USC Idea Camp (2-Day Virtual class)
USC Bootcamp (3-Day Virtual class)
Active projects conducted by a group of students in Institutions of Higher Learning in the solution of solutions / products / services / needs require special either for class assignments / final year studies / competitions / part-time activities / or projects carried out as a hobby in leisure.
There will be two (2) major categories; Technology-Driven Track and Impact Driven Track. In general, solutions, products and/or services can be in any type of industry/ field as long as it involves creativity & innovation, technology, and/ or creates social & environmental impact.
Empowering creativity and innovation in the solution/business idea that leverage technological elements as the enabler in creating an impact to the Malaysian economic development plan. It also must be sustainable in terms of financial, productivity, value and impact creation.
Despite creativity and innovation, the solution/business idea must have the social and/or environmental mission and impact in making our world a better place. Apart from being impactful, it must be scalable and sustainable in terms of financial, productivity, value and impact creation.
Applicants will be required to undergo USC Idea Camp (2-Day classes) before being shortlisted to USC Bootcamp (3-Day classes). Only 80 groups from both tracks will be selected to participate in USC Bootcamp and USC Quest + Mentorship (4 Months).
There will be additional classes, workshops, and sharing sessions during the period of USC Quest + Mentorship. At the end of this period, only 20 groups from both tracks that complete all the given quest and 10 groups from Wildcard selection will be selected to compete in the demo day to win a cash prize of up to RM 10,000 for product and market development.
Yes, each group applicant is allowed to submit only one (1) solution/ product/ service.
Yes, each group applicant is required to have a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 4 members.
All group members must be a registered local or foreign student from either public or private Higher Learning Institutes (HILs) such as University, College, Polytechnic, and Institute based in Malaysia.
It is open to youths from ages 18 to 35 who are actively undergoing any level of studies, from A Levels/ Foundations to Diploma, Degree, Master and PhD level, and each group applicant must have at least one (1) Malaysian team member.
Register on this page by filling up all the details and attach the startup info deck/ slides as required before the closing date. MaGIC will announce whether the application has been selected within 1 week after the closing date.
Every group applicant is required to submit their application form together with the Startup Info Deck including other supporting documents (if available) such as Income statement, Business plan/ Business proposal, SSM certification, pitching videos or any other relevant document.
- About solution/ product/ service and team
- Why do you choose to develop your solution/ product/ service? (Problem statements with solutions)
- Business Model
- Value Proposition
- How it works (Process, Design, UI, UX, and other technicalities)
- Marketing- Target Market, Market Segment, Marketing channels, etc
- Competition Analysis and Competitive advantage
- Revenue model/ Revenue stream
- Project timeline or forecast
- Success Stories/ Achievements
Yes, you can edit your registration information before the closing date.
No, you are not allowed to transfer your ticket to another person, but instead, they would need to submit a new application.
No, it is free for everyone.
A period of 4 months for participants to complete all the tasks given by the organizer to be selected to proceed to the USC Finale which will be held a few weeks after. The quests are as follows:
Quest 1: Company incorporation under SSM
Quest 2: Develop Landing page/ Website/ Apps/ MVP/ Prototype
Quest 3: Do Market validation
Quest 4: Complete at least 5 mentoring sessions
Quest 5: Submit a finalized demo & Pitching video (5 minutes) and Validation report
Quest 6: Initiate Crowdfunding Campaign (TBC)
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