva showing the finalised JV partnership documents.

KUCHING, Sept 14: iCube Innovation (iCube) has recently finalised its latest joint venture (JV) partnership with Global Entrepreneur Xchange (GEX) to facilitate the growth of Sarawak’s entrepreneurs through collaboration and co-incubation.

The two entities’ partnership aims to transform and empower entrepreneurs in Sarawak through a series of programs entitled RAISE (Raising Aspiring Innovative Sarawak Entrepreneurs) in the coming months.

GEX is an entrepreneurship platform led by Karthik Siva, a highly acclaimed international strategy consultant, branding expert and leadership mentor to chief executive officers (CEOs).

ICUBE in a statement today said, the string of events under RAISE will offer global best practices, expertise, mentorship with the latest digital products to enhance and inspire more business leaders, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs and students in Sarawak.

“This includes monthly free RAISE workshops to help entrepreneurs identify the major blindspots of their startup to minimise their odds of failing; RAISE Summit with Waze co-founder Uri Levine where he will share how entrepreneurs can create and scale to become a global brand; and a series of powerful RAISE masterclasses that will provide practical, actionable knowledge, particularly the 10 pillars in an innovation ecosystem framework crucial for a business’s sustainability,” it said.

GEX chairman Karthik Siva said he was delighted to collaborate with iCube to enable and empower Sarawakian entrepreneurs to create major impact and wealth not only in Sarawak or Malaysia but in the Asean region.

“We believe that Sarawakians have a natural entrepreneurial spirit and DNA. With the right exposure and expertise, what they can achieve is limitless,” he said.

Meanwhile, iCube Innovation founder Dato Patrick Liew said through a collaboration that brings world-class business leaders and game-changers into Sarawak, both parties are committed to enhance local entrepreneurs’ learning experience and help take their businesses to the next level.

“I am very convinced that Sarawak can punch above its weight and create successful entrepreneurs with the right coaching, mentorship, tools and exposure to iconic global experts,” he said.

6 Predictors of Startup Success to be held on Sept 25.

The first of many RAISE events by GEX and iCube will be RAISE Bootcamp: 6 Predictors of Startup Success at 2pm to 3.30pm on Sept 25.

During this free coaching session, participants will gain critical insight into the predictors of success for any startup and impactful ways to create and scale their business.

To join the event, visit to register. For more information, contact the organiser at 012-8968684. — DayakDaily