45 Year Review Of Technopreneurs In Malaysia Start Up Camp KL Gewmalaysia

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45 Year Review Of Technopreneurs In Malaysia Start Up Camp KL Gewmalaysia

  1. 1. a 45 year review of  technopreneurs in Malaysia in 30 minutes     Startup Camp KL GEW Malaysia November 2008
  2. 2. disclaimer <ul><li>The following presentation reflects the views of the presenter and his organization which has only himself anyway </li></ul><ul><li>It has no clear thesis and is more a jumbled collection of things to say </li></ul><ul><li>It is a collection of anecdotes, ideas and empirical observations with little rigour or exhaustive analysis </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul>
  3. 3. Birth of the Internet? <ul><li>1998 Founding of Google </li></ul><ul><li>1991 Gore Bill signed by George Bush I </li></ul><ul><li>1989 World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>1984 Arpanet to TCP/IP </li></ul><ul><li>1973 Ethernet, TCP/IP, Cellphone </li></ul><ul><li>1969 Arpanet </li></ul><ul><li>1957 Sputnik </li></ul><ul><li>1946 Transistor and Me (62) </li></ul><ul><li>{sourced from Bob Metcalfe Enernet presentation} </li></ul>
  4. 4. 45 years <ul><li>2008    BarCamp Malaysia StartUp Camp Plug & Play </li></ul><ul><li>2003 Cradle </li></ul><ul><li>2001    MavCap , TEAM </li></ul><ul><li>1996    MDC </li></ul><ul><li>1995    Mesdaq </li></ul><ul><li>1989    KLSE 2nd Board </li></ul><ul><li>1984    MVB </li></ul><ul><li>1970    NEP </li></ul><ul><li>1963    Malaysia, me </li></ul>
  5. 5. Subtle difference <ul><li>Metcalfe: innovation, private sector, risk based </li></ul><ul><li>razlan: copy, government & institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Wired into our DNA, flag, anthem </li></ul>
  6. 6. VC in Malaysia <ul><li>80's    low tech, services </li></ul><ul><li>90's    bank backed </li></ul><ul><li>00's    govt backed </li></ul><ul><li>10's    social network </li></ul>
  7. 7. why don't world class VC firms come to town? <ul><li>the same reason world class soccer firms don't come either </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>...we are not a known producer {incubator} of what they want, their raw materials </li></ul><ul><li>,, start ups that grow big fast </li></ul>
  8. 8. why does Cyberjaya not produce innovative young tech start ups that grow big fast like Silicon Valley?
  9. 9. Silicon valley tech icons <ul><li>bill hewlett & dave packard </li></ul><ul><li>bill gates & paul allen </li></ul><ul><li>steve jobs & steve wozniak </li></ul><ul><li>jerry yang & david filo </li></ul><ul><li>larry page & sergey brin </li></ul><ul><li>lee bosack & sandy lerner </li></ul><ul><li>herman hollerith </li></ul><ul><li>pierre omidyar </li></ul><ul><li>mark zuckerberg </li></ul><ul><li>bill von meister </li></ul>
  10. 10. World giants <ul><li>General Electric </li></ul><ul><li>BP </li></ul><ul><li>HSBC </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>Gazprom </li></ul>
  11. 11. World tech giants <ul><li>sony  </li></ul><ul><li>nokia </li></ul><ul><li>ibm </li></ul><ul><li>microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>google  </li></ul><ul><li>cisco </li></ul>
  12. 12. malaysian giants <ul><li>Petronas </li></ul><ul><li>Sime Darby </li></ul><ul><li>MISC </li></ul><ul><li>Public Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Maybank </li></ul><ul><li>Tenaga </li></ul><ul><li>Telekom </li></ul><ul><li>Genting </li></ul><ul><li>IOI </li></ul>
  13. 13. malaysian tech giants
  14. 14. IHL m:f ratio <ul><li>ratio of male:female ratio in Universities </li></ul><ul><li>accross all courses </li></ul><ul><li>accross all cultures </li></ul><ul><li>rational economic agents </li></ul>
  15. 15. Entrepreneur development <ul><li>KPUK=MECD </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur=Usahawan </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi driver, contractor, hawkers = service providers </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Technopreneur= IP </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Our share world malaysia share Jan 08 mkt cap USD T 55.1 0.317 0.58% Sept 08 mkt cap USD T 42.8 0.217 0.51% population m 6,602 24.8 0.38% size m sq km 148 .329 0.22% Listed companies 46,325 980 2.12% Mkt Cap #1 USD B 351 10.6 3.02% Mkt Cap #100 USD B 57.8 .231 .39%
  17. 17. zeitgeist malaysia web % umno 2,340,000 4,810,000 48.65% msc status 64,700 354,000 18.28% bogel 296,000 1,670,000 17.72% bank loan 59,600 6,760,000 0.88% technology 6,250,000 1,030,000,000 0.61% entrepreneur 206,000 39,100,000 0.53% conman 10,500 2,200,000 0.48% start up 525,000 161,000,000 0.33% innovation 335,000 127,000,000 0.26% Garage 566,000 232,000,000 0.24% venture capital 41,800 17,400,000 0.24% naked 252,000 134,000,000 0.19% iphone 524,000 330,000,000 0.16% hacker 207,000 248,000,000 0.08%
