To follow the 2016 cohort's journey, click here

Would you like to be part of a group of Malaysian startups to learn from the world renowned faculty and industry experts from Stanford University? Would you also like to build and expand your network in Silicon Valley?

As part of a 3-year partnership with Stanford, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) is now looking for the third cohort of 50 entrepreneurs (up to 2 co-founders per startup) to participate in the e@Stanford Program – a 2-week immersive innovation and entrepreneurship program at Stanford University and Silicon Valley.

Be part of the program to gain invaluable insights from Stanford faculty, build relationships with potential mentors and investors in the Valley, and develop peer-to-peer support network with fellow entrepreneurs.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU


You are entitled for:

1 week of innovation & entrepreneurship program at
Stanford University

Exposure to build global network in Silicon Valley

Facilitation to obtain US B1/B2 Visa (with validity up to 10 years, depending on individuals)

2-week immersive program in Silicon Valley, including accommodation, round-trip flight ticket, and travel insurance

TIMELINE


APPLICATION

25 April – 20 May 2016

SHORTLIST, PITCH COMPETITION & FINAL SELECTION
1 June – 1 July 2016

ORIENTATION

End July 2016

e@STANFORD PROGRAM

6 – 20 August 2016

To follow the 2016 cohort's journey, click here

2015 HIGHLIGHTS


"I find this program to be highly effective as we get to meet and talk with startup founders from Silicon Valley who have gone through different experiences to get to where they are now - and they were ever so ready to share their knowledge, experiences and advice with us. Listen to them talking so passionately about their business is very inspiring. Not only that, we also get the chance to expand our business network."

-Suzainah, Madcat World

"Imagine a program where you are thrust into the middle of the most exciting and ambitious network of people and companies in the world. That is what MaGIC e@Stanford was for me. An ultra-condensed slice in time that propels you to expand your horizons with opportunities that were beyond my reach just a few days ago."

Shahrizar Roslan, Bukufi

“Well organized program and the exposure helps us greatly in scaling our businesses to the next level. The connections made, both among Malaysian entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley contacts are invaluable, and we sincerely hope the program will continue to benefit many other entrepreneurs to come.”

Thomas Yip, Radica Software Sdn. Bhd

To follow the 2016 cohort's journey, click here

ELIGIBILITY


  • Must be Malaysians (up to 2 co-founders per startup)

  • Must have assessed market size and have conducted customer validation

  • Must have at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

  • Product/Service must be high growth, highly scalable and have the potential to expand regionally or globally

  • Must be able to attend the Pitch Competition in June 2016 if shortlisted

  • Must be able to travel to the United States in August 2016 if selected

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT


  • Completed application form

  • Pitch Deck (maximum 10 slides in PDF format), consisting of the Problem, the Solution, Target Market Size, Business Model, Competition, Milestones, Team Profile

  • Video (no longer than 90 seconds – any footage beyond the 90-second mark will be ignored):

    Elevator Pitch statement and quick self introduction by co-founders applying for the program.

  • Advice: No advanced video editing is required.The content of your message is more important for our consideration. Make sure your voice is clear, this should NOT be a product demo video.

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