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MaGIC Virtual Bootcamps

MaGIC Bootcamps are intensive output-driven courses for teams to build, test, refine their ideas to produce Minimum Viable Product (MVP) prototypes with the intentions for commercialisation.

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These bootcamps are designed based on government initiatives according to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) focused areas that coincide with addressing national and global issues.

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MaGIC Virtual Bootcamps

ABOUT
MaGIC Bootcamps are intensive output-driven courses for teams to build, test, refine their ideas to produce Minimum Viable Product (MVP) prototypes with the intentions for commercialisation.
These bootcamps are designed based on government initiatives according to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) focused areas that coincide with addressing national and global issues.

Bootcamp Tracks

TRACK 03
DroneTech & Blockchain
Application Open
TRACK 04
Agriculture
Tech
Application Open

Who Is This For

Aspiring Entrepreneurs with ideas or prototypes to be validated & developed
Corporate Entrepreneurs sponsored and/or supported by corporations as part of internal innovation efforts
Student Entrepreneurs preferably pursuing tertiary education

Curriculum Overview

Business Acumen - Grasp fundamentals to translate ideas into sustainable businesses in pursuit of commercialisation
Tech Application - Discover tech elements that can be integrated/implemented into your idea projections
Verbal Presentation - Obtain principle techniques to present on your team and startup

Why join MaGIC’s Bootcamp?

Mentoring
These bootcamps are designed based on government initiatives according to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) focused areas that coincide with addressing national and global issues.
Networking
Opportunity to develop your prototype while forging partnerships with other startups and partners in Bootcamps
Benefits Package
Available for registered entities only; ranging from Cloud Computing Services, Accounting & Auditing, Legal, E-commerce, Email Marketing, CRM
Coaching*
Granted Post-Bootcamp Coaching for a maximum of 3 months

*Subjected to changes by the organisation

Requirements

You are encouraged to Register as a company (or at least Enterprise) upon commencement to enjoy the benefits if you are selected
A team must come up with at least ONE idea

Bootcamp Alumni

Solution Seeker

More Information

Can I join the bootcamps without proposing an idea?

In order for us to assess and choose the joining teams, you have to submit your initial idea

Do I need to have a business model ready before the camp?

Not necessarily, as we will have a module to guide you to build your business model.

Where is the bootcamp held?

Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bootcamp programmes will take place virtually unless stated otherwise. Rest assured, your safety is our utmost priority.

What is the meaning of ‘Technology Readiness Level (TRL)’

TRL is a method for estimating the maturity of technologies during the acquisition phase of a programme developed by NASA. It is divided into 9 levels as below:
TRL 1 - Ideation : Basic principles are observed and reported
TRL 2 - Innovation begins : Basic principles observed so practical applications can be formulated
TRL 3 - Proof of concept : Analytical and laboratory studies are required to see if the technology is viable
TRL 4 - Component test : Laboratory testing of the prototype component
TRL 5 - Prototype construction : Laboratory testing of the integrated system
TRL 6 - Alpha testing : Prototype system demonstrated in an operational environment
TRL 7 - Beta testing : Completed design tested in real environment
TRL 8 - Certification : Proven to work under its expected conditions and certified to be used
TRL 9 - System proven to successfully function : Ready for commercial deployment

Is food and accommodation provided?

Food and accommodation will be provided if the bootcamp programme is conducted physically.

Are my travel costs covered?

Costs for this will not be reimbursed.

What is the dress code and what clothes should I bring with me?

In the case that the programme is conducted on-site, please bring comfortable clothing for the Bootcamp days. This means casual clothes are acceptable, but please do dress respectfully with others.

What are the ideal team size and team roles?

2 person in a team, Founder and Co-Founder/Tech expert

Why do I need to register my startups?

This is part of our effort to provide continuous support to grow startups under our program according to our learning path. The bootcamps are a funnel towards later stage MaGIC programmes such as Global Accelerator Programme (GAP), National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) and more. 

If you are not registered yet, you can do it once you are selected upon the bootcamp commencement. If your company is registered, you will be able to use the benefits such as legal services, cloud services etc from our partners.

Where can I see all the other participants of the bootcamp?

You will meet them and connect with them on the first day of the programme.

What is the pre-work that I need to do before attending the bootcamp?

We will include the pre-work together with the onboarding deck which will be sent to the participants a week prior to bootcamp commencement.

What is the daily schedule like?

In the case that the programme is conducted on-site, session commences about 8:30 am and ends around 6:00 pm. Exceptions are applied – the daily schedule will be shared before the start of the bootcamp. Please bear in mind that team exercises and preparation is needed before each day. There will be time between 6:30 pm and 10 pm to do this.

In the case that the programme is conducted virtually, sessions will commence at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with breaks in between. Rest assured that we understand the fatigue when you are in virtual mode, hence the sessions will be crafted to suit the virtual settings. The schedule will be flexible so that you and the trainers can discuss to adjust to having more impactful learning and conversation.

Who are the speakers, coaches, and mentors available to me?

Our coaches and mentors are global industry experts. Speakers are with deep expertise in their particular subject and/or successful entrepreneurs sharing their experiences. The list of coaches, mentors, and speakers will be updated in our onboarding deck to the participants

Can I join multiple or observe other bootcamp programmes?