  18. 18. technopreneur is a Malaysian term! <ul><li>technopreneur 20,900 68,100 30.69% </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel cerventus 205 2,040 10.0% </li></ul><ul><li>technology entrepreneur 33,900 578,000 5.87% </li></ul><ul><li>Startup camp kl 3,050 64,900 4.7% </li></ul><ul><li>Global entrepreneurship week </li></ul><ul><li>3,450 381,000 0.91% </li></ul>
  19. 19. malaysia / world <ul><li>razlan rule: malaysia / malaysians will be more than 1% google </li></ul>
  20. 20. start ups <ul><li>railroads </li></ul><ul><li>electricity </li></ul><ul><li>telephone </li></ul><ul><li>internet </li></ul><ul><li>UK, US; innovation, driven by enterprising spirit </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia; government driven, licensed regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Innotech v startup camp GEWmalaysia </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  21. 21. Ecosystem <ul><li>many players </li></ul><ul><li>supporting industries </li></ul><ul><li>joint ventures </li></ul><ul><li>venture funding </li></ul><ul><li>secondary markets </li></ul><ul><li>angel investors </li></ul><ul><li>failed projects </li></ul><ul><li>simple mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>experience </li></ul><ul><li>wealth creation </li></ul><ul><li>innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Start ups </li></ul>
  22. 22. Innovation v regulation <ul><li>oil palm: suitable climate, soil, ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>property: suitable climate, soil, ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Politics: suitable climate, soil, ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Ipo: suitable climate, soil, ecosystem </li></ul>
  23. 23. bazi <ul><li>politicians are businessmen: wealth seeking rational economic agents </li></ul><ul><li>businessmen are politicians: seeking projects and licences from regulators </li></ul><ul><li>www.bazidiary.com </li></ul>
  24. 24. sorry <ul><li>The Malaysian ecosystem is not conducive to producing world class soccer players and world class tech start ups that grow big fast </li></ul>
  25. 25. but <ul><li>Change has come! </li></ul><ul><li>Global economic crisis </li></ul>
  26. 26. What global economic crisis? <ul><li>You will not suffer a hangover, if you did not get drunk at the party that you did not get invited to; but those that did enjoy themselves might urinate in your backyard or vomit on your lawn or crash into your car </li></ul><ul><li>Beware the receding tide between the earthquake and the tsunami </li></ul>
  27. 27. Economic crisis <ul><li>Complex systems, non linear </li></ul><ul><li>Migration slowdown; returning experience </li></ul><ul><li>IPO industry; Grow business not companies </li></ul><ul><li>Change: 4 Nov, 8 March, 22 Nov </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of color </li></ul>
  28. 28. ecosystem <ul><li>Fit within the local ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Change the ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Change the weather </li></ul>
  29. 29. Social networking <ul><li>what you know v who you know </li></ul><ul><li>who you know </li></ul><ul><li>who you meet </li></ul><ul><li>where you go  </li></ul><ul><li>...therefore, golf courses, karaoke, politics, airport sendoffs... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>… facebook, linkedIN, myspace, YM, MSN, icq, irc </li></ul>
  30. 30. Technopreneur : hack thyself <ul><li>network thyself ; physically </li></ul><ul><li>bounce off each other </li></ul><ul><li>invest in each other </li></ul><ul><li>rotary, lion, </li></ul><ul><li>Barcamp kl, barcamp penang, startup camp, barcamp jb </li></ul><ul><li>GEW </li></ul><ul><li>GEWey </li></ul><ul><li>GEWeq </li></ul><ul><li>GEWem </li></ul><ul><li>GEWew </li></ul>
  31. 31. gewem <ul><li>No fixed structure </li></ul><ul><li>Random mutations </li></ul><ul><li>Grow and split </li></ul><ul><li>Intersect disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Pecha Kucha, Lightning talks </li></ul><ul><li>20 slides 15,20 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>5 , break 5 </li></ul><ul><li>online </li></ul>
  32. 32. Other intersections <ul><li>Solve a big problem </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid politics, from any angle </li></ul><ul><li>Low hanging fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Kl traffic, Ah Long, Maids </li></ul><ul><li>Car, House, Food, Education </li></ul><ul><li>Seedcamp </li></ul><ul><li>Do not pass Go, Go direct to resources </li></ul>
  33. 33. razlan challenge <ul><li>Usd 10b revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Usd 100m GAMEY </li></ul>
  34. 34. help <ul><li>www.Geotude.com {red herring asia 200, 06 & 08} </li></ul><ul><li>www.Posttu.de </li></ul><ul><li>www.xrosspath.com { seriously looking for serious Flash developers to build massively scalable visualization of space time data – rewards offered} </li></ul>
  35. 35. richard abas <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>razlanabas at gmail </li></ul><ul><li>+60 19 335 47 31 </li></ul>

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