MaGIC is looking for future tech founders, more than RM20,000 up for grabs for young innovators

March 29, 2021

PETALING JAYA, March 29 — Are you a university student with dreams of becoming a future tech founder?

The University Startup Challenge (USC) 2021 by the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) is back in search of the next group of young innovators.

The varsity challenge which was launched virtually from Cyberjaya on Friday has helped over 300 students since 2019 and this year, participants can expect new themes, developmental sessions and competition elements.

The top winners will receive cash prizes of up to RM10,000, free hot-desking at the MaGIC Co-working Space for three months, free online startup tools, access to advanced programmes and many more.

The startup immersion programme for undergraduates is geared towards creating a thriving innovation-culture in Malaysia

Students from higher learning institutions will undergo an intense syllabus of fundamental workshops, mentoring, sharing sessions and networking opportunities.

They will also learn how to build teams, product, develop new ideas, learn the latest tools in startup ideation, gain access to mentorship from industry experts and obtain support to launch their business ideas from the startup ecosystem during the challenge.