On a snowy Paris evening in 2008, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble hailing a cab. So they came up with a simple idea—’tap a button, get a ride.’ What started as an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas is now changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, Uber uses technology to give people what they want, when they want it.
YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A STARTUP, BUT DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT?
With the combined forces of MaGIC’s expertise in building entrepreneurs, Uber’s real world experiences and Digi Incub8’s strength in startup strategy , our 2 week ideation lab at MaGIC Campus Cyberjaya, Malaysia will bring your ideas to life and yes - five winners will receive the chance to visit UBER’s HQ in San Francisco, and a chance to pitch your startup idea to Corporate leaders!
IN A NUTSHELL, THIS PROGRAM IS CREATED TO FACILITATE:
ACCESS TO LEADING MENTORS
EXCHANGE OF THE BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES FROM EXECUTIVES ACROSS SEA AND US
ROUND TRIP REIMBURSABLE FLIGHT ALLOWANCES AND ACCOMODATION FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
ALLOWANCE OF RM 1000 FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
- Completed application form
- 90-seconds pitch (uploaded on youtube)
- *Please describe your idea in simple terms
- *Please explain the specific problem(s) or opportunities your ideas aim to address
- *Content of your message is more important for our consideration. Make sure your voice is clear. The use of webcam or any handheld devices (e.g. phone, tablet) that records clear video and audio is highly encouraged.
- Must be an ASEAN citizen
- Must be commited to attend the program everyday
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Uber's mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over a billion trips later, we've started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars. For more information about Uber, please visit https://www.uber.com
Founded in 2014, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre believes in inspiring movement, and connecting entrepreneurs to the right resources. Our mission is to build a Sustainable Entrepreneurship Ecosystem by catalysing Innovation & Creativity for long term nation impact. MaGIC offers access to local, regional, global investors and partners that are committed in nurturing the startup ecosystem. Please visit https://www.mymagic.my
Digi Incub8 is a pre-accelerator programme for idea stage startups. The programme aims to help budding entrepreneurs start a business, by providing access to business support, mentorship, capital and the network to build and grow the next generation of successful businesses. It is part of Digi-X, Digi Telecommunications’ innovation lab exploring the digital unknown, to create new digital services that serve Digi’s 12.3 million customers or graduate them into new ventures beyond telco. For more information on Incub8, please visit http://www.digi.com.my/incub8/