3 Accelerators Joined Khazanah To Mentor 30 Fresh Ideas, Here're The Winning Startups

May 14, 2018

Over a 28 week period beginning last October, 86 Malaysian startups from around various industries were admitted to the first ever Khazanah Nasional Entrepreneurship Outreach Programme (KNEO), an new initiative by Khazanah Nasional Berhadlaunched last year to unearth and nurture fresh entrepreneurial talent locally.Going through multiple phases, the KNEO programme put entrants through an intense period of entrepreneurial bootcamping and eventually saw the number of participating startups reduce to a shortlist of 30.These remaining startups were then equally split under the watchful tutelage of three different local accelerators, namely 1337 Ventures, CodeAr.my, and WatchTower and Friends (WTF), where they were each given RM20,000 in mobilisation funding and a further 12 weeks of acceleration.by: Dale John Wong