It is discouraged for you to apply for various bootcamp programmes simultaneously as we would like to give other startups/enterprises a fair chance to be part of the programme as well.

What is the duration of the bootcamp?

It is a 2-week programme followed by 1-month mentoring.

Do participants need to commit to this 2-week programme?

You need to be at least 18 years old before the bootcamp begins.

Who do I refer to for more questions?

Kindly email bootcamp@mymagic.my and our team will get back to you.

ON APPLICATION
What are you looking for in an application?

We are looking for a strong desire to learn innovation and entrepreneurship. This can be evidenced in several ways – by proposing a problem statement or an idea you want to work on, by coming together as a team of individuals with complementary skills in business, marketing, and design, and by submitting a video telling us what you want to get out of this bootcamp.

I am not a Malaysian citizen. Can I still apply?

You can, as long as you have a valid work permit or student pass with at least 6 months still remaining on the permit. We do not support visa applications for foreigners.

How old do I need to be to attend the bootcamp?

You need to be at least 18 years old before the bootcamp begins.

Who can apply for these bootcamp programmes?

Individuals from backgrounds such as business owners, working professionals, freelancers, researchers, students pursuing tertiary education and others with a strong desire to build a company/social enterprise with an idea/solution at hand are welcome to apply.

What should I talk about in my application video?

You should introduce yourself, your idea, the current stage of your startup and introduce your team and their expertise.

Are there any fees applied?

No fees are imposed on applicants.

Can I apply if I am a current or past participant from MaGIC programme?

Yes, you can apply if you fulfil the requirements needed.

Will I get notified if I get rejected?

Yes, MaGIC will notify you via email.

What if I am unable to commit attending the bootcamp programme as required?

It is compulsory for at least one team member to attend the sessions throughout the Bootcamp programme in order for optimum learning progress.

ON SPECIFIC PROGRAMME TRACK
FinTech and InsureTech
What is the key content of this particular bootcamp programme?

Topics that will be conducted in this particular bootcamp programme includes Idea validation and Reiteration, Business model refinement, Stakeholder mapping, identify customers, Build prototype/MVP, IP & Commercialisation, Pitch craft: Curate Deck & Presentation, Introduction, understanding concepts and best practises on  tech, marketing & sales, people management, operation & finance, brand & communication, social innovation and UI/UX and Sharing sessions 

*Subjected to changes at any given time by MaGIC’s administration.

I am a university researcher interested in joining the programme, is it possible for me to join?

Yes, you are able to apply for the programme. However, it is highly encouraged for you to register as an entity and have at least a team of two to acquire the Benefits Package.

DroneTech
Is it a requirement to own any or specific types of drone(s) in order to join this programme?

No, it is not a requirement nor is it compulsory to own any type of drones in order to apply for the programme.

Do I have to acquire prior experience piloting a drone in order to apply for the programme?

No, you are not required to have prior experience piloting drones. It is however advisable for you to have the basic understanding of the workings of a drone in order to have a clearer and more conducive application and learning experience when you join the programme.

DeepTech
What is Deep Tech?

Deep tech is that set of cutting-edge and disruptive technologies based on scientific discoveries, engineering, mathematics, physics and medicine.

Industries that are applying the use of Deep Tech include life science, computing, food and agri-tech, aerospace, energy and clean-tech, industrial technologies, telecom, new materials, etc.

What are the key areas of Deep Tech that this programme focuses on?

Key areas in deep tech that this bootcamp is focusing on are Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, Quantum, Advanced materials, biotechnology, Blockhain, etc.

*Subjected to changes at any given time by MaGIC’s administration.

Will I have the opportunity to propose my idea to influential players in the education industry?

Yes, it is possible if you are selected for the pitching sessions during Investors week.

Agriculture
If my startup is related to the food distribution system which has direct contact with local farmers, can I apply for this bootcamp?

Yes, it is highly encouraged for you to apply for this programme. All sectors that contribute to the agriculture industry are welcomed.

Will agri-tech topics be included in the programme?

Yes. Innovation is an integral part of MaGIC’s approach towards providing a platform that pushes for sustainable transformation towards our agriculture system. The content on the topics chosen will be circulated accordingly.

ON CLOSING AND POST BOOTCAMP
Will I receive any documents following programme completion?

Yes, you will receive an online certificate.

Are there any prizes?

There are no prizes as this is guided learning to get you to launch your product/services.

Is my idea guaranteed an investment?

No, it is entirely depending on you as we will only guide you.

What support is available post-completion?

We will initiate post-bootcamp workshops such as IP Commercialisation, Product Development, Early Investment, Legal 101, Operation Excellence and others which will be notified accordingly.

We will also select the best bootcamp startups to be part of Bootcamp Demo Day. We will inform the startups to submit a pitch deck for selection purposes. This will be updated accordingly as well.

ON PLATFORM AND TOOLKIT
What is the MaGIC Digital Business Academy (DBA)?

DBA provides online learning modules developed jointly with Tech Nation UK and UK’s leading academic institutions as well as a large number of highly successful scale-up entrepreneurs in UK namely, Academic contributors: University College London. Cambridge Judge Business School, Entrepreneurial contributors: Founder Centric and leading UK entrepreneurs from Tech Nation’s late stag Future Fifty programme.

Will I have access to MaGIC’s Digital Business Academy (DBA) forever?

DBA is only available for a limited time for approximately 12 months.