TSL’s top five Sarawakian startups to pitch during Virtual Demo Day on Jan 30

Tegas board of Trustees member Abdullah Saidol who is also the Assistant Minister of Corporate Affairs is seen addressing participants during a talk in this file pic.

KUCHING, Jan 26: The top five Sarawakian startups from the third batch of the Tegas Startup Lab (TSL) accelerator programme will be pitching to angel investors, government and funding agencies, policymakers, research and academic and ecosystem partners during a Virtual Demo Day this Saturday (Jan 30).

Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (Tegas) in a press statement said these startups, from Kuching, Bintulu and Miri are Volume R&D, Darmadia, Borneo Digital, Call Aladdin and RealFun Learning.

It explained that these startups have learned, networked and been mentored by top startups, seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts in the startup ecosystem over the past five months.

Four out of five startups were alumni of the previous Tegas pre-accelerator programme.

The third batch of the TSL accelerator programme, which started in August 2020 was held in partnership with Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC), WatchTower and Friends and pitchIN.

Meanwhile, Tegas chairman Datu Len Talif Salleh and pitchIN’s co-founder and chief executive officer Sam Shafie will also be joining the Virtual Demo Day.

“TSL is run in line with the Sarawak government’s mission to increase the number of successful technopreneurs and promote digital innovation and entrepreneurship in the state.

“The accelerator programme is our investment to produce potential startups for the Tegas Digital Village, and towards empowering young entrepreneurs in Sarawak to scale globally,” said Len Talif who is also the Assistant Minister of Urban Development and Resources.

Members of the public may tune in for the live streaming of the Virtual Demo Day on Tegas Digital Innovation Hub official Facebook’s page on January 30 at 2.30pm.

TSL which was introduced in 2018, is a five-month early-stage venture acceleration programme founded on the belief that connecting local startups with the right mentors, investors, and industry experts is the right way to achieve scale and generate explosive growth.

TSL has produced a number of notable alumni which include local startups such as WeGO, Miracolo, HAUS KCH, Founders Malaysia and Ctrl D Studio, to name a few. — DayakDaily