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MYStartup Pre-Accelerator Programme Cohort 1 Demo Day

  • The MYStartup Pre-Accelerator Programme is a programme  run by Cradle and Beyond4, with BlackStorm Consulting as a supporting partner 
  • This programme is designed to help early-stage startups by offering guidance, masterclasses, mentorship and access to market and funding 
  • Blackstorm Consulting and the team were invited to advise as programme advisors and mentors 

September 27, 2022: Malaysian startup builders BEYOND4 and Cradle have selected the top 15 startups from a pool of 35 for the Demo Day of their pre-accelerator programme, MYStartup Pre-Accelerator. 

Blackstorm Consulting’s Managing Partners, Paddy Tan and Jeslin Bay, were invited from day 1 and were instrumental in supporting the development of the programme. Our consultants, Leong Joon Teng, Peter Ho, and Karl Baldry, provided mentorship and structure to the startups involved. 

The Demo Day was a hybrid event involving local and international investors and VCs, who were present to identify startups that suited their investment portfolios. Rubaneswaran Thevasenabathy, CEO of Beyond 4, welcomed the crowd and gave the opening speech. He shared how the programme went from selecting 100 startups to handpicking 35 and ranking the 15 finalists for demo day, where we witnessed a remarkable battle of pitches. 

 The demo day included two sessions of pitching—one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each startup had 5 minutes to pitch, followed by questions from the judges. Below is the list of the Top 15 finalists: 

  1. Iremya 
  2. Aimii Wellness
  4. HeyProp! 
  5. Luwjistik 
  6. Insureku
  7. Loop Foods 
  8. Metaversity Lifelong Learning 
  9. UniVRse 
  10. Trustpal 
  11. Materials in Work 
  12. Sayur Kita School 
  13. Bytespace 
  14. Halo Delivery 
  15. Jazro 

The panellists who judged the first session were: 

  • Muzakkir Mohamad, Manager, Evaluation, Cradle 
  • Wan Hasnan, Senior Director, M&A in Credence 
  • Nur Sharmila, Executive Director, Securiforce Logistics Sdn Bhd 
  • Rosli Mohd Yoosuf, Senior Director, MIMOS Berhad 
  • Bryan Chung, Director, True Vine Capital 

Panel judges from the first session of MYStartup Pre-accelerator Cohort 1 demo day

The panellists who judged the second session were:  

  • Ahmad Khairi Zulkifli, Head, Digital Ventures, Cradle 
  • Bryan Chung, Director, True Vine Capital 
  • Novie Tajjudin, CEO, MICPA 
  • Abhijit Kulkarni, VP Asia Pacific, Telesign 
  • Dato Suren, Chairman, KUIMB 
  • Nicholas Kew, Account Manager, Fundnel 

This event was a hybrid event held at Menara HLX 

The wait for the top five winners of an event is always exciting, where everyone mingled and got to know each other—individual investors, VCs, and potential partners, all in one place during the networking session. Thanks to the sponsors, ZOHO and Telesign, we could all hold this event. 

 The top 5 surviving startups will receive funding, mentoring, and support services from CIP Spark and its partners. They will also be able to participate in local and overseas immersion programmes and access various tools and resources to help them grow. 

About BlackStorm Consulting 

BlackStorm Consulting (http://blackstormco.asia) is a Singapore-based boutique growth consultancy firm specialising in corporate strategy, profit management and investment management. We scale businesses in Southeast Asia. Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium-sized businesses to MNCs to government agencies.

About Beyond4 

The BEYOND4 (https://beyond4.tech/) integrated digital ecosystem strives to make Southeast Asia a global powerhouse for innovation. From startups to Fortune 500s to primary education institutions, established universities, municipal councils, and federal governments, there are no problems big enough for BEYOND4. BEYOND4 is invested in identifying, accelerating & incubating talent. Our integrated digital solutions empower people to achieve their true potential by inspiring creativity and bringing ideas to life.