KFC Outlets in Klang Valley Now Have Self-Service Kiosks that Supports eWallet

Some KFC outlets in Klang Valley are introducing self-service kiosks which support eWallet and QR code payments. This was confirmed by tech website Amanz. On the website it shows the kioks with the logo of Kash, Debit/Credit Card, Maybank QRPay, Alipay, Boost, TnG Wallet and WeChat Pay. The kiosks allow orders to be made via …

Malaysia’s First Flying Vehicle ‘Vector’ by Startup Aerodyne to be Tested in Cyberjaya

Aeroydne the builder of Malaysia’s first flying vehicle ‘Vector’ will be tested in Cyberjaya by December this year. The news of Malaysia’s flying vehicle made the headlines a few weeks ago after it was first announced by Minister of Entrepreneurship Development (MED). However, there is so much of backlash from the public and became very political. …

Poladrone Startup Founder Jin Xi is Listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia for 2019

I first met Jin Xi Cheong, the founder and CEO of Poladrone during a mentorship session at Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) less than a year ago. I was invited by my ex-colleague from MaGIC, Rizal Zainuddin as a Smart City mentor and subject matter expert for their award-winning Global Accelerator Program (GAP). …

Key Takeaways from My TEDx Innovation Talk at TEDxUCSI 2019

I had the opportunity to speak at TEDx again and this time at TEDxUCSI in Kuala Lumpur. The theme was Mavericks and Misfits. Key takeaways from my TEDx talk at TEDxUCSIUniversity last week: ✅ Humanities will see more changes in the next 20 years compared to the last 300 years (Leonhard) ✅ The way we …

5 Emerging Tech Startups to Look Out for in Malaysia [2019]

There are several reasons why Malaysia is attracting more tech entrepreneurs of late. With Cyberjaya being the primary tech and innovation hub of Malaysia, more and more emerging technology entrepreneurs are looking for more ways of setting their businesses here. In this brief, I’ll discuss 5 of the emerging Malaysian tech startups to look out for in 2019. Though, …

Cyberjaya-based Drone Startup Fourfang Introduced a Fully Autonomous Drone for Security and Surveillance

Fourfang – a drone startup based in Cyberjaya has recently launched their fully autonomous drone which can be used for various industries such as agriculture and security. Fourfang revealed their Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Venus 1.0 at Obama Oval opposite of Cyberview recently. The fully autonomous drone is capable of automating the use of drones for the …

How to Start Your Business or Tech Startup in Malaysia [2019 Guide]

Malaysia is one of the fastest growing markets in Southeast Asia and for this reason; most of the entrepreneurs are targeting this specific country. One observation that has been easy to detect over the time is that tech companies are racing to scale in Malaysia and if you are an ambitious entrepreneur, starting a business …

Soon You Can Board the Aircraft with AirAsia’s Facial Recognition Technology

AirAsia will soon implement a face recognition system for flight boarding in selected airports across Malaysia in 2019. FACES is short for Fast Airport Clearance Experience System and a pilot test is currently being conducted at the Senai airport in Johor Bahru. This is Malaysia’s first airport facial recognition system with self-boarding gates. FACES is …

OYO the Unicorn Startup from India that Quietly Entered Malaysia

OYO is unicorn startup from India that quietly entered Malaysia in 2017 and has scaled to more than 100 hotels within one year. OYO Rooms, commonly known as OYO, is India’s largest hospitality company, consisting mainly of budget hotels. It was founded by 24-year old Ritesh Agarwal in 2013 (he was turning 19 when he founded …

Malaysia’s First eScooter Sharing is Launched in Cyberjaya by Neuron Mobility

Cyberjaya has been chosen by Neuron Mobility to be the first city in Malaysia to have the eScooter sharing service. Cyberview, the Technology Hub Enabler for Cyberjaya, is launching the first eScooter (electric scooter) sharing service in Malaysia. Through our partner Neuron Mobility, they will start deploying the eScooters at key spots in Cyberjaya under